look at all these cute critters


Critters! Animal people appear in Killjoys a lot, so I needed to spend a little time thinking about how they’d look as background characters. Since the whole theme in-universe for KJ is “what if the ‘fantasy’ in ‘urban fantasy’ was candyland bullshit”, all the animal folks are cute, colorful, and fall into a few narrow ‘species’.

I say ‘species’ because they’re technically all ONE species (called Eutherians) that just display a wide variety of traits. Early Eutherians were essentially highly magical chameleons, mimicing traits of whatever animals seemed most successful (usually over the course of a few generations) to better endure their environments. Modern descendants have lost that ability, but still display a pretty high species-wide magic saturation. This manifests mostly in their garish coloration, symbol-based markings, and the ability to burst into perfectly synchronized group songs (which sounds cute but is found by non-Eutherians to be terribly creepy in practice).

The three most common types of Eutherian are rabbits, bears, and the slightly rarer cats. Haven’t decided if there should be more kinds yet.

Liar, Liar

As Star has to leave Earth to pursue her royal duties on Mewni, deeper feelings begin to emerge. The one-shot is based on this trashy thing I wrote last month, with a few differences here and there. It’s also on FanFiction.net. 

Hope you enjoy!

Just as a pink glare of magic from the wand flashed before her eyes, all the books on Star’s bookcases started to march, one by one, towards the huge trunk sitting in the middle of the Mewni-styled bedroom. With a gracious series of movements, all while muttering a sequence of spells in her Mewnian language, the princess carefully guided the books to their destination, making sure that her wand wouldn’t accidentally summon unnecessary narwhal-beasts or cute, rabid, flying critters. The books were one of the last things Star put in her magical, virtually bottomless travel trunk: her regal, tower-shaped, three-stories bedroom was unnaturally empty, so much so that she could hear her own echo. Only thing she kept outside was her fancy-looking bed, as she still needed a place to sleep for one last night.

Packing all the stuff she brought from Mewni was a slow process, the complete opposite of the fast, explosive magic she cast during her first day on Earth, in the once tiny room that her foster family, the Diaz, reserved for all the other exchange students. One full year passed since then and lots of things have changed. Over time, the princess learned to control her powerful magic wand, realizing how truly dangerous it could potentially be to herself and her loved ones. While the wand-mastering earned her the long-awaited, deserved praise from her usual strict Mother, this also meant that her training was over and that she had to go back to her Kingdom, Mewni, to eventually pursue her royal duties and even become Queen someday.

Star reluctantly kept thinking about her glittering, royal destiny, mindlessly watching the stream of books marching towards the bottomless trunk. But she snapped back to reality the moment she heard somebody knocking to her door.

“Come in!” she said, smiling at her guest.

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We all have those days when nothing seems to go right. It appears it’s the same for the animal kingdom too.

In this case, a raccoon was seen having a string of bad luck after it was chased up a tree only to fall into a pond of cold water. The moment of misfortune occurred when the cute critter crept inside a lemur enclosure at the North Carolina Zoo.

The inhabitants did not take well to their unwelcome guest and it was forced to take refuge in a nearby tree. After scrambling up a tree and looking down on his rather unfamiliar surroundings, things continued to go wrong for the cute animal.

After waiting for the coast to clear, it then attempted to get higher but ended up losing its grip and hurtling to the ground in what can only be described as a Superman style bomber dive. It was then captured plunging into a pond below before clambering out looking rather bedraggled.

With the water to break its fall, the daring creature climbed up a handily placed twig to complete his Mission Impossible escape to safety.

The photographer, Evan Hambrick said: “It was insane. We were all routing for him. Everyone was cheering. I don’t know how he got in, but I’m glad he got out.” [x]

Some fun facts about monster!Goggi’s design:

His bird-like design is because his name translated to “beak mega” when I ran it through Google Translate

The stripes on the design on the left are meant to mimic both his pajamas and the down on baby birds before they molt

OH i love those vertical stripes on his back!! and eeee, that little thuft of hair on the second design is super cute :DDD

Lifelong Fear of Squirrels, Check.

I swear to God this actually happened in our store this weekend.

A customer has brought in two sugar gliders in a small pouch that she has in her jacket. She is letting my coworker and I hold the male sugar glider, who is happily climbing on my shirt and being adorable.

All of a sudden, a family that I’d been helping to pick out fish tank supplies, walks up to ask me another question about tank set-up. The dad is holding his 18 month/2 year old daughter. He sees the sugar glider, and steps closer to me. 

“Hey, look at the cute little critter!” He tells his daughter loudly and holds her closer.

The sugar glider’s ears shoot straight forward. He leaps from my shirt and glides… straight onto the little girl’s face. He’s hugging it like a face-sucker, tiny little claws digging into her cheeks. She starts screaming bloody murder, and the dad can’t stop laughing as my coworker and I try to peel the sugar glider off of this toddler’s face. Finally we manage to detach him, but the girl is still screaming and her dad is still laughing. We hand the little guy back to his owner. The girl has several tiny punctures from where the sugar glider’s claws sunk in. 

The mom runs up and asks if her daughter will get any diseases, but upon being reassured and handed some antiseptic wipes, is not upset or angry.

It was a wild ride, guys.

Artist & Illustrator:


“So, at the moment one of my courses consists mostly of on-site computer work, but since I don’t actually own a laptop I’m forced to be really old-school and take notes to catch up on the assignments at home. It also means that while everybody is working on the boring stuff I get about two hours with nothing better to do but sketching and doodling at my heart’s desire. Which is pretty great.
So this one is based on that one bird (not being vague or anything) from the Peter Pan statue. Between all the cute woodland critters and cooing fairies it looked pretty much out of place, peering out from its cave.”


Ok! So it looks like my new boop is going to need a vet visit cause something is wrong with her mouth. I went for this rehoming situation because I expected someone who has the snakes for breeding to have them all in good conditions, so they’d be healthy when I got them. But because I am a fool, I didn’t run when i saw the conditions the poor babe was in.
As such, i am selling the contents of my life. You want one of my existing embroidery projects (pictured)? Want it in a cute frame? You got it. A premade felt critter (also pictured)? A hot/cold pack made out of whatever fabric I have in my drawer ATM and shaped like an owl/other simple critter? A plethora of knit hats in a variety of colors? My stuffed squid (if you don’t mind that it’s used and has a seam the wrong way round and couple weird tentacles)? Any other quick projects using materials I have? I can do shrinky dink charms of your pets, low quality drawings, what have you. No custom embroidery ATM because I’m working on a commission and they take a really long time. Hell, you a stalker and want a lock of my hair and a piece of paper with my lip print? Today is your lucky day! Make me an offer. I want to get this girl in to be seen as soon as I can, her mouth is wonky and I’m worried it’s mouth rot, in addition to her being too thin. Right now I have just enough for an exam, but I also need to buy her some basic supplies since this was so sudden, so I won’t have enough to get her in for a couple weeks, and I’d rather do so sooner. So if you want any of my stuff, or want me to make you something cute and quick, shoot me an ask!



I got my mom into it by thinking of the cutest theme, which this year is pink, mint, silver, pastel brown and splashes of dark brown. and white, obvs. with WOODLAND CRITTERS.

All the major ornaments were customized by me, aka the owls (which where just white before) and deer (which were ugly multicolored omg) and the little pinecone birds i made myself. And!! Those DIY clear ornaments full of pink or mint tulle were our Big Idea! I added glitter and glued bows on them and put the little adhesive gems on them myself! (i may superglue them on later tho)

With a few of our old special ornaments, it was perfect. We could even splurge on needlessly expensive garland because everything else was custom. Sprinkling pinecones in it was so fun too.