The basilisk (Naja regula) and the cockatrice (Regulus gallus) do have overlapping distributions, but they are not the same creature.
The basilisk is the tiniest of spitting cobras, maxing out at only around 12-14 inches. However, it is also among the most venomous, and packs both a deadly bite and the ability to spit blinding venom several feet away with deadly accuracy. But before you get too disappointed, there may be some truth to the reports of insta-death odors and environment wrecking toxins as well, though not in the way you might think. These diminutive serpents dwell in volcanic regions surrounding the Red Sea and along the Great Rift Valley, where hidden gas vents may have made it appear that local flora and fauna have dropped dead for no reason.
The cockatrice, meanwhile, is a much showier beast. A flightless member of the wyvernidae family, it is swift footed and aggressive. Both sexes possess the red head and wattle, but the male’s crest is much more pronounced and swells with blood during mating rituals and threat displays. All dragons can spit up the contents of their stomach to some degree; the genus Regulus has honed this defense mechanism to a precise spurt of chemicals that can cause a painful burning sensation and blindness, much like the spitting cobra. This is generally a last resort; they prefer to simply bite and kick.
The female lays 3-5 eggs in a shallow depression lined with dry grass and leaves. It is up to the male to incubate the eggs and protect the chicks from predators, especially mongooses, which seem undeterred by the cockatrice’s aggressive nature. Cockatrices are found in Northern Africa, as well as parts of Southern Europe.
so my darling bf @howtheskycries sent me this shirt which exists in real life:
and said “Au where everything is the same but rhys wears this shirt instead of his other one.”
and I couldn’t stop laughing. Naturally, I had to draw him in it.
I CAN’T STOP LAUGHING. Rhys tries to justify this by saying he’s tired of cutting holes in all his shirts. It gives his arm more freedom.
I am still pretty rubbish at drawing bodies and clothing, but I tried to model Rhys’ face after the way @lutnik draws him! I am obsessed with their art style. Even though it seems they don’t use tumblr anymore, you should seriously check their work out (:
NOW, I BEG OF YOU TO DRAW RHYS IN THIS SHIRT AND ADD IT TO THIS POST.
DEAR EVAN HANSEN LYRIC STARTERS ! feel free to change any pronouns & such & make it more like your muse would say it, if you need to ! <3
“ have you been writing those letters to yourself? ” “ dear ____, today’s gonna be a good day & here’s why…” “ can we try to have an optimistic outlook, huh? ” “ can we buck up just enough to see the world won’t fall apart? ” “ we’re not giving up before we’ve tried. ” “ this year, we make a new start. ” “ perfect. ” “ i’m proud of you already. ” “ another stellar conversation for the scrapbook. ” “ i’m kinda coming up empty. ” “ does anybody have a map? ” “ anybody maybe happen to know how the hell to do this? ” “ i don’t know if you can tell, but this is just me pretending to know. ” “ i need a clue. ” “ the scary truth is i’m flying blind. ” “ i’m making this up as i go. ” “ you are not missing the first day. ” “ i already said i’d go tomorrow. ” “ he doesn’t listen. ” “ look at him, he’s probably high.” “ he’s definitely high. ” “ each days another wrong turn. ” “ i’ve learned to slam on the brake before i even turn the key. ” “ give them no reason to stare. ”