snake feelings

Laurent takes “I won’t say I’m in love” to the next level
It’s not just “I won’t say I’m in love” it’s “I needed a victory. You provided it. It was worth enduring your fumbling attentions for that”
Like damn, someone really doesn’t want to confront their feelings :/
(( @just-themys I understand you have a Hercules AU))


You like animated movies?



While a bit generic story wise [okay ALOT], it’s still WONDERFULLY ANIMATED, HAS GREAT DESIGNS, AND IS SUPER CUTE AND FUN!

It stars a Cobra who wants to be somewhere he isn’t an outcast, and falls in love with a green snake who is then taken away by a dude who can control snakes and makes them dance for money and such.

It’s a nice movie and deserves some love, and is a good family picture. [ It is a proper rating of 7+ if that helps any}

They have fun with the animated snakes, with cool designs and nice body movement.

Each snake has their own flare and just really nice to see.

Its really a nice movie friends Plus…ITS ON NETFLIX! So if you have that watch it! Give it a good review too!

So please check it out!


Hey guys! I haven’t been very active lately because I’ve been in Animation School Hell, so I thought I’d show some of the stuff I was working on. These are some concept art for my Legend of the White Snake idea. Basically I was envisioning an animated wuxia drama lol.

Anyway, thanks for continuing to follow me and support me even though I haven’t been doing much. Hope to see some of you at cons this summer!

anonymous asked:

Can snakes feel emotions? Ive always wondered and never saw any scientifical proofs of it, so if you have some, i would like to see them. Because i love snakes but I dont want to adopt one if Im not sure they can feel happyness (an empty shell would be sad).

Hi there!

The answer is yes, but not the way mammals do. Reptile emotional responses are fairly basic and are usually observable as aggression, fear, hunger beyond immediate biological need, trust, and pleasure (like an iguana that likes their cheek spots being rubbed).
Alligators will even protect babies that aren’t their immediate offspring, which is evidence of some complex emotional intelligence but still nothing close to the emotions displayed by birds and mammals.

We do know that snakes can identify the people who feed and handle them regularly and distinguish them from strangers, and they may be more calm when being handled by people they know versus new people.

Remember also that while feeling “happy” may be important to you as a human, what you consider happiness is much simpler for a snake. It’s more important that they feel physically comfortable in their environment, safe to engage in species-typical behaviors, and able to occasionally explore new opportunities in the form of enrichment. Safe, comfortable, and engaged are the snake equivalents of happiness and it’s not a lot but that’s still a million miles away from being an empty shell devoid of feeling.

We reptile keepers do personify our pets A LOT and this is to help others see them as relatable and cute and desirable companions and deserving of more than a tiny barren prison cell in which to barely exist and produce babies for the profit of their keepers.
The truth is that our snakes don’t love us back, and that’s very okay. It won’t stop us from loving and caring for them as best we can. Their snakey versions of happiness, simplified though they may be, make us happy without needing to feel appreciated or loved. And ultimately, isn’t that the point of keeping reptiles pets in the first place? If you want something that loves you and can display that love, get a mammal or a bird as your companion animal.

A snake won’t love you the way you’ll love them, but they may come to trust you. Trust is the instinctual core of love, and that’s enough reward for those who choose a reptile as a pet.

There are actually a few scientific articles that explore the emotional responses of reptiles and they seem very interesting but they’re behind paywalls (boo, academic elitism) so you may not be able to access them. I listed them below so you can check them out if you’re really very curious.

I hope this helps!

A “How-To” Guide for Designing Judgment Bias Studies to Assess Captive Animal Welfare  
Emily J. Bethell
Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science 
Volume 18, 2015 - Issue sup1: Advancing Zoo Animal Welfare Science and Policy: Selected Papers From the Detroit Zoological Society 3rd International Symposium (November 2014)

Melatonin Levels in the Gastrointestinal Tissues of Fish, Amphibians, and a Reptile
George A. Bubenik Shiu Fun Pangb
General and Comparative Endocrinology
Volume 106, Issue 3, June 1997, Pages 415–419   

Characterization of the raphe nuclei of the reptile Ctenosaura pectinata
Fructuoso Ayala-Guerrero, Salvador Huitrón-Reséndiz, Raul Mancilla
Physiology & Behavior
Volume 50, Issue 4, October 1991, Pages 717–722

Emotion: An Evolutionary By- Product of the Neural Regulation of the Autonomic Nervous System
Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
Volume 807, Integrative Neurobiology of Affiliation, The pages 62–77, January 1997


  • Mal de Coucou n. a phenomenon in which you have an active social life but very few close friends—people who you can trust, who you can be yourself with, who can help flush out the weird psychological toxins that tend to accumulate over time—which is a form of acute social malnutrition in which even if you devour an entire buffet of chitchat, you’ll still feel pangs of hunger.

This is for you dear @bowieakajohn,I hope you feel better soon! ♥

and I’m gonna tag @notoriousjohntaylor , @zompire-plutopian , @hel-crosby , @lapinkpig , @grumpylikethewolf , @thezombiewithglasses , @dancingonthevalentine , @simon-le-hoe , @simonetaylor10cc just because I wanna share the love..can you tag more???

ohsweetcrepes  asked:

GOOD LUCK WITH YOUR FINALS. I just want to know how Bucky feels about animals other than dogs (which I think he likes, now I'm second-guessing myself). Which ones would he adopt as pets and which ones would he prefer to be nowhere near him or in a proper zoo/in the wild?

there are pretty few animals that i dont think are great. if it holds still,  im gonna pet it. if it bites me, well, i already got one metal hand, i could probably make do with two metal hands. although it would probably sound like banging pots and pans together when i clapped. 

having had several long conversations with various animal-powered superpeople, i can say that as much as i would like to have a pet tiger, most wild animals are better off staying that way, or left in the care of professionals who know what the heck theyre doing. i barely know what the heck im doing with my own life, let alone the life of some animal. 

thor and i have been watching this show called crocodile hunter. if steve irwin was still around he probably would have shown up in new york a few years ago to wrassle some chitauri. but thor assures me hes quite happy meeting various dinosaurs up in valhalla. 

grimm-fairy  asked:

I don't know if you've ever answered this before, but do you believe that snake and lizard pets feel love for their owners? There are a lot of conflicting opinions online.

This is a complicated question! People like to argue back and forth about it, but really, the answer is no. 

Reptiles, as awesome as they are, are incapable of feeling love as we understand it. There’s a kicker there, because human and reptile brains are very different. There’s a complex series of chemical reactions that govern human emotions. What we understand as love is closely related to oxytocin, a hormone that reptiles simply do not produce. Reptiles are also not social animals like dogs (for the most part- there are limited exceptions!) and they’re not domesticated. Domestication plays a HUGE part in why our dogs “love” us- we selectively bred the most social, friendly proto-dogs. Dogs have genetic instincts to socialize, to live in a pack with others, and to cooperate- but reptiles really don’t. 

That being said, reptiles do have emotions- fear, stress, curiosity, comfort- and can definitely come to recognize and trust their owners. They’re non-social creatures that are in many cases actively ok with hanging out with an animal much, much larger than them- some reptiles will even run up to their people when they see them, even if they don’t get a food reward. A well-acclimated reptile is often very curious about their person, and some reptiles will bond with their people- not so much the way a dog will, but they’ll trust a person and prefer their company and attention. But they’re not mammals and so trying to understand their emotional capabilities from a mammalian perspective is really difficult. It tends to lead to anthropomorphizing, or ascribing human thoughts and feelings to a non-human creature- and for reptiles, which have sensitive needs, this can end in tragedy. 

I think that’s actually one of the fairly rewarding things about pet reptiles- that they can come to trust a creature (us!) they should naturally fear or ignore. While they might not love us like we love them, they’re still wonderful, dynamic creatures. The best way we can show our love for them is by giving them the best lives possible and doing our best to earn their trust. 

I think a lot about what Liquid/Eli was doing from 1994-2000. I’d love to do a short comic on it sometime :-)

Late 90s Eli is a freelance mercenary, doing what he can to find more about his father and his ““”genetic destiny”””. He works alone most of the time. 

Ocelot drops by every once in a while to feed him information about BB and co., to secure an asset he (not so much the Patriots) will need in the coming years.Eli’s a spiteful man and he’s going to suffer for it.