the tasmanian devil

what if Carry On had daemons

Hear me out though. Baz would have a peregrine falcon: historically considered noble and aristocratic, a skilled hunter, mates for life. Also their shit is acidic which I find highly appropriate.

Simon has an otter: adorable, clingy, protects his family. (They also have favorite stones. This is very important.)

Penny has a tasmanian devil: cute as hell, will fuck you up, intelligent. Eat their own children when hungry.

Agatha has a veery, which is a type of thrush: unassuming-looking, often mistaken for a robin, sweet-voiced. You wouldn’t find one in England- they’re native to America (ahem meta ahem). Also they’re the only type of songbird that imitates its own voice which I find significant.

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Monster Hunters: A Documentary

Monster Hunters follows the adventures of every day men and women who make it their personal goal to discover and document cryptids (also known as monsters) around the world. Within this documentary, hunters search for the Jersey Devil, Alien Big Cats, the Chupacabra, Caddy, the Yowie, and the Thylacine.

Run Time: 1hr 40mins

-The Pine Barrens Institute

The Extinct Thylacine or Tasmanian Tiger

The Thylacine was the largest known carnivorous marsupial of modern times.  It is commonly known as the Tasmanian tiger (because of its striped lower back) or the Tasmanian wolf.  Native to continental Australia, Tasmania and New Guinea, it is believed to have become extinct in the 20th century.  It was the last extant member of its family, Thylacinidae;  specimens of other members of the family have been found in the fossil record dating back to the late Oligocene.

The Thylacine had become extremely rare or extinct on the Australian mainland before British settlement of the continent, but it survived on the island of Tasmania along with several other endemic species, including the Tasmanian Devil.  Intensive hunting encouraged by bounties is generally blamed for its extinction, but other contributing factors may have been disease, the introduction of dogs, and human encroachment into its habitat.  Despite its official classification as extinct, sightings are still reported, though none has been conclusively proven.

About the video:  Compilation of all five known Australian silent films featuring the recently extinct thylacines, shot in Hobart Zoo, Tasmania, Australia. Benjamin, the last specimen, is shown in the footage starting from 2:05.  The clips are separated by fades.

Video Source (public domain);  reference

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“If I saw a person smile, that to me was payment in itself. If I could make them laugh when they were very sad, it was the greatest payment to me.”

-The Man of 1000 voices, Mel Blanc

“He devoted a lot of time to ailing children in hospitals. I think he really had a great affect in doing so, even if it just made them feel better for just a minute, he did. We had to try to get him to leave first of all, he would spend all day doing it. There would be times I would say, ‘Mel, we gotta go, it’s getting dark, we have to get back on the road.’ When there were children in that situation you couldn’t get him to walk away.”

-Assistant to Mel Blanc, Sophia Sprock

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Here’s a thing I’ve been working on for a while, redesigns for a lot of Sonic characters! I don’t like that as the series went on, the characters became more and more tied to a mold, so my aim was to make them varied, fun, and at the same time, consistent between each other.

Some notes:

  • Amy and Shadow are no longer hedgehogs, decided to make Sonic the only hedgehog. To be honest I didn’t settle on what species Amy is supposed to be, though she has some bunny-esque features, but Shadow was based off of tasmanian devils.

  • Amy is now a witch, and her Piko-Piko Hammer acts like a magical girl wand and broom. She’s a spring witch, casting those yellow and red springs you see in Sonic levels from her hammer, which are also two springs!

  • The second Blaze is just her without her sleeves and with her hair untied, to show what her paws and hair look like.

  • Jet is based off of a peregrine falcon

  • Bark the Polar Bear is now a girl.

I dreamt that I was on a roadtrip and stopped on an island for lunch. There was an animal shelter there, so I decided to drop in and see the animals.

I expected cats and dogs. Maybe a bird or a Guinea pig or two. Instead, there were bizarre otter hybrids, honey badgers, Tasmanian devils, blue-ringed octopi, a banana spider, and all kinds of lizards and insects. I asked the woman at the front desk why everything there was super dangerous and if many people ended up adopting from this shelter, but she didn’t seem to understand what I was asking. Then the blue-ringed octopus mind-melded with me like the voidfish and I was really torn about whether or not that meant it was safe to interact with.