Draestel

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The scribblings of the dork, procrastinator, and self-proclaimed artist that is yours truly. My other blog, which consists of things I reblog and daily bits of my ramblings, head on over to Draestelin'.Commission slots open

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ca-tsuka:

Urbance animated project is now on Kickstarter.
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2088672139/urbance

YOU KNOW WHAT TO  DO 

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embraceyourfreak asked: Do you have any pictures of dogs running so fast they look like they're hover-crafts? Love your blog by the way, totally brightens my day!

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thecutestofthecute:

ACTIVATING LAUNCH SEQUENCE IN 3.. 2..1

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Hnngsjfjcjajjshffff     Crap pencil vomit with some crap gravity falls doodles involved. My paper ripped

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Crap pencil vomit with some crap gravity falls doodles involved. My paper ripped
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$15 - $20 Toon Furry Commissions!

slashchimerawolf:

I’ll be taking various toon styled commissions, everyone! These are just examples. I can do all kinds of styles and mess around with them to fit your preference!

Something simple and heavily stylized/simplified like this is $15.

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And something a bit more like this…

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My cat is the only creature capable of getting me to make the bed in a good mood

draestel:

Usually, when I am asked to make the bed by a parent or I feel compelled to do so because company is coming over, I am unable to find myself in a good mood while doing so. Making my bed is just one if those chores that feels like it’s stealing a priceless and irreplaceable sixty…

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My cat is the only creature capable of getting me to make the bed in a good mood

Usually, when I am asked to make the bed by a parent or I feel compelled to do so because company is coming over, I am unable to find myself in a good mood while doing so. Making my bed is just one if those chores that feels like it’s stealing a priceless and irreplaceable sixty seconds of my life.

Another “staple” of life is the stereotypical attitude of cats sleeping on anything and everything; be it luxuriating on the rug in a puddle of sun, or flopping boneless lay on your face at 3am.

However, my cat (who is most of the time a member of the aforementioned stereotype) will never sleep on my bed unless it is made. If the bed is unmade and I am not in my room, he will go into the guest room and sleep on the bed there. If I am in my room, he will park his little butt at the bottom right corner of my matress, curl his tail over his disproportionately small paws, and Meow.

He will only vocalize his wishes for the bed to made two or three times over the course of a few minutes, (being the polite and civilized feline he is) before moving to the bedroom. Usually though, I will stop whatever productive thing I’m pretending to be absorbed in and make the bed for him.

He will daintily make his way into the dead center before washing his face and going to sleep.

The only way I will ever make my bed with a smile on my face is if my cat “asks” me to do so

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sammiwolfe:

pilgrimstateofmind:

ATTENTION FOR A SECOND, YO: Real talk, this animal (the Ordovician Helmet crab, aka the Horseshoe crab, aka the Atlantic’s most at-risk shelled animal) is of a species that is close to 450 million years old. They are considered endangered, and often wash up on the shores of Long Island (this big lady crab was at TR park in Oyster Bay)Note: these animals are often used to extract their blue blood and cure diseases. They help the ocean out big time. And they are one of the longest-surviving species on the planet. They’re washing up and people don’t think to/are scared to save them because of their deceivingly harmless barbs. Take note, friends. Their barbs are NOT stingers. They cannot hurt you. Their pinchers aren’t pinchers, they’re just little legs that are actually really soft! The barb tail they have is actually what they use to stick into the ocean floor or the sand when waves knock them over or they flip onto their backs by accident. And you can help them out by flipping them back over very quickly and helping them scuttle back into the water if you see them struggling. This is way important. Just call me the Sarah McLachlan of horseshoe crabs.

Hey everyone, as someone who grew up with horseshoe crabs literally everywhere I’d like to bring your attention to these fine, prehistoric bottom-feeders. Growing up in Gerritsen Beach (In Brooklyn, NY) meant seeing dozens upon dozens of horseshoe crabs trapped in fishing lines and shredded sandbags, stuck above the high-tide marks during low tide, and sometimes washed up on the rocks. Which led to probably hundreds of hours cutting them loose every summer during the mating seasons. Horseshoe crabs are 10000% harmless to you and can be easily handled (just don’t dangle them from their tails (known as a telson); that’s painful and you may accidentally rip the tail off and they’ll have to wait until their next molt to grow a new one!).
If you see a horseshoe crab on the beach, gently nudge it with your foot. Most of them will respond by waving their telson around. If it doesn’t respond, flip it over to check for moving limbs. If you suspect it is tangled and can’t move and you can’t bring it straight to the water because of this get a bucket of sea water and slowly pour it over the book gills and legs. As you work to untangle these rad critters, which are actually more closely related to spiders than crabs, pour more water over it periodically until you can return it to the ocean. However, during the mating season horseshoe crabs will attach together, with the large female toting around a smaller male behind her, and bury themselves in sand and mud to lay their eggs. Do not dig up these horseshoe crabs unless you are absolutely sure that they are stuck above the high tide mark. If you see dozens of beached horseshoe crabs but none of them are clinging together and the tide is going out, please do your part and turn them back in the direction of the water. Place them at the water’s edge and let them decide which direction they want to go in to be absolutely sure that they aren’t stranded accidentally.
Horseshoe crabs cannot bite you, and their “pincers” are really just for picking up food and don’t hurt if they try to grab you. They may be a little intimidating-looking but they are harmless and will be grateful for your help.

Just look at all those friendly legs waiting to tickle you in thanks for helping them not die a slow death of baking in the sun and getting eaten by gulls and other sea birds!
Please, protect our bottom feeding horseshoe crabs at all costs. Yes their blood has important medicinal value, being copper-based unlike our iron-based blood, but overharvesting them can have devastating effects on our underwater ecosystems. When being harvested for blood they should actually be returned to the ocean after taking a little, rather than bled dry

sammiwolfe:

pilgrimstateofmind:

ATTENTION FOR A SECOND, YO: 

Real talk, this animal (the Ordovician Helmet crab, aka the Horseshoe crab, aka the Atlantic’s most at-risk shelled animal) is of a species that is close to 450 million years old. They are considered endangered, and often wash up on the shores of Long Island (this big lady crab was at TR park in Oyster Bay)

Note: these animals are often used to extract their blue blood and cure diseases. They help the ocean out big time. And they are one of the longest-surviving species on the planet. They’re washing up and people don’t think to/are scared to save them because of their deceivingly harmless barbs. 

Take note, friends. Their barbs are NOT stingers. They cannot hurt you. Their pinchers aren’t pinchers, they’re just little legs that are actually really soft! The barb tail they have is actually what they use to stick into the ocean floor or the sand when waves knock them over or they flip onto their backs by accident. And you can help them out by flipping them back over very quickly and helping them scuttle back into the water if you see them struggling. 

This is way important. Just call me the Sarah McLachlan of horseshoe crabs.

Hey everyone, as someone who grew up with horseshoe crabs literally everywhere I’d like to bring your attention to these fine, prehistoric bottom-feeders. Growing up in Gerritsen Beach (In Brooklyn, NY) meant seeing dozens upon dozens of horseshoe crabs trapped in fishing lines and shredded sandbags, stuck above the high-tide marks during low tide, and sometimes washed up on the rocks. Which led to probably hundreds of hours cutting them loose every summer during the mating seasons. Horseshoe crabs are 10000% harmless to you and can be easily handled (just don’t dangle them from their tails (known as a telson); that’s painful and you may accidentally rip the tail off and they’ll have to wait until their next molt to grow a new one!).

If you see a horseshoe crab on the beach, gently nudge it with your foot. Most of them will respond by waving their telson around. If it doesn’t respond, flip it over to check for moving limbs. If you suspect it is tangled and can’t move and you can’t bring it straight to the water because of this get a bucket of sea water and slowly pour it over the book gills and legs. As you work to untangle these rad critters, which are actually more closely related to spiders than crabs, pour more water over it periodically until you can return it to the ocean. However, during the mating season horseshoe crabs will attach together, with the large female toting around a smaller male behind her, and bury themselves in sand and mud to lay their eggs. Do not dig up these horseshoe crabs unless you are absolutely sure that they are stuck above the high tide mark. If you see dozens of beached horseshoe crabs but none of them are clinging together and the tide is going out, please do your part and turn them back in the direction of the water. Place them at the water’s edge and let them decide which direction they want to go in to be absolutely sure that they aren’t stranded accidentally.

Horseshoe crabs cannot bite you, and their “pincers” are really just for picking up food and don’t hurt if they try to grab you. They may be a little intimidating-looking but they are harmless and will be grateful for your help.

Just look at all those friendly legs waiting to tickle you in thanks for helping them not die a slow death of baking in the sun and getting eaten by gulls and other sea birds!

Please, protect our bottom feeding horseshoe crabs at all costs. Yes their blood has important medicinal value, being copper-based unlike our iron-based blood, but overharvesting them can have devastating effects on our underwater ecosystems. When being harvested for blood they should actually be returned to the ocean after taking a little, rather than bled dry

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this song gives me feelings

I remember life as a dream before a memory
Where the earth was a wider space, a warmer place I lived
When I closed my eyes, the monsters weren’t the enemy
No fear from an angry face, a great escape I lived

Crying with dinosaurs, ‘cause I don’t want them to leave
The planters, and carnivores, soon their world will end
Goodbye my reptile friend

I can see the signs, it won’t be long till fate awakens me
My thoughts in the sinking sand, and time demands, my will
Their ancient eyes, searching for a remedy, running from a falling star
I’d lose it all to save you

Crying with dinosaurs, ‘cause I don’t want them to leave
The planters and carnivores, soon their world will end
Crying with dinosaurs, ‘cause I don’t want them to leave
The fires and asteroids will soon make war with them

The lost will find your bones beneath the sand
But they’ll never find the world that we pretend
Goodbye my reptile friend
My reptile friend
Goodbye
Goodbye
My reptile friend

(Source: Spotify)

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scarlett-23:

There comes a time when artists/writers block finally comes to an end and when it does i rarely lack the motivation to do anything.

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