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Lizard Love

Mostly intended as an art blog, but doubles as a personal blog.

Not always SFW. You have been warned
Apr 20 '14

lizardlicks:

secretarybird:

They’re thought to be closer to mutated snapping turtles rather than the horseshoe crabs the other ones evolved from, and possibly share a symbiotic relationship with normal mirelurks so Eridan can totally have his mirelurk meat shield army now.

Oh god, if Eridan got his hands on a mesmetron…

I still like picturing them as the same species, because how often do you see a male monster human-ish and the female a big creepy thing? (What baffles me about the wiki entry is that you can apparently reverse-pickpocket explosives onto kings. They don’t… Wear clothes… Uhh…)

*waggles eyebrows* what you didn’t want to get frisky with a hideous, radioactive swamp monster?

Apr 20 '14
lizardlicks:

secretarybird:

A very silly fallout crossover, in which trolls are some kind of human/mirelurk hybrid. The higher on the hemospectrum you go, the more mirelurk king-y you get. Rose is a squishy scientist who needs bodyguards. (Kanaya takes close range with her seamripper. Eridan hangs back with his laser rifle turning things to ashes. Kanaya complains that this makes it hard to loot the bodies.)

YOU FUCKIN BEAT ME TO IT I guess that’s what I get for beating Pi to the Demon!Vantascest punch tho so
But I got really curious about mirelurks because of the convo last night and went to look up the wiki and apparently mirelurks kings aren’t even related to regular mirelurks!  They’re thought to be closer to mutated snapping turtles rather than the horseshoe crabs the other ones evolved from, and possibly share a symbiotic relationship with normal mirelurks so Eridan can totally have his mirelurk meat shield army now.

lizardlicks:

secretarybird:

A very silly fallout crossover, in which trolls are some kind of human/mirelurk hybrid. The higher on the hemospectrum you go, the more mirelurk king-y you get. Rose is a squishy scientist who needs bodyguards. (Kanaya takes close range with her seamripper. Eridan hangs back with his laser rifle turning things to ashes. Kanaya complains that this makes it hard to loot the bodies.)

YOU FUCKIN BEAT ME TO IT I guess that’s what I get for beating Pi to the Demon!Vantascest punch tho so

But I got really curious about mirelurks because of the convo last night and went to look up the wiki and apparently mirelurks kings aren’t even related to regular mirelurks!  They’re thought to be closer to mutated snapping turtles rather than the horseshoe crabs the other ones evolved from, and possibly share a symbiotic relationship with normal mirelurks so Eridan can totally have his mirelurk meat shield army now.

Apr 19 '14
quick doodle while trying to figure out new set up around the kid.  This still might take a bit to figure out

quick doodle while trying to figure out new set up around the kid.  This still might take a bit to figure out

Apr 19 '14
Apr 19 '14
lalondes:

PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE DON’T SCROLL PAST THIS.
Scarleteen is a vital queer and trans positive sexual health resource. Their staff do an amazing job of creating really comprehensive and helpful articles on literally every sexual topic you can imagine. They also provide live chats, advice columns, moderated discussion forums, and SMS-based peer support. This site has helped me on countless occasions, and I refer at-risk queer and trans kids to this site every single day.
Scarleteen is invaluable.
And Scarleteen needs your help.
During their annual donation drive this year, the site was only able to raise $1,500. Only fifty people out of Scarleteen’s 350,000 unique monthly visitors contributed to the fundraising drive.
This means that unless Scarleteen sees a stable, sustained, 50% increase in donations, the site will essentially be forced to go dark on May 1. No more new content, no more advice columns, no more forums, no more live chat, no more SMS support. 
This is devastating.
If Scarleteen goes dark, millions of young people, vulnerable queer and trans teens among them, will lose access to essential, fundamental sexual health resources. We cannot let this happen.
Please, please, please donate to Scarleteen. Consider making a recurring monthly contribution if you feel that this is within your means. Even $5 or $10 a month will go a long way to helping this very, very deserving organization.
And whether or not you’re able to donate at this time, please signal boost this and spread the word. Scarleteen does incredible, very necessary work, and they need our help.

lalondes:

PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE DON’T SCROLL PAST THIS.

Scarleteen is a vital queer and trans positive sexual health resource. Their staff do an amazing job of creating really comprehensive and helpful articles on literally every sexual topic you can imagine. They also provide live chats, advice columns, moderated discussion forums, and SMS-based peer support. This site has helped me on countless occasions, and I refer at-risk queer and trans kids to this site every single day.

Scarleteen is invaluable.

And Scarleteen needs your help.

During their annual donation drive this year, the site was only able to raise $1,500. Only fifty people out of Scarleteen’s 350,000 unique monthly visitors contributed to the fundraising drive.

This means that unless Scarleteen sees a stable, sustained, 50% increase in donations, the site will essentially be forced to go dark on May 1. No more new content, no more advice columns, no more forums, no more live chat, no more SMS support. 

This is devastating.

If Scarleteen goes dark, millions of young people, vulnerable queer and trans teens among them, will lose access to essential, fundamental sexual health resources. We cannot let this happen.

Please, please, please donate to Scarleteen. Consider making a recurring monthly contribution if you feel that this is within your means. Even $5 or $10 a month will go a long way to helping this very, very deserving organization.

And whether or not you’re able to donate at this time, please signal boost this and spread the word. Scarleteen does incredible, very necessary work, and they need our help.

Apr 19 '14
reptilesrevolution:




[PHOTO] Rainforest is a colourful world. This time represented by the Tschudi’s False Coral Snake (Oxyrhopus melanogenys). Photo by: Tropical Herping / www.perunature.com

reptilesrevolution:

[PHOTO] Rainforest is a colourful world. This time represented by the Tschudi’s False Coral Snake (Oxyrhopus melanogenys). Photo by: Tropical Herping / www.perunature.com
Apr 19 '14
lizardlicks:

Uh… guys, am I doing this right?  Umm… Dave limited palette experiment.

lizardlicks:

Uh… guys, am I doing this right?  Umm… Dave limited palette experiment.

Apr 18 '14
One week old!

One week old!

Apr 18 '14
faunspots:

some erikar i drew last night 

faunspots:

some erikar i drew last night 

Apr 18 '14

Do yourself a favor. Learn to code. Here’s how.

boomeyer:

I’ve said this to my non-techie friends countless times. It’s no secret that being able to code makes you a better job applicant, and a better entrepreneur. Hell, one techie taught a homeless man to code and now that man is making his first mobile application.

Learning to code elevates your professional life, and makes you more knowledgeable about the massive changes taking place in the technology sector that are poised to have an immense influence on human life.

(note: yes I realize that 3/5 of those links were Google projects)

But most folks are intimidated by coding. And it does seem intimidating at first. But peel away the obscurity and the difficulty, and you start to learn that coding, at least at its basic level, is a very manageable, learnable skill.

There are a lot of resources out there to teach you. I’ve found a couple to be particularly successful. Here’s my list of resources for learning to code, sorted by difficulty:

Novice

Never written a line of code before? No worries. Just visit one of these fine resources and follow their high-level tutorials. You won’t get into the nitty-gritty, but don’t worry about it for now:

Dash - by General Assembly

CodeAcademy

w3 Tutorials (start at HTML on the left sidebar and work your way down)


Intermediate

Now that you’ve gone through a handful of basic tutorials, it’s time to learn the fundamentals of actual, real-life coding problems. I’ve found these resources to be solid:

Khan Academy

CodeAcademy - Ruby, Python, PHP

Difficult

If you’re here, you’re capable of building things. You know the primitives. You know the logic control statements. You’re ready to start making real stuff take shape. Here are some different types of resources to turn you from someone who knows how to code, into a full-fledged programmer.

Programming problems

Sometimes, the challenges in programming aren’t how to make a language do a task, but just how to do the task in general. Like how to find an item in a very large, sorted list, without checking each element. Here are some resources for those types of problems

Talentbuddy

TopCoder

Web Applications

If you learned Python, Django is an amazing platform for creating quick-and-easy web applications. I’d highly suggest the tutorial - it’s one of the best I’ve ever used, and you have a web app up and running in less than an hour.

Django Tutorial

I’ve never used Rails, but it’s a very popular and powerful framework for creating web applications using Ruby. I’d suggest going through their guide to start getting down-and-dirty with Rails development.

Rails Guide

If you know PHP, there’s an ocean of good stuff out there for you to learn how to make a full-fledged web application. Frameworks do a lot of work for you, and provide quick and easy guides to get up and running. I’d suggest the following:

Cake PHP Book

Symfony 2 - Get Started

Yii PHP - The Comprehensive Guide

Conclusion


If there’s one point I wanted to get across, it’s that it is easier than ever to learn to code. There are resources on every corner of the internet for potential programmers, and the benefits of learning even just the basics are monumental.

If you know of any additional, great resources that aren’t listed here, please feel free to tweet them to me @boomeyer.

Best of luck!

Apr 18 '14
Apr 18 '14
lizardlicks:

Finally finished it, and actually on time, too!  Happy birthday, babe.  Enjoy your favorite black-rom ladies :)
(Okay but seriously, click for the full view because there are a LOT of little details)

lizardlicks:

Finally finished it, and actually on time, too!  Happy birthday, babe.  Enjoy your favorite black-rom ladies :)

(Okay but seriously, click for the full view because there are a LOT of little details)

Apr 17 '14
quadralaticpolygamist:

A Homestuck AU where Doc Scratch and the Midnight Crew said “Fuck it, we’re forming a Sentai team.”

quadralaticpolygamist:

A Homestuck AU where Doc Scratch and the Midnight Crew said “Fuck it, we’re forming a Sentai team.”

Apr 17 '14
Imagine Dragons - On Top of the World (Night Visions)
Apr 17 '14
Pharrell Williams - Happy (Happy)

radtracks:

happy // pharrell williams

clap along if you know what happiness is to you
clap along if you feel like that’s what you wanna do