I just caught my amblypygid molting… VIDEO: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bedXOjpoPQ8
So excited about this, as far as what I’ve seen, there aren’t any other videos online of this amazing process!
Art by Sif! This means so much to me, the perfect representation of my clown girl self, Boogle. My heart is exploding with glee ;u;
Boogle belongs to me since 1846!! ;P But seriously… there are a surprising number of shallow mimics of her around since I first made her. May they all drown in the swirly surreal oceans of my dreamscape. <3
People tend to unwatch me most on Tumblr when I post cockroach-related things. That’s fine, I understand, even though it should be obvious that I’m a fan of them and make posts about them all the time… perhaps they didn’t notice.
I’ve had people leave comments on my insect (specifically cockroach-related) photography where they ignore the photo itself and just ramble on and on about how they killed this one huge roach in their room. That’s fine; it’s rude, but people just don’t know any better sometimes and they act on impulse when they’re grossed out.
I’ve had people come into my home, knowing the pets I have, and wind up freaking out about them and I’ve had people refuse to visit me, just knowing that there are roaches kept in a glass tank in a room they won’t even be going into. That’s fine; it makes me sad but people have their phobias and I’ve no right to judge how extreme their phobia may be or guilt trip them about it.
I’ve had people say, “oh what a pretty tattoo! What’s it of, a beetle?” when they can see my roach tattoo peeking out the top of my collar, and when I show them the rest, and they see it’s a different insect, suddenly the tattoo is disgusting and no longer pretty because of what it is. Then they give me “that look” of “why?” which is fine; to each their own, I think Tweety bird tattoos are stupid looking, everyone has opinions…
But shit like this actually really… kinda hurts. This girl is likely just another young, sheltered, shallow girl only on YouTube to watch makeup tutorials and One Direction videos. I shouldn’t give two shits. But this is like, the third comment I’ve received so far on THIS video actually saying I deserve to die, and one of countless comments I get -daily- that I don’t approve and thus can’t be seen that otherwise talk to me as if I’m some disgusting, crazy bitch only posting roach videos for shock value. I honestly can’t comprehend what can make a person feel legitimate HATE towards another human being for recording a video of the rarely-seen act of a perfectly clean, natural animal giving birth. It’s okay to find it gross, but jesus, keep it to yourself or at least try and pretend to be humane and decent about it.
Chickens now! (Click here to see them just a month ago) Working on the coop soon, but until then I made this cage. They’re SO big. The cage is a good size with perches, but they still manage to make a total mess of it twice a day. Going out early in the morning to get the hanging feeders so they at least can’t knock their water and food over so easily. They’re so stupid omg. But I love them… they still let me pick them up when moving them into a separate cage to clean theirs and usually won’t flail; they just dangle in one hand lol. I held one the other day until it fell asleep in my arms. ;u; So glad they’re still sweet, gotta thank my mom for that for taking care of them while I was away!
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The latest from aka blattahali (@Blattaphile). As you are ever wasteful, we shall ever be reborn. A dark & moldy crevasse
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3 New Giant Cockroach Species Found in China!
They’re beautiful! Looks quite similar to g. lurida, another strikingly colored roach beauty.
Ghoulies Totem - 11x17 Digital, 2012
I also created this 11x17 digital piece to sell as a print at Ltd. Art Gallery’s “B Movies” show opening this Friday in Seattle- October 5 2012.
*They upload the full set of originals from the show along with any available prints onto their website store for sale starting the Monday/Tuesday following the opening.
Awesome art of an awesome movie. The cat’s design in the second movie is adorbs.
I AM ARTEEST. Copyrite (C) Panggglen 2013 do not steel!!1
Hedorah (one of my fave monsters ever) and Ulgoth, a monster from the awesome board game, Monsterpocalypse. Normally this monster’s face is actually in the section where the face tentacles come out, but I preferred the idea of his head being the giant bulge covered in random eyeballs rather than just part of his hunchback.
babysharkteeth asked: Omg I was looking for reference for a penanggalan and I found your art and was like "wow this is awesome" so now I've been creeping on your blog and stuff and it's so nice to find others who love insects and stuff uwu. Yeah so I love your art and all your awesome pets!!
Aw thanks! Sorry for the uber late response. <3
A work-in-progress reference for Boogle. Not sure if I like it. I wanted to show all her outfits & accessories, but having photo examples looks a bit jumbled. I’d like to make a flash type thing (never worked in it) that you can click to view other outfits on her, but not sure how to do that, so I’ll probably just draw her outfits in somewhere along with her backstory/description, or at least as much of it as I can fit without it being too much for other artists to read, since it’s pretty lengthy. I just figured it was about time to make a reference that covered everything about Boogle in one image, so I wouldn’t have to link artists I commission to like, 8 different pictures anymore x_x; because, as an artist myself, I know how damned stressful and annoying that is.
Realizing more and more that the more meaningful a character is for me, the less capable I am of making it simple lol. Boogle means more to me than any of them. Can’t wait to find the time to finish this.