The year is 2014. Where is the future we were promised? Where are our jet packs and flying cats? According to these 16th century German illustrations, it appears that we’ve been pining for jet packs far longer than we ever imagined. All the way back in the 1530s people were daydreaming about birds and cats zooming through the air.
Okay fine, not really. These centuries-old illustrations actually depict a German artillery master’s harebrained scheme for using animals as ballistic explosives (click here to learn more). However Mitch Fraas, the University of Pennsylvania Libraries researcher who compiled these images, doesn’t think anyone ever actually tried to implement this bizarre military tactic.
Sinister history aside, we enjoy these illustrations a lot more if we think of them as renaissance kitties whizzing about in pursuit of mice and bowls of cream.
Another mermaid magical girl sketch, revamping characters I created when I was 12. I’m basing them off specific fish now, with this gal being based on a halibut, which is a pretty wide fish. Originally this character was light-skinned Japanese, like all the characters, because I was a weeaboo when I was 12. If I do end up making an actual comic of this, I’d like to be a bit more diverse than that, especially since I’d probably set it in America now.
This is how I feel when I take off my skinny jeans.
this is how it feels when i take off my bra
This is how i feel when my human form is ripped to shreds only to reveal my true form of a cecaelian sea witch
"Googly eyes are the goal of existence, and googly eyes are not to be stumbled upon, but to be achieved, and the act of treason is to let its vision drown in the swamp of the moment’s torture."
IT WAS NOT IMPOSSIBLE TO HAVE GOOGLY EYES UNDER THE OCEAN.
IT WAS IMPOSSIBLE TO HAVE THEM ANYWHERE ELSE.
TO PUT GOOGLY EYES AT THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA - INSANITY