i liked that these three became a weird new friend trio so i drew them
I haven't been on here in a while but I really liked this drawing so I'm posting it here!
whoops, realized I never posted this lovely piece I drew for artfight.
character belongs to pommezine [on twitter and artfight]
someone ask me about my favorite fungus so i can ramble about itzylphide
it's not one fungus, but the genus Gymnosporangium, also known by the common names of apple-cedar rust and quince rust. what's cool about this particular genus of fungi is that they have 2 sets of hosts - in the spring and summer, it infects rosaceous plants (like apple, juneberry, chokeberry, pear, etc.), while in the fall and winter, it infects junipers.
after overwintering in the junipers, they'll produce these weird jelly-like appendages called telial horns from either from the branch of the juniper itself or from a gall on the branch. they're really cool looking
spores from these telial horns then infect the rosaceous plants. during the late summer/early fall, the infected rosaceous plants will have these bright orange spots on the leaf. the top of the leaf looks fine aside from the orange spots, but the undersides will have these weird reproductive growths (aecia) coming out:
the spores from the aecia will then infect the juniper, starting the cycle all over again.
the unique thing about these fungi is that their spores are this bright cheeto dust orange color. if you collect some aecia from an infected leaf, you'll almost always get the cheeto dust spores on your hands. most spores tend to be brown, black, or white/clear, so these orange spores really stand out.
another cool thing is that Gymnosporangium fungi have multiple sexual spores! most fungi that produce sexual spores will only have 1 type of sexual spore, but true rusts like Gymnosporangium can have up to 4 types sexual spores (aeciospores, teliospores, basidiosporse, and urediniospores). i'm pretty sure Gymnosporangium itself only has 3 out of those 4, in addition to an asexual spore stage.
These are neat!
Until disability pride month is over!!
Something able-bodied people NEED to understand is that there are no miracles involved in disabled people's existence. The fact that they are able to accomplish something in ways that are unusual for you just means that they have learned the skill that allows them to do so. And I am not saying that learning that skill wasn't hard for them. I am just saying that an able-bodied person could learn that skill too. Disability didn't grant disabled people superhuman willpower which allows them to do something able-bodied people can't. Disability just made them learn this skill, which is either essential for their survival or is something that they really love doing.
This is why some disabled people don't want to hear how inspirational they are, and how an abled person could never be like them. I used to consider all of these stories about people who learned how to draw without hands "inspirational" and even "miraculous", thinking "I could never!". Then I had to learn a couple of unusual skills myself and realized, that my "I could never" thinking was wrong. I am now sure that my ability to draw comes mostly from my head, and if something happens to my body, I'll still be able to draw, it will just take a lot of effort to learn how to do it differently.
Able-bodied people genuinely say "I would die if I were in a situation like you!" Which is a messed up thing to say, but is also not always true. Sometimes a thing just happens to you, and you may think "I don't wanna live like this!" and you might choose to end it. But a will to live is something that is present in every human to some extent. So a lot of us just continue existing and working on stuff that allows us to make out the quality of life better for us. So stop saying "I'd die", you don't know that. Also if you find our existence nothing but misery and suffering, that's just your outside perspective and you might start questioning it.
The thing is, that able-bodied people think about disabled people either as something superhuman or less than human and are generally unable to empathize with them. And this sucks for them because everyone can have an accident significantly impacting their health at any moment, and also most of us are going to grow old, so there is really no reason for able-bodied people to separate themselves from that experience, thinking "I wouldcould never!"
[ID: Artwork of my persona who's space creature with rainbow trimmed bubble hair. My sona is in a mid skip pose. They wear big puffy black pants, a button shirt with black bow tie, and black oxford shoes. They also wear round black shades. End ID.]
Last art of the year. Heyo.
posting this one separately bc funny furry. blatantly forgot to draw the cube back in for some reason so they're just kind of floating
why don't you watch an incomprehensible artsy anime movie with catholic imagery and maybe you'll calm down