"One head for humming lullabies; one head to keep watch. It was a well known fact no child had ever come to harm at the old manor."
Monsters who are nice to kids are some of my favourite tales.:) On a side note I feel like I have done a lot of more muted colour this last few wisptobers. hmmm We will see how colours returns in the next few ones.:)
Common misconceptions surrounding the care of monsters
Contrary to popular belief, it is NOT normal for a Cerberus’s heads to fight with one another; this indicates anxiety or lack of proper enrichment.
Giant spiders are actually very social creatures, and should not be housed alone.
Provide your Sphinx with enrichment by answering its riddles. Though Sphinxes can be trained to attack those who answer incorrectly, they actually normally speak in riddles as a form of social play that is essential to their development and well-being.
If you cannot provide brimstone and a large pool of lava for bathing, don’t purchase a Hellhound! They are animals with very specific care needs and their health will suffer if they are not given the proper habitat. Likewise, most Hellhound kibble brands on the market do not meet the recommended daily requirement of damned souls for Hellhounds. Always check the labels!
The practice of putting blinders over the eyes of Basilisks to make them less dangerous is cruel. Basilisks should not be kept in enclosures where people other than expert caretakers normally come into view.
Many hippocampi enjoy pulling sea chariots, boats or inflatable floats and it can be a good source of enrichment and exercise. Make this activity fun for your hippocampus by rewarding it with treats such as fish and allowing it to participate as it wants to.
A labyrinth is NOT an appropriate habitat for a Minotaur!! Minotaurs need fresh grass and shade to lie down in to be happy. Also, a diet of only human flesh will cause malnutrition. Supplement your Minotaur’s diet of kidnapped youths with a source of fiber, such as hay!
Remember, that hatchling Roc is an adorable fluff ball now, but it will eventually become a fearsome elephant-sized bird of prey with a ravenous appetite and very demanding housing requirements. A pet should always be a well-researched commitment, not an impulsive decision.
While going into the wild and gaining a dragon’s trust is often romanticized, there are many dragons in search of a loving family much closer to home! Try looking into dragon rescue organizations near you.
Some Manticores need to be fed live prey; others, however, will accept prey that has been frozen and thawed. It depends on the individual.
Even smaller species of griffin need a lot of space. Domestic rock-griffins, though only the size of a cat, need room to fly and to build large nests. If you live in an apartment, it is better to adopt one of the smallest species, such as one of many types of song-griffins! Humming-griffins, however, though you may have seen cute videos on Instagram, should be avoided because they are not domesticated and their wild populations are endangered by the pet trade. It is best to admire their iridescent feathers in visits to accredited conservation organizations!
Sort of a study, but not really. Wanted to mash up a few reference pictures to draw from for my regular art workout, and it kinda turned into a pinup.
Either she works out a lot or stupid people are very lean meat.
This is the masterlist for all my How To guides (and other stuff)! The Guides are listed oldest to newest, updated as more come out, and I’m pinning this post to the top of my dash for easier access. If you have a mythical creature you’re interested in seeing a guide for, feel free to send me an ask (and an idea, although I cannot guarantee either!)
M.E. (Monster Expert)
How To Deal With Goblins
How To Work With Fairies
How To Defeat A Sphinx
How To Confound A Centaur
How To Console A Leprechaun
How To Pitch To Minotaurs
How To Vex A Vampire
How To Play With Dragons
How To Charm A Gorgon
How To Thwart A Kelpie
How To Reason With Perytons
How To Handle A Harpy
How To Cure A Werewolf
How To Appreciate A Reaper
How To Challenge A Kitsune
How To Scare A Skeleton
How To Spook A Selkie
How To Blind A Beholder
How To Head A Hydra
How To Tag A Bigfoot
How To Trick A Troll
How To Match Your Yokai
How To Befriend A Giant
How To Bribe A Gryphon
How To Annoy A Unicorn
How to Discourse With Dwarves
(Done with the guides but want more stuff? Click below for other assorted nonsense that I’ve written or drawn =D)
I Don’t Have A Category for These:
Dog Owners Do This
How To Be A Narc
How To End A Midwestern Phone Call
Alpaca Nap (featuring my Pop)
Ask Snow Snek
Unicorn Design by Committee
(Mis)Understanding Humans (Idea by @sepulchritude)
Human Isn’t A Language (Idea by @galaxa-13)
Stinky Planet Concept
Jacuzzis (My bit’s at the bottom)
Legend of Zelda:
BotW First Impressions
BotW First Impressions (Part 2!)
BotW Play Tips
Initial Reaction to Age of Calamity
My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic:
I Am Not An Alicorn! (My MLP ask blog)
Danny Phantom Ponies
Brawny Buck VS Firebrand
Role Reversal (Featuring my OLD now-defunct ponysona design)
The Dark Side Of Pocket Camp
Beleaguered BatDad AU
Spidersona + Meet-Ups
Wallbreak On A Foggy Night (Spidersona)
“Death’s A Revolving Door” - A Frozen/Marvel Parody
At Least I Have… What? - The Incredibles 2
I RENOUNCE THEM!
Venom and Punisher
Lord of the Rings:
Star Wars Fandom Positivity Challenge
In This Essay I Will (Discuss How Anakin Actually Balanced the Force)
Tin Man (The SciFi Channel Miniseries):
That Dream I Had About Neal McDonough
CainFace Appreciation Post
My Two Distracted Braincells
The Turtles Meet The Penguins
Storytime With April
Rembrandt “Remie” Jones (My non-turtle fanchar)
So Now You’re A Mutant Part 1 / Part 2 / Part 3
Assorted Friend OC Doodles
Raph Be Crushin’
River Writes (Stories/Brainstorming):
That Time I Got Published
Mirror Dimension Vampires
Beau and The Beast
Neon Moon 9000
Dance of the Birdman (based on a silly TikTok video)
American English is a Raven-Commanding Dragon
The Tumblr Conspiracy!!!
How To Adult
Disney Princess Rant
A Cool Rocks Post
Susan Isn’t Dead (Chronicles of Narnia)
Gimli and Galadriel Thoughts
Ambience Cocktail: Small Midwestern Town Street Festival
My god I am SICK of people posting punnet square memes of Greek mythological creature bc they’re usually wrong, so, as a biology major and an ancient history minor, I took it upon myself to create and share correct cross breedings: