Fiddly squiddly sticks

Hello. I like to draw and take photos. I also go on occasional adventures.

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So Canada is basically tossing their protection of Humpback Whales in the garbage in order to enable them to put an oil pipeline right through critical habitat territory.

Just in case, y’know, anyone wants to stop talking about moose and maple syrup for a second.

Here, have a petition.


We definitely need to talk more about Canada’s complete 180 on environmental policy. They withdrew from the Kyoto Protocol in 2012 because they were not going to meet their target for reducing their greenhouse emissions. Instead of facing the financial penalties, they just decided “screw that, we’re out of here”. Most other countries that are part of the Kyoto Protocol have met or surpassed their targets, including the UK, Germany and France (three of the big economies of Europe). Germany have certainly shown that reducing your carbon footprint does not have to come at the expense of your economic growth. But no, Canada found oil in Alberta, and prioritised making money over playing their part in mitigating climate change, an issue that requires a large scale, global response. It’s particularly startling when you remember just how much crap Canada gave America for not signing up to it at all. 

So now, they’ve profited heavily in a time when most other nations were making sacrifices to meet their quota, and aren’t even going to face consequences. As both a Canadian and a research scientist working on climate change, I am incredibly sad and angry. As a child growing up in Canada, I was taught to be proud of the beautiful country I lived in, and that keeping it pristine was a core value of being Canadian. Canada likes to pretend its an environmentally conscious nation, but at the same time people will pour tons of water into their front lawns, spray their gardens with hideous amounts of weed killer, and now, prioritise maintaining a market in a fuel source that we should be trying to replace with cleaner alternatives.

So yes, sign this damn thing and pass it on so people know how hypocritical Canada’s environmental stance really is.

(via mrchinchill)

Asker windginger Asks:
Wait you don't have the featherfall set for windy? I'm sorry that doesn't sit right with me, send me your steam id and I'll trade that set with you right now.
squidsticks squidsticks Said:

Oh gosh that’s so nice of you! You don’t have to at all, but here’s my steam account:

Thought I’d post this public too in case any friends and followers wanna add me on Steam too!

Whaaaaaaa you were in Vegas? Only three hours away from me. Nooooooo ;A;;;;;

WAIT WHAT D: I was only there for a couple of days, my best friend got married there and I was the maid of honour. Man I can’t believe I was so close to you u_u I NEED TO EMAIL YOU.

the fact you used sanic instead of sonic instantly makes you waifu material

i have achieved waifu status. bow before me

This is my favourite photo from my trip to Vegas. That’s me sandwiched between Mario and Luigi. Where I have always dreamed of being.

After we took the photo, Luigi kissed the back of my hand. So go to Vegas, find the husband you were looking for all your life.

Asker Anonymous Asks:
jasmine tea
squidsticks squidsticks Said:

jasmine tea: an unpopular opinion that i have

Hmm… I always find this kinda question tough, because I guess it depends on whose standard of “unpopular” you use. Uh, well at least in my family, my unpopular opinion is that some years ago I decided that I am no longer a religious person. Both sides of my family are Roman Catholic, and on my mum’s side in particular are quite devout. Some of my family actually refused to see a female relative that they hadn’t seen in maybe 15-20 years because she came over with her boyfriend and they slept in the same room together - that’s the level I’m talking about in some of the older generations. Can be a point of contention at times, like when I decline to go to church or whatever. But my dad respects that something like religion is a personal thing, and it’s up to you to figure out where you sit on that matter. So that’s all that matters to me.

Asker talrin Asks:
mont choco froyo and vanilla.
squidsticks squidsticks Said:

mint choco froyo: 3 things im proud of

Hmm, well I think first of all that I’m about to submit my PhD thesis. I’m pretty proud of myself for making it through the last 4 years. I’m proud of how much my art has improved since I joined Tumblr. I’m proud of my little brother for being so successful in his new job, that he looks after sick people, even though it must be super hard since every day must remind him of our mum.

vanilla: how i found your blog

WELL that was because you were the guy who drew awesome Luna stuff in the dota2 tag :D The rest is HISTORY, as they say.

  • redbean ice cream: ideal husband
  • greenbean Popsicle: smth im jealous of
  • mochi ice cream: what i look for in a friend
  • banana popsicles: 1 memory i have of you
  • mango ice cream: a tumblr ship
  • strawberri froyo: top 3 insecurites
  • mint choco froyo: 3 things im proud of
  • cookies and cream froyo: 3 things you can do to make me automatically like you
  • vanilla: how i found your blog
  • orange ice cream: something ive always wanted to tell you
  • green tea ice cream: a blog that reminds me of yours
  • jasmine tea: an unpopular opinion that i have
  • orange tea: a secret that i've kept
  • oolong tea: my first love
  • strawberry tea: favourite outfit
  • milk tea: current fashion obsession
  • bubble tea: fashion pet peeve
  • strawberry iced tea: your best feature

I just needed to do this, ok? I want to touch Skywrath’s fluffy hair.

Seriously, I’ll stop posting now. It’s like, nothing for a few months then THREE IN 24 HOURS. I’m sorry. Not for the topless Skywrath, though.


I don’t know why, but whenever I need to blow off steam, I always want to draw QoP looking badass.

I played a solo game of Dota yesterday, and it was pretty close. The Riki on the other team was starting to get out of control… Then he bought a Rapier. And dropped it. And our Radiance-wielding Naga picked it up. The game was over fairly quickly after that. As CM, this was pretty much my contribution to the last 5-10 minutes of the game.

I like to think that supports satisfy their bloodlust vicariously through their carries.

So I had an inspiration to draw something original for the first time in possibly years, and it’s kinda boring and I also don’t know how to draw anymore apparently. I used to be really creative, but I feel like that burnt out some time ago. Nothing is coming out right lately either.

I’M SORRY I’M WHINING I’m just frustrated with many things, and art is usually my outlet but it’s just making me more upset so now I’ve resorted to MAKING WORDS and things.

#3902940294 of the Unfinished Sketch Series.

HI GUYS I am back from various travels. I took this little sketchbook with me and did a lot of quick life drawings of people that I saw, and I think I really needed it. It was kinda weird drawing with a tablet again, actually haha, but the life drawing I think helped me work out a few mistakes I was consistently making when drawing faces. Not that this is perfect, but I focused on the points I was struggling with previously so let’s call it an improvement.

The Featherfall set for Windranger is so cool I wish I had it ; ;

Glass flowers on the ceiling at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas

(also, I’m back home. Hi!)

I’m waiting for a flight out of Gatwick Airport and wanted to buy myself a little sketchpad to keep me occupied. I walk into W H Smith and see these two. I can’t help but feel a little sad… Is there really any need for gender segregated colouring books? I mean, most of the stuff on either cover is pretty gender neutral to most people’s standards. I also found the use of the word “beautiful” on the girl’s one kind of interesting, in a really depressing sort of way.