All Tail No Legs: Snake Blog

A little blog about my derpscales. Occasional cat photobomb.

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maybeitsmadness asked: Are you excited for DA:I? If so do you have plans for an inquisitor/party? I have to assume you're at least a bit partial to Cole already... :)   (sorry if this is more fitting for your personal blog?? or if asking there'd be weirder, feel free to answer there instead though~)

Here’s fine!

I’m in the middle of making a somewhat DA-themed gaming room, testing Keep, and I’ve marked vacation days off for launch week soooo yeah, excited!

I’m sorta weird in that my Mass Effects are my renegade badass lady time and my Dragon Ages are my gay guy protags, so I’m gonna roll a male elf this round for my first playthrough. Possibly warrior. Cole will always be in my party because he’s the best, aaaaaaaand not sure who I’m going to romance because I was hoping for Solas and I’m a little uncomfortable putting an elf with Dorian as it stands though that may change and nothing wrong with ending up with Bull.

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weneedanotherfirstbassoon said: OMG ITS SO CUTE AHH ALL THE ADORABLE! also did you name him after Cole from Asunder and DA:I?

Yep! Ever since I read the book I wanted to name the blue beauty on my wantlist Cole. The silvery adult colors are just so ghostly with sometimes subtle blondish notes and the dark barring at their tail end reminds me of columns in old castles and…

…that and they can be pretty lightning fast with their mouthdaggers when they want to be

Actually being able to land a CB breeding pair was super unexpected so I had to choose a name for the girl when I got her.

pettyartist said: Aaaaaaaaa what a little nerd! So precious! Why does he wiggle his tail though? Is it something this species does?

Very very many species do this. It’s a nervous reaction, when they’re a little defensive and unsure and want you to know where they are so you don’t step on them. It was especially silly when Cole was doing it because typically this is paired with a super alert wary look, possibly S shape, etc signs of being uncomfortable, but he was just wiggling away while sniffing about relatively calmly. He was probably freaking himself out as his tail waggled against himself.

When I was younger I was told that a lot of new world snakes (kings and rats most definitely do this very often) will shake their tail to rattle the leaves and pretend they’re a rattlesnake to scare you off.

As I grew older I realized that made no damn sense because asian snakes wag their tails too. It’s a different kind of wag, more of a floppy enthusiastic dog type wag as compared to a vibrating type rattling, so I imagine the tail wagging came first and rattlesnakes just became super specialized about it.

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primadonna girl 

✿ all i ever wanted was the world 

Is that bow taped onto that snake

I’m pretty sure that’s kind of a fuckin’ bad thing to do

u fuckin serious m8 it was literally a pencil eraser sized boop of double sided tape gently laid on her head so the bow would stay on 

i promise you my twelve foot long, 30-pound burmese python survived a boop of tape to the noggin

Omfg I missed that response somehow until I saw someone else unrelated rebloggle it to my feed

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