I’ve entered a symbiosis with a germ that infected me once.
Okay, so say that through rampant socialization, dogs and cats eventually reach the point where they are capable of abstract conceptualization. Actually, let’s not say that. Reaching that is the problem. So let’s say that in order to reach that stage, dogs and cats must develop language capable of categorizing ideas once recognized. It will not sound like human language, probably. Dogs and cats have in some cases changed to make their sounds approximate human speak, but it’s not quite natural. And it wouldn’t be able to catch on.
But if we constructed a language for dogs and cats using sounds exclusive to the species, we could start introducing categorization in terms that dogs and cats are not only capable of understanding, but reproducing. And in a large enough social setting (say a dog plantation or a cat cafe), that might be enough to facilitate the growth of more intricate communication among animals.
This would of course require us to become more adept at noticing variations in animal speech and non-verbal communication, but research is trending in that direction anyway and I have nothing against a challenge.
I turned my computer back on just to tell you that my tv gets the live-action GTO and it is a TREAT. The actor for Onizuka is v fun to watch.
The first one was a play with negative space. The fringes turned out alright, but I don’t think tones of grey suit me very well. I’ll probably work on B/W textures instead… HxH basically has my present ideal when it comes to depicting texture with black and white. Cross hatching would be a bit rough with a track pad, so I might try the line tool. And if I do get into tones, it’ll probably be Angel Densetsu brand stuff that’s always so close together you feel an overwhelming softness.
The second one is just a doodle.
The third is a Halloween costume idea. The tongue is on a really long bandanna.
Lord English is like the navy seal copypasta except you didn’t actually say anything. You just stood there, existing, and he started screaming.