David took advantage of there not being a whole lot of pure-avian species in the Avalon (gosh but there sure are a lot of mammals with wings, aren’t there) to impress people with his immunity to capsaicin, but it’s only really a trick you can do once before people get wise and read up some bird facts on wikipedia.
Ohh you sneaky bird you!~
But would Wikipedia even be that known when this comic is set? :P
*checks wikipedia for… history of wikipedia* okay it was launched in like 2001 so, I guess so~
Are they immune to it in human form too? Medalioned species might not be affect since it is, supposedly, an illusion, but do totems become human enough that they can be affected?
I bet he really hates grape soda.
Why does he have teeth in his beak? I always assumed Jim’s excuse was because gryphons have cat features but now I’m really questioning the beak teeth.
Geese and ducks have teeth-like structures called tomia. The images google produces are pretty nightmarish. I think prehistoric birds had actual teeth too, so it’s not a stretch to assume some mythical bird lineages would as well. Plus I try not to think too hard about the anatomy of mythical critters cuz there’s a LOT that wouldn’t fly in the real world (multi-headed beings, mishmash appendages, etc.).
The ancestors of all birds had them once, or at least that’s what the fossil record so far shows. Turtles and tortoises are kind of inbetween– they have beak-like structures beneath the skin of their snouts, but grinding-plates instead of teeth. I think it’s way weirder that birds LOST their teeth, really– I mean, why? Lizards didn’t, I have three pet Bearded Dragons and being really bitten by one is like having your finger crunched by heavy steel pliers edged with a hundred tiny razors.
Just be thankful he doesn’t have teeth on his tongue like a duck. No, I did not make that up. Google it.
Looking past the “30-50 feral hogs” meme, wild boars have actually been a growing problem in the United States. There are now 6 million in 39 states, brought to North America from Europe.
With its large population, does that mean boar totems have started to appear in the United States?
And on that subject, what about other invasive species?
I love this boy.
Are Hsigo canon, and if so do they have medallions?
Anomalocaris totem~ I won’t give up hope! okay I admit it I just want to see Cory’s take on an anthro or semi anthro Anomalocaris
I just stabbed the crap out of myself with a felting needle, and it has me wondering- are there any magical beings with atypical blood? Would some magical beings, like thriae, have hemolymph, or perhaps some sirt of hermit crab totem with blue blood?
Would they perhaps benimmune to spooky blood magic?
Just watched too many funny animal pictures before coming here and now I wonder what the worst could be of an Avalon pet animal thinking itself a lap animal and draping itself over it beloved owner.
That would be a neat party trick!
So does that mean any feline species can’t taste sweets, since cats don’t have sweet taste buds?