GOOOOD MORNING! It’s Suzanna from Squillustrate, here to drop off your Saturday morning post! A shorter update than last week, I mostly just got excited to share a happy, majestic creature with you. Woop! Now, here’s why I doodled this fluffy guy:
Are you a big fan of Fantastic Beasts? Well, first off, I’m right there with you, nerd. And secondly— did you know that this guy (or… maybe his great grandfather x 10,000 ) was found right in the middle of Nashville? Adventure really can be found in your own backyard, especially when you’re trying to build a tower and find a mysterious crevice containing prehistoric bones instead. That probably took a skeleton of time to get out.
The Smilodon, whose family undoubtedly called him Smileydon on his good days and Smilodone on the bad, was previously known to show up in the Tar Pits of Ranch LaBrea, CA — but rarely on the east coast. Maybe the species had a special instinct for the role it would play in Hollywood as a favorite Dreamworks character… And yet, for whatever reason, Nashville’s own Saber-Toothed Tiger decided to make his home over here instead, about 9500 years ago.
Let’s all give a round of applause to archeologist Tennessee Jone- I mean, H.C. Brehm. Thanks, man. When you and your crew excavated the bones in 1971, you ended up providing our hockey team / city with a beloved mascot, Gnash - who even came complete with ancient origin story! That’s absolutely fan-gnash-tic. (eh..? ok, sorry).
Well, that’s about it, folks. My challenge for you this week is to:
Go discover the bones of an ancient creature,
Start a new sports team,
Suggest which prehistoric animal I should draw next,
Share with friends if you think they’d enjoy a Saturday morning cartoon, too,
All of the above, completion of which will obviously earn you doodle points.
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