I received this cool piece of fan art about a week ago, but then I changed my site to a new server, and four of five days of archived email went missing. I’d downloaded the art, but have no idea who sent it to me!
Please email me again and tell me who you are, oh, masked artist. (Sorry!)
The artwork was by Briana D. Sorry I lost your email!
Lovely, isn’t it?
I also wanted to call your attention to a recent post by Jennifer Lynn Barnes, author of the excellent YA novels Golden and Tattoo, and a contributor to Mind-Rain, the upcoming anthology of essays about the Uglies series. She’s a monkey scientist by day (YA author by night) and recently had an odd experience. Another writer she was having lunch with was surprised to hear that there are cute monkeys and ugly monkeys, studly monkeys and the not-so-studly.
I guess they thought all monkeys looked alike, or something.
As readers of Bogus to Bubbly know, both humans and animals look for the same kinds of beauty markers. For example, female zebra finches are attracted to zebra finch dudes with symmetrical feather markings, just like humans think symmetrical faces are more attractive.