Little Profiles Adrenaline Junkie by © Karin  Taylor

Little Profiles Adrenaline Junkie by 

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You can get the whole series in the Little Profiles 2010 Calendar now available

original scribble

_an increasingly high response to stimuli led to Phoebe’s hypervigilance, scanning her environment for threats from other exotic species, she found herself blowing up at the slightest noise, experiencing episodic panic attacks, bouts of paranoia and complete exhaustion, Phoebe came to the realisation that living on pure adrenaline was no longer a viable option _

- pen drawing on a slip of scrap paper when far too tired doing silly doodles at 2am – strange thoughts creep in like this one … welcome to Little Profiles – a new series

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  • Scott  d'Almeida
    Scott d'Almeidaover 5 years ago

    cheers karen,excellent

  • thanks heaps Scott! :)

    – © Karin Taylor

  • Amanda  Cass
    Amanda Cassover 5 years ago

    awwwwwwww a blowfish love those things lol

  • they’re the cutest fish.. we used to have one like this he was the size of a pea and spun round and round in circles, just adorable!! thanx amanda :) x

    – © Karin Taylor

  • izzybeth
    izzybethover 5 years ago

    So far now, this is my very favorite!!!

  • hehe…that’s great beth, i think i like this little one the best too…great fun…only have 4 more to go now, til i can create the calendar! x

    – © Karin Taylor

  • DilettantO
    DilettantOover 5 years ago

    Hey I painted one of these critters! Your version is much more fun!
    You’re obviously on a roll here Karin! Keep on rollin’ hon! XHX

  • hey thanx d’O, lol… i must go and have a look at yours now, so glad you like this cutie! :) x

    – © Karin Taylor

  • theyellowfury
    theyellowfuryover 5 years ago

    I love it. So imaginative.

  • izzybeth
    izzybethover 5 years ago

    It is such a onomatopoeic one. I mean it is exactly an a.j..

    puffer fish… I guess their bladders are a delicacy in Japan. Maybe not a delicacy but very hip to eat if you can trust the butcher of the fish… I heard if the chef slips while slicing the gland, the dish would kill the diner. Oh gosh, now that I have written this I better make certain it is true!!!

  • izzybeth
    izzybethover 5 years ago

    “Some species of pufferfish carry the poison tetrodotoxin (named after Tetraodontiformes). This poison can be contained in practically every bit of the fish, intestines to skin-yet, oddly, usually not in the epidermis. The ovaries are the most poisonous part. This is perhaps so that females, the bearers of young, are most strongly protected. It is worth noting that the same poison is used by the blue-ringed octopus, the most deadly octopus in the world. This little octopus is sick (by which I mean spine-tinglingly creepily scary): the rings on its body only appear right before it attacks. This is a trait related to other octopi; most can display their feelings by changing colour. In any case, the point is, the poison is a neurotoxin that blinds you within seconds and suffocates you in less than five minutes. Thus, it should come as a bit of a disturbance that the pufferfish is a Japanese and Korean delicacy. The parts most commonly eaten are those most likely to have poison. Sushi made from the flesh of fugu kills 70-100 people per year, yet they keep on eatin’ it! It costs more than $100 for a single puffer meal (”fugu" in Japanese), and can cost even $400 for foreigners. Many restaurants produce fugu dishes exclusively. When properly prepared, the fish is calming and almost narcotic.
    It is illegal for anyone but specially trained chefs to prepare the fish. These chefs must pass a difficult (think Asia) exam, and then eat a pufferfish they have prepared. Only 25% of takers pass.

    Think about that for a moment."

    they are so cute… but oh so deadly.

  • izzybeth
  • Teacup
    Teacupover 5 years ago

    love it and her realisation that it is no way to live. I wrote a piece Chameleon me… which kinda sums it up for me. Love your art. x

  • Sarah ORourke
    Sarah ORourkeover 5 years ago

    Hmmm i believe Phoebe & i are well aquainted!!!
    Although i’m a little worried about this cutie… You haven’t told us what Phoebe’s going to do… if she’s not going to live on adrenaline… then what?

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