Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Day 29 - something I've been avoiding to do for a long time

Ages ago I was asked to do a drawing of a wild TV in its natural habitat.

So, here they come. Finally.

The Common TV Set populates wooded moors, using its unparallelled abilities of displaying images on its screen to lure prey into the swamp or to scare off enemies. Unfortunately, little is known about these proud, strictly nocturnal creatures' behaviour in the wild as research has been working with captivated specimen almost exclusively.
So far, practically no limit of the Common TV Set's displaying abilities has been found during behaviourmental studies. Wild Common TV Sets are also known to visually communicate with one another and to display amazing, colourful wooing screens to attract mates. It is only in captivity when kept with fellow speciemen that they show herd behaviour similiar to shoals, such as mirroring each others programs or forming a continuous big picture together with several other. Scholars are debating this phenomenon as a possible expression of  stress due to the fact that wild Common TV Sets are highly territorial solitaries, with the repetetive displaying of the same short sequences over and over again as a symptom of possibly neurotic disorders. These claims remain highly controversial theories as they, if verified, could call into question basically all the research done on domesticated Common TV Sets.

A: adult Common TV Set

The Mountain TV Set roams lonely ravines and coniferous forests. Considered a mere sub-species until recently, it has been recognized as a distinct species of its own by now, having developed a different mechanism that allows it to trasmit and receive signals from mates over thousands of kilometers. This has been speculated as evidence for them forming strong social bonds over long distances.
Other than the Common TV Set, Mountain TV Sets either seem to lack the ability of displaying any colours but black and white or choose to never do. This observation has sparked a yet inconclusive discussion of them actually being a much older species than the Common TV Set. But compared to their more colourful and flashy counterparts, even less is known about the Mountain TV Set.
Wrongly accused of luring hikers off their tracks and into gorges, the shy and reclusive Mountain TV Set has been hunted to the brink of extinction. It is considered unlikely that the population will ever recover.

B: adult Mountain TV Set


  1. HA! About time. I didn't say anything cuz I've was being polite, but I've never forgotten. Anyway, yes, I like this, I'm happy to see that you're so knowledgeable about these awesome and elusive creatures.

    1. It's a relief the furniture expert approves my google-fueled research's result.
      I would be claiming it was my turn again, but in a way, this whole blog already is.
      Something wikipedia was inconclusive about: Are the TV Sets we use a domesticated breed, like poodles and wolves, or are they the empty shells of dead TV Sets we hook on cables?