Friday, December 23, 2016

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Stripie's awesome gingerbread house!

For the holiday season, you probably want to do this.

Stripie really likes his giant indestructible gingerbread house! Although, I'm sure that Calvin from Calvin and Hobbes would have done this, too, if he could. 

If you want to find out how to make your own indestructible gingerbread house, click here!

Click to enlarge.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

My Little Python's MLP S.N.A.K.E/Word Nerds/Math Maniacs holiday party!

Join us on December 16, 2016 for a great event celebrating community, education, and the spirit of the holidays! Click image to enlarge.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

The 2017 calendar is out!

The 2017 calendar, featuring the Windows XP snake, is now out on Zazzle! It makes a great gift for friends and family or just a nice gift for yourself and all proceeds go to snake conservation! Here's a taste of some of the pictures in the calendar.

Click to enlarge. In the calendar, this picture is on the cover.
Click to enlarge. In the calendar, this picture is for May.
Click to enlarge. In the calendar, this picture is for September.
Click to enlarge. In the calendar, this picture is for December.

My Little Python and our calendar aren't affiliated with Microsoft or the real Windows XP in any way, shape, or form. Windows XP is copyright Microsoft Corporation 2001 to present. If you are from Microsoft and want us to remove the calendar, we will. 

Monday, November 7, 2016

My Little Python on the election

A little bit of humor and sympathy for all of us who are tired of everything on the Internet except for Wikipedia and Pokemon Go pages being political in the midst of all sorts of election dread, doom, and gloom. Enjoy, you've earned it by surviving the Internet the day before the election!

Click to enlarge.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

A (late) Halloween My Little Python logic puzzle

Anyway, click to enlarge! This is an image version that can be uploaded to Blogger. If you want to use this in a classroom or homeschool environment or otherwise more easily print or edit it, here are some other file formats from The Great Snake's OneDrive!

Powerpoint version (.ppt, compatible with anything that has Powerpoint and can be edited via Powerpoint Online by anybody with a Microsoft account)
PDF version (.pdf, compatible with just about everything. Can't be edited very easily, but great for printing out.)

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

The Great Snake decided to have some fun today...

...let's hope she can get Stripie out of there however she got him in!

By the way, we don't really know what Stripie is anyway. We think he's an Arbok with a Donald Trump wig. I told him to throw that filthy thing away! -Caramel Apple

Friday, October 14, 2016

Stripie needs help!

Stripie needs help finding out how many combinations he could do! Please comment on the blog or Facebook post or reply to the tweet with your solution (and if you want, which combination you would most like to eat)

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

XP celebrates #AdaLovelaceDay and #WomenInSTEM

XP can't actually run on that PC (its specs aren't nearly good enough), but it makes sense that she would celebrate Ada Lovelace Day, because as an IT product, she literally owes her existence to Ada Lovelace and the amazing women in STEM who have come after her.

Monday, October 10, 2016

Will Stripie ever get rid of that wig?

It seems last night's presidential debate inspired him to fish it out of wherever he hid it. Notice:This is not intended to be inherently political, but is more of a humorous parody. No offense intended.

Caramel Apple is not amused.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

My Little Python is on TVtropes!

Yes, we are. Now, we, too, have become a part of that huge network of media that causes you to open thousands upon thousands of tabs and discover works you're never found before. Also, Stripie discovered Lampshade Hanging.
Isn't he cute? Anyway, here's the link. Enjoy the Browser Narcotic!

Pokemon Biodiversity #PokemonGo #PokemonIRL

In the real world, animals of one type come as many different genera and species. The Pokeworld needs more biodiversity!  So, here are some suggestions for real-world versions of a few favorite reptiles and amphibians in the Pokeworld.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Monday, September 12, 2016

The Great Snake channels Lisa Frank

Indeed. For reference, here's an actual image by Lisa Frank from the Internet.
And here's The Great Snake's drawing.
And here's a version of The Great Snake's drawing for your desktop.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Sweet Grapevine Vs. Middle School:3

Little Python fun fact:
A lot of snakes mimic other species, especially venomous species, so that predators don't eat them. Although, unlike Sweet Grapevine, they usually don't mimic multiple species at once.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Sweet Grapevine Vs. Middle School:2

Okay, we're introducing a lot of new species here.

Lashes Spiked is an eyelash viper.
Image from Geoff Gallice via Wikimedia Commons
Eyelash vipers are small, arboreal South American snakes named for the scales above their eyes that look like eyelashes.

Starburst Pop is a spider-tailed viper.
Image from Omid Mozaffari via Wikimedia Commons
Spider-tailed vipers wiggle their spider-like tails to attract birds, which they then eat. They were first identified in Iran in 2006.

Horns Snakement is a rhino viper.
Image from User:Dawson on Wikipedia
Rhino vipers are named for the scales on their snout that resemble horns. 

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Happy #InternationalWhaleSharkDay from the Little Pythons! #WhaleSharkDay

Don't worry, Aqua Blue isn't at risk of getting eaten. Even though Whale Sharks are the largest living fish, unlike other sharks, they mostly eat plankton, krill, and small fish.

Sunday, August 28, 2016

My Little Python at 2

Little Python fun fact
Snakes are great mimics. Many non-venomous snakes rattle their tails against leaves and grass to scare away predators. And any rattle means "I'm scared of you, leave me alone". Here's a video!
Video from YouTube.

Most of you might think this is original for us. It isn't! Long-time My Little Python fans will remember "Rattlesnake?", the first My Little Python comic ever. We've changed a lot since then. Let's have a little throwback, shall we?
Some changes include:

Spots and hats on character designs gone
Text added to comics (the first hand-drawn My Little Python comics had scripts below the comics)
Multimedia (videos from YouTube and other sources)
Social media pages
Frogs became recognizable as frogs (but still egg-shaped)

We've been around for 2 years and have grown so much since 2014. And I'd like to give a shout-out to everybody who's supported us, let us present at conferences, laughed at our comics, or even just liked something we've posted. You've all been a great help. Happy 2nd birthday to My Little Python and here's a cup of lemonade to many more! Also, today we got mentioned in an article titled "What SciComm looks like" (scroll down). Here's the link!

Plus, yesterday, we went to the Bartlett Petco's Reptile Night and we got some great art of reptiles from one very special kid. Here it is!

And as more of the My Little Python 2nd Anniversary Throwback and Comparison, let's look at the evolution of the logo and the slogan attached to it.

At first, our slogan was "cute little snakies". This was that we were a webcomic about cute little snakes, which we still are, but we're so much more than that. We reflected that with a new motto, "changing the world one snake at a time". This shows that we are a campaign. We will change the world. Oh, and it doesn't represent changing the world by saving one snake at a time, even though that is what we're doing. What it is that we're changing the world, one toy snake given out to a kid at a time. The most recent logo redesign didn't change the motto, but it provided a cleaner, more modern look and showcased the wonderful power of Microsoft Paint's crayon effects even more than the previous logos. Also, it features Stripie Snakie and Sweet Grapevine, shown to be the most liked My Little Python characters. (In surveys, the most votes for favorite character went to Stripie Snakie and when given a choice, girls in My Little Python's target age range of 8-12 preferred Sweet Grapevine and other purple snakes.) 

Also, let's look at how we do outreach. We started out as a webcomic. But then we expanded to social media. Catapulting into modern times, we have a webcomic. We have a Zazzle store. We have Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. We do conferences and Reptile Nights. We have an app in the Windows Store. We have over 350 posts. We've given out hundreds, maybe even thousands, of toy snakes and business cards. We have more than 18,000 pageviews. We have dozens of characters ranging from real snake species to Windows versions! And all of that is because of you. Yes, I'm talking to you. Our Twitter and Instagram followers. Our Facebook horde. We are the Reptilian Legion, changing the world one snake at a time. We are My Little Python. And we will keep on working until every kid loves snakes. And some advice to everybody, told via Stripie Snakie:

This applies to your education, you as a person, a business, an organization, an idea. If it exists and the idea is alive, it can grow.