https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7

I blame Duolingo...

...for owl magnetism.

Not only have I started noticing owl paraphernalia, but, I've started actively buying and drawing things with owls on them. Am I the only one??

Metal owl bookends and stickers

Feel free to join this community post and show off your owl gear. ^_^

PS here is a nice video by zefrank1 called "True Facts About Owls". It even includes a "translation" of a "German fairy tale". (WARNING: fowl language and scary fairytales. May not be appropriate for all audiences.)

September 18, 2016

71 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/aanaaaa

September 18, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7

Oh wow! O.O This pack is beautiful!

September 18, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/aanaaaa

I know :) , owls are in fashion :) , take a look here : http://roupas.mercadolivre.com.br/calcados-roupas/mochila-coruja

September 18, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/aanaaaa

" owls are in fashion" is it correct?

September 18, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7

Yup!

September 18, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/aanaaaa

Thanks :)

September 18, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/aanaaaa

I just love owls :)

September 18, 2016

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    yes! Me 2

    September 18, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/ECS9JD

    I like your bag

    September 19, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/aanaaaa

    I love it :) , sometimes I go out with my bag even when I don't have anything to put inside it :D :D :D :D

    September 19, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/ECS9JD

    Lol, I always have something in mine, sort of forced to tho, so that I don't die.

    September 19, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/germanwannabee

    This is too true! Owls have been dominating my sketchbook for quite a while now.

    September 19, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/BlankSquare.2

    That's very good! It looks so realistic.

    September 20, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/germanwannabee

    Thanks :)

    September 20, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/HistoryCulture

    I MUST get some Owl gear!!!!

    September 18, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/DragonPolyglot

    I've liked owls even before I was a Duolingoer, so... yeah. I'm basically a collector of not only Owl merchandise, but anything cute and/or pretty that lives in a forest (foxes, raccoons, deer, wolves....). I also collect sea creature-related stuff, but that's a slightly different type of collection. I have an owl necklace, two different owl earrings, my own owl ragdoll I sewed myself from cosplay scraps, a coloring book with owl pictures in it, and even owl clothing (including purple winter slipper-socks and teal nighttime socks with owl faces at the toes).

    September 18, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7

    Piiiiics

    September 18, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/DragonPolyglot

    'Kay :) [sorry for poor quality, these were on my phone and I had to dig some things out b/c we moved recently]

    September 18, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7

    Aww! These are awesome! And those socks look comfy! :D

    September 18, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/DragonPolyglot

    I wear the socks a lot in the winter. The green ones especially are fuzzy. I think Target has owl socks of all shapes and sizes every now and then. (I know for a fact I got the purple ones at Target because it's part of a Nick and Nora pajama set, but I don't know where the other ones are from since I got them for Christmas)

    I do wish I had owl stickers like yours! And the bookends also look really nice.

    September 19, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/DragonPolyglot

    Fixed! (sorry I'm new to Imgur)

    September 18, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/oxfordst

    Omg did you get those earrings from Claire's ?

    September 19, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/DragonPolyglot

    I got those at Kohl's, actually. I don't remember if they were in jewelry or in one of the girl's isles.

    September 19, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/SteffiBookworm-

    Thanks for this post, I can only contribute a profile picture at the moment :)

    September 18, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7

    I love it!

    September 18, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/imagine-elly

    Me too! Owls are so cool, they can fly almost silently!It's because of the way their feathers overlap! The feathers are fringed and they are smooth against each other and air just flows around them! Did you guys know that an owl's ear slit can be higher on one side than the other? It helps them locate sounds exactly!

    September 18, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7

    I didn't know that about their ears until just earlier today. Pretty cool.

    September 18, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/imagine-elly

    Yeah thanks! Barn owls are especially good at it! Their ears are very sensitive! They can locate the heartbeat of a mouse from thousands of feet in the air!

    September 18, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/Deyan161

    Last year I was walking home just after twilight ended when a barn owl powered out from between two houses and flew nearly over my head about ten feet off the ground - an awesome sight. Shortly after, I discovered Duolingo.....

    September 18, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/estudianteMTI3

    That must surely have been a good omen. :)

    September 18, 2016

    [deactivated user]

      OH SNAP THAT IS SO SNAPPY AND COOL AND WOW

      September 19, 2016

      https://www.duolingo.com/actresst21

      Fowl language... hahaha

      September 18, 2016

      [deactivated user]

        OMG YASSSSS THAT IS SUCH A GOOD PUN

        September 19, 2016

        https://www.duolingo.com/WildSage

        Have you considered addiction counselling?

        September 18, 2016

        https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7

        For two bookends, a pack of stickers, and some doodles? pfft :P

        ok, there also may have been a few post cards and a Duolingo t-shirt as well. >.>

        September 18, 2016

        https://www.duolingo.com/WildSage

        That's how it all begins...then before you know it you can't leave the house without a pair of these

        September 18, 2016

        https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7

        I don't know what I was expecting while waiting for it to load, but, it was not that. It dragged out a pretty loud laugh.

        September 18, 2016

        https://www.duolingo.com/ECS9JD

        lol

        September 19, 2016

        https://www.duolingo.com/BlankSquare.2

        I want it.

        September 19, 2016

        [deactivated user]

          When I saw this.... I thought you were mad at Duolingo, then I knew it wasn't true. I clicked on it and saw it was about.

          I don't have any owl gear, but I have been looking up owl facts and drawing owls. I didn't know why. Its because of Duolingo.

          September 18, 2016

          https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7

          Want to share your drawings with us here? :D

          September 18, 2016

          [deactivated user]

            I would, but they aren't that good.

            I am not a good owl drawer.

            September 18, 2016

            https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7

            Our enjoyment doesn't always have to render perfection. I'm not the best artist either, especially when I haven't practiced the subject I'm trying to draw. Here is what I can draw when I'm not looking at a picture of owls. It is ok to have fun with art and have it not come out like a photograph. You don't have to share if you don't want to. But, here is a good space to share if you'd like to. :)

            owl doodles on Korean notes

            September 18, 2016

            [deactivated user]

              Ok, fine I will.

              Sorry if its blurry, my phone takes horrible pictures.

              September 18, 2016

              https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7

              Aww, that bottom one is my favorite! It looks so soft and fluffy! xD

              September 18, 2016

              https://www.duolingo.com/flootzavut

              I'm with Usagi, that bottom owl is soooo cute hehehehehe

              September 19, 2016

              https://www.duolingo.com/Deyan161

              Agreed but I like the one at the top left too.

              September 19, 2016

              [deactivated user]

                Thank you. :) I like it too. Its adorable little owl face is too much to bear.

                September 19, 2016

                [deactivated user]

                  Wow, I mean I'd be drawing owls like that, but I'd be WINGING it. I mean I'm a terrible drawer and would go AIRBORNE if I drew an owl slightly good. I'm sorry for the FOWL puns...lol

                  September 19, 2016

                  https://www.duolingo.com/ECS9JD

                  Yes it is :)

                  September 19, 2016

                  https://www.duolingo.com/IrzaLorenz

                  oh when i saw this title i was angry and thought you were a hater boy i not going to judge a book by its cover any more for sure lol

                  September 18, 2016

                  https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7

                  :) I'm glad you didn't just down vote without checking.

                  September 18, 2016

                  https://www.duolingo.com/IrzaLorenz

                  ya i wouldn't do that. don't worry i got you bruh

                  September 18, 2016

                  https://www.duolingo.com/Teacuppy

                  hahhaha, cool XD I have Owl earings and an Owl Key pendant. :) But I have loved 'owls' even before Duolingo. :D

                  September 18, 2016

                  [deactivated user]

                    Why do you have crayons for your bunny coloring book? Colored pencils are better, in my opinion. I have a 75 pack of colored pencils and an adult coloring book, and its easier.

                    September 18, 2016

                    https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7

                    I think both the crayons and the coloring book were from a friend of mine. I try to make my house introvert friendly. This is my office/decompression room. When people come over for things like group lunches, if they become anxious or need some alone time, they can go to the decompression room and doodle or whatever. ^_^

                    September 18, 2016

                    [deactivated user]

                      ^_^ I like it

                      September 18, 2016

                      https://www.duolingo.com/DragonPolyglot

                      That's nice of you! You have no idea how many times that happened to me and there was no room like that, haha.

                      September 18, 2016

                      https://www.duolingo.com/Deyan161

                      Cool

                      September 18, 2016

                      [deactivated user]

                        That's pretty coolbeans

                        September 19, 2016

                        https://www.duolingo.com/agrariana

                        I actually have an owl tattoo! I swear it isn't because I'm obsessed with Duolingo haha

                        September 18, 2016

                        https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7

                        Sure... haha

                        September 18, 2016

                        [deactivated user]

                          I have a coloring book with owls plus owl earrings.... ;D

                          September 18, 2016

                          https://www.duolingo.com/ECS9JD

                          lol, btw, Crayola are the best crayons to get, whether or not they are the cheapest.

                          September 19, 2016

                          https://www.duolingo.com/BlankSquare.2

                          Owls are one of my favorite animals. I want to be recarnated as an owl.

                          September 19, 2016

                          https://www.duolingo.com/Editi0n

                          lol

                          September 18, 2016

                          https://www.duolingo.com/wildfood

                          Owl bookends? That's pretty sweet.

                          September 18, 2016

                          https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7

                          When I first saw them, I squealed. I went to pick one up to check the price and was shocked to realize they were solid metal. Very heavy.

                          Also, check out this cute Duo-looking backpack (from Deuter, no joke!) I found at REI

                          Dueter owl backpack.

                          Also, just yesterday, I was at the mall and noticed a dark green jacket with a brass owl on a shoulder patch. I got too close to the glass and it literally shocked me haha. Sadly, I did not take a picture.

                          September 18, 2016

                          https://www.duolingo.com/SupremusSwaggus

                          > German fairytale > Not scary

                          Choose ONE.

                          September 18, 2016

                          https://www.duolingo.com/BandNerd46

                          LOL!!!

                          September 18, 2016

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