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February 14th, 2014

Penguin love story

It's Valentine's Day – for us Finns that's a day of friendship, while the rest of the world views it as a day of love – and one particular love story has taken over the Internet like a storm. It's the story of a ten year old female penguin Sakura who apparently has fallen for her caretaker, Tsuyoshi Notsu. After Sakura's partner Musashi passed away, Sakura's affections turned towards Notsu – and now Sakura follows him everywhere striking courting poses.

Sakura and Notsu can be spotted at Matsue Vogel Park, an aviary park in Shimane Prefecture of Japan.

You know, stalking and relentless courting is disturbing, but if the stalker was someone as awesome as Sakura, I wouldn't mind one bit!

February 9th, 2014

Depressed penguins given happy pills

Do you feel depressed about the weather? Well, you are not alone; Penguins of Scarborough's Sea Life Centre are depressed, too. While Humboldt penguins live in pretty extreme conditions, the endless downpour and winds have made the ones living in the UK Sea Life so miserable that they've actually been described happy pills.

And those thinking this is just captive birds treated badly getting bored out of their minds, it is not. In fact, in the nature penguins are known to succumb to even suicide. For example on Antarctica, sometimes a penguin just gets up and start to waddle to the centre of the continent, a place where pretty much nothing can survive. No-one really knows why this is, but one of the more popular theories points to the climate change.

In this light I'm glad to see the little fellas of Scarborough are being looked after. I can personally attest to the positive impact of antidepressants and if the penguins find them helpful, too, then all the better!

To read more about the case, check out posts on The Guardian and/or MSN.

Penguins popping pills in real life, who knew? Just don't give them Uzis.

January 20th, 2014

Penguin and Tom Baker Awareness Day!

You know what day it is today? It's something beyond awesome – it's Penguin Awereness Day! Not to be confused with World Penguin Day (April 25th), the name of the day says it all; Find out more about penguins and remember to tell everyone you meet how much you love those monochromatic waddlers!

Tom Baker's 80th Birthday
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But wait; This isn't just another yearly awareness day. This also happens to be the 80th birthday of the one and only Tom Baker!

I may have born after his tenure in the TARDIS ended but that hasn't made his impact on me and my Doctor fandom any lesser. Heck, my no. 1 weapon against the current winter freeze is a certain impossibly long garment...

So, let's combine the two great things into one by giving The Penguin Tom Baker (from our Anniversary artwork) his own wallpaper!

Happy Birthday, Mr. Baker – thank you for all the great times, and may there be many more ahead!

January 7th, 2014

New year, new penguins!

So, it's 2014 now; The Year of The Doctor is behind us and were in the Year of Godzilla. And of course, TAGAP 3 progress keeps happening at a steady pace. While the game won't be out this year either, we do have new media reveals planned for easing the wait. So keep checking back!

Also, the weekly appearances of our Weekly Penguin feature continue as usual. Last week may have ended the year with a bang, but this year starts with something special, too; Poketti penguin Sydney.

Finally, we're updating our SoundCloud again this week with more stuff from TAGAP soundtracks past, starting with Pablo, Pedro & Pingu 2011, the ending song from TAGAP 2 most recently heard in the Jack and Ricky video of the New Year.

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