Politics / Desk set up better

Jul. 26th, 2017 12:30 pm
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Ugh, politics have been particularly horrifying the last few days. Just e-mailed my senator yet again. (Seattle people: Link is here. Heard a while back that e-mails to this senator ARE useful, not just phonecalls. https://www.murray.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/contactme)


Just got my new monitor stand set up on my desk! It's a monitor arm that holds the monitor up off the desk a bit, but it's freed up enough desk space that I can have my drawing tablet and knitting machine both set up on my desk at the same time, which is great. Having things set up in front of me prompts me to use them, so not being able to have both set up at once was interfering with some things.

Want to get back into digital drawing, still doing the art challenge but have been mostly writing or doodling on paper. But there are some new character designs I have that I really need to work on, and digital is the way to go for that.


What the flying fuck?

Jul. 23rd, 2017 11:59 pm
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We listen to our dark-ass Hungarian/Austrian musicals for a while and feel better than we have in a while?

What the fuck?

How does that even work?

I mean... it's like Romeo and Juliet the extra-dark Mad Max Fury Road version?

And the others...

-Dylan (& others)

New bookshelf!

Jul. 23rd, 2017 10:11 pm
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Guess who salvaged a raw wood bookshelf off the side of the road today?  Really nice one too!  It just needed a quick wash, barely any dust or cobwebs on it at all.  Solid wood, no back, but well-built and surprisingly light!  Maybe one of the neighbor people made it, and decided they didn't want it anymore?

Anyway, I've given it to Sneak.  I'll get zer a new thing of gel medium or ModPodge  or something, and ze plans to decorate it like ze did the last one.  Ze's pretty psyched!

I feel like a successful big brother today.  Also a successful cheapskate.


Art Nouveau Tarot in progress!

Jul. 23rd, 2017 01:57 pm
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Here's a picture of the vaguely Art Nouveau inspired tarot we've been working on.  It's the first 3 cards of the major arcana, and the last.  The first and/or second layers of painting are done, but they all need one more pass for details and final shading!

We've been kind of dreaming of using an Art Nouveau tarot, but all the ones I see… Don’t interest me?  They’re too human-focused.

So we were just thinking - we could make our own mini-deck! :D

Especially since we're trying to brush up our art skills to make a couple of decks we have in our mind, but in the mean time we'd still like to explore some of the symbolism that will be in them some day... now!  And mini-decks, besides being easier on the hands, also need less finicky perfection of detail.

Art Nouveau is a much loved an powerful style for us, one we've always admired.  And has links to romanticism, especially german romanticism.  It just has a lot of feelings for us.

A set of four tarot cards in progress, they show images like cats and moons and tree branches, they are square instead of the typical rectangle.

The Fool         The High Priestess
The Magician   The World

Yes, these are square instead of the typical rectangle!  But e figured if we're going to do this weird, we might as well go all the way and mess around!

We considered hexagonal or round cards, but we found a place that will print custom tarot decks, and the hexagonal and round cards are quite a bit more expensive, while there are some quite reasonable square sizes!  And we like how these are looking in the frame!


Jul. 20th, 2017 11:22 pm

Arc: Laughing

Jul. 19th, 2017 09:38 am
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 [Arc Start] Gotta love when most parodies of Puyo Puyo when mixed with music are all the chain shouts overlayed rhythmically to the songs in question. XD
We found one of the Vocaloid song of "1 2 Fanclub", and we're still laughing our collective arse off because we "discovered" that one. [Arc End]

An Experience that's happened...

Jul. 18th, 2017 12:33 pm
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We'll be adding to this and trying to say more as we get it more put together.  But we're going to try and put *something* down now.


Sometimes now…

My veins feel like they are full of life but also ashes and poison.

I can feel weariness and death like slow poison swimming in them and mingling with life and blood.
Dragging us down towards we know so well what.  Just as our blood buoys us up.

A few times I’ve gotten lost in it and the agony and weariness became a sort of sweetness.  And the intensity of this awareness burned through my body like a flame.

Unmoving but filled with it. Unable to move, to cry out - but crying out inside in pleasure just the same.  Caught up in His embrace (and Life’s) and then everything…

Left with a faint residue of heat and healing.


After this we had a day where we had the first real solid meal in ages.  A big one too! (as opposed to one snack a day with solid food and the rest being yogurt and Ensure)  Actually we had 2 meals that day!  And felt good after instead of every system having difficulty with it!

Before this, we spent some time in the crypt (not quite literally, we'll explain later, but an actual place.)  With "A Nervous Splendor"  And  "The Road to Mayerling: Life of Rudolf" and "Elisabeth" so near... The two serpents inside us.  Just lying on the floor sleeping,  shivering faintly, and weeping.  We felt so heavy after that we didn't know how we would make it to see the next  night.

And then...

Gravity Falls Filk: Pure Of Heart

Jul. 17th, 2017 07:27 pm
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On tumblr, I use the tag 'IMPURE OF HEART' to describe that super-gross identity politics all about conspicuously performing virtue.  Someone showed me this filk of the Gravity Falls episode 'The Last Mablecorn,' called Pure Of Heart and I thought folks here might enjoy it.


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