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Gracious Anthracite @anthracite@dragon.style

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Today I was out walking
when I had a brief flash
and saw the people I was passing
as collections of cells gathered together into muscles
pulling against the bones that they grew for some cells to live inside
slithering against each other like a bucket of live eels

And it was kind of beautiful.

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Is it time again? Sorta seems to be. I'd boost the old one but it's a little out of date.

Hi, I'm Peggy, and I run dragon.style. If "maintaining a Patreon to pay the hosting, putting off updating it for a year, and occasionally opening the place up for new users" qualifies as "running" it.

I am a trans lady who spends most of her time drawing complicated sci-fi comics and sort of earning a living doing that via Patreon.

Adobe Illustrator has been my main medium since 2000, it's a pretty unusual choice but it works for me.

I used to do burlesque, then pole dance, as a hobby and a way to stay fit. I miss it and should find something similar again.

You may know me from elsewhere as Egypt Urnash.

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If I count all of the panels in the published pages of Parallax, I have drawn 170 panels since late May of last year. Ten months. Maybe nine if I discount the fact that I've spent this month away from drawing.

I feel slow. And yet when I am actually drawing stuff I go pretty damn fast. Mostly it's the elaborate, crazy backgrounds...

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I got shit done today so I get to doodle naked dragons. Show more

Anthy and I were having a spirited debate about the species of a certain game character... Show more

Oh cool the arcade stick, spray adhesive, and canned air I put out already vanished. In like five minutes. Yay!

Things I have achieved today:

* moved full boxes around
* discussed what we want to keep in the kitchen, and put that on a piece of paper taped to a cupboard so I don't have to try and remember this list or where I put it
*cooked some eggs
*made a giant mess because I forgot to put oil in the pan before cooking eggs
* looked in the living room closet, got very depressed about how much shit I have left to pack/get rid of
* put a couple things out on the curb with a sign reading FREE

Oh yeah there is so much more SPACE in here now that the sunlamp's gone and the boxed-up books are against the wall instead of the middle of the studio.

Up next: I dunno, I should maybe have breakfast or something. Probably just pick a room and see what I can do with it.

Today's moving agenda: Put the mountain of used kleenex next to my computer desk in the trash, so that I can move all the boxes of books up against the wall and out of the way. Then I can decide what's next.

Also sell the sun lamp, huzzah!

Tonight I took those sigils I posted a WIP of the other day and transferred them onto some black paper with gold and black Sharpies. They look pretty nifty. Some observations: Show more

I just realized that there were people going to ECCC on our flight from New Orleans to Seattle. They might have been carrying the cold we ended up with. Didn't even attend ECCC and we still got its concrud.

Five days later, I’m done. Except for the absurdly oversized Sunday Press Nemo reprints, a half dozen larger-than-one-foot books on the other shelves, and the tail end of the pile by the coffee table, every book I own is in a box or the To Be Disposed Of pile.

If anyone in the Seattle area wants some shelves with a dragon lady painted on them, you have but to arrange a time to come here and take them.

I have a lot of books. I used to have easily 3x as many books. I still have a lot.

I have been packing my books since Friday, with one day off. I've almost got them all in boxes now.

Next up: starting to put the stuff I'm not taking up on Craigslist, maybe try to have a yard sale in the very sloped ground in front of my place.

Today I wrote a lengthy two-part rant on Hacker News about the value of The Arts and Art Education that concluded with me proposing a performance art project in which I dig up the corpse of Jesse Helms and fuck him in the face with a jackhammer in vengeance for what he did to the NEA.

What did YOU do with this precious segment of the ever-diminishing hours of your life?

It’s that special time of year when I hop on my bike for the first time in months, get completely wiped out by listening to Google’s directions and their love of extreme hill climbing, then forget how to properly bike in traffic and nearly get killed a couple times!

But now I am in Other Coast waiting for an Electric Wizard and things are good. Especially since I am on vacation from packing today.

Sixty bucks cash? Yeah that’s good. Bye, Quadrun.

I wonder if Pink Gorilla will be interested in buying this copy of Quadrun I’ve had kicking around for a while for anything like the 50-200 range I see online. Let’s go find out! And get some lunch. Lunch is good.

I am beginning to feel like my moving options are

1. ship the barest essentials via Amtrak, sell everything else
2. spend ~2-4k on movers who have a lot of one-star "DO NOT USE THESE PEOPLE" reviews with stories of damage, loss, and/or extra fees
3. spend ~8k on movers who actually have good reviews

honestly not a fan of any of these, leaning towards 1.