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Gracious Anthracite

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Is it time again? Sorta seems to be.

Hi, I'm Peggy, and I run If "paying $20/mo to keep it up, 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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Did you know that your Wacom tablet is sending data on every click to Google Analytics? Seriously. This fucking future, geez.

Mastodon Pro Tip: don’t try to make sense of the federated timeline, just don’t. I keep thinking I should just edit it out of my instance entirely once I get things updated. It’s been like drinking from a firehouse since the FIRST few times a wave of users arrived and some of them stuck around.

Today I had a “I am so in for a Silicon Dawn reprint” message via Telegram. I think I have now gotten people telling me this through pretty much every way possible short of finding my phone number or finding me in person. I should try and get that reprint ball rolling.

Well that's not too bad I guess, 1h at the cafe has resulted in about 30min in Illustrator and some distinct progress on this panel.

Damn I sure cannot focus in on drawing today. I got some work done on this next panel at least.

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I just posted a feature suggestion to the main Mastodon issue tracker: "change the 'show boosts' filter to 'show boosts from people with < [many] followers'."

If you like this idea then please go give it a thumbs-up on the tracker, and throw in your ideas on how to make it better.

okay do I work on updating dragon style today, or do I draw stuff. Show more

It’s four in the morning and I’m worrying about the next few days of smoke from the California fires covering Seattle and everything feels impossibly apocalyptic and I should have a glass of water and go back to sleep.

if youre a furry who’s really into homestuck and you make a version of your anthro character who is a derse dreamer is that your fursona dersesona

Good feelings tonight: I got a reply to a comment on /r/adobeillustrator that first thanked me copiously for solving the problem they had, and then went on to say that, oh, of COURSE it's from me, they see me giving great advice there all the time.

Glad someone out there notices my quiet, precise explanations of How To An Illustrator on there. :)

a pun that must have been made a million times but I haven't seen it Show more

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Someone posted the question "what do you think will distinguish the tone of fantasy in the coming years" on /r/fantasy and my instant response was "less stories by white dudes".

Which lead me to this thought: What if I started trying to read random Tiptree-winning (and maybe Tiptree-nominated) books? Feels like a good plan.

Sometimes you just gotta take a glamour shot of the tiny plastic dragon who lives on your desk.

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I'd like to say a few words.


Thank you.