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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 I'd boost the old one but it's a little out of date.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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It’s a drizzly grey day and I have no energy and it’s the weekend and I posted a page to Patreon yesterday so I think I am just gonna chill on the couch and appreciate some Art.

The best thing about Gab forking Mastodon: I can decide to block an instance running that much faster than I can make the decision on a Pleroma run by an anime girl icon.

Oh hey looks like the Eisners were last night. Lemme check the results... My first Eisner loss!

My phone has no idea how to capture this gorgeous hot magenta sunset. I should see if there’s any way to turn off all the automatic color correction/focus/brightness on the iPhone camera someday. Or get an alternate camera app that lets me do that.

Hey it's another page of Parallax up on the Patreon! I am hot and sweaty and have nothing clever to add to that. patreon.com/posts/vx10-1-21-28

I'll probably put this stuff in the queue for public viewing soon.

I poked my nose out the door to confirm that it had, indeed, begun to drizzle. Just lightly. Barely enough for even a Seattleite to consider it rain.

But the wind, plus the impact of the drops of water, was shaking the trees across the street. And tiny white and pink flower petals were, ever so gently, drifting down from them.

Have I mentioned lately that I feel incredibly spoilt to get to live here again?

Me: The backgrounds on this page are terrible.

Nick: They're just not amazing, they're fine, sheesh.

I have set myself crazily high standards for this thing.

Ugh I just cannot get into the zone for drawing this week. Probably still recovering from the Barry hurrication. Everything feels like it’s taking longer than it should and looks uninspired.

But hey another page mostly down. Gonna let it sit and work on another one I think. Come back in a few days and see if I can determine a way to fix it. Or maybe just decide it’s okay after all, that happens.

It’s just a little too drizzly to work in the sculpture garden as I was originally intending so I guess I’m gonna work In the faux Roman remnant instead.

Note plaque. There are a LOT of WPA plaques around City Park. Praise socialism!

I am constantly delighted that this piece is arranged in such a way that you only see the chrome dog with a human face if you step off the path and walk around it.

A good civic spirit makes room for spiders. I would love a small reproduction of this with a light-up crystal. It might be dreadfully tacky but I would still love it.

One of these two sculptures is the best one in the newer half of the City Park sculpture garden. I cannot decide which.

11 Acute Unequal Angles is, however, the punchline.

So in 1999 there was a movie based on Bob Burden's superhero comics. "Mystery Men" involved a bunch of low-rent superhero wannabes who ended up trying to rescue a Real Superhero from the clutches of a villain with a "Psycho-frakulator", a device that distorts reality. Show more

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der brain

did we really need to dream we were wandering around an animation studio

no

no we didn't

Here is a tiny histogram of how many functions each of the keys on my keyboard has in Illustrator.

1 xx
2 xxxxxx
3 xxxxxxxx
4 xxxxxxxx
5 xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
6 xxxxxxxxxxxx

This does not account for a few f-keys with an Action or two bound to them, or for a few keys that trigger Quicksilver to run an external script that makes Illustrator do things. It also does not account for keys with zero functions - which would be, um, six of the twelve f-keys.

I have customized the heck out of AI's keyboard settings over the decades.

HEY COMIXS FOLKS: Rumor has it that KrakenPrint is going out of business and taking a good chunk of payments with them. If you are about to write them a big check for a book, stop and make sure they’re still active first.

Geez one of the Amazon sellers has a copy listed as "Used - Very Good" that they are asking $1750 for.

Daaaang I have just been informed that the prices for new copies of my Tarot deck on Amazon is up to $600. I should really try to get a second edition happening.

Also it occurs to me that if a second edition happens I should try to see if the Amazon description can get a link to its Kickstarter inserted in it. Probably not but it sure would be nice to point anyone willing to spend three-digit sums to a theoretical Kickstarter.

I just read volume 6 of “A Series Of Unfortunate Events”, taken off the bookshelf at Bean Gallery because I wanted something low-brain to amuse myself with.

It was cute and charming and I feel absolutely no compulsion to read the other twelve books, or the assorted companion volumes, or the prequel describing the antics of the fictional author of the books. I was however highly amused to see that a pivotal auction of Ultra-Hip Expensive Items took place at “Veblen Hall”.

Dinner time, perhaps.