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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 I'd boost the old one but it's a little out of date.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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oh apparently she lives in California nowadays so I guess she's ignoring lots of local Latinx people in her stories about immortal honkies, still, I find it sticking out a lot.

I am reading the new Vampire Chronicles book. There is a litany of names and descriptions of assorted important vampires who are gathered in a room. And it strikes me that every single one of them is described as whiter than the last.

When I think about the place Rice probably wrote this (I am assuming she still lives in NOLA, after an earlier chapter that wallowed in love for Louisiana and Nawlins), I feel like there is a giant failure of empathy with the average citizen of the city she lives in going on here.

If there is one thing I have learnt in my forty-odd years on this planet, it is that any dessert with “death” in its name is going to consist of no less than three kinds of chocolate, probably with no other flavors involved to create contrast or interest.

I was going to announce it a bit later and more properly, but Mastodon received a $70k grant from Samsung NEXT through OpenCollective. I intend to make it available to those who contribute to the project, and have already notified some of the most regular contributors. The way OpenCollective works is that anyone can submit an expense and all transactions are listed transparently. It also holds the money.

As for myself, I intend to continue using Patreon for my own wage/costs.

Passing idea: A horror comic where instead of horrible things being all dark and moodily lit, they are rendered in super-bright clashing colors that are literally painful to look at.

I guess I am kind of doing that with the use of really optically-active B&W stuff in parts of Parallax as a signifier of Weird Ancient Architecture That's Uncomfortable To Be Around.

hello fellow kids enjoy this fine vintage viral content, magical trevor

youtube.com/watch?v=DhKg0F49MH

psst hey some lady who totally is not me is taking some probably-smutty commissions furaffinity.net/journal/902457

Naming characters in Cultist Simulator continues to be a juvenile pleasure.

Usually I am a little less directly obscene in my names, but Dillip was a cop.

The spread on the amount of time I spend on a panel of Parallax is getting wider and wider. I spent like half a week on the top panel of the current page; once that got done it took me like 90 minutes to get most of the rest of it together, backgrounds and all. Planning for a certain amount of background re-use helps a lot!

Sometimes you just gotta go with the snarky reply instead of simply deleting the marketing spam.

(Don't worry, I'm not about to start putting ads on this place. Even for absurd prices like that.)

computer troubles Show more

computer troubles Show more

dear mac why are you at 7% battery after a mere hour in the cafe, geez

what if I imposed a MINIMUM length on rars (possibly not to replies, sometimes 'yes' or 'no' or '🖕🏾' really IS all you need to say) Show more

I have run out of morning internet and should figure out what I am doing with my day.

Probably "laundry" since I put that off for yet another day, bad Anthy. And maybe "schedule NOLA trip" although anything involving a plane starts to sound iffier and iffier thanks to [cw: uspol].

Hey Fediverse does anyone have any good sort of articles/book recommendations/hell even zines about designer toys/art toys/collector toys/sofubi/etc like that kinda stuff?
Doing some research for thesis

Illustrator sure does let me do some intricate bullshit surprisingly easily.

This is probably gonna be right on the border of closing up in print, but I'll cross that bridge when I come to it. Looks fine at final size on screen.

Hahah holy crap it turned out the phone I found and kept safe belongs to one of the guys who works in the back of Morsel.

SMALL WOrLD