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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 I'd boost the old one but it's a little out of date.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 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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Today I learnt that CSS has added a “hover” check to @media queries, and that every modern browser supports it, so maybe I can finally add some “you’re on a touch screen” fixes to my personal site, which has a lot of cool mouse pointer hover effects.

Also some of you people are lunatics and I am delighted to get asked to draw such insane things <3

One hour later and I have notes to myself on eight of the nine inquiries I've got, and one email mostly drafted. Progress! Also time for a break maybe. Gotta go find some power for the laptop and maybe lunch for me.

I am sitting at a cafe away from stupid cats who want to go get stuck in attics and it is sunny and I have a hot cup of chai and I am going to sit down and read all these commission emails and start thinking about prices and my interest level.

Actually wait this chai has gone cold while I browsed social media, I'm gonna get another one and THEN get down to email...

So we let Artie out last night and guess what dumb asshole was sticking her head out the attic next door at food time this morning. Goddamnit Artie.

Well at least this time it was faster to get her down. Ugh.

Oh hey, this probably goes without saying, but the past couple days have made it pretty much impossible for me to do much more than skim the commission emails I invited last week. Gonna sit down and seriously consider them tomorrow and start thinking about what I want to do and how much I want to quote!

If you haven't gotten a reply yet, then all it means right now is "Artie got stuck in the attic before I got your mail".

Today feels like a good day to work on this idea I had earlier this week.

I am informed that today is and I greatly appreciate the various dragons, kobolds, and dragon-appreciators who make more than a place I can go to talk to myself. 💖


She is sitting next to me on the sofa & very cute & I want to get up & draw but I don’t want to disturb her plz help


I’ve just been thinking about nothing but getting her down for several days straight and my brain is tired.

2am. Woke up. Not looking forwards to trying to coax Artie down through the little ceiling hole tomorrow. Hoping it didn’t get too cold tonight for her. Hearing her mew will be very good. Maybe she will be ready to leap down onto something after this chilly night.

At least we got her some food and water, I’m sure that increased her chances A LOT.

Damn I am exhausted. Oh wait we got up at like 8 to try and get Artie out and that was pretty much what we kept working on until like 3 when we finally got her some food and water and a scritch. I am gonna sleep so hard tonight.


She is still up there but we were able to get in the back door of the disused half of the place and there is a hole in the ceiling that she was peering out of! She has not come out yet but there is some food and water for her up there now. And perhaps she will decide to jump down the ladder sometime tonight.

I need a shower now, that was one musty-ass attic hole I stuck my head in tonight. Curious; there seems to be no access but there was a *christmas tree* and some other stuff stored up there.

No dice. Got the fire department out. They couldn't get the ladder truck's ladder in place without breaking shit. Wheeeeeeee.

We decided not to try the improved Rescue Contraption last night as it was too dark. Artie is still up there and said “HEY HI IM UP HERE” at morning feeding. Gonna try it again soon.

Me and @zebratron2084 have gotten fuck-all done today due to worrying about this situation.

Also, observe how high up this is. See those two little windows under the peak of the roof? She’s sticking her head out of the missing pane. Fun.

So Artie poked her nose out again and we assembled the Cat Lift Deluxe out of some junk lying outside next door. We were able to get this milk crate up next to the window; with Crystal’s help (she’s in the other side of this shotgun double and also Doesn’t Own Artie) we coaxed her into the box on the second try but abandoned ship when it started swaying as we tried to take it down.

She is still safe and now we know she can get through the window. We were worried she was unable to get through. Now we know she can.

I have plans to improve this and make it more stable by using two uprights instead of one. But first I need to chill a bit.

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