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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 I'd boost the old one but it's a little out of date.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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anyway back to making lots of little paintings for this crazy comic.

I should really find a bunch of Bill Sinkevich's work, especially his painted comics.

Today I visited an old local friend and caught up. Caesar's comic book library is still absolutely insane.

My eyes are slightly grumpy from hanging out in a house with four cats but I'm fine with that.

The cafe is playing the Beatles and I think this may be my cue to go home.

Doodling something and I am all "this instance of Peganthyrus should be Divine Mode Peganthyrus" for some reason despite the fact that anyone pure white would quickly turn into an anthropomorphic sunburn down here in NOLA, I guess she can get away with it by being made of coherent light or something.

Probably not gonna finish it anyway, Im just doodling.

Passing thought: What if Doug TenNapel teamed up with Orson Scott Card for a project made by a total dream team of GenXer "I liked this but they turned out to be a horrible raging conservative who wants to delete all the gays" disappointment?

@fedichive@fedichive.tk Hi! Do you have any mechanism in place to let people and/or instances opt out of being archived? Because I would like to opt dragon.style out of archiving.

A I am really glad I track my time nowadays. I was able to look at this week and see that I’ve been making my time goals on Parallax for the past four days, plus a chunk on last Sunday. So I feel no qualms in giving myself permission to give in to this lack of energy I’m feeling today.

I have also not had anything to eat today besides some begniets so I may change my mind after getting a sandwich in me...

(I am still a half hour short of working my current total weekly goals. If I do make that then maybe next week I might try upping what I’m asking myself to do by a little bit, I think there’s definitely room to be a bit more productive without risking burnout.)

I am really glad I set Time Sink to retain its logs indefinitely. It’s nice to be able to figure out how much time I spent working when I have days where I never get around to using my to-do/diary.

There are spaceship names from before Iain and there are spaceship names from after Iain.

And yes, ‘Splain is a warship. What else would she be with a name like that?

(Elizabeth Bear, Ancestral Night)

Person on the Illustrator subreddit: How do I make Illustrator make a bunch of scaled and rotated copies of a thing?

The first reply: There is no magical solution to this, you'll just have to tediously copy it, rotate, and scale manually.

Me, replying to them: There is a magical solution and here it is. *writes a short, numbered list of precise steps*

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Maybe moving to New Orleans was a terrible idea. businessinsider.com/greenland-

[cw: global warming]

Ah well. Enjoy it while it lasts, Peggy.

I kinda have this urge to draw some self-indulgent smut but I don’t actually have any desires I want to indulge right now. Weird.

This is the second time I've had a closeup of a handshake in chapter 1 of Parallax.

It's like it's a *motif* or something.

A couple pages in progress are updated on the WIP page, if you know where to find it. For everyone else these'll probably be up... next month, maybe? unless I decide to sit on them a bit to build up more queue.

New page up on Patreon! It is super pretty.

patreon.com/posts/mixolyne-1-1

Also there are new pages popping up on the public site this month! egypt.urnash.com/parallax/chap

anyone in the #seattle area looking for work? i have a connection looking to hire someone with basic coding/scripting knowledge (no CS degree required). positions are semi-entry level SDET (test engineer) and dev ops, and i think the company mostly uses a windows Azure stack. DM me for additional details!

“Have you seen Sugarfoot?”

“She’s not back here.”

Then I find her sitting on the not-quite-an-altar. I sigh. She had better not knock over the Duck Of My Mother, but I don’t have the heart to take her off. Especially when she’s settling in for a nap.

Today I spent an hour and a half working on this page of Parallax plus a half hour being interviewed about how I use Patreon. I am tempted to say "that's two hours of work, I'm knocking off" but I feel like a half hour more could see this page DONE and I'd really like to get there.

Either way I think it is time for me to get up from this table in the corner of the park Du Monde and go somewhere else. I've been here for about an hour.