It's been a while but there is a new page of Parallax up on Patreon! In which the Baron shows that he can, in fact, get angry. Or at least a little tetchy.
Email from Adobe about a new thread in the Illustrator prerelease forum regarding a build for [REDACTED NEW FEATURE].
The post is a list of stuff they'd like people to test around [REDACTED].
The replies are all people saying "who the hell wants this, how about you fix some of the issues we've been swearing at for like a decade now". And I just laugh ruefully.
I feel there is an argument to be made that the space between any highway overpass is a temple to Hermes.
A few days ago, after hanging a throw from the parade in his honor from my bike’s handlebars and blessing it in his name, I found myself in the Superdome parking lot beneath a major downtown interchange. Now THAT was a place to do MAJOR Hermes workings if I ever saw one.
pondering magic (cw: magic)
I just read a book about summoning the spirits of the seven traditional "planets" (the Sun, the Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn) to cause assorted transformations in one's life. Each has an assorted angel as well as an "intelligence".
And this is nothing especially new to magic, there's any number of rituals for this sort of things that all ultimately go back to the same few ancient source texts, with similar described results.
But I find myself wondering how, precisely, the names and seals used in these workings were acquired. Because we have discovered three more planets (and demoted one) in the time since. Astrology has found meanings and effects for them, but this particular branch of magic has not. And now I kinda want to take on this weird little research project.
I'm sure this won't lead to anything complicated, or to any difficult moments in my life. At all.
If you are looking for something to read while you are stuck at home, maybe my graphic novel about a robot lady dragged out of reality by her ex will help pass the time! It is dense and weird and somehow got cover quotes from multiple Hugo-winners. It is also free.
I went from "singing Spirit of Radio in the shower" to "pulling up Kobra and the Lotus' fabulous cover of Spirit of the Radio and cranking it" and I feel like that says something about the kind of the kind of day today will be.
Hopefully good. It's a powerful song and Kobra sings it with a strength Geddy never could because her natural range actually matches the vocal line...
Hey, all, I just wanna give a big thanks to the folks on dragon.style, as well as the folks I follow on instances I don’t run, for continuing to CW their politics/covid19/stress posts! Thanks for keeping this place less of a primal scream of agony than Twitter and other commercial social media. 💖❤️💜
Today I ordered Wirecutter’s recommendation for a USBC power bank so I can spend all day working in the park without visiting a cafe full of tourists. I had to get it off of Amazon.
But I also fired up the Kindle app on my computer and made it download every e-book I’ve bought from Bezos and grabbed Calibre. I gotta figure out some settings but I’m done with their ebook ecosystem, and their attempts to make me spend more are the direct cause for this.
I sure have read a lot of competently forgettable sf/f via the Kindle app.
And while I am doodling stuff that will end up life-size... maybe a custom shower curtain? (thanks Neogeen!)
Trying to decide if this runs up against Redbubble's rules (https://help.redbubble.com/hc/en-us/articles/202270929#nudity) or not. Pointers to places that will happily print furry foreplay on a shower curtain are quite welcome...
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