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Gracious Anthracite

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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 I'd boost the old one but it's a little out of date.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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This is one heck of a text adventure.

Lady who grew up in the North: I'd like to visit New Orleans sometime.

Me, reflexively and quite seriously: Do not do it in the summer or you will DIE.

They painted over all the bathroom graffiti at the Capitol Hill Solstice. Good thing I had a Sharpie in my bag.

Mastodon: I need your help. I'm in charge of the holiday social trivia, and I want some questions from other religions/culture's winter festival/holy day traditions.

I've got @DialMforMara giving me a Jewish question or two, but there are LOTS of societies and religions with winter or solstice events: Are you a member of one? Would you mind giving me a trivia question so any students or partners who are a member of one of these groups can go "I'VE GOT THIS!"?

(I can't ask the students)


Late night thought: Smutty YCH, but if you’re on my comics Patreon you get a $20 discount on whatever your winning bid is.

(Feel free to steal this if you’re an artist and think it’s a good idea, owe me a cheap pinup or something if it works out really well for you.)

Late night thought: Smutty YCH, but if you’re on my comics Patreon you get a $20 discount on whatever your winning bid is.

(Feel free to steal this if you’re an artist and think it’s a good idea, owe me a cheap pinup or something if it works out really well for you.)

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Cat Valente’s “Space Opera” is the saddest damn thing I have ever read that claims to be a comedy. It’s pretty good but it sure does have a lot of huge downers amidst all the goofy descriptions of aliens having Space Eurovisions instead of galactic wars.

I made it to the Ballard market in time for some painfully spicy cheese, which will help me survive another dreary Seattle winter week. There was a little jazz combo playing for tips. They sang a lyric about Basin Street and all I can think of now is that these guys are about as far from Basin Street as it is possible to BE without leaving the continental US, which resulted in a melancholy little wave of missing NOLA.

I really need to get dressed so I can go out to Ballard to hit the farmer's market and get some really really spicy cheese.

But it is raining.

Ah well. "Starland is full of many harsh tasks."

I got in a nice groove the past couple days and just posted four new page layouts to Patreon. Feels nice to push the story forwards in a chunk like this. Now to start the lengthy process of finishing the drawings...

I am generally finding that the parts of Spyro 3 where you control someone besides the titular dragon to be more entertaining than they were in the original. Part of this may be because I've mellowed out with age, part of it may be because I just completely binged on being Spyro through 1 and 2 over the past couple weeks... and part of it may be because Toys for Bob put a *lot* of love into sculpting and animating the other characters.

I suppose I will see how much the last one is worth when I unlock the First Monkey Shooter friend.

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This sure is some Dark Web Patterns bullshit. Am I saying “yes” to “send me email to confirm I just bought tickets to see George Clinton next week”, or “yes” to “subscribe me to TSA Pre-Check Except With An Extra Middleman email”? Ugh, Ticketmaster.

Also, I am going to go see George Clinton next week! He’s like a thousand years old now, this should be super rad!

Hello Wordpress 5.0. Hello absolutely terrible new editor designed for laying out brochure sites instead of, like, writing a plain ol' blog entry. Let me just make sure I have the 'Classic Editor' plugin installed before I upgrade.

Sometimes I wonder if it is time to scrap my Wordpress installation and rebuild my site on something newer. But there's seven years of content in it, along with several custom styles I wrote, and I really don't think spending a month or two rebuilding all that shit sounds like a thing I want to do, or to pay someone else to do.

There is a thing going around Twitter of "what would your fursona's YouTube channel be" and I am pretty sure Peganthyrus would just post videos of her sleeping on her hoard.

This is a wonderful line. It succinctly suggests that (a) the receptionist is speaking Spanish and (b) Donovan barely knows enough Spanish to even realize that.

(Steven Brust, “Good Guys”. Urban fantasy.)

I just spent like ten minutes going through all my installed fonts, then searching Typekit's heavy fonts, looking for just the right font to use for that thing Walter Simonson does where the entire panel turns into the outline of a REALLY REALLY LOUD SOUND. I am pretty sure *one* of these will do the trick.