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thinknothingoffalling: thinknothingoffalling: estuarymagicks: You guys just don’t get a break, do you? Maybe it will warm up soon — hopefully with a Spring-like interlude somewhere in there. (I swear this is revenge for last winter) We seem to have gotten summer/spring now…it’s not bad, but the… Today we had rain and it was wonderful!!! Hey, us too! Lovely spring raiiiiin. ...
Awwwww, you’re sweet. <3
thinknothingoffalling: estuarymagicks: You guys just don’t get a break, do you? Maybe it will warm up soon — hopefully with a Spring-like interlude somewhere in there. (I swear this is revenge for last winter) We seem to have gotten summer/spring now…it’s not bad, but the temps just keep flailing about at opposite ends of the spectrum with small rainy interludes. How confusing. I...
rainifyouplease asked: TAG. YOU’RE IT. The rules are to state 10 random facts about yourself. Then, go to your 10 favorite blogs and tell them they’re it. :)
snow9501 asked: You’re it! Rules are: copy this message to 10 other beautiful blogs who you think deserve this message! Keep the game going and make everyone feel beautiful ❤
dictionaryofobscuresorrows: n. the state or condition of unnoticed excellence—the hidden talents of friends and coworkers, the fleeting solos of subway buskers, the slapdash eloquence of anonymous users, the unseen portfolios of aspiring artists—which would be renowned as masterpieces if only they’d been appraised by the cartel of popular taste, who assume that brilliance is a rare and precious...
Alive at heart.: Okay, trying something new. →
rainifyouplease: Because I’m anything but helpless and I refuse to feel so. Hi, I’m Brittani. I’m 19. I go to college. I want to be an artist. I write short stories and am working on one novel. I really like walks in the woods. I also really like virtual walks in the woods, and other places. In other words, I’m a… Hello~~ You sound like my kinda people, so I think friendship is in...
Alive at heart.: Help? →
rainifyouplease: Hello tag, can I please have some help? The thing is, my friends are all fake. They tolerate my presence, they don’t actually enjoy it, and that isn’t a good feeling. I’m trying to do a tarot reading to give me advice for how to make new friends within where I am in the world, but outside, the… I also do tarot readings — shoot me a message with specifics and...
Faerie Oracle Reading :: 5.3.13
Not sure if this was supposed to be anonymous, so it is. Heart of Faerie Oracle deck, advice for someone who just broke up with her boyfriend. (I’m sorry, by the way because that pretty much always sucks.) [ readers: if you’d like a reading of your own, send me a message. I ask that you donate what you’re able so that I can keep helping people in this way. I don’t...
You guys just don’t get a break, do you? Maybe it will warm up soon — hopefully with a Spring-like interlude somewhere in there. (I swear this is revenge for last winter)
Faerie Reading on friendships 5.2.13
An anonymous reading with Brian & Wendy Froud’s The Heart of Faerie Oracle deck. The seeker wanted some direction about relationships with some of her friends. [ note to my followers: if you’re interested in a tarot reading, feel free to send me a message. I ask that you donate what you can so that I can continue to help people in this way. ] [[MORE]] I begin by drawing your...
I forgot to say — I hope you’re all having a lovely Beltane. <3 It’s sunny here and I can hear birds and dogs out my window~~ when my back gets better I’d like to get some more sun.
Back in the saddle
I know I’ve been a fitful blogger while I finished my word count (and, let’s face it, I am a perpetually fitful blogger) — but I’ve got a lot of stuff in the works and I’m hoping to be able to share some of that with you all soon. Today I got to go watch an OPB radio interview with Ursula K Le Guin about a stage adaptation of The Left Hand of Darkness that’s...
Thanks so much! ^__^
It is done!
…and I’m sick. So there’s that.
Camp Nano Excerpt : April 30
“So this single deity was a political creation, like the old gods?” “Not at all. One may create a myth to explain what already exists, but that which exists is not created, only discovered.” Daiko looked over to be certain, but yes, the headmaster was entirely serious. “Are you a religious man, Headmaster Iman?” “I am. I know that where you are from, it is considered unscholarly to engage...
Camp NaNo Excerpt : April 28
[in case you all didn’t know, I had to set El Karnaval Xavier aside for a while; I’m just not ready to write it yet. This is a very different story, set in the same world as Cerin’s Howl, centuries later. The protagonist is Daiko Minami, the new ambassador from Tingyi, an anthropologist-turned-politician.] Daiko stood in front of the mirror, regarding his own face, for some...
Ever since I ditched El Karnaval Xavier and started writing dystopian-future Sifara, things have been going a lot more smoothly. If I pull this off, it will be the most impressive Nano comeback I’ve ever managed. (In related news, don’t expect to see me until May)
describe me the way an author would in a book
You notice her first by the color. At eye-level is electric pink, candy blue hair, but your eyes don’t stay there. Her wrists are bangled with neon rainbows, her clothing glows, and a puff of faux fur starts below her knees. She’s cool, you think, but not cool like whatever’s on the radio. Cool like people want to be close to her, a force more like gravity than attraction....
estuarymagicks said, "I love to help, you know I...
nipperofnoses: Is that a challenge, Gypsy? I’ll take that as permission to cause more trouble. Not that I necessarily needed it, but permission does tend to allow me to um… bend… some fae rules. ;) *rubs hands evilly* What shall I do to you next, Theo? Muahahahahahahahahaha… All right, Jack, I meant tormenting in the friendly way. You know, nicely. Protip: if he says “ow”...
Camp Nano Excerpt :: April 25
“Plus side,” Belfry said with a half-smile, “there’s always the sex.” Swamp couldn’t resist laughing at that, and if it was weak it was better than before. “There’s always that. Nothing like a good herp-derp in the sack.” “A what?” “You know,” he thrusted in the air to demonstrate, “a herp-derp.” “I’ve never heard that term before.” “But it’s oh-so-apropo.” “You’re cute.” She tapped his nose...
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thebookofnights: Things That Should Not Exist, Volume II: A short illustration of why I like Twitter better than Facebook. Shenanigans in which I was involved. (This is what Twitter is for)
The food movement has been slow to recognise the fact that worker rights and...– Know Your Food System: Indigenous Farmworkers in California – this ain’t livin’ (via sinshine) Food is such a complicated thing to consume, but I’m grateful to those who have helped me learn how to do so with more respect. If you live in Portland, you should know that cruelty-free food...
dearchemistry: sending part of my portfolio to a senior set designer at the Pixar Animation studio tomorrow morning and all of the adrenalines are cremating me alive GOOD LUCK GOOD LUCK GOOD LUCK
Wolftea on Etsy →
wolftea: take a gander Aside from being generally awesome, this lovely lady was really friendly and helpful to me when I moved to Portland ~~ (Plus her work is humane, lovely, and full of magic.) If you like bones, feathers, and other natural curiosities, go give her work a look.
faerypotter asked: You do know about Faerieworlds and FaerieCon West, right? And that Brian and Wendy come visit us here, right? And that their son,Toby, and his wife Sarah and their new son live in Portland, right?
thenerdyangelshavethephonebox: Reblog if you live in Portland Oregon, I’m just curious (-: We should all get together and flail like the awkward tumblrites we are. ^^
Of Money and Love
Hello, all. You might have noticed a little ‘donate’ button that appeared in my sidebar today. It’s part of an effort I’m making to change the way I relate to people as an artist. Much of my work I offer for free, because I don’t feel comfortable requiring people to pay to access it. Most notable are tarot readings. They take me a great deal of time and can be...
Faerie Reading 4/21/13
A reading for a seeker who wishes to remain anonymous, concerning her career. I’m using my 11-card tarot spread with Brian & Wendy Froud’s Heart of Faerie Oracle cards. If you’d like your own reading, drop me an ask. If you request anonymity it will look like this. [[MORE]] The card selected for your querent, representing you as you come for knowledge, is the Joy of the...
After several years of rolling my eyes, I’ve finally discovered how to use twitter — send people hugs on bad days, and write clever one-liners on all other days. @GypsyPaws if you want hugs or pseudosequiturs.
Help me out, Portland
I’m looking for Earth Day things in PDX and so far can’t find anything scheduled? I really need to get in touch with my community, but my neighbors get grumpy if I try to talk longer than ‘hello.’ If my back stops hurting I might just bike to the store and get some plants and play in my little porch garden. Maybe do a little bit of guerilla gardening on the Springwater...
I thought I’d lost this post, but here it is, found again! To the friend for whom I read — I know I sent you a more detailed and accurate interpretation, but here is the original, if you’re interested in seeing it. Question submitted on Facebook by a friend who wishes to remain anonymous. This is my personal tarot pattern, a three-card pre-reading followed by an eleven-card...
I’ve got a lot of thoughts running through my head, and I know I owe you all a post — but right now I am being slowly consumed by a fever so I’m going to go to bed instead. In the meantime — still looking for someone who wants a reading with Brian Froud’s Heart of Faerie Oracle cards — did I scare you all away?
Reblog if you're a Gryffindor
allonsyforever: Their daring, nerve, and chivalry set Gryffindors apart. Just taking attendance! Slytherin click here Ravenclaw x Hufflepuff x
Maybe Hipster Cat needs to be the Portland mascot …
Anonymous asked: Would you say your more against cruelty to humans, or to animals? or do you just view them as equally bad?
ask-the-north-wind asked: I think Jack's upset that it's too warm to throw snow balls at you or something, so give the kid a break. Or ice cream. He'd probably like that.
dearchemistry: when you have that moment where you sit down to draw or write and you loose track of time and before you know it it’s 11pm and you haven’t even eaten anything since 2 that afternoon and you know that’s bad for you but at the same time you like it because for that stretch everything really did fade into the background except for you and your passion, and that’s what you live for...
wrexie asked: I really want to help out, but I have no idea what's appropriate to ask for tarot readings! unu
Hiiii fangirling buddy! I love his whimsy and depth, and the way they interact — the man makes me believe, because he does too. (Also, working with Jim Henson? I mean, come on, how more awesome does it get?)
Long days and good news
I’ve been feeling mentally crummy for a few days, and finally found out why — Rin and I are fighting off a bug, and our poor sleep hasn’t helped at all. But, knowing that, I’ve been giving myself a little grace and rest, and feeling better. Last weekend, we went to Powell’s, and I decided to spend some of my christmas money (which I’ve been guarding jeaously)...
Great minds think alike. ^_^ (I have moscato, nom nom. Well, had.) I’m discovering that the drunk = sleepy thing is much more of a handicap when sitting at a computer as compares to, say, playing Apples to Apples or Mario (which are my standard things-to-do-while-drinking). BUT I’m writing, so faaaar be it from me to complain.
Just finished a lovely visit with my father-in-law; now there are no proper excuses to keep me away from my novel. This is the roughest NaNo I’ve yet experienced; I’m in the neighborhood of 20,000 words behind and struggling to pound out more than a sentence at a time. (This seems like poetic justice; for years now I have decried writer’s block of every kind, saying that one...
Agreed and agreed. “Wait, if I KILL this one then they just cry and keep crying … but they don’t turn the show off. Interesting.” [this is where I saw dreadful and obscene things about Fox and their repeated betrayals]