Musician, writer, artist, gardener, Jane-of-all-trades.
I keep astonishingly busy with a wide variety of things and this blog may seem random in consequence. Expect Mass Effect fanfic (including the ongoing saga of pilot-lovin' Rhi Shepard), thoughts on disability, politics, and a liberal helping of goats. Especially baby goats.
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If you have a spare piece of slate or tile from your home project, stick in in the fridge. Then when he’s whining he’s hoooooooot give him the slate with a fluffy towel on top. he can flop on that and cool off.
We used to put frozen water bottles in my bunnies’ cage, but the kitties don’t like ice and I hadn’t thought of tiles in the fridge. I’ll try that — though given his most recent “hey, I’m hot” coping strategy was to lay ON ME, I’m not entirely sure he’d do what’s best for him. Or maybe his deep emotional cat pain has nothing to do with temperature. :P
I really love beef, and I’m not about to go vegetarian, but I have been trying to switch my meat intake over towards pork, and this is why.
look at these boots and tell me you dont immediately want to go adventuring in them holy shit i love these shoes so much
Nassim Taleb, Antifragile (via epiphany-rambler)
YES YOU SEE BECAUSE ANTIDEPRESSANTS MAGICALLY WIPE OUT YOUR ENTIRE CAPACITY FOR MELANCHOLY IN ONE FELL SWOOP LIKE YOU LITERALLY POP ONE PILL AND BOOM THERE’S A BIG SMILE ON YOUR FACE AND THEN YOU CAN NEVER WRITE POETRY AGAIN BECAUSE AS WE ALL KNOW IT’S ONLY POSSIBLE TO WRITE GOOD POETRY WHEN YOU’RE IN A FETAL POSITION DRY SOBBING AT ONE IN THE AFTERNOON AND WONDERING IF YOU’D HAVE THE EMOTIONAL ENERGY TO SHOOT YOURSELF IF YOU HAD A GUN GODDAM THOSE EVIL DOCTORS AND THEIR MEDICINE THEY RUINED LITERATURE FOREVER BECAUSE AS WE ALL KNOW LITERALLY NOBODY HAS EVER WRITTEN ANYTHING EVEN HALFWAY DECENT SINCE ANTIDEPRESSANTS CAME OUT ALSO FUCK THE POLIO VACCINE AND AIRPLANES FOR SOME REASON
"Everything with a soul would have been silenced"?? jfc
IN CASE ANYONE WAS WONDERING WHAT ACTUAL ROMANTICIZING LOOKS LIKE
no. no no no. Think of how many more poems Sylvia Plath could have written if she hadn’t died so young? How much more intense and complicated and innovative would van Gogh’s work have gotten had he not also died so young. Both died by suicide in their 30s. fuck.
Fuck this shit
Not to mention Virginia Woolf, possibly Edgar Allan Poe…
This bullshit idea that depression is somehow creatively beautiful is actually super damaging and one of the reasons it took me so long to get on meds in the first place. Even if it is true, fuck you, people shouldn’t have to die slowly and painfully for your ridiculous standards of ‘art’.
Not to mention that depression makes it a lot harder to be creative because you dont have any fuckin energy to do shit
The really cool thing about having a great big ol’ list of followers is that you can share the work of really cool people with more really cool people.
I get the biggest kick out of seeing people I interact with start to follow each other. :D
I have 400 followers.
I believe it’s traditional at this point to say that I love all of you, but, without going into the whole Bilbo-at-the-party-speech, if there are 400 people following me I obviously can’t even know who you all are, so that would be bullshit.
What I can honestly say is that if you’d like to chat I do respond to asks and mails and replies and whatnot (anon is on and will continue to be so unless someone starts being a bad sport), I’m always open to actually talking to some of the silent masses, if there’s anything you want me to tag please ask, and I very much appreciate that y’all decided my incessant babbling was worth paying attention to.
The other traditional thing at this point is some kind of give-away. I’m not in a position to do that right now — I’m in the height of gig season, working on freelance projects, long fic, and remodeling my house — but at some point in the future (possibly another nice round number, AFTER the art studio is done), I’m definitely planning on it! And I’ll pretty much always respond to writing prompts — mass effect, elder scrolls, dwarf fortress?, random-throw-an-idea-out-and-get-a-paragraph-of-newly-created-OC — so if you like making the trained seal bark, go for it. :P