Writer and photographer who enjoys shiny things and the way books smell. Life ambition: to become a dragon. (Or maybe I already am.)

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7/23 This is the face of a goat who has definitely not been standing on a fence to eat blackberries growing just outside the sheep pasture. Nope nope nope.

In completely unrelated news, the Blue Haired Girlfriend had to drive two extra fenceposts in the sheep pasture today, because the fence had gotten detached and crumpled downward somehow. Almost as if a heavy weight had been on top of it, probably about 60 kilograms with hooves and white fur.

The only possible explanation is that one of our neighbors has been animating enormous fluffy white teddy bears with the power of the dark arts and use them to frame this sweet, innocent goat for crimes she didn’t commit.

Lookit that face. That face cannot possibly belong to something that would squoosh a fence.

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Things that make me happy: an app on my phone that I can use to create timed meditations with. I just made a ten-minute one that sounds like being on the beach at night with a campfire going.

❝ Depression is stupid and not a thing that makes me a better writer. One time I went a whole year without writing and I stayed in bed and drank. Fuck your Bukowskisms. I want sunlight and love and running down some street I’ve never been on where it’s warm and cool at the same time and I’m smiling. I want nothing to ever be bad again- and I don’t mean that I want a life free of conflict, I mean that I want a life free of meaningless conflict. Not being able to will oneself to take a shower or leave the house is meaningless. There is nothing to be gained, no lesson to be learned from that kind of life. My heart is stale, my prose is stale. Give me fire if you want to hurt me. Give me something I can taste. There’s nothing romantic or mysterious about where I am. There’s nothing here worth holding onto. ❞

- By Joshua Espinoza  (via quibbler)

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Things I am happy I have lived long enough to see:

Cosmo peddling explicit advice on lesbian sex positions.

Edit: having now read the article in question, it goes from “p sure everyone’s got that figured out” to “NOBODY ACTUALLY DOES THAT” so, really, it’s pretty much on part with their het sex stuff.


Today my boyfriend bought a label maker

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Had a very, very slow start this morning. But now i have 45 minutes to do chores before the Tweetchat with Kelley Eskridge that I’m going to be participating in (and that a wonderful writer and Clarion West volunteer, Henry Lien, will be running).

(Writers who follow me should swing by and check it out. Kelley is super cool.)

And in Flight Rising news:



First Look: Song of the Sea, the new film from the director of Secret of Kells

Tomm Moore, director of the magical, beautiful The Secret of Kells, is back with a new film, Song of the Sea

According to Moore, Song of the Sea “is the story of Saoirse, the last Selkie child, and her brother Ben. When their mother disappears  they are sent away to live with their grandmother in the city. But on Halloween night they decide to sneak away to get back home to their lighthouse by the sea. On their journey they encounter the forgotten creatures of a fading folklore, and discover that Saoirses song is the key to their survival; however, Saoirse cannot sing or even speak without her Selkie coat, which their father has taken from her for fear of losing her like their mother before her. So it becomes a sort of race against time to reunite her with her coat and save the fairyfolk.”

The film takes inspiration from the mythological Selkies of Irish folklore, who live as seals in the sea but become humans on land. The film features the voices of Brendan Gleeson, Fionnula Flanagan, David Rawle, Lisa Hannigan, Pat Shortt and Jon Kenny. Music is by composer Bruno Coulais and Irish band Kíla, both of whom previously collaborated on The Secret of Kells.

Song of the Sea will be released in the US this fall by GKIDS.

For more info — and THE TRAILER! — check out Animation Scoop’s great interview with Tomm Moore and the film’s official website.




my partner tried to call me a sweetheart the other day but he misspelled it and I read it as “sweetbeard” and then I decided that this is what dwarf couples call each other

so, naturally, here are two dwarves on a date


My friend Persephone is super pretty!  

She is also the Chosen One and her unicorn is a badass one with a sword for a horn in the fantasy book she stars in. 

(I told her I could process a picture to show off her pretty purple contacts)


DA:I Spoiler: the Veil wasn’t torn by a great and ancient evil.  It was Jowan.  It was all a misunderstanding.  He had good intentions.  He just wants to find a way to make it right.

ps barbeauxbot is super cute

I just spent a bit processing pictures of her, therefore I a trustworthy authority on these matters.

My entire dash is freaking out about a character I have literally never heard of until today. 

It’s fun watching my friends be all excited.  :D


7/11 Moustache the “Chicken” would like you to know she is a chicken, and not a small dinosaur in a poorly fitted chicken suit. Go about your business. 

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