Personal life update! New hair, new tattoo, new(ish) book!

I got bored with long hair and missed how low maintenance short hair. The tattoo I got from Fenix Tattoos in Pioneer Square, with the lovely darklilcorner when she came to visit! And my mom finally finished Raising Steam so now I have the latest Pratchett book (check out that manicure! so proud of myself for not smudging)

The tattoo is an illustration from Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman’s novel “Good Omens.” It’s on the back of my left elbow, if that’s not clear.

Sorry for the terrible phone camera quality!




I’m getting bored of the tits on wings harpy motif, so I decided to make my own (these are far from accurate though I apologize)

first: southern cassowary

second: fancy rooster

third: marabou stork

((I’m gonna have to make more these were so dang fun))


Whoa. The first one is mega deep in the uncanny valley (and that’s not a bad thing in this case…)

"Most mass murderers do not go from zero to 60. Rodger made escalating assaults on women (splashing coffee on them, attempting to shove them off a ledge) before his killing spree. Both Cho and Justin-Jinich’s murderer harassed women before they killed anyone. When such acts go unnoticed and unpunished — because we expect men to harass women, and it’s not outrageous or even noteworthy when they do — they can become stepping-stones to more conspicuous and less socially acceptable acts of violence."

Raina Lipsitz

Interesting to note that while a history of animal cruelty is widely accepted to be a link with becoming a serial killer, the link between cruelty towards women and killing women is still up for debate. If a guy abuses a cat and then shoots women we say "we should have seen it coming that guy was nuts", but if abuses women and then shoots women we say "we had no way of seeing it coming that guy was a perfectly polite, kind and wonderful human 

(via marxisforbros)

how did I miss that Fall Out Boy’s cover of “Beat It” has a fucking cowbell in it??




what if bees sang songs when they flew by your ears

[tiny bee whisper/sings] ah ah ah ah stayin alive

im a boss ass bitch bitch bitch bitch bitch bitch bitch 


The Sailor Scout, Fantasy RPG set!


white people complaining when a canonically white character appears poc is like Dudley Dursley complaining when he got 37 presents instead of 38



A message from cyrilvamp
Just so you know you're a flawless creature and I love you and all of your artwork. I've just dropped out of art school, it really took all of my passion out of me. Do you have any suggestions as to how I can get my groove back?



My advice for losing passion or drive is kinda different than most my friends so take that with a grain of salt, but I can only say what’s worked for me: Make yourself work. Doesn’t matter what you’re working on, don’t let yourself sit around not doing anything. You don’t have to take on, like, your opus or anything… but you need to be doing something with your art. You need to make a project, and hold yourself accountable for finishing it. Even if it looks like trash or its a failed experiment, its okay to make bad stuff. You learn from making bad stuff. Just keep your hands busy, keep your brain busy.

If I waited for when I felt my “groove” or had passion for it, I’d probably be out of a job because there was a 3 month period not long ago when I was burnt out and tired of drawing/writing, but I had to cuz its my job. I did good work I was proud of, regardless of being in my groove. I just had to find a motivation that wasn’t passion for those 3 months… which turned out to be “fear of not getting paid” and “refusing to drop quality.”

I am not of the opinion people should only work when they feel inspired. Sometimes, you just have to do it. You have to sit down and work. You have to find a reason to keep going at it during the times when the passion isn’t there, cuz the passion will not always be there.

like I said, take my advise with a grain of salt. This is what’s worked for me and how I function.

This is very good advice.

I also find that it can help to do a *different* kind of art to build up your groove. I got burned out on digital art after I had 3 big projects plus working full time in a one-month span, so I took a break from photoshop and did a lot of mixed media arts & crafts. I had another friend take up glassblowing when she lost her passion for jewelry-making.



Lion, Tiger And Bear Raised Together After Rescue From Drug Dealer

Baloo the bear, Leo the lion, and Shere Khan the tiger were found locked in a basement undernourished and abused. The trio was originally owned by a drug dealer who didn’t properly care for them, leading to neglect and poor health. In 2001, Noah’s Ark Animal Sanctuary, a nonprofit that cares for animals in need, came to the rescue, and took them to Locust Grove, Georgia, where they were treated for injuries. They could have been separated but since at the moment of the rescue they were already friends, the sanctuary decided to keep them together. The abuse they suffered together as babies has bonded them into a loving brotherhood that does not recognize species.

Via The Meta Picture

Works for me in all sorts of ways.