I found a nice shady un-crowded spot near the entrance and the ATM and did free queer tarot readings for folks, using my Thea's Tarot deck, a radical lesbian feminist deck from a local! :D I did maybe a dozen readings, and some of them gave me money. It let me meet all sorts of new people and chat with them and share this little hint of local queer history with them!
And I got a purple hoodie from a yard sale! A past owner sewed yellow spikes and purple wings on it, so it is now my SPYRO THE DRAGON HOODIE! I can't believe I found it for two bucks!
What a great Pride. And Biff had a great time too!
The Mother of All Plagues isn't really a story suited to expansion like the others. It was intended to be short. That leaves a good seventy-five dollars (or 1500 words) free, which seems a shame to waste. To make up the deficit, I'll be posting a non-fiction essay called Ligeia Grows Up to go with it.
Ligeia Grows Up is about the influence Piers Anthony's work has had on our life, for better or for worse. Due to the nature of its content, I will not be posting it publicly. Patreon folks, of course, will get it, but for the rest of you, if you want access to the essay, please let me know, so I can insure you see it.
Thanks so much, guys! Mother of All Plagues is thankfully the last remnant from the older days when my stories were shorter. Now my Patreon is at a more reliable level, so I have a better idea of the word count necessary month by month. Hopefully, things will run pretty smoothly from here on out.
I hope you guys enjoy both works when I post them!
( Access, subscriptions, tags, cuts, memories, and communities, oh my! )
Until today, I had kept our wee system altar (an alter altar! ;p ) in our big bookshelf, but it finally needed to be relocated. So I put it on top of our small bookshelf! It used to be bigger; I put some of the extra things in a little box that’s off to the right of this, to clear off some space. Here's a piccy!( Pic behind cut )
Black Market was a success! (Which is amazing, considering how awful the weather was.) And Sneak brought home a new friend! Ze has named it Squish. It is a crocheted cuttlefish who is the perfect hugging size, made in rainbow yarn. It has nine little tentacles, a curly frill on its mantle, and was made by Taylor Popek.( A picture of Sneak with Squish behind the cut )
It was white ice cream, with just the TIIIINIEST hint of green. It was delicious and mild with just a hint of raspberry and a bunch of Pop Rocks.
Verdict: scrumdiddlyumptious! :D I can’t believe I get to eat an ice cream flavor from one of my favorite books! :D
Mother Nature has such a better imagination than us. I love seeing all the different colors and shapes. Mori was all about the carnivorous stuff, Rogan about the world-building inspiration, and Biff was just quietly practicing and trying to replicate the colors and textures.
A great way to relax on a Sunday! :D
The owner has a bunch of photos of the kitty, including a big album of them taken throughout Kitty's life. There were cards from local children and business owners, and someone had made a beautiful chalk drawing of the kitty on the sidewalk outside the insurance agency.
I am so glad the kitty is being remembered.
ZOMG! ZOMG! *runs around flailing* So exciting! Eeee!