So, I just want to apologize for radio silence for so long— I haven’t abandoned this blog, but a couple of things are preventing me from serious art output right now. Anyway, not to get into too much detail, but (1) I’m working on something longer-term and have been doing a lot of prep work that I’m not ready to post, (2) I’m basically out of money and have been redoubling my effort to find a job, and (3) my elderly rabbit has been having a lot of health issues that have required me to devote a lot of energy to his care, so I’ve been… busy.

Anyway, stay tuned; I promise I’ll be back soon. Thanks for hanging in there!

just so you know, your trails in the sky valentines are the most beautiful thing i have ever seen.
Anonymous

Ahhhhhh thank yooouuuuu!!! You just made my day completely. : D I thought of the idea at like 2pm on Valentine’s day and just sat down and plowed through them hoping to get everything done before the day was over. Thank you thank you thank you! :’3

Happy (almost late) Valentine’s Day!

Hope I’m not too late for Witchsona Week.
I am the Allergy Witch. Although my preference would be to be the kind of witch who helps people and improves lives, my powers are not really suited to that type of work. I can only cause or exacerbate allergies, never cure them. So instead, I run a small shop where I help people with pranks and petty revenge. Ha ha, yes, sure I can make your ex allergic to furniture. No, those aren’t my cats. They just wander in here. I’m so sorry.

Hope I’m not too late for Witchsona Week.

I am the Allergy Witch. Although my preference would be to be the kind of witch who helps people and improves lives, my powers are not really suited to that type of work. I can only cause or exacerbate allergies, never cure them. So instead, I run a small shop where I help people with pranks and petty revenge. Ha ha, yes, sure I can make your ex allergic to furniture. No, those aren’t my cats. They just wander in here. I’m so sorry.

An actual conversation Dan and I had. I’m kind of… off when I’m sleepy.

An actual conversation Dan and I had. I’m kind of… off when I’m sleepy.

Before they were dragged into an alternate universe by forces they didn’t understand, forced to fight for a world that was not their own, Marlena and Eugenia were just two normal high school girls who also happened to be a giraffe and an alligator.
I got the idea of a schoolgirl giraffe stuck in my head today, and here’s the result. I think if I were to write a story with them, it would be something like Rayearth, except with jungle animals instead of human girls.

Before they were dragged into an alternate universe by forces they didn’t understand, forced to fight for a world that was not their own, Marlena and Eugenia were just two normal high school girls who also happened to be a giraffe and an alligator.

I got the idea of a schoolgirl giraffe stuck in my head today, and here’s the result. I think if I were to write a story with them, it would be something like Rayearth, except with jungle animals instead of human girls.

This event came up between Dan and I the other day, and I felt I had to share. So, almost six years ago now, when we had first started dating, Dan and I had this conversation. As it turns out, he hadn’t meant to say “Cannibal Holocaust,” which is a movie about anally staking rape victims and live animal cruelty, but rather “Cannibal The Musical,” hence the singing prospectors. I have since learned that Dan frequently uses different words than he means to (particularly in regards to names and titles), and he was extremely upset when he realized what movie he had suggested we watch. Poor Dan still apologizes about this conversation to this day.

This event came up between Dan and I the other day, and I felt I had to share. So, almost six years ago now, when we had first started dating, Dan and I had this conversation. As it turns out, he hadn’t meant to say “Cannibal Holocaust,” which is a movie about anally staking rape victims and live animal cruelty, but rather “Cannibal The Musical,” hence the singing prospectors. I have since learned that Dan frequently uses different words than he means to (particularly in regards to names and titles), and he was extremely upset when he realized what movie he had suggested we watch. Poor Dan still apologizes about this conversation to this day.

30 Days of Female Awesome Day 3: A Character You Hated but Now Love: Meilin Li
I think my initial intense dislike of Meilin is probably the fault of the Nelvana dub of CCS. As a middle schooler I definitely had a way lower opinion of most lady characters from the get-go (thanks internalized misogyny), and so her squeaky, poorly acted English voice and the bizarre changes they made to her character (CCS Meilin is prideful and stubborn, the Cardcaptors dub seemed to interpret that as “too stupid to realize she’s useless,” and had Syaoran calmly voice that opinion constantly, which is horrible on so many levels) did not endear me to her at all. I recall telling other Cardcaptors fans that “it’s okay to hate Meilin, since she wasn’t in the manga anyway.”
I read the manga later and realized how badly the Nelvana dub had butchered the show, and so when I was in college and found a reasonably priced set of CCS, I watched it and immediately realized how important Meilin is to completing the Sakura/Tomoyo/Syaoran dynamic, and how much more fun she makes the story. She rounds out all the main trio’s characters in some way or another, and is herself well-developed and goes through really great character development. I consider Meilin a big part of why, in my opinion, the anime is better than the manga. She also just so cute. I mean, look at that little kitty mouth. How did I not love this girl right away?

30 Days of Female Awesome Day 3: A Character You Hated but Now Love: Meilin Li

I think my initial intense dislike of Meilin is probably the fault of the Nelvana dub of CCS. As a middle schooler I definitely had a way lower opinion of most lady characters from the get-go (thanks internalized misogyny), and so her squeaky, poorly acted English voice and the bizarre changes they made to her character (CCS Meilin is prideful and stubborn, the Cardcaptors dub seemed to interpret that as “too stupid to realize she’s useless,” and had Syaoran calmly voice that opinion constantly, which is horrible on so many levels) did not endear me to her at all. I recall telling other Cardcaptors fans that “it’s okay to hate Meilin, since she wasn’t in the manga anyway.”

I read the manga later and realized how badly the Nelvana dub had butchered the show, and so when I was in college and found a reasonably priced set of CCS, I watched it and immediately realized how important Meilin is to completing the Sakura/Tomoyo/Syaoran dynamic, and how much more fun she makes the story. She rounds out all the main trio’s characters in some way or another, and is herself well-developed and goes through really great character development. I consider Meilin a big part of why, in my opinion, the anime is better than the manga. She also just so cute. I mean, look at that little kitty mouth. How did I not love this girl right away?

Pokeddexy Day 31: All-Time Favorites
Blastoise, Raichu and Crobat ring in the New Year.

Pokeddexy Day 31: All-Time Favorites

Blastoise, Raichu and Crobat ring in the New Year.

Pokeddexy Day 30: Most Badass
Scizor and Feraligatr having a snowball fight (that is about to seriously escalate.)

Pokeddexy Day 30: Most Badass

Scizor and Feraligatr having a snowball fight (that is about to seriously escalate.)

Pokeddexy Day 29: Scariest Pokemon
Mega Pinsir, helping some children get home safely.

Pokeddexy Day 29: Scariest Pokemon

Mega Pinsir, helping some children get home safely.

Pokeddexy Day 28: Cutest Pokemon
Hoppip, Eevee and Pikachu play with warm blankets.
(Also, like Jolteon, the colors look really different than they did on my tablet… I guess yellows are the issue.)

Pokeddexy Day 28: Cutest Pokemon

Hoppip, Eevee and Pikachu play with warm blankets.

(Also, like Jolteon, the colors look really different than they did on my tablet… I guess yellows are the issue.)

Pokeddexy Day 27: Coolest Pokemon
Mewtwo and Gengar “enjoying” their Christmas gifts.

Pokeddexy Day 27: Coolest Pokemon

Mewtwo and Gengar “enjoying” their Christmas gifts.

Pokeddexy Day 26: Favorite Starter
Squirtle, tuckered out from Christmas fun. (Oh, and Happy Boxing Day, Canadian friends!)

Pokeddexy Day 26: Favorite Starter

Squirtle, tuckered out from Christmas fun. (Oh, and Happy Boxing Day, Canadian friends!)

Pokeddexy Day 25: Favorite Legendary
Mewtwo and Mew exchange gifts. Merry Christmas, everyone!

Pokeddexy Day 25: Favorite Legendary

Mewtwo and Mew exchange gifts. Merry Christmas, everyone!