What the flying fuck?

Sunday, 23 July 2017 23:59
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We listen to our dark-ass Hungarian/Austrian musicals for a while and feel better than we have in a while?

What the fuck?

How does that even work?

I mean... it's like Romeo and Juliet the extra-dark Mad Max Fury Road version?

And the others...

-Dylan (& others)

New bookshelf!

Sunday, 23 July 2017 22:11
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Guess who salvaged a raw wood bookshelf off the side of the road today?  Really nice one too!  It just needed a quick wash, barely any dust or cobwebs on it at all.  Solid wood, no back, but well-built and surprisingly light!  Maybe one of the neighbor people made it, and decided they didn't want it anymore?

Anyway, I've given it to Sneak.  I'll get zer a new thing of gel medium or ModPodge  or something, and ze plans to decorate it like ze did the last one.  Ze's pretty psyched!

I feel like a successful big brother today.  Also a successful cheapskate.

--Rogan

Art Nouveau Tarot in progress!

Sunday, 23 July 2017 13:57
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Here's a picture of the vaguely Art Nouveau inspired tarot we've been working on.  It's the first 3 cards of the major arcana, and the last.  The first and/or second layers of painting are done, but they all need one more pass for details and final shading!

We've been kind of dreaming of using an Art Nouveau tarot, but all the ones I see… Don’t interest me?  They’re too human-focused.

So we were just thinking - we could make our own mini-deck! :D

Especially since we're trying to brush up our art skills to make a couple of decks we have in our mind, but in the mean time we'd still like to explore some of the symbolism that will be in them some day... now!  And mini-decks, besides being easier on the hands, also need less finicky perfection of detail.

Art Nouveau is a much loved an powerful style for us, one we've always admired.  And has links to romanticism, especially german romanticism.  It just has a lot of feelings for us.

A set of four tarot cards in progress, they show images like cats and moons and tree branches, they are square instead of the typical rectangle.

The Fool         The High Priestess
The Magician   The World

Yes, these are square instead of the typical rectangle!  But e figured if we're going to do this weird, we might as well go all the way and mess around!

We considered hexagonal or round cards, but we found a place that will print custom tarot decks, and the hexagonal and round cards are quite a bit more expensive, while there are some quite reasonable square sizes!  And we like how these are looking in the frame!

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Saturday, 22 July 2017 17:48
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So, we’re debating getting a rat instead of a ferret once we move into our own apartment. Because although ferrets are adorable, we actually have experience keeping rats, and they’re much less likely to get into things they shouldn’t.

River is still pouting at me to get a black-footed ferret and name it after her.

-Cass

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Wednesday, 19 July 2017 15:36
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I've been sick for the past few days, and since it has gotten worse since this morning, I took the day off. I wouldn't be surprised if I end up taking the rest of the week off. We'll have to wait and see.

I've been missing my kitty lately. We put her to sleep around the holidays not long after we found out that she had cancer on her tummy. She was nineteen years old and was very healthy until the end, but it was still hard. I always had a cat since I was about four, so it has been weird to live without one this year. I told myself and my family that I won't adopt another cat until I either live alone or we get hard flooring installed in this house. I'm the one who cleans everything, and it is impossible to keep things clean with carpet. The lack of cat hair and "accidents" has been helpful to some degree. But it hasn't been the same. I'm definitely a cat person, though I pretty much like all animals even if I wouldn't keep them as pets.

It's been too hot to hike on my favorite trail (lots of rattlesnakes this time of the year and they are sometimes hard to spot ahead of time), so I've been jogging laps around the neighborhood in the evening. That's when all the cats are out. There are about three or four cats who now run across the street from their houses to have me pet them, and there is a friendly stray that I sometimes see. I get my kitty fix that way, but I'm always afraid that the stray will follow me home. Typically she goes about a few blocks before she turns back. Ed either teases me about it or reminds me that I'm supposed to wait, but Al is like, "She comes to you whenever she sees you. She loves you, and she probably doesn't have a home. You should adopt her." Talk about having an angel and a devil on your shoulders. Judging by her behavior, there is a chance that she is somebody's outdoor cat, so I won't take off with her.

Last week, my mom and I visited a crystal/metaphysical shop so I could pick out an early birthday present, and this girl came in with two male kittens in one of those fancy backpack pet carriers. She said that she was meeting with one of the psychics to help her pick out which one she would keep to be her familiar, and she mentioned that she will have to find a home for the second one. Ugh. So tempting. They were both super cute (they were those gray striped tabby kittens with black tufts on the ears), and they peered out through the little window at us. Later on, I told Arthur about them, and he said, "Funny that girl's getting rid of the second one in search of her own familiar and you happened to be there. He could have been your familiar." I responded, "Dude, you are NOT helping." Not that I have ever felt the need to have a cat familiar. I just really like cats. :P

An Experience that's happened...

Tuesday, 18 July 2017 12:33
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We'll be adding to this and trying to say more as we get it more put together.  But we're going to try and put *something* down now.

~

Sometimes now…

My veins feel like they are full of life but also ashes and poison.

I can feel weariness and death like slow poison swimming in them and mingling with life and blood.
Dragging us down towards we know so well what.  Just as our blood buoys us up.

A few times I’ve gotten lost in it and the agony and weariness became a sort of sweetness.  And the intensity of this awareness burned through my body like a flame.

Unmoving but filled with it. Unable to move, to cry out - but crying out inside in pleasure just the same.  Caught up in His embrace (and Life’s) and then everything…

Left with a faint residue of heat and healing.

~

After this we had a day where we had the first real solid meal in ages.  A big one too! (as opposed to one snack a day with solid food and the rest being yogurt and Ensure)  Actually we had 2 meals that day!  And felt good after instead of every system having difficulty with it!
 
~

Before this, we spent some time in the crypt (not quite literally, we'll explain later, but an actual place.)  With "A Nervous Splendor"  And  "The Road to Mayerling: Life of Rudolf" and "Elisabeth" so near... The two serpents inside us.  Just lying on the floor sleeping,  shivering faintly, and weeping.  We felt so heavy after that we didn't know how we would make it to see the next  night.

And then...



There's Sergals In This Post

Tuesday, 18 July 2017 02:28
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So I guess related to my last post about Ownership,

Back to the subject of death of the author, I hate that this phrase is regarded as a universally positive thing.

I mention the word rapist but there's no actual assault, also I mention genitalia attributes?? more rambling )

Gravity Falls Filk: Pure Of Heart

Monday, 17 July 2017 19:27
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On tumblr, I use the tag 'IMPURE OF HEART' to describe that super-gross identity politics all about conspicuously performing virtue.  Someone showed me this filk of the Gravity Falls episode 'The Last Mablecorn,' called Pure Of Heart and I thought folks here might enjoy it.

 

Lyrics behind cut )

exfriends

Monday, 17 July 2017 08:50
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Friends and acquaintances have come and gone in my life. Some amicably, some... Not so much. But one thing I want to be clear about: My pain is not your pain.

If I have had a falling out with a person, I generally don't want other people involved if they weren't already involved before hand. I don't like losing friends, I get no pleasure in cutting off people I cared about so I don't like it when I'm not allowed to grieve. Talking about how 'bad' an ex-friend was, doing nothing but pointing out the negative, that doesn't help me. No, really, please don't find me and tell me what tiny, minuscule infraction bad ex-friend is doing now unless it's relevant. Maybe a little comeuppance where appropriate, or settling of concerns or fears, but really, they're not a part of my life, I don't need to know what they're doing with their lives unless it's to help me avoid them. If I have someone filtered out, there's a reason for it. Good things happened with those people, let me have that at least. Not everyone copes in the same way and that's fine.

Related to that, I do not care who are friends with my ex-friends. Those people might have hurt me but that doesn't mean it's the same for everyone. Other people are allowed to have different experiences with ex-friends than I had. Long as you don't try to force me to interact with them, I don't care. At most, there are some people I worry about being mislead or mistreated by a person, but if there has been change I'm not going to let personal experiences get in the way of that. (for the record, I don't negatively judge people who can't be friends with people who are interacting with an ex friend especially in an abusive situation) At the most I'll worry about people getting abused themselves by people that have hurt me, or I may not trust them as much, but can't really force them to 'choose'.

Interpersonal stuff is complicated.

Group Chats

Friday, 14 July 2017 01:15
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Discord is cool, I like group chats I like socializing and interact with new people I might never have before, but wow oh wow do I miss one on one conversations, ones that are at least something to look forward to at least.

chatting whine )

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