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Wiki Gray 2008-2011 Dec. 30th, 2011 @ 10:12 am
Wiki passed away last night. I took her to Angell Memorial, where they confirmed my suspicions that she was dehydrated, with a UTI, and anemic from the constant bleeding. He breath was labored, and her heart rate low. She was calm in my arms, giving a feeble effort to snuggle close, but she was out of it. Rather than risk her starving or collapsing on her own, I made the decision to end her suffering.

She was a good little hedgie, right until the end.

Wiki Gray,

02/26/11-12/29/11
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Thank you, Holiday Gods! Dec. 22nd, 2011 @ 06:08 pm
Christmas came early.


I got a job, 4 full days a week, at a museum I love in Boston. Not teaching, but that will hopefully come down the road.

I AM EMPLOYED AGAIN.
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Some sad news... Oct. 20th, 2011 @ 07:43 pm
The news isn't good.

Wiki has squamous cell carcinoma. Basically a tumor that is located in her mouth that is inoperable. Best case scenario is a couple of months.

I have not stopped crying since this morning. I corroded my contacts until I couldn't see out of them.

But I have some things to make her more comfortable, and to keep her happy. I'm going to try to make the most of the time we have left.

But man, this is hard. I... I just want her happy snuffly face in my life forever.
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Scared for my best friend. Oct. 14th, 2011 @ 01:07 pm
Wiki has a small lump on her jaw. She has a vet appointment next Thursday.

Excuse me while I fall apart.

what. the. fuck. May. 24th, 2011 @ 11:41 pm
To top everything off, the new roomate who was supposed to sign the lease today, finally mentioned that her visa was not going to be renewed, so she wasn't going to move in... one week from her move in date.

Is there some giant target on my back?

*sigh*
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» RIP Lis Sladen.
She was the companion to end all companions. One in a million.

A remarkable woman, on and off the screen.

Goodbye, Lis.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/doctorwho/dw/news/bulletin_110419_01/Elisabeth_Sladen
» Buttons for a Cause
As some of you know, I help snapesgirl34 run Button Me Up!, a button making company that sells a variety of buttons at various conventions along the North East.

Well, we're putting that work to good use.


Helping Japan: Three Charity Buttons to help the people effected by the Tsunami



Each button was designed by a member of the Button Me Up! crew, and all proceeds go to Shelterbox, an awesome relief organization that gives shelter and the basic supplies to help them begin to rebuild.

You can donate in name of others, and we will also be having random giveaways to any who wish to participate.




» Happy birthday, hedgie.



Happy Birthday, Wiki!




Yeah, the little diva turned three on Saturday. She was mad at me, because she got a nail clipping as a present. :p

» (No Subject)
I don't know why I bother- you're all only here for my art anyways, I can't fucking draw anymore.

Fuck this shit, I'm stupid for even ever trying to write.


I'll shut up now. You might like me better that way.
» *sigh*
I'm sorry for being obsessive, apparently. Life's been kinda awkward for me. In the whirlwind of fandom meetups and dealing with a big shift in a quite of real life friendships, I've been trying to distract myself, and apparently people feel I've been immersing myself in one big event, and they've told me off, probably rightly.



I guess, once again, I can't do anything right.

I spent most of my time with swankkat freaking out that I wasn't doing enough to show her New York and get her destressed about her next big step, when I should have just been having a good time with her. :/ We did have fun getting to be ninjas, though.


If you feel like there's something I've missed, let me know, otherwise, I'm rather boring right now. Most of my artwork, if not for a certain fandom, is for work, so it's kinda sucking my willpower to deal with ...stuff. I really don't have a lot to forward to lately. And some life assesments has left me rather depressed.


So again, I apologize, and try and be a better friend I guess. I owe a lot to a lot of you guys, and I don't want to throw that away. Different opinions or not.
» Happy Holidays, everyone.

» I am committing suicide by cuisinart.
So, in usual tradition, I am throwing a New Year's Eve dinner, and am currently trying to set the menu. At the moment the current dietary restrictions I have are: 2 vegetarians, 1 no-red-meater, one who is lactose intolerant (can have if it's cheese or cooked), and one who has issues with tomatoes and bananas.

So, what I am considering, thus far:

Beef Wellington

Chicken in Milk
http://www.jamieoliver.com/recipes/chicken-recipes/chicken-in-milk

Sides:

Garlic Butter Roasted Mushrooms
http://smittenkitchen.com/2010/12/garlic-butter-roasted-mushrooms/

Spinach and Cheese Strata
http://smittenkitchen.com/2009/12/spinach-and-cheese-strata/

Sweet Corn Spoonbread
http://smittenkitchen.com/2010/11/sweet-corn-spoonbread/

Espinacas con Garbanzos [Spinach and Chickpeas]
http://smittenkitchen.com/2010/03/spinach-and-chickpeas/

Scalloped Tomatoes with Croutons
http://smittenkitchen.com/2010/07/scalloped-tomatoes-with-croutons/

Sweet Potato Casserole
http://allrecipes.com//Recipe/sweet-potato-casserole-ii-2/Detail.aspx

Mashed Potatoes

Dessert:
Banana Fosters

Angel Food Cake with strawberries


Thoughts?
» Holiday Love Meme.
Holiday Love Meme

Yeah. I could really go for a little love right now. But I understand if you don't really want to give it.

» Ceramic Examples
Some examples of the pieces I will be selling at my show.


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» Holiday Card Post



Holiday Card Post!



Every year, I draw my own Holiday Cards, and send them out to anybody who asks for one. You are welcome to send a card back, but I do not demand one.

This year, there will be three cards designs:

1) MSNBC (like the one above)

2) Doctor Who

3) An original design featuring the Barverse characters

To receive a card, comment on this post with your address and which card design you'd prefer (if you want more than one, mention it and I'll try and include it for you). Comments will be screened, so I'll be the only one to see it. If you're from twitter, include your twitter handle so I know who you are. :)

» Announcement.



Announcement!



I will be part of the Harvard Ceramics Studio Winter Show and Sale, December 8th-12th, in Boston. I will be selling pieces like the one above, along with my bowls and some new platter pieces.


» Anatomy doesn't work that way.
So some of you may have seen the cover released for X-men: xenogenesis #3. I stopped reading Marvel ages ago, and it seems to be for good reason.

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When I saw it, I had to reel back in horror- not only is the entire pose a big pile of DERP, along with posing Emma Frost like that fork is meant to be a substitute for the male reader's penis... but the anatomy. OH GOD, the ANATOMY (oh the humanity!).

Here, have some helpful redlining:

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I tried, also, to red line what a normal human being might look like in that position.

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And suddenly I understand why I knew I was never cut out to be a comic book artist. Because I may have an imagination, but even I'm not creative enough to pass that off as a (good!) human body.
» Guess what I did this weekend?
So...uh... I did something pretty darn crazy this weekend. Particularly crazy when you know of my fear of heights.

I...well... here, have video:



Yeah. I went to trapeze school. In two hours, I managed to get over my fear a bit to swing through the air. (I have a few bruises to prove it.)
» PENGUINS!
Some of you may have seen that around Boston, the New England Aquarium has THE best ads for their penguin exhibit. Cute and snarky, I tweeted one of them a few days ago. The New England Aquarium tweeted back to me that they have all of them up online, so I had to share:

http://www.neaq.org/about_us/news_and_media/ad_campaigns/ad_archive/summer_2010/index.php

Personal favorite? Lilico. "Lilico gets what Lilico wants." "Or Else."
» OH HAI MiT, WHAT'S THAT BIG BLUE BOX?


Hackers place a TARDIS on MIT's Building 7 to welcome Freshmen.

I will forgive the Harvard dig, because this is too fucking awesome.
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