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  • Reading: I don't remember how to read
  • Watching: my calories
  • Playing: my heartstrings
  • Eating: fire
  • Drinking: ultra pure lamp oil
here is a rundown of things I am doing:

getting my degree still
It's a hollow trudge but I meander up the path with pride

I'm taking thermodynamics right now and it's kicking my ass
(Surprise! I'm not going to college for art)
building a fuel cell
it smells weird and I need to do more background research

I'm on twitch now
here I am
I try to draw a little every day but sometimes I gotta go live life ya know

I'm currently a hired comic artist
I'm illustrating a co-writing educational comics for chemical engineering curricula at various universities.
It's honestly the most fitting job I've ever come across

Applying to work internationally
yeah I probably won't be in the country for most of next year haha whoops

I finally found the name for the kind of cheese I keep encountering at open studios
It is gruyere and UGH i'm so in love with it

firespinning
I'm cool I swear

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She the Desert, and I the City She Ran From by WillowEscapee
She the Desert, and I the City She Ran From
At the end of August, I spontaneously left Boston for a week and flew to Utah to visit Miss-Toula 

I had no idea what I was getting into. I hadn't camped in over ten years, had never flown across time zones by myself, had never spent more than a few days with one person at a time. I was terrified, but the want to do it outweighed the fear.

I fear being cheesy, but it truly was a spiritually rejuvenating experience. There was so much that was cleared out there in the desert, there was so much that finally, finally broke off and flew away. I fell in love with myself again, I fell in love with this new, unfamiliar place. Toula and I shared many silly, serious, unforgetable moments. We almost died a couple of times ("You're experiencing all the worst parts of Utah this week," Toula said). 

And the smell. Two things that are so, so great about the desert - the silence and the smell. Everything is great about the desert. But those, to me, were the best parts. 

Toula and I talked about spirit animals, and though I don't consider Willow my spirit animal, she, and Warriors, is what brought me and Toula to meet. And the mountain lion is Toula, a master of the land.
There's a lot of play with symmetry with only a few things being asymmetrical. It's meant to show balance and vitality in nature vs. the crowded lifestyle of the city. 
The plants are desert sage, creosote/larrea, and prickly pear.
The scene inside the mountain lion is the Hogback down Scenic Route 12
And, my favorite part, because I'm a nerd, the molecule at the bottom is linalool. Linalool, in one of its stereoisomeric forms, is responsible for the scent of lavender; chiral, it's found in coriander and other plants.
Now that I think about it, it might have made more sense to put a molecule responsible for the smell of sage, but I can't find it anywhere. oh well.

anyways, I've procrastinated on homework for long enough. 


 
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  • Listening to: the "feel good indie rock" playlist
  • Reading: I don't remember how to read
  • Watching: my calories
  • Playing: my heartstrings
  • Eating: fire
  • Drinking: ultra pure lamp oil
here is a rundown of things I am doing:

getting my degree still
It's a hollow trudge but I meander up the path with pride

I'm taking thermodynamics right now and it's kicking my ass
(Surprise! I'm not going to college for art)
building a fuel cell
it smells weird and I need to do more background research

I'm on twitch now
here I am
I try to draw a little every day but sometimes I gotta go live life ya know

I'm currently a hired comic artist
I'm illustrating a co-writing educational comics for chemical engineering curricula at various universities.
It's honestly the most fitting job I've ever come across

Applying to work internationally
yeah I probably won't be in the country for most of next year haha whoops

I finally found the name for the kind of cheese I keep encountering at open studios
It is gruyere and UGH i'm so in love with it

firespinning
I'm cool I swear
Moongazer by WillowEscapee
Moongazer
When I first met her, I didn't think anything of it
We were both carriers of the fire, we were itching to set the air ablaze in sparks
I had never held fire before, though. She reached into her knapsack and gave me her tools
And I danced in a slender inferno to cleanse myself of memories that should have been long forgotten.

But when I saw her move to the rhythm of flame
In her vest tied close to her head in a hood
Shrouding all but the lenses that picked up the dancing fire in the night

I fell. I felt.

And then she admitted to me, she wouldn't be here much longer
There was a calling in the stars for her
Thousands of miles of land stretched between 
And I choked

I tried to spend every last moment I could have with her
but I never reached the point where I could admit I was myself
I couldn't express tenderness, only stupidity
And affection was naught. I was lost.

I wrote tender goodbyes in a solemn letter on our last burn together
Watching her as a meteor of fire warped her body once again into a flaming pinwheel
Echoing the stars above she would one day reach.

On the bridge home, I stopped in the middle,
And for the first time in a long time, I wept for someone
The tenderness inside me that I felt was unlike that I'd felt for any man
Such a powerful kindred I thought I was losing

And I lost
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AT - Kitsuta by WillowEscapee
AT - Kitsuta
Art trade with Kitsuta  of their character Lexia! Sorry this took so long. College Thermodynamics is kicking my ass.
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