Remember a month ago when I was babbling excitedly about my new garden?  Well, for anyone wanting an update… here it is a month later!  Complete with flowers!  😀  I may even have actual vegetables before too long!  ^_^

For a while I was having trouble with someone coming along and digging at the plants (my parents claim they saw birds, but I never caught anyone in the act :P) but that seems to have stopped.  I can’t help but wonder if the visitor we’ve had for the past few days has anything to do with it…


They’re a beautiful kitty, well-fed looking, well-cared for looking, and not really all that skittish around people–certainly not as skittish as a truly feral cat would be.  I only hope they have a home nearby and just like to hang out in our yard.  We’ve been putting out water, but I still worry.  -.-;;;  As much as I appreciate your effect on the garden pests, I hope you have a home somewhere close by that you go to at night, pretty marmalade kitty!

♢ courfeyrac and feuilly?


It’s been raining all afternoon, and
showing no signs of letting up, but that’s all right.  Saturday was a
busy day–putting in the garden, grocery shopping, laundry, running
errands, scouring the little thrift shops in the suburbs for the
perfect end table–but today there’s nothing urgently hanging over
them.  They can afford to spend the gray, sleepy day on the couch,
reading and watching movies and drawing.  And the newly planted
tomatoes need the water.

Feuilly’s half-asleep, their
paperback slipping from their hands to rest against their chest,
their head pillowed against Courfeyrac’s shoulder, when they feel the
soft touch of lips against their temple.  Struggling to blink their
eyes open, they turn to look up at Courfeyrac.

“Sorry,” Courfeyrac
whispers.  "I didn’t mean to wake you up.  I just.  This is so
nice and cozy and I love you a lot and–“  He doesn’t need to
finish the sentence.  Feuilly knows that Courfeyrac’s most natural
way of showing affection is through touch; that sometimes his love
for his friends just wells up and he has to hug or kiss or caress.
They know–without having to go through that whole discussion again–that
it doesn’t Mean Anything.

But at the same time it means
everything Feuilly could ever want and more.  They smile sleepily up at
Courfeyrac, then settle back against his shoulder, their eyes
slipping closed again.

If you are awake right now, what time is it there and what are you thinking about?
























it’s 1:46 and a boy

1:46 and my ex

4:09 and my wife

4:31 am & my depression

4:44 a.m why I’m young with ear problems

1:48 a.m and how I’m going to decorate my apartment next month 

5:20am and my fiance

5:22 am and counting down how long until my fiancé comes home from work even though he just left

9:12 am and how the girl that I’m in love with is in the next room sleeping next to her girlfriend

11:12 am and how I have so much to do today before leaving for Louisiana, and how I’m excited to visit the New Orleans Marshalls store bc I’m a work nerd.

11:18 am. I’m thinking about getting a new job, where to apply, finishing this class and the other extension paper and how I have to take this proctored exam on a campus I know nothing about before the 23rd. Also annotated bibliography. Also cleaning and organizing. Also mac and cheese. Yeah.

9:47 PM and wondering why I ate all that shrimp. It was too much. I didn’t need to be a hero.

10:28 PM thinking about Elf and Dwarf smooching, and also that I’m tired, and I need to do concept art and designs tomorrow maybe, and also finish roughing out comic pages.

11:33 pm. Ow, my fingers hurt. I’m digging the flower headband but I think they might be custom order. Perfect for proms, weddings, and Beltine…

11:19 am and coffee.

11.33 – my headache and how time-consuming it is these days to book a flight. 

7.22 and what soap I’m going to buy later today.

09:22 and writing drabble while enjoying a day off

4:43 and wondering how someone could NOT be awake right now and reading this.

16:20 and how is it I’m the writer in a house with 3 Very Science Minded People, but I’m the one who figured out what’s busted on the new side table drawer (and how do I get out of this conversation so I can get back to writing)?

17:28, there’s a photoset project I need to work on, prompts I need to finish, dishes to put away and more to clean, I need to skip this song, is dad home from work yet?, everything is too much and I need my brain to slow down damnit. *takes a breath*

2:26pm and why am I so bad at the swoop races in KotOR?!?

*screams into hands*

12:50 am. I am thinking about sleeping.

8:20 AM Just found a bug bite on my right middle toe and it itches A LOT. Also I want pancakes. Anyone want to come make some for me? *hopeful look* ^_^


I can’t believe this. I can’t believe this was in consideration for Anakin’s Ep III look. I can’t believe what he ended up looking like in that movie was the subtler alternative to an even worse look.

I can’t believe we almost had an Ep III where Anakin runs around with his bare chest, black leather deep-v-neck jedi tunic, and mohawk while all of his allies are completely blindsided by his fall to the dark side


Aww what a bright sunny Courfeyrac!  I like the highlights a lot, it’s like he’s shining right back on the flowers. 














you guys remember when PETA stole people pets off their porches and euthanized them?

you guys remember how it came out that PETA kills about 90% of the animals it takes in, including healthy and adoptable puppies and kittens, stating “

We could become a no-kill shelter immediately. It means we wouldn’t do as much work”?

you guys remember when PETA advocated killing all pit bulls for the crime of being pit bulls?

you guys remember when PETA handed out these comics to children when there were no adults looking?

you guys remember when they made a porn site and then filled it with videos of animal abuse, and (also in that link) claimed cats should be vegetarian?

you guys remember when PETA lied about sheep shearing, got caught, and defended the lie as true even after they admitted the sheep in their picture wasn’t even real?

you guys remember when they tried to excuse their horrifying ways by claiming that the person who exposed them was manipulating the facts by taking them and putting them in the wrong context?

Because I remember. I remember everything. 

And I’m gonna make sure everyone else remembers too. 

Why would they kill pit bulls they’re sweeties

Because PETA does not care about animals. they do not care that these dogs live and breathe and feel and want love like every other dog. they do not care about the history of human/dog bonding and co-evolution, they do not care that dogs and human beings have relied on each other for millennia, they do not care that its cruel and morally repugnant to put down an animal just because you can, they do not care about animals. 

PETA cares about money and publicity, its a corporation run by a psychopath who is afraid of pitts as it states in the link: she was apparently bit by one, and now she hates them. 

PETA doesn’t give a rats ass about animals. They just want to kill and make money off of idiots who fall of their spiel.

Some celebs support them

ah c’mon, dear-tumb1r, I think you’re being a bit harsh. I mean, okay, PETA’s done some questionable things, but it’s not like they’ve also

spread false information about milk causing autism based on outdated bullshit information

used holocaust imagery to compare the meat industry to concentration camps (no pictures)

used a young man’s brutal death as a way to say “yeah that’s awful but it happens to animals every day and nobody cares about that” (tw: no pictures but the way the guy died is described and it is really horrible)

dressed up in KKK robes and protested outside of the Westminister Dog Show to protest breeding/pure bred dogs (tw: racism)

offered to pay the water bill for literally the poorest neighborhood in Detroit if and only if they all went vegan for a month (tw: self-righteous shitheads)

and they definitely didn’t have two of their workers accept perfectly healthy animals from an animal hospital, with the implication that they would give them good homes, clarify that these animals were all healthy and well-tempered, and then euthanized them all in the back of a kill-van before dumping their dead bodies behind a grocery store (tw: PICTURES OF DEAD ANIMALS, animal death)

and they totally didn’t get off pretty much scot-free for it because PETA has loads of money and lawyers to defend themselves, which coincidentally might be why the Cerate family hasn’t seen justice for their kidnapped and murdered dog, Maya. (tw: animal death)

Nah. PETA’s not that bad.

(/the heaviest of all my fucking sarcasm, I am salty as a fucking winter road, lord do I fucking hate PETA)

Did you think i was fucking joking, PETA?

I will make sure everyone fucking remembers what you’ve done. 

Bringing it back, because it’s charity season and people need to know NOT to give charity to these fuckers. 

HSUS is just as bad
Don’t donate to HSUS either

I often wonder about celebrities who endorse PETA. Do they not know? Has no one told them? Why would you want to be associated with an organization with such an awful and shady history?

Organizations to support instead are

Mercy For Animals

Farm Sanctuary

Woodstock Farm Sanctuary

Vegan Outreach


Animal Place

and many others… there are tons of farm animal sanctuaries worldwide. Just be sure to check their nonprofit status before donating.


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Just took a break to sew up a text block.  Guess…

Wow, you’ve gotten pretty fast at that. I’m still super slow with them.

My secret?  Practice, practice, practice!  (I’ve been making a lot of journals lately.)  Also, I found a faster stitch.  ^_~ 

But, yeah, I have a much easier time with case bindings, because the thread is MUCH smaller and thus easier for me to handle.  Coptic stitch used to take me FOREVER.

That reminds me.  The cover is dry and the case block is dry and I should cut my end pages down and actually put the book together, shouldn’t I?  ^_~