Comparison of the new map (in progress) to the old map, just to show how big we’re going.
Exalted is getting like ten new Eurasias of area, jesus.
Little plant doodles. Watercolor, white ink on hot pressed paper.
A little Hyena for today’s daily creature 😄 Day #105
Souvenir Gioconda by Fabio Viale: The sculpture seems to be made of styrofoam, but it’s White Marble
lilac breasted roller
(photo by dfm63)
Briar was tired of asking her parents for a pet and decided to take matters into her own hands.
If you are queer, or trans, or have mental illness, or all of the above, you probably know something about the perils of presenting yourself as you really are. Dan-Savage-style coming-out narratives notwithstanding, many of us who are placed socially in these ways find that we cannot be completely authentic in all aspects of our lives. I definitely want to express myself, but I have to balance that against other needs, like being able to make a living in a capitalist society. If I dressed the way I’d prefer to, if I talked more openly about the times when my depression and anxiety prevent me from getting work done, I might find it harder to fit in, to stay attached to a professional group, to stay employed, than I already do. So instead, I wear T-shirts and cargo pants, and I let people think (at times) that I’m merely disorganized or not that committed to what I do.
In my opinion, it takes a lot of privilege to assume either that greater authenticity leads to greater happiness, or that the only reason you would leave who you are at the door when you step or roll into work is the formal, organizational structure of the place where you work.
speciesbent siamese cake!
Getting ready for a ghoul’s night out c;