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I don't talk about my music much, but Bandcamp Friday is coming up again tomorrow May 6th from midnight-midnight Pacific time. If you'd like to support songs about depression, bad roommates, and Star Trek Deep Space 9, you can do so here: raymondthesparrow.bandcamp.com

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Screen reader accessible doc now available for SNK Issue 2, same download link: ko-fi.com/s/d100208df9

This has been on my wishlist since before Issue 1 and I'm happy it's finally done. Now to get one created for Issue 1....

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Shimanchu nu Kwii Issue 2 is out now! 62 pages of beautiful art, articles, and poetry from Shimanchu around the world.

PDF, $0-PWYW: ko-fi.com/s/d100208df9
Print-on-demand, $20: lulu.com/en/us/shop/kay-yonaha

For Brazilians:
PDF, R$0-PWYW: ko-fi.com/s/d98d37e38d
Versão Física, R$60: ko-fi.com/s/e4a2347cb1

If you donate money, just know it goes straight back to paying contributors, translators, editors (including me), etc.

You can view a flip through here: instagram.com/p/CbJmLUwvVRc/

I can, however, show you a sneak peek at my new tarot zine that'll debut at SD Zine Fest on Sept 18th. Say hello to THE LOVERS PART 2. This is a followup to the zine I released in Feb 2022, with more cards and journal prompts to explore how the Lovers card can bring insight to the rest of your year.

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Ee! Sent in my Mothership Lofi Zine Jam entry for third party licensing approval. No pics yet (unless you're in the Mothership Discord 🙌), but I'm crossing all my fingers. The concept changed completely from my original idea of distro flyers and is now a fictional missing person's zine. Excited to share! Hopefully it'll be ready by San Diego Zine Fest.

Been playing around with a set of watercolor pencils I got myself for my birthday this year. I had planned on just using em to sketch and then paint over it, but then i just...kept coloring and woops, now it's a drawing! These are pomegranates growing outside my house. :)

Busted open my copy of Mice & Mystics I've had for years. The minis needed a good washing before i primed with a mix of gesso and Liquitex Ink. I think the centipede will feel more done once I paint the base? Otherwise it's done unless i get an idea between now and the rest of the minis being finished.

"That is NOT a werewolf thing. It's not even an accurate stereotype!"

"Absolutely it is! Werewolves are always tall and muscular."

We debated back and forth until the sun began to set. Finally she slid her stubby legs off the bench, glaring up at me as she dusted off her plump thighs.

"You should stay inside tonight, it's a full moon," she growled.

I laughed until I saw a golden glint in her eye and a fang exposed by her curled lip.

#TootFic #MicroFiction #Writing #TerylsTales #UrbanFantasy

The whole idea that anything with a socialist ethos must be non-profit even under capitalism, or that socialists can't run companies without becoming class traitors, is psychological warfare from the capitalist propagandists who want to preserve the status quo and don't want us to build anything better. They have a vested interest in revolutionaries exhausting themselves on the double burden of wage work and volunteership.

Unfortunate Plaintext Distro Change of Plans:

Short notice, but since my partner who I live with has tested positive for COVID, and since we've mostly been in the same places doing the same things for the past week, I decided it's probably wise to act as if I'm potentially contagious as well for the next few days. Unfortunately this means I don't feel great about the prospect of sitting in a hall full of people on Sunday, and have called off the in-person table at GZF.

HOWEVER! I will be dropping off a selection of our new zines to be available at the communal zine table over both days of the festival tomorrow, AND I have re-enabled the online shop on the website for the month of July. Hopefully this will help get most of the latest print order out there, since this stuff is really cool and it's sad for me to think of them languishing in a box in my apartment for months and months before anyone can read them.

Website: plaintextdistro.neocities.org/
GZF info: glasgowzinelibrary.com/glasgow

Thank you!!

Cats are pure quantum uncertainty state generators. Not only are they dead and alive until you look, they also want to go outside and stay inside until you open the door. When was the last time you collapsed a cat in a superposition?

Miniature mushrooms all done! A combo of student grade acrylic paints and Holbein gouache, with a clear coat of acrylic gloss glazing medium on top.

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My friend 3d printed these phallic mushrooms for me (hehehe) last year when i said i was interested in trying to paint miniatures. I'm finally starting the project this wk! I made the primer with gesso, acrylic extender, and a little bit of red and yellow to get a fleshy undertone. :P

I didn't know what i was doing (still don't) when first setting up my NAS last year. I already want to reformat it and redo it completely differently and actually commit to it being a media server rather than a half-assed backup server.

I've also been considering crossposting my tarot Instagram posts here? I'm doing a 13-month series of mini-readings about the Death Card (the 13th card of the major arcana) and have eleven more to go. I don't really talk about my tarot practice here, but sometimes i like doing these random deep dives into Tarot. If that sounds interesting to you, let me know!

So many hobbies... I am currently back to dabbling in Python/coding... and bookbinding, and I sense ham radio is gonna swing back around soon too. Maybe I'll actually get my amateur radio Technician license by the end of 2022?

I don't talk about my music much, but Bandcamp Friday is coming up again tomorrow May 6th from midnight-midnight Pacific time. If you'd like to support songs about depression, bad roommates, and Star Trek Deep Space 9, you can do so here: raymondthesparrow.bandcamp.com

I guess I'm trying this self-employed/freelancing nonsense again but being more selective and in-tune with the jobs I wanna take. If I'm bored of business sites then don't bother, yknow, even if I do need to bring home the bacon somehow lol

New Blind users to Mastodon, thanks for the follows! If you need a screen reader friendly getting started guide, see starshipchangeling.net/mastodo #FediTips #Accessibility #Mastodon #Twitter

I'm currently obsessed with Ben Schwartz from the After Party. His skinny tie. His elbow pads on his grandpa cardigan. *fans self* anyway i drew him and then ruined it by trying to paint it 😂

Currently working on:
- Blank game notebooks to print and include in ttrpg kits
- ttrpg kits to distribute to little free libraries
- zine for the Cairn jam on Itch
- homebrew fantasy content for a group that just finished Mothership
- homebrew scifi content for an Offworlders game
- custom tarot zine listing

Screen reader accessible doc now available for SNK Issue 2, same download link: ko-fi.com/s/d100208df9

This has been on my wishlist since before Issue 1 and I'm happy it's finally done. Now to get one created for Issue 1....

Show thread

Shimanchu nu Kwii Issue 2 is out now! 62 pages of beautiful art, articles, and poetry from Shimanchu around the world.

PDF, $0-PWYW: ko-fi.com/s/d100208df9
Print-on-demand, $20: lulu.com/en/us/shop/kay-yonaha

For Brazilians:
PDF, R$0-PWYW: ko-fi.com/s/d98d37e38d
Versão Física, R$60: ko-fi.com/s/e4a2347cb1

If you donate money, just know it goes straight back to paying contributors, translators, editors (including me), etc.

You can view a flip through here: instagram.com/p/CbJmLUwvVRc/

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