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Thorns by fainting-goat
When I was a little girl I read a short story about a woman that was coming to terms with her infertility.  It was represented by a crocus growing out of her stomach, which she cut off using a knife in the kitchen.  At the time I was not impressed, but for some reason that imagery really stuck with me.

I have no interest in having children of my own.  Ever.
Crows? by fainting-goat
These are just kind of littering my house now.
Cadence by fainting-goat
I have been playing WAAAAAY too much Crypt of the Necrodancer lately.  I've been wanting to try something different with inking drawings before scanning them but I'm of mixed feelings and got sloppy with the coloring as a result.

I dunno wtf is going on with her handkerchief.  I wanted her to be looking down more but that didn't happen.  OH WELL.  This is why I'm not a professional artist or anything.

Also, I think blood spears are the only way I can win hardcore mode.
Let me give you guys an update on what all has been going on here.  Obviously I had the car accident but that wasn't that big of a deal.  The guy that caused the accident doesn't have insurance (of course) but my insurance has gotten everything settled with me, I just need to fill out paperwork and get the car into the shop from this point on.  Now the big thing that's been going on and I haven't wanted to talk about until after the fact is that my dad had surgery on the 23rd.

Back around Thanksgiving he was diagnosed with cancer.  The surgery on the 23rd was to remove the tumor from his neck.  They also removed all of his teeth so that he wouldn't get a fatal type of infection during the radiation therapy that's starting in January.  It was scheduled to be a 4 hour surgery and it went for more around 7 hours.  While waiting for them to take him off to prep, I heard one of the nurses reading his chart at the desk and she goes, "dear Lord, what are they doing to this poor man?"  Which is not something you ever want to hear.  But the surgery went fine, despite taking longer than expected.  The surgeon is the best in town and I really like him.  He opened dad's neck up and removed the tumor, had to take a bunch of nerves, muscle, and one of the arteries (I didn't know you can live without it but apparently the rest of the arteries compensate once it's gone) but he was able to peel the tumor off the major nerve that goes to the shoulder.  My dad won't be able to feel his ear ever again, but he can still move his arm okay.

He's home now, we got him home on Christmas Day, and he's doing SO MUCH BETTER than we expected.  The incision on the neck is healing great to the point even I can look at it, as squeamish as I am, and he's talking fairly well despite not having teeth anymore.  My mother is a nurse who used to work with post-surgery patients, so she knows what she's doing in taking care of him.

It has been really rough though.  There's been a lot of crying, I went to Christmas Eve service alone for the first time in a long time, and we've still got chemo to go through.

on a happier note, in my downtime when I'm not playing the shit out of Crypt of the Necrodancer (you have my brother to blame for that, it was a birthday present) I've been working on revising Summoner, which is my novel in progress and probably needs a new title at some point.  I got it from 129k words to 115k and am going to give it another run-through to see if I can find any more parts where the pacing lags.  (that was the problem my last novel had, from the agent that did a full manuscript read)  Once that's done, I'm going to cherry-pick some people to give it a read and mark wherever they felt it slowed down or got bored, and after that we've got more revisions and then.... query letter time.
I'm okay.  I was just rear ended on the highway today.  It was scary, don't know if there's damage to my car as I don't see any, but it was a pretty hard hit, so I'm getting it checked out.  I'm not at fault.  I did get pretty bad whiplash so the urgent care doctor put me on some painkillers and muscle relaxants, but otherwise I'm okay.

But you can read all about it on my tumblr, if you like.

If you're wondering what I'm up to right now, I'm working on revising Summoner.  I'm also doing some work on expressiveness in my drawings, if that's what you call it.  I dunno.  I guess you can tell me when I finally finish up the series and post it.
Since I'm doing NaNoWriMo, I wrote this little blog post about it.  It features my best illustration to date.  Seriously.  I'm super-proud of it.…


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Bonnie Quinn (which is totally a penname)
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United States
I write. I draw. I write way too much. I paint and play the harp. And I'm part of the Society for Creative Anachronism as Lady Brighid of Red Spears.

kiki-doodle drew that awesomeness for me.

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Lorien077 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2014  Professional General Artist
Hey there, happy birthday!
Brian-OConnell Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy birthday!
mkr Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014  Professional General Artist
SaraPlante Featured By Owner Edited Nov 15, 2014  Professional General Artist

Thank you so much for the favorite on Reprisal! Also, since you seem interested in goats check out my piece The Kids!

sleepyowlet Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love your minecraft textures. To bits. Thank you so much for creating and sharing that thing of utter beauty!
jf123 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Have a Llama for writing good stories. They are enjoyable.
kiki-doodle Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thought of you!!
i am goat. by sketchinthoughts
fainting-goat Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Aviskye Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014
Darn, I missed your birthday. Facepalm Have a very late happy birthday and a very late merry Christmas and a very late happy New Year and a llama badge from me. XD
fainting-goat Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you.  :)
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