June 20th, 2013


Kitsnaps: Mara


These lovely little creatures are basically giant South American guinea pigs, although they look more like rabbits crossed with antelope. Dublin Zoo and Fota Island, where this was taken, has quite a few of them, and at Fota they’re totally free-range. They’re very very shy and charming, and I spent a lot of time at Fota sneaking up on them to take pictures. More pictures than might be strictly necessary, really. I have a lot of mara pics. :)

(x-posted from The Essential Kit)


oh god, the thinks to do

- get superman stuff at lidl
- get marshmallow fluff at aldi
- get stir fry stuff
- decide what color to paint young indy’s room get paint
- see what kind of inoffensive small carpet can be had for cheap
- call about a shed
- pack up my office
- and the RPGs upstairs
- die in a pit

- do more laundry

In completely unrelated news, yesterday I muttered “take a chance. old races. inheritors’ cycle. #ThingsIAmNotKickstarting #CommaDammit” on Twitter and Fred, who is an enabler, started rolling out ideas on how to run a terrific Chance graphic novel project. WHOSE SIDE IS HE ON, ANYWAY?

(instant download of first issue at $1. full GN download at $25. automatic signed print copy at whatever amount works out to be practical. seriously limited oversized hardcover edition for way high end backers. new chance universe short story for the GN if it makes over $X. new issues of chance/2nd GN at some really preposterously large amount of money…NOT THAT I’M THINKING ABOUT THIS.)

(x-posted from The Essential Kit)


That sounds familiar.

“I could be better. I can make it work better and I’m trying to teach myself more discipline because when you have children and you are an artist, you already have more than fills a day. I would also like to have friends, hobbies, maybe read a book sometime.” From How To Be Prolific, an essay/interview with Joss Whedon.

At the Irish premiere of Much Ado About Nothing, the moderator said to Joss, “So you finished the biggest movie in history and then immediately turned around and filmed another one in twelve days. I think the real question here is, What is wrong with you?

“Workaholism,” Joss said. “There’s no known cure.”

I would like to use all of this to say SEE? IT IS NOT JUST ME. That quote above, Jesus, that could be me. Every word of it could be me.

(x-posted from The Essential Kit)