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Monday Works Roundup, 12/3/18 December 3, 2018

Posted by Erin Ptah in But I'm A Cat Person, Leif & Thorn, Works Roundup.
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For the record: I have yet to be personally affected by the Tumblr purge. (Clearly I haven’t posted enough Renaissance art, or suspiciously-sensual mushrooms, or worksafe sketches of women holding hands.) And I’m not going to proactively delete anything that’s there, either.

But if you’ve been kicked off, or are pre-emptively fleeing…here’s a handy resource for finding me on non-Tumblr sites, just in case.

But I’m A Cat Person
Dog In A Box (art | Tansy Rosen, Stu Cohen, Patrick | worksafe)
Christmas Critter Costumes (wallpaper | Lightning, Reseda, Patrick, Cybele, the Dove, the Donkey | worksafe)

Leif & Thorn
Legendary Goddess-Hero Standoff (chibis | Rhódon, Szélanya | worksafe)
Hazel with a Book (chibi | Hazel | worksafe)
Servant Spectrum (sketch | Leif, Elisa, Katya | worksafe)
Just Playing (chibis | Birch/Annie, Diarmad | worksafe)

MK’s Jekyll and Hyde
Now Hyde (art | Hyde | worksafe)

Sailor Moon
Jupiter Pride (art | Makoto | worksafe)

She-Ra and the Princesses of Power
Precious Buff Scorpion Princess (art | Scorpia | worksafe)

General/Miscellaneous
Lipstick Lesbian Pride Stamp (stamp)
Bi Pride Stamp (stamp)
Commission – Nyrmillion (sketch, worksafe)

This Week in But I’m A Cat Person:
Sparrow decides not to waste her oxygen.

This Week in Leif & Thorn:
Thorn throws Kale down on the couch and has him at his mercy.

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All these places I’ve been December 3, 2018

Posted by Erin Ptah in Personal.
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Nova wanted a post about the places I’ve lived! So here’s the executive summary. (Hopefully vagued-up enough to avoid identity theft.)

I was born in…

Wisconsin

…where my parents lived for the next three years. I don’t remember any of it, but I do blame its influence for the fact that I really, really like cheese.

Then Dad got a job in…

Maryland

Mom worked for a while too, but my understanding is that Dad’s job was the driving factor. He’s the one still working at the same place.

A couple of apartments, one of which I have the faintest memories of, then the house in the suburbs where my parents live to this day. Nothing too elaborate (if you remember the neighborhood from Desperate Housewives…yeah, all those houses are at least twice the size of ours), but nice and stable.

Lived there until…

College

Four years spent mostly in middle-of-nowhere rural MA. Interspersed with a semester abroad in the outskirts of Canterbury, New Zealand, which was great.

After graduation, a friend who was studying in Boston needed a housemate (shoutout to Katy), so I packed up all my stuff for good and moved to…

Massachusetts

Spent the next eight years going through a string of apartments, and housemates, and low-paying temp jobs, in the Boston area. (In the middle of this I went to grad school, though you wouldn’t know it from my employment history.)

For the most part I deeply enjoyed it! Met awesome people, followed cool opportunities, felt generally comfortable in the culture.

But the rents kept rising, while my income kept…not. Then 2016 happened, when my vote (among three million others) didn’t matter because of where I lived. And, you know. That sucked.

I considered moving back to Wisconsin. It’s a swing state, there would be a nice feeling of coming-full-circle about it, and I would get to personally vote against Paul Ryan. But then came offers of support from family members, which were pretty hard to turn down. Which is why now I’m in…

Ohio

As of this writing, still crashing at my aunt’s place. A planned short-term stay turned (by mutual agreement) into a medium-term stay. I’ve officially shifted into apartment-hunting mode, though! This post will be officially out-of-date by some time in January. (Barring any unforeseen complications. Knock wood.)

(December talking meme.)