Traditional Celtic marriage vows, better than anything I’ve ever heard:



You cannot possess me for I belong to myself
But while we both wish it, I give you that which is mine to give
You cannot command me, for I am a free person
But I shall serve you in those ways you require
and the honeycomb will taste sweeter coming from my hand.

But there’s more of it?

I pledge to you that yours will be the name I cry aloud in the night.
And the eyes into which I smile in the morning.
I pledge to you the first bite from my meat,
And the first drink from my cup.
I pledge to you my living and dying, equally in your care,
And tell no strangers our grievances.
This is my wedding vow to you.
This is a marriage of equals.

400 follower raffle


Hey. If you’re seeing this, you probably follow me. I’m almost at 400 followers, so I thought I’d hold a little raffle. Reblog this post (from Nov 28-Dec 1) if you’d like to be entered, I’ll put the usernames into a randomizer and hit up whoever wins. 

Winner gets a speedpaint portrait done between commissions. c; It can be a personal character, fanart, whatever you’d like (within reason).

Hey, and be kind to your followers, don’t spam with reblogs. One vote per person. (;

going through the FR manuscript line by line, basically back-filling my world detail notes and jotting down anything that’s gotta change. I’m gonna get this baby published by spring.



I hate it when people are like, “I’d draw more, but I suck”.



You’re always gonna suck at the beginning. I sucked, your favourite artist sucked, your Cool Artist Friend used to draw faux Disney paws when they started out.

Art isn’t easy. It’s actually pretty lame sometimes.

But if you don’t draw… If you hold yourself back? You’re never going to improve. Being self-depreciating in your work won’t help you, because if you don’t appreciate your effort, do you really expect others to?

Be confident. Open commissions, take trades, even if you’re fucking terrible. Someone will want your art, someone will want to help you grow, and you’ll gain experience by drawing things in ways you’ve never drawn before.

Please don’t believe that you can’t get there, or that people won’t appreciate gifts or fanart because you’re not Picasso. It sounds silly, but the heart of what you draw is what matters, the effort you put in, how hard you try to get better.

So don’t worry about it. Just relax, and draw. Draw people, draw furries, draw fuckloads of porn. It doesn’t matter.

Just create.

I believe in you.

To our all precious artists

cup of coffee, emailing my British-Indian penpal, feeling incredibly English

me, watching Jake play Learned League: what the fuck is with these “this mysterious clue is not the answer we are actually looking for” questions?!