(from richard siken’s “a primer for small weird loves”)
that’s a line from richard siken’s poem “landscape w fruit rot and millipede”
it’s been a thing i’ve been resonating with–really, richard siken in general
so, i’ve returned to the world–well, i’m returning to the world slowly
okay, not literally, but hyperbole is a salve to my soul, so just–go with me on this one
hi, y’all, it’s been forever and ever and ever, but it has not all be for naught! because i’ve been doing things like restructuring my patreon, formalizing my commissions, preparing for cons, and doing the writing thing (with potential ‘zines in the offing) bc i WILL have a completed a glittering venery novel-thing at some point, i swear.
(if you’re interested in reading some of what i’ve already written with deeply questionable editing, check the writing & books menu, or y’all could just click here.)
so–FIRST THING THE FIRST!
kitsune kon is this weekend in green bay, and i will be there, my intrepid cephalopods. so, if you’re gonna be there, come by and see me!
so, yeah, anime milwaukee is literally seven days away, and i am in an epic panic because, ya know, i’m a panicky little squid.
(some of this might be because matt mercer, marisha ray, laura bailey, and travis willingham from critical role are guesting at AMKE? so, i might get to meet them?)
for those of you just joining the show, i’m your host ‘trie (sounds like “tree”), and i’m a mixed media, conceptual artist and writer who has recently become a con-kid/exhibitor, doesn’t like capitalization, and lives in the backwoods of wisconsin.
which makes being a con-kid and an artist a little bit difficult.
at least the trees recognize me as one of their own.
okay, so this month–this year–has been super-rough on me (really, on all of us), so things have not moved apace the ways that i might have wanted.
that being said, this is not that kind of post: this is a collection of the bits and bobs i’ve enjoyed this year, the events that have been super-cool, and the things that need to be celebrated.
but! that’s not actually why i’m here today. i’m here–bugging y’all during the capitalist height of the year–to tell y’all that i’m actually at a con this weekend! (like, i’m literally on the road now.) i’m at pop culture con in st. charles. it’s a nes con, but i think it might be fun.
svengoolie’s gonna be there, so it’s got potential?
see y’all this weekend.
i have finally emerged from my post-nerdcon: stories collapse! (it involves living in a blanket-fort, being trapped by a very angry murder-machine, ordering supplies, and being super-behind in ALL THE THINGS, so it’s super-exciting but imperative because cons are a lot a lot of emotional labor as well as physical and mental labor. my spoons: they are few and far betweeeeeeeeeeeen.)
gentle reminder: if y’all saw anything at nerdcon–or, really, any cons that y’all have attended that i’ve been at–that you have a MIGHTY NEED for and it’s not up on my storenvy or etsy, just send me an email, and i will ensure that your MIGHTY NEED is filled.
or, if you’ve found yourself needing one of my pieces as a shirt of something, let me know, and i can clean it up and post it to my redbubble.
i’m also going to be changing my patreon rewards up, so they’ll be coming down for a bit while i re-sort them.
now, to the actually important stuff!
first things the first, nerdcon: stories was excellent, and there is even noises that we might get a third one, so DO NOT GIVE UP HOPE.