I’m still coming down from finishing ABOP. And of course I’ve been periodically fighting off the post-fic angst. Stupid brain being stupid. But I have learned that the proper response to it is snuggles, naps, and snacks, plus a bit of gardening. That makes it go away for a while.
It is super strange to not have another chapter waiting to be written. I don’t have the headspace to tackle the outline for BOA (Birds of Augury) yet, especially with the trip coming up and work being busy. So the big brainstorming sessions required will probably have to wait for the end of the month. Which is just fine as I could use some recharging time. That last run of chapters was a real sprint to the finish.
Tragically, my cooking mojo has largely evaporated with the warm weather. Right on schedule, that. I did come out of it with some new skills and tricks and a lot of recipes to fall back on. Tonight I even managed to make a proper chinese chicken with green beans in a brown sauce. And I’m still making bread every week now that I’ve got the hang of sourdough. I did get some vital wheat gluten after all to help with the whole wheat and it really improved the texture and elasticity. Come the autumn, I’ll suddenly want to drop everything and cook up a storm again, but in the meantime I’m switching to maintenance mode.
Speaking of gardening, the garden is looking lovely. The tree peonies just opened and the irises are about to unfurl. I got most of my dahlia bulbs planted before I ran out of pots to put them in, and now it’s going to rain pretty much all week. But if I get a bit of dry time after work, I’m going to plop the rest of the bulbs directly into the soil. Which probably means I won’t dig them up in the fall, but if they overwinter I’ll just take it as a bonus.
Crossposted from versaphile http://versaphile.dreamwidth.org/2056164.html
Arthur in Morgana’s place
sticky note doodle from today ft. Merlin’s very important thoughts
This will be always relevant.
Wanted to time my speedpaints around an hour or 2, but I’ve been at this for more than 4 hours—— not so much speed anymore XD
Femmerlin doing FemArthur’s hair as requested by many people. This is the finished version of the earlier WIP i posted and part of a longer comic i will post later, but this also stands on its own as a comic, so feel free to enjoy and reblog this separately.
Inspired by personal experience of people who I love dearly, but never again will i let them near my hair with a hairbrush. They just have no idea what they are doing.
I highly suspect merlin would be one of these people.