Spent hours making these Thai meatballs @IAmShark recommended, they're the first Asian I ever made that tasted right I'm so proud! A little too spicy for me but my husband thinks they're fabulous.


@TMCaldwell rightly pointed out that the current names of the cities in my are not properly aligned to the cultures in question, so I did a little linguistic digging at the bar tonight. The old names were literally portmaneaus of rpg characters. Womp womp.


This is my Cycle 35 spread for my writing and critique obligations for The Ubergroup, my writing group on Scribophile. Created with archival pen and brush pen, it's a very and practical way to keep track of what I need to do and when I need to do it by.

I've pretty much gotten away from weekly and daily and monthly spreads and more typically organize my according to the tasks at hand.

about "desert rose," rose-like formations of crystal clusters of gypsum or baryte which include abundant sand grains. The rosette crystal habit tends to occur when the crystals form in arid sandy conditions, such as the evaporation of a shallow salt basin. The crystals form a circular array of flat plates, giving the rock a shape similar to a rose blossom. If iron oxides are present, the rosettes take on a rusty tone.

Really impressed with the Mastodon website. It's better than most apps I think. I especially like how will the camera works.

Anyway, here is a Carmine Mage shot from my

The stuff highlighted in pink is what I've typed up, if I don't do that I get too confused since my thoughts tend to go off the linear rails, as you can see.

Under a sensitive filter in case anyone is worried about potential .

As promised for with @Heliodora@tootplanet.space -- how I actually use my for brainstorming and planning. No gorgeous script or spiffy layouts here, just good old-fashioned for my project: a novel called Carmine Mage, set in the fictional universe of Verraine.

Written at the DMV while waiting to get my license updated with my married name.


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