(Big bonus fuck you to my ex who is to cowrite with me on his inspirations but never showed much interest in my original work)

I'm also fortunate to have attracted a fellow (I'm pretty sure he's actually some kind of forest animal that got stuck in a pair of thumbs though?) who built a nest for me to lay and hatch my stories in. Plus I've got a couple good cheerleader friends who are ahead excited to read my stuff and tell me when I left out details.
Thanks to these folks I have an almost finished poetry book and a healthy clutch of short stories cooking.

Do you have/had people in your life that you think of as sponsors or patrons or whatever of your creative endeavors?

I'm pretty much stuck in genteel poverty. Luckily I have a fine Lady friend who's modest but comes from some means and likes to take me with her to art shows and sneak me in to use the printing facilities she has access too.

I've got a pretty good Sociological Imagination.
It used to keep me up at night, just like my general imagination.

So I friend came out of town and we celebrated with a five person Vampire the Masquerade (5) one shot. The plot potential plot and setting was barely explored, but the players still had a ton of fun with the premade sheets I handed out (plus aspects they chose). There were a lot of things I could have done better,
But the best thing I did was say "And as you peer out through the partially unzipped body bag you see a dark brick room and recognize.... the rest of the Neighborhood Watch."

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Getting up from a movie-length dream and lookin for the bin to throw away my popcorn.

Fortunately it was still relatively restful.

That
"I want something a little different but I can't think of/find anything better in English."
feeling.
(I'm sorry Roget, I love you ai just need things that you can't give me.)

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Printing was the family business and I wish I could have stayed in it.

At this point I feel like I still get more done when I pack out and use a public desk.
How much of it might be that I had to pack just project supplies that fit in a backpack (or pocket even, holy jump drive, Batman) and don't get overwhelmed by everything I could be doing?
Speaking of which I better finish packing and leave.
Today I'm going to print of the poetry manuscript and format it with scissors and a glue stick.

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"em @mvsterios

MY PRONOUNS. MY PRONOUNS ARE THEY/THEM RIGHT? AND SOMEONE ON TINDER JUST CALLED ME. THUDE. THEY CALLED ME THUDE IM SCREAMING THATS SO GOOD"

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I am just a haphazard of metaphors stuffed loosely into a trench coat and jeans. One could paw around in the mess, but there is no effable center of consciousness to be had here.

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Also, (more wisdom via Spike Trotman) NEVER, EVER sign away lifetime IP rights! That's the most important thing you have as a creator!

If you want to make money from your work, great! Put it on prints, merch! License it! Etc!

But there's really nothing that's worth complete, total, *lifetime* control of your work! Because once you've signed your IP rights away, that's IT.

Unsweetened herbal tea will start to taste really interesting if you're generally laying of sweets.
And remember savoury teas! Like, just dump some cumin into hot water and stir. Yum.
Hope that was vaguely helpful 2/2

A enthusiastic and sensitive fem with lovely purple hair and glasses gave us a full nerd tour, including some figure terrain equipment that we would be able to use for combat etc :o
Also the snacks are way cheaper so.... Excited to get into that, maybe taste some community, this weekend.

Also! We found a new venue! We had been rolling in the back room of 3D printing bar. The acoustics were a bit too loud, and we could be ousted by a legitimate biz or nonprofit group at any time
A local used book/game store has a whole basement dedicated to gaming, though, and it's not too crowded.
In fact, when we went to go nose around and mention the possibility of playing there....

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