Greetings, habitués of the Wandering Shop. As Mick Jagger likes to sing, "Please allow me to #introduce myself…"
I'm the #author / #illustrator of a tabletop role-playing game (#TTRPG) who enjoys posting the odd pencil #sketch, #ink outline, or full-#color #illustration that eventually became #art for the game —plus a few that never made it in.
Émigré from another instance.
On payday I finally got the #fantasy #audiobook “Black Leopard, Red Wolf” by #MarlonJames, but haven't started listening to it, because something called "Gideon the Ninth" by #TamsynMuir was on sale. No idea what it's about, but the description had me at #Lesbian #Space #Necromancer. Haven't heard that one yet either, because I learned "The Memory Librarian" #SciFi stories by #JanelleMonae existed, and I splurged so I could hear more about the #DirtyComputer. This is a good "problem" to have.
I'm enjoying the sci-fi podcast Solar, which is a radio play. I also started Rabbits which seems interesting. Any recommendations for other fiction #podcasts? Waiting impatiently for the return of LeVar Burton Reads!
... and now for the #ink version of a 22nd Century human.
Ever feel like a sketch talked back to you? If the one that led to this digital inking could have talked, it would have said "Enough with the St Pauly Girl hair and pouty lips! I'm from a cool future. Make me sleeker; Give me a David Bowie / Tilda Swinton vibe!" So I did.
Public Service Announcement:
If you’ve the ability, the means, and COVID is low in your neighborhood, visit your local independent comic shop to give them a bit of business!
It’s the day when I splurge on a graphic novel or two —and yes, sample some of the free stuff.
There are times when a #European-style #orchestra plays a theme that could have come straight out of a old Cecil B. DeMille flick, then something (the strings?) shifts subtly to a traditional #MiddleEastern vibe, then new instruments pick it up and transform the whole thing. It’s very cool and just sneaks up on you.
apparently there's a general strike planned for next week in response to the supreme court bullshit https://www.mothersdaystrike.com/volunteer
#fediverse newcomers: Welcome to your first collective outrage/sorrow experience! There's some etiquette here for the occasion: the ✨ content warning ✨
If you drop your takes and commiserations under a CW, people can choose to engage with the doomscroll or skip it entirely.
It's not censorship; it's empathy.
Author / Illustrator of Ten Thousand Worlds, a free CC licensed role-playing game.
The Wandering Shop is a Mastodon instance initially geared for the science fiction and fantasy community but open to anyone. We want our 'local' timeline to have the feel of a coffee shop at a good convention: tables full of friendly conversation on a wide variety of topics. We welcome everyone who wants to participate, so long as you're willing to abide by our code of conduct.