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Found a thing on my old art blog (that I should really start using again)...

The Memory In The Mask

Who is the River's Wayward Daughter?

She is the face behind the mask, glimpsed from the corner of the eye in the shards of the broken mirror.

She is a fluttering of a gauze skirt in the twilight breeze of the ocean
She is a jingling of a bell, deep in the heart of the forest at noon.
She is the half-remembered thread of a tune heard in childhood.
She is a mortar and pestle carved from white marble, stained with smoke and fire.
She is the faint scent of petrichor and amber, overlaid with pine.
She is the footstep in the sand at the edge of the pavement at the crossed road.
She is a scrap of silk filled with dried lavender and rose and mint, tied with a ribbon.
She is the shadow at the river's edge in the moonlight.
She is a beeswax candle on a table beside a notebook and pen.
She is the reflection of the moon in a cup of red wine.

She is the face once worn, before time and life stripped the forest and the sea.
She is the voice once spoken, and the dreams once dreamed.
She is the face beneath the mask that was taken to cover the flame-scorched burns and wear a life that was not hers.

She is behind the mask, but not the one who wears the mask.

She is what was and what was lost and that which must be found

She is the memory in the mask of the one who came before.

She is me, but I am not her.
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Well, now to poke around here and figure out how this whole DW thingie works...
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There is no wrong way to have a body.

OMG THIS. A thousand times this.
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[livejournal.com profile] mighty_1? I believe we may need to have The Talk with the cats about their catnip habit.

They've apparently gotten tired of licking the mice to get to the 'nip, and are now making tea. (That color? NOT the floor. That thing was steeped.)
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Heather made me do it! :D


Jun. 21st, 2011 11:48 pm
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So, a former co-worker and friend of mine has taken up making soap. He's using all-natural ingredients (dude, I can ID EVERYTHING!!!) and they look GORGEOUS! Plus, his pricing is great.

You should totally check it out. :)
spiralngphoenix: (Distracted by shinies)
A Tale of Two Foxen, Part 1
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I believe I mentioned something last night about doing a One Card Draw today. So, here it is. General rules ) apply: One question, one card (today we are using the Tarot). Donations appreciated. Today's window will be from now until 11 o'clock tonight.

Edit: And now we are closed for the night. Thank you, all!
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Our view at Endgame doesn't suck. I love our mountains.
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Podrozny Studio: Friday with book review.
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I was reminded a little bit ago that Relay is coming up again soon, and I've been a TERRIBLE slacker on fundraising. (I admit, it feels a little odd to be asking for donations to an organization while I'm not sure if I'll be able to afford the gas to get to the event itself!)

However, I've been committed to this for the last year, so here we go. I'm sure many of you reading this are already familiar with the fact that I've been walking the Greater Exeter Area American Cancer Society's Relay For Life for the last few years, but for those that are new to this, here's the deal:

Why Do I Relay? )

I know there are thousands of charities and Walks and organizations all asking for your money, but if you have a few dollars to spare to this cause, I would appreciate it. If you can, my donation page is here, along with my Team, Hope on Fire. We all thank you.

(Pre-emptively: Feel free to share this if you know of others who may be interested. Thanks! I have also cross-posted to Podrozny Studio, as well.)
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Also, a couple new posts and a new shiny widgety thing. This concludes my brain-power for the day. ;)


Jun. 6th, 2011 02:44 pm
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Ow, my everything. Learning an ENTIRELY new fighting style more or less on the fly? For three days? Not recommended. I'm surprisingly good at blocking with a staff, though, and I could get used to this being a caster idea. I just need to work on my aim a bit more. Also need to remember to put sunscreen on my head. A sunburned scalp is a special kind of hell.

So, yeah... Interesting event, on many levels. Tons of RP (especially with some of the new folks in town), got to get most of the town involved in helping me out with my research (ie., please beat up Spectre McSpectreface for his lunch money (and paper bits) so I can get to the next level of digging up dirt on Mashala, who is probably going to come hunting my ass down for being a little too nosy one of these days) which, I have to say, was pretty damned cool. Definitely spent more time directly involved in things than I usually do, which I'm proud of myself for. (The problem with being stupidly shy sometimes is that you tend to NOT get involved in stuff when you really should. I'm working to fix this.) Need to figure out how to convince people "No really, please haul my ass out of bed. I want to interact with this NPC, I just physically OOG can't stay up that late, but can force my carcass up if I'd had some sleep time".

I'm also resigning myself to the fact that Pre-Invasion, Morgan was That Chick Who Cries At Hallmark Commercials. Oh dear gods, I haven't made it through a single event without crying. Which is made all the worse, because I couldn't cry on cue if you paid me. That's all Morgan. *grumble* First she cried when Melody's dog showed up, because she was so happy for her adopted sister and was very relieved that she wouldn't be alone in her new duties as the Lighthouse Keeper and she really needs to have a dog with her and so she doesn't have to worry about her anymore, and then she was practically sobbing when Melody left, because she's going to horribly miss her sister and had been hoping that she would stand as one of her Pillars when she takes up the duties of Lanternbearer, as Melody was one of the people that kept Morgan from falling into despair. (Dear gods, have a run-on sentence.) She's consoling herself with the fact that she can still visit her at her lighthouse, and because she's it's Guardian, she'll be around for a long time to come, and will keep the teakettle on and Oberon (the dog) has been informed that when the hound-faced woman shows up, it's just Morgan, please let her in.

This year is going to be a very interesting one for Morgan, though. I REALLY need to figure out my Pillars, but have had the interesting realization that of everyone in town, the main people she hangs out with are either others on the same path or are already pillars for other people. Much thinking needs to be done.

Overall, good times. I really <3 this game and am very happy to be back playing my "real" character again. And that is now the end of my brain cells for the day. :)
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Dear skunks,

It would be really awesome if you would STOP DIGGING UP MY FLOWER BED!


The Management.
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I love the it when I have really good reading days, with positive things. :D Thank you to everyone who requested readings and donated. All very much appreciated.

I will try and remember from now on to either set them later in the day, or have the window open later, for the folks who either don't have internet access at work or whatnot. I may even, on occasion, try and do an announcement ahead of time, so folks have some kind of warning.

Anywho, before I start rambling, thank you again! :D
spiralngphoenix: (Tarot)
The sun is shining, the birds are singing, the trees are being very green...

I think I feel like doing Ogham readings* today. One card draw**, donations appreciated, comment below or email me at podroznystudio@gmail.com. As usual, all answers will be given within 24 hours, window is between now and 6 PM tonight.

Ask away and feel free to tell friends you think might be interested. :)

* Ogham, for the unfamiliar, are a divination system based on early Irish tradition similar to the Norse runes. They are "the language of the trees", as it were. (For example: Beithe, or birch, is the tree of new beginnings or renewal and Duir, or Oak, is the tree of strength and stability, a good solid grounded approach.)

**I'm legally obligated to make the note that readings are for entertainment purposes only, not to be taken as serious legal, medical, etc. advice, instruction, substitute for professional consultation, I'm not responsible for what you do with it, etc. etc., you all know the drill I'm sure.
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Sometimes, I'm maybe smart? I had an idea.


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