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November Desktop Wallpaper – NaNoWriMo Theme

November 2, 2015

This month goes out to my loves who are doing NaNoWriMo! I have personally been attempting to do this since the year 2002 and have failed spectacularly every time, but I know several winners and am incredibly proud of all of them. So this month my desktop wallpaper offering is dedicated to those heroes! Desktop – with Calendar   16:10 Resolution: 2880×1800 | 2560×1600 | 2304×1440 | 2048×1280 | 1680×1050 | 1440×900 16:9 Resolution: 2880×1620 | 2560×1440 | 1920×1080 | 1600×900…

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For You: Self-Love Positive Affirmations Poster

October 2, 2015

Positive Affirmations are a life-saver, man. I can’t even count how many times I’ve been close to being overwhelmed completely (at work, in the dentist office, etc) but was able to calm myself by focusing on my positive affirmations. I know, it can sound silly at first; I kept refusing to use it myself. This method was given to me in a way that finally worked by somebody who had me write down every negative thought I ever had about…

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For Sale: Cross Stitch Inspired by Silicon Valley

July 27, 2015

A beautiful thing happened. And it goes a little something like this: That’s right: Martin Starr, all-around amazing human being likes my cross stitch patterns. And Thomas Middleditch retweeted it. Essentially, this was proof that I can die happy…but also inspiration to put the patterns and physical copies on Etsy. So please–go ahead and shop the wares.…

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Meta Monday: Nerds Shipping Nerds

May 4, 2015
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Previous Thoughts on fandom and how it relates to heteronormativity, homophobia, and queerbaiting. Today!: Thoughts on fandom, our personal sexuality and how we relate to characters (Finding a picture to use as the featured image was incredibly easy; I have an entire folder called “things I can’t handle” where similar pictures are saved) Well it’s a day that ends in “y,” which means I have a lot of thoughts about the intersection of fandom, sexuality, and social issues. Because what…

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May Wallpaper Series – May the 4th Be With You

May 2, 2015

Welcome to May (one day late)! For this month I’m introducing a fun new project. If you’re like me then you get really obsessive about what the background is for your phone, tablet, and laptop, and you like them all to match. I also prefer to have a desktop that has a calendar on it for quick reference. But I also don’t want to give up my nerdy joy of having something fandom-related as your background. With that in mind,…

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A Secular Easter

April 4, 2015

It’s been a few years now that I’ve been an atheist. Each year gets a little easier for everybody (not just for me; for all involved, for the religious family I come from and the religious family I married into) but there are, of course, still a few times each year where it feels like there are sensitive moments that need to be approached carefully. Easter is one of these days. I remember in high school, when I was very…

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Art Final: Mother Mindy, Me, Myself and I

March 25, 2015

My digital illustration class is (finally) done. It’s been a really interesting experience for me; before I was a designer I considered myself an artist primarily, and so I assumed that this would be my favorite class. It’s probably because of this that I overthought everything and psyched myself out of truly enjoying it? I am happy with my last two assignments, though. The first was to do a self-portrait. I chose to juxtapose myself as a twelve-year old and…

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Homework Time: Frodo and Sam Digital Paintings

February 24, 2015

Our assignment this time was to create a series of three paintings that illustrated the passage of time. As I am trying to avoid my work being used in the future for examples, I decided to use this opportunity to spend more time fangirling over Tolkien’s collective works. In this instance I’ve painted three moments between Frodo and Sam over the course of their journey with the One Ring. Overall I am happy with how they turned out, but my…

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