Literally a week after drawing this I got new meds that discourage me from consuming dairy.
THE STRUGGLE CONTINUES
Sam and I went camping! Here's the comic I made while we were there
New comic to test out using brush pen and make friends with ghosties.
Still wish I was at ECCC though...
And surprise, it was about comics. Read it below
I'm doing a reading this Saturday for Storytelling Across Media, and you should come! Things you should know:
A. I did an interview about it on the Geek Speak Show, go listen to my Michigan accent here
B. Seats are going fast, so sign up here for all the awesome panels here
C. I'm reading from my thesis for the first time, so please come so I can see some friendly non scary faces in the audience
Old comic from when I broke my finger while running, which I didn’t know until after I finished my run and two more classes and watched it swell to the size of a banana.
I also feel like it takes great skill to break a finger while RUNNING.
Most embarrassing besides spelling embarrassing wrong in the title.
Did you know you can see more memoir comics like this if you follow me on Tumblr @MeggieTheRamm?
My dad was a tone deaf forester who made his own fly fishing flies and read Lord of the Rings to me before I fell asleep. And I miss him like hell.
There are so many people talking about this that are more articulate than I will ever be.
There are so many people talking about this who have suffered more, and who are closer to this issue, and who have been fighting the fight longer and harder. And I've been crying for four days because this awful awful thing happened on top of all the crap the LGBTAQ community already has to deal with.
The facts are that the above shootings all happened within a span of ten years.
The facts are that most of the guns used in these shootings were obtained legally.
The fact is that it shouldn't take an event like this for people to realize that racism and homophobia are living viruses that are still running rampant.
To my friends and fellows in the LGBTQA community, I love you all. You matter so much to me. Let me know if you need a crying buddy. I love you like hell.
I HATE fleas.
Before California, I lived in places where summer was 4 months out of the year. The freeze that ensued for the other 8 months was capable of killing any sort of insect pest that became a bother. But California's round the clock temperate weather makes an ideal breeding ground for those little fuckers. Within my first two months of moving here, fleas replaced mosquitoes as my least favorite insect on the planet.
Enter Talulu. She's a 13 year old cat we adopted on a spur of the moment decision, and it was the best decision we ever made. But you know what fleas love? Cat fur. Once the hot weather hit, they moved into her fur and she's been miserable.
Most flea solutions are costly and deal with a bunch of chemicals that are no way pet friendly, which is why I was happy to hear about Diatomaceous earth.
Diatomaceous earth is a sediment made from diatoms, which are a kind of algae. It's a really fine powder, which you can get for pennies at bulk stores (Sam got us two cups of the stuff for $1!). It works by sapping out the water in the exoskeletons of fleas, killing them by dehydration. If that's too graphic for you, imagine trying to sleep with them crawling all over you.
What we've done is vacuumed, put the earth down, waited 12 hours, and then did the whole thing again. You can even put the earth on pets! We put it on Talulu once a week, any more than that dries your pet's skin out.
So hell yeah, thank you diatomaceous earth!