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Aug. 24th, 2020 @ 08:16 am The List, as had been requested.

Okay! So, this is going to be one major link-spam. I've been trying to figure out a good way of doing this so it's a little prettier and you don't have to hit the back button every time you look at something and want to look at something else. However, I'm pretty bad at all things internet, so I'll have to have one of my friends do that sort of thing for me.

In the mean time, I'll just go with a list. I'm not having this open in a new window 'cause if you're like me, you have popup blockers in place, and popupwindows are just annoying as hell in general.

Some of this art is labeled (NWS). Please, if you are under 17, just don't click on it. I mean, for the most part, it's labeled that 'cause of penises, and we all know you can find them easier doing a google search, but still, this is my own disclaimer. If it offends you, if gay love offends you, if you don't like male sexual organs, don't click on those, plskthx!

Without further Ado... sorted out by pairing/category...

The big 'ol HP fanart list )
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Jun. 28th, 2012 @ 10:32 pm (no subject)
Today was pretty full, although I don't feel as if I really did anything. Maybe it's because a good bit of it was driving to and from the vet's office, and then sitting in the waiting room with Chester.

Yes, Chester is a 3-month old kitten with a broken leg that we're rescuing. He was found hobbling around a trailer park, and the person who found him didn't know what to do. She has a dog, and she can't afford to take care of him, so yeah, i volunteered.

He's adorable. Jem is going to keep him as her kitten, but he's already pretty much bonded with Watson.

Also, I made myself some wrist-warmers with Iron Man socks. They're pretty dang awesome. :)
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Jan. 26th, 2012 @ 08:22 am (no subject)
Okay, so here's what happened.

My mother's surgery went well, but last Thursday she started getting a little groggy, and by Friday morning, she had gone into septic shock. The nurses came in and found her non-responsive with her blood pressure dangerously low, and barely a pulse. My sisters and I all went down there, driving 6 hours to be with her in her last moments, hoping we'd get there in time.

As it was, she started responding to the fluids, they put her on a very strong and aggressive antibiotic, and over the past 5 days, she's gotten somewhat better.

She still has the cancer. There's a tumor in her abdomen, but it isn't life-threatening immediately. She still does not have movement in her left side (the one brain tumor was putting pressure on that region, and she might not get it back for several weeks). She's still very weak and shaky.

But she's still with us. Insisting on going through rehab instead of hospice.

It's such a weird, numb feeling I have right now. I'm overdrawn by almost $500 to pay for that trip, I don't know how I'm going to buy gas and groceries for the next four weeks (getting in the black will take my entire paycheck), I'm not even sure I can get through an entire day of work today without breaking down and going home...

... but none of that's important. She pulled through and now we have some more time with her. I just need to figure out how to arrange my life now so I can work as one of her caregivers. We're hoping to have her at home by the end of February.
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Jan. 21st, 2012 @ 11:25 am (no subject)
Update: I'm in the hospital, and mom's doing marginally better. Her blood pressure is back up again, she's able to speak and carry on a decent conversation when she's awake, and today she's had some solid food and drinks.

It turns out they think it wasn't a stroke but a sceptic infection in her blood, and she's been on heavy antibiotics. We're all sitting here praying for a miracle. She's still fighting, doesn't want to give up, and although it doesn't look good at all, we're taking every small improvement in stride.
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Jan. 14th, 2012 @ 08:42 am Another update about life
So, it's been a long time since I've posted, and I hope my friends will understand why I've been so detached after I explain a few things.

Some of you may know that my mother has cancer and she's been in and out of treatment for two years now. Well, it's a little more complicated now. This isn't just cancer, it's an aggressive melanoma. Yeah, that's skin cancer, but it's one of the most dangerous kinds 'cause it can go anywhere...

And now it's in her brain. Three weeks ago, she had one tumor removed from her brain, and there's another one they were going to try to get with radiation.

However, when they did the full body CT-scan and MRI, they found that her lymph system still had a tumor in it, and that one was growing again. So, she's in for chemo this week - a combination of a traditional chemo-therapy drug, the IL2 treatments she'd been having, and I think two other cancer drugs. After that, it's another week in rehab, then possibly radiation, and all this time she needs 24-7 supervision because her skull hasn't healed yet from the first surgery.

I'm trying to be optimistic at this point because A) they're going after it and they haven't put her into hospice yet. And B) because I need to be. She's in Chicago. I'm in St. Paul, I can't afford gas and groceries, let alone going to visit her now. So, she needs to get better!

Anyway, that's why I'm gone. I can't really focus on fantasy right now with reality slapping me in the face every day. My grand plan this year was to sell one of my dolls to go to Leaky Con, but at this point if I can sell him, it'll be to go visit mom.


Not sure if I can face Livejournal yet to post this there. I should get to work.
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May. 17th, 2011 @ 09:30 am (no subject)
New tattoo! Got it done last night. :D

This is the one I've been waiting three years for. So happy!!

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Apr. 4th, 2011 @ 07:39 pm (no subject)
My son has picked out a college. - that's GREAT.

It's in Pennsylvania... I'll miss him so much, but it's good for him.

But he's going to need a car. And I don't have any money to help him out with. Actually, I'll be spending pretty much all of my money from now on just paying for his application fee, student housing deposit, and trying to save up for what won't be covered by grants and student loans. ;_;

It's nearly impossible to get to college when you're poor. The good news is that he's going in for auto mechanics, and he'll be going to one of the best schools in the country for it.

I want to get him this car: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/290552458528

My first car was a 71 super beetle, and it will be a nice and easy one for him to work on if anything goes wrong. The car's in great condition and it's in PA.

So, he's taking up a collection. I'm taking up a collection. I'm looking into selling some of my dolls. I'll be taking pretty much my entire collection of books to the used book store.

I'm hoping that if we can raise about $3k, that will be enough. Unfortunately, I'm starting out with only $150. :\

Wish me luck.
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Feb. 21st, 2011 @ 05:21 pm Fred and George dolls

They're about 4" high, and Fred has a yellow halo and wings. :D
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Feb. 11th, 2011 @ 09:45 am (no subject)
Is there anyone else who's going to Aeternitas who is looking for someone to share a room? I think I can manage the money to go if I there's someone who can help either put me up for the night, or include me in the room-share.
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Feb. 4th, 2011 @ 08:07 pm (no subject)
I don't have any angry icons here.

Cafepress has put all of my stuff on hold pending copyright investigations.

I mean, I can sort of understand Merlin, BBC Sherlock... but Frankenstein, Jekyll and Hyde, 20k Leagues Under the Sea, Sherlock Holmes, Oliver Twist? No... come on, those have been fair use for AGES!

I guess I'll just wait and see what happens - call them back on Monday and talk to someone about what "Fair Use" means maybe. I mean, really, they're all my own drawings. At least I'm not doing what someone is on Cafepress and using the original Paget drawings to put on things.

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Feb. 4th, 2011 @ 11:35 am (no subject)
Hmmm. So far no response about Snupin art in my cafepress store.

Is there something else I should put up there? Snarry? H/D?

Let me know what you're interested in, and I'll see what I can do - also let me know what kind of merchandise. Totes? T-shirts? Journals? Mugs?
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Feb. 3rd, 2011 @ 10:49 am (no subject)
Just wanted to let you guys know - at least the Snupin fans - that I've put a snupin design up on my cafepress shop for a short time.

Right now, it's just mugs and thermos food jar, but if there's something you want in particular, let me know.

I'm going to keep this up for two weeks, and then see how it's doing - whether I should take it down or not.


Check it out, spread the word, and if this sells well, I'll put up more Harry Potter art. Still a little uneasy about the legalities of it, but I guess as long as I don't say who the characters are, they can't do anything, right?

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Jan. 30th, 2011 @ 08:26 pm (no subject)
Alright! So, I've done a lot of work on getting things up on Cafepress today. Let me just say the quality is superb, so you have no worries ordering and getting GREAT looking merchandise.

Some of the characters I've put up there include:

Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson - both drinking vessels and iphone covers
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Oliver Twist and the Artful Dodger
Dr. Frankenstein and his Monster
Captain Nemo from 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

I'll be looking through my archives and seeing what else I can come up with.

I hope to use this as a source of extra income. On the latest schedule they put up, I have fewer than 30 hours for the whole week, and that's just not enough for two people to live on.

So, here's a link to my cafepress store again!

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Jan. 24th, 2011 @ 12:39 pm (no subject)
Title: Sherlock and the case of the Wild Wild West
Artist: [info]chibitoaster 
Medium: Pen and ink
Characters: Sherlock, John (BBC'verse)
Notes: Done for the [info]shkinkmeme Someone requested Sherlock and John on horses - John as a city boy who came to the wild west, and they go around catching cattle rustlers and outlaws and stuff. ^_^

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Jan. 23rd, 2011 @ 08:34 pm (no subject)

There seem to be several fics out there that take on the premise of Mary dying in childbirth, so what if they had a daughter and the baby lived, even though Mary died?

Title: Bedtime Story
Artist: [info]chibitoaster 
Medium: Pen and Ink
Rating: G
Warnings: none

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Jan. 17th, 2011 @ 03:55 pm (no subject)
More Sherlock crack - and adventures of Tiny Sherlock, too!

Mycroft by me, Sherlock by [info]stupid_drawings and Jim by [info]herrhumbert

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Jan. 13th, 2011 @ 09:44 pm (no subject)

For the shkinkmeme. Someone wanted John as a BAMF pirate and Sherlock as his hostage.
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Jan. 10th, 2011 @ 11:00 pm (no subject)

[info]stupid_drawings is visiting me right now, so we got together with radioactivemongoose today and did some drawings. A Cracktastic time was had by all, as you shall see if you care to. ^_^

Fairly safe, I'm pretty sure...

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Jan. 2nd, 2011 @ 01:27 pm (no subject)
I haven't updated anything in so long, it's actually dragging me down. Well, I should say it's dragged me down. I had no idea how isolated I actually was until I started doing things here at home. And how odd it might be for me to actually have two real life friends in real life who live near me and will have coffee with me and everything!

But then, as I usually do, I went to extremes, and closed off one world for another.

I can't do that. It's unhealthy in general, and especially for me. I'm so easily swayed against one side or another, and distracted by some other kind of life that I lose myself into things. No, that might not make a whole lot of sense, but consider this: even while on my meds, I can never "not" be bipolar, and I'm always, ALWAYS afraid that people don't like me.

It's almost like I accept that nobody likes me, and then when people do, it's like the greatest gift in the world. Not a conscious thing, mind you! I don't want to be like this, it's a condition I have no control over!

I want to draw again and have it feel good. I want to write again and feel like it's making a difference. I'd also like to have internet friends and fans again.

And I understand that I've lost almost all of them in my hiatus. But I'm willing to start from scratch again. I can do it.

This post is the beginning. I'm going to a movie with family this afternoon, and then tonight, I'm going to draw something again. And if I can get my scanner working, I'll scan it and share it. ^_^

and then go look for communities to post in.

Wish me luck.
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Oct. 14th, 2010 @ 08:06 pm (no subject)
My mother's cancer has spread again. They've upgraded it to Stage IV, and she goes in for "aggressive treatment" on November 1.

I want to go and visit my mother after she gets out of the hospital. Or even while she's there, or before she goes in if possible. But the problem is that I really need every single hour at work, or I'll be in such a financial fix, I won't be able to get out.

So! I'd love your help.

I have this book for sale:


Take a look at it. It's 30 interior pages of art and writing, full color cover of Sherlock Holmes art done by me. All Canon! The first part is from the P.O.V. of an artist who takes up residence across the street from the famous detective duo. It follows his observations and his friendship with the men through the years.

Then the second part takes place during the new BBC Mystery! series, Sherlock. It's from the P.O.V. of a 15-year-old girl who is obsessed with the couple across the street from her (yes, people in the series think they're a gay couple, so she does, too).

It's a lot of fun, and I put a lot of work into it, and I really hope this works.

I get about $6 from every book sold. So, if I can sell 100 books, that will cover the full cost of the trip including time off of work, travel costs, cat-sitter, etc.

And if you can help pimp it to anyone else you know who might be interested, that would be lovely!
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