Why not?

@mirrankei / mirrankei.tumblr.com

I have a Tumblr now. Tumblrs are cool. Art and fiction and too many reblogs.


I just got out of the shower which means I’m optimistic about projects and social media so I’m writing this draft before the mood fades and I’m immovable again

Ok so

Been a while. If you still follow this account you may or may not have noticed that the only things that have been posted since December 2018 are posts that say what day it is

A lot of this is because my posts here and on shipitouttahere got screwed up in The Great Tumblr Purge of 2018 and I was mad and didn’t wanna fix it. I still am and don’t. 

But I do miss Tumblr. I’ve lurked off and on since then, just liking posts and sending them to friends instead of reblogging to keep my account more or less inactive (except for the dates posts, because it amused me to imagine getting a person looking at my page and wondering how many years in advance I have “It’s December 10th” gifs queued). 

I’ve bopped around discord servers. I’ve disappeared from discord servers. I wish it were easier to find and get into discord servers that actually stay active. I’m around on Twitter but not like posting original stuff or anything. I’m on Instagram but the app crashes when I try and make posts a lot of the time so I just post stories. My cat’s instagram is updated with stories more than my own. I chat in Twitch communities a lot.

But I miss the social fandom stuff of tumblr. I started a Miraculous Only Sideblog because I didn’t have anyone to talk to about it (either due to lack of interest or spoilers because they weren’t caught up) and have been enjoying throwing stuff out into the void and getting excited with strangers about theories (please invite me to your Miraculous discords). You might’ve seen my Risk/Strike back comic floating around (warning: spoilers for s4 finale).

However I can’t message people from that account for some reason, and it occurs to me that having a seemingly inactive blog might not be a great way to make friends on the platform, especially if they’re vetting to make sure I’m not a bot (I still get regular new followers who are definitely bots that don’t know what asexual means). 

So here’s some updates on me:

  • in grad school
  • for biology/teaching
  • I have no background in biology or teaching
  • it’s kicking my ass constantly
  • moved to Colorado
  • for grad school
  • even though it’s 90% asynchronous online
  • having a lot of issues with depression, adhd, loneliness, etc
  • some shit has happened
  • I will talk about/send picture of my cat with no warning
  • he is very cute
  • he is on my lap right now
  • I’m very lucky he isn’t trying to type along with me
  • in my 30s
  • in case that matters to you
  • AAA
  • asexual
  • aromantic
  • agender
  • (and/or nonbinary)
  • not currently working
  • due to aforementioned school and shit that happened

Here is where you can find me:

  • Discord
  • (DM me for friendsability)
  • Twitter
  • mirrankei - personal
  • shipitouttahere - writing/fanart/complaining about writing
  • Twitch
  • notawerwolf - occasionally trying to stream art but ¯\_(。-°)_/¯  
  • why is it called notawerwolf
  • it’s a long story
  • might change to or add mirrankei or shipitouttahere but eh
  • Ko-fi
  • mirrankei -I keep forgetting about it but I want to try and use it more
  • Tumblr
  • mirrankei - here
  • shipitouttahere - fanfics, other writing, fanart
  • currently inactive but maybe will bring back
  • I said a long time ago I wouldn’t update it until I finished Mirror Neuron and gosh I still have trouble with that
  • clawsoutspotsoff - Miraculous fanart, ramblings, fanfics, etc
  • active because it’s my current fandom fixation
  • spoilery
  • “claws out spots on” was taken
  • AO3
  • mirrankei 
  • active but infrequent
  • I try to only post finished fics there instead of WIPs
  • because I write out of order and go back and change things

And finally, just because this kinda turned into an introductory post, here’s a list o’ fandoms and tumblry things I’m into

  • Miraculous 
  • JJBA
  • Centaurworld
  • Persona
  • Tales Of
  • Kingdom Hearts
  • Doctor Who/Torchwood/Sarah Jane Adventures (not caught up tho)
  • Fantasy books (esp Diana Wynne Jones)
  • Marvel and DC comics and stuff
  • Misc fantasy and sci-fi
  • Animation (please pay animators and voice actors better, world)
  • Writing
  • Visual arts/crafts
  • Cosplay
  • Cats (and other animals a lot too but I talk about my cat so much)
  • Conservation
  • Misc other video games, anime, movies, tv, etc
  • DnD
  • OCs
  • Various Twitch and YouTube channels
  • Complaining about how tired I am

uhhhh that’s what I can think of right now

So basically, I don’t know that I’m gonna start using this Tumblr again, but I figured I’d let folks know that I’m a) not dead and b) a real person

So one of my neighbors has a lawn Roomba or whatever they're called, and this thing trundles around looking like a background robot in the background of the original trilogy, and ABSOLUTELY BAFFLING THE DOGS.

They have concluded, I think, that it's some kind of prey animal because right after this video ended they decided to crouch down and stalk it, which means I'm 90% sure I'm going to have to stop Arwen from eating it at some point.

Of course it's a prey animal it fucking eats GRASS

While I can’t fault your reasoning on robot taxonomy, apparently we’re both wrong:  Arwen, as much as she is a high-prey-drive animal, is foremost, a herding dog, and has decided that the Lawn Roomba is a SHEEP.

What happened is the lawn roomba belongs to the guy that does most of the maintainence on the neighborhood park, and he had it out grazing on a different section of lawn when my parents came down for a walk and Arwen was siezed by 200 years worth fo Kelpie Instincts, rolled out of her Harness and proceded to herd the shit out of this tiny, oblivious robot.  

Everything was on display- mock-stalking, intimidating eye contact, barking, running in front of it to try to get it to balk, the scariest barking she can muster (which is actually.  pretty scary if you’re not used to Loud Dogs), looking back at my parents for directions.  or rather, looking at my Mom while Dad tried unsuccessuflly to capture her.

After about ten minutes they realized she wasn’t biting it, and decided to let her play Sheep Simulator 5000 for a while. She eventually figured out that 

  • It  doesn’t respond to Yelling, Posturing or Aggressive Eye Contact
  • It does respond to having it’s wheels or bump hazards hit 
  • It would respond to its side being nosed or slapped by moving in a different direction

Conent that this was apparently some kind of blind, deaf and particularly stupid sheep, she could now manage the robot by smacking it if it got too close to the creek bed or fence for her liking, and was eventually content to sit on the highest point of the field and Supervise (TM) it.

“Hey.” Said Roger, owner of the robot. “Do you think if I put the ramp down she’ll herd it into the back of my pickup?”

Arwen was mostly asleep in the afternoon sun as roger put the ramp down but woke right up when mom Whistled, then pointed at the truck.  She immediately went after the robot and did something that wouldn’t have occured to me, an allegedly more intelligent being: the robot is roughly triangular, and when it hits an obstacle, will change direction so that one of its other sides (rather than points) is now the ‘front’.  So to get it to move in a straight line in the direction she wanted, Arwen would smack the two sides of the robot that she didn’t want it to go in in quick sucession, and got it across the field, over a small hill and up the ramp as fast as it’s clumsy little wheels could go.

“I didn’t know you had a fully-trained sheepdog!” Said Roger

“Me either.” said Mom.

So Arwen now has a Semi-Weekly Appointment to play with Sheepbot.

Well this is just beguiling

It also just goes to show that all the dudes who have fretted about the Robot Apocalypse for generations needed to hang out outside with dogs more