Art of the Northeast

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I’m in love with awesome idea of Coralina AU by @turquoisemagpie and @northeast-artist98 >u< So sorry for giving you any credits ;-; I didn’t know it was yours idea as well ;-; Thank you for correcting me!
And this is little doodle of Anti which has great character desing C:
Really guys, you must check it and her out! C: She has so many great arts and ideas like this >u<
Just wanna say that im so inspired by that AU and her and i can’t wait to see more of her masterpieces >u<
Hope she don’t kill me for this shittly version of her miracles ;-;

Melancholy Post-PAX Emotions Are Kicking In...Thank You All

I think I get why everyone loves these conventions. As if it wasn’t reasonable enough already, I think I do now.

@markiplier: Yeah, we sadly didn’t meet; I was lucky to run into everyone else, just couldn’t stick around. Nevertheless, other people did, and I’m so happy for them. I wish you the absolute best, and I hope we truly meet in person one day. I hope you also enjoy mine and others’ gifts I brought with me; they were fun to get into a tangible project.

Tyler: You were the first of the content creators that I met, and really lifted my spirits to keep going through PAX with a smile, whatever the matter. You were beyond benevolent and friendly, and I cannot wait to meet you again. You’ve been through enough ups and downs, and it brought you to your first PAX East. Congratulations, and thank you so much. I sincerely hope YOU smile always.

Amy: As charismatic and sweet as you are beautiful and quirky, it was wonderful to have Sam, Smoke (beautiful peep who gave you the alien sunglasses), Laura, and myself meet you. Thank you for being so patient and kind, and my only wish was that you enjoyed yourself.

Kathryn: I know I didn’t meet you. Nevertheless, I still hoped I could. Still, it was enjoyable to hear from the few snippets of your trip here, and I hope we meet in the future. You seem like an absolute sweetheart, and I can’t wait to see what you do in the future.

@crankgameplays: Ethan, I can’t thank you enough for being so patient at the signing. It was great telling you how awesome you were, and I was so happy to look at the way you beamed when I told you about @northeast-artist98 and the art @okaythenart had gotten to me in the nick of time (I put other things for you in a gift box on Friday!). Thank you so much for everything, and I hope I meet you all again in the future.

@lordminion: Twice, both through an absolutely dumb luck, we had met. Nevertheless, you were patient and sweet, and responded with such an eloquent excitement. Thank you, and see you soon.

@foxtrot44: Molly, you’re an absolute gem to be around, and it was exciting to hear about how your wedding planning has been and your recent Boston endeavors (well wishes for Schii!). Thank you for being so caring and lovely, and I’m excited to see you and Wade happily move into the future together.

Bob: Yo! It’s the girl who should’ve rushed you with signing my life-size doll of you, and my portable shrine of photos of you! But, in all seriousness, you were amazing to even briefly chat with, and I can’t wait to see what you and Mandy do!

Mandy: I know we only waved to each other twice, but, you appeared so energetic and happy, I can’t help but hope everything did go well. Hugs from my airport gate, almost about to start traveling back home.

@wiishu: Through a coincidental seating, and making absolute sure I wasn’t breaking rules or bothering you (I checked with the enforcers at least five times), we met at the Are You a Robot? Panel. We might have not talked for as long as I hoped, but, to even say hello was wonderful. I sincerely wish you well, beautiful, and have a safe flight overseas.

@pixlpit: I said it once, and I will say it again: thank you. Not only are you a talented animator and editor, but…as odd as it sounds, you seem like you’re a badass at just about anything. Believe me, I really tried to find less exciting words, but…nothing else came to mind. You seem sardonic, but kind nonetheless, and I believe you have great things coming soon. Take care, and have fun back home.

@therealjacksepticeye: You were, BY PURE AND DUMB LUCK, the most coincidental person to even temporarily meet (I would say the guys at the later signing, but, we were somewhat ready for something to happen). I was struggling to find my own exit out of the panel before I bumped into you. I didn’t get a picture, and didn’t feel comfortable dragging you away from out of the panel exit (cannot, will not, honestly), just to say my own words. Nevertheless, to give you a hug, smile, and brief thank you for what you’ve done for others - and yes, even myself - before eagerly jumping out to let you leave, was still heartwarming. Have a safe flight overseas, and I hope you look forward into the bright future.

Mutuals from Tumblr and Twitter that I have met: Thank you. Seeing you all, face to face, was beyond endearing and eye-opening. I only wish you all fulfilled your dreams, and hope you keep all these memories of yours to heart. Love you all, and safe travels to your homes.


Everyone: PAX East is over, and my heart aches from the immediate swarm of nostalgia. But, it will pass, and all we can do now is look to the future. I hope you all live fulfilling lives, and I hope we meet someday.


Thank you, everyone, and remember in the most harmless way: When they’re gone…we’re next.


(Okay, I sneered at typing that last part, haha!)

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Finally posting about Bunfest items!  Bunfest was so much BUN (get it GET IT?), even though I came back with a cold.   I met a lot of bun-minded people as well as a lot of cute buns!  I didn’t sell out of all my merchandise so I’m offering it up to you, wonderful internet followers 😃. Please message me with your info (name, address) and what item you’d like to buy.  I accept PayPal!  Either go to paypal.me/mas729 or use the email address cyberialain@aol.com.

SUN’S OUT BUNS OUT TEES!  I have 2 women’s large, 2 women’s small and 1 men’s small.  These are $20 + shipping.  They’re ready to go, no waiting like if you order from my Society 6 and Redbubble shops.  They’re super cute and perfect for summer!

PINS!  I have 3 designs: The Snuggle is Real (2"x2"), Sun’s Out Buns Out (1.75"x2.75") and the Three Hares (1.75").  The Snuggle and Sun’s Out pins are $2 each and the Three Hares pin is $1.50 + shipping.

Next, STICKERS!  I have small and large sizes, though some only come in large size.  Illustrations include: The Three Hares, Everybun is Beautiful, Some Bunny Loves You, Sun’s Out Buns Out and Binky More Thump Less.  The large stickers are $1 and small stickers are 0.50¢.  Since these are thin, there’s no S&H as I can mail them in an envelope with a stamp.  Things might change if you order a bunch and/or you live internationally.

These last two are car magnets!   The first image is what they look like and the bottom image is the design featured.   You can also get it as a sticker, but the car magnets are specifically made to go on your car.  They’re $5 each + shipping.  Show off your love of buns a la the “Wag More Bark Less” bumper stickers!

I’ve been wondering for years if there was a Northern Gothic subgenre, the way there’s a Southern Gothic.  Now, as meganphntmgrl has pointed out, “gothic” means something very specific; not all horror falls under that label.  Southern gothic stuff is “gothic” due to the mixture of horror with of fallen aristocracy and a strong sense of the spiritual.  So, does the north have that?

New England does.  This, I think, is where you’ll find stuff that can genuinely be described as “gothic” over the Mason-Dixon line.  I’m not talking about Stephen King territory here (although I’d say ‘Salem’s Lot qualifies) but I am talking about Lovecraft and Shirley Jackson and Dark Shadows.  I’m talking about the legacy of the Puritans mixed with so-called “blue blood” coasting on riches won long ago, Merricat looking out the window of her burned-down castle, Charles Dexter Ward discovering just why his ancestors had to flee Salem, or Victoria Winters witnessing the dark beginnings of the Collins family.  (The Case of Charles Dexter Ward reads a bit like a Dark Shadows arc, actually…)

As a matter of fact, I can still remember what the college guidebooks had to say about all the small liberal art schools I applied to in the Northeast.  “New England winters are a punishment from god for hanging old ladies in the 1700s” said one Hampshire student.  No kidding.

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Michael Emerson takes the stage for a performance of Swamp Radio’s “A Midsummer Night’s Swamp” in Jacksonville, FL on Saturday, July 16, 2016.

CR to Denise Ashlynd (Twitter), Stephen DiMare, Nikki Falcon (Instagram), Ian Mairs (Swamp Radio).

Kudos to @one11eleven for finding all these photos.


Jacksonville-based Swamp Radio presented “A Midsummer Night’s Swamp,” a live radio performance at Lewis Auditorium on Saturday, July 16, 2016, to be recorded for a later broadcast on WJCT 89.9.

Swamp Radio celebrates the art and culture of northeast Florida, and takes its show on the road occasionally throughout the year. This live show highlights the richness of character and drama in St. Augustine, with a bow to the world’s greatest dramatist, William Shakespeare.

Host and producer Ian Mairs brings together a talented group of storytellers, comedians, and actors for the show, including Swamp Radio’s resident sketch comedy group The Retreads and musical guests The Willowacks and Shea Birney.

                               001. SETTING: LOS ANGELES

LA is one of the biggest cities in the country and so I figured that for my VERY FIRST RPH guide I would provide some information about what living in Los Angeles is actually like. There are so many misconceptions about Los Angeles and California as a whole that I thought I could shed some light so people can have more accuracy in their LA-set rps! Without further ado, here are ten points I thought I’d bring up (and if you have any questions that are more specific, my askbox is open). (Of course, standard disclaimer: these are just my experiences blah blah I’m sure there are people who live here who would disagree with me.)

source: lived in LA my entire life, born here, my parents were born here, my cat was born here, I go to school here, I breathe the smog, etc.

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