dead wood

Mulder & S.c.u.l.l.y Meet the Were-Monster

The past 48 hours have been…something (traveled for work, got sick, worked anyway, I don’t recommend it), but at least I deleted 1K of dead wood from the bodyguard fic and got it back on track.  (And wrote a 500 word outline so I don’t write myself into a corner full of boring talking heads again.  Also a lot of my notes involve making Matt sluttier For Justice.)


Matt lets his hand linger, then trails it across Nelson’s chest and down his arm to seize his wrist, to tug Nelson gently into place behind him.  “Stay close to me,” he orders, voice low, and hears Nelson swallow.

They’ve reached Nelson’s office.  He reaches for the doorknob but Matt steps in front of him, hand splayed over Nelson’s heart.

“You’d better let me go in first and secure the building,” he says.  “There’s probably no threat here, but it’s better to be safe than sorry.”

The heart beneath his fingers starts to beat faster, though whether that’s from attraction or nerves Matt can’t be sure.  Nelson nods.  “Uh, yeah, sure.  Do what you gotta do, man.”

Also did I tell you guys about this fic I started on the kinkmeme?


~ Dead wood ~

“The wood has developed with dehydration in the dry coldness of the subarctic zones, the tree having stopped growing after some 300–400 years, and the tree has remained upright for another few hundred years. ” - wikipedia

Light comes from the moonlight.

2th Sep 2015, Posio, Southern Lapland.

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Dead Wood - forrest art zine - Pam Wishbow

Dead Wood is a 16 (32 if counting front and back) page art zine with 25 new illustrations about a character’s adventure in the woods. 

This new zine is a full color, 5x6 booklet has a sewn binding and filled with love and a handful of cat naps. Based on my experiences as a kid visiting family who had much more rural homes than I was used to.

Available in my shop along with other prints and zines.

Would anyone be interested in digital copies of any of these?

The X-Files - Season 10 Episode 3 : Mulder & Scully Meet the Were-Monster (2016)

Mulder and Scully investigate a dead body in the woods, and try to determine whether it was the work of a serial killer, an animal or a mysterious creature seen by eyewitnesses. Meanwhile, a disillusioned Mulder confronts some of his own demons.


Propagating a Wild Oyster Mushroom Specimen

The Christmas of 2015 was incredibly warm and wet in Northeastern US. We decided to go on a casual drive around the neighborhood when suddenly my fungal senses started tingling. From the corner of my eye, I saw a cluster of engorged of oyster mushrooms their elegance on a decaying (Dutch?) elm by the roadside. We haven’t found a hull of shrooms this amazing since the chicken-of-the-woods find on one of our fishing trips. I know the photo might not look impressive, but I swear to you there’s at least 5 pounds.

Since we found these shrooms by a high traffic road side, I’m a little paranoid and uncomfortable eating this immediately due to the unknown runoff pollution that might have been absorbed by the wood. I’ve never propagated a wild culture before so I took a small sample to cultivate the mycelium and grow more shrooms like I did with my coffee grind experiments last winter. So far so good…the mycelium is happily colonizing the card board. (Gosh I wish I had a setup to colonize a gel plate, but no time or funds at the moment!)


PS. - I’ve said this a bajillion times on this blog already, but DO NOT put any shrooms or foraged food into your mouths or hands unless you are confident in identifying and preparing the food. DO use good judgment and take personal responsibility for your own actions.