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Different Strokes | Chronologically

I was looking at the page for the Different Strokes series and realized how hard it is to tell how the one-shots and drabbles fall chronologically, so to make things easier, I thought I’d lay it out for anyone who actually desires to read things in order.

Technically, Checkpoints would come first seeing as it’s a prequel of sorts, but it’s also in progress, so you may want to save it for last.

But beyond that:

  1. At the Stroke of Midnight | December 2022/January 2023
  2. A Stroke of Luck | February 2023
  3. Modern-Day Sorcery | February 2023
  4. Boring [part one/part two] | March 2023
  5. Throwback | March 2023
  6. Waking Up Second | April 2023
  7. Home Is In… | April 2023
  8. Spring Cleaning | May 2023
  9. 11:59 | June 2023
  10. Holiday | July 2023
  11. Eggnog | December 2023
  12. Ten to Midnight | December 2023/January 2024
  13. alone/together | February 2024
  14. il y a deux cœurs ici (there are two hearts here) | March 2024*

For everything else, like tags, Q&A, and these fun little Instagram posts, you can check out the series page

My goal is to keep this post updated as more pieces are added to the series. The latest addition will always be marked with an asterisk (*).


Original art for sale.

Not hardly how I would have liked to begin the new year, but 2016 had one more gut punch to deliver to me in it’s final days.

A little over a year ago my Mom was in danger of losing her legs to an ailment that was eating away at them. The effects were reversed and her legs were saved, she’s currently still struggling through the healing, but as you can imagine we now have to deal with medical payments.

Helping my Mom with her daily needs is one of the things that has kept me aways from artwork over the past few years. She comes first. However, I am finding time here and there to come up with new small pieces. Nothing on the scale of what I have posted here, and after a another year of inquiries I thought I should show what I currently have available… Yes, now including the Harley Quinn and more than what is seen here.

If you have any questions, just PM me and I’ll do my best to answer.
There are a few things currently posted by my rep on eBay. Please take a look ^_^

If you owned a priceless jade which
You have misplaced in a room filled with clutter.
You’d remove all the clutter
In order to find it.
The real essence has been
Misplaced in a room filled with thought.
Remove the clutter and
What has been obscured will be found.
—  Wu Hsin - Being Conscious Presence

anonymous asked:

The robovacaum started chasing Kuro ~<3 fffbbbbbbbb

Kuro scowled down at the robovacaum following him and with an arch of a brow, began experimenting with it by walking in circles and different patterns before settling down into a chair, bringing his legs up. When the machine was below him, he dropped a foot down on it to hold it in place.

“This thing would follow me off a cliff. If it wasn’t remotely entertaining, I would just kick the damn thing away from me.”

silvervictory  asked:

89: psychotic with Mob (or even Ani if you want!)

“That student, yeah? The shadow leader?” some would say.

“There’s something not right about him.”

Even the worst miscreants of the town held motives, fueled by a lust for power, a hatred of authority, a jealousy of others.

But he was different.

“Does he even have friends, or hobbies, or feelings?” they would ask in a hushed tone as he passed. “Or did he fight back then without even knowing what human empathy was?”

When approached by the bravely curious and the recklessly naïve, he was awkward and nervous, yet polite and harmless.

But psychopaths were good at that. At crafting a façade.

And they feared the day when he would have nothing to lose.

If you put your hand into a fire, does anyone have to tell you to move it? Do you have to decide? No: When your hand starts to burn, it moves. You don’t have to direct it; the hand moves itself. In the same way, once you understand, through inquiry, that an untrue thought causes suffering, you move away from it.
—  Byron Katie
The important thing is to not stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existence. One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality. It is enough if one tries merely to comprehend a little of this mystery each day
—  Albert Einstein
What do I really want? He thinks. This is, of course, an extremely good question. It was just such a pity that, life being as it tended to be, it so rarely came as part of a matched pair, with an extremely good answer.
—  Iain M. Banks
Elias argued that human interdependencies should be the very heart of sociological inquiry. Like pragmatist thought, Elias’s figurational thinking emphasized processes over entities and the particularity of relations and people over an abstract notion of the social. For him, there is no social apart from concrete relations; rather, the social is those relations. Moreover, all relations are understood as part of wider figurations of interdependency. Relations gain their meaning from their position within these wider figurations, which are always dynamic and created by people as a whole – not only by their cognitive capacities but by their whole selves, including their emotional needs and connections. Self for Elias is not an entity but a process: ‘A person is in constant movement. He does not only go through a process, but he is a process’ (1978: 118). He developed a notion of ‘open people’ who are not clearly bounded, but are bound to others through affective bonds that become integral parts of the self: ‘people look to others for the fulfilment of a whole gamut of emotional needs’ (1978: 134).
—  Roseneil S and Ketokivi K (2016) Relational Persons and Relational Processes: Developing the Notion of Relationality for the Sociology of Personal Life. Sociology 50(1): 149