commission for Meret! this is actually based on a sketch that she made, which in turn was inspired by one of my old drawings ~ this is also the third tattoo design I’ve made for her, which is just ridiculous and most of all super cool


Hotarubi no Mori e, Kamishikimi Kumanoimasu Shrine, 2011;  Aso-Takamori, Kumamoto prefecture, 18 April 2016

While Natsume Yuujinchou has been my favourite work from Yuki Midorikawa for many years now, I consider Hotarubi no Mori e the chrysalis that started it all.  And far as exploring Japan’s power spots go, Kamishikimi Kumanoimasu Shrine  (上色見熊野座神社)  has fascinated me enough to give Mount Aso a miss and divert my travel plans down a less beaten path.

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“This is a nice little house, but maybe it’s time to get something bigger?” Kai frowned as Kadie took her plate to the desk to eat.

“I’ve been thinking about that. Do you want to buy a place and stay here? Rent? Pack up and go?”

“I think we should give her a chance to finish out the year at school. I don’t want to uproot her again.”

“Yeah, I agree. She’s a trooper though, she’s not complained once.” Drake lowered his voice.

“I think she’s just happy to have us back together.” Kai said between bites, “I know I am.”

“Me too, love.” Drake leaned in and whispered in his ear, “Eat, you have weight to gain and stamina to build.” A devilish smile spread across his face. Kai’s skin flushed crimson as he shoveled in his food.