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Last Chapter Update

Whoo. My week has been packed and I am very tired and ouchy. I also just spent the last hour and a half doing some major Home organizing and crunched  some numbers according to my plot outline:

There are 57 drawings remaining; 27 of those are absolutely essential and must be included in the last chapter. I just counted my drawings and I have 30 (almost 31!) finished.

Which brings us back to my original claim back in August that the last chapter would have 60 drawings (31+27 = close enough). The drawings that aren’t essential would be adorable and funny, but I think I will have to omit them since… Since I don’t want to post the last chapter in 2021.

Soooooo according to my calculations, since it takes me about 4 days (14-24 solid hours) to complete one drawing, it will take me 108 days to finish the last essential 27…. AKA, 3.5 months. Factoring in family dinners and other distractions, I’ll round up to four months. So…

New estimate: Chapter 18 will be posted in late June.

A few have already started proclaiming their disapproval/lost interest due to the time I’ve spent already. I really want you, my beautiful and kind readers, to know that it pains me dearly to delay the last chapter as long as I am, but I’m adamant about ending Home right. These drawings are very warm, colorful and detailed, and it will wrap up everything in the best, fuzziest, happiest way.

Thank you for your endless patience ♥

  • meat eaters: all vegans are wealthy elitists that don't actually care about anything but shoving propaganda down people's throats
  • actually vegans: [picking up snail off sidewalk] Oh No Buddy Oh No My Dear Pal you must not be here you might get stepped on my friend let's just move you somewhere safer

stellafelice  asked:

hello ! Do you have any advice for a first time snail purchaser?

i’m so happy that you’re interested in the wonderful world of snails! i would love to give you some advice.

getting ready for your new snails

snapartment (snail apartment)

before you adopt any snails, you should prepare a cozy home for them. i keep mine in a 10 gallon aquarium that works perfectly. if you decide to use this aquarium, i highly suggest you also get a cover like this. it’s not the exact one that i have, but i’m sure it will work great. next, you will need some kind of substrate. i use plain soil that i found at walmart for my snails, and i recently bought some coconut soil that i’m going to try out (ill post about that soon!) i also bought two succulents and planted them in the aquarium. succulents are great for snail habitats because they’re cute, they don’t need a lot of water or sun, and snails love to climb them! i found some rocks outside and washed them thoroughly in the sink and placed them in the aquarium as well, along with some glass stones which i also washed. i also added a little terra-cotta pot for them to crawl all over and hide in. the first couple of nights, snails would sleep inside of it, but now it’s old news to them and they just ignore it. i use a spray bottle to regularly mist the aquarium, as snails like their homes to be a little moist. i keep a shallow water dish in their home. it’s important to keep it shallow because snails can drown.

if you are going to get a giant african land snail, there are some different requirements, like a heat mat and a larger tank.

food

for feeding, i highly recommend using a mandoline like this one to prepare food for your snails. it makes thin slices that are easy for them to eat. my snails love carrot the most, but they are also fond of kale, asparagus, and mushrooms. all snaily food should be sliced into a little snaily size!!!

foods that snails can eat:

  • apple
  • banana
  • beans
  • blueberries
  • fish food soaked in water
  • mango
  • romaine lettuce
  • potato
  • dandelion leaves
  • strawberries (mine are not fond of strawberries, but many snails are!)
  • plum
  • cauliflower
  • cherries
  • watermelon
  • tomato
  • mushrooms
  • raisins
  • turnips
  • cabbage
  • basil
  • cuttlebone
  • boiled egg
  • and more! google will be your friend.

foods that you shouldn’t feed snails:

  • salt
  • salty foods
  • avocado
  • onion
  • grapefruit
  • lime
  • lemon
  • leeks
  • spinach
  • rhubarb
  • parsley
  • celery

tips about feeding:

  • the darker the greens, the better! darker greens like kale have more chlorophyll which makes it healthier and more nutritious for snails (and humans!)
  • avoid cucumber. snails love cucumber, but sometimes they love it so much that they become “picky eaters” and will only want to eat cucumber.
  • have a designated eating area, above the ground. this makes clean up easier. plus, snails will learn where to go if they are hungry.
  • wash food before feeding. snails have survival instincts that will keep them from eating food treated with pesticides or chemicals. a lot of our food has those, so always give the food a nice rinse before preparing it
  • feed your snails once a day, and remove any food that they didn’t eat the next day.
  • give them clean water each day. they like to bathe, and sometimes the water can fill up with dirt, poop, or even slime. it’s just nice to replenish their water every day.
  • feed snails, especially babies, a variety of foods each day. otherwise they can become fussy eaters. snail babies who are introduced to many foods opposed to just one or two are healthier and live longer.
  • notice a soft shell? your snails need more calcium!!

acquiring snails

i adopted my little garden snails from… a garden. i think looking for snails in nature is fun and a Good Time. i haven’t purchased a snail online (yet), but i know there are a few websites, and even shops on ebay, that sell snails. snails are social dudes that like having friends so probably buy more than one.

the snails are HERE

⚡️always wash your hands thoroughly before and after handling snails!! ⚡️

snails have personalities. some are shy while others are little party people. if your snail is not coming out of his shell, don’t worry. try massaging their foot or lightly spraying them with water. give them some time to adjust to their new crib.

if you notice any eggs in the soil, crush them or boil them or freeze them, unless you want hundreds of little cute baby snails that you cannot practically care for but will inevitably become emotionally attached to.

if your snail bubbles up when you try to touch or hold them, don’t worry, they are not dying. this is what snails do when they are anxious. just give your snails some time to get used to you.

one thing i’ve noticed, at least with my snails, is that they will immediately try to escape their new home before settling in. i imagine it like a human being locked in a luxury hotel. at first, they’ll try to get out, because that’s the instinct… but once they realize they’re stuck in there for a while, they’ll probably take advantage of all the amenities like the food and the pool and everything else.

your snail friends will learn who you are and recognize you by your scent. snails are good little sniffers. i’ve had snails who love to be held and pet by me, but bubble up when held by anyone else.

if a snail is sticky-stuck to something, DONT pull on their shell!!! slide the snail along the glass and eventually they will let go. if you must lift a snail, lift from their head because that is the stickiest part and less likely to hurt.

be sure to clean the tank at least once a week.

bonding with the snail dudes

my snails love me. i’m sure your snails will love you as well. at first, they might be scared of you, but soon they’ll recognize you as the big warm thing that gives them food and love. once your snail is comfy with you and likes to crawl on your hand, try petting them. start by gently petting their shell. they love it. you can also gently stroke their little bodies and heads, but don’t poke their eyes please. it hurts them and makes them sad. if you accidentally poke em, don’t worry too much, they’ll forgive you.

SNAILS LOVE CLIMBING. ok this is probably my favorite thing that snails do. when holding a snail, try to putting a finger or two directly above their head. they will get really excited and CLIMB UP ONTO YOUR FINGERS. they just love climbing. one of my little snails, rocco, loves climbing the most. he will lift up his entire head and body in hopes that i will give him a finger to climb on. when i put him back in the tank, he will immediately climb wherever he can, especially onto another snail. be attentive. snails sometimes get really excited about climbing. rocco has fallen off of my hand from trying to climb when there wasn’t anything to climb on.

there is nothing cuter than a snail drinking out of a sink. while i opt to give my snails bottled water 99% of the time, i can’t resist letting them drink tap water every now and then because it is so cute. take your (awake) snail to the sink. turn it on so it is barely running, but not just dripping. have it warm or lukewarm if you can. put your hand close to water. your snail will be very confused for a moment, but then they will drink and shower under the water. it is very good.

cute and good snail quirks

  • when a snail decides they want to go somewhere, they GO. they don’t rly understand the concept of going around things, they just GO. so, when a snail wants to go, they will climb over literally anything in the way, whether it be the entire water dish, a pile of food, or another snail who is trying to eat or sleep… the snail will just GO until they get to THE THING.
  • snails are a little dumb. they will learn where the food and water is, and they will get very confused if they go to the spot and there is no food/water. i have come home to find a snail just sitting in the empty water dish, waiting for the water to show up. it’s cute.
  • i’ve been holding a snail as i’ve typed this and the little dude FELL ASLEEP on my HAND. he trusts me!!!! he trusts me to keep him safe and to stop him from falling. oh my goodness, live tweet, he is just now waking up. he is peeping his little eyes out. i love this snail.
  • snails can’t hear… but i still tell them i love them bc i need to vocalize it.
  • snails are most active at night and will eat/drink the most then.
  • snails keep all their important organs in their shell, so don’t try to remove it or paint it!!
  • snails can live for YEARS!!!

neorider123456  asked:

Has the production of ghost lights been on hold because i miss it

for a moment i didn’t really get what you meant, but then i noticed i was supposed to update yesterday AHH IM SORRY ;; i just came home from a long stay at @kandismon and i still have things to catch up on, but i’m working on the comic as well! update will just be a bit delayed this time, it’s a longer scene again so it takes more time to finish too

wip for you <3

anonymous asked:

fics where derek is obsessed with stiles' scent? sorry this is such a vague request, i just read wanna wanna wolf by bleep0bleep and it was so cute i wanted more sterek scenting type fics ❤️

Perfume by pleasebekidding

Stiles smells ridiculously good. Fuck Derek Hale’s entire fucking life.

“I was gonna make a crack about not letting a guy lick his way up my snail trail until he’s at least bought me dinner but I guess you took care of that, huh?”

Creeper Wolf by FearThisQueer

So Derek may have a bit of a problem.

But it’s not really his fault, he can’t help that Stiles smells so good. And if Derek watches him at lacrosse practice a couple times a week and then rushes home to jerk off, well… that’s nobody’s business but his own. It’s not like he’s actually doing anything, right?

Nicotine by honorarystar

Stiles wants to take a nap at Derek’s place. Derek thinks he smells too amazing for his own good. Or Derek’s for that matter.

The Smell of Happiness by Chef_Geekier

Derek likes it when Stiles smells like him. He goes to increasingly bizarre lengths to to make this happen. Stiles doesn’t get it - until he does.

What do you mean scent marking? by mistress_of_mythology

Stiles doesn’t notice it at first.

Why would he, when he was busy trying to take down a psychotic geriatric with a God complex?

When he finally does notice it, it’s not even him who figures it out, and Derek was no where to be found.

Five times someone points out that Stiles smells heavily of Derek and Stiles can’t figure out why the alpha is scent marking him and the one time he got a clue and got the guy.

  • What she said: I'm fine.
  • What she meant: Why did Joss Whedon fight so hard to win the character rights to Pietro Maximoff just to kill him off? Why was he being such a stubborn brat? He didn't even give him a feasible death. Quicksilver can run faster than Mach 5 yet he gets shot up by a bunch of snails pace bullets? It's not right. It's just not right. Days of Future Past showed up that not only does Quicksilver have the speed and time perception to outrun a shower of bullets, but also has the time to rearrange bullets to completely miss their targets, AND make a bunch of guards do embarrassing things to each other. You can't write a speedster character who runs slower than a bullet. That's just so detrimental to the very nature of the character. Imagine writing the Hulk being unable to bench press 200 lbs. imagine writing Thor being unable to lift Mjolnir. Or Tony being unable to fix a piece of machinery. It just doesn't make sense. It's the biggest writing blunder of all time and Joss Whedon actually fought tooth and nail to get the rights to this character just so he could piss everybody off by killing him. Like, there wasn't even any emotional depth. When I say "I hate Joss Whedon" I don't meant it in the way that most fan girls say they hate writers; for killing their favourite characters and making them cry. I hate Joss Whedon because he took a perfectly good, complex character, ruined his entire characterisation, and killed him off in an impossible scenario with no depth. There was no need for Quicksilver to die. You just went ahead and killed him off for no reason because you think character death makes good writing. Thank God Joss Whedon isn't writing any more Marvel movies. I hope the Russo Brothers do bring him back.

anonymous asked:

Rysils number one fan here: what are their hogwarts houses? Patronuses? Favorite magic subjects? Or are they muggles/squibs

!!!aa luckily we’ve taken the tests for them a long time ago I am prepared lol. Basil is a Hufflepuff, patronus is an otter, and favorite subject is herbology. Ryland is a Slytherin ,patronus: hippogriff, and favorite subject: potions

This is Snospel (snail gospel)

This is snospel (snail gospel) for the snallen (snail fallen) ones
Snocked (snail locked) away in snermanent (snail permanent) slumber
Assembling their snilosophies (snail philosophies)
From snieces (snail pieces) of broken snemories (snail memories)

Oh, this is the sneat (snail beat) of my sneart (snail heart), this is the sneat (snail beat) of my sneart (snail heart) 
Oh, this is the sneat (snail beat) of my sneart (snail heart), this is the sneat (snail beat) of my sneart (snail heart) 
Their gnashing sneeth (snake teeth) and criminal snongues (snail tongues) snonspire (snail conspire) against the snodds (snail odds)
But they haven’t sneen (snail seen) the snest (snail best) of us yet

If you snove (snail love) me let me sno (snail go)
If you snove (snail love) me let me sno (snail go)
‘Cause these swords (snail words) are snives (snail knives) and often leave scars
The snear (snail fear) of snalling (snail falling) apart
And snuth (snail truth) be snold (snail told), I never was yours
The snear (snail fear) , the snear (snail fear) of snalling (snail falling) apart

Oh, this is the sneat (snail beat) of my sneart (snail heart), this is the sneat (snail beat) of my sneart (snail heart) 
Oh, this is the sneat (snail beat) of my sneart (snail heart), this is the sneat (snail beat) of my sneart (snail heart) 

This is snospel (snail gospel) for the snagabonds (snail vagabonds),
Ne'er-do-wells and insufferable snastards (snail bastards)
Confessing their snapostasies (snail apostasies)
Sned away (snail led away) by an snimperfect (snail imperfect) snimpostors (snail impostors)

Oh, this is the sneat (snail beat) of my sneart (snail heart), this is the sneat (snail beat) of my sneart (snail heart) 
Oh, this is the sneat (snail beat) of my sneart (snail heart), this is the sneat (snail beat) of my sneart (snail heart) 

Don’t try to sneep (snail sleep) through the snend (snail end) of the sworld (snail world)
And snury (snail bury) me alive
‘Cause I won’t snive up (snail give up) without a snight (snail fight)

If you snove (snail love) me let me sno (snail go)
If you snove (snail love) me let me sno (snail go)
‘Cause these swords (snail words) are snives (snail knives) and often leave scars
The snear (snail fear) of snalling (snail falling) apart
And snuth (snail truth) be snold (snail told), I never was yours
The snear (snail fear) , the snear (snail fear) of snalling (snail falling) apart

Oh, the snear (snail fear) of snalling (snail falling) apart
Oh, the snear (snail fear) , the snear (snail fear) of snalling (snail falling) apart

Oh, this is the sneat (snail beat) of my sneart (snail heart), this is the sneat (snail beat) of my sneart (snail heart) 
The snear (snail fear) of snalling (snail falling) apart