why autumn

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this is so precious, i love this

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favorite music videos

↳ grand theft autumn / where is your boy [2/?]

The news in brief
  • New stuff from previous Mister Ghost parcels will start filtering into the store in the next few days
  • To celebrate, a sale is slated to start April 1 and will last about a week
  • Test shirts are in production and so far everything looks great.
    • Sizes will range from XS to 2XL
    • 2-3 brands of shirt to choose from so you can say “I like this brand best for fit”
    • Probably May-ish for the first batch of shirts. More designs filtering into the store forever.
    • Mermaid shirts
    • Dryad shirts
    • Villain shirts
    • Haunted diner shirts
    • Etc.
  • Mugs are also in production.
    • We can produce 11oz or 15 oz mugs
    • So obviously we’re doing 15oz
    • The first mug designs will be for “Creepy Crepes” and “Donut Be Afraid”
    • Because oh my ghost I want to DRINK COFFEE FROM THESE BADLY.
    • Similar timelines to above, May-ish
  • The blog is coming along nicely. It’ll launch late summer or early autumn.
    • “Why is it taking so long?” I wondered to myself, then counted the stories and articles from the past 4.5 years of Tumblr
    • Whew there are a lot. A few hundred.
    • And while they are mostly very short, some need updating, they all need data entry.
    • “I’ll do art for these!” (counts the number) “I’ll do art for new ones and use old ones as warmup and backfill art!”
    • Profiles for each location and business and character are being written as well. So if you’re thinking to yourself “Wait, who is married to who now?” it will be easy to review.
  • Test enamel pins are glorious and will be filtering into the store late summer/early autumn
  • Posting of stories has tapered off slightly in March because I’ve been focusing on the above. By mid-April we’ll be back on track if not earlier. Everything is going great, but by saying “okay ease up on the stories for a few weeks” I’ve been able to address much-needed issues that will help the long term.

It is time to drink coffee and dance badly. Update complete.

  • All year: spoopy time
  • October: SPOOPY TIME
  • Halloween: SUPER SPOOPY TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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after the keen still days of september, the october sun filled the world with mellow warmth…the maple tree in front of the doorstep burned like a gigantic red torch. the oaks along the roadway glowed yellow and bronze. the fields stretched like a carpet of jewels, emerald and topaz and garnet. everywhere she walked the color shouted and sang around her…in october any wonderful unexpected thing might be possible - elizabeth george spear, the witch of blackbird pond

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Serendipity (2001)

You know the Greeks didn’t write obituaries. They only asked one question after a man died: “Did he have passion?”

EAST ASIAN MYTHOLOGY
↳ CHANG’E (嫦娥)

Legend has it that in ancient China, ten suns hung in the sky and the extreme heat scorched the earth. An archer, Hou Yi, shoot down nine of them and was given the elixir of immortality as a reward. However, he did not want to consume it as he did not wish to become immortal without his wife. 

One day, when Hou Yi was out hunting, his apprentice, Fengmeng, broke into his house and forced Chang’e to give up the elixir of immortality. When she realised that she couldn’t defeat him, Chang’e consumed the elixir and flew upwards towards the heavens, choosing the moon as residence to be nearby her beloved husband.

It is said that during the Mid-Autumn Festival, Chang’e and Hou Yi are reunited, which is why Mid-Autumn Festival is also an important day for families to come together.