By the time Goodmonth rolled around (Sunflowers to the elves and August on Earth) the unseasonably cold weather had finally ended. The first Starday began with a beautiful sunrise, the sky clear and the air refreshing. High Summer had arrived at last; if a month or so late – something which many people still blamed on Iuz. The arrival of such fine weather was perfectly timed because the first of Goodmonth marked Bigby’s birthday. In truth Garadun had no idea of the exact date his familiar’s birth. But he had been able to determine, with the help of one of the Guild’s diviners (at a discounted fee) that she
"Amphy, I think those fish you brought for the birthday party might be a bit...off."
Amphy gives me one of her "I am the young mistress of this estate, hairy ape person" looks (not nearly as common as certain other, more primal expressions) and says, with a very faint trace of ancient remembered hauteur behind her usual faux-Louisiana diction "Smell don't mean anything, which I wouldn't have to explain if I wasn't stuck here on a world of (pause) humans."
Amphy the Amphibian Girl turns to you.
"When I was growing up, when I was the young mistress, in polite society you didn't actually eat the fish you got as gifts, if your family had any
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I wasn't sure - and probably am still not - whether I should be making the AAAAugust (Arnilo's Animal Anthro August) this year. That's why I'd like to ask my watchers for an opinion and you'd all do me a big favour by answering a couple of questions:
-> Would you be interested in participating? If yes, do you have any suggestion for changes in the formula? If no, are there changes that would make you change you reconsider? Bear in mind there's little chance for any 'proper' reward to be introduced, though I have something lesser in mind if enough people would sign up.
-> Are you interested
Did you know you can rent a giant metal dumpster 8 feet tall, 10 feet wide, and 25 feet long?
We filled two of those with the 'stuff' we pulled out of Grandma's property. It turns out the 'ulterior motive' of inviting the family down to remember Grandma was to get us all to clean up the place. They moved to Elk City in '82... we found documents and items dating back to 1920-something. :O
I wasn't much help, the altitude sapped my endurance, and while I could lift heavy things all day, I could not walk more than 50 feet without feeling like I was dying. :no:
Still, I did manage to save a huge number of pictures, negatives, film, and slides,
Taking another, much shorter road-trip this lovely 4th of July up to Elk City ID to lay my grandmother Carolyn K. Bailey's ashes to rest on her property. I'll be gone until Sunday or Monday, not sure which. Most of her family will be there, so it should be a good time to reconnect and remember our mother and grandmother (and great-grandmother).
Love you all,