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Queer Inside: Count Me Out by kalany Queer Inside: Count Me Out :iconkalany:kalany 6 1 Doctor. Just Doctor. by kalany Doctor. Just Doctor. :iconkalany:kalany 2 3
A New Life
I should feel more, June thought to herself.
The pastor dragged on and on.  She'd stopped paying attention to what he had to say a long time ago, and just stared at the ground.
That was all right.  She was allowed to look like she was in shock.
I should feel something.  Anything.
The turned-over ground was a different color from the topsoil.  They'd tried to cover it with a mat of fake green grass, but it only sort of worked, and she could see the reddish earth peeking through the gaps and around the edges.  It reminded her of Sam, actually, these last few years, right up to the way it seemed to spread like it had half a mind to take over the audience as well.
He'd been good at taking things over, Sam.
She'd called him her Sam, once, a very long time ago, and he'd called her his June.  Only one of those had turned out to be true.
Her daughter prodded her with a bony elbow, and she started. 
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Life cycle of Dungeness Crab by kalany Life cycle of Dungeness Crab :iconkalany:kalany 2 1 First lace: socks for baby by kalany First lace: socks for baby :iconkalany:kalany 2 2
I'm not good at poetry
I'm not any good at poetry.
When I speak of you, the words don't come
Measured in stanzas and sonnets.
When I look at you, I don't think
Of lilies or daffodils in spring.
Your voice, while mellifluous,
Doesn't make me think of song.
When I look at you, you're all I see,
My world encompassed in a face.
My universe is bounded by your skin,
Which bewitches me with a touch,
That I cannot think of does.
I can't explain the way I feel
When your eyes look up at me
With perfect rhyming similes.
I have no golden metaphors
To express the way your laughter sounds,
For when you laugh, it's all I hear.
No, I'm no good at poetry---
I love you far too much for that.
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The slow entanglement
I believe in love at first sight.
I was prepared for it,
  the strong swift strike,
    the sharp barb to the heart.
I saw the danger,
  Locked it out,
    Denied it entrance.
And when I wasn't looking,
  when the lights were out,
    and the moon was dark,
It stole around the garden wall
  And crept
Like the slow vine that climbs and binds,
It encircled me,
  entangled me,
    enticed me.
And when I wasn't looking,
    Then it struck.
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First Impressions Matter
They say that first impressions matter.  Well---
Mine was homosexuality.
Only gay men are so beautiful,
Correct? The second was when you so frightfully
Glared at me---such penetrating hate
For such little cause!  Had I done
Some grievous wrong unknowing?  It was fate,
I think, for from any other one
So fair I would have disbelieved your troth
When you came to make it---but having viewed
The change to love from terrifying wroth
How could my heart deny you?  I won you
Over, and by winning I am lost.
Never have I so little cared the cost.
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The Statistician
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I am a graduate student.
I am a statistician.
I am a knitwear designer.
I am non-traditionally gendered.

Current Residence: Santa Cruz, CA
deviantWEAR sizing preference: Small
Print preference: 8x10 or MUGS! I <3 mugs!
Favourite genre of music: Classical & soundtracks
Operating System: Mac 10.6
MP3 player of choice: iTunes
Shell of choice: Conch
Skin of choice: Caucasian (not like I have much choice)
Personal Quote: "First things first---but not necessarily in that order." (Doctor Who)

About Me

Mon Apr 27, 2009, 10:49 AM
I'm not a professional artist.

My name is Teresa, and I'm a master's student in statistics and stochastic modeling at the University of California, Santa Cruz.  My money comes from being a teaching assistant to undergraduate classes there; I usually have anywhere between 60 and 80 undergraduates a quarter who are "mine". :mwahaha:

I don't do art for money.  I'm delighted if folks want to buy prints, but that's not why I make art.  I make art because I want to make things I think are beautiful.  

Probably the closest I've ever come to being a professional artist was in 2006-2007, when I was the semi-official photographer for the Department of Mathematics & Statistics and for Phi Kappa Phi at CSU Chico.  Photography is perhaps my "best" medium in general, in that I come closest to producing the kind of things I want to produce in that medium.

The fact that I don't make money off my art doesn't keep me from trying to improve.  I regularly attend live painting tutorials with le-mec, I hang out in #DigitalMedia and #DigiBrush and listen to the wisdom there, and I take technical criticism on my work very seriously.  

It's just not my primary or even secondary activity in life.  During a busy quarter, I may produce absolutely no paintings.  I may not even pick up a pencil for any purpose other than statistical derivations.  So sometimes it feels like my art creeps ahead at a snail's pace.  That's okay---I've accepted that.

One result of being completely aprofessional in my art is that I don't really have any need to do "saleable" things.  I can produce fanart and fanfiction without feeling at all bad about it---because I have no desire to ever use those skills professionally.  As a result, a lot of my art and writing is in at least some way connected to a fandom or a game or something similar---especially my writing.

Yup.  Especially my writing.  What probably most of my watchers here on deviantART don't know is that I have three epic-length fanfics in progress, each from a different fandom.  As of last count, I think I've written over 400,000 words in the last two years, the vast majority by hand.  I have no intention of posting those on deviantART, mostly because I dislike the format for writing here; I prefer to only post short stories/poems on here.  Feel free to drop me a comment if you're curious and want the link(s), though :lol:

There's a lot of other things I could write about---I'm Lutheran, I'm a vegetarian, I like cats, I dislike snails---but I think that's enough for now.

May the Force be with you---always. :D


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Happy Birthday, and I miss you!
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hello, i was just dropping by because i haven't been on in like a year and i was wondering what you were up to. this is insomb btw. if you message me back, which you probably won't, message: insomb. anyway, i'm living in london now. i haven't talked to almi in a year. if you talk to her, tell her i said hi. hope you are well. also if you come on in the next hour or so, whois me. bye.
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What are the rules for #PotterShare? :) I'm a Ravenclaw.
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