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We're Done Here (SP1) by Mxtress, literature

What Remains by Mxtress, literature

The Venetian Mask by Mxtress, literature

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Artist // Hobbyist // Literature
  • Oct 2
  • United States
  • Deviant for 3 years
  • They / Them
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My Bio

Hi, I'm Kaelyn. I'm a queer, nonbinary/trans creator. My pronouns are they/them.


Machu Picchu

Image description: Mxtress at Machu Picchu, Peru. They are wearing a yellow T-shirt, a gray, plaid flannel shirt, a black windbreaker, a black baseball cap, and their transition lens glasses are tinted dark gray. It's overcast with swirling white clouds pouring over the mountains, and the site is visible behind them on a hill.


I've been moving away from thinking of myself exclusively as a writer and as more of a general artist. Writing is my main medium, but I've found that the more I try to fit myself neatly into a label, the less satisfied I am with it.


My work has included everything from fiction, to poetry, to scripts, to essays. I'm interested in trying my hand at podcasting and making videos. I've done some visual art, but only dabbling, really. My proudest accomplishment is having one of my best friends ask me to draw her a bouquet of wildflowers for a tattoo. Lately, I'm mostly making decorations for my very beige apartment.


In general, I'm an adventurous soul. I crave novel experiences. I cry a lot with little provocation. I love to cook, but not as much as I love to eat. I love science. I want more tattoos. I'm an extremely burned out former gifted kid. I'm basically a walking shitpost. I'd like to become a professor someday. Mental illness makes it hard, but I try not to live in the past. I strive to be more authentically me every day, and I try to live as loudly as possible so people like me know they're not alone.


I pretty much grew up on this site, from early teens through young adulthood. I'm ~30 now and boy howdy do I feel old thinking about what a wild ride it's been so far, and I know I have so much more ahead of me.


If you want to see my old work and some really bizarre commentary on my old life, you can see my old account, SurrealCachinnation. I lost access to it and am trying to recover it.


Favourite Visual Artist
All the anonymous street artists in every city I've ever been to; Frida Kahlo
Favourite Movies
The Shape of Water; Labyrinth; The Neverending Story
Favourite TV Shows
The Handmaid's Tale; Sense8
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Shit, that's a long list... my music taste is pretty eclectic.
Favourite Books
Whatever I just finished reading.
Favourite Games
Undertale; Life is Strange
Favourite Gaming Platform
The PC I built myself--it's my baby.
Tools of the Trade
Whatever works for each project; mostly, I write on my laptop.
It's been a while. The last time I tried getting back into this site was in the middle of the most chaotic year of my life. I took on way too much, and I found where my limit is and bulldozed my way through it and got sick for a month, and if there's one piece of advice I have for people, it's to... not do that. Things have settled down, though. I finally graduated from college, several years later than I'd planned, but it's done. I got a job. A real job. Where I make a living wage. Which is crazy. I never thought I'd get here. I figured out I have C-PTSD. A lot makes sense in retrospect. I'm still looking forward and excited about where the future will take me, but I'm also trying to just enjoy the view, y'know? I overcame a lot of Really Big Things that seemed insurmountable in the distant past, and even just a couple years ago. I feel light, like one of the paper lanterns in my cover photo. I've become the kind of person who can just decide to go out of town for a weekend with
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Heeeey there, folks. Some personal stuff came up three days into FFM and I got too far behind to catch up. I'm pretty damn disappointed. But I'm going to try to do some more writing between now and the next one, because I was having a good time while it lasted. Additionally, school started. I'm a full time nontraditional undergraduate student, I'm a double major, and I'm graduating in May. So I'm busy as hell. But pretty happy. Anyway, thank you all for bearing with me; I just hopped on to see if I had any messages and discovered that I got a DD last month (holy shit) and I have quite a few notifications to clear through. I will try to work on that this week. What have you been up to, my friends? I'd love to hear from you.
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Hey, dA, you're looking sharp and alien and wonderful and bizarre. I miss the nostalgic green, but I'm also digging the Wordpress-esque functionality of this journal writing thingy and the fact that the look of the website in general is SO MY AESTHETIC. I have emerged from my eternal slumber, aka being an utterly insane student who decided to take 16 hours in the fall and 18 in the spring. I'm here primarily because it's almost Flash Fiction Month, and I had a couple ideas pop into my head recently that I started sketching out and realized would be perfect for that--so I'm going to be posting pretty regularly next month, hopefully on the daily. Other than that, I'm getting ready to apply to graduate programs this fall (yikes), working on creating a YouTube channel with my amazing fiancee (holy wow), and still plugging away at a couple of research projects I was working on (aaaaaah). I went to Peru for three weeks and it was life-changing... so much so that it merits its own post
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Thank you for :+fav: on the writing contest i held (Found poetry). Note, the contest ended, but i hope to run another one soon.

Sure thing! I saved it so I could check out the other submissions, having found it through @xlntwtch the other day. I'm looking forward to seeing any future contests, as well as your own art!

Thanks! I think for the three people who entered :) it was a lot of fun, but really i probably made the contest too difficult. The previous one i ran (in 2019 i think) was about finding encouraging comments people had left.

That sounds really cool, too!

Thanks so much for faving two pieces I recently wrote! I appreciate it. :heart:

And I'm glad to see your DDs handy here. Must return soon and read.

You're so welcome! It's been a couple years since I was active so I can't catch up on EVERYTHING I missed, but I'm trying to read at least a couple pieces by everyone I follow who's posted recently. I really enjoy your work. :heart:

Good for you! :love: