I missed a perfect opportunity to tack this on to my chicken post.
Due July 4th. We don't know yet if it's a boy or girl, and because this will be the last one, I'm not sure if I want it to be a surprise or not.
Here's another chicken picture.
Just trying to bump down my journal because gosh it's been since MY BIRTHDAY since I posted. So here's a picture of some chickens. Sadly one of these girls is now deceased, but the other is doing fine. I have 5 ladies currently and will be expecting 6 more in May.
Warning: The following post is very personal and might be uncomfortable to read if you do not know me well.
I've been wanting to write about Robin Williams because it's my birthday today.
This is significant because it might not have been my birthday today.
Depression is silent and deep and cold, and it's easy to be in the bottom of the trench, unable to breath from the weight of the pressure above you and think "Why not just end it now?"
It's easy for someone who has never been in those pits to say "Oh, just snap out of it!" or "Come on, stop being so dramatic. It's not -that- bad." or the worst one I've heard directed towards me,
This is to any of my watchers who have horses as characters or virtual stables. They can be whatever color/kind of horse as long as there are no demon horns or fangs or odd bits that make them not-horse. No unicorns or pegasi (yet).
So if you have a horse or virtual stable, pick a favorite and give me the reference. I don't want to say what this is for yet because I don't know if it will work, but gimmie anyway!
Or, if you watch someone that this would apply to and think they have a particularly awesome horse character, suggest them too :)
Please consider ~Taclobanon (https://www.deviantart.com/taclobanon). He is one of those affected by Typhoon Haiyan and is a fantastic artist doing 12$ sketches right now. I know there are more but for now he is the one I am focusing on.
So, much like many others who have taken their characters away from Paragon City and into their own 'verse, I've decided to do the same. For a long time I've been trying to figure out where my heroes would be based out of and what the place would be called, but today on the radio I realized I already had a good one. Rocket City is the nickname for Huntsville Alabama, which is close to where I live right now. There's a high number of technical and military businesses out here so even though the town itself doesn't have huge skyscrapers or anything, it's still a hub of scientific activity and will serve nicely as a base. So I'm claiming Rocket
This is Serenity Grace. She took us by surprise 4 days ago and we only got out of the hospital this morning. I went to my weekly checkup on Monday and there was no hint of imminent labor. In fact the doctor thought I'd still hit my original due date of the 21st. Tuesday I started having some contractions but I figured they were just more of the normal false labor ones I'd been having. By evening they were getting very uncomfortable and closer together. I finally started timing them and while I wasn't sure this was true labor, I thought maybe I'd better go to the hospital anyway.
NightGryphon (https://www.deviantart.com/nightgryphon) got off wor