anna

musician. author. zinester. star gazer.

Upcoming surgery

Not being gaslit by medical professionals is a hobby of mine. I'd experience this every day if I could. ...
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Bought some art

Just nabbed a Dan Hipp original of Jessica Jones - one of my most fav characters ever! Plus a bunch of prints. Honestly can't believe JJ was the last original available on his site, and she would've been my first pick! Aside from maaaaybe Spiderman holding a StanLee cup. ...
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Infinite Rank in Marvel Snap

Made it to infinite rank in Marvel Snap! It's been a few months since I last did it, and it's good to get there again. After I got it I felt like I could relax. I'm catching up on a bunch of comics now, writing my own stuff, making zines etc. I don't know why that game has such a hold over me. Actually I do. It's highly strategic, and it utilises my favourite fictional characters. I'm such a sucker. ...
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Universal Music Group threatens to pull song catalog from TikTok in furious open letter

Good https://www.theguardian.com/music/2024/jan/31/tiktok-universal-music-group-umg-music-catalogue-rights-negotiation ...
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Battle Scars

When I was in my 20s and 30s I went to the gym to be tough. To train hard. To be strong. To be better than others. To be a girl who's stronger than the boys. To win competitions. Now I'm older and fatter, I train to make the arthritis more bearable, to strengthen the muscles around the torn tendons and ligaments, to fight off baddies. It took a few years to make peace with never deadlifting big numbers again. It took a few years to make peace with being unable to squat. It took a few years to ...
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AI

FYI banning and completely bashing AI is ableist, and I am aware of the many useful things it can assist with. Stealing from artists is not one of those things. Interesting articles: Chuck Wendig on AI https://terribleminds.com/ramble/2024/01/10/just-say-no-to-artificial-intelligence-in-your-creative-pursuits-please-jfc-wtaf/ Matt Singer's experience with AI https://screencrush.com/ai-summary-of-nonfiction-book/ ...
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Comics Jan 2024

Recently read The Department of Truth by James Tynion IV.It's brilliant and disturbing and the artwork is so appropriately gritty, infusing propaganda art with symbolism and alarming horror.I read it because I've wanted to for a while, and James recently said he was going to start the series up again, so it was the first long series I've binged on this year.It was such an intense read that I needed a little break afterwards, but no other comics were drawing me in quite like this.Then yesterday I...
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Comics

So excited.I've been wanting to write comics for ages now. So I wrote a short one. It's getting published soon. I have an awesome creative team. It's very cool. Very very cool. Every single day I say to anyone who'll listen I can't believe I'm getting a comic published!Getting published is hard.Getting a comic published is harder.Getting a comic published when you're a writer only without doing the art yourself or having an artist on board already working for free till you get signed is very ver...
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First Listed Post

First Listed blog. Journal? Something like that.I'm a security nerd and a fanboy or fangirl or whatever of Standard Notes.Actually I had issues with SN today (wouldn't log in from desktop app or web app) and frantically looked up everything (before restarting, updating, and restarting again) when I rediscovered my inner fanperson and decided to look up what the Listed blog is.Anyway, it's fine, it's cool. I've blogged in some form or other online for a couple of decades. I've deleted everything....
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