Tag: blood-splatter-tastic

  • Of Chronic Illness and Unicorns

    Of Chronic Illness and Unicorns

    Life is like riding on a magical flying unicorn. Getting a chronic illness is like that unicorn getting a puncture or losing an engine or something…

  • How to View Your Own Work (tips for creators)

    How to View Your Own Work (tips for creators)

    Look at it. Hold your face on. HOLD IT.

  • How to Get a Cat: An Illustrated Guide

    How to Get a Cat: An Illustrated Guide

    For the last couple of years, I have sat at home all day alone. Chronic illness can do that to you. It hasn’t been too bad, really. I don’t live alone, so I have company for non-working hours, and some wonderful friends and family members visit and take me out on my good days. A lot of people with my illness have it much worse. But still. Being alone wears you down. (Even a super introvert with social anxiety disorder and occasional agoraphobic leanings, like me.) So, easy solution, I got a cat…

  • BIG NEWS

    BIG NEWS

    Probably, anyway, because I made this in advance and scheduled it to appear at just the right time. But I’m sure I would have had a free minute with an internet connection to delete it if anything untoward occurred and messed everything up, so if you can see this, it’s safe to assume that I […]

  • A Quest to Emergency: Follow Up

    A Quest to Emergency: Follow Up

    My partner loved what I wrote about his injury. He was delighted to find himself in a starring role in a blog-story and to have his ant-war cartoonised. But he quickly began to regret turning down my offer or re-writing the injury part with dragons. He didn’t make a big deal about it, but I could tell he felt he had missed his opportunity to be immortalised in a daring action-filled escapade. I understood. Ants are just not as cool as dragons. So I drew it for him as a surprise gift…

  • A Quest to Emergency (Alternative Title: If this ever happens to me, I’m going to lie and say it was dragons)

    A Quest to Emergency (Alternative Title: If this ever happens to me, I’m going to lie and say it was dragons)

    Last week I got a call from my partner while he was at work. “I’m okay, but I’ve had an accident!” he said. My mind went straight to…

  • My First Near Death Experience

    My First Near Death Experience

    I’ve been so bored. Thanks to chronic fatigue I live on my couch reading books, knitting and feeling terrible that I cannot participate in life the way I used to. So I’ve decided I should write something, something that I might have fun with that has nothing to do with my couch or my illness. I get blood noses a lot. This is an excellent topic, because whenever I draw a picture with blood-splatters I become ridiculously giggly and gleeful. I’m hoping that when they read this my friends and family won’t find this information disturbing and will instead shake their heads and think of it fondly as just another of my little quirks…

  • Fighting Multi-Headed Anxiety Monsters with the Power of Song

    Fighting Multi-Headed Anxiety Monsters with the Power of Song

    But first a confession. I had a really hard time writing this, but an easy time drawing the pictures. In fact, I had more fun drawing these pictures than I did drawing myself being ripped apart by a bear, and I giggled continuously while doing that one. But the words were difficult. So this is how it turned out…

  • How to tell if someone is actually a soulless demon-spawn waiting for an opportunity to feed on your flesh

    How to tell if someone is actually a soulless demon-spawn waiting for an opportunity to feed on your flesh

    If you’re anything like me, you frequently wonder if the person you are talking to is just trying to lull you into a false sense of security so they can eat your flesh. I spend so much time and energy worrying about this that I have devised a clever trap for such people. Here, I will show you how to perform this test for yourself…

  • Bear Attacks and Other Nightmares

    Bear Attacks and Other Nightmares

    Throughout my life I have been pretty good at scary things. I can watch horror suspense movies without wetting my pants. I don’t squeal at weeping angels. I think zombies are cool. But every now and again something scares the life out of me, and it’s always something pathetic…