I have a new article up at Torn World on Prescriptive Music in the Empire: http://www.tornworld.net/settingpageview.php?id=293
It's a short read, but may give you a fun meta-fiction look at one way the sprawling Empire tries to keep control of its citizens.
I have updated and added digi stamps to my Etsy store! https://www.etsy.com/shop/ellenmillion
Like this one!
It still needs a banner and some polish, but it's a start. I plan to put up a new design at least once a week as I burn through my backstock of suitable images.
I got to 100 likes at my artistic Facebook page! https://www.facebook.com/EllenMillionArtistrix
(I realize this is pretty small fry, but I like round numbers, and considering how little I've done with the page, it feels nice.)
I've got a few orders and some prizes to mail this week, a $%^@ letter I keep forgetting to work on, and some programming to accomplish. (I'm eyeing the waitlist feature at Sketch Fest and wondering how complex I actually want to make it. I could make it just send an email when a piece becomes available again. Or... I could make it actually MAKE a claim and deduct credits if they are available and re-finalize the sale. But not THAT many pending sales actually get canceled, so that would be a LOT of careful work for not a lot of return... I think I've talked myself out of that for now.) My inbox is at 54, which is not 0, but also not 600. I finally got my new printer set up, because I finally sold my old printer! It is awaiting pick-up, and I ADORE the replacement already. (Though the cartridges are SO LITTLE. I've got to see if there are bigger ones available.)
And I'll leave you with Guppy stories...
My adorable little Geek-in-Training asked last week for "Kablooey! Star Trek with Kablooey!" And I about died when I realized she was asking, specifically, for the episode of ST:tng where the Enterprise blows up four times. It's one of my favorite episodes, and I must have been extra enthused about the explosions when we watched it, several weeks ago. Kablooey!
Though you wouldn't guess it to look at my house, she's a very orderly child. If she finds a piece of wood around the yard, she says "Wood! I put away!" and trots over to find a hole in the woodpile it will fit into.