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mental health, where I've been 

So, I haven't been on this account too much recently. There are a few reasons for that.

First of all: I've moved! To a different account I mean. I'll still be using this one to boost important things and artists I like and to post my own art, but my musings and depression posting will be elsewhere.

Second, I wanted to have a more private account with restricted follows. So pardon if I don't advertise it here. A few close friends have already found me there, but that's about all I'm comfortable with.

Third, my depression has been very severe recently. Extremely. About as bad as it gets. So I haven't been able to do much more than sleep, work (barely), and try to keep myself alive.

Anyway, I'll be around. Just a lot quieter than I used to be.

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Heya!
If you like my art and want to show some support (or even if you like my ramblings), I have a Ko-fi!

ko-fi.com/ziphiren

Any contributions are greatly appreciated!
And if you want to show support in other ways, boosts, likes, and comments are always welcome!

Thanks,
Ren

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Hey! I'm Ren.

I'm a grey fox, an artist (primarily with watercolor, ink, and acrylics), a nonbinary trans girl, and I dabble in just about everything creative. I also struggle with severe depression and use platforms like this to discuss and process it.

I have a terrible tendency to avoid initiating social interactions, but please, feel free to talk with me! I'll open up rather quickly.

I know I’ve posted this here before, but I was reminded of it.

Fox laser!

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Call to action for Matthew Rushin - #BlackAutisticLivesMatter 

Matthew Rushin is a young black autistic man from Virginia who has been unjustly sentenced to 50 years in prison with 40 years suspended for a NONFATAL traffic accident, and who has already been incarcerated for 16 months.

I have seen a lot of posts about this on other platforms, but not Mastodon. If you have the time and resources, here are ways you can help. #FreeMatthewRushin #BlackAutisticLivesMatter #BlackAutisticLivesMatter

Fundraiser for his legal fees, led by his mother, Lavern Rushin: gofundme.com/f/SAVING-MATTHEW-

Petition for his release:
change.org/p/ralph-s-northam-m

Flood the Governor of Virginia's phone lines and email (may be more effective if you are a Virginia resident): facebook.com/FreeMatthewRushin

Further information:
neuroclastic.com/2020/06/17/ma
neuroclastic.com/2020/06/09/ur
neuroclastic.com/2020/06/10/ma
neuroclastic.com/2020/06/12/ma

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Store is open for a couple of weeks-- some new square sketchbooks, including one by my friend okapiya@tweet/ig !

hellotoday.coffee

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Anthro Steampunk Dragon Patashu, stylized by @DazureSky@twitter.com! Thank you!

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Im making some clip brushes using traditional patterns and I wanted to try them on a piece of a clothing
Fashion boy pretty boy
#mastoart #sketch

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I was dozily starting to think I ought to get today's doodle out the way when @dhivael asked for “pictures of dragons doing the loaf thing”.
Thank you, inspiration problem solved! (also, wish granted)
I'm not very familiar with reptile anatomy, so please forgive any gross inaccuracies :3

(about half an hour of scribble)

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So uh apparently OESC (Oklahoma unemployment agency basically) is jerking me around and I really have no money for food or bills. I have no idea at this point if or when I'll be able to collect unemployment again, and I don't have any work prospects til the 15th.

Please help? I'm desperate.

paypal.me/Elizafox

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Asking For Grocery Help 

My partner is loving his new job, however he only gets paid monthly so we won't be getting any income until August. I'm filing for an unemployment extension, as i have not been contacted at all for every job i've applied for.
We're going to need help with groceries, generally we spend near $400/month on food, i've gotten about $150 worth of food
we will need help to get through the rest of the month

CashApp: $RottenMutt
Venmo: MuttMusk
Paypal: paypal.me/kzr

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July 4, Hawaii, Independence 

Neofeud is a game about my experiences growing up in Hawaii's ghetto, being a social worker & STEM teacher for poor, homeless, refugees, mostly non-white kids in slums of Hawaii the tour buses avoid, while living out of a van. 100% of sales go to putting a roof over my kids' head.

silverspook.itch.io/neofeud

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I boosted someone else saying this a couple days ago, but I haven't seen it posted today so, Bandcamp is waiving their cut of sales again today, so it's a good time to support black musicians. blackbandcamp.info/#/

music composition 

My style of writing music is just throwing things at it to see what sticks.

But this is not quite what I was going for today. I'm happy with the intro, and I thought I'd do something with two motifs that I was using: chords made out of three notes, each a fourth above the previous, moving a minor third up or down the chromatic scale, and a motor rhythm of fifths in 6/8.

The end result (the part after the pause and lightning strike) ended up a lot more sinister than I had anticipated.

I'm gonna keep that result in my back pocket a while until I need it, but for now I need to go back and come up with something a bit more pleasant and with vaguer harmonies.

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trans woman asking for help 

hi guys.

i'm asking for some help to buy some food. even if it's just a pizza. I know I've got some people watching this and they'll mock it. but i do seriously need help. my lunch today was a 1/2 gallon of water.

please? if you can help? paypal.me/foxyart

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🌈💓🧿Hey y’all! I’m an afrolatinx jewish & chronically ill/disabled trans artist running a small resin business. It’s going well so far & will ideally enable me to not need to regularly crowdfund for emergencies AND donate to community members in need. However I need an online shop & the service I like is $200yr. I am hoping to raise funds & ideally make this my last personal fundraiser! Plz donate if u can💓:
Www.Cash.Me/$vicentevalentino
Www.Paypal.Me/vicentevalentino
Https://venmo.com/code?user_id

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hey, here's a twitter thread of black trans women's gofundmes that haven't reached their goals yet:

twitter.com/planet_eros/status

I've hit upon a chord progression I really like for this one. Gonna see if I can't build this up into something worthwhile. But I don't really have time in between work...

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"the first pride was a riot"

correction: the first pride you care about because it was a turning point was a riot

Because before Stonewall, people protested against anti-gay legislation in bars with sip-ins. And yes, they got results.

There were other forms of protest, but this is one of the more visible ones.

People had been fighting for literal decades for dignity before Stonewall.

And they deserve remembrance too.

npr.org/templates/story/story.

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I should try rap music at some point!

Anycreature have good songs to recommend?

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