who caught and sang the sun in flight

I write a webcomic called The Bright Side, and I like flowers.


please stop writing your serial killers with paranoid schizophrenia all the time

please stop giving murderer characters mental disorders because “it scares” you

please stop being so horrifically ableist all the time

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camellias used to be pretty much my absolute favourite flower. recently I was looking at camellia trees in people’s backyards remembering how I used to love them so much, wondering why I couldn’t remember the appeal, BUT
the engineering garden with Newton’s tree also has some camellia trees and its THAT TIME OF YEAR when they all just DROP ONTO THE GROUND and its FAB and I AM SO HAPPY GOSH DARN I LOVE THESE FLOWERS

so naturally I grabbed as many as I could stack on one arm (actually I could have grabbed more probably but I got self conscious) and took them with me to the lounge and now selfies.


left-handed: wolf in the woods. ballpoint pen, photoshop.
My right wrist has been in bad bad shape lately, so I’m back to working with my non-dominant hand until I finish a couple rounds with doctors.  Yesterday my personal challenge was fine detail x Ivan Bilibin.


left-handed: wolf in the woods. ballpoint pen, photoshop.

My right wrist has been in bad bad shape lately, so I’m back to working with my non-dominant hand until I finish a couple rounds with doctors.  Yesterday my personal challenge was fine detail x Ivan Bilibin.

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The Queen of Life and Death


Orphic Hymn 29, “To Persephone” (author unknown; date perhaps between 200 CE and 250 CE)

Dedicated to @earthandstarryheaven

Persephone, o daughter of great Zeus, blessed one, come!
Come, o divine only child- receive our sacrifices, and judge them acceptable.
Much-honored wife of Pluto are you- trustworthy, giver of life;
The gates of Hades in the depths of the earth belong to you.
“Doer of Justice” they call you- o lovely-haired maiden, Deo’s holy scion,
Mother of the Furies and Queen of subterranean beings.
Zeus sired you, his daughter, with secret begetting,
And in turn you are mother of that loud-roaring shape-shifter, Dionysus of Good Counsel.
The Seasons are your playmates; you bring light, Persephone of shining figure.
Reverend you are, conqueror of all, a maiden brimming with fruits;
O brilliant horned deity, you alone are desirable to mortals.
Spring is your season, when you delight in breezes through the meadows
And reveal your holy body through the buds of green fruits;
In autumn you are snatched away and made into a bride-
You who are alone Life and Death alike for much-toiling mortals,
Persephone.  For you forever nourish, and you slay all things, too.
Hear me, blessed goddess!  Send up fruits from the earth
As you blossom with peace, the gentle touch of health,
And a life full of riches for him who sails the boat of splendid old age
Down to your land, mistress, down to Pluto the powerful.

Φερσεφόνη, θύγατερ μεγάλου Διός, ἐλθέ, μάκαιρα,
μουνογένεια θεά, κεχαρισμένα δ’ ἱερὰ δέξαι,
Πλούτωνος πολύτιμε δάμαρ, κεδνή, βιοδῶτι,
ἣ κατέχεις Ἀίδαο πύλας ὑπὸ κεύθεα γαίης,
Πραξιδίκη, ἐρατοπλόκαμε, Δηοῦς θάλος ἁγνόν,
Εὐμενίδων γενέτειρα, ὑποχθονίων βασίλεια,
ἣν Ζεὺς ἀρρήτοισι γοναῖς τεκνώσατο κούρην,
μῆτερ ἐριβρεμέτου πολυμόρφου Εὐβουλῆος,
Ὡρῶν συμπαίκτειρα, φαεσφόρε, ἀγλαόμορφε,
σεμνή, παντοκράτειρα, κόρη καρποῖσι βρύουσα,
εὐφεγγής, κερόεσσα, μόνη θνητοῖσι ποθεινή,
εἰαρινή, λειμωνιάσιν χαίρουσα πνοῆισιν,
ἱερὸν ἐκφαίνουσα δέμας βλαστοῖς χλοοκάρποις,
ἁρπαγιμαῖα λέχη μετοπωρινὰ νυμφευθεῖσα,
ζωὴ καὶ θάνατος μούνη θνητοῖς πολυμόχθοις,
Φερσεφόνη· φέρβεις γὰρ ἀεὶ καὶ πάντα φονεύεις.
κλῦθι, μάκαιρα θεά, καρποὺς δ’ ἀνάπεμπ’ ἀπὸ γαίης
εἰρήνηι θάλλουσα καὶ ἠπιοχείρωι ὑγείαι
καὶ βίωι εὐόλβωι λιπαρὸν γῆρας κατάγοντι
πρὸς σὸν χῶρον, ἄνασσα, καὶ εὐδύνατον Πλούτωνα.

Persephone and Hades.  Tondo of an Attic red-figure kylix, ca. 440-430 BCE.  Thought to be from Vulci; now in the British Museum.

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“I wanted to tell her many things, about beauty and brutality. But what could I tell her about those things that she didn’t already know? I wanted to explain that I am constantly overestimating and underestimating the human race - that rarely do I ever simply estimate it. I wanted to ask her how the same thing could be so ugly and so glorious, and its words and stories so damning and brilliant.”

—    Markus Zusak, The Book Thief (via lovely—delight)

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Btw guys, “you should seek help” is not and should not be used as an insult. If someone actually needs help you should not belittle them and sneer at them, treating them like scum because they have or might have an actual mental or personality disorder that requires attention. Don’t bully others with that line if they are bullying you, you’re probably not making them want to actually get help. It can be a really difficult conversation to have with someone, and a very serious one, so if you’re treating them with disdain while accusing them of being mentally ill as though they have some some horrific, contagious disease, you’re just further layering on stigmas against mental illness.

You’re making things worse by doing this. I see this used fairly often as a tactic for fighting against trolls on the internet and every time I see it, it crushes me a little because there’s nothing wrong with needing help, and yet it becomes so many people’s go-to retort. 


Patty bound up her Midas Flesh issues and it turned out great!

If you don’t have the complete set, OR if you don’t have Patty’s skills: good news: there will be a TRADE PAPERBACK, coming soon!  We will, of course, be sure to post when it’s out. :)

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Color palette tutorial time!

This is by no means the Only Way To Pick Colors—it’s just a relatively-simple method I use sometimes.  I’ve found it works pretty well, almost regardless of what colors you pick—as long as you can keep them organized by those light/dark warm/cool categories, and make sure one category takes up a significantly higher proportion of page space, it usually turns out pretty good!

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Mary Lambert - Secrets 

Yes girl! Love it <3

This song feels like it was written for me. The first line caught my attention IMMEDIATELY because I have Bipolar Disorder, and I actually teared up listening to this up-beat song because I related to it so much! 

i love everything about this video and song. Not to mention she’s a total fucking babe.

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wow comic rocket, way to waste my ad views that i paid for. DON’T ADVERTISE MY SITE ON MY SITE. I’M ALREADY THERE. I KNOW, OK!?

It seems like there should be a really easy way to stop this. I don’t know why it’s happening. Just gonna disable my ad box until they solve the problem.