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are in the air, & I'm nothing if not extremely pliable! I'm James, @paralithode but in a smaller community w/a nicer feel! I'm an illustrator, fantasist & broad-spectrum nerd.

I've lived w/ since I was 14–a chronic illness that affects cognition & means I'm always exhausted+in pain. Usually not v. active (except for boosting a lot of visual art & some nice social justice threads), tho every day I say goodnight before I got to bed.

My primary partner+carer is @Damage 💕​

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Hello, & thank you so much to everyone who's decided to watch my posts, new friends & long-standing companions–especially since I've moved across the fediverse! I'm grateful for the time & space you've given me in your social media ecosystem. I hope to bring good & valuable things to your timeline.

If you see me post about anything you'd prefer to be given a content note, or if there's anything I'm doing you'd like me to do less or more of, please let me know & I'll do my best to improve!

I currently have a 12-page comic in the science fiction-themed volume of Bear Company, kickstarting right now! Go check it out and help it reach its goal!

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note to self and other marginalized creators: don't let white straight men gatekeep you from doing the art you want and don't let straight white men give you imposter syndrome.

Pre-orders for my latest album "Cult Rock Accommodation" are up on Bandcamp:

This includes 3 readily streamable & downloadable power pop punk of a queer revolutionary nature songs. All of which are Faster Than Your General Songs

$6+ Patreon backers can access the full album 8 days before release via this link:

Shares are massively important cuz a lot of my life over the last 2 years is in this

#MastoAudio #CreativeToots #Music #QueerArt

Hello !!!!

New post on Patreon for everyone! It took me a while to find the words, mostly because I was so frustrated and angry. i'm chill now lol

I love the cows
I love the cows
I love the cows
I love the cows


#digitalart #painting #digitalpainting

Goodnight friends! Sky seeming a little paler & less menacing, frequent hints of dull foggy blue as clouds near the horizon thin, but never quite part. Slight fitful breezes, becalmed feeling.

Similar late & painful start again, & again ending up w/productivity & a feeling of accomplishment once I'm finally braced. Drawing+merch prep for the furcon, housework, walking—basic ingredients making up a well-spent day.

May we have confidence in our worth & stand up for the value of what we do today!

Took that lion expression from my last doodle page and reworked it digitally. #mastoart

Mastodon photographers: where do you recommend for sharing your photos?

I used to use Flickr, because I'd get the occasional like or comment and I could post to groups like "squared circles" or "stick figures in peril". I'm not sure anyone still uses Flickr?

Is it Tumblr now, or Instagram, or just host something myself?

I post photos of, like, flowers and birds and telescopes, so content restrictions are not a big deal. I'm also not selling photos.

something i only recently learned, and i think is worth while to be aware of, is that the florence fork attempt (this means #forkofftogether, #forkoff, #florence, whatever name you’ve heard) went through a reboot. this reboot solved my personal issues with it, all of them. it’s also got a repo up already you can start working on instead of dealing with the G man. give it a shot, imo. see @forktogether,,, and for chat about it, and asking questions might get you the information you need to be more comfortable considering stepping away from upstream if you’ve been hoping for an alternative

Is this a... crow up? (first one is from one year and a half ago)
#art #mastoart

i need extra money every month. if you like what i post, if you value my toots, and you have some money, please help. if you don't, ALWAYS BOOST. Show more

Store update with things that have come in for AN! New sketchbook designs, sticker set and some tote bags! 🌿🌸 I’ll be leaving my store open for 3 more days before closing to prep for AN this coming weekend~

Boosts greatly appreciated, thank you!

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