lion or tiger or bear
and then the dread overcomes me
cigar-tin story #173
mister badger wears a monocle
watercolour on found paper
the Raider Queen K (Ghost Slaves of the Vortic Abyss)
no tricks of my own
the walking fox (crazed and awkward)
it’s not magic, it’s belief
watercolours and ink
alphabestiary reboot 1 (space cat); ink on photo paper
alpha bestiary reboot 2 (two-headed deer over mushroom, jumping)
two drawings/paintings i made over my lunch hour, to reboot a back-and-forth bestiary i’m creating with the poet ariel gordon
are these a bit strange? yes. but that’s sort of the whole point
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The Enchanter (LXVI) is the sixty-sixth untrump or Dark Arcana card in most detraditional oTarot decks. It is used in those star-crossed games of divination and love.
The Enchanter represents the dark internal star of temptation, and abyssal choice – the void into which we peer, into which we cast ourselves, when captured by romantic passion. Its appearance in a reading indicates a point of decision – what tempts the querent’s heart, what it desires, and the truth of those wishes. What may be bottomless. This decision, or alternative, often hinges on a sacrifice, and possible selves falling away. As one image comes into focus, others fade or dim, possibly forever. The shadow of romantic passion, lurking, is death.
The Enchanter is associated with the star Iota Geminorum, and in some decks is known as The Ruin Within. Other associations are with Affinity, Beryllium, and mathematical delimiters.
In modern times, for divination purposes, the Enchanter may be played for lost electro-comets, manned or unmanned probes, long-range rockets and satellites.
i met a man who felt like a net
all that time
two things in the shop today