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Indian Palm Squirrel (Funambulus palmarum)
During the construction of the Rama Setu (bridge) by Lord Rama, a little squirrel also contributed in its own little way. It rolled in the beach sand and then ran to the end of the bridge to shake off the sand from its back.
Lord Rama, pleased by the creature's dedication, caressed the squirrel's back and ever since, the Indian squirrel carried white stripes on its back.
πŸ“· flickr.com/photos/urbanmenager

So I've been running a small chain writing project for a few months, please take a look at the results! We had 19 writers and created three SFF stories, respectively entitled "Last of a Kind", "Of Storms and Silence", and "The Divine and the Feline":

exilian.co.uk/forum/index.php?

Let me know what you think of them :)

We're super happy to announce that our summer 2018 CHAIN WRITING PROJECT is now complete!

You can read the three resulting stories here:
exilian.co.uk/forum/index.php?

Featuring 19 different writers from three different continents! Also swordfighting, octopuses, cats, deities, airships and hummingbird DNA! Do have a read and let us know what you think :)

We're hoping to run another chain writing project this winter!

Six days to end the plutocracy- I mean... till the Neofeud sale ends! πŸ‘‘ πŸ˜‚
"An ambitious, intelligent, from-the-heart one-man cyberpunk adventure-game tour-de-force." --DeluxeTux
Steam: store.steampowered.com/app/673
Itch: silverspook.itch.io/neofeud
#cyberpunk #indiegame #showoffhour #screenshotsaturday

Hoopoes are great and iconically punk and have a huge amount of mythical symbolism that people forget nowadays - and it varies a lot, they were seen as unlucky birds in much of Europe but with religious or regal connotations in parts of Asia and Africa.

The name comes from their call and so is consistent across language families - they're upupa epops in the latin, alhudhud in Arabic, and even αƒαƒ€αƒαƒ€αƒ˜ (opopi) in Georgian which rarely shares roots with other languages.

They're awesome, basically:

If you haven't come across Caroline Eyck's music, you should do - she does amazing Voice/Theremin pieces :)

youtube.com/watch?v=ajM4vYCZMZ

my only completely finished piece from the last week-ish. the rest have been glazed but need to go to the kiln still.

it looks pretty and like a smol ramen bowl. 😍

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I gravitate towards artists who tell stories. Like... there are artists who have tons of cool OCs but they never really tell their stories (in public?) in any way. While I enjoy their art it's hard for me to get invested. It works kind of like actual people I guess

"We bottle death, we brew possibilities and boil quarrels. We, however, do not sell miracles." You looked at the attendant in dismay. "So you can't help me?"
#writingprompts #writing

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It's Monday, we're mostly still here somehow, here is a pangolin to help you all through the difficult times we are all having because we all need more pangolins at the moment:

If I was looking for three fairly quick - 1-2 characters in each, general fantasy settings, probably a western/trad rather than very anime or chibi style - what sort of prices do people have for that sort of thing at the moment? (If you have open commissions please do point me to price guides/portfolios, though I do need to work out if this is going to be budget feasible so can't promise anything).

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