Intro Post

Aug. 29th, 2015 11:33 pm
[personal profile] potofsoup
Whoa I finally set up my more-public (and hopefully less-whiny) DW!

I've been trying to figure out what to do here that would be different from and yet a supplement to my potofsoup presence on tumblr. Dreamwidth/LJ is definitely like a slow meandering river and less like the firehose of tumblr. (Also I have a lot of followers on the potofsoup tumblr and so writing on tumblr always makes me feel like I'm shouting. So I suppose this is my quieter, more normal voice.)

Currently I thinking maybe a slightly wider range of writing -- more personal, not necessarily fandom, but still creatively focused. Just... more about creative endeavors in general and less crying over sad boys. I'll probably also refer to work on tumblr and in other web areas pretty indiscriminately, so here's a quick guide:

- my tumblr fanart blog:
- my non-fanart comics stuff:
- my translations of my dad's memoirs about doing village life during the Cultural Revolution: (my brother and I switch off translations)
- I also have an *ahem* nsfw blog on tumblr, which I may refer to and talk about, but won't link to directly. (But happy to talk about in private)
- my personal life stuff is under the name summercomfort on both DW/LJ/Tumblr, though of course the tumblr version is more spazzy and the the DW/LJ version ... not only has to-do lists and flagrant whining, but has 14 years of it in its archives. Most of it is regrettably public. :X

Also, as a general rule, I don't like using my real name on the internets, because my real name is hecka distinctive, and thus easily searchable just by first name. (Plus I work with teenagers who are very good at internet.) :/ So, call me Summer, Soup, S, or, if you know me in Real Life and feel weird calling me an internet name that means warmth, I also go by Soosh.

Anyways, to cap off this Intro Post, here's a "life update" meme that I stole shamelessly from [personal profile] dira, though slightly edited because I'm picky like that.

So what have you been up to?

I'm quietly stressing out about / prepping for APE. APE is Alternative Press Expo, the local small-press comics convention. This will be my... 4th? year having a table there. A lot of the things that I want to have printed actually aren't (Specifically, a lady friends fanzine and the next volume of Tisquantum), which means I have roughly 2 weeks to finish a LOT of comics pages.

Also, I recently contracted an affliction that makes me want to nap and pee all the time, and also messes with my appetite and gives me weird nausea. So that's been throwing me for a loop and messing with my ability to Get Shit Done, at a moment when I'd really like to ... well, get shit done.

Major life changes? Same old same old?

See above.
[Okay fine: through the power of no-contraception and 3 years of perseverance and consulting of witch doctors, I am now pregnant with a grape tomato. I am no longer allowed to lift heavy objects, and if I don't get an afternoon nap I am rendered completely useless by 5pm.]

What fandom are you in/do you spend most of your time in?

MCU Captain America. Some dabbling in Mad Max Fury Road and Steven Universe, though mostly as an observer.

Where do you hang out online?

I am Very Bad at Chatting. I'd go into a chatroom and be like "who are all these people, why is everyone talking?" and run away. Similarly with Skype Text Chat I'm like "okay I've run out of things to say so how do I stop?" So mostly email (, tumblr, and DW. (See above).

What are you reading?
Nothing. The last paper book I was reading words from was an anthropological guide to pre-Columbian New England. The last story I read was the Death of Captain America volume. I've been reading occasional fanfic of the <10k variety, and ... oh, I read a depressing article about how we've already killed the ocean.

I've also been spending 1-2hrs per day scrolling through tumblr, if that counts as reading.

What are you watching?
Mostly watching my husband make his way through old video games, tbh. He's just finished a 100% run of Super Metroid, and is now doing a speedrun. I'd usually watch crime procedurals, but the new season of Elementary, Castle, and Brooklyn 99 haven't started, and I've pretty much exhausted Netflix' backlog. (I'm very picky about the exact level of shittiness of my crime procedurals)

What are you making?
There's a lot of stuff that I *want* to make / *should* be making, but here's the immediate queue:
- 8 pages of Tisquantum, in the next 3 weeks or so
- 4 more patreon postcard doodles, by tomorrow hopefully
- quick polish of the comic that I did for the HTP book, by this weekend
- new business cards and small poster prints for APE, either this weekend or next.
- 2 short things for the Lady Friends zine, which is easy, and the cover, which is hard, in the next 2 weeks or so.
- I've idly started some mini-ficlets due to my newly active "imagination funtimes just before bed" that... apparently comes with early pregnancy.
- A giveaway comic about the Vuvalini, which I've scripted, but need to draft, maybe some time soon?

So... a lot to get done in the next 2 weeks, basically.

What are you squeeing about today?
I finished a Dad translation! Which means I'm off the hook for... 2 weeks...

Also, I recently drew some Cap-related doodles that I'm pretty happy with. :D (Which I unfortunately can't post to potofsoup for one reason or another)

I should really watch/read/dive into _______ and then come talk to you about it!
Gunnerkrigg Court, because it's the only webcomic that I follow nowadays? Steven Universe, because it's a good show? Anything China/Asia-related, really.

What else is on your mind?
I think taking it slow today has really helped re-balance my digestive system. Here's hoping tomorrow doesn't throw it off again. :/

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Date: 2015-08-30 02:26 pm (UTC)
dira: Bucky Barnes/The Winter Soldier (Default)
From: [personal profile] dira
Welcome to DW! And congratulations on your grape tomato! :D



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