SPark is me
I am secretly a robot.

Or at least sometimes it feels that way.  I don’t find interacting with other human beings to be natural or instinctive, especially not with strangers.  I cope through a painstakingly collected menu of socially appropriate actions and responses.  

For example, while out for a walk today, I saw somebody approaching from the opposite direction, and what went through my brain honestly felt a bit like this:

Attention!  Approaching stranger!  Expected social interaction from menu: Eye contact, nod, and smile.

Distance: too far to be optimal, current distance will result in creepily-long eye contact or in awkward need to pretend to be interested in something else.  

Wait.

Wait.

Almost close enough.

There.  Action engaged: *eye contact, smile, nod*  Success!

"How are you doing?"

Attention!  New input!  Find conversational sub-routines, quickly!  From menu: “Fine, thanks.” *smile, nod again*

Wait.  Error! Error!  Did not read second portion of menu.  Additional response expected: “And you?”  Target is level with you, will be past immediately.  Query: acceptable to turn to address target and give missing second portion?  Y/N?

N.  Turning is less socially acceptable than missing second portion.  Continue without further action. You have failed to implement ideal social interaction.  *BZZZT!*

Searching for further targets:  None found.  Social interaction is over.  

Whew.  Thank goodness.  

Social interaction result: Acceptable, at least you weren’t creepy.  Still not ideal.

That is the best description I can give of what EVERY single in-person social interaction is like for me, save for those with people I know well and in situations I’m extra comfortable with. 

If you’ve read my unexpectedly-acclaimed story Honey Pie already, then you will be excited to know that the not-very-long-awaited sequel is now up!

If you haven’t read Honey Pie, you should go do so.

http://www.fimfiction.net/story/173200/honey-pie

Whoops.

Dang it.  I keep forgetting to reblog stuff to my non-business account. :P  Sorry.

I <3 Scrivener.  All my chapters, and all my notes, all tidy and organized and easy to find.  It is ideal for big, muti-book projects like this.  When I have the time I am totally converting all my large fiction pieces to it.
I also am really stoked at how much I have written here!  None of Honey Pie III is ready for me to let other eyes view it, but all of II is pretty much done and ready for an editor or two to take a peek at it.  I will probably be uploading the first chapter to FimFic tomorrow, in fact. :D

I <3 Scrivener.  All my chapters, and all my notes, all tidy and organized and easy to find.  It is ideal for big, muti-book projects like this.  When I have the time I am totally converting all my large fiction pieces to it.

I also am really stoked at how much I have written here!  None of Honey Pie III is ready for me to let other eyes view it, but all of II is pretty much done and ready for an editor or two to take a peek at it.  I will probably be uploading the first chapter to FimFic tomorrow, in fact. :D

how much are fursuits??

The price depends on the design of the character, but generally full suits are around $1,400. 

One commission slot for this year.

I just had somebody cancel on me, which has opened up one fursuit/giant plush slot for this year.  It’s in November.  If you’re interested, drop me a line.

amber-the-yarn-bender:

My life right now…

Amen

amber-the-yarn-bender:

My life right now…

Amen

A giant PVC kirin commission.  This was designed based loosely on the My Little Pony art style, just made anthro.  And in PVC, of course.  :)  (Why PVC?  I don’t know, I just make ‘em!)  I really like how this one came out. 

Another pony oil painting.  This one is evil Queen Sparkle from Eakin&#8217;s Hard Reset and various sequels.  
I have had the darndest time getting a decent picture of it.  This one is okay, but it looks even better in person.

Another pony oil painting.  This one is evil Queen Sparkle from Eakin’s Hard Reset and various sequels. 

I have had the darndest time getting a decent picture of it.  This one is okay, but it looks even better in person.

Have two completely unrelated projects, a tiger tail with sewn-in stripes and a Donut Joe beanie plush.