last night in seattle, two people were hit by a car at a protest on the freeway. one, diaz love, is in the hospital with serious injuries. another, summer taylor, died earlier today (7/4.) they were 24 years old
i didn’t know them personally, but i did meet them once. they worked at the veterinary clinic in capitol hill that i take my cat to. i live alone, which has been hard and lonely during quarantine. my cat got sick earlier this spring—not horribly, but i was alone and it threw into sharp relief how much i was relying on her for companionship—and i took her to that clinic in the middle of a weird time when everyone was in masks and nobody was allowed to come into the clinic with their pets. it was yet another weird, unsettling moment in a series of weird, unsettling moments brought on by the pandemic
summer was one of the people who took care of her. our conversations were pretty much all business, but i’ve had so few face to face interactions over the past few months, and i remember that summer was one of the ones who was really kind to me. they made me feel reassured in a surreal situation, and they helped my little buddy get better. summer taylor was someone whose job was taking care of others, and they died fighting for others. their brief impact on my life was something good, and i can’t imagine the loss their loved ones are feeling right now. i just wanted to share what little i know about them because they deserve to be remembered
paper mario redesigns ive been working on lately. common goal was to take better inspiration from the official super mario 2D artwork/designs, and achieve a more illustrative look/animation style reminiscent of PM64, since the segmented look doesn’t really make sense in the newer art styles
mr j! i have a theory that you are actually 60% toasted marshmallow, 30% baby, and 10% cat, will you please ask landlady to confirm?
I’ll tell you landlady’s answer. She said I am 60% toasted mochi, and never marshmallow because I am quite heavy, and 20% old boy, 5% cat, 5% warmer and last 10% is goblin… 😑