Category Archive: America

Japanese Gardens in the middle of a Desert

Also gratuitous photos of the nephew. So, apparently there’s some Japanese gardens near where I live? It’s a pretty nice place. We’ve had an interesting time of it over here at Chez Brauer… Continue reading

PB&J Together at Last

So this happened: My amazing friend and critique partner, Jess Silva, came to visit me in Arizona! Two awesome days of giggles, baking (the most delicious snickerdoodles of all time, peanut butter and… Continue reading

Anime Vegas Cosplay: Best of the Best

Or I should probably say My Favorites, because I didn’t manage to get pictures of everyone, and seriously, there were some amazing cosplayers. It was my very first anime convention (well, convention in… Continue reading

What Happens in Vegas…might cause the apocalypse?

Just one of the many wonderful experiences I had this morning: At Anime Vegas! My first con ever. It’s freezing, but rocking. I still owe y’all pictures of Paris though, huh? Hm. I… Continue reading

November: NaNo, Kat-Crits, and Sandy

How they hey is it already November, guys? Seriously? I’ve gotta get my pie-pumpkins roasted so I can start cooking! Anyone else thrown for a loop by how quickly time is flowing by?… Continue reading

Kat-Crits Open for October

Doing a little less than last month as I’m in Paris, and I don’t want you guys waiting too long for your critiques! If you’re curious about what exactly I offer or pricing,… Continue reading

Quick Notices!

First of all, there really, really, really will be a contest happening soon, involving paper, and birds, and Skylark…now that I’ve gotten over oohing and ahhing over my nephew to set everything up.… Continue reading

Best way to Start a Morning

I passed the Foreign Service Officer Test. AHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!! Please feel free to squee with me. I’m attempting to calm even though I’m shaking. This doesn’t mean I have the job, PS. I have… Continue reading

Hometown Pride

OLYMPIA, Wash (Reuters) – The Washington state Senate passed legislation on Wednesday night to legalize gay marriage, moving the state closer to joining six other U.S. states and Washington, D.C. in allowing same-sex… Continue reading

Serious <3

“…in Iran, we think democracy means comfort, when in fact freedom means having to bear responsibility, which is difficult.” -Farhadi, director of the Iranian film, A Separation I spent most of today doing… Continue reading