Pinned ping

Introductions + Reference Sheet (SFW; Furry) 

I think I'm finally getting settled into Mastodon enough to put up a proper introduction and start getting my profile together. That means introductions are in order.

I usually present myself online as Balina Mahigan, a weird furry lady with a flair for making things overly complicated, and an obsession with tracking down alternate-reality versions of herself.

(Reference images provided by @SunsetAria on Birdsite)

personal, gushing, sappy 

I talk a lot about how good Miah Curtana is to me, but this was the first piece to make me feel legitimately *euphoric* about her. As strange as it feels to point at a picture like this and say "that me", that is *absolutely* me.

Show thread

ec, demons with sharp edges, second-person narration, soft domination 

POV: It's the middle of the night. You've been sleeping restlessly, and aren't quite sure how many times you've woken up so far. In between attempts to dream, you feel a heaviness on your chest. You hear a giggle, quiet but unmistakably close, and barely manage to open your eyes.

"You're an awful light sleeper, aren't you? Sorry, the usual sleep paralysis demon couldn't make it tonight; I'm here to fill in. Don't worry, they left *very* good notes. Told me everything about the dark, shameful corners of your mind I could ever need to know."

A sharp smile glints in the dim light. "All your little cracks and seams. Just close your eyes, listen to my voice, let sleep drag you back down to the abyss. Then we'll have some real fun together. We may have just met, but I promise you're going to wake up screaming my name~"

An *absurdly* good piece from @angrboda. I've been hanging onto this idea for as long as the Balincubus has existed.

Balina!! relayed

...Not THAT kind of "sub". There's a new page of The Scandalous Sybil Throat live for $2 patrons and up on patreon.com/distressedegg! #nsfw

Balina!! relayed

Wing-it for @Balina

I'm starting to think I just really like drawing short characters and lots of arms

I have been told by a few people that this has Homestuck energy. This is expected; the artist does @DELTASTUCK so this isn't, like, a coincidence.

However, I've just been told she has "Vriska eyes" and I am now dead.

Show thread
Balina!! relayed

selfie, eye contact 

celebrating my HRTmas the only way i know how: stealing an emerald

I cannot overstate just how happy I am to have this icon, and how joyous Miah Curtana makes me.

Show thread
Balina!! relayed

Icon update! ec, if these count as eyes 

(Redrafted; there was a small mistake that has now been rectified)

A big thanks to @goomy for putting this together. It's primarily for use on Discord and the like, where it'll animate while I'm talking, but it's important to know that I only stop talking so I can laugh.

Icon update! ec, if these count as eyes 

(Redrafted; there was a small mistake that has now been rectified)

A big thanks to @goomy for putting this together. It's primarily for use on Discord and the like, where it'll animate while I'm talking, but it's important to know that I only stop talking so I can laugh.

Discworld MUD, drawn ec, rudeness, long 

I haven't been playing this as much as I was a month ago, but still poking and picking at things, and to my surprise, @distressedegg decided to doodle my character for a sketch slot, looking both rad and rude.

Of course, the magic of sketching is that you don't have to draw the absolutely ridiculous amount of containers all over her body. There are even more pouches and stuff you can't see, including in her stockings, her push-up bra (yes, that's why the game calls out how nice her tits are), and the knives in her boots. Wizards use a lot of tools, and she walks around loaded for bear like a good murderhobo MMO protagonist. Her upbringing in Ankh-Morpork left her with an entire platter of chips *and* fish on her shoulder, and now she's everyone's problem.

The Unseen University is much more chill about letting women in these days, but she's still pretty sure the admissions staff simply didn't clock her as a lady that day. She tends to overcompensate a tad as a result.

Balina!! relayed

@heatherhorns @fluxom_alt @BestGirlGrace @kat I don't have a thread, but it's not super complicated.

It combines a lot of stuff together for me. You can probably more easily understand it as a more terrestrial version of "I want to be the AI powering a worldship" -- I want to be big, complicated, I want to either be or have millions of people running around living their lives. I want things to be built inside of me. I want to sprawl and change and flourish and decay and become something else every few decades. I want to feel like my existence is its own justification, that I have value just by being here. I want to keep people safe inside, I want them to enrich me in turn.

It's just hard for all of this to come across in a simple glib line, y'know?

Balina!! relayed

Adventures in desktop horticulture 🌱 

I chopped down the dahlia tuber mass, hoping dearly I didn't screw it up. There are two backups that returned to the vermiculite for now. Left these tubers together as one was closer to the sprouted eye, while the other was already putting out long roots. Godspeed, little twober!

Show thread

Adventures in desktop horticulture 🌱 

Planted all six of the mint varieties last week; four have already sprouted.

Of the five zinnia seeds, three sprouted. Nice

I am also crazy proud of this little lavender. It already feels better than the earlier attempts, and I hope the new soil mix (and lowered watering) help.

Show thread

Adventures in desktop horticulture 🌱 

Current statuses
Aerogarden: oh my god peppermint is a weed it's gonna take over cut it back cut it back.
OH GOD IT'S IN THE WATER TOO
Still learning how much it takes to make tea. It turns out you gotta use a lot more than you think.

Show thread

Anyways, thanks to the last two weeks of work being too busy for me to think straight, coinciding with me binging Valheim to the point where it's become A Problem, you're going to have to excuse how I haven't been around much for the last 15 days.

Show thread

It boggles my mind that there just are no Mastodon clients that can keep a local cache and thus not lose their place on a refresh, save for msync. Which is great, but has its own issues.

"Balina, you could just not let your timelines get several days behind, so that everything falls past the point where the web interface refuses to refresh."

Obviously, we've never met.

Balina!! relayed

images of an anime avatar, but like, GOOD THO 

@Balina
For folks who want context but not the voice (but tbh, the voice makes it perfect)

Show thread

FFXIV 5.0 MSQ 

That was a Wilhelm scream in text and you cannot tell me otherwise.

Balina is daydreaming about bigs, and fantasizing about property destruction 

Getting an itch in the back of my head for a very, very large Curtana picture, though it's refusing to solidify enough into an idea I can put on a commission form. Letting my mind wander, even if it's just a vague sort of Want right now.

A body made of nothing but sharp edges. It seems like overkill when those nails are the size of cars, but they're no less sharp than they used to be. The spikes keep rubbing on the sides of buildings, but they tear through with a sickening shriek of glass and concrete, no worse for wear.

Call it a dream sequence, non-canon, whatever. I just want to make my clumsiness the rest of the world's problem. Want people to look up and scream, unsure how much is fear, lust, or jealousy. Want to whip my tail through a skyline. Flap my wings and watch a city block fall over.

Show older
Cybrespace

cybrespace: the social hub of the information superhighway jack in to the mastodon fediverse today and surf the dataflow through our cybrepunk, slightly glitchy web portal support us on patreon or liberapay!