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celeste || 24 || english & δΈ­ζ–‡ || art blog where i post my oc art and sometimes complain

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pinned post babey

hi, i'm celeste, a graduate student and hobbyist artist. i like drawing my ocs and almost nothing else lmao

all follows/reblogs come from @shiny-rayquaza, i post photography rarely on @syrcidia

quick links:
toyhou.se (oc repository)
flight rising (dragons!)
ko-fi


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got a new tablet for black friday, testing it out rn


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idea for a deity, thinking about it but will probably make changes tbh


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 fullbody reference drawing of a reptilian humanoid with light blue skin, dark teal scales, and long, wavy, black hair with cyan highlights. they are facing three-fourths to the left, with their right arm bent upwards with their fingers in a clawed grasp. they have a smug expression with a toothed smile on their face. the left half of their mane is braided, but the right half of their mane is flowing free they have two large horns growing next to their brows, both horns curve backwards and are segmented with spikes coming out of each segment. their legs from the lower thigh down and their tail from the base onward are cybernetic and skeletal. the dark teal scales on their arms and legs have spikes coming out of each segment. they have white tattoos over the scales on their torso and thighs.

another god from my homegrown worldbuilding project, their aspect is life/death and disease


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maroon monochrome painting of a figure standing in the rain. they're standing to the left of the frame facing three-fourths to the right, but they're looking off to the right. a concerned and slightly alarmed expression is on their face. the figure is holding an umbrella, but their long hair has still been wetted by the rain. they're wearing a thick choker around their neck, a single sleeve around their left arm and shoulder, and a half-robe around the right side of their body. a sheer sparky wrap hangs offtheir right shoulder and wraps around their left arm.

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promise i'm alive i just got destroyed by grad school

oh and some asshole who got into a fender bender with my dad 2 years ago is suing us for emotional/physical damages that have caused him great emotional distress and basically ruined his life even though his car didn't get a dent on it


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venom 2 was amazing


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POGGY my academic review article got accepted for publication

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POGGY it's published



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REBLOG IF

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You're an active blog as of SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2021


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painting of syrcid (a sylvari) and llyrweyn (a vinetooth) travelling in the jungle. in the foreground, a bunch of dark blue, blurry, out-of-focus leaves and vines can be seen in all four corners. in the midground are syrcid and llyrweyn. syrcid's full body is visible and they're sitting on llyrweyn's back, near his shoulders. llyrweyn is only visible from the chest up, the rest of his body is out of frame or blocked by leaves and vines. small fireflies are flying around his head and body. both syrcid and llyrweyn are glowing, with syrcid glowing orange and llyrweyn glowing yellow. syrcid is facing the view but looking off the left at llyrweyn's head, while llyrweyn is facing to the left and staring straight ahead. in the background is a jungle scene, in hues of teal to lime green.zoom in of syrcid's face. they are outlined via a lime green backlight and lit by the orange glow from their leaves. they're wearing a choker, a crop top with a large collar, and long gloves that extend to their upper arms. their outfit is blue with yellow accents. heir chest is hidden by one of llyrweyn's horns.the jungle foreground and background without llyrweyn and syrcid in it. the silhouette monstera leaves are in the upper right corner, the silhouette of vines are in the upper left and lower right corners, and the silhouette of palm leaves are in the lower right hand corner. in the background, there are tree trunks and understory plants colored in teal. further back are tree trunks and understory plants in a sage green, where there are no plants, the background is a light to lime green.

finished this last week but never had the energy to post it slkdjfkajdf


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POGGY my academic review article got accepted for publication


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backside of a custom-made glove. the cuffs and the area around the fingers is purple with silver accents, while the main area is black. there are three white star beads at the base of the thumb and near the cuffs.
backside of a custom-made glove. the cuffs and the area around the fingers is purple with silver accents, while the main area is black. there are three white star beads at the base of the thumb and near the cuffs.

receieved these wonderful gloves by @naiad

go commission them!!!


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help it's 4 am and my brain keeps wanting me to contact my ex-best-friend (our friendship blew up in 2019)

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@naiad commented on this post:
I have a friend who's gotten back in touch with old friends and it always ends up being really awkward and then she just ghosts them again lol

YEAH like this would end up even worse because there were ~feelings~ involved

she kinda let me on and then one day out of the blue dropped "hey i have a gf now, didn't want to hurt your feelings by telling you i was going on dates with her earlier" so i called her out on it and she responded with this kinda condescending message and then blocked me a day later so like

the fuck is my brain doing



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help it's 4 am and my brain keeps wanting me to contact my ex-best-friend (our friendship blew up in 2019)


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fullbody image of a sylvari standing up and facing 3/4 to the right. their eyes are closed and they have a slight smile on their face. their legs are crossed with their left hand on their hip and their right hand on a giant axe. the axe is in the shape of a dragon's head made of light blue ice, and it's exhaling a white frosty breath. the sylvari's skin is an ash brown with dark purple markings and yellow-orange glow. their leaf hair is in a bob-shape with glowing yellow-orange tips. their outfit is a yellow-cold color with black accents. their shirt has fur around the collar and only covers the left half of their chest. they're wearing gold gloves that extend all the way up to their biceps. their pants are bright yellow, though most of it is covered by a pair of black thigh-high boots that have fur at the very top.

cleaned up a sketch i did for cringetober 2020


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basement is flooded from hurricane/tropical storm ida


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submitted my first manuscript, can't wait to get absolutely SHIT ON by the reviewers


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portrait of a sylvari facing 3/4 to the right with a greyish-blue background. they're looking at the viewer with a vaguely smug smile on their face. their skin is yellow-greenish with olive green accents on the brows, neck, shoulders, collarbone, and chest. their eyes are bright spring green with long green eyelashes. their hair is long and slightly wavy; it's colored a darker spring green than their eyes, with bright lime green accents. two pinkish-reddish lilies are present on either side of their head and there are two silver piercings on either side of their lips. portrait of a sylvari facing 3/4 to the left with a pinkish-beige background. they're looking at the viewer with a smile on their face. their skin is charcoal-colored, with accents of maroon on their cheeks, ears, brows, neck, collarbone, and shoulders. their hair is tentacle-like, with each tentacle being somewhat reflective and having  a red and yellow galaxy pattern. their eyes are a gradient from red to periwinkle. they have freckles on their skin that mimics stars.

redesigning some of my gw2 sylvari, still on the fence about the color of the galaxy one


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someone ask me about my favorite fungus so i can ramble about it

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thanks to @marpleblarp, @saewulf, and @jasvinfellover for asking about my favorite fungus

it's not one fungus, but the genus Gymnosporangium, also known by the common names of apple-cedar rust and quince rust. what's cool about this particular genus of fungi is that they have 2 sets of hosts - in the spring and summer, it infects rosaceous plants (like apple, juneberry, chokeberry, pear, etc.), while in the fall and winter, it infects junipers.

after overwintering in the junipers, they'll produce these weird jelly-like appendages called telial horns from either from the branch of the juniper itself or from a gall on the branch. they're really cool looking

spores from these telial horns then infect the rosaceous plants. during the late summer/early fall, the infected rosaceous plants will have these bright orange spots on the leaf. the top of the leaf looks fine aside from the orange spots, but the undersides will have these weird reproductive growths (aecia) coming out:

the spores from the aecia will then infect the juniper, starting the cycle all over again.

the unique thing about these fungi is that their spores are this bright cheeto dust orange color. if you collect some aecia from an infected leaf, you'll almost always get the cheeto dust spores on your hands. most spores tend to be brown, black, or white/clear, so these orange spores really stand out.

another cool thing is that Gymnosporangium fungi have multiple sexual spores! most fungi that produce sexual spores will only have 1 type of sexual spore, but true rusts like Gymnosporangium can have up to 4 types sexual spores (aeciospores, teliospores, basidiosporse, and urediniospores). i'm pretty sure Gymnosporangium itself only has 3 out of those 4, in addition to an asexual spore stage.



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someone ask me about my favorite fungus so i can ramble about it


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some photos from the county fair


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there's this one dude that i cannot stand in my lab (because he's ! TOXIC !) and he keeps "making friends" with everyone, probably spreading fake news to all of them. can't wait for the new grad students and undergrads coming in to be corrupted by his lies πŸ™„

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@marpleblarp commented on this post:
put that toxic man in the hazardous waste bin

god i wish i could just yeet him, i try to forget his existence most of the time

@theonlytoner commented on this post:
can you not ask him to tone it down or ask a supervisor for advice?

one time my friend (who used to be a mutual friend) called him out on his bullshit and he just went off on her telling her how "he's an empath" and "he would never lie to her". like even my lab manager confronted him about the fake news but he was all "it's because of my multiple personality disorder!!!" and refused to take any responsibility for his actions

i did tell my lab manager that i was not going to work with him (because he was spreading fake news about me too) and she said that she was going to talk with the professor in charge of our lab about what to do because this is all just y i k e s. it's sad we can't kick him out of the lab (or even the program), because i would love that tbh



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there's this one dude that i cannot stand in my lab (because he's ! TOXIC !) and he keeps "making friends" with everyone, probably spreading fake news to all of them. can't wait for the new grad students and undergrads coming in to be corrupted by his lies πŸ™„


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i am now a quarter of a century old


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going to the fair on thursday for my birthday πŸ‘€

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@naiad commented on this post:
OH nice :) I hope you have a good day!
And happy early birthday! Mine is today c:

ohhh happy birthday!!! (unless i'm late, in which case, happy belated birthday)



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