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United States
Current Residence: Columbus, Ohio
Favorite genre of music: Goth / Doom Metal
Skin of choice: pale
Favorite cartoon character: Daria
Personal Quote: Meh...


Journal Entry: Fri Jan 9, 2015, 5:17 AM
ER Trips

& a self-rescuing princess


Really, they do. Especially when they are in your dominant hand.

Wednesday I managed to smash two drinking glasses together while I was loading the dishwasher. I noticed my left pinkie hurt right away, but when I moved my right hand to help me examine the U shaped cut, I saw how badly I sliced up my right hand. There was a very deep 3 inch gash running along my ring finger down in between it and my right pinkie. I could see things that are not meant to see the light of day, ever.

I was home alone, with no one within reasonable driving distance to help me. I forced myself to stay calm. I needed to get my ass to Urgent Care and get stitched up - Fast. But I couldn't leave the house with glass all over the kitchen floor. See I have a 20 pound plus cat that I did not want to have walking all over said broken glass. I went upstairs, got the med kit out and tried to bandage up my hands. Not an easy feat, but I managed to get my left taped up and my right wrapped up well enough without dripping all over myself and the floor. I swept up most of the glass I could see and got in the car.

Driving with one hand is not hard. Driving with one hand while the other is bleeding, held up right and wrapped in a flimsy gauze is very hard. And I got stuck at the longest red light I've ever had to sit through.

Parking was also very hard one handed. I looped my bag over my head and headed into Urgent Care. I was the only one there and was seen right away. The doc on call took one look at my hand and freaked out. Which did nothing for my calm. He said he could see my tendons. This is where I lost it. They wanted a hand specialist to look at my cut and make sure there was no other damage. They called me an ambulance and had my ass carted over the the nearest hospital. Which was just down the road a few miles. I didn't even know it was there.

Everyone kept asking me if I was feeling lightheaded or dizzy. I kept telling them I'm too stubborn to faint. Which is true. I've never past out. Still holding onto the record, thank you very much.

So I got to chat with the friendly guys in the ambulance while trying to not think about that fact I might have permanently damaged my hand.

The sentence, "I'm an artist" kept getting told to every person who talked/looked at me and it wasn't until the specialist came in to see, did the look of pity not shown up. He had me move my fingers and did some strength tests and after a few pokes at the wound told me that I was fine and I'd just missed the main tendon that runs along my ring finger. After the X-rays came back showing there was no glass in the wound, the doc finally stitched me up.

That was not fun either. Whatever is used to numb you up, stings like hell for the first few minutes. Worst thing I'd felt all day!

So I'm home now, I've got four stitches and my right hand looks like something out of "The Mummy". From time to time my hand hurts like hell and now it's starting to itch....yeah for healing. I've got limited use out of it, like mu forefinger and thumb, but I'm trying to keep it mobile. I want this to heal and be fine....Gonna have one hell of a pretty scar when this is all said and done.

So personal tip for everyone, drinking glasses do not make good percussion devices. Pay attention to everything you are doing at the time and do not bash glasses together while holding them....very bloody bad idea!

  • Mood: Hurt
  • Listening to: my left hand type
  • Watching: my left hand type
  • Eating: painkillers
  • Drinking: Chai


Little Red by BelovedUnderwing
Little Red
G330 Graphic Illustration

I chose a hypothetical book cover for a modern telling of the fairytale “Little Red Riding Hood”. I thought to use a major city for the background, a girl in a red hoodie and jeans, with wolf imagery incorporated into either the city, the shadows or just having a wolf present.

This took me about 18 hours total, over the course of three weeks in class to create.
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kCat106 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2015  Professional Digital Artist

Senrigan-Taki Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
Happy Birthday!
BelovedUnderwing Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thank you!!
shamus-celtic-heart Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014
so this year a big group of us went to the Faire for my birthday tradition. one of my good friends was making eyeballs over my shoulder and I turned around and saw it was you. I got all flustery and they tried to get me to walk up and say "hi" needless to say I chickened out...>.>
BelovedUnderwing Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014  Professional General Artist
Bwahahahaha! *achem*, there is no real need for that, but thank you for telling me, you've defiantly lifted my sprites today! Your birthday, eh? Did you and the friends have a good time and get stuffed on faire food and laugh yourselves silly all day? Which weekend was it at faire?
shamus-celtic-heart Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014
we had a lovely time as always. 3rd year of tradition. it was romance weekend, the weekend before the 30th of September.

I mostly got flustered because walking up and going "oh hey all those years ago you walked into the PetSmart in Polaris with a DA shirt on? yea I was your cashier" crying out loud I visit the Knights every year and still get tongue tied.
glad I made your day however :)
BelovedUnderwing Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014  Professional General Artist
That is great to hear! The 30th of September is my Mom's birthday as well!!

While I am flattered as can be, faire is just the place for that kind of introduction or reintroduction! I've had several peoples come up and mention dA or meeting me outside of faire, over the years. I also get a bunch of adults wanting to introduce me to their wee ones that have been looking for "the fairy" since they got there. I had one little girl want to take me home and keep me!

So next year say HI!!! We'll get you a cider and have a good time celebrating your B-day!!
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monokene Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014  Student Artist
Wow, your costumes are stunning:squee: 
BelovedUnderwing Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014  Professional General Artist
:D Thank you!!
SilverWolfsRose Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I absolutely love your work! The clothes, the jewelry, everything! I wish I was talented enough to make some of those outfits, but then again fabric and I don't get along. lol Yasuko Takasu (Fangirling) [V1] 
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