Happy Pride Month! Just under the wire, but someone's got to bring up the rear in every celebration. I'm rather ashamed that I've never done anything for this occasion before. It really feels like something that's owed. And a great excuse to do something colorful again! Getting me used to my new art programs. I've been experimenting with Clip Studio Paint and Photoshop Elements. I was worried about the latter, but it's pretty much on par with my old copy of PS5. Progress!
Everyone pictured is some flavor of LGBTQ+. Zandra has long since acknowledged her bisexuality, though she finds that she generally prefers women. Betty does too, though she's definitely pansexual. Jerry and Daryl have been happily married for several centuries. Michelle mostly keeps to herself, still harboring particular feelings concerning her gender, though she identifies as a woman. The background characters are mostly succubi (first appearing in the related File From the Stone Society), some of whom chose to transition, though others are more "vanilla" vampires whose stories have yet to be told. I might have left out some other folks of the Wooden Castle era, but they're having a social event in the trees here and not everyone can fly, y'know?
Guess we're all being more social lately! I hope you had a nice June. And I hope you have a nice life, whatever kind of skin you're in, and that you're proud. Watch out for that heat, eh? And let's be really good to each other, no matter who we are. Remember, COVID is still a problem, and the world's always a harsh place for somebody somewhere.
And thanks for waiting while I work stuff out. Things are getting on a more even keel (my new computer only shuts down unexpectedly when there's a total woodland power outage). Another Tale From the Wooden Castle is in the works, and I'm premiering a new model of Zandra's gown. You can kind of see it here. What do you think? Better? Wait'll she stands up with it. I'll perfect that infernal dress if it kills me. Or even if it doesn't!
(Edit, 7/02: Some commenters helpfully pointed out to me that rainbows work a bit differently than I thought, so I re-rainbowed things a smidge. The original version of the picture can be downloaded below, if you’re so inclined.)