I get it. I post a LOT of natural history and biology and basic anatomy lessons and even just cute animals with old illustrations.
It’s kind of the reason I’ve looked at breaking apart the two blogs for years, but in the end I decided I really like having them together. There’s so much in the natural world that bled into medical history, and so much medical history that was discovered by the polymaths and zoology geniuses of the time.
We didn’t know a ton about medicine back then. We didn’t know a ton about the natural world back then. It was an age of discovery and I love every one of them.
But it’s not everyone’s cup of tea.
I tag most things to a point of near-excess. It makes things easy to find. If adding one more tag means making it easy to never find for some people, no big deal.
It’s more a matter of me remembering or not. I won’t for a while, most likely.
And hey, in the end, some people might really wanna see “genital horror”! And then they can search by that tag! :D
Heh, yeah, I suppose it is a “niche” interest. I do quite love it, though.
The natural history part of the blog is less interesting…I’ve always loved animals (I was originally in school to become a veterinarian), and my mom had an old Audubon book to identify the birds at our feeder, when I was a kid. From that book I learned about tons of other animals, and re-encountered old natural history illustrations in my quests for old medical illustrations. They were too awesome not to learn more about and subsequently share, so I did what I have here…and seek to do much more in the future ^^
Learn broadly, and with passion.
Ahh, yes, I will try to post more in the next week or so - and then get back to regularly posting my own stuff again soon. Promise. But I can only promise I’ll try. I’ve been hurting less, but becoming more apathetic and depressed over the past month, and I’m trying to work through it.
It’s been six weeks to the day since my “baby” (alright, yes, he was fully an adult and at least 8” taller than me) brother was killed in a bike accident.
He was a guiding figure in my life. Rarely (if ever) a best friend, but a constant friend - and antagonist. When he was disappointed in me I felt like I had to do better just to prove him wrong. When he was proud of me or impressed by something I’d done, it meant more than any perfect grade or compliment from our parents did.
I miss my brother. He loved the fact that I had a rather successful blog, even if he wasn’t the type to be terribly interested in this stuff. He still expressed happiness when I reached new milestones here.
I’ll get through this. I’ll keep blogging. It just might take a few more weeks to get back into the swing of things, okay?
Yes. I be back soonish. Here’s an apology Nyan Shark.
Big things are coming…
Ok, nothing huge, but a large makeover for the layout (don’t worry, it’s still gonna be easy to navigate), and inclusion of an “Ephemeral Scraps” Flickr stream link for all of you who have been looking for more content with less commentary. This blog won’t be posting those pics (I like having my sometimes-pointless commentary here!), but there have been enough requests that I figure it wouldn’t hurt to have a place to upload related sets of images from time to time.
Expect everything to be finished by the New Year. I’m also working on some new scripting for Cabbaging Cove, but that stuff’s a lot simpler.