A Bundle Of Slime ๐ŸŒ

It is with great joy and bafflement that I announce… I am a snail mother again!

To be 100% accurate, whether this is an accident or on purpose remains to be seen. If they are Cornu Aspersum, I goofed and missed a clutch. If they are Otala Lactea, I also goofed and missed a clutch but in the sense that it was a clutch I absolutely wanted to save and raise. Iโ€™ve been trying hard to breed my milkies, just one clutch, with no luck. And I guess they managed it. Iโ€™m 99% sure these are milks.

They suddenly hatched in a tank that had had no snails for like three weeks. I freaked. This tank had soil and a million tiny corners for babies to hide in. It was so hard to get as many as I could. Immediately I fed and watered them. And now Iโ€™m crossing my fingers.

If they are Cornu Aspersum then they are the last children of my very ailing last snail from my original group, who is still alive but barely. Like the two remaining milk snails, he is finally mite free, but terribly weak. I think they are most likely the children of the two milkies who had been mating right before switching tanks. I checked the soil, but still, clearly I missed them.

So itโ€™s good news? Maybe? They managed to hatch so Iโ€™m gonna give them their best shot. ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™€๏ธ

Iso Story Time Coloring Page: Time Out

I can’t tell you how excited I was to work on this Iso Story Time Coloring Page after Tato gave me the go ahead to edit the line art! So yeah just FYI the original is different, you can (and should!) get it here: https://www.furaffinity.net/view/38273904/

Thank you Tato for this lovely coloring page!

My Purple Milk! – ๐ŸŒŸ Sticker Chart ๐ŸŒŸ Prize

The July winner of the ๐ŸŒŸ Sticker Chart ๐ŸŒŸ prize (which you can earn by participating lots and getting stickers AKA xp) was Cuddlewoozle! This is based on a little inside joke. These freebies are a little delayed, as I’ve been too busy with commissions.

You can join my Discord and earn prizes too! Please note my server is not an ageplay server and the rules reflect that, so read them carefully. https://discord.gg/4MTahXs (๐Ÿ”ž NO MINORS!)

๐Ÿ„ Artwork is ยฉ 2022 by Marina Neira McKinzie. You may NOT copy, color, reference, repost or use this artwork in any way or claim it as your own. Only the commissioner/giveaway winner & those featured in the artwork may repost with credit and following my Terms of Use.

Working On Myself ๐ŸŽ

Ok so Iโ€™m gonna put a big โ— CONTENT WARNING โ— here since I know that the topic of eating/body image is a huge trigger for some people so please do not read the rest of this post if you have body image issues / eating disorders / related triggers. Especially because I include some negative talk about myself and Iโ€™m fine with that but I donโ€™t want anyone else to feel bad.

Iโ€™ve been avoiding this topic on my blog, even though itโ€™s in my mind so much of the time and it really just tortures me, because I worry about upsetting friends. I wonโ€™t talk about this often, but please let me have this post. Don’t click read more if this topic will upset you. Iโ€™d hate to lose followers for something I gave fair warning on.

CW: Body image, dieting, calorie counting and the like. ๐Ÿ’ง

Continue reading Working On Myself ๐ŸŽ

Baby Boy and Corrosive

I made this badge for my friend Nate out of an old YCH I had. The badge itself is shaped around the character with a plain background but I wanted something a little jazzier for online posting. ๐Ÿถ

๐Ÿ„ Artwork is ยฉ 2022 by Marina Neira McKinzie. You may NOT copy, color, reference, repost or use this artwork in any way or claim it as your own. Only the commissioner/giveaway winner & those featured in the artwork may repost with credit and following my Terms of Use.

I Picked You A Flower, But I Ated It [Art by Toddlergirl]

I am SO utterly over the moon to have won one of Toddlergirl‘s stream sketches yesterday! Though I also feel very bad because I was out half the day and feeling too poorly the other half to be at my computer and actually catch the stream. It’s rare that I win anything, so this really made my day! Sammy drew Albins and he looks so darling in her style. I can’t wait to color this!

Burger and Movie Night ๐Ÿ” ๐ŸŽฅ

Well, it was supposed to be burgers and board games with friends but that didnโ€™t pan out. However we had a perfectly wonderful day. Christopher took me to the mall for a walk. It was at his suggestion, and with that being a rare occurrence, I jumped on it despite my cramps.

I even brought Turrรณn along but I didnโ€™t get any photos of her. I was a bit too under the weather (just physically though.) But we stopped at Build-a-Bear and got some panties for her. ๐Ÿ™Š

Later we had coffee and a snack and watched a documentary on Action Park. I worked on a commercial commission while watching.

The documentary was great, very fascinating stuff. I think it is the third documentary on the subject that we have watched, and my favorite so far. Here’s a trailer if you haven’t heard of it. There’s also other documentaries on the topic available on YouTube:

Then we had burgers, and watched The Muppets (not the newest show but the one before that) and then we watched Face-Off (which made me realize I really donโ€™t like action movies, but Christopher enjoyed it so much that I still had a great time.) Worked some more on commissions and then just cuddled.

Thatโ€™s kind of it. Nice quality time with husband, good food, just a nice time. My cramps are pretty bad but I expect tomorrow Iโ€™ll be feeling much better.

Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend!

๐Ÿฆ‹ Marzi ๐Ÿฆ‹

This is my Gotz doll, Marzi. Sheโ€™s just a little bigger than your average AG doll, and the only doll I have (I donโ€™t count dolls of licensed characters). As is often the case with my toy companions, she is named after a favorite food of mine, in this case, marzipan. ๐Ÿ™ˆ

Iโ€™ve had Marzi for a couple of years now, and wanted her for so long before I could have her, that at the time, Tacky (takinoue on FA) even drew me getting her in the mail (though I couldnโ€™t have her and wouldnโ€™t for some time):

You can tell this is older because itโ€™s from way before I switched to my current fursona. ๐Ÿ˜‰

When I did get Marzi, she was a little dream of a doll. Ball jointed and just gorgeous, especially for a play-doll. I got her a little My Little Pony dress and bow, which were cute enough on her. But then I couldnโ€™t connect with her for some reason.

I think itโ€™s because dolls need to be more old fashioned for me to connect with them, and Marziโ€™s dress made her anything but that. So, eventually, she went into storage.

Recently though, I found the perfect dress, the perfect shoes, the perfect accessories. And with it all put together, it worked! Now she sits in permanent display in my library, looking to me as though she could have escaped from any of my childrenโ€™s books. She feels like a suitable companion to my bears. ๐Ÿ’•