this is what it feels like [CW: illness, body horror illustration]

Symptom: Bargaining

the figure is in the ocean surrounded by swells. Their head and shoulders are darkly colored and the body is somewhat visible in cool grey tones between the water surface textures. A wave crashes behind the figure, turning into foam as it reaches the critical point. The water is highly textured and has perspective. The sea foam and highlights have shimmer in them.

Symptom: Bargaining

Also, it’s my birthday! Happy birthday, me. Hopefully when this publishes I will be by the ocean.


Trial of playing with scanning:

The same art piece, but to its left and bottom are wavy dark blue, black, and sea foam abstract shapes and textures.

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  1. Buffy Leigh (she/they) June 28, 2024

    @illmarks Hope you had a lovely birthday by the ocean! 🌊

  2. Tyler Cohen June 29, 2024

    @illmarks happy birthday to you!

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