Ever since I started blogging, I’ve consistently run into an idea that goes something like this: “I have real family and real friends, so my blogging community is meaningless to me.”
I can’t get behind that sort of thinking. Community is what you make of it. Family is where you find it. Friends span generation, race, religion, and creed– why not distance? Everybody poops, after all.
I’m not saying we should act like blogging is the end-all-be-all of the world, because it’s not by any stretch of imagination. It is however, for many of us, a home.
I was looking through my media library and realized it reads more like a family album than anything else, so even though this is the sort of post that brings down the internet in size– I want you guys to see yourself the way I see you.
These are our fun and games, our inside jokes, and little celebrations. This is us. This is a community by any definition, and a family by most. This is 400 reasons why I call you family, and stand by that definition.
If you’re new here– welcome. I can’t wait to see your face, passion, or humor reflected below. If you’re a golden oldie– I hope this gallery brings a smile to your face, the way compiling it brought a smile to mine.
And either way… much love to you.
Misha Burnett – mishaburnett.wordpress.com
Lion! – shadozablog.wordpress.com
iCare! – hermindmouth.wordpress.com
Bob, Buddy, Frankie
This was definitely one of my favorite Rarasaur-games.
This dinosaur watches his friends catch butterflies and says, “Guys, this is not a good idea. They will bite us in our sleep!” See? Dinos are paranoid by nature. Source : SoftPorcupine
Look at that! Nearly all my fingers are showing! Ignore the “der” look. Ignore it, I said.
Crazy! – purplerosemary.com
2012 was the year for my least favorite type of bad news– the sort that is given to you when you’re still naked. I was reading the news in the bath when I learned that my beloved Rygel died. I was stepping out of the shower when I heard about the Newtown tragedy.
“Sand Rawr” – by YAK
Flash the Cat – Not a blogger, yet, but always an adventurer
Real mail plays a big part in my life. This particular notice is for my best friend’s upcoming wedding!
Introvert! – darkstarburning.wordpress.com
A family photo — because that’s how we roll.
Everything and more! – gloriousmettle.wordpress.com
I often use webcam photos because the pixelation distorts my skin anyway. Thus, I can keep from photoshopping or fussing.
Georgia O’Keeffe – Rust Red (Unicorn) Hills
Eggers, that’s Chickenist!
Love to you, sweetlings. Love to you.
I called him Donald.
Eccentric! – ponderingspawned.com
This is why the world should be happy that I decided not to be a math teacher.
Johnny snapped this picture just for me! (aprayerlikegravity.wordpress.com)
If you didn’t get a chance to read my blog, this is it in 200 words or less.
Speaking of crazy, why isn’t monkeyPenguin a meme?
I asked Nephew #3 what kind of dinosaur this is. He said it was a cheesaurus. I asked what kind of dinosaur a cheesaurus is, and he said, “The kind that used to make grilled cheese.” Well played, Nephew #3. Well played.
Purnimodo – purnimodo.wordpress.com
Dave bought me this ant pendant from DiamondMike, and I’ve worn it to work everyday since. This is my normal work outfit– long sleeve blazer and black pants. The ant is a natural ruby and I love it for a few reasons– one, I’m allergic to ants so it’s a reminder about the beauty of something I normally fear. Two, it reminds me of something Dave wrote to me once that I’ve always loved. “When I move, I don’t want to be stepping backwards, or crushing an art, or spinning in a circle. I want to move forward, towards better things.” – Grayson Queen
Rarasaur Meets Twitter!
Tracy – fecthis.wordpress.com/
Looking towards the future!
The Geek Anthropologist – thegeekanthropologist.com
Go away, chicken. We’re done with that schtick now.
Rembrandt – Danaë (loves her Unicorns)
This is what I plan to wear to the apocalypse. I’m thinking all camouflaged tactical gear with a Zelda sword to keep me safe. The bow tie is because, if one big thing I’ve learned from the good Doctor Who is: just because a story is coming to an end doesn’t mean you can’t look fabulous.
Back in the day…
Pressers don’t let Pressers spend Christmas alone.
Salvador Dali – Melting Clocks (and Levitating Unicorns)
Ignore the fact I already messed up a few of them. Oh yeah, and I added glitter to one.
Pablo Picasso – Don Quixote (and his Unicorn)
Perdita the Cat – Not a blogger, but definitely a diva
Multi-Tasker! Mess-Maker! – rarasaur.wordpress.com
Oops, look like Queen played a bit of an invisibility trick on us in this one.
Writer-Nerd! – graysonqueen.wordpress.com
Feel free to nab it if you want it. 🙂
Halloween 2012. I dressed as Liz X from Doctor Who. My mom helped me make the cape and never once said I was perhaps too old to dress up.
Our Buck, and some of his warrior scars.
I call this one the Rara of Liberty. Cheers to you, my friends.
This is me wearing a tiny green dress that I found at a mall kiosk. It has little silhouettes of kitties everywhere, and looked amazing on me. Just kidding, I didn’t buy it– I completely chickened out of wearing something so different from my norm. That’s why in this picture, I’m in fantasy land. When I came back for the dress, it was gone. This was the moment that I decided I was going to have a bright 2012, full of happy choices and little green dresses, even if I did miss out on this one.
This is for you.
Dave wants us to make a mug with this design for our next candle, which is my theory is to how weird mugs end up in thrift shops.
SuperKat – superkatwins.wordpress.com
It’s harder to get your thumb and fingers in a picture than you’d think. And my thumb is apparently outrageously too long to do the sleek hand pose that NotAPunkRocker did. Or else maybe I just couldn’t figure it out. So I jumped to the conclusion that I needed to hold onto something. Then Dave pointed out I was still in my ratty robe and my thumbs still weren’t showing. Thanks, Dave.
Big Media: “Bloggers are not supportive of the new bill…”
Percival Patchwork, Esq
“Rara’s Essence” – L.L.R
House Elf! – diaryofahouseelf.wordpress.com
Edgar Degas – Dancers (and a unicorn) Practicing at the Barre
Monica! – fibot.wordpress.com