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"But I don't want to go among mad people," Alice remarked.
"Oh, you can't help that," said the Cat: "we're all mad here. I'm mad. You're mad."
"How do you know I'm mad?" said Alice.
"You must be," said the Cat, "or you wouldn't have come here."

I'm Quinn Capes-Ivy. I'm your average twentysomething queer and transgender parent, radical feminist, mentalist, cripple, emotionally unstable, arrogant, self-absorbed, narcissist. I have one spouse, two ex-fiancés and a kid not fathered by any of them. I have diagnoses coming out of my ears. Life is a constant battle between me and my hair. One day I'll be rich and famous, but I don't know what for yet. I drink altogether too much tea and am addicted to my electronic cigarette. I love body modification of all kinds. If I could be an animal, I'd be a rat. I have the world's most awesome and inspiring family and friends. I like to sleep in of a morning. Trying to be the best damn person I can be.


deviantART Birthday

Journal Entry: Sat Jul 20, 2013, 12:07 PM

Today marks exactly NINE YEARS since I first joined deviantART. I've been a user on and off since then, usually corresponding with my mental health issues; when I'm very mentally unwell I tend to write more, strangely, and then when I get well again I pootle off and get on with real life. 

This time, though, I'm back for good and really trying to integrate myself, trying to become a useful member of the deviantART community. I truly love this website, I love everything about it really, especially what its members have done for me and my writing over the years. I hope to become one of those members who is truly valued!

Can you believe that on 20th July 2004, when I first signed up for deviantART, Wee Chum didn't even exist yet? Can you believe I was still living with my parents, in a house that isn't even their home any more? 

Between then and now, I've left my parents' home for my own place (nearly eight years I've lived here now!) had two failed relationships, had Wee Chum, worked and lost several different jobs (some paid and some voluntary), had two mental illnesses diagnosed, become physically disabled and learned to embrace my limitations, come out as transgender and met and married Jesse (my spouse)! Phew! And all this time I've been writing about it all - sometimes here in the form of poetry, sometimes on my LiveJournal (yes, some of us still use LJ!).

I'm so grateful to deviantART for being here for me for the past nine years, and hopefully it'll still be around in another nine. Wee Chum will be nearly seventeen by then, and I will be approaching forty. And hopefully I'll still be writing, and who knows - maybe he'll be a member here by then, too.

Take care everyone, and thanks for reading.

Journal History

If I published a hold-it-in-your-hands book of poetry, would you buy it? 

3 deviants said Only if it contained some new material.
2 deviants said Yes, definitely.
1 deviant said Only if it contained all new material.
No deviants said Not under any circumstances.



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AVisionOfphotos Mar 27, 2014  Student Photographer
Dont you just love random Deviant XD
= 1 fave and a Watch its your lucky day :D
:woohoo: :party: :iconcakelickplz: !!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!! :iconcakelickplz: :party: :woohoo:

It's January 4th which means it's that time of the year again and your special day is here! We hope you have an awesome day with lots of birthday fun, gifts, happiness and most definitely, lots of cake! Here's to another year!

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AnimeNo1Fan Jan 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
not-an-emo-girl942 Dec 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the :+fav:!
ghostlove Dec 17, 2013  Student Writer
You're welcome! :)
Blaise-Katzchen Nov 17, 2013  Student General Artist
You... are amazing. <3
ghostlove Nov 18, 2013  Student Writer
Wow, thanks! What brought that on? :love:
Blaise-Katzchen Nov 18, 2013  Student General Artist
Your very welcome :D

Haha. Well, I made a post looking for good/interesting poets and i was referred to your page. Naturally, i started reading some of your poetry and WOW!They blew my mind! :O

Idk, you just seem like an extremely interesting person (in a good way) and you are one seriously fucking talented writer! I'm starting to make a list of my favourite writers/poets and you are the first (well second, but first who isn't a friend of mine =P) to go on that list. 

Thank you for sharing such amazing work on here! I'll definitely be reading any new work you upload :)

Have you ever considered publishing your work if you haven't already? 
ghostlove Nov 30, 2013  Student Writer
What an intensely flattering and cheering comment! I would love to publish, but I... I guess I don't have the confidence in my ability to do so that you seem to have! ;)
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Nichrysalis Nov 11, 2013  Student Writer
How was I not watching you? :evileye: :)
ghostlove Nov 11, 2013  Student Writer
TheFinalHikari Aug 31, 2013   General Artist

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