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Teddy by usedbooks
My new rex rat. He's roughly 5 months old. I'm currently going through some difficulties introducing him to my other rats, but he's a really sweet guy.
Zzzz by usedbooks
Some of the layouts from my webcomic. I've started getting into this pattern. :P The Z is, at times, very very obvious.
Old Guys Oct 2014 by usedbooks
Old Guys Oct 2014
My old guys looking adorable today. All of them were in the pile (Gunther is under his nekkie brothers), but my oldest Jacuzzi woke up and waddled to the cage door for scritches.

That's BRR Rincewind (20 months) at the back, CU Ziggy (26 months) at front, and the nekkies are Simon and Beemo (20 months).
UB Collage by usedbooks
UB Collage
I sifted through 1K+ pages of my webcomic ( ) for favorite moments to include in a collage. I made this design to be used on products for gifts, so I tried to get it at a good size/resolution for reasonable printing.


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Stuff to know about me:

~I am a single and in my early 30s.
~I have a master's degree in biology.
~I am a seasonal park guide/interpreter, in search of full-time employment.
~I am a middle child, my brother and sister are my best friends.
~I grew up in WV, and I miss the mountains and the snow.
~My hobbies are writing and photography. I also raise rats and love genetics.
~I love comedies, adventure movies, and whodunnits.
~I like to play RPG and adventure games as a group activity. :)

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plymayer Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014
Okay!  How was the move?  Which critters did the move with you?  How are things at the park?  Are you at the light house or a different location?   
usedbooks Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Things are doing fine.

My RV had three things broken when I set up, a pipe, the toilet, and the LP regulator. It cost nearly $600 and several days of discomfort, phone calls, etc. to fix. I pretty much have no money until I get a paycheck.

I brought my two youngest male rats, Tulio and Miguel, with me. My parents plan to bring my cat Lily to me in a week or so. (She would have hated all the repair guys in and out.)

Right now, I'm working on a few sign/interpretive exhibit projects. I will be stationed at the new visitor center in Beaufort once it opens at the end of April. It's on the busiest street in a fairly bustling tourist town 30 minutes drive away. So, it will be a much different kind of job. -- Usually given to a higher grade employee. I'm still paid the GS 04 wage, but I look forward to having more duties and responsibilities. Plus, it will be a 40 hour work week with some Sunday pay, so I'm happy for that.
plymayer Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014
Must feel a bit like an adventure.

Sounds like they are evaluating you for more.
slowdog294 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Professional General Artist
Meet the Superintendent of
Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Ranger Dale A. Ditmanson
usedbooks Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very insightful! Thanks for sharing.
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