a repeating image of a deer running against a forested backdrop

herd of fruits

eight or ten creatures writing poetry and haphazardly philosophizing

hello! iz am the herd, an assortment of creatures and fruits doing poetry and media analysis and critique (amongst other things). mour pronouns vary critter to critter (it/its is the safest bet), and iz also use this set of first/second person neopronouns that iz would guess have already tripped you up a bit :3 . here they are conjugated with comparison:

iz/umz/mour/mours                    uz/uz/uzr/uzrz
           i/me/my/mine                        you/you/your/yours

 

(iz don't stress over people actually using the second-person set, iz get that for many it's a different new engagement with the malleability of language. iz always appreciate when folk make an effort with it, though.)

so with personal introductions out of the way, you may be wondering, what are mour artistic endeavors? what sort of creations might you be supporting through this comradery page? well! first off, there's mour itch.io page, where you can check out mour two released poetry collections entering existence (2020) and those lands of mourning (2023). and then here is a rundown of mour current projects:

 

rats on a ship

a short, solo ttrpg project about being unwelcome where you find yourself, where continual rising tension is paired to a gruesome and inevitable release. players control a colony of rats snuck aboard a vessel at sea, vying for scraps from its murderous crew. stick to the shadows, avoid traps and poisons, scrap with crewmates, spoil larders, and seek divinity.

 

folks on third street

mour first at-length piece of writing! a sprawling maze of surrealist short stories only vaguely understandable as a cohesive storyline, mostly from the perspectives of different system members in a plurality struggling to survive as fresh faces in a new town that's already well and truly rotten..... featuring a swell of characters such as someone's daughter, that-which-butchers, one and the other, grave soil, and the oracle and her two assistants.

 

hymns of the herd

a prompt-based daily poetry project that iz used to host on twitter before elon brought that corner of the internet to shit, and which has been on hiatus while iz have worked and recovered from those lands of mourning, mour most recently published collection.

 

the heavy lifting of beginnings

the video essay project that izm picking away at! iz thought itd be fun and silly to have mour first  feature video be about the startings of things and also have it effectively function as mour channel intro video. slow-going as there's a lot of self-teaching going on here!

 

what else about umz is meaningful to know..... izm mostly 26, and work on mour art quite slowly as izm easily fatigued disabled and also live on a small farm with goats and a flock of chickens/ducks/turkeys (creatures with a creatures... can you believe it?). izm white, autistic, a dykefag.... iz worship o fortuna and great mother gaea.... gd iz dont know how one brands themself lmao.

oh, iz also do a fair bit of nature photography that iz might post here on occasion! here's a few recent shots that izm quite proud of :3

a flock of ducks numbered in the hundreds, backdropped by a great expanse of evening sky as they rest and feed and soar about a partially frozen river. a forest runs along one bank and a power plant sits atop the othera flock of ducks numbered in the hundreds, backdropped by a great expanse of evening sky as they soat about and rest and feed along a partially frozen river. a forest runs along one bank and a power plant sits by the other

 

a bridge at night, crossing over a squat, rushing dam and lit only by its few lampposts a bridge at night, crossing over a squat, steady-churning dam and lit only by its few lampposts 

 

finally, if you'd like, you can check out mour personal website on neocities, read mour collections and subscribe to mour feed on itch.io, and follow umz on tumblr or cohost. thanks for checking umz out! iz hope you have a good day ahead of you :3

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