Nov. 28th, 2015 01:26 am
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Aaaaaand fast-forward 6 years later, I'm separated, single mom, and living life and art and writing to the fullest and ... Missing you all so much. I've been re-reading stuff, lurking, and itching to write more. 
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I HATE foreshortening, and I HATE hands, and I HATE legs.

Can you tell ?

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So my husband is playing pokers with buddies (gosh knows he deserves it after putting up with me! :D), and I want to draw him something.  Since he has this strange new fetish for the elf girl on Knights of Bloodsteel (with fangs!  I don't know.), I thought to draw him something ridiculously sexy.  So far, this is what I came up with.  Not quite where I want it to be yet, but getting there.  Click for bigger picture.

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 I have a whole night to myself where I can write and draw ... and I have freaking bronchitis.  However, it is a mild case and I can still moderately stay seated staring at a computer for a while.  But inspiration might lack.  We'll see.

Snape Meme

Aug. 20th, 2009 11:46 pm
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10 things we don't know about Snape.

1. He suffers from insomnia, which in turn might be caused by anxiety that only manifests itself at night, when alone with his thoughts.
2. He likes peanut butter and cheese wiz.  Together.  Insanely.
3. He doesn't wear any underwear because he hates the constricting feel of them when he walks.
4. He enjoys music that has a very upbeat tempo to it, beats that make him want to take dance classes, even though he never, never, EVER, will.
5. He owns a 68 Mustang Fastback and likes to take it out for a spin whenever he feels like walking away from his Wizarding duties.  This one flies, of course.
6. He loves spicy foods and tends to spice up anything he eats with chopped habanero peppers.
7. He hates cats.
8. His animagus is, ironically, a very flat-faced, dour-looking persian cat.  He tries not to use it as often as possible.
9. He has fantastic bartending skills.
10. His favorite book is the Little Prince and his favorite line is : "You become responsible, forever, for what you have tamed."  He thinks this is meaningful, somehow, even if he cannot explain it.
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Meet Max Jones. A 12 year old Canadian boy who believes that SOME news is good news. Meet the future, a boy who has assembled his team, who has created something lovely and needs to be encouraged.

Weekend News Today

Way to go, Max.
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Gacked from [personal profile] ariestess :

The BBC believes most people will have read only 6 of the 100 books here. How do your reading habits stack up?

Top 100 Books Meme )
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Have to get up for work ...
                                     ... so tired of the routine, the traffic, the taxi-ing, the stress ...
It gets me out of the house ...
                                     ... pays the bills, keeps food on the table, allows us a roof ...

I have an intense desire to see people ...
                                     ... my social circle is shrinking, too needy, too demanding, too dependent ...

My husband is tired all the time ...
                                                   ... the illness, the pills, the hernias, the workload because his wife is tired and anxious ...
He chides me for not wanting to do anything ...
                                                                      ... i chide him for keeping me, holding me, kissing me, loving me ...
The kids are demanding ...
                                       ... needy, defenseless, beautiful, honest, overwhelming, horrifying, cruel, loving, my soul, my life, they need me ...

Pressure on the shoulders and the back ...
                                                              ... I tire of holding up my world, my air, my life, my things, my soul ...

I cry in my sleep ...
                          ... because no-one should see me cry during the day.
But this is not a cry for help ...
                                           ... a bit of words to release the soul, let the words cry for me, my pain etched out and not etched in ...
Sleep now ...
                  ... a little more contended, perhaps.  Cuddle, stretch, yawn, smile ...
                                                                                                                         ... drift.

... have to get up for work.

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I'm still writing feverishly!! Snape is back :D

In the interim, visit these crazy cool hairstyles ... I want the bunny and the stag!!
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I had the most intense, vivid dream of Snape last night. So much so that I remembered it fully upon waking up this morning and had no need to write the details. The dream began fairly cryptic (as dreams often do), but there was one clear detail: I was Hermione. For some odd reason, I was on a chairlift running over a very old and quaint ski village. I was sitting next to Wyatt Kaine (of Tin Man), and we were discussing mundane topics as we were flying off to who knows where. At some point I do remember closing my eyes and bracing myself because we were lifting a little too high above the houses.

Then, the lift cascaded us (or rather just me because as this part of the dream begins, Kaine disapears) into a window, and I landed in a very old dusty library, where Snape was perusing a rather huge section on occult books. He turned around, saw me and had this really brilliant smile. Which was odd, because even in the dream I thought this wasn't right. And then he just started rambling on about such and such (I don't really recall what he was going on about), then simply stopped and stared at me.

At which point Harry came in and told me to back off, Snape had turned quite demented and was a dangerous man.

As dreams are wont to do, this particular event didn't last very long and I was now creeping into a very dark bedchamber, with instructions on the door to close and lock it after me. Snape was in bed (I assume it was Snape, all I saw was this dark mass of hair over a black pillow and under black sheets) and just made a small furtive movement as I closed and locked the door. I slipped under the sheets, and JUST as he turned around to do whatever he had planned ... of course, I woke up.

Bizarre as this sounds, this really made me want to write something about Snape, because his *presence* was so intensely real it stayed with me all day. Snape was real and tangible and was completely removed from the books or the movie. I want this Snape. I want this Snape badly.
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Omg omg omg omg ... I is having a True Blood withdrawal moment. Dammit, I am NEVER up to date with shows I like, and I end up watching an entire season on DVD with no commercials and NO wait time. Now I'm actually up to date with something I love and it has to be this bad ... evil brand of new torture! Why does things we love hate on us so much?

What's MORE (because, yes, these are never isolated cases of emosery), the second season of Bones is Never. Freaking. There. when I want to rent it! AND, the Resident Evil: Archives game is all made of remake win on the Wii, BUT I went really super far and picked lots of awesomeness and killed this super hard zombie dog wanting to eat my brain and was all super happy and we LOST THE BLOODY ELECTRICITY BEFORE I COULD REACH A TYPEWRITER!


I just realized this will sound very insane to anyone who doesn't share my peculiar brand of hobbies.

In other news, I'm going camping. Yay! As much as I love technology (and it loves me, yes it does), it will so nice to get away from it for a few days. It'll make us appreciate each other all that much afterward.

Toddler Update: NO MORE DIAPERS ... No - no words. No words to describe it. Poetry! They should've sent a poet. So beautiful. So beautiful... I had no idea.
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OMG ... please view in HD and full screen ... and feel the tension and stress just ebb away in a warm liquid pool made of win.

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I've been thinking further about the sprites and I really want to get started today. Problem is, I can't find a suitable subject. I don't want to do dragons, or Pokemon-styles; I was thinking maybe wyverns, or nagas, or anything fantastic (including dragons, yet, but not exclusively).

I started on some sketches too ... and I'll probably start posting them on a website or here.

Any of you have ideas?

Oh and look up ... my floating egg hatched yesterday -- called Fleur Sanguine. Mama's so proud. :D




That is 7 artwork for each category.

Elementals (4)
Fairies (Nymphs, etc)

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Visiting all these sim-pets places has given me an uncontrollable desire to design my own sprites. I don't know what kind yet, but I would love to see what I could churn up in the colorful sprite department. Dragons have been done, as well as pokemon-like things ... maybe spritely monsters? Hmm ... or wizards and witches ... it bears study.
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Of course, I blame [personal profile] elke_tanzer entirely. I am really JUST starting, literally, so I don't have pretty dragons or hatchlings, but I have me some fine eggs hopefully going to crack soon!

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My interpretation of Madam Hooch -- just a quickie, inspired by [personal profile] ariestess .


Jul. 15th, 2009 07:21 pm
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No spoilery here as I have not seen the movie, yet. 


I know, but making it to the movies on a weekday was a lot easier when I didn't have three kids with two different set of grandparents to babysit them.

BUT, before even seeing ANYthing on the silver screen, I think I may soon be polishing those brain cells that are nurturing fledglings of Snape/Draco ...

Hmmm ...
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To understand the full meaning and force behind this video, you have to understand that in my little town, there are no such things as meteorological phenomenas such as these. To understand the mix of sheer fascination and fear, you have to understand that our thinking is "These. things. don't. happen. 5 minutes from your house". But they do. And they have.

Click your heels three times ... )
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Hubby is away tonight, son is sleeping, I want to write or draw or both and I feel mental block. /cry. I hate this feeling. I want to do sooooommething. :( Snape is being an ass and refuses to talk.

EDIT: I'm desperate. I'll take requests for quickies. :) (Draw!quickies that is)


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