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06 March 2017 @ 10:11 am
One of the things I wanted to do in this post was talk about the new change on my phone and how bad it is. But I don't have all the screen caps yet. Chris has the old version and our OS looked the same so I have to wait for him to get home to get a few more screen shots I am missing that I could not find online. The biggest loss to me is the world clock looking so bad now and being buried a well as the alarm which is part of the same program. I never used the timer or the stop watch so I don't care about those much though I'm sure they've been ruined too. The original world clock was great because you could click on "World clock" and the earth was right there. It was a grey earth but the background had constellations that were so cool. You could spin the earth and the stars moved accordingly. The cities you had were set. You didn't have to "add" anything though not all major cities where available. Florida only had Miami which was odd. When you clicked on a city the entire timezone lit up on the earth and a box showed you the time and weather and how far ahead or behind they were if it was another time zone. If you clicked in a space the timezone stayed lit up. One of my fave things was to click random cities then spin the earth in all directions to see where the time zone hit. I loved looking at the tiny pacific islands. You could zoom in and out of the earth. And one of the coolest things was it had the shadow of night and day. I would constantly check to see if the sunset was coming or which of my friends had night already or day. I didn't even check the time most of the the time. I just loved seeing where the edge of night and day was all around the globe. It was my fave app.

Now when you click on the clock not only are all the thumnails for apps terrible but it's a blank page. I had to add a city so I added Miami and THEN you click that and you get the earth. The earth is this ugly flat grey and white. The sky is flat grey blue with no stars. You can't see cities from the default altitude. You have to zoom in. And when you click a city the time zone no longer is highlighted. Night and day are still there but it's been so watered down this is no longer any fun. As for the alarm it was easy. There were big numbers you scrolled like an old odometer and sent. That's now a boring simplified clock and you have to click it to get to the settings. Extra pointless clicking when before things were right on the surface. The alarm was special to me because we both used it a lot when I was recovering from surgery those first few weeks. I had it set to go off every 4 hours round the clock for my medicine. And I had a wonderful song picked for it. Luckily the songs are still there. Crossing A River is very gentle and not something that would scare me awake. It was wonderful. So for them to have changed these things I grew so fond of while I was very sick really bothers me.
Here's the ringtone/alarm tone https://youtu.be/NSDg6vrrMnc
I wonder if setting the phone back to factory would fix this mess? I don't care if I lose my texts and as for photos I can back those up easily. While looking up screen caps I saw other world clocks that were more advanced. I haven't wanted to put an email on this phone because I don't want to download anything or have an email on my phone. But now that everything is messed up perhaps I should as I'd like a nicer keyboard skin as it worse now. And maybe I should get another world clock since I'm not happy about having lost this one. I could use an email I never use just for this phone. I just don't want to be bothered when I do get any kinds of emails even spam. I don't want my phone ringing or beeping unless it's from someone I know. So that's part of my rant until I do a comparison later on with all the screen caps.

Other than that things are going well. I'm really enjoying writing outlines for all my stories. I'm feeling very creative because of it and it's nice to have my ideas laid out so I can flesh them out later. I think today I will start to work on the frames for the next page of FBTF. I'll also try to write up some idea for how the ending to UP could have been better. I love UP it's my fave Pixar movie and I really don't have any complaints about it. But I can't help but think what would happen if I gave it a happy ending for everyone. Kind of like the happy ending for Hunt for Red October that I crossed over with Jurassic Park. I am enjoying reading all your ideas too. I was telling Gamma I love how creative the raptor pack is.

Yesterday was a great day. It was a day off and though we didn't do anything amazing, I still can't anyway, it was nice to spend a whole day together. We had a nice breakfast at IHOP which I haven't done in a long time and the staff was happy to see me again. I've been gone a long time and was a regular there. We did a bit of work at the storage unit. So we threw out stuff and made small progress there. We came home and watched Groundhog day. I really like that movie and the time concepts in it. One of my fave parts is when Bill Murry breaks the pencil and the next day when the day resets the pencil is intact again. Then our friend Mike came over and took the two white couches. I'm so glad those are gone because they were taking up so much space in our living room. Our house is packed with my mother's furniture and stuff and that made a big opening. But not only that I am very happy to have made him happy. He really needed them for a friend and I know they'll be appreciated. I gave him the tons of pillows that went with them too. He was so happy and we finally felt like we paid him back for all the amazing help he's given us over the years. If we do get this new house I'm glad we won't be moving too far and can still stay in touch. That's the only thing I'll miss about moving is having him so close as a neighbor.

Then we spent the rest of the day relaxing. I've been watching Chris play Horizon Zero Dawn and so far I really like that game. When he's done I'll play it. He's been very excited waiting for it to come out. I can't wait for Mass Effect Andromeda but this game is good and I'm very curious about the story. Short version is our civilization was destroyed for some reason and machine animals rule the earth now. Our descendants live like tribals and think the machines are bad and it's forbidden to go in the old ruins. But the lead character Aloy wants to find out what happened and doesn't listen to the rules of the tribe. I must say I am just as curious as her so I really want to find out what happened to the earth. It's that kind of deep intelligent story that Chris and I love.

BTW on the opposite extreme I found a very funny short movie I want to recommend to you guys. It's totally crazy and off the wall. It's called Kung Fury and it's on Netflix. It's so cheesy bad that it's good. Basically it's about a cop that gets Kung Fu super powers. He finds out Hitler has appeared in "modern" times. This takes place in the 80's and everything is super colorful and very cool looking. So to stop Hitler Kung Fury has to go into the past but goes too far and has to get the help of Vikings and then is sent to Nazi Germany for a huge battle with the bad guys. This movie reminds me so much of my old comic Incredible Quest of Two Monsters and A Butterfly Net that I almost wonder if they read it. There are cool cars, video games, computers, dinosaurs, gods, machines ha it's so awesome really. It's so bad it's good so I highly recommend it. And it's short. Under an hour. Here's the Amazon info on it. https://www.amazon.com/Kung-Fury-Andreas-Cahling/dp/B012UOCYKC/ref=sr_1_1?s=movies-tv&ie=UTF8&qid=1488812861&sr=1-1&keywords=kung+fury
I wish it were on DVD as I prefer to have physical copies of things and not just digital downloads.

Well I'll stop here for now. I have a lot of stuff I still need to write up for my idea dumps for the Charlie stories.
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Des
28 February 2017 @ 09:58 am
So I need to take it a bit easy because of my relapse from my surgery. I don't like not being as active as I used to be. I made a follow up appointment with another doctor but it's a ways off. Soonest they could see me so we'll see how it goes. But other interesting things have been going on. I've been looking up seeds of my fave plants. I hope to be well enough to garden this year. The Tabebuia tree I planted is blooming right now. I should get a pic of it. I'm behind on pics and art because of this. I'm starting to think about rare cucurbits again. How I love that plant family. It's my fave for having such unusual fruits and vines. I'm still on the search for the rare Fluted Pumpkin that I saw years ago at Epcot. I don't know why they are the only ones in the US that seem to have it. Gosh I'd love one. Telfairia occidentalis. Too bad I don't know anyone in West Africa that could just send me seeds. I'm thinking of trying Casa Banana again though that went very badly the last few times. That may be the first seed order I put in. And yesterday I was looking up Nepenthes. Not good I shouldn't be doing that since I need to save my money.

Bullet the budgie has laid three eggs in a very strange place. They are in the food dish. I hadn't planned to breed her but the Phage line must go on so I will let her have it though it is not a proper nest. With the mess from all my mother's things in the house I don't know where the candler went so I can't check if these little eggs are fertile or not. It would be nice. I told Chris if they hatch and she can get them to 5 or 7 days I can take over handfeeding from there. I'm not well enough to set up a proper nest and cage right now so I'm just going to allow her to have this and hope for the best. I had to put in a second bowl because with her using the food dish I don't think Sandwich was getting anything to eat.

And I've also been looking up JP Jeeps. I really want to paint my Jeep in those colors. I can't wait for that but again got to keep saving up. So today is the last day of Feb. I changed all the calendars as I like to do that a day early. I have a Jeep calendar and this month's Jeep is a yellow one going through mud. That's neat.

I got Chris a new GPS as a gift. It's the same model as mine only it also has traffic. I'm so glad and he loves it now. He's put in all his addresses into it and it's much bigger and more up to date than the really old one. After driving his truck home the other day I hated how crappy that one was. The screen was dark and faded. I don't know how he could see anything on it. So yes newer one that's way better. I got him the one with Traffic because he needs that more than I do.

I paid off my cell phone the other day so now I completely own it which is a nice feeling. I think I figured out all the bugs in it and got it just how I want it. I should do a review on it sometime as I have very few negatives to say about it.

I have another sketch page half done of Fear drawings. I am not getting many ideas for what to fill in the final spaces with though so it may be a while before I finish it. I want to get back to work on comics but sitting at the computer and working with the tablet is tiring and I just can't do it yet. I hope I can get over this so I can get back to that. But for now I'm doing pencil art at least. I'm lucky to have finished the raptor for AudeS.
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Des
14 February 2017 @ 09:25 am
I had a dream about George two nights ago. Sort of. It was a bit long but now I don't remember much about it. I think I was filming a movie and had hired a great actor to play George. He looked so much like him. Only his hair wasn't quite right. Too straight and not layered and bushy enough. Other than that he was amazing. He knew how to play him and he was very nice. I wanted to always keep him in my sight because though I wasn't really lucid somehow I knew it was a dream and if I looked away or went to another room he would disappear. He sensed that I liked him and always smiled and stayed around me. I also had an actress that was pretty. I have no idea what part she was supposed to play. And that's it really. Such a short thing.
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Des
11 February 2017 @ 08:48 am
Yesterday, Chris's friend Eric came over to help us move stuff from the other house. After two failed attempts we finally found a place to rent a truck from. We went to the other house and were able to get almost everything out that's mine. We only left the large and small cabinets because they could not be carried out by only two people. I'm considering not keeping the smaller wider one. It's a shame because it's beautiful Chinese carvings on it but it's so big I just don't know where I'm going to put it in our house. The other one is delicate because of the glass. Though I just had an idea typing this. I wonder if the doors can be taken off that way it won't be so delicate? I could rent or borrow a small trailer and would just need help to get it in the trailer from some people. Getting them into our house would still be an issue though.

So we brought home the curio cabinet the other bed and the couches. The new bed is nice and much better for my back. I slept fairly well last night. The other thing I'm happy about is I did very well on this outing. I did better than my last one and didn't start to hurt til much later. Also yesterday was the first time I drove since my surgery. I drove Chris's truck since he had to return the big one. It was just a five minute drive but I did it and I'm proud of that. This morning I feel pretty good energy and pain wise so I certainly have recovered way better than when we went to the beach. I relapsed after that and was pretty bad for about three days. I'm going to take it easy today, maybe I can finally work on some art today. We'll see. Chris has the small loveseat in his room now and I think that will be great for him. We plan to rearrange the bedroom eventually so we'll see if that works out for the better or not. I'm not up for normal drives just yet but I think that if I have to go somewhere I should be able to. I think I'm on the mend finally.
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Des
05 February 2017 @ 11:03 am
So yesterday was our 21st anniversary and we went out to Gandy Beach. I'm so thankful I had strength to walk around for a good amount of time. We got there at low tied and checked out the tide pools. The day was just amazing.



We found these blobs. At first we thought they were jellyfish. But they were tethered. See the circle? There were several in the sand. Jellyfish don't dig, burrow or anchor like this. This is most likely the egg sac of a a Lugworm or some kind of marine worm. They were very cute and pretty.

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Des
03 February 2017 @ 10:10 am
Tomorrow is our 21st anniversary. I am hoping to be well enough to go out as I'd like Chris to take me to one of the beaches and to a nice restaurant. I haven't had much appetite after the surgery and I'm sick of the same chicken meal I have been eating for the last two weeks. I'd like something like a fish or seafood. I don't know how much I can walk but I'd like to walk some of the coast and enjoy some nature. Tomorrow is supposed to be sunny and beautiful. It's been cold the last few days. The only thing is it's Saturday and everyone will be doing the same thing and it likely won't be so peaceful. Not so sure taking a day off is a good idea financially but well I'd like to do something nice even if it's just going out to the coast.

My cellphone has been a good little friend for me while sick. I've enjoyed playing with the calendar. I love looking at the weather on that as I enjoy looking at the temp change. I use google maps a lot in satellite mode too to find places to visit and possibly kayak from.

Art wise I haven't done much. I have half a page of Fear sketches that are nice though and I should get around to filling the page out if I get the energy and motivation. But that's something I can't wait to get back to also. I have so many ideas I want to draw and great stories in the works. Plus came up with a short story for Fear while I was in bed I should draw one scene from as a sketch.
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Des
02 February 2017 @ 03:00 pm
Just wanted to let you guys know that are only here on my LJ why I have not posted anything. I had appendicitis and went in for surgery Jan 14th. I'm still recovering from that. Chris has been taking good care of me. I posted on DA about it here. http://thagirion.deviantart.com/journal/Was-in-surgery-659026247
I'm doing well. I'm off the medication now but still get pain, dizziness and weakness. I can walk longer now but still have a way to go. I have some good news about the house too but I'll talk about that later. I'm already tired from sitting at the computer so I must return to rest now. Just wanted to let you guys know what was happening.
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06 January 2017 @ 12:35 pm
This have been going pretty well this month. I'm still dealing with house issues though. Chris and I have been working hard to clean up our house and make room for the furniture we want to bring over here. I do want to make this house look as nice as the other house. Though there's less stuff this house might be harder because we have nowhere to put stuff. All we do is keep rotating the mess and the stuff in our house that's my mother's that didn't fit in the storage units. I ordered a two hitch for my Jeep though. The first real customization for it. Called tire kingdom but they won't install it. They got a new manager a few months ago and I have not liked him at all. He's been rude and snooty to me on sight. I don't know what his problem is. I don't believe they won't do it. It's not hard with the right tools. You remove the bumper, put it on, put bumper back on and wire through the tail lights. If I could do it myself I would but I don't have the lift, the tools or the strength. I need it done for me. So I called the dealership instead. I need to go for my first oil change and I got a recall thing in the mail. I asked if they can install the hitch and they said yes no problem. Very nice lady on the phone and so far I'm happy with the service from this place. Not as awesome as Toyota's but better than the new jerk running Tire Kingdom. I miss the old crew there that was so nice.

Anyway point of this is that with a hitch perhaps I can borrow Mike's trailer and transport some of the furniture.
Chris and I opened the NutriBullet we found at the other house and have been loving it. We've been making fruit and veggie smoothies with it and it's fun experimenting putting in different stuff. This is the version we got.
https://pegsgottado.files.wordpress.com/2013/10/nutribullet-box.jpg
There's also one that comes with all the cups but that's somewhere in storage.
Chris took the Sony soundbar from that house and has been enjoying it on his system. The playstation sounds great on it. We played Batman on it and wow it was cool the crisp sound.
And I finally got to play with the new GoPro my mother in law gave me for Christmas. I'm still getting used to it. It's different but I think I will like it way better than the old one. Biggest complaint is the screen shuts off. Perhaps that is a setting I can fix somewhere. I haven't made any movies worth uploading yet. But I will. And I finally have time so I've made some art. I finished the next page of Fear Before the Fall so it's nice to make art again. I'll post that later. And I've finally been going through my photos and can enjoy the cruise I have so few memories of. The photos and video will help me remember and finalize those memories in my mind. I've started to post those to DA and it's been very enjoyable. Almost done with the photos from the NC trip.

And good news on the laptop front. I had ordered a battery for mine that did not work right. I finally ordered another that came off the same laptop as mine this way I know it's right. They had it disclosed that it only works for a half hour. I think when new it was an hour battery. But I don't care so long as it works because I run it through the power cord anyway. I need my laptop working as I might be traveling a lot this year. More on that in a bit. Chris's laptop had lost its power cord and I was worried because that's where I had all the cruise photos. But during our clean up of the bedroom Chris found it. So now I have transferred everything to my external drive and been looking for what to upload. So now both our laptops are back in business.

So yes this year I might travel. I hope I can do a road trip to Canada in spring. April would be great to go up there for the Spring migration and to visit my friend Gamma-wings. We've been talking about me visiting her for two years now. I hope it will be this year but we'll see how finances are and things are still iffy with the house and legal stuff on this end. Chris is encouraging me to do it. He wants me to get away and that I need a real vacation. I am thankful for his support. I want to do this but part of me is afraid I admit. The whole drive into the unknown and border crossing does scare me a bit. I've already looked into all the legalities and will consult my travel agent if I do this.

The other trip may be much sooner. We have to decide if we will celebrate Feb 4 this year or Feb 14 Valentine's day. This year will be our 21st anniversary. It has to be somewhere close so within Florida so Chris doesn't miss too much work. I'm thinking I want to go to Cape Coral to go see the burrowing owls. Want to see those for my life list. So that's a possibility. I need to run this by him.

Then there's the solar eclipse this year in the United States. Might be my chance to see one in my life time. Aug 21, 2017. Here's info on it.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_eclipse_of_August_21,_2017

Looks like Carbondale Illinois is the place to be so that's where I want to go. An ugly city and I may fly there. Not worth the road trip I don't think.

Lastly I'm very likely going to Spain in the Fall. No set date yet but we'll see how that goes. So yes very exciting year.
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Des
31 December 2016 @ 10:51 pm
Want to share the last drawings that I finished this year.



This is a gift art for colonel-motivation. It's him as a raptor. I will be coloring up all members of the raptor pack. I started with this one because it is a late birthday gift.



And this is the 2016 year in review. I love how this turned out and am happy to have gotten at least one drawing done per month. You can read the description for this here. http://thagirion.deviantart.com/art/Art-Year-In-Review-2016-654486164

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Des
31 December 2016 @ 10:42 pm
I'm happy to have finished another page of Fear Before the Fall in color.


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Des
30 December 2016 @ 08:23 am
I really like filling out this meme and though I'm a day early on the 30th I want to do this now.

1. What did you do this past year that you have never done before?

Bought a new car. I bought my first used car last year in 2015 but this is the first time I have bought a new one. This year was a first for many things. Owned my own house so that makes two houses. Still need to sell that one. Also got my first cell phone. Though it took three attempts to find the right one for me and the right provider I am finally happy with my new Samsung Galaxy S7.

2. Did you keep your new years resolutions, and will you make more for next year?

I think I sucked at resolutions this year. I am not happy about failing to finish Renegade so badly. One measly page at the end of the year. But it's not like things haven't been busy this year. Yes I will make some at the end of this.

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?

No thank goodness.

4. Did anyone close to you die?

This year has been full of death for me it has been very bad. Started off by losing many of my hens to some dogs that broke into the yard. Found out an online friend was murdered that we had traded art with in the past. I miss her. Though it happened in 2015 I found out this year and I was very angry. And then my mother died in June. Though I am not upset about her passing as we had not spoken in 14 years inheriting all her problems has turned my life upside down and really screwed everything up for the last half of this year. That issue has been non stop and very tiring for me and will still go on into the new year but hopefully not very long.

5. What new states or countries did you visit. If not new did you travel for fun?

Puerto Rico. Though I have been to Puerto Rico before on a cruise with my mother that cruise sucked. We only stopped there for a few hours and my only memory is annoying shopping and McDonalds. So I was happy to go back and see the real Puerto Rico even if I only had a few hours again. I did it right this time and loved it. This cruise was very nice though I don't have too many memories of it because of all the problems going on. It was right back to work after I got home so I never was able to solidify the memories. I need to upload the photos. That will help me. Went back to St. Maarten and did a private bird watching tour. That was worth every penny. Picked up new birds for the life list there. Then we went to Fort Louis which was wonderful being up high on that mountain. It was a beautiful trip and finally I feel like I have finished with that island. And went back to Labadee Haitii. I went off on my own bird watching. It was amazing. Every bird I saw was an endemic and new for the life list. That was amazing. I also visited my friend ACTipton in NC for my birthday in July but I'll talk about that in the birthday question. Also spent a couple of days in Bradenton for our 20th anniversary. That was a nice but cold trip.

6. What would you like to have in the new year that you lacked in this past year?

Peace and quiet would be nice.

7. What dates from this year remain etched in your mind and why?

It's been a hectic ride after my mother's death. Won't ever forget that.

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?

I guess buying the Jeep. It's nice to have wheels again though I haven't used it for fun much.

9. What was your biggest failure?

It's been a bad year over all.

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?

This is the one thing I can be proud of I guess. I have had very few physical problems this year. Everything else has been bad but my health over all has been good. Very little fibro and back pains. I don't need it on top of everything. I think that would be too much so I'm happy I have been healthy. Only now this month am I getting some weakness and pain.

11. What was the best thing you bought?

My Jeep. I haven't driven in four years. I have my wings back.

12. Whose behavior merited celebration?

My friends online of course have been awesome. In real life my realator has gone above and beyond the call of duty. She's been awesome though all of this mess.

13. Whose behavior made you appalled?

This is an easy one. Shychick on DA. I hate traitors and liars. She walked out on all of us without a work. Add coward to the list that she couldn't tell it to our faces what was up. Made all of us mad for it after we had accepted her and had let her join in on our fun. That's at least 10 if not more people pissed at her. Then she came back on another account negating that she was leaving. That's the short short version of what happened. I have the whole story of course in full detail. Others have been bad this year too but she takes the cake.

14. Where did most of your money go?

Unfortunately to my other house.

15. What did you get really excited about?

I was very excited about my trip to NC.

16. What do you wish you’d done more of?

The normal things I used to do in the past years. Relax, draw, write etc.

17. What do you wish you’d done less of?

Work on this house and its other issues.

18. How did you spend Christmas?

Christmas was nice. Spent Christmas eve with Christ at home and had a very nice time. Though I hurt my eye that night and it is still bad. Christmas day we went to my inlaws and had Christmas lunch. I really enjoyed talking to my father in law about sharks and boats. We got some very nice gifts this year.

19. What was your favorite TV program?

I don't watch TV shows much but I did discover some nice documentaries I enjoyed. I liked Ray Mears Wild Australia and Wild France.

20. Did you make any enemies this year?

Yes and am very proud to have probably the record for accounts banned ever.

21. Did you read any new books. If so which did you like best?

I did read some books but nothing stood out worth mentioning. I read one on economics that was interesting and just confirmed that the way I am saving is the right way so no need to change what I am doing.

22. What was your greatest musical discovery?

Was this the year I discovered Viktorius? If so then that would be it. I'm not so sure. I don't think any bands this year but individual songs that I have related to Scary Fear were great. Songs like Divine by Dionysis, Tetrastructural Minds by Vektor, Stormcrow by Cain's Offering and a few others I can't remember at the moment that I just love.

23. What did you want and get?

A new Jeep. GoPro Hero 5 Black. Coins. I've gotten some very nice stuff this year.

24. What did you want and not get?

For all the legal stuff to be over.

25. Did you see any new movies this year? And if so which did you like best?

Nothing stuck out much this year. Didn't go to the theater much. No amazing new discoveries that I can remember of old movies either.

26. What did you do on your birthday?

My birthday was wonderful. Probably the best thing this year. Chris came with me on my trip to NC to visit ACTipton and got to rid the train for the first time. That was a fun adventure. We rented a funny little car and went to so many cool places like the raptor center, botanical gardens and other places. My actual birthday was nice. The trip itself was the gift for me. It was the last super fun thing I did before the really bad problems began.

27. What is one thing that would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?

For the legal issues to have ended sooner and in the most ideal way possible.

28. Did you meet anyone new you became good friends with?

Yes in both online and real life. Online I'm very happy to have met Rahula on DA. We've had a lot of fun talking and she's proven herself loyal to me and my friends which is highly important to me in a friendship. She's very creative and smart. I like her ideas and stories as well and she's also a good artist so great qualities all around.

In real life I made friends with a jeweler that I met. A fellow INTJ I have also enjoyed talking to him.

29. What video game obsessions did you have this year if any?

Doom. I really enjoyed that game so much I ended up creating new characters and stories for it. Unfortunately that was around the same time the whole legal stuff and mother stuff happened so that project was put on hold. I want to get back to it and keep drawing. Pyranax has a neat story that needs to be told.

30. Was your online time good, bad , same compared to last year?

Bad. There were way more jerks this year in than in previous years but I'm glad to have defeated the main ones and they have been banned. But the new people I have met always out do the bad stuff that happens on DA.

31. What hobbies did you improve, start or work more on this year? Basically how was your creativity this year?

This part was excellent. I produced some amazing art. Some of my best ever. I love my new Fear character and love that he has a nice sized fan following too. He is amazing and I have something very special with him. My Pyranax story is the same just so neat and I've made some very cool art for it. And it's not over yet. I have so many ideas for those two as well as George. Plus there are project I haven't even started yet that are just in my head so far. Like I want to do work with Jurassic Park and some dinosaur art not related to JP. Creativity has not been a problem this year. Time has been the problem.

32. Which holiday did you enjoy most this year?

My birthday. It was awesome. Chris's birthday. I got him some very cool things. I loved buying him so much neat stuff and am thankful I had the money to do it this year. And Halloween. Though we didn't really go all out on the decorations we did dress up and I carved an awesome Fear pumpkin. But I feel like I have missed out on every holiday since my birthday because of all the stuff that happened. The house is still decorated for 4th of July. I only started to take that down yesterday and will skip straight to putting up Valentine's soon since I like a full month for each holiday so I should get those up by Jan 14.

33. If there's something not by covered by the questions you would like to add about this past year you may do so here. Happy New Year

I have a good feeling about 2017 though things might not improve until Feb. One way or another I'm determined to get this whole house and legal stuff done by then. So time for resolutions now. I won't make many this year. I need to recover from 2016.

Resolutions for 2017

* Finish Renegade (Gosh can I actually do it finally? It needs to be finished. It's not even a long comic.
* Start and finish Dawn of Fear
* Try to get to chapter 3 in color of FBTF
* Travel to some new countries
* Meet some online friends in real life (this is optional but it would be nice)
* Garden more. It's been way too long since I properly tended to my plants. I'd love to get back into growing veggies again and getting the yard around this house nice.

That's all. Don't want to over do it this year but these are all possible and worth trying for.
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Des
30 December 2016 @ 07:19 am
Finally have the next page of Renegade.


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Des
16 December 2016 @ 03:08 pm
This is this year's card list so I won't forget. And here is the card's cover.



Rahula
ACTipton80

Gamma Wings
AudeS
Kabuldur
Calzephyr
Peregrinefalconlady
Drafthorse trainter
Karyl Delta
Josie
CVersailles
PumpkinPatch
Mike
Novelette
Danny
Bullet's Vet

I think that's everyone. If you want me to send you a card and you're a close friend of mine please send me your address in private through a note or through email.
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Des
16 December 2016 @ 03:00 pm
For those of you on DA you already know this but Chris and I got new phones. Chris's old one wasn't working well anymore and I'm not happy with my provider. That reminds me after this I need to call them and have it canceled. Again not a good provider and then I called yesterday they said they'd call back but never did. So now I have to call again. But the new phones are very nice. I got a Samsung Galaxy S7 and Chris got a Samsung Galaxy J7. His is so huge. I could have gotten the S7 Edge but it was too big, too heavy and I don't like the look. Actually this one is big compared to my old one. My old one was the perfect size, weight and shape. I'll miss that but I need to be able to block things. But no phone will ever be perfect I see. I already have an idiot calls me twice a day. Chris thinks it's a friend of whoever had this number last. Sigh. At least I finally blocked that today. Take the hint I'm not picking up if I don't know you. And I'm still getting spam but I don't think I can do anything about it. It's from T Mobile. "Take our survey" "Did you like the store?" I have a question. How do I shut that up? I will have to ask but they're probably going to tell me I can't. Other than that the phone is good. I like that it is water proof so that's good I think. I really don't use phones the way everyone else does. To me it's there for emergencies and business calls. I only use the internet if I have to look up a number to call. I don't need to play games on it. That's what the PS4 is for. I don't need to listen to music on it. That's what my car stereo and laptop are for. I don't need to check the time constantly, that's what my watch is for. The ap I use the most is the weather. That's about it really and then I have the ones that came with the phone so no need to download anything else. I don't want to put an email on this phone either. That's what the PC is for.

Ok have another drawing to share. This is part of the scene from when Fear got sick of people being afraid of him in the market.



It's pretty wicked. I changed the background and made it into this year's card. In fact I need to post a list for myself here next so I know who all to send cards to. I'll post that drawing there. Here's the description I had on DA about this pic of Scary Fear.

So Scary Fear decided to wear this cloak to the market as the Triangulum Resistance team needed parts for their ship. Fear had noticed how others feared him even when he wasn't doing anything scary on purpose. It was rather amusing at first to see so many aliens cower or run just at his mere presence. But after a while it also became annoying. But he is fear itself so he knew he couldn't do anything about it...unless. He thought if he could hide his scariest parts (eyes, teeth, claws) things might go better for him. Ignorance is bliss after all. So he figures a cloak would cover him nicely and he goes about doing normal things like the rest of his team. But when he goes to pay for something from this vendor the guy is still afraid. More so than before it seems as he can still see those features, the eyes glow more in the dark hood and he's got a creepy claw being held out at him. When Fear asked him "Will this suffice?" And the merchant couldn't answer him but only mutter gibberish and the fact Fear's been reduced to doing mundane things like using coins and shopping after having been a force of life, he kind of lost it. Furious by the lack of a normal response, Fear pulls his hood off showing his true features and sprouts his wings as well. If this fool was afraid for no reason now he would give him real reason to fear. "I AM FEAR! He yells as he flies onto the guy's table. "I'll give you something to REALLY be afraid of!"
"Fear, NO!" Korsho yells but it is too late. Scary Fear uses his powers on the guy. The problem was that Fear was still in the process of gaining control of the powers he had lost and what should have only affected the victim of his focus was completely over done. Fear lost control of his powers and a wave a terror sweapt the whole town. Everyone ran and screamed for their lives until Korsho, Fear, George and Paul were the only ones left standing in the village market. Fear steped off the table and looked down ashamed of himself and just walks past the others. But when he passes Korsho he says, "This whole Cloak thing isn't work." In a controlled angry tone. "Apparently not." Fear replies not bothering to hide who he is any longer. He ponders if he should just stay on the ship from now on.
 
 
Des
09 December 2016 @ 08:44 am
Check out one of the latest drawings I have made. I'm very proud of this lovely thing.



This is the cover of an up coming comic called Dawn of Fear. I hope I have time to work on it as things are getting crazy now in this last month of the year. So this is the story of how Fear as a force of nature came into being and how he handles his fellow ancients Life and Death.
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