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09 October 2010 @ 10:02 am
Drawing and gaming still  
I have fiinshed inking the drawing of Thanatos! Yeay, that was fast. He was much less complex than the drawing of Cope. I should start coloring him today. I'm looking forward to that and hoping to have it done by tonight if nothing else comes up. I must also color Cope now. If you guys remember my drawing of my Four Bad Boys Band, I've been thinking abour re-visiting this notion. I'd like to draw each one of them individually with thier instrument and their outfit. Since I'm focusing so much on Thanatos I'd like to draw him first on keyboards. I also think Solan on drums would be a very nice picture. So it would be a four part set kind of like my set of them in Harry Potter outfits. I'm so glad I'm finally cranking out the art at the end of the year. I'd love to be able to get my goal of 12 finished drawings. Here's hoping.

We went to Best Buy again yesterday and picked up our copy of Beauty and the Beast we'd pre-ordered. FINALLY!!! I've been wanting this since it was out on VHS and went through the whole fiasco of it not being produced, missing out again when it came to DVD and it also going up in value...oh wait no. I do have it on VHS. It was the DVD I missed as I wanted the better quality and to get rid of the vhs. I'm not quite awake yet. I'm still not sleeping well because of these colder nights. None of my gourd seeds have sprouted despite having them on a heating pad and over head light. I'm afraid I may not have any gourds for my arbor this year and will have to wait until late Feb to start again. That sucks. But my baby poinciana tree is doing great. I put it out every morning for sun and bring it in at night. Oh and I got my order of big pots in the mail the other day. I'm set for growing gourds and pumpkins on the fence and arbor.

Anyway, so we were at Best Buy and they have that small laptop I really want. It's a Toshiba 13.3" screen with 500gb hard drive. I so want that, but it's expensive. The main reason I want it is because I think 13.3 is the smallest they can make a laptop and still have a CD drive. I really wish they could make the cute 10 inch ones with a CD. I could get one of those but then I'd need an external CD and I'd be carrying more stuff and it may as well be a big one. We also got a new headset for the PS3. Chris was playing with a friend the other day and he could hear us but we couldn't hear him. No one else had a mic so we don't know if it was our end or his. I didn't want to take any chances so we bought one. I tested it yesterday and it works. Good. Too bad we got the same cheap one. I hope this one won't break.

So I decided to try multiplayer last night. I did have fun but won't do it again for a long time as I feel I got nothing accomplished. But what was cool was that I was raiding a fort and a level 50 legend came and helped me out. I talked to him but he didn't have a mic. He was riding one of the bulls that I want. He kept whistling which is how you call your mount and I realized he was letting me have his bull. AWESOME! It was so huge and fun to ride. He invited me into his posse so I accepted. He then invited others and gave all of them bulls too. It was so cool to ride around on a heard of bulls. He then transported us to who knows where. I was the only one with a mic so we couldn't really communicate. I don't like sending PM's while I'm gaming because I don't have a keypad and it takes forever to type. Meanwhile you're getting killed while you're in the menu typing. But then one of the guys he invited was being a jerk and just throwing punches at all of us. I thought about blowing his head off with my rifle but in the end I just left and I told them that. The legend guy asked to be added to the friends list. I did. Having someone that high up is a good thing. So I wrote him a message and thanked him and told him I was basically just trying to level up my character. I was playing on my own account so it's true. I just unlocked the guy that looks like Thanatos so I was happy about that. What I found most amusing was that when he wrote back he said, "No problem. I'll help you whenever I can, bro." He had followed me around a lot which was nice. I guess he saw I was able to hold my own. And I know he heard me because I finally did talk to someone else so my new mic works. What's funny is the "bro" part. Yes, I'm not too surprised since my name is Owen on there. BUT he could hear me. I don't think I sound like a boy at all. Do I? Not that that bothers me. I actually like the notion of being so ambigous. If I didn't say stuff on youtube like "my husband" people probably would just think I was a guy, my accent is unidentifable and apperantly by voice so is my gender, or at least I sound like a young boy. Hee hee. Oh and my age. I don't sound like an adult.

Oh one other funny thing I realized while playing is that if everyone has mics you can't make "secret plans" of attack. Anyone in the area can hear you. I remember Chris saying, "Hey, go behind that rock and snipe, so and so." I go, "Of course so and so just heard your plan." "D'oh!" That's the time a keypad and PM would come in handy. Or a private chat. And I'm fairly sure now that all the characters in the game, except for story characters, are misnamed. I found out my Thanatos guy who's "Nick Robbins" when you select him is actually named Julian. I laughed when I heard him say that because my good friend is named Julian but he said it in spanish so the J is an H sound so he said his name was Hulian. I had never heard that before so I kept pressing the button to make him speak and heard him say it again. I also noticed one of the miners you pic is named something Hetfield. Can't remember the first name. But when you fight him he says, "You'll never get the best of Rusco Duffy." What the? Why would they give them wrong names in the select screen then have them say different stuff in the game? That makes no sense. I'm going by what they say since well, they said so themselves.

Yesterday on dragon adopters I really lucked out. Something told me to go look on the market and some moron was putting up offers for sheddings for like 100k in exchange for 30k gold. I took all of them and ended up with a total profit of 144,000 resources. Awesome! I don't know why someone would do something like that but my gain.

I've listened to PowerWolf a bunch of times now and am pretty used to it. There's only one song that I don't like and it's not like, "Eww change it." It's still very listenable. So it's an awesome album. I'm loving it. I hope they make more like this at this quality.
Current Mood: groggygroggy
actipton80actipton80 on October 9th, 2010 03:14 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you got your copy of Beauty and the Beast. We have it on DVD already so didn't have to worry about it. We don't have Blu Ray, so don't have to worry about getting the combo set they have now. It's probably my favorite Disney movie.
Des: Sorath the Blacksunthagirion on October 9th, 2010 04:37 pm (UTC)
That's good. If I had had it on DVD I wouldn't replace it either. I'm not in a rush to replace all the new releases I already have. In fact this should drive down the price of used ones and I can still get ones I'm missing. One good thing about Blue ray is they include a DVD with it. But that will stop once DVD's are completely phased out. For now it's a very good thing. My favorite is Atlantis But yes Beauty and the Beast is very ogod.
Snowsheepschneeschaf on October 9th, 2010 03:16 pm (UTC)
I look forward to seeing this drawing of Thanatos all finished; i really like it. Especially his hair and the way he's holding the gun (i thought it was a guitar at first glance, before i read your description pointing it out, so you got the pose right for that!). And i love the way Cope and his car are coming along. Like you said, i don't think the different line weights will be so noticeable when it's colored, although if it was a problem, i think there must be some way to adjust it since they are on separate layers. That's great that you're feeling so inspired lately. I think i am kinda too...i did a bit of doodling earlier at least. You are aware now of one big thing that has impacted my attitude, of course, but i think it's the season too. This time of year just makes me feel more creative.

Yay for gender ambiguity! You know i consider it a major victory when i manage to throw people off like that. lol
Des: Thagirion Moltenthagirion on October 9th, 2010 04:40 pm (UTC)
Thanks. Excellent. I'm glad that's the first impression and it causes people to do a double take on it.

If I did mess with the layers I think the best thing to do would be to find a way to diminish the thickness on the buildings. I'll have to experiment with that.

Yep, I'm glad you're feeling creative too. Yes it's mid way through Fall now and Halloween is around the corner. It's definitely a fun and inspiring time of year.

That was pretty funny. If you look through one of my older posts you'll see some moron on youtube thought I was Asian. That's definitely a first. But I like that people can't figure me out.
Snowsheepschneeschaf on October 10th, 2010 11:03 am (UTC)
Yep, you totally nailed that pose.

That makes sense...good luck! I actually made the same exact mistake on a drawing i did once, but i decided it didn't look bad and left it. (That is to say, i'm lazy.)

My first thought when i woke up today was, "RATS! I need to draw rats!" So i got up and i promptly did so...two of them...and i rather like them so far. (I even said it aloud the moment i awoke and scared my husband, who was like "What about rats? WHERE?!" lol) I really have no idea where rats came from, but i would love to have sudden inspiration like that every day!

I saw that, haha, WTH...some people are so weird. Congrats on being an Asian dude i guess. o_O

Desthagirion on October 10th, 2010 01:09 pm (UTC)
Yeah if you get that inspired you should definitely act on it. I wish I had it everyday now too. I once had a big inspiration streak and I didn't do anything. Then when I did try it was gone and I couldn't do it. Missed my chance.
The Silver Wolf of Darkness: Silvolf boxedsilvolf on October 9th, 2010 03:42 pm (UTC)
Congrats on inking the Thanatos pic!
Yeah the lack of disk drive is the drawback of my laptop too.
Thats cool you found someone on the game who is helpful. I like people like that.
Des: Thanatos in SR2thagirion on October 9th, 2010 04:42 pm (UTC)
Thanks. The worst is over with him.
Yeah it's too bad they can't be smaller and have a disk drive. I'm sure they could, they'd just have to be a little fatter.
Yes, I tend to avoid multiplayer because it's too chaotic and everyone's a jerk.
Cheezey: Antony Toastcheezey on October 9th, 2010 09:39 pm (UTC)
The "bro" thing is funny. Most likely they assume everyone is a guy on there since the male players outnumber the females by trend. Glad to hear you had fun on there and had that nice high level person to help you out.
Des: Owen dressed up and sexythagirion on October 9th, 2010 10:47 pm (UTC)
It's misleading too because my name there is Owen. But I'm a perfect example that just because someone has a male name doesn't mean they're a male.
Tillyxyndarella on October 10th, 2010 02:31 am (UTC)
Congrats on getting your picture of Thanatos done so fast. Well, the drawing part. How many pictures are you up to so far toward your goal of 12 for the year?

I did a lot of shopping around on the US sites when looking around for laptops and the Toshiba are very expensive. Less expensive in the US compared to here (even buying US and shipping internationally is less expensive than what they cost here but nobody ships those across the pond). It's definitely nice to have one though. Would you use a laptop in place of a desktop computer? And if so, would such a tiny screen size (13.3) bother you any? I'm always curious about that because after getting used to such a large monitor, I struggle with smaller ones. It might just be something superficial for me though.

I love your drawing of the Four Bad Boys Band. It always amuses me to see that Solan, Owen and Thanatos are sort of with the music and Davon is just fixated on Owen with the cable noose. That's so great. I know you've explained it before but it's the best thing about that drawing.

Thank you for the virtual gift! I am not online too much during the week anymore. I was feeling really guilty about that but I think I am starting to accept that I am just too limited on time for the next two months. I'm really enjoying reading your updates though today.

Good luck on getting Thanatos and Cope inked.

Edit: From your videos, I think you sound like a girl when you talk. I've noticed in online gaming though, a lot of people tend to stick with the notion that girls don't game and assume you are a boy even when you sound like a girl. I really miss that. I really, really miss World of Warcraft too. It's nice when higher levels help you out that way.

Edited at 2010-10-10 02:33 am (UTC)
Des: Davon in the bandthagirion on October 10th, 2010 01:18 pm (UTC)
Hey good to see you.
Thanks. Yikes I don't know. I'm kind of afraid to look since I know I'm nowhere near 12. Perhaps six. But I also don't want to count them since I don't consider them finished until they are fully colored. With only three months I don't know if I'll make it.

Sucks they're so expensive over there. And it doesn't make sense no one would ship. You'd think people on Ebay would internationally. Oh no, I've got this awesome powerhouse of a computer that I use on my desk that's my primary computer. My laptop would be for travel. I'd like to eventally get wireless internet on it. I want it tiny so I can carry it around. I'm as strong as Mr. Burns hehe. Also I'd love to have photoshop on it so I can work on my art while I'm in the car waiting and stuff and also have my references on there. I needed a lot of refs for Thanatos's gun.

I'm very glad you like that drawing. What's funny about that is that Thanatos and Solan know perfectly well what Davon is about to do. They can see him but they aren't going to warn Owen. Not even Thanatos who's his boss would say anything.

Thanks for stopping by to comment. Like I said I have been thinking about you. I noticed you disappeared even before you make that other post and I was thinking while feeding the birds, "I wonder where she is? Must be on one of those introverted moments we all need." Glad you're enjoying my posts.

Thanks. I was bad and didn't do anything with them yesterday. Today's a day off so I'm sure I won't work on him either. So hopefully I can tomorrow.

I just think it's because I'm going by Owen's name that he called me bro. I don't have a problem with it because I don't get hit on this way like I used to in Godzilla fandom. That's part of the reason I go by Owen sometimes. I want to be left alone.