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06 July 2011 @ 10:42 pm
I'm playing Kalmah!  
Today started kind of bad but it got better. I was going to start on my nepenthes tissue culture today since I have a bunch of seeds now. Well everything came to a halt when my new scale didn't work. It turned on and displayed numbers so when I first got it and tried it I thought it was fine. But it's inaccurate and doesn't go beyond 2.16g. I put a glass on it that I know weighs 118g and it said it was 2. The worst thing was when I was pouring sugar it stopped. An S appeared and it quit measuring even though I was still pouring. WTF? That's the worst part and what pissed me off the most. I need to make exact mesurments so it can't stop part way through when I'm pouring stuff. My bird weighing scale is more accurate but it doesn't have decimal places. Luckily I only needed to measure 5 grams of sugar. But the tricholoro I'm using I need to measure 0.1g. So that's what I couldn't get past. Oh I got so angry. It seems everytime I start this I'm missing some kind of equipement or something goes wrong that keeps me from proceeding. So now I have to buy a new scale and I'm all nervous that they'll all do this to me. Luckily I only paid $5 so it's not a big loss. I'm going to get one that does one decimal place instead of two for now. Perhaps it doesn't have to be that accurate. I asked one guy about this on Ebay but I haven't gotten a response. Well no response no sale. But my new pressure cooker works. It vented right and I wasn't scared of this one. I could tell this one was working.

So I was just pacing back and forth trying to figure out what else I could do then decided it was stressing me too much and to just call it quits on the TC for today. So I started working on a new drawing. I've decided I'm going to try to draw some of the things on my To Do list I've been ignoring. It's here on my sidebar. So I started on the Work Fight drawing. I've drawn Owen and he's going to be punching Cope out. It's an action pose that's actually kind of hard. Also I can tell already this is going to be a huge drawing that will go off the page in several directions and probably take more than two sheets of paper. I shouldn't bother to gripe about that anymore. I think I just need to accept that my art can't be contained on one sheet. I can't draw small for some reason. Too much detail perhaps. But that's a good thing. But yeah, this is a hard drawing because of the pose. I hope I can do it.

After I got a little ways I put it down. I'd been listening to Amon Amarth while working on it. I've been playing very close attention of my favorite songs the last few days and listening very hard for the bass lines. You guys know that Kalmah's been kicking my butt. I decided to grab my bass and give it another go. I felt ready to tackle them again as I could finally hear most of my parts. I started working on Doom Over Dead Man by Amon Amarth which is the piece I left of on about two months ago. I had to figure it all out again but I found everything I had found the first time and I'm quite happy about that. Satisfied I decided it was time for Kalmah again. I was finally going to play them. I pulled out Bullets Are Blind and had at it. I'm very proud to say I figured most of it out finally. It felt so awesome to actually be playing Kalmah. Hehe, YES! I'm damned proud of myself. Kalmah is probably some of the hardest stuff out there and I have about 70% of likely their hardest song. It's so cool that I'm back with a vengance. It's so weird because I did try to play a few weeks ago before I was ready and I couldn't even remember what my open strings were. I really had lost all my powers as they were channeled into my art and other things. I hope I don't lose my drawing ability as I'm working on something new now. But yeah, Kalmah! I can't wait to find the missing parts, refine it and share it on youtube.
Current Mood: hopefulTriumphant
Current Music: Amon Amarth - Doom Over Dead Man
The Silver Wolf of Darkness: Silvolf Spritesilvolf on July 7th, 2011 08:36 am (UTC)
That's annoying about the scales but awesome about the art and the music! I was the opposite, I used to draw too small on the page sometimes but I've managed to get my pictures to fill the page nicely now.
Des: Drawingthagirion on July 7th, 2011 01:50 pm (UTC)
Yeah, it's frustrating, but I think I can do other parts of my project today. I need to write all the formulas in a book so I can keep track of what the steps are.
Yes, I'm very happy with my music progress. I think drawing too small is a better problem to have. I hope this pic isn't too huge when it's done.

Edited at 2011-07-07 02:00 pm (UTC)
kabuldurkabuldur on July 7th, 2011 10:36 am (UTC)
That sucks about the scales. I hope you can get some bigger and better ones this time.

My art teacher wanted us to go bigger, so bigger is good. It may be a pain to be over several pages, but oh, well ~

That is awesome that you have worked out those songs. It's amazing how it works - take a break and come back refreshed. Sometimes it doesn't work to push it. Congratulations! I guess I may see a You Tube video one day, hehe :)

Oh, and I friended Chris :)
Desthagirion on July 7th, 2011 01:52 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I need to ask around because now I'm really worried and don't want this to happen again.

The most annoying thing about my over sized art is the scanning. I wish they made scanners bigger than the size of a sheet of paper.

Yeah, I couldn't believe how well I played. They say practice everyday but sometimes I can't. Yes, there will definitely be a youtube video coming.

Thanks. Yeah that was the problem. How weird because it didn't say friends only.
draconisthanos: Are you kidding me?draconisthanos on July 7th, 2011 12:01 pm (UTC)
That sucks so bad about the scale. I know that had to upset you.

OH! I still need to see your new artwork!

It was awesome to come home from a long day of work & hear my wife playing bass again! You were rockin'!! Congrats on finally breaking the Kalmah barrier. \m/
Des: Bassthagirion on July 7th, 2011 01:54 pm (UTC)
Yeah, it's amazing how one tiny piece of equipment can slow everything down. I REALLY need to get another one.

Now you have. I'm glad you like what I have so far. Owen's a jerk.

Thanks, it's good to be back. I'm glad I could impress you.
Cheezey: Cute Cobacheezey on July 7th, 2011 12:33 pm (UTC)
That's so frustrating about the scale. I hate it when you're in the middle of a project and then something like that happens! Good luck finding another one.

That's great that you're making such progress with your music. Congrats!
Des: Biologythagirion on July 7th, 2011 01:55 pm (UTC)
It's very annoying. Thanks. I'm not sure what to look for now. I just want to get one quick and that this won't happen again.

It was lots of fun to play again. Thanks.