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27 June 2013 @ 03:52 pm
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Hey everyone. I know I haven't posted much lately or been here. I have been busy, been out or not felt well. I've had a headache that comes and goes and hits me in different parts of the head and eyes. I hope it's not computer related. It may be that I need new glasses. I am going to the eye doctor on Saturday finally! I can't wait to finally get contacts again. Chris is having an exam too. I think he needs reading glasses. So if I haven't been commenting much this is why. I will try to get more active again. Don't worry I'm not quitting LJ. Never. I just have been going to other places more. Remember I vanish from everywhere once in a while.

Chris and I went out to see Monster University yesterday and I LOVED it. It focused on Mike this time instead of Sully. Mike as the main character was cool. Where he was an ENTP in the first movie in this one he came off more as an ENTJ. That's probably why I enjoyed it so much. He had his clear cut goal and was such a little manager type. It was great to see hidden references to Monsters Inc. Or hints to the future since this took place first. Sully was such a jerk. HA! I loved that. He was in full SP mode competing with Mike. I liked the dean a lot. She was half centipede half dragon. Made me think of Gallemotch in her appearance. Very cool. I liked that everyone was afraid of her. I LOVED the beginning of the movie when Mike went to Monsters Inc on a field trip with his elementary school. He was so cute as a kid and even then was confident and knew what he wanted to do. I could so relate to that scene because it reminded me when I was in school and we'd take trips to the museum and it was so amazing and futuristic. I never had dreams of working there but when I got my job there it was so wonderful to look back at those field trips I loved so much and never once thought I'd end up there.

OH and there's a Thanksgiving movie coming out in Nov about turkeys! I want to see it because I only know of ONE thanksgiving movie. It's about a presidential pardoned turkey that goes back in time to save the first Thanksgiving turkeys and put something else on the menu. I don't remember what it's called but I want to see. It comes out while we'll be over seas so I won't get to see it on opening day.

I have started on Earthmother's commission. It's a big one so I will try to work a little bit everyday on it. It's a landscape scene. My first one. I have never done just a landscape before. But there will be animals hidden here and there in it.
I have basically all the 4th of July decorations up now. We finished weeding the front garden and I put in all the little flags and lights. I got my CD shelf decorated, part of the guest bath and the kitchen. All that's left is to hang two more spinners from the tree. I will take pics and post soon. I have also made major rearrangements to my desk's top shelf. After years of having my Egyptian gods and statues on my desk I am boxing them up and putting them away. I now have Mayan and Azetc stuff on display. It was time for a change of scenery and I love it. I need to get a pic of that. I should have taken a pick with how it was before. I still can since I haven't boxed anything yet so I probably should. I like how it mirrors my story. Out with the Egyptian and in with the rise of the New World cultures.

The other day on DA someone had an artwork of a budgie as an RPG card. When I saw this it inspired me to make my own card game using my characters. For years now I've been toying with the idea of what a game would be like with my characters. I've been thinking in terms of video games though. BUT, a card game is something I can definitely make. Chris helped me out a lot because figuring out the stats for my characters was very hard but so cool to see it put in numbers format. I always knew they were powerful and who was stronger than whom. But to see it this way has floored me. I've been amazed at how powerful and huge Quetzalcoatl is and how he's developed this way on his own. His card is the first one I have made. Check this out.



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I love how this turned out. They look like real cards that I scanned. I hope just having HP and Strength is all that I need. Part of me wanted to put attack power but my characters have more than one move so that makes it hard. I have never played these games so I don't know what all I would need. But I can't wait to make all the others. I may use art I've already got or I may make all new ones. Depends on the character I guess. Cope's gadgets will get their own cards. His ray guns will be the hardest to figure out because they have different settings. His death ray has 20 settings from laser pen to city destroyer. I'm thinking this game would be played with chips like poker. Apart from fighting you try to make money. So I had the funny idea to have two cards for Ophidius. One is his fighting card with his knives. The second would be him as a lawyer. If you draw that card you loose 10% of your coins in a law suit by him. If there's a card that augments what you draw then it would be worse. That's both funny and annoying to me. Hee hee. "Increase drawn card x3". Oh man!

I got my state magnets in the mail the other day.



I haven't been to North and South Carolina yet but that will change next month. I bought these as three lots so I find it funny that those states were included. I still will buy those two magnets if I see them because these are messed up from being used. I still need California and Nevada since I have been there too.

So yes I have been busy doing lots of stuff.

Current Mood: Headache
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The Silver Wolf of Darkness: Crazeh Coridor!silvolf on June 27th, 2013 09:51 pm (UTC)
I liked the dean in the movie too. I had to look up her voice cos I recognised it. It amuses me that the fans like Randall and yet he's not in the movie much. I like the Gryphon guy.

I bet we won't get the movie about the turkeys, which sucks. I love watching movies like that, it sounds like a fun one.
Good luck with the commission!

Haha I like the Ophidius card idea. Nice magnets too!
Des: Budgiesthagirion on June 27th, 2013 10:46 pm (UTC)
Yeah she was cool. I can't believe Randal has so many fans. I'm glad I'm not one anymore and switched to the right side. I think that's why it's getting disappointed reviews from the fans but oh well. It's not about Randal it's about Mike and Sully. Yeah he was hardly in it and I loved it anyway. Randal is one of the most misunderstood characters...by his own fans. He's not a poor guy, he's evil and does things deliberately. No one needs to take pitty on him.

Oh, I hope it will be a good movie. The trailer looked funny.
Thanks. I'll try to work on it tonight. I have a feeling it will take me a very long time.

Yeah, I think I will make two. The lawyer one will be funny. Thanks. I got those up on my fridge now.

Oh forgot to say I liked the griffon guy too. He looked neat.

Edited at 2013-06-28 11:48 am (UTC)
marchskies: blurmarchskies on June 28th, 2013 04:47 am (UTC)
Oops, I lost my first comment.

That's unfortunate about your headache. It's not related to allergies is it?

I know how it feels to get involved with other places. I've been spending a lot of time over at Ravelry, a site for knitters and crocheters, and as a result I've been neglectful of LJ.

Your cards came out really nice. I like the background of the Quetzalcoatl. At first I thought it was marbled, but now it looks more like a map. Great detail.
Des: Ophidius wingsthagirion on June 28th, 2013 11:47 am (UTC)
I don't have any allergies. I feel better today. It's either bad glasses, staring at the monitor too much or fibro.

Yeah, I have been spending most of my time over on DA now. I have really been neglecting youtube though. I just don't feel like going there anymore to post or chat. Just to sometimes look things up.

Thank you. Yep that's a marble background. My story takes place on Earth so it wouldn't be a special map. I'm excited about making the next one.
kabuldur: Asterkabuldur on June 28th, 2013 12:54 pm (UTC)
I'm late to comment, but wow, I like your cards a lot! You definitely could make a game with your characters. (Card game, that is). I'm amazed at how good they look!

Haha, I've been away, too.

I hope your headaches clear up! And that you find out what's causing them.

And your magnets are cool :)
Des: Owen dressed up and sexythagirion on June 28th, 2013 02:05 pm (UTC)
It's ok. You didn't miss anything. I haven't posted in three days. Thank you. I think these will turn out really nice. I couldn't believe it either when it was done.

Thanks so far I feel good this morning. I hope it lasts.
They're cute little magnets. Will be fun to collect them.