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03 December 2013 @ 07:02 pm
I finished it!  
I finished the card today. Woo hoo! I'm so happy and I really like how it turned out.



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Merry Christmas. Every year I make a card to send out to my friends for Christmas. This year I'm featuring George Smith. He's at home enjoying a warm fire and some quiet alone time. His pet centipede gets into the Christmas spirit too and finds a new "toy" to play with. In a playful mood he shows it to George. "Whatcha' got there little fella?" He asks when he hears him over his head. He looks up and sees him holding the Christmas ball. "Hey you got that off the wreath." He says both annoyed and amused at the same time. In my universe centipedes are as smart and playful as budgies. This takes place in modern times for one major reason. The tree and wreath are fake. Probably made of plastic. Because George is half parasitic plant he can't have any house plants, Christmas trees, wreaths or anything with chlorophyll in a living state. His powers suck the life force out of plants. Before fake plants were invented George tried to decorate his house for the holidays but he always ended up with brown branches. Notice George doesn't have many friends either. Technically only one. Solan. He's received a gift from Solan. But he's also received one from Ophidius who isn't his friend. An ugly gaudy present while Solan's is more traditional. George knows better than to open Ophidius's gift. After the 25th it's going in the garbage.

I need to write the story of how he got that centipede. It wasn't his idea actually. I need to decide what time period that happens too.

I've just realized that the Stash on DA is like a private gallery. No one knows unless I give out the link. So if I put something private there I will only give it to people that I trust. I'm thinking of posting my stories there because even though I have gotten some of my good friends to join here on LJ they ditch as soon as they get here and I'm stick of poking them and giving them links to specific posts. I'd still be doing that but at least they'd have accounts there. So that may be the way to go with it.

I got more good news this morning. A friend that I have been out of contact with for years emailed me. She worked on my favorite game Primal Rage so it's nice to have that contact back. Hey I'd love for this to keep up. I get up and I have a fantastic email waiting for me. Day before yesterday Alex tells me he retrieved those files. Today a long lost friend returns. More please. Gimme gimme!

Oh man I ALMOST dreamt about George last night. So close, half way there in the funniest way. But before that I really do not understand why I have not dreamt about him more. I think I have had two dreams and I can't remember the second one off the top of my head. WTF? It's not like I don't think/draw/write about him enough. You guys know I like being my characters in dreams more than anything. Well last night I dreamt I was out at night on the roof tops of these buildings. The buildings were black but lit up with all the windows. It was lovely. The camera shifted out and I saw myself. I dream in 3rd person 85% of the time. Sometimes the camera angles switch if the dream wants me to look at something. So I'm standing on this building and I'm a hybird. I had antennas and a tail. YAY!!! I was so happy and it was so funny at the same time because I'm used to my big guy that way not short skinny girl. And then what a waste. I didn't do anything. I just stood there staring at myself. I didn't try running or jumping. And one thing I did notice was that my senses weren't heightened like they should have been. I should have had way better hearing and sense of smell. So this was more of a mood piece I think than doing stuff and action. I didn't get a chance to explore using that body unfortunately. Then the dream was gone. Blah! Well may-be I'll have more success tonight. Oh I think I had his hat too. Hee hee. I think I was wearing a white tank top and my safari shorts. It was really cute. I've had lots of short dreams about Ophidius though. My gosh maybe he's not letting the George dreams come to me. How rude. When he was new and I wanted to dream about him and I couldn't it was Owen that kept barging into my dreams. So he should know how that feels.

EDIT: Oh speaking of stories. I made the mistake of posting a story during the holidays. For those of you that missed it I would definitely love some feed back on "Caputred".
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The Silver Wolf of Darkness: Formshiftersilvolf on December 4th, 2013 08:41 am (UTC)
Yeah I used Stash once to give some files to a friend. I don't bother with it much but it has its uses.
It's annoying when you don't have the dreams you want. I managed to get Kurtz into a dream but only because I lucid dreamed it and replaced someone else with him. It didn't last long, I woke up soon after.
Des: Eastern Bluebirdthagirion on December 4th, 2013 01:39 pm (UTC)
I never bothered with it before either but I think I will use it for that. Text doesn't take up a lot of room.
Yeah I know. I drew myself in this dream last night. Turned out really cute. Can't wait to color it. I'll put it on DA photo account when it's done though and not my primary. I hate that about lucid dreams. You wake up out of them. I wish I had more. I used to do mental exercises but it takes a lot of discipline and I haven't had it since I was a teen.
kabuldur: Asterkabuldur on December 4th, 2013 09:24 am (UTC)
That is a cool Christmas card. I didn't expect George to get any presents, so I'm glad you explained that, haha :) So, he has a centipede for a pet? Hmmm...that fits. And I guess it can feed itself if necessary. Is George smiling in that scene? Well, I never!

That's cool that you had a dream with George in it. That's cool that he was up on a roof top. I'm disappointed that he wasn't roof hopping, too. Maybe he'd be too heavy and come crashing through a roof :)

And Ophidius is jealous. He doesn't want you to dream of George. Just like him!
Des: George Smiththagirion on December 4th, 2013 01:47 pm (UTC)
Thanks. Yeah well Solan does care even if he doesn't have time to spend with George anymore. And Ophidius is just a jerk to send him something. The story of how he gets that centipede is funny and annoying. Hehe yeah I know. So rare that I draw him happy. He doesn't get too many moments like that.

Well almost but not quite. I guess I didn't explain it right. I was me but had his hat, tail and antennas. I was disappointed by that but then later I was very amused and enjoyed the feeling the dream gave me all day. I even drew it. Ah that's one of the scary things about George. Yes he's a big fat guy but he can move like a cat. He carries his weight very well. As a bounty hunter he has to be able to chase down his prey no matter where they go. He can bound over roof tops and land quietly dispersing his momentum in a roll. He's very quiet and his prey rarely knows he's behind them until its too late.

Yeah Ophidius is really hogging the dream time. Last night I dreamt I was back in school and had to write a variation of the start of Moby Dick. I thought that would be easy because I know the story so well. Eh but still dreaming about school work seems like a waste of good dream time too.
kabuldur: Asterkabuldur on December 5th, 2013 09:22 am (UTC)
Oh, okay. George can move like a cat and spread his weight when leaning. Cool :)

Haha, that must have been annoying to dream of being in class again!
Desthagirion on December 5th, 2013 02:27 pm (UTC)
Yes, pretty neat.
Yeah it was. That happens once in a while.
actipton80actipton80 on December 4th, 2013 02:02 pm (UTC)
The little centipede is cute. I can see where the ball is missing from the wreath.

I bet the Ophidius present is a gag gift. It looks like he wrapped it in birthday paper too, just from the colors.

Des: Laughingthagirion on December 4th, 2013 02:11 pm (UTC)
Thanks. I thought so too. Yep, I left a space where he pulled it down from.

It could be or it could even be something as bad as a bomb. Depends what kind of mood he was in. Someone suggested it might be a picture of himself. I think that's funny too because if George saw that he'd get very angry. I can just imagine what it says, "Here's something so you never forget me." Like George could forget him. The colors of the paper are the colors of his suit. So it's like the package is him haha.
actipton80actipton80 on December 4th, 2013 04:48 pm (UTC)
I thought it might me a Jokey Smurf surprise. Those explode in people's faces when they open them, and leave it covered in soot.
Des: Ophidius Deviousthagirion on December 4th, 2013 10:27 pm (UTC)
Depends again on his mood. Could be benign like that for a cheap laugh or it could be something that would leave a hole in the wall and a world of hurt.