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12 September 2014 @ 09:20 am
Budgie art, budgie mates and planning  
It's very annoying how many "improvements" Da makes now. Every time they fix something it breaks the whole site for everyone. It did NOT used to be like this. I wish they'd leave it alone already. And it always seems to happen when I have to post a major artwork. Last night I couldn't comment well. It would give me an error then go through. Pages were only partially loading. It was slow and you'd get error pages when you clicked on your name. The comments are still messed up today. But I did finish that budgie last night and even got some new good commenters out of it. Good I needed to replace some anyway.

Click for Full size. This is gamma_wings's budgie Kenty. I never want to draw a normal green or blue budgie again from behind. I made the mistake of not drawing in the shell patterns on his back by hand. Had to do them digital and they are not how I would like them. Not bad but not my ideal image. Other than that I LOVE this. I had fun shading him and setting him in his natural desert habitat at Ayers Rock. The background was loads easier than the budgie. Because I worked on this all day I was bad and didn't make those videos or ink my comic or anything else. So hopefully today.

Here is Bullet biting my GoPro. That's a protective lens over the real lens. But I didn't let her mess with it long because she would hurt it. I gave her a mate yesterday. It's not going well. I put Tesla's brother (her uncle) in there who I have named Sandwich. Haha I know. I go, "It's too hard to pick cool awesome names. We're running out of those. Just name him the first thing that comes to mind........Sandwich." And that's how it happened. I told Chris his name was Sandwich and he laughed and loved it. But she hates him so far. I don't know if this will work of if she'll ever take a mate. All she does is pop at him and chase him and try to bite. I'll let them out later today for flying.

Leafie the white hen and Melon the calico hen under the oak trees. I really enjoy sitting on the crate with my hens here and sometimes feeding them works. It's cool and peaceful under those trees. Feels like a little rainforest.

I've started to slowly decorate for Halloween and counting down the days to our vacation. I'm starting to think what movies we want to take. So far we've decided on The Core. We'll be watching Ds9 by that point so we'll take some of those disks too. I'd like some kind of cartoon movie too but haven't decided which one yet. So I need to bring 7 movies. One for each night. And probably a Halloween themed one. Perhaps Hocus Pocus or Nightmare Before Christmas....no wait. Young Frankenstein. A comedy Halloween. Haha.

It's so nice and cool this morning. I love it. I hope it will stay this way.
Chris has an appointment Sunday to get a new car stereo. I hope this one will work out better. There's a Sony he wants and it looks really cool. I hope it will work out.

Oh and Bullet's birthday is Sept 17th. I want to buy her some toys to have a small budgie party. It's a Weds so good it's on a day off. We're also taking Mike out to eat for lunch that day as a "thank you" for watching our pets when we are gone. It's been hard setting up a time for that but finally I think we will do this.
Current Mood: busybusy
actipton80actipton80 on September 12th, 2014 07:56 pm (UTC)
That budgie is worth the effort. He's so cute. I love him. He looks like Rudy so that's another reason to love that picture.

Bullet is so funny with that camera. I hope she can learn to get along with the other budgie. If she stops being mean and accepts him, you have a possibility of the treasured male lacewings, since all the Tesla brothers are carriers.

Pretty chickens, especially the white one.
Des: Budgiesthagirion on September 12th, 2014 09:13 pm (UTC)
Yes, I think he was worth it it. I knew he'd remind you of Rudy. I'm glad. I'm happy when people say my budgies remind them of their pet. Lots of people have blue budgies.

She's so mean. They seem ok when the door is open but if I close the door and both are in the cage she gets very grumpy. Yes that's why I want them to breed for male lacewings.

Yep that's Leafie. You always like her.
kabuldur: Asterkabuldur on September 13th, 2014 09:26 am (UTC)
I recognised Ayres Rock (Uluru) right away! Your budgie drawing/painting is cool. I think the scallop outlines you did look quite fine.

Haha, Bullet is such a playful bird :) I hope she gets used to Sandwich and he doesn't suffer any bites from her.

Your chickens look beautiful. I, too, would love to sit under your tree and feed them. I love how you described it as feeling like a little rainforest.

Good luck to Chris with his new sound system. Sony has a good name. I hope it is all he wants and more.

I'm glad you are getting nice weather, too. May you have a long, slow autumn.

I love your countdown thing and not long until your holiday, now!
Des: Fall Is Herethagirion on September 13th, 2014 02:30 pm (UTC)
Thanks. Apart from the hard part this was very fun to do.

They do best when they are not locked in the cage. At night it's nothing but complaining from Bullet.
Thanks. Yeah, I like to pretend I'm in South east Asia when I'm out there.
Yes hopefully it will go well tomorrow.
Mornings are cool which is very nice.
I'm glad you like it. It's been very nice having that around. Though I have to skip some days because of the missing numbers.
badcowboybadcowboy on September 14th, 2014 12:17 am (UTC)
I would so love to hear her pop :D That sounds like an interesting little sound. A budgie party sounds fun and I LOVE the name Sandwich. That cracked me up. DA is still irritating me at the point and time. I had done a journal and mid way it froze up and wouldn't allow me to post any pictures so in a panic I copied it and posted here as a desperate attempt to keep my work. I went through a lot of trouble to do what I did and didn't want to lose it. So aggrivating. Lots of people are upset on my end. One is really scared because not too long ago she had a virus and got her computer fixed and seeing DA being stupid she panicked and thought something got back in the computer. Gah!

Love the picture of Leafie too :D She looks like a leader in that picture.
Desthagirion on September 14th, 2014 01:33 am (UTC)
DA sucks right now. I managed to get a long and very important journal up about what is everyone's fave character from my universe. But it's still slow and lagging and doing that comment glitch. I will post the screen cap to my scraps. DA does give you viruses. I used to get them all the time and it's why I quite using IE and switched to fire fox as it has ad block and flash block.

Here is a video where she is making that popping noise and attacking me for touching her toys.


It's a very cute noise but means business. Haha yeah I think Sandwich is a great name for that budgie.