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15 June 2015 @ 04:31 pm
Things in the works  
So a lot has been going on for me. This has been a crazy summer. I knew it would be, but crazy in a good way. Because of buying the new car...and mostly the darn tax on the title it has been a very tight week financially. We're very much looking forward to Friday when we get paid because we've pretty much only been paying for food and gas and can't do anything else much til Friday. It's killing me I can't drive my car but Friday I should be able to call AAA and have them bring out a new battery and install it for me. But this has been a good week so we're on our way to rebuilding our funds.

So you guys know I still want custom art on my kayak. Well the first guy I was talking to I will not use because he was rude and had communications issues. I found someone else that also has communications issues but is much easier to talk to. He gave me an estimate but unfortunately that's when all the car stuff happened and I just stopped talking to him. He probably thinks I've vanished. Well I'll apologize for that later. What he told me is that I can get a print on clear sticker paper at a size of 4" x 53". That's crazy awesome. With just Leeanix and the text I'm wasting a lot of space. I asked him if I can squeeze more stuff on. He said yes. And that's when we stopped talking. Ok so that means art block or not I need to get serious and try to fill in all that space to really get my money's worth. To make things faster I will be reusing old art but modifying it a little. You guys remember this pic of George? http://thagirion.deviantart.com/art/George-Smith-Focus-457603624
I'm going to try and replace those guns with his desert Eagles. I'm also going to try to change his boots to his modern black ones. That part will be harder because I will have to draw them digitally or find the original drawing and draw them on that, and ink them on the original ink work. I may also use the pic of Quetz from The Mountain King drawing. And I don't know what else. I'd like to draw something totally new as well. All this other stuff will be for my luggage. So lots to do and try to finish by Friday. I doubt I can finish in time but we'll see.

I've been feeling very weak today. Yesterday fibro started acting up with a mild stabbing in the lower back of my skull left side. Still had it when I woke up. It stopped but then it turned into weakness. Eating doesn't help. It's hard to work on anything when I feel this way but I hope it will be over by tomorrow.

Weds we want to go to Fred Howard Park again and do more kayaking. We really had fun there. I haven't made the video yet because we took a lot off chaotic footage I'm not quite sure how to edit it together yet.
I'm kind of motivated to write also. I'm happy that I'm starting to think about George again. I haven't thought about him much actually which is not good. I'm thinking of an important story that takes place in the old west not long after he was exiled. I can't say much else about it but it's the one that involves the evil Indian guy. I went over the little I had today and fixed up some awkward sentences. Would be nice to start on that again and get to some of the action scenes already.

The garden is doing great. I've got big beautiful snake gourds growing all over my fences. I need to make a video on that and take pics. Also the chicks are growing quite fast. They are doing well. The one that had the problem is all healthy now. And the wren is ok. He's very scruffy and has not weaned yet. He'll never make it on his own. I think I'm stuck with him for as long as he lasts.

Now that I'm not afraid of spoilers I've been trying to find out what kind of toys are out for Jurassic World. I don't like the figures for the T-rex and the Indomidus rex. They don't look like the movie versions. Come on. The original series toys were the best. Even the crummy dinos they made were at least like in the movie. I do want the four raptors though they look like thier snouts are way too long. And I want the vehicles which I have not seen out yet. Gosh this is the kind of thing that's so annoying I can't buy anything right now. I must try to be patient. Hum, I wonder if my series 1 toys are worth more now thanks to this movie?

I know some of you have made posts. I need to catch up and leave comments still.

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Desthagirion on June 15th, 2015 10:57 pm (UTC)
Yes. I will at last be free and able to do so much and help around the house better. Yes I wish it had been sooner too.

Yes George hates beaches and all that tropical stuff. So he's for my luggage. As a wanderer he understands the concept of travel. Ha, yes would quickly turn into a huge massacre. Daylight horror movies are so rare.

Yes, I just don't feel well today. It's dumb because I know there's nothing physically wrong. What a waste of time. I hope it will pass soon. It's funny because I can actually relate to George as I hate most of our beaches in FL because they are so open, the water is dark and they are over crowded. Plus I hate sand on me. That's why I wear socks into the water. I had someone ask why I do that. BUT it's different when you're on the water and you can get away from everyone. BTW, have you seen what it looks like on Google Earth? It is a man made island with one bridge/causeway which was pretty neat. We may try a different route this time. Perhaps check out the mangroves which are hard to navigate or go along the edge of them and check out the nice houses that were on the far side.

I'm glad you know what I mean. I had some bad English I had to correct or narration that sounded too normal and not interesting. So it had to be reworded. Well hopefully I can post that here once it is done. LJ is my back up so I probably will post stuff here anyway as a safe guard against loosing stuff on my computers.

Ren does eat some of the cat food, boiled eggs and mealworms. But he still likes everything fed to him by hand. That needs to stop. I have to blend the cat food because it's too big otherwise. So that part is annoying.

Worse. MAD Cat looked right but was the wrong color. Easy to fix. T-rex just is messed up. Here's a photo of the one I saw.
http://www.jptoys.com/jptoys/news/img/boxchomprex.jpg
How is that jaw attached? The hinge should be further back and looks like it's loose. And just like the raptors the snout looks too long. He was cool in the movie. Why can't the toy look like the one in the movie? I have had that complaint about so many toys growing up. This is why I love my Papo dinosaurs. They look like the JP T-rexes.
But I just found out there's one called Stomp and Strike that actually looks very good. Hope I can find it.
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Desthagirion on June 16th, 2015 01:54 pm (UTC)
I hate jump scares because that's not true fear. Everyone will scream or jump when the volume unexpectadly goes up. Real horror takes skill and mastery to pull off. Suspense is the key so you don't know when the scary part will happen.

That's one reason we liked Gold Rock Beach on Grand Bahama Island. Natural, big and empty. We really want to go back to that island.

Yes that's a terrible toy. Why do they think kids won't notice these things?
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actipton80actipton80 on June 15th, 2015 11:28 pm (UTC)
Blah on fibro. I haven't had much in the way of pain, but my moods are all over the place and my energy is down. Blah.

It seems like you are getting out of your art block and thinking about George again. George will probably have some more life-suckage dished out to him in that story.

I'm glad Ren is doing well even if he is spoiled rotten and not weaned. Now I have to go and see if you put up any more chick pictures.
Desthagirion on June 16th, 2015 01:14 am (UTC)
I felt bad all day today. Sorry to hear you aren't well either.

Yeah I hope I am. Hehe, yeah this story won't end well for him either. But he does get a bit of fun for a while. It's nice to think about him again.

Yeah Ren is very spoiled. I saw his parents today. Gosh they are so big and smooth. Ren looks terrible. I will make a locked post for him soon. And I did just put up some chick pics.
kabuldur: Asterkabuldur on June 16th, 2015 10:26 am (UTC)
Seems like you have found lots to occupy yourself with until Friday comes along. I'm glad you are having an awesome summer. Bah on your fibro acting up right now.

Oooh, gourds! I hope I get time to see any time you might put a video of them up. Also, between them and the chicks, I would be a very happy camper if I were you right now :)

Cool that you're getting back to George, too :)

I'm glad Ren is surviving thus far, too.
Desthagirion on June 16th, 2015 01:57 pm (UTC)
Yeah there's a lot to do right now. I feel much better today. Less pain and spasms. Hope I can get some stuff accomplished.

I just filmed them so I need to pot that to youtube soon.

I've missed George. He needs my attention.

Yeah Ren is doing well too.
kabuldur: Asterkabuldur on June 17th, 2015 09:25 am (UTC)
I look forward to the video :)