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11 December 2017 @ 01:43 pm
Christmas cards at last  
Last night I finished the pencil art of my latest Christmas card. I'm currently inking it. It does feature Schuyler this time around. It's kind of slow going but I think I can finish the inking today or tonight. It's not complex which was by design so I can finish before Christmas. I don't know if I'll be able to start coloring today but we'll see.

It's been so cold the last two days and the whole week will be this way. Nights in the 30s and 40s. My back and joints have been acting up because of it. Poor Chris was sick this weekend too with a cold. I've been taking care of him though and today he was able to go back to work. With the weather being miserable it's a good time to be indoors and sick I guess. Lots of people are sick actually. I brought in all the nepenthes and hoyas. I've bagged up all my amorphs too for the winter as they've entered dormancy now. I try to spray them three times a day. Bullet likes that and jumps on the bars begging to be sprayed. I didn't want to spray her yesterday because it's too cold. But I used warm water in the sprayer and gave her some once things got a bit warmer.

So I finished watching Stranger Things season 2. I liked it. So yes this is a show I recommend as a nice horror series set in the 80s. I'm going to give a few spoilers here so be aware.
I wish season two hadn't focused so much on the dog gorgons. After finding out that that was the second stage of the demigorgon from the beginning it would have been cool to see another one of those at full size. Better yet I wish Dart, the one one of the kids raised had matured. Would have been great to have a powerful friendly monster on their side. And then he dies. That and the ep where Eleven found her sister the criminal were the parts I did not like. I think that ep was so out of sync with the rest of the show and completely pointless. I know it was about Eleven learning to use her powers from her sister but would have been better had she not left town and figured it out on her own. Oh and that new jock guy they added was also completely pointless. In one of the makings of they said they needed a human antagonist. No you didn't. You had tons going on with Eleven and her powers, hiding from evil government agencies, monsters running around, the shadow monster etc, that no you do not need a human antagonist. Pointless character.
actipton80actipton80 on December 11th, 2017 06:51 pm (UTC)
I still need to write your Christmas card too. I hate how cold it is right now because I don't want to get sick again right before surgery. We have nights in the 20's this week.

That's cute about Bullet wanting to be sprayed. Izzy was super affectionate this morning. He kept jumping up onto the front of the cage for kisses, and he was bobbing his head and giving me kisses too. Rocky wants to come over for kisses too, but Izzy gets jealous and won't let him.
Desthagirion on December 11th, 2017 07:55 pm (UTC)
Aw thanks. I'm still here inking. It's distracting going online but I'm getting close to finishing. Oh man that sucks. I hope you don't get sick.

Yeah silly budgie it's too cold for a shower. Haha. Aw that's cute. I love it when birds are friendly like that and seek you out.
Calzephyrcalzephyr77 on December 22nd, 2017 03:48 am (UTC)
Dart's death was truly sad.

I was lukewarm about the parts where Eleven finds her sister as well. I couldn't suspend my disbelief - surely someone at the bus depot would have called the police on a minor paying for a bus ticket with a fat stack of cash.

I hope you don't mind, but I'll be sending out a new year's card to you. I just couldn't come up with something I liked and raided the card stash for the ones I did send out. It will be worth the wait though :-)
Desthagirion on December 22nd, 2017 12:36 pm (UTC)
I found it annoying. I would have loved to have seen him as a full grown demigorgon and on the side of the kids. Most shows and movies disappoint me like this which is why I write my own stuff as few have the ideas that I can come up with. Yeah I didn't think that was a necessary episode really. It could have been better though the sister's powers were interesting.

Why would I mind? I'd love to get a card from you. I will finally be getting around to making mine up and sending them as well. I just got the prints yesterday.
Calzephyrcalzephyr77 on December 30th, 2017 03:36 am (UTC)
LOL, for some reason, Dustin riding a giant Dart popped into my head!

I received your card today - thank you! It looks gorgeous printed on paper.

Heh, I dunno, I feel like I should have my act together with getting cards out the door by now. It seems like ideas never come at the right time, but I did sketch something out tonight that I think you'll love.
Desthagirion on December 30th, 2017 12:40 pm (UTC)
Ha that would be funny.

Oh good I'm glad it made it up there. Thank you. I'm glad you liked it so much. It's hard coming up with ideas. Almost thought this year nothing would happen. Oooh ok I look forward to it then.