Because I just spent the last hour typing this out in a longer journal on DA and I don’t care to take the effort to copy/paste or whatever, you guys get the bullet list version of my last week.  I haven’t been on in the last week and here’s why:

-Last Thursday morning my computer fried and I had to go to my aunt’s house (for various reasons) to get it looked at. So I’ve had no computer/way of accessing any relevant sites/files/data for the last week. Except for my email at least, which did avert some minor crisis. 

-I ended up having to buy a new computer and stay a week at my aunt’s, which now I have a monthly payment on this new computer that I’m using because I couldn’t afford to buy one, so we had to finance. Because I also can’t afford to pay for costly laptop repairs, so financing a new one was really my only option.

-Added bills lately means I need to find part time work or something to help pick up the slack so I can actually save some money maybe because I’m supposed to be moving to Southern California in September, but I don’t want to go without at least some sort of savings. 

-I need extra money, but there’s literally nowhere to get a job where I live right now so I guess I’m moving back up to the city for a month or two before I go to Cali. So, surprise moving plans were added to my plate and I’m moving next week so that’s happening now I guess.

-Not having a computer has put me really behind on my work now. I did get some things done, but most of it I needed my computer to really get the bulk of the work done.

-My new computer is set up (obviously) but it’s been “system updating” literally for the last four hours and it’s barely 2/3 of the way finished with just one of the 7 updates it wants me to do (I don’t think I’ll be doing all of those right at once). And I still need to reinstall Creative Suite and office and all that other jazz. 

-And to top it all off, me and my sis-in-law met my mom halfway back to my home earlier today and when I got in the car my mom informed me that my cat, Pangur died yesterday afternoon. Most likely from a copperhead bite, and I wasn’t there to take care of him or even say goodbye.

Basically I have been having an awful week and something good had better happen soon because I can’t take any more bad news. 

Sketch of the next doll that I’m making. Usually the dolls I make I think up as I go along.  Like, I sculpt a head based on just whatever comes to mind, then I make a pattern to match the style of the head, and then I pick fabrics based on whatever.  But for this one, I started that way and changed a little.  I sculpted the lower jaw, and it’s baking now, so I decided to sketch up what I’m thinking of doing based on the jaw I just made. Which was fun too!
When it’s done, this doll will be for sale as well.

Sketch of the next doll that I’m making. Usually the dolls I make I think up as I go along.  Like, I sculpt a head based on just whatever comes to mind, then I make a pattern to match the style of the head, and then I pick fabrics based on whatever.  But for this one, I started that way and changed a little.  I sculpted the lower jaw, and it’s baking now, so I decided to sketch up what I’m thinking of doing based on the jaw I just made. Which was fun too!

When it’s done, this doll will be for sale as well.

Sketching after work. Two of the like… 20 deities I’ve created for Sky Herder over time (I really like world building if you couldn’t tell).  These characters aren’t actually ones that appear in the story or anything, they’re just part of the world folklore and they show up in the background in wall murals/sculpture and on props and such. I just thought it would be fun to sketch a couple of them not in the blocky, “ethnic” style contained in the actual project.

Sometimes I like to pretend I know how to animate. And then I remember how tedious it is and change my mind. Heheh. Anyways, here’s a WIP animation of Cyrus, because I’d been wanting to show how he looks floating around. 30 frames so far, but I’m sure if I finish it off that number will probably double. *sigh* I’d like to finish it off sometime, but I don’t know when I’ll get to it.

Sometimes I like to pretend I know how to animate. And then I remember how tedious it is and change my mind. Heheh. Anyways, here’s a WIP animation of Cyrus, because I’d been wanting to show how he looks floating around. 30 frames so far, but I’m sure if I finish it off that number will probably double. *sigh* I’d like to finish it off sometime, but I don’t know when I’ll get to it.

  • England: What day is today?
  • Ireland: It's Ju-
  • Ireland: Oh God....ooooooh fucking crap.
  • Italy: Holy shit is that today.
  • England: What? What is it Ireland?!?! Italy?!?
  • *stumbling down stairs* *shouts gettING LOUDER AND L O U D E R*
  • ENGLAND: FUCKING SHIT
  • ENGLAND: RUN EVERYBODY RUN LIKE HELL
  • *DOORS B URST OPE N*
  • AMERICA: *POINTS AT ITALY* FUCK YOU
  • AMERICA: *POINTS AT IRELAND* FUCK YOU
  • AMERICA: *PUNCHES ENGLAND IN THE FACE AND SLAMS THEM AGAINST A TABLE* AND FUCK YOU MOST OF ALL
  • AMERICA: YOU KNOW WHAT
  • AMERICA: FUCK ALL OF YOU
  • AMERICA: U-S-A! U-S-A! U-S-A!