Tuesday, March 26, 2013

...don't mind me, I'm giving my fish a new pond. (see side bar, heh.)

Random interesting words:

"waveson" --goods floating on the sea after a shipwreck
"whangam" --an imaginary animal
"woodshedding" --spontaneous barbershop singing

When I figure out how to use these in an actual sentence, I'll let you know. 

still trying to kill my art block

I have now graduated myself to quick scetchy paintshop-painting pieces. Basically: I'm bored so I color sketches super fast and don't really care how it looks.

Most of the time while drawing these (I've got a few more about halfway colored) I just hum Dory's "just keep swimming!" song from Finding Nemo. yep, I've gone pretty wonky.

Also, spell check doesn't believe that "Nemo" is a real word and wants me to change it to "anemone". Random fact.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013


My latest attempt at vanquishing my art block (yes, I'm still incapable of drawing. sigh.) has been to spend hours drawing lineart in Paintshop Pro. I'm getting very sick of it, which is the basic idea. I figure once I literally can't stand this anymore, I'll be so relieved to pick up my pencils again it won't matter what I draw. XD

On a (slightly unrelated) note, I've decided to do camp NanoWriMo, which begins in April. Basically, it's NaNoWriMo, only with more flexible word counts. i'm planning to do 25,000 this round.  The above characters are all part of my plot.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Things I Love: the Secret of Kells

Secret of Kells is basically just a movie. Except, of course, it's a completely traditionally-animated movie in which every scene is basically a piece of art that I want to rip off my television screen and plaster on my wall.

Yes, these are all stills from the movie. Not even stills from my favorite scenes or anything. Just random ones I found on Google. I could post the entire movie in pictures here, and it would be breathtakingly gorgeous.

In other words, go watch it. they have it on Netflix.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

two extraordinarily random poems here...

13,000 feet above the ground
coasting through the air inside a metal bird
look out the tiny oval window 
at a tiny silver car
like a busy beetle, all alone
and wonder if the people inside have any idea
that they're being spied on

it was mustard yellow
but not anymore
now its been charred
like a sickly grungy green
because thats how it feels
a house is supposed to 
protect shelter
and this house did
but not anymore
now its alone
it didn't mean to kill
the people inside
that isnt what homes do
it was a home
but not anymore
now its just a house 
because its veins were all wrong
and homes have to keep people safe
and the house tried
and couldnt protect

Saturday, March 09, 2013


Guess what I have?
a.) a therapy llama
b) a large yellow mug with a smiley-faceon it
c) a lifetime supply of spearmint tea
d) every shade of cool grey Prismacolor marker
e) none of the above

The answer is e), sadly enough. But that's actually okay, because I have something else!

What is this mysterious thing, you ask?

I may have already posted about this on the blog, but I have been using two keyboards lately, one of which was missing half of it's keys, the other one missing the oppisite half of keys.

It was extremely hard to type. In fact, it even got to the point where I would be happily writing something on my iThing when WHAM "where's my other keyboard? i need to hit the letter g!" Causing me to panic for a second before I realize that I don't actually need a second keyboard on my iThing.

And now I can type again.