Saturday, July 27, 2013

oh yes, I suppose I forgot to mention...

sand colored sea crab
nervous eyes perched on long stalks
small legs scuttling

salt coating lips, face-
hair dries into crunchy spikes
spit out the brine taste

In other words, last week we moved to the beach.

And now I spend every day sitting on a towel by the ocean.

I have named our new house... okay, I dunno yet. I'll decide after I've unpacked.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

alpha beta gamma delta etc etc

I took a Greek alphabet class for about an hour and a half over the internet tonight. It was fascinating. I was fascinated.

Not so much by the wonders of the Greek alphabet, which was admittedly fairly cool, but more just by the wonders of technology that made it totally doable for 50 different kids from around the world sit around in their rooms or whatever taking a class from the same teacher and still being able to ask and answer questions.

Yeah, it was fascinating.

Also the Greek alphabet is hard to write. Why did they have to make all their letters weird, complicated squiggly lines and going all over the place?

Anyways, technology and foreign languages are just pretty much beyond me.

(Bye the way, I'm typing this all on my newly fixed laptop. The one that was sitting under my bed for over two years because I just cannot control machines and I decided I hated it.)

Monday, July 22, 2013

adventures in graphic noveling

For those of you who maybe didn't hear, this New Years I resolved to write and illustrate an entire graphic novel/webcomic type thing.

It has been a crazy lot amount of fun so far. I've only done one page all the way, although I've almost finished page 2, sketched pages 3-5, have the paneling planned up to page 10, and have everything up to the third chapter scripted, and have almost the entire plot finished.

I do still have an awful lot of kinks to work out. For example, how to speech bubbles work? what about font? And drawing with a mouse is a bit stressful.