My outside plants. I got some new ones! Actually I don’t think I ever posted photos of the planter box, but it looks like a mess in there due to all the crazy wind and storms lately, probably because I should have put some stakes in there for the taller plants. I hope the bacopa starts flowering again soon.
Jess (sender of amazing coasters): Sometime we need to go to Gearhart, Oregon, and take a picture of you existing in it. Maybe everyone will give you free stuff.
Me: Or they’ll all look JUST LIKE ME because nobody else spells my last name that way, which would be creepy as shit.
Chesh: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6Fuxkinhug It’ll be exactly like this.
Awhile back my friend gave me his Roomba because he didn’t want it anymore. Sounded pretty ridiculous, but I figured what the hell, it’s free, it’s gonna clean my floors for me, and I’m lazy. Might as well see what it does. Surprisingly, it does a fantastic job and plays happy little noises at me to let me know when it’s finished cleaning, which is adorable.
Fast forward like 6 months later and the thing up and dies due to a bumper/IR sensor malfunction, and I have to get out my upright vacuum to finish cleaning. Apparently in 6 months’ time I forgot how much my upright vacuum sucks (or doesn’t suck, hur hur) because I’m standing there rolling it over these tiny specks of whatever and it’s just pushing them deeper into the carpet while blowing out hot air and crackling like an asshole. Pieces of black plastic are flying out from God knows where and I have to stop and pick them up, like it’s trying to spite me and highlight the irony of this incredibly stupid situation. Yet I keep trying, because my carpets still aren’t fucking clean and somehow they’re going to be. SOMEHOW THIS WILL HAPPEN.
…So I’m cracking open the Roomba and seeing if I can’t get someone to help me fix this thing. I never thought I would ever give a shit about something as seemingly useless as a Roomba, but man, if I had the money I’d buy a herd of them and let them roam the carpeted plains of my apartment all day forever.
I said I’d get these up, so… favorite PAX cosplayers round one! The Prince was my favorite of all of them. The person cosplaying him even got up and danced at the Rock Band free play area, haha. The Brock Samson one is also an eerily good likeness.
Oh my god, today. What is wrong with today. Everything is wrong with today. The cops busted into my upstairs neighbor’s apartment this morning with a search warrant, for what I don’t know and don’t care because he’s a dick who screams at his girlfriend all day and I was gonna call the cops on him anyway for extreme, loud douchebaggery. Apparently now I don’t have to. Whatever.
Then at work I was told that two of my coworkers are likely leaving the department (they have good reasons to, so I don’t blame them), and since I worked with them directly my job responsibilities are going to change once they’re gone. Aaaand I have no idea what that means, just that it’s happening and I have to deal with it, I guess!
THEN. I got a call about doing another Wendy on Wheels book, this time for someone who wants to actually pay us to make them a book using the character for some promotional stuff they’re doing. This would be completely awesome if 1.) I wasn’t already doing a project, 2.) I wasn’t working full time, and 3.) they didn’t want this book done by the end of September, leaving me with less than five months to somehow finish current project (which is also supposed to be done in September because everyone wants books out for Christmas!!) do this one, and apparently not explode from never having free time again. I was actually asked how much money it would take for me to meet that deadline, and I had to say that it didn’t matter because it just couldn’t happen. Which is not the answer I would ever want to give in this situation. At all. Ever.
We’re going to ask if they’d be willing to negotiate on that, but if they’re not and I ruin this opportunity for both of us (but especially for the writer) I’m going to feel like the most gigantic asshole on the planet.
…Is it wrong that I’m thinking about doing it anyway and just completely and utterly hating my life for the next ~5 months? I don’t want to risk failing to meet a deadline no matter what, though. hsgdkfhgkfjldghgf. Man, I can’t even think about this anymore. I’m Done. What the fuck, Wednesday.
Bambi - Backgrounds
The backgrounds in Bambi are the most beautiful of any Disney film, I think. They’re just so perfect for the film, but they stand out on their own, too. I never really liked Bambi much as a kid and appreciate it a lot more as an adult if for nothing other than the sheer amount of work that went into it, and it’s probably my favorite Disney film now.
Still trying to get Rosie to eat. She’s looking really dehydrated because she refuses to touch her food. I tried to feed her with a syringe today, and she ate some but kept squeaking at me and was just upset about it the entire time :/ I don’t think it’s a coincidence that this started when she started laying eggs, but I don’t know why that would cause her to stop eating entirely when she used to devour her food like nothing else. This is so frustrating, especially since the health of small animals tends to take a nosedive when something seemingly minor goes wrong, so I’m trying to do what I can to prevent that from happening. The vet said her bones are already looking pretty weak from her egg laying/not eating, so… Hopefully getting some different (and maybe more enticing?) food will help some. Rosie, why :(
Guess what game I’ve been playing lately! I only just remembered there was a new (well, sort of) Alice game out, so I had to get it. I did a speed run of the original game before buying this one, and I’m surprised it holds up as well as it does for being 13 years old. I wish the new one was a bit shorter like the old one was, though it would probably help if some of the levels didn’t go on forever (seriously, water levels are always the worst, wtf).
Also yeah, I’m really… random when it comes to working on larger pieces like this one and basically just do whatever I need to get it done rather than doing things in actual planned stages like a much smarter and more focused person would. I really WANT this to be finished, but it’s going to take forreeverrr. Especially since I already need to go back and redraw some things to make them more accurate.
The face of Ham