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2017-08-14 09:52 am
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hrm

Had a dream last night that was most likely triggered by watching Game of Thrones after painting scars onto a photograph of a model for a book cover--a dragon had, in the recent past, put its mouth down right on top of me and bit me, then picked me up (with my head and shoulders in its mouth) and shaken me around a bit before dropping me. So I had wounds, turning to scars, on my torso and back.

Was that was the focus of the dream was? NO. I was back at some sort of school, although I was adult or young adult, and the headmistress refused to believe my story, and I spent the time attempting to convince her.

Why are brains?
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2017-08-04 02:53 pm

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I enjoyed this Amazon review:
Took a bit to sink into this post apoplectic space thriller.
Closely followed by a four-star review with the judgement:
its a book
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2017-08-01 08:07 pm

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Jury duty today and ended up on a jury, so cannot discuss life until this trial is over.

But because we are in Texas, the security line where you take your shoes off to get scanned had a bootjack available, attorneys wandered the halls in cowboy hats, cowboy boots, or both, and when explaining that Texas does not allow anyone with a conviction of theft to serve as a juror, the judge made sure to clarify that rustlin' counted. Yes, rustling cattle.

(ps--our internet was back on this morning WE ARE BACK IN CIVILIZATION AGAIN)
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2017-08-01 02:45 am

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Internet still out SEND HELP AT ONCE I am being forced to entertain myself
IT'S LIKE WE'RE BACK IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY THE HORROR
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2017-07-31 10:58 pm

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our internet is out--area-wide outage is all we know--and our house is in a
hole so we get spotty cell reception.

THIS SITUATION IS BARBARIC
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2017-07-25 09:06 am

The Machineries of Tarot

For your amusement, a small project I coded with [personal profile] yhlee, the author of the Machineries of Empire series: hexarchate Tarot readings. Card meanings by [personal profile] yhlee, code and spreads by me. :)
No art right now, just meanings. The 78-card jeng-zai deck corresponds to the traditional Tarot but is specifically a hexarchate Tarot circa Kel Cheris' era. As such, upright sixes are all positive while upright sevens are negative, and the fours are lucky/unlucky.

This site is for entertainment purposes only: neither guarantees nor apologies are given for the accuracy or inaccuracy of any reading you may receive, and no responsibility is taken for any calendrical rot that may ensue. Hopefully you do not live in the hexarchate.
No spoilers if you haven't read anything in the series (Ninefox Gambit, Raven Stratagem or any of the short stories), although you might be mildly confused and not get some of the jokes.
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2017-07-18 09:50 am
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I did an art

And here is the full picture that I painted for [personal profile] selenite0's Torchship Captain cover I posted yesterday:


Torchship Captain by sfolse on DeviantArt

Why paint so much that's just going to be covered by the title and top image of a face? (a) portfolio work and (b) to potentially sell as prints. :)

(also: the window started from a 3D program and the wall started from a copyright-free set of textures, and then I painted over them and photomontaged stuff into them. I can't draw lines that straight.)
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2017-07-17 03:47 pm
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I made a picture

And I made a book cover from it.


Torchship Captain Book Cover by sfolse on DeviantArt

Torchship Captain, the cover of the third book in Karl K. Gallagher's (aka [personal profile] selenite0) science fiction trilogy. I'll get the version of the cover without the title and the face on top posted before too long. I kinda forgot to send it to myself and I'm at work right now

If anybody happens to wander by and sees this, and is in the market for a book cover painting or a cover made from stock photos I can do that!
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2017-07-10 11:08 am

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a story in four pictures:

cut for pics )
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2017-06-30 07:58 pm
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Ah, that feel when you're fighting a necromancer and he resurrects two draugr who immediately start fighting him while you can barely shoot your crossbow for laughing.

#justskyrimthings
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2017-06-30 08:40 am

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man, gotta love those spammers who rely on people using their real names in their email addresses. "Are you telophase14 from Old School?" is the one I just got. (and it actually says "Old School"; I didn't elide that for privacy or anything.)

In other news, definitely feeling better--this is either the weirdest damn cold I've ever had or the weirdest damn allergy attack I've ever had, in that it was a cold for two and a half days and then mostly quit, leaving behind a bit of a cough, a bit of a sniffle, and exhaustion.
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2017-06-27 08:53 am

random updates

Last week I posted under lock about a mysterious bump on my thyroid and sore throat that I'd gone to the doc for. Had the scan on Wednesday, got the results on Friday: just a cyst. Yay. Doc says we'll rescan in a year unless it changes dramatically.

Mom came up this weekend to go to one of the local art museums, which has an exhibition of paintings from a collection that focuses on the late 19th and early 20th centuries, including a lot of Impressionists. Alas, I am just not an Impressionist type of person. The painting I liked best was Alfred Sisley's Snow at Louveciennes, and that was because it reminded me of tramping through the snow in Arashiyama, Kyoto--the small hilly village, the snow, the feeling of cold in the air.

I pretty much spent the time Mom wasn't here playing Skyrim, and have come up with an actual motivation for Murderface 2.0! That shall wait for a real post. Let's just say it's petty and completely disproportionate to his actions.

I have discovered a brand of lactose-free yogurt and have been eating yogurt pretty steadily over the past few days thanks to antibiotic side effects, the less said about which the better. But plain yogurt with maple syrup is rather addictive.

And to end it all with, I now have another sore throat, which is much more obviously a respiratory-related thing than last week's was, and I am expecting to come down with a cold Any Moment Now, given my general run-down feeling right now. Alas. (I may be continuing to play Skyrim, in that case...)
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2017-06-22 09:40 am
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Well, I work about two miles away from this zoo, so I could go and be disdained by this giraffe calf in person.

Theoretically. The air is about the temperature of boiling right now and the idea of actually setting foot on zoo grounds is not that tempting, really, even with the possibility of being personally disdained.
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2017-06-20 01:01 pm

arg dammit

just learned, after nuking my frozen tv-dinner-type lunch but before eating it, that pineapple has the same effect as grapefruit on antibiotics, especially those in the family that the I'm taking is in. Cooking may denature the enzyme that has the effect, but I can't get a specific answer as to whether or not 3 minutes of nuking (and whatever prep it might have had before) would destroy it.

Given that I'm allergic to a cousin of this AB* and that the bad effect is that it slows the elimination of it from the body, it's very much not worth risking it, especially as the last bad AB reaction I had kept me out of work for a very unhappy week. Dammit, it smells so good, too.


* both doc and pharmacist are well aware, and I have been given strict instructions to keep an eye on certain symptoms and phone immediately if they show up.

eta: and of course the library cafe isn't carrying the usual salads and sushi since it's summer. so i have a thing of instant oatmeal for lunch. I also brought cheese sticks, so it's not all I'm having, and we start our conversational Italian class tonight through campus' extended ed program, so we'll be eating dinner early. It's just Not Satisfying when I had my heart set on black bean chicken with pineapple sauce. Bah.
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2017-06-14 03:48 pm
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Once more unto the breach

So! Murderface decided that the house in Whiterun wasn't good enough almost immediately after buying it, and thus decided he needed to purchase land and build one. There is as of yet no mod on the PS4 (and perhaps not on any other platform, but I haven't looked) that allows you to rent out houses you are not living in for gold, which I think should be a priority for modbuilders, so it's just sitting there.

But that meant when the jarl of Falkreath summoned him to run a trivial errand, he did so because once you make nice to the Jarl he lets you buy land.

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2017-06-14 02:02 pm

A conversation from Slack

telophase
have you ordered from amazon yet?

myrialux
not yet

telophase
i need dis
https://www.amazon.com/Nostepinne-Rosewood-Accessories-Nagina-International/dp/B01MZI4IY0/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1497466170&sr=8-2&keywords=nostepinne
totally not as a wizard wand
to wind yarn into center-pull balls.
and not to cast spells on you

myrialux
accio yarn
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2017-06-14 01:28 pm
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look i made a yarn

a bigger yarn this time

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2017-06-08 03:08 pm
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A burning question....

...that absolutely nobody has is: are Murderface's facial decorations paint or tats? You see, in the Skyrim character creator, the various designs you can apply to character's faces are called "war paint," but...

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2017-06-08 01:49 pm
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Murderface Goes on a Selfie Binge

In lieu of an adventure writeup, because I'm at a point in the game where I'm trying to min/max all of Murderface's perks and equipment which leads less to hilarious adventure and more to picking quests because of the loot or XP they'll bring, here's a bunch of photos he's taken and commentary.

Well, maybe a story or two. And not that many selfies.

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2017-06-05 02:06 pm

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We went to see Wonder Woman on Friday night, with an almost-sold-out audience.

Best part? The bit afterward, when I was in line in the women's restroom, and in front of me was a boy, perhaps 6 or so years old, and the woman he was with (mother, sister, aunt, who knows?). She was kicking and punching the air and asking the boy "Did you like that in the movie?" and he was enthusiastically agreeing.