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Wednesday, March 30, 2005

As I type this, I’m sitting in my back yard, digesting a plate of chocolate chip cookies and a glass of lemonade (all home-made, no less), looking out at the jumbled mulch that now hides the fifty or so daffodil bulbs I planted earlier this afternoon. I feel almost ashamed that I’m ever sorry for myself. Now that I’ve had some time to think about last night’s incredible dinner with T, I can […]

Tuesday, March 29, 2005

I don’t normally like CGI. It looks too stiff and too generated; surfaces feel harsh and hyper-real. Indeed, it’s all about the feel of it. I don’t like how CGI feels. But Andrew Hickinbottom‘s work gives me hope that there’s a good future in CGI. He’s created CGI that looks like animations of clay figurines. Very pretty, and it has a style that feels more natural […]

March 28, 2005

In other news, my gallery is now officially back online, though I still need to clean up a few bits and pieces. But at least you can browse everything in their correct categories and such. Posted here so I won’t forget to browse it at my leisure later: The Official Alex Toth Website, featuring a whole lot of artwork from a classic comic artist.

Sunday, March 27, 2005

A few years ago, I had an idea for a story called Red Ax, which I excitedly hashed out with Saalon. Unfortunately, it was a comic book story with anthropomorphic characters, and since I couldn’t draw and didn’t know any comic book artists, I shelved it. About a year ago, I wanted to write, and that comic book idea floated into my head. So I sat down and wrote an eleven-page script that introduced […]

Friday, March 25, 2005

Here’s what I did this evening: That’s the new herb border I planted just outside my back door. The planter full of dirt was there when I moved in, and though it clearly hadn’t been used in awhile, the soil was in reasonably decent shape. I dug in two bags of potting soil yesterday, then bought some herbs today and planted them. I’ve got spearmint, parsley, oregano, and thyme, those all […]

Thursday, March 24, 2005

I need to grow up. I’ve been implementing the “Getting Things Done” productivity system. It’s helped me in some ways, but I’m still not very productive in the evenings. I may accomplish one or two little tasks—cleaning the bathrooms, writing a bit—but that seems marginal considering that I have a good two or three hours per night to do things. I’m sure that this is at least partly due to maturity. […]

Wednesday, March 23, 2005

I just got my art gallery back online; it’s been non-functional for awhile. The site is still very basic, but you can at least browse my poor attempts at art.

Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Didn’t get much sleep last night—about six hours, and I never do well on less than eight—so I’ve been a little spacy all day. Awake, but unable to really concentrate on anything. Fortunately, I was able to complete a few things at work, and had dinner at my parents’ followed by a showing of Shanghai Knights, which I think is one of Jackie Chan’s better movies, and certainly one of the best of his later work. The photo […]

Monday, March 21, 2005

Spotted this last week, growing next to my front walkway: I planted that flower myself, last fall. Now I’m going to admit something that will probably alienate all fifteen of my readers: I really like to garden. Oddly, I don’t have the reasons that I typically read about; I don’t love the feel of soil in my hands. Soil’s dirty. It’s essentially dry mud. But I do love beautifying a space. I can take […]

Thursday, March 17, 2005 — St. Patrick’s Day

I tried something new tonight: I gave myself a couple of hours to goof off after I got home, expecting to get some things accomplished afterwards. I hoped that the rest would recharge me with enough energy to get me through a few hours’ worth of personal duties. It worked: I had no problems cleaning, paying bills, and finishing this week’s updates to Matrix Experiments Lain. Excellent! I goofed off by watching […]

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