Tuesday, October 4, 2005

I’m back in business (mostly). Worked a half-day at work, and that partly because things are quiet there. I’ve powered through pretty much all of my work, so I cleaned out my inbox and took care of a few things, and generally went easy on myself to prevent a relapse of this cold.

Got home to a couple of phone calls, both of which were good. One of them makes me feel very good about Otherspace, and the other was a chat with a friend. I felt so good that I made sweet-and-sour pork, wrote eight hundred words of outline for my young adult novel, and drew half a dozen heads of hair in preparation for my comic. I think I’ve figured out something important about how to draw hair; I’ve been trying to draw individual strands, when actually I should be drawing more of the overall shape of the hair, and adding the strands as details. But the hair as a whole is made up of strands, so I’m drawing a flowing, watery shape more than a solid shape. I can’t describe it, but I think my brain’s wrapped around something important.

Lessee. In other news, I’ve re-watched the first two episodes of Planetes, which was as good as I remembered. It’s a hard SF show set seventy years in the future, about a group of astronauts who deal with space debris. Though, being good anime, that’s only a small fraction of the story; it’s also about perseverance, and honor, and heroism, and friendship, and justice, and a bunch of other things that I can’t even put into words. So, good good stuff.

So anyway, yeah, I’m feeling better, and things appear to be on an upswing.

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