Laid & Couched Christmas presents

Chase and I don’t do Christmas, except that we do. For the past couple of years we’ve gone to Anne and Foley’s for Christmas morning and it’s been a joy. Anne is my favourite present monster and it’s always the most pleasurable challenge to make or find her something. Last year I did a 25-day advent calender for her, so I wasn’t sure how to top that. And I gave Foley something way too goofy for her birthday, so I needed to figure out how to balance that. Chase suggested…

Character Drawcember

I’ve been trying to get drawing more, partially because two of three projects slated for 2015 demand I be in the habit again, so the Character Drawcember challenge was just the thing I needed. I used to do this drawing challenge (daily, weekly, given prompts, self-directed) thing on the reg, but that was ages ago, so the slower-paced setup for this challenge was perfect. Three sketches and one final coloured piece a week, with the last days of December to catch up. And! Even with making ASMR videos, hand embroidering…

This is very different from the webcomic I assumed I’d go back to

If you’re unfamiliar with what Autonomous sensory meridian response (ASMR) is, Wikipedia does have a great rundown, but in short it’s positive tingly feelings in your scalp (mostly) brought on by aural and visual triggers. Triggers can range from tapping sounds panning ear to ear to slow hand movements. Not everyone has this response, it’s like cilantro. But even folks who don’t have an ASM response to common triggers can find the videos useful for relaxation and getting to sleep. Common triggers like soft talking, personal attention, repetitive movements and…

It’s almost like I have a teaching background

This will be a little incoherent because I just spent the last hour listening to ASMR while zonked the everloving fuck out, but in short: a friend introduced me to their friend, who wanted advice on web serialisation. They’d encountered The Audacity Gambit and were starting from a place of practically no background in web publishing and wanted advice. I was very flattered. The thing is, I really like explaining stuff. Here is a thing: I am stupid for process and love teaching people. If you ask me for written…

100 Happy Days

I am trying to get my shit together. Habit RPG was helping with that, and is still, but around my birthday various bummers started crawling back the same way I always see things wiggling just at the edge of my vision. I’ve joked before that I wish I had the same kind of depression I did in my early twenties, the kind that came with a single-minded focus and drove me to constantly make things.  There’s a lot of stuff here that I’m not saying, that is boring, but the…