Also, Chase was a kitty for Halloween

Oop, it’s been a bit. Without the monthly focuses to keep me shame-tied to blogging, I’ve forgotten the habit. Though, to be fair, I’d been out of the proper habit for a while (which is true of most folks, it seems). What have I been doing. Hmm. A big chunk of October was spent making San’s mask and cape (from Princess Mononoke) for a friend. I am a huge costume nerd and since they never drew San’s cape as actually attached in any way, that’s how I made it. It…

Chaos

And with that, we went and bought something fancier than we imagined we could.  And got a hell of a deal. It’s the 2013 Veloster. VELOSTER. From the first time I saw a picture of its stupid face I was taken. Then Chase showed me this banned Dutch commercial: Yep, it’s got three doors. To fuck with Death. Somehow, we thought the price we were looking at was for the base model. But it turned out that the car we were looking at online actually had a fancy package that…

Your society, my society, car society

Our beloved car, Patrick (named after the best mixture of feminine and masculine ever) is getting old and sick and our crazy long-term life plans, along with Chase’s hardcore commute, mean that we need a vehicle with good gas mileage. Something new(er) than our gorgeous 1991 Mercedes Benz. There is something particularly wonderful about driving the last generation’s luxury cars. Patrick has a leather interior, wood panelling, seats that work for both Chase and I (two very different sized people)—he reminds you, even with his heavy wear and age, that…

You might not have guessed my philosophical beliefs yet

A while ago I posted something on Tumblr about defining family that has since been reblogged a whole hell of a lot. It’s always interesting and heartening to see people’s comments and responses as they reblog. This one is new to me, though (link to post, which has auto-play music): Oh man, theory! Interesting! It looks like the fourth and sixth “Satanic Satements” of LaVeyan Satanism apply here: 4. Satan represents kindness to those who deserve it, instead of love wasted on ingrates 6.  Satan represents responsibility to the responsible…

Animatic, some changes. Good ones!

Oh god, I failed this last last two month’s focus.  I did not make an animatic.  Oh, but that’s because I used the paintings I did to make this. And I spent a bunch of time making this And writing like 7,000 words of the sequel to The Audacity Gambit. And researching how exactly San’s cape in Princess Mononoke works. Talking to Chase about his show, which is now next spring (a good thing!). Being excited with my favourite people about their new house and looking at fridges with them.…