Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Home again

B and the Beast got home yesterday. Things are interesting and it's taking a lot of patience to figure out how everything needs to change to accommodate his cast, but they're home. So all is well.

I feel weird posting all this here. Maybe it's time to give up blogging completely..

Sunday, March 12, 2017

New day, new diagnosis

B has talked to the specialist doctor guy who is supposedly the best in his field in the Southeastern United States. Probably not the uber rare bone disease/disorder/condition/thing.

They're doing a biopsy right now. Or maybe they're done by now. I don't know. If nothing weird shows up, they'll do whatever surgical thing they can and move on from there.

Worried about the idea of a spica cast. Not sure how to manage.. all the things. Getting him home, bodily functions, keeping him from losing his mind with not being able to move. But we'll do what we can as we can.

Today's goals include: buying the promised ender dragon toy for when we see him again and procuring actual real food for those of us still at home. I'm finding all manner of simple things very difficult to do but I suppose that's to be expected.

Positive thoughts for my Beast are greatly appreciated.

A Terrible Day

The Beast has broken his leg and is, as I type, on his way to a specialist in another city. He may (or may not) have a rare bone disease. disorder. condition. something.

My poor, youngest baby, is doped up on morphine and in an ambulance speeding away from me (with B. he isn't alone. I would never leave him alone). I've never spent a single night away from him. Until now.

I'm not going to get into my feelings about the lack of anything actually happening during the 10ish hours they spent at the local hospital. X-rays and an MRI. And a lot of waiting.

Needless to say, I am not alright.

I've had three panic attacks today. Nearly hyperventilated twice. I feel terrible and I'm still not 100% sure about what is going on with my youngest. I can only hope that tomorrow (Sunday. technically today. it's after midnight) there is good news. I'd like his surgeon to be brilliant and talented. I'd like the Beast to have the best case scenario of all of this. And then I want him home with me again.

*deep breath*
By order of B I need to take my sleep medication (melatonin) and attempt to rest now.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Sick with the flu

I feel like crap. Have a drawing.

This is the idea I'm currently working with to replace the rabbit in my animation. I think I need at least one more bear though.

Friday, February 10, 2017


I may have to change my plans completely. I can't seem to make these rabbits not look stupid. The current thought it maybe the octopus in place of the opening circles and... something else for the rabbit.

Yesterday's failure:

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Some updates

Alright. Added some things. Not a huge change, but I think it improves the overall piece. Procrastinating on the next bit where the rabbit's voice/part changes. May involve the tentacle squeezing him and his eyes bulging comically. We'll see. After all that is done I'll go back and try and tweak the mouth movements so that they're more in sync with the music.

Constructive advice is welcome, just remember that this is a hobby and I'm as amateur as they come. I've been using this software for maybe two weeks. And I'm a delicate flower, dammit.

Again, not my music. Song is Cotorito but the impressive Middle Milk.

Monday, February 6, 2017

Continuation of A Thing.

I posted an animation I was working on a while ago. Here's more. It's a video instead of a .gif because it needs sound for the full impact. The song is called Cotorito by Middle Milk. I don't have their permission to use this song and am not entirely clear on whether or not it's needed for a personal art project that no one is likely to ever see. And to be honest I feel stupid asking them.. since this is basically on par with the work of a second grader. Despite the art itself being sub-par and the animation obviously the work of an amateur, I'm really proud of it. It's not done yet and the syncing isn't perfect. This is my first go at animation.. And I don't really have an artistic bone in my body.. And I'm a techno-idiot... So.. Yeah.

Saturday, January 28, 2017

It's not an addiction, I swear

That said, I got no duplicates and did, in fact, get the one I really, really wanted.

Our local Gamestop is now out of the blind boxes so I am officially done.