Once when I was little I collected the seeds from several dandelions and buried the whole pile of them in the yard. When I came back a good while later they had all grown together into one huge dandelion, a massive, warped stalk with a misshapen clump of densely-clustered seeds on top.

I still think about how cool that was sometimes.

Oh man I decided to stop being a cheap weenie and actually buy a program to draw with and I was like “well people seem to like Manga Studio and it’s only like thirty dollars so what do I have to lose” and, and. It’s so good. I don’t know what I’m doing half the time and I have no idea how the colors work but anything that does lines like that has my vote.
I wasn’t sure what to draw so I just went over that sketch of Clark. I think every time I draw him I rearrange the color scheme a little but eventually I’m going to have to decide on something. His blood is blue so those parts are meant to be where his exoskeleton’s thinner and more transparent.
OH BUGGER DAMN I FORGOT THE OTHER ARMS AGAIN WHY CAN’T I GET THIS THROUGH MY HEAD
(I know why, it’s because I always use reference of praying mantises for him and they only have one set of actual arms)

Oh man I decided to stop being a cheap weenie and actually buy a program to draw with and I was like “well people seem to like Manga Studio and it’s only like thirty dollars so what do I have to lose” and, and. It’s so good. I don’t know what I’m doing half the time and I have no idea how the colors work but anything that does lines like that has my vote.

I wasn’t sure what to draw so I just went over that sketch of Clark. I think every time I draw him I rearrange the color scheme a little but eventually I’m going to have to decide on something. His blood is blue so those parts are meant to be where his exoskeleton’s thinner and more transparent.

OH BUGGER DAMN I FORGOT THE OTHER ARMS AGAIN WHY CAN’T I GET THIS THROUGH MY HEAD

(I know why, it’s because I always use reference of praying mantises for him and they only have one set of actual arms)

I dreamed that two of my cousins both told me they had presents for me and I opened one and it was an extremely cute and tiny snake. The other cousin looked really annoyed about this and then gave me her present, which was a slightly less tiny snake, and said “I was so sure I got the tiniest one.”

Yeah I did it I drew a weird elf! maybe not weird enough though. I want all elves to be just close enough to human to be pretty but also kind of strange and uncanny, like with big staring eyes and all the angles of their body just subtly off, like maybe their spines are a little too long or too bendy. Maybe they have long toes that they use to hang onto things while they’re climbing. Maybe their hairline tapers to a long point all the way down the back of their neck.
I don’t know where this elf is supposed to be from. Maybe some kind of gnarled coastal forest. Sand elf.

Yeah I did it I drew a weird elf! maybe not weird enough though. I want all elves to be just close enough to human to be pretty but also kind of strange and uncanny, like with big staring eyes and all the angles of their body just subtly off, like maybe their spines are a little too long or too bendy. Maybe they have long toes that they use to hang onto things while they’re climbing. Maybe their hairline tapers to a long point all the way down the back of their neck.

I don’t know where this elf is supposed to be from. Maybe some kind of gnarled coastal forest. Sand elf.

i saw the second hobbit movie

aaaannnnnndd i DIDN’T LIKE IT ppbbbbttt

I wasn’t actually planning on seeing it considering my reaction to the last one was sort of Aggressively Meh, but my dad wanted to see it and my mother is “not into goblins” so I went anyway and was really just intensely disinterested the whole time.

Anyway here is what I thought:

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related to my fake job that I wish was my real job -

I dreamed that it actually was my real job, only this was in a kind of super-distant post-apocalyptic timeframe where human civilization had collapsed and been mostly rebuilt but there were still uninhabited remnants of modern civilization, and my job was basically to go in there and dig out the books and stuff that looked like they’d be worth preserving. Part of the setting (that was never really explained) was that mostly everywhere was covered with this dense, low layer of cloud cover, and my supervisor was like “Okay, we’ve got a site for you but it’s above the cloud cover” and I was like “COOL YEAH LET’S GO” and I got on a little glider thing and flew up through the clouds to what I assume was either a museum or a library that happened to be at a really high elevation. So I was wandering around this big semi-destroyed building digging through the rubble, but then something went terribly wrong and everything started collapsing and I ended up running for my life carrying this one tiny 19th-century-looking miniature book and thinking I’m going to get squashed and die and also I’m holding this book too hard and it’s going to fall apart and the oils from my skin are degrading the paper.

In retrospect it was kind of an Indiana Jones meets Nausicaa of the Valley of the Winds thing, which is not a combination I was aware I wanted, but now that I think about it I want it I definitely want it.

one time I was in a bookstore and some glorious staff member had made a display shelf where the theme was “obvious Twilight cover imitations, aka Disembodied Girl Hands Holding Things Conspicuously In Front Of Them,” like just an entire shelf of hands holding cupcakes and keys and hearts and snowglobes and in that moment I had such respect for that person I hope I never forget that beautiful sight.

It’s Minor Design Updates for Really Old Robob Characters day. Gavin! Mostly I decided the seams in his skin should be more visible, but they actually aren’t as obvious as I had expected in this. His skin comes off in pieces for maintenance, and he’s got a metal skeleton and some soft, semi-organic looking organs in there. Think of the stuff inside the androids from the Alien movies (except that I think theirs was literally made from like pasta and marbles and stuff and that is hilarious).
Atira built Gavin as a personal project while working on a large space station; this story takes place at least a couple hundred years in the future but even so there aren’t a lot of humanoid robots walking around, he’s mostly on his own and everybody’s kind of weirded out by him. On Earth people tend to assume he’s a newbody, somebody who’s had their brain inserted into an artificial body, but this is also fairly unusual so he gets stared at anyway.
Gavin likes hot baths, books about plants and animals, and having his face petted. He dislikes logical paradoxes, zero-gravity environments, and popcorn.

It’s Minor Design Updates for Really Old Robob Characters day. Gavin! Mostly I decided the seams in his skin should be more visible, but they actually aren’t as obvious as I had expected in this. His skin comes off in pieces for maintenance, and he’s got a metal skeleton and some soft, semi-organic looking organs in there. Think of the stuff inside the androids from the Alien movies (except that I think theirs was literally made from like pasta and marbles and stuff and that is hilarious).

Atira built Gavin as a personal project while working on a large space station; this story takes place at least a couple hundred years in the future but even so there aren’t a lot of humanoid robots walking around, he’s mostly on his own and everybody’s kind of weirded out by him. On Earth people tend to assume he’s a newbody, somebody who’s had their brain inserted into an artificial body, but this is also fairly unusual so he gets stared at anyway.

Gavin likes hot baths, books about plants and animals, and having his face petted. He dislikes logical paradoxes, zero-gravity environments, and popcorn.

I don’t know that I’ve actually mentioned the internship I’ve been doing since September on here but today I took scans of a giant manuscript full of hand-painted diagrams explaining how the sun’s rotation around the earth causes lunar eclipses and I am SO MAD that this isn’t my real job.