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Feb
24
2017

Crossbow Hailstorm 3

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Tsa'run and Zul'jinn fleeing crossbow-wielding maniacs

The young High Prince fled the conference room, the nightmarish chaos fading behind him, only to be replaced by pursuing wing beats.  Tears blurred his vision.  Zul'jinn normally loved flying through the open areas but now they were too open, there was nowhere to hide.  Behind him he could just hear the sounds of crossbows arming up.  How could this happen? I don't want to die! He was barely aware of the nearby mewling sound, not really registering the fact that he was the source of it.

Feb
16
2017

Pod ride

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Unlike the silence of the pod, which was broken only by the pods own humming, Dakarai's head was full of tumultuous, confused thoughts.

They'd looked.  They'd kept looking.  They hadn't given up.

The last few days...or was it weeks? He wasn't sure.  Either way, it had been a seriously unpleasant blur.

Feb
14
2017

January Homeschooling Miscellany

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After eating a lot of avocado and guacomole, we decided to have a crack at sprouting some of the avocado seeds.  According to the instructions the bigs looked up, we needed two skewer the seeds on toothpicks and suspend them in water for 6-8 weeks or something to that effect.

Skewering avocado seeds

Feb
09
2017

Test

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Inquisitor trial

There was that warning prickle in the air.

Tsa'run didn't give any indication of noticing, glancing around with his eyes.  This particular walkway was usually quiet at this time of day, and nothing seemed out of place.

Except for Es'tad stepping out suddenly in front of him, his impressive mohawk rippling slightly.  Tsa'run faltered then, the ingrained habit to stop and greet his superior checked by a gut feeling.  Sensing his uncertainty, Es'tad grinned with definite malice, then launched at him.

Jan
30
2017

Zara sketchies

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Super quickie sketches of Zara, 10-11 years old doing gymnastics and probably 17 or close enough to as she is in the current block I'm working on practising a form or something.  And the one in the middle because I like odd numbers and because I'm trying to work out how to convey expression with those bloody goggles covering half her face all the time!

Also, that ring hold was tough even with a base.

Jan
20
2017

Thursday streaming

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The plan for streaming on Thursday was do a quick sketch, then carry on with the rig test anim.  That didn't happen.  What happened instead was this.

threesome wip

Jan
14
2017

Greet the Sun

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Not quite a redo of Shimmering Wings.  Next job is to try and work out if the first gen Avians had head feathers or if they developed later on down the track.  Taha'ne is the earliest known ancestor of Tsa'run and the original developer/inventor of "The Art" (a branch of kung fu specifically tailored to the Winged who eventually evolved into the Flyers, and which was further developed to accommodate both Base Terrans and Evolved with extra limbs).

Jan
13
2017

Thursday streaming results

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The problem with doing 3d or animation or 3d animation (for me at least) is that the works in progress shots can be exceedingly boring.  I spent pretty much the entire streaming day yesterday finishing up the tail end of the rig test anim, and am currently letting it finish up a timing render which didn't finish overnight because I forgot to turn Avi's particles off.  Oops.

Base models quickie render

Jan
11
2017

Home Ed Program 2017

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Straight off the bat, nobody likes doing bookwork, not even the primary homeschooling parent (that would be yours truly).  I have the books mainly so I know what they're technically supposed to be doing if they were at school (and it would be a handy syncing device should they ever decide to go to school or if I need to chuck them in there for whatever reason).  So I'll be getting English, Maths and Science books from my usual source for these things once I have money to do so.  We have been doing

Jan
09
2017

Sunday and Monday streaming

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I'm usually streaming on Picarto on Sundays after 12 and Thursdays from 9am-3pm AWST, though lion dance season is coming up which may throw the Sunday streaming a bit.  I did a random ~4hr stream today as the in-laws have a busy week this week and decided to come today rather than not coming at all because they're awesome like that, working on an Ingress wallpaper:

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