I really don't like repeating work. As a result it was super easy for me to get distracted world building for a playtest of that system I made (it's currently called Skill Monkey because the way I designed it, eventually long running characters will probably have a very long list of Skills).
I am going to do the down in two systems and I am most likely going to regret it. The big downy feathers (which aren't called that but I can't remember what they're called) were finished not long ago, they are topside and underside but they look pretty much the same.
The render actually isn't terrible at a distance.
Different story up close x_x I need to fiddle with the strand thickness and number.
As is normal for us, November kind of slowly ground to a halt as there was a rather large thing to take care of and then we focused hard on/got roped into helping with end of year stuff, and December was pretty much a write-off.
15yo worked through a Netflix documentary series about F1 racing as her boyfriend is really into it so she was trying to learn a little more about it. I watched a couple of episodes with her and she told me a bit about the boyfriend's favourite team and favourite driver and a few of the other drivers, saying that now she at least knew who he was talking about when he was excitedly babbling about them like they were friends she should know. We also marvelled at the pit crews basically disassembling and reassembling a car in seconds.
And I very nearly missed it (okay technically I did miss it coz it's now after midnight but shhh x_x) because I'm trying to get used to a modified schedule and there was a bit of stuff on today and also the usual not being sure if I should bother postinng because I don't feel like I've made enough progress.
But first one of the year and I am trying to get back into the habit of weekly progblogs.
I actually didn't get to do much art last week as I spent most of it rejigging schedules and the Obsidian vault I use as a journal/organiser/thing (I'm still in the middle of modifications, it's a work in progress and changes whenever I discover a new process or shiny or they put in something new) and trying to sort out and organise things for this year, or at least first term.
13yo continued on his dessert presentation experiments, jumping on the Halloween bandwagon with this "vampire" themed one (the bananas were meant to be fangs), and the goblet was a prop we'd bought some other Halloween).
Towards the end of the week where we're running out of stuff and need to do more grocery shopping, there was this much simpler but still very delicious fare (can't go wrong with peanut butter as long as you're not allergic to peanuts).
Alternate title: FREEDOM!
Which is probably what Zara was screaming into the wind.
Don't do what Zara is doing, it's very stupid and dangerous.
And Megan's seatbelt is currently not effective so don't do that either XD
And the pod windscreens are actually HUDs and Dakarai is looking at a rear view thing but the HUD can only be seen from inside the pod. The HUD is probably also screaming about an unrestrained passenger.
I don't think I've ever had a last month of the year run according to any semblance of a plan and that may or may not have something to do with my persistent delusion that I can somehow continue doing the same thing plus all the extra time consuming things in the same amount of time.
Pro-tip: it never works.
The end of year display was great, and I had the "brilliant" idea to film the whole thing (I did get permission from the head coach to do it first) and edit them all together.
My camera work (the camera was my phone) was shaky and awful and the position I was in was the best I could do at the time but definitely was not the best. But to get better I'd need a multiple camera setup in some interesting locations and I don't have multiple cameras. The sound in the recording was also muddy so I had to overlay some tracks.
I got a little busy.
This month was just as action packed as the previous one. There was one more excursion with the parents, extended family and Up Close and Local Tours but minus 17yo (who was feeling a bit run down and decided to play it paranoid) to Bunbury, where we stopped by a little cafe with its own little adorably put together food garden.
After that it was off to the Dolphin Discovery Centre.
Title I should be using if I cared about SEO: one way to use Obsidian to manage creative writing projects.
Apologies in advance, I accidentally upsized some of the images in this because I forgot an important character in the mogrify command, and I am too lazy to redo those screenies.
A "short" history
Once upon a time, I used to be a total pantser.
And then I started this project.
in 2003 I believe
And continued to try to pants because that's what I'd always done, until i realised that I actually needed to know everything that was going on.