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Apr
19
2019

Meditation not mediation

Forest Fish and Pineapple Angel hanging and meditating

Pineapple posted his first acapella song in the deep-shit channel for our listening pleasure.

 

It sounded pretty contemplative so I had this idea of Cinvent's Forest Fish and Pineapple's Pineapple Angel meditating to it.  Which was all well and good except Pineapple Angel looks like he's about to burst into song...or singing this one, which I guess is fitting? XD

Apr
15
2019

March Homeschool Miscellany

As February was ending I suspected Term 1 was going to be a write-off for the boys and unfortunately I wasn't wrong.  An additional and unforeseen problem with the school run was that even though it's short it seems to be further destroying my problem shoulder, so I really didn't want to drive anywhere, which given the time restrictions caused by school and the amount of pain I was in basically meant we got stuck with the Scitech homeschooling lessons I'd booked at the beginning of term, and me imposing 10am-12noon as "no non-educational videos and games" time if we were staying home.  They could still use their screens but had to be doing Khan Academy or making something, or doing any off-screen activities.

Apr
13
2019

April ProgBlog #1: deja vu

Almost fell into old habits of not posting because I'm currently stuck in November as far as progress on stuff I was supposed to be working on (before getting massively sidetracked by the Rewrite the Stars songpic).

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Now I had actually gotten a fair way further than this and was doing pretty all right when I realised two things. 

Apr
08
2019

Changing the world to be ours

Rewrite the Stars songpic

No story for this one as it would never happen because Jinn would never willingly do something so dangerous XD  (I do have a scene where he has to dive after Zara when she jumps off a building to escape from Red, but that was out of necessity)

The idea for this came about after listening to the song "Rewrite the Stars" from The Greatest Showman:

 

Apr
02
2019

February Homeschool Miscellany

February was confusing.

I thought I had everything worked out.  I was going to show 12yo how to get to and from high school for a couple of weeks, then cut her a key and leave her to it and just continue as normal with the boys.

I didn't realise a) that this would be tiring and b) that 12yo kept insisting on being accompanied past the two weeks and both her and JJ were having epic freakouts about "what if she gets on the wrong bus" on the way home, as the bus route couldn't be easy and just reverse, the opposite route goes in a different direction.  I had told 12yo how to get back to the main road and where would be safe to cross and which bus numbers to take, but anyway. 

Mar
29
2019

March ProgBlog #4: aaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

I got to the last frame!

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And then the proverbial excrement impacted the thermantidote.

Earlier, we'd finall found a house that everyone really liked, so we'd popped an offer on, put our house on the market and started making plans.  Of course, some idiot then decided they absolutely had to have it at all costs and they were able to make an unconditional offer so we were forced to withdraw by a clause in the contract which we hadn't been particularly worried about because the house had been sitting on the market for over a hundred days and we figured if anyone had been interested it would have gone by now.

Mar
22
2019

March ProgBlog #3: nearly there

I needed a day to work on a birthday present for my favourite sibling.  Prior to that, here's about where I was up to.

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Mar
21
2019

Happy birthday Sprat!

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A little something for my favourite sibling's birthday.

I wanted to colour it but I left it late because I'm clever like that XD

Mar
15
2019

March ProgBlog #2: was this where the rail was?

I fell so far off the track I'm not sure I'll be able to find it again, maybe it was a cliff I plummeted off? Who thought building a railroad through this kind of territory was a good idea?

Guess I'll just have to make yet another one.  Again.  There's probably a perfectly good plain not far away that would have made for a much easier journey too.

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Mar
09
2019

March ProgBlog #1: after an excessive delay

I honestly did not mean to go this long without producing a progblog :|

I have the excuse of being on Christmas Island, hanging with family and absolutely not enjoying the experience of working on my Surface Pro (I hate Windows) in January.