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Jan
25
2022

Crowd Cameo: mousey smallsteps

mousey smallsteps

@tarazkp requested a cameo of young @smallsteps as a mouse (because she loves being a mouse).

I don't have child proportioned bases yet so there was an entertaining round of contorting an adult sized base and then after sketching over in Krita, the transform tool got a good workout.

My butterfly (companion of the upgoat) made a cameo (with different shaped wings).

butterfly closeup

Jan
24
2022

January ProgBlog #3: not quite there yet

I'm still on an awkward "holiday" schedule (which is as similar as I could make it to the term schedule working around a holiday program that's running at the moment).  I'm still going to bed late and getting up early and really do have to nix that immediately because the memory issues are back in force and I have very definitely slowed down.

I've been up late making sure roleplaying stuff is sorted out because that's a thing that happens every weekend.  And I also have to actually check CoD character sheets because I'm not familiar enough with the system yet to be able to glance and go yep looks right like I can with WoD.

I think my preludes have been getting a bit too extra, they're basically mini campaigns at this point.  On the bright side, so far 3/6 players (1/6 is waiting his turn and 2/6 haven't given me character sheets yet) are happy with how their characters are running.

So still working on digits.

Jan
18
2022

January ProgBlog #2: reworked schedules

There's only multiple schedules because I have multiple people that I need to work with/around. 

With some assistance from sibling dearest which she started off for me like

https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/293005229295927297/930479817915240538/unknown.png

Spoiler: I have yet to be in bed before midnight x_x

I ended up with something that I'm going to be testing and tweaking for a little while til I know what (if anything) needs adjusting or something changes enough to require changing up.

Like everything it had a bit of a shaky start but things are starting to come together.

Jan
11
2022

January ProgBlog #1: mediocre starts

I was intending on trying to get back into the swing of things in the first week of January (including my blogging schedule) with the intention of seeing what in the work schedule that I'd done up (and been vaguely reworking on the fly) needed changing up.

I didn't end up doing the progblog and the work schedule really does need changing up. 

Though most of what I suffer from is the complete inability to keep to anything resembling time, and the fact that I have to be interruptable because JJ is the one with the full time job with defined hours.  So what I had was just stuff that needed to get done on what day, and just doing what I could when I could.

Jan
01
2022

And as you feel the notes build you will see

2021 silly season

Happy New Year!

Listen to the song XD

I really should have finished this piece hours and hours ago, but I got distracted reading Chronicles of Darkness books and suggesting to the kids that we try a short run to test the system out and see if we like it enough to switch.  And so I don't have a story for this one because it's 1am.

Dec
21
2021

December ProgBlog #3: "Christmas holidays"

Yeh right like I ever take them.

I have seriously been moving like molasses and I really do need to actually change something, but because I'm me I'll probably just burnout again, have to recover for a few days again during which I'll relentlessly beat myself up over being an idiot again and that I really should have fixed it before it became this bad again, only to do exactly the same thing down the line again.

Neither of my main projects have advanced too much further since the last progblog.  I've kind of started working on Gundry's hands

hand sculpting in Blender 3

and Zara's tattoo is still going.

Dec
17
2021

November Homeschool Miscellany

I don't know what happened to October either, aside from the roleplaying games continued (I have this vague idea that I will write about how roleplaying games are good for maths, drama and general language development one day).  I think we may have also started more hardcore development of my dice system.  12yo has been making suggestions and helping test mechanics.  October may have also been the month where I found out that 16yo was doing more algebra, because apparently he thinks he needs algebra for the TAFE course he's thinking of enrolling in.  Not sure how much he's done as I think he's gotten himself a new Khan Academy account instead of resetting the password for his existing one so I'll have to try to remember to check that up when I'm compiling the report for the moderator meeting.

Dec
14
2021

December ProgBlog #2: less ramp, more ramp, less prog

The last major gymnastics event for the year is over, which took a lot of pressure off.

I finished the photobooks, more pressure off.

Then stuff happened with made things ramp up again, and it got so bad that I deliberately didn't do some mental health stuff that would have helped the frame of mind I fell into because there is literally absolutely no point whatsoever, because I'm wrong and everyone else is right and that's all there is to it no matter what.

And after I got over the thing that put me into the depressive spiral in the first place (spoiler: not actually over it) I felt really annoyed about not having progressed any of my projects so I stayed up late once more ostensibly to try to get some prog for the blog (I really need to stop staying up late and waking up early, apparently lack of sleep is pretty bad).

Dec
08
2021

TTRPG writeups: WoD Modern 2 - Vampires #1

When the kids expressed interest in playing Vampire, I told them that I hated the subsystem.  Mechanically it's not any different from Changeling, it's the lore that I don't like (there's nothing wrong with it per se, just not my style), and while you can be combat heavy with it (which given the insane strength and speed vampires have can be quite entertaining and occasionally interesting to manage), it's generally geared towards more political intrigue which I am absolutely terrible at because I'm lucky if I have Wits 1.