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Feb
15
2021

Adoptables and Breedables as NFTs

Preamble

This is a high level outline for a website/system/something to be built on hive utilising nfts and targeting adoptable/breedable artists.  Adoptables seem to be a great use-case for NFTs as they're supposed to be unique and assigned to one owner at any one time and can just slot into the existing nft system hive currently has.  This idea extends that to firstly specifically target artists who may only be interested in an art-centric community and secondly to simplify and possibly add a bit of chaotic randomness to the "breedable" system, which as far as I can tell is currently done at each artist's discretion.  I'm throwing it "out there" and hoping someone much smarter than me will be interested enough to pick it up and run with it. 

It's been written with the assumption that the reader knows more about NFT and hive (and blockchains in general) than I do.

Dec
29
2020

Did someone say dino nuggets?

shenanigans comic

Did a shenanigans comic for Silly Season Shenanigans for a change partly because it's been a while since I did a comic and mostly because this happened on Christmas Day.

I really need to find out what's going on with Linux Krita (unless the problem has been fixed in the system update/s that will probably be waiting for me when we get back to Perth), as exporting to jpg with MacOS Krita is working exactly as it's supposed to.

Hope you're all having a good silly season :D

Nov
21
2020

Automator partial notes: convoluted photo management

I wonder if my hive crew have been missing my incessantly nonsensical comments or if they're enjoying the serenity.

As I mentioned at the end of the last progblog I wrote two weeks ago (x_x), I finally managed to pick up a cute laptop (I'm so used to getting the highest spec'd things that getting something practically off the shelf and only upgrading storage feels so weird and wrong) and get back into the overpriced (I'm now broke for the next 6 years) and very...um..."special" Apple ecosystem that I have this love/hate relationship with (love it because it's the one that gives me the least problems and I find their devices fun to use, and hate it because it is so very overpriced and some things make me -_-).

Sep
26
2020

Fill the darkest night with a brilliant light

shooting star songpic

Too many gloomydoomers on my hive feed plus listening to Owl City: Shooting Star on loop results in fyn taking too long a break from retopo (this while mildly indfuriating is perfectly normal as fyn usually has to do what art brain says or bad things happen).

 

So this is my "it will be okay, keep going, you're doing great, we can make things better" because doing this kind of thing is easier than talking XP

so yes that's a self-indulgent selfie at the top

Jul
07
2020

Pretty shinies

After an epic two day battle with my phone and my computer, I am now able to show off my new shinies.

bearone's orgonites and candle

Feb
13
2020

Spider!

pixie does not like spiders

13yo really hates spiders.  Even microscopic ones.  "Why do they have to move?" XD

The spider in question in this case was a tiny little thing just visible to the naked eye that was crawling along the esky lid as we were getting ready to go to a barbeque.

Jan
30
2020

Common confusion

fun that happens when you're somewhat androgynous

Amusement while I was walking the dog. 

When you're somewhat androgynous, this is a thing that happens frequently.  I enjoy it way too much.

Especially when there are small children who are too young to realise some questions are apparently "inappropriate" and flat out ask me "are you a boy or a girl?" and I'll usually answer something along the lines of it either/or, doesn't really bother me, depends on the day, or if I'm feeling particularly playful, tell them I'm undecided that day and maybe they could suggest something.  It's even funnier when their parents are around as some of them are absolutely mortified and start apologising profusely (I have to find it funny because otherwise trying to make them understand that I literally don't care would be frustrating).

Jan
29
2020

The Witchies

Three "witches" dressed in ridiculous anime getup with an oversized cauldron

Once upon a time, not so very long ago in the grand scheme, two of my friends and I got together in a group chat which apparently needed a name, so I called it "witchies" as there was a bit of the Triple Goddess vibe with our respective age gaps, at least partly influenced with how the director portrayed the three witches in a Macbeth I acted in way back at uni.  I said once I felt good enough I was going to draw us all as witchies.

Two years ago (yes you read that right x_x) I felt good enough, and so I started, intending it to be a 2018 Christmas present.  It was a bit of a challenge as I suck at doing real people so kind of vaguely made us all characters with the cute familiars, the oversized witch hats and pixie hoodie, and the ridiculously massive cauldron.

Jul
02
2019

Scale issues

scale shenanigans

See what I have to put up with?

See what my poor family have to put up with? XD

I'm having scale issues in both senses of the word. For whatever reason, when importing a model from Blender, it's microscopic in 3dC.  What I did with Red was to just enlarge the model til it was big enough to work on, then send it back, where it was (strangely) way, way, way too big in Blender (I think he was close to 1km high before I resized him).  Then it didn't help that the vertices were apparently somehow too close together for the auto weight mapping so I had to enlarge it again just enough for that to work (because manually weight mapping rigs from the outset is the definition of tedious) and then shrink it agan. 

Jun
01
2019

May ProgBlog #3

Fallen back into old habits of stressing out about how much I'm not getting done art-wise because I'm spending so much time on the rest of life and taking those extra hours out of sleep time which is totally healthy especially given how long it takes me to go to sleep and according to my Fitbit I wake up really frequently during the night (not that I remember ever doing so, apparently I usually wake up instead of going into REM and all those minutes "awake" usually average an hour) so I either need to go to bed earlier or wake up later and neither of those things are going to happen.

Additionally I still haven't properly sorted a new work schedule, but with the house coming off the market soon and our bathroom renos nearly done I can actually start coming up with something now.