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Dec
31
2019

Happy Silly Season 2019

Taji and Rei building a sandman because it's summer in Australia

I wasn't sure if I would manage a silly season shenanigans this year but successfully squizzled one in.  No story, just Taji and Rei spending silly season at the beach as a lot of people living along the coast of Australia do, and building a sandman because it's summer.

There was a bit of fun and games with this one as the dull mix brush (from a brushpack I downloaded) was feeling a bit awkward in one of the Krita point updates and I couldn't work out why.  I temporarily replaced it with a wet bristles brush but could not get my brain to cooperate with it.  I ended up booting the wet bristles brush out of my popup palette and deciding to use the the basic brush (that I use to colour because it's therapeutic even though selecting and filling areas would be a lot quicker) to cel shade which I haven't done for literal decades.  It didn't look terrible.

Oct
20
2018

October ProgBlog #4: cartwheels are harder than spins

And that's pretty much the extent of this progblog XD

This week has been pretty slow on all fronts.  9yo had a cold again so we couldn't go out and do much, so we just chilled and reconnected, which of course meant not much work getting done.  It also wasn't helped by having to make a hundred million phone calls to government departments.  I don't do phones so it was exhausting and I had to go hide for a little while afterwards.  I did get some villainous upgoats done, but even though I made some big swatches it didn't occur to me that I'd end up with a foxgoat til after I'd done it.  Sigh.

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May
14
2017

Stag leap 3

Rei doing a stag leap

Even through the mat, the floor hurt.  Her ankles hurt.  Her muscles ached.  Hot tears sprang behind her eyes.  Rei sat up, her face growing hotter as the tears prickled.  She rubbed her arm across her eyes, trying to ease the stinging with counter-pressure and clearing out the ones that had escaped.

"You right kiddo?" Zara's playful tone floated over from somewhere near the doorway.  Rei sniffed again and looked up.  Zara finished crossing the floor in her usual fashion and bobbed down on the ground.  She touched her sunnies but the light was too bright for her and she left them where they were.  "What's wrong?" Zara shifted to sit cross-legged, looking quite prepared to wait forever for an answer if she needed to.

Rei sniffled again, once more rubbing her hands across her eyes.  "I can't do it," she mumbled.

"Can't do what?"

"Stag leap."