Dear Diary

A 1437-post collection

Start Your Engines...

I dotpainted my mini's face this morning, all ready for a visit to the Warhammer Shoppe with some of my other practice dudes and like 90% of my kit.

I'm also stopping by Costco to spend a honkload of money on stocking up with random nonsense. In this case: pork belly, seaweed, and hollandaise. Given how we go through all three of those things, that's going to be a sock in the breadbasket.

Mayhem starts work on Monday, and he'll be using this as an opportunity to get his driving hours up. BUT... because he starts on Monday, we need to get him some black pants and a pair of safety boots.

That's a lot of a Leyland's Tour for me.

So I've left one third of these occupations to my Beloved because he can actually withstand a lot more anxiety-inducing rattling about than I can. Plus it lets Mayhem sleep in whilst we're farting around with washes and pig parts.

It also lets me curl up somewhere soft and chill after all of my nonsense is done with. Which I shall definitely need to do.

I'm tired, and shaky anyway, and I know I shouldn't have any coffee in case I need to fine paint AT the Warhammer Shoppe, but... I need coffee... Gyah.

Onwards to storytelling before the firkin shops open.

Fighting for motivation over here

I have two episodes of Inter-Mission to edit instead of one. Two pieces of music to unearth from my cerebellum instead of one. If I mix in older tracks from my first album [please buy generously] I might have time to do more episodes.

I know I have one listener to my podcast, so I need to get that backlog back up. I can't let that one listener down.

Episode 18 will have older music so I can have the time to

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URGH!

Okay, so yesterday I just managed to get my output accomplished. Then I pretty much instantly conked out until the wee small hours this AM.

I got perhaps half a music piece for the podcast, but I haven't edited anything. In a few brief minutes, I shall be feeding the felines and dotpainting touch-ups. Then commencing on my output once more.

I'm feeling a little weary at the moment, so I need to figure out a pick-me-up to get me back on

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On the Road Again...

Today, I am working whilst mobile, so my schedule is shot to shit. Assuming I ever had a schedule...

I did wake early (and so did Chaos) so I dotpainted all the red trim on my Tiefling's gi and belt. There's a few little slips that are easily countered by some dotpainting touch-ups. No big deal.

Tomorrow - most likely - I shall journey with my box o' dudes to ask about washes so I can bring up some features.

90% won't

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I've got this... I think...

So now I have a pattern of operations for mini-painting, which definitely includes making sure the kitties are fed before I sit down to do any detail.

All that's left at this stage is a HELL of a lot of dotpainting and touch-ups on any spill-over. Since I've been really careful this time, that's not a lot of touch-ups.

Now I really have to investigate washes at the Warhammer Shoppe in Chermside. Wheee...

But not until tomorrow, when the last coats of

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So. How do I pitch something to Netflix?

In case you haven't heard, Toastyhat/Emptyfeet has finished her second video which is potentially part of a trilogy or more depending entirely on her moods and desires to get anything done. Even as a duology, it has a happy ending and I am glad of it :)

But I really want to see this entire thing as an animated series on Netflix. Because I think it deserves it. I would binge the living shit out of something like that. It's that awesome.

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I got the shakes :P

Unfortunately, I have learned what is too shaky when handling thick, white paint. Dangit.

I was able to thin the blobby mess RIGHT down to the thinnest possible layer, so I'll be repainting at my earliest convenience. AKA - NOT when I've consumed like four to five caffeine tubes.

...it was a fun stream, this morning. Toasty is SO CLOSE to finishing her fid and I can't wait to share the finished product with you and -frankly- watching a work of art

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I'm kind'a sad now

So that was the last session of the year and it was cut short because our DM has a dreaded throat lurgi. He's off to the States until January so our shenanigans are on HEAVY pause.

Therefore I am painting my 3D-printed mini from HeroForge(tm). Google them. It's like the Ultimate Character creator. Be warned - it might chew your bandwidth a lot, and it will be slow.

That said, HeroForge is a great way to spend $50 [plus postage and

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Dee AN Dee! Dee AN Dee!

It's game night tonight, so I'm going to be down by who-knows-how-much for snacks and drinks.

I've reached my 3K for this week in KOSBOB, I'm not painting any minis today. Not even putting on a coat of primer. Pippi is probably going to get her stitches out tomorrow -yay- and I am already planning to be wrecked for the day.

There's also a Toasty Stream EARLY on Sunday morning, so immediately after that is when I shall be putting primer on

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Writing Stuff and Learning Things

Thursday. The day I can potentially cut my novel-writing week short by just... spending all day writing my novel.

Why? Tomorrow is D&D night and I want to try catching a Nanna Nap(tm) so I have more energy for roleplay shenanigans. Allegedly.

If I can write 1500 words today, I am a legend. I'll be working on the Instant first, of course. I may or may not be doing any fanfictiony stuff today. It all depends on my mental

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Crisis... not over yet

Pippi has had a reaction to her stitches/surgery because she's a gadabout little acrobat with a bad dose of the Zoomies(tm). So they're leaving the stitches in until Saturday, and she's staying locked in the laundry during the nights when there's nobody to supervise her.

Getting stressed about things just encourages her to be more Zoomy, so I purposely chilled and did a bit of painting.

Things I have learned:

  • DIY washes don't really work on faces
  • Drybrushing with plain
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Hello Madness

I have until roughly 10:00 to do all my Patreon stuff. Then it's off to the shrink for fun times in BusyLand. Then home-again to finish off whatever's been left undone and get me some ice cream because I will DESERVE IT by then.

My practice dude is looking almost finished and I'm kind of proud. I have learned lots from him and he may never be Actually Finished to a point where a model painter would point and say, "nice"

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Mo Monday...

Mo hassles.

Tomorrow is a really big day, run-around wise. Pippi is getting her stitches out in the same hour-ish that Mayhem is attending some kind of welcome-to-your-McJob party. I also have a shrink visit and I have to wish MeMum a merry birthmas.

Busy day.

I have to do a money run today, and unfuck the house, and go get a new stash of Halo Top because it's my Sanity Treat.

I shall also be doing the Instant in good time

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We Gotta...

There's loads of stuff we gotta do.

We gotta:

  • Get more kibbles for the kitties
  • Trade in the absolute bags of bags of monetarily-beneficial recycling
  • Get me some new sandals because the extant set I firkin LOVED have been loved to death.

Which means that, at some point in today, I shall have to get clothes on and go outside. Bluh.

The paints I have have turned weird on the wet pallet, and I have to chew out Mayhem for putting out

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Aaaahhh

I'm looking forward to getting some decent rest, this weekend. Toasty, the legend, needs a breather from drawing her fid. Therefore, I am getting an entire night's sleep tonight.

Yay.

My experiments are yielding results:

  • Wet pallets make the paint go 'funny' over an extended period of time, turning the paints there into washes by accident. Solution - mor layers!
  • It doesn't matter if the primer is grey or black, the colours seem to go on just fine with enough care and
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