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    • CommentAuthorbuzzorhowl
    • CommentTimeAug 23rd 2008
    I'm actually going out and being social tonight, so this will be quick, but I wanted to get something in before I left.

    I'm really disappointed at the way everyone I know seems to be nitpicking the hell out of Barack Obama's campaign recently. It's like people expected it to be perfect, and all our problems to be solved the second the guy got elected. It was never going to be anything than a change for the better, and probably a pretty slight one at that. Now I feel like pretty much everyone I talk to is ready to take their ball and go home, and it's like: oh great! I'm sure letting all the John McCain people carry the day will be a lot better!

    I mean, honestly, I'd love to have the world be a great place as much as the next guy, but there's something to be said for pragmatism and for picking the thing that's better than the other thing even if it's not the best thing ever.

    OK, that's all from me. Hope everyone has a great weekend.
    • CommentAuthorGustavius
    • CommentTimeAug 23rd 2008
    Impromptu, digital prostate exam. It's still there.
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    I am slightly startled at my weekend. Turns out the little comic book reader for the iPhone which was all about the content, is as much about the reader as the content. Interesting days ahead, I think.

    BUT I am also doing this:


    • CommentAuthorchris g
    • CommentTimeAug 23rd 2008
    that is looking good, PJ. also, I quit.
    • CommentAuthoralice
    • CommentTimeAug 23rd 2008
    colonel finn -looking fine once more, but pj: why you looky so sad??
    • CommentAuthorMason
    • CommentTimeAug 23rd 2008 edited
    Muxtape, NOOOOO! Why are you being fucked over? You seemed so very beneficial for the artists too. It really pisses me off.

    Reading a lot of Faulkner lately, mostly Light in August. Slow going, makes me want to sleep, but I enjoy it.

    Need a second job. Talked to a rich man on public transportation the other day. Gave me his card and told me to give him my resume, maybe something good will come of it. From my experience the only thing old, rich dudes want from the likes of me is to reach into their pockets. And you know what's in their pockets? Nothing, well... A hole that leads to their...

    Finished two issues of my Zombie-detective-noir comic I've been self publishing, gonna send them off to a POD service Monday. Maybe I can up my circulation from 10 to 12. This being my first comic I've learned a lot, not only about writing, but also publishing in general, along with editing and dealing with artists. This being my first comic it also hasn't come out exactly as I wanted... But hey, now I know what to do to avoid all the mistakes I made next time! Maybe!

    Recent picture of me
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    @chris g - Cheers, I NEVER know where to start a page like that, so I just kind block in the big bits and go from there... hoping that, towards the end, it'll start making some sort of sense... Also: ALL artists are constantly going 'I quit' - it's a normal part of the process :)
    @alice - Cus normally, I'm grinning like a LOON (Also: trying to make sure artwork covered up childish curtains that are a hold over from when my office was my son's bedroom, so that may be a look of concentration...)

    - pj
    • CommentAuthorWidgett
    • CommentTimeAug 23rd 2008
    Thank you for the reminder via Bad Signal, Internet Jesus. I forget what day it is sometimes and thus remember Open Mic 36 hours too late, much as I remember most important things in my life.

    News and Plans: A project has an artist attached. I cannot tell you how excited this makes me because I cannot draw to save my life, so any attempts I have made to draw my own material make even me laugh and throw things at myself. DragonCon is approaching. We are announcing the project there. We are hosting another late night film fest and have upgraded to a 1500 seat venue. I am doing far too many panels. My voice will be a smoking crater by Sunday evening. managed to get three big traffic boosts this week. This was a Good Thing.

    The day job is still trying to kill me, but I am about to break out the steak knives.

    Widge vs. Batman!
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    Hellboy 2 is indescribably bad. I guess the well advertised respect for the source material didn't count for anything. Might as well call it Poolboy and get even more comic reliefs out of it.
    • CommentTimeAug 23rd 2008
    @elana, i'm glad you had fun! i had a few friends going but don't do the festival thing so good myself.

    i'm going to a fetish party soon. i can't be arsed to dig out a corset so i'm pulling a Maggie Gyllenhaal Naughty Secretary thing. i'm not wearing underwear, though - that's about as filthy as i can manage right now.

    truth be told i'd rather go for an uneventful drive with love-of-life-boy, but he missed his chance earlier, and i'm not the type to pull out of plans with friends.
    i did run into noncommittal-sex-boy earlier today, too. amusing.

    nothing is up. everything is the same. i started self-medicating this week, in a desperate bid to avoid therapy. i'll be sure to keep you all posted. also i filled out an application to be an egg donor, because i like the idea and could use the money.

    i may never, in fact, find the motivation for the things i plan to do, so i'm putting together a contingency plan to live vicariously through my own fantasies of success.

    i bought a horse-riding helmet this week (my friend sandra will be supplying me with the other accoutrements for the photo shoot next weekend):
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    Random bits this time.

    Just bought a new front storm door for my house. It's sitting in the garage waiting for the guy I've hired to come around next week and install it. No, I ain't no fucking handy-man, even though my family thinks so for some reason.

    Like Obama's supporters, I'm worried the dude is going to lose the election. Not because I like the guy, but because Obama supporters need a life lesson.

    McCain supporters are incapable of learning anything, so fuck 'em.

    My 82-year-old mother has been in the hospital for three weeks, recuperating from a broken collar bone she suffered in a fall. When you're 82, a broken bone is a real big deal.

    And I've only called her once. Yeah, I've been busy, but the real reason is I don't know what to say to her (we haven't lived within 200 miles of each other for 30 years), and thinking about her being so close to the grave just depresses the hell out of me. I'm a shit son.

    I'll call her tomorrow. Yes.
    • CommentTimeAug 23rd 2008
    I got my wisdom teeth out

    I slept over 20 hours the last 2 days and haven't been able to eat much. the medicine makes me sick and i kind of want to rip my jaw out. but that's about it
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    I'm still at work, slurping on surgarfree Red Bull and trying to focus on what I'll be painting when I finally, finally get home. I slept about two hours last night, following a stint working floor at the DNA Lounge. Got up early to paint, and may have ruined one of my flagship pieces for this show. I couldn't tell in the morning blur.

    I've got that show, and a solo show (also in Seattle) both during September. It's atelier triage at this point, choosing whom to sacrifice for the sake of completing another. Horrific, mind-numbing, highly motivational stress.

    Oh, It's Not So Bad...
    • CommentTimeAug 23rd 2008
    I'm stuck in the house this weekend, no gas to spare for a while. Just received a letter in the mail that says I'm being audited for claiming head of household. I'm a single mother, it's just my son and I in the house, I don't see how I wouldn't be able to claim HOH. Reading through it though, I think I'll be ok.

    I think I may be on Twitter a bit too much these days, I'm starting to have dreams of people with normal bodies, but their icons as heads.

    Work is a bit dull, repetitive, but it's a steady paycheck and I am on the computer all day with an incredibly fast internet connection. Count your blessings, kinda. One of our therapists (Physical therapy clinic) has a band, will be playing at a local bar/restaurant (?). Might go check that out, with some girlfriends. They'll drive :)

    Well, I guess my contribution is rather beige compared to some up there, but no news is good news, right?

    Here's me, angry at the Franchise Tax Board.

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    I've been a dirty old man since I was twelve - forty-five years ago.

    No wonder I'm sodding tired!
      CommentAuthorSara 013
    • CommentTimeAug 23rd 2008
    I spend my weekdays pissed, enough to write volumes on, but none of that this Saturday.

    My brain has shut down for the weekend.

    I burned a sick ((cough cough?)) day Tuesday to attempt to clean my apartment. Yeah. I'm a wild one. You know all those stories about archaeologists excavating tombs that are hundreds or thousands of years old, and afterwards they all start dying because they didn't realize they were walking into dark, damp, closed-from-the-world-for-a-gajillion-years places that are wonderful incubators for all sorts of molds, fungii, and other creepy bitty things the likes of which humanity hasn't seen for hundreds or thousands of years and therefore possess no antibodies for? Well. I'm fairly certain that this phenomenon is akin to cleaning my apartment. Opening boxes that have been closed for a millennia, sifting through clothing made and buried since the mid-1300s (ZOMG! I have dozens of unworn Lip Service dresses! I wonder if they fit...), I inadvertently awoke deadly civilizations that have been growing and flourishing untouched for thousands of years. And they are angry with me. They have turned me into one big, sniffly, coughing, groggy, bleary eyed Allergy Uv DOOM.

    So I take picture for you, yes?

    Hello, Whitechapel.

    I'm upside down so as you scroll down past this entry, I can still keep an eye on you.
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    @Sara 013 Loving the steampunk watch (or at least I assume it's a watch?)
      CommentAuthorSara 013
    • CommentTimeAug 23rd 2008
    Hello! Thank you! Ha. I forgot about that. Made that today in my allergy daze (with minimal blood loss, too!). It was once a pocket watch, but whatever time it tells now it keeps to itself. Here are some itty bitty pictures that link to bigger size photos of the Was Once A Watch Thing, if you'd like a closer look. ^^

    Thing 11 front Thing 11 back Thing 11 back detail Thing 11
    • CommentAuthoroR.hal
    • CommentTimeAug 23rd 2008
    Colonel Finn, you're so elegant, with this XIX┬░ century fashion style. I love your moustache too.
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    @Sara 013 You made it today? Just today?

    *makes a note to up the sacrifice rate to the gods of productivity*

    It's a lovely piece, congrats. I'm waiting on my tattooist to come up with concept drawings for my clockwork-arm project, but the thing with tattoos (good and bad) is that you can't put them into someone's hand and say "take a look". If you can make those in a day, find a local craft market and start flogging them while the style is still hot. You have the knack.

    (Though not The Knack. At least, I assume you don't have them. Maybe you have. It would explain their absence from the charts if you had.)