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      CommentAuthorFinagle
    • CommentTimeFeb 25th 2009
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    ^ I'll second that. Learning vector graphics is one of the hardest things I've ever tried. I used CorelDraw a bit for flyer design back in the 90's and would love to get up to speed.
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    Get a decent start, hopefully about 90 pages worth, on a novel idea I've been kicking around for far too long now.

    Get a business going. We've got a group together to start up and web space reserved with site design going on at the moment.

    Graduate. Should happen around mid-May.
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      CommentAuthorCassandra
    • CommentTimeFeb 25th 2009
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    Well, Kemper's polishing up his cattle prod ready to start rounding up contributions to the next Kemper Norton Collective compilation, so I've got packaging to design/hack out of wood/glue together out of sacking and stickyback plastic (or what ever other crazed idea he comes up with).

    A friend/fellow member of the Collective has promised to show me how to make basic stop-frame animation, so I'm hoping to put together a brief little video I've been planning in paper cut out form.

    I too have to try to get my head round Illustrator at some point, and I have my thesis to work on.

    Oh, and I've decided that what my life is really missing is a Girl Genius style skirt & waistcoat suit, so I'll be putting together a pattern for that.

    I predict that approximately 25% of this stands a chance of being achieved, and that 20% of it will be Kemper-related.
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    My first real comic book is coming along slowly. about 7 pages of art done (out of 96 total.) Simultaneously setting up cross-promotion/local distribution for it, copyrighting, doing legal bullshit, writing a follow up and a sequel. Also working at my "real" job and freelance graphic designing.
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    @ AdmiralNeck regarding learning Illustrator-

    A few people have now reccomended http://www.lynda.com/ to me for learning Adobe products. In fact, a friend of mine who is attending a local communitiy college discovered that thier text book was from this site, I beleive. I'm usually skeptical of any website that requires payment, but I'll give it a go when I have some breathing room.
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      CommentAuthorhowyadoin
    • CommentTimeFeb 25th 2009
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    I'm honestly astounded at the crap put out by so many supposed professional photographers and designers
    Oh Jesus, do I hear that. If only community colleges could add sections on taste to their curriculums.



    As for me, two things:

    • An art book through Blurb
    • My long-gestating website
    • CommentAuthorCassa
    • CommentTimeFeb 25th 2009
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    Flesh out my short film ideas and get a few in the can. Get better with adobe after effects. Get a new job.
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    How did I miss this thread until now?

    Anyway, still plugging away at my novel. Hopefully by the end of May I'll be near the end.

    As for new beginnings, started on an outline for a comic with a friend of mine last week, so now we just have to hammer on the outline some more to see what comes loose and then get to writing. If we could have it mostly written and have found someone to do the art by the end of May I will be extremely happy and surprised that we actually managed to pull something together in a decent amount of time.
    • CommentAuthoredbury
    • CommentTimeFeb 26th 2009
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    Finishing my thesis.

    Distributive Justice, Interdependency, and the Scope of the Rectificatory.

    Something like that. I think.
    • CommentAuthorGameCat
    • CommentTimeFeb 26th 2009
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    Well. My new play is being put on at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. So there's all that to deal with. Which is pretty good fun. Other than that, I'll be performing at the National Student Drama Festival, interning in London and taking my finals. So it's a pretty busy Spring, all told.
    • CommentAuthortcatsninfan
    • CommentTimeFeb 26th 2009 edited
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    I bought a domain, Clockwork's Corner, and will be posting content regularly (every other day or so) starting in early April. Right now I'm writing a bunch of posts and setting them to go live on different days.

    Some content will be completely random but I'm gonna have a bunch of regularly occurring features that I hope will encourage people to return. For instance, on Mondays I want to have something called Memory Lane Mondays where I share some memory from my childhood and encourage others to post their own. I'd also like to review products occasionally and post good shopping deals when I see them.

    I'm not a designer or anything so for now I just picked a theme that's usable and halfway pretty. I know if I start messing with all that CSS stuff I'll get bogged down and never post new content.

    I will be sending updates through Twitter, so if you're curious to see how the site turns out you can start following me on there (@tcatsninfan) and wait for the launch in about a month.
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      CommentAuthorken
    • CommentTimeFeb 27th 2009
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    The second arc of Uncle Nagy's House Season 2.
    • CommentAuthorscratch
    • CommentTimeFeb 27th 2009
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    I'm starting the post production on a hilarious comedy product to be pitched to a few telly companies mid year.

    It involves space nazi's, time travel and Jeremy Beadle.

    What more could you want?
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      CommentAuthorEd Sludden
    • CommentTimeFeb 27th 2009
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    I'm currently making an on-line comic called 'The Seeds of Orcus'.

    Its a story about a gang of young inter-galactic refugees who survive a crash-landing in Rendlesham forest at the height of the Cold War. They get picked up by the US Air Force in Europe, and incarcerated by the UK Ministry of Defence at a secret army base on Rathlin Island. It's a kind of Sci-Fi prison escape story.

    It's an unusual webcomic because it uses photography and pre-rendered 3d models for backgrounds, with digitally hand-drawn characters.

    This is an ongoing, continuing project, and its also a way to improve my drawing skills, which, after several years of making 3d art as a freelancer, had been put on deep freeze.

    The comic is free, and its monthly. You can get it here.

    (If you like Rss, you can subscribe via edsludden.com, for updates.)

    Orcus BigBanner
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      CommentAuthormuse hick
    • CommentTimeFeb 27th 2009
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    i am in the process of re-editing / re-writing the books that disappeared when my hard-drive died. i am kind of hoping that the guy who is going to look at it can save it. sure, i had backed up but i did it five months ago - that is a lot of work: 8 books of poetry, one of inter-connected short stories, and a novel. makes you feel kind of retarded when this shit happens.
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    New Stuff:

    * Work up paintings for a gallery show.

    * Promote and launch next gallery show with a big party on 5/30

    * Do a painting for a poster being used to promote other artists

    * Move by the end of May

    Continuing Projects:

    * Daily updates of my webcomic, The Unbroken Circle.

    * Weekly updates of my novel, Batesville, over at my blog.

    * Working out on a regular basis to shed these pounds I decided to acquire a few years back.
    • CommentAuthorDartlove
    • CommentTimeFeb 27th 2009
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    Script and film a short about 2 grown-up kids in a shed with some cable ties.
    Recut Mulholland Drive into something with a cogent narrative. (Should be done by the end of this weekend.)
    Learn to DJ.
    Finish recording some sweeeeeet tunes.
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    i am going to keep up my stats keeping as a bizarre way to measure my life at http://whatwedoissecret.info

    put out a seven inch vinyl record with my band http://lovemcq.net and update the website to reflect the fact that we are now just MQC and not an inane monkey name that is even harder to google.

    work to help organize out summer tour in Europe with Andy D. If anyone knows venues in London, Paris, Berlin or Prague that would love to have two insanely entertaining electro acts - please get in touch (chart3030@gmail.com)

    i am going to work on more solo music
    • CommentAuthorsilvercat
    • CommentTimeFeb 28th 2009
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    I'm working on getting my webcomic going again. Admittedly it started as a homework project for webdesign, but I'm going to try to actually update every week.
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      CommentAuthorWaxPoetic
    • CommentTimeMar 1st 2009
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    Now that I've got my cats eating home-cooked food, I'm pondering getting them to use the toilet for the pooping...

    Learning a new language, probably Hindi, most likely will end up learning some Spanish instead - more useful in my current circumstance.

    Still plugging away at the Literature Review without a Theme Plan. Have read 7 books on my list which is up to about 28 titles. Need about a dozen or so more.

    everything else is maintenance.