Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Apreciation never comes too late

Image: My mouse avatar, still in his Thanksgiving clothes, gleefully squeezes the barrel of his blunderbuss.

It really is things like these that make it all worthwhile:

Sunday, November 28, 2010

How did you do that?

Frank-the-mouse, still in his Thanksgiving clothes, points and laughs, "Ha! Frank: 1, Heckler: 0!"
If you read through the old comments on the sites I comment on, you'll notice some of my avatars have changed. Now I don't mean the typical "blanket" change (where all the avatars have adapted to something different) I mean that only some have changed. Every odd "normal expression" avatar has now been replaced by the image on the left, and only in the places where it's apropriate. The obvious quesiton is how I did it.

Character page

Image: My mouse avatar and Jane lean off each other smugly in the foreground, with their arms crossed. They are standing on some sort of table. In the background, my human self is carrying a box past Sis. "A little help?" he tells her. "I don't care *what* you say, I'm *not* saying anything helpful!" she cries back, disaprovingly. "You never do," interjects the heckler. "Hey!" cries out Sis. "Who's side are you on?"

I've made a Character page detailing, well, the characters that appear on this blog. I tired to explain them in the best detail I could, but I realized that there's not really that much more to certain characters. What was really hard was compiling the list of all their appearances (which meant creating a new label for each of them and applying it to the appropriate posts). If I've left any posts unlabelled (or do so in the future) please let me know.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

Maybe I am not celebrating Thanksgiving this year, but that doesn't stop me from making something special for you to commemorate the occasion.

This is the first time I have a drawing ready on a date before it's actually supposed to go up. I guess we can call that a milestone!

Sunday, November 21, 2010


I find myself today at a crossroad. On one side stands writing a thesis, on the other stands doing an internship. The university's rulebook states that I must do one of the two to graduate. And as I try to decide I think I'm stuck in some sort of infinite loop.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Expunge your vocabulary

(Sorry, no art today. Just introspeciton.)

When I was younger, I was constantly trying to learn bigger and bigger words. I figured the more words I knew, the better, and it was often the case that I'd learn a word, and realize something I had said incorrectly at some point in the past, had been incorrect simply because what I was trying to say was something I didn't know the word for yet. I used these aforementioned "big words" copiously, to the extent of being indiscriminate (kind of like I'm doing in this sentence). I figured if I had learned them, being just a kid, the reader had to have learned them too, especially if they were older, right?

I didn't realize that I wasn't right until I changed schools.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Okay, what's with the new avatars?

If you've come here from the sites I comment on, you may have noticed the one or two new avatars I'm using. The short explanation is that I've noticed the need to be more expressive when commenting, and that I need a break after doing all those projects before working on the ones due next week.