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Wednesday, June 16th, 2010
11:35 pm - Homestuck Vol. 5

20 composers (i am one of them)
71 (!) tracks
3 hours of ludicrously sweet music
1 ludicrously low price ($14.13)

hear the album
meet the musicians
read experience the comic
get addicted

current mood: accomplished

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Monday, January 18th, 2010
2:42 pm - Age Progression

It's incredible just how subtle the visual cues we use to identify age really are.

And wow... those glasses.

Yeah, just... wow. o.o

current mood: contemplative

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Saturday, December 5th, 2009





current mood: WHEEEE

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Sunday, March 9th, 2008
12:46 am - Bad
really, really bad.

current mood: cha'mone

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Monday, December 17th, 2007
12:41 pm - Cavern Choir Winter Concert music
We had our virtual concert in Uru Live yesterday - it was a blast! Go give a listen to our songs. ^^

current mood: cheerful

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Sunday, November 11th, 2007
2:58 am - Coming soon to a European DVD store near you
My very own animated feature!

(I couldn't resist. The resemblance was just too uncanny. Especially the whole wearing-a-gold-trimmed-blue-jacket-vest-and-naught-else thing.)

EDIT: The original pic, for those who are curious. I'm frightened by how little was actually changed. o.o;

current mood: STILL. WANT.

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Saturday, November 10th, 2007
10:21 am - Renart the Fox
Okay... somebody please tell me why we don't have this movie available in the US.



This just might rank as the most awesome thing ever to come out of Luxembourg.

(Yes, I mean that as a compliment!)


*whimpers again* ;_;

current mood: foxes

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Thursday, March 15th, 2007


Sketch done by the uber (and I mean UBER) talented cathicks. She's doing "dirt-cheap" sketches like the one above for this week only. Notice that this week is almost over.


Many thanks to goldenrod for pointing out this special offer. I finally had the pleasure of lunching & hanging out with Goldie today (we just so happen to live right across the street from each other, as we discovered when we first met at FC 2007). Amazing, very friendly guy who's become a true artist in only a short handful of years. And he builds his own guitar amps. Now that, my friends, is thirteen thirty-seven. Pure.

And now, to plug respective artists' galleries:
Cat (1) Hicks (2)
Goldenrod J. Fox

Thanks again for the hanging-out-ness, Goldie!

current mood: weathering oddly mild cold

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Saturday, February 24th, 2007
12:51 pm - Pirate Cat... Thing

Just a quick Wacom sketch. I know it's totally wonky; I'm just trying to start a habit of drawing a little bit on a regular basis... no matter how bad it is. XD

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Sunday, February 11th, 2007
1:04 pm - power sorting alpha supply
So my compy started freezing a few days back. Like, hard freezing. Mouse pointer and all. That's never a good sign.

Went into my BIOS yesterday to check out the hardware monitor. Sure enough, the +3.3V rail was reporting at around 2.6V. Normal voltage variance is considered to be ±5%. Ouch. x.x

After an unexpectedly long trip to the computer store (I could see it from the freeway I always take, but I still managed to get totally lost and, naturally, didn't bother to ACTUALLY LOOK UP THE STREET ADDRESS. OH NO, THAT'S JUST OVERKILL. ME IS GUY, ME CAN FIND BY SIGHT, ME NO NEED GIRLY ADDRESSES OR DIRECTIONS), I came back and installed a nice Antec EA-430 power supply, and my system's been running smoothly ever since. Let's just hope this one *stays* nice... I did a token bit of research, and Antec seems to be a good brand to go with. If nothing else, it is supposed to be more efficient, as it's 80 PLUS certified.

In other news, trying to design with layered alphas in SL is very headache-inducing. Especially when you have to account for the different LOD levels. ESPECIALLY when each new SL build seems to ever-so-slightly change the way in which alpha-sorting is calculated. Blech.

Well, actually, I did come across a bit of a pleasant surprise last night in that regard. I'm not sure if this behavior is new to the FL viewer, but it seems that if you create an object consisting of two differently-sized alpha spheres at the same position, the outer one will always render on top of the inner one. Any viewing angle, any viewing distance. Which really excited me, until I discovered that this rule totally goes out the window once you attach said object to your avatar. AARARARRRRHRRGRHSRGHGHGHJSHXFJHGFDSGJLK

** strangles many things **

Think I'm gonna bug-report this. If they can make the attachment's sorting behavior consistent with that of normal objects... oooh. That would be nice. That would be VERY nice.

In other, other news, I'm getting hungry. I should fill myself with lunch.

current mood: hungry

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Sunday, January 28th, 2007
5:38 pm - This Is The Post That Is About FC 2007!
Time for the long-overdue FC post! (I'd get into the habit of posting here more regularly, if it didn't take so much time for me to do so)

Further Confusion 2007 was a blast, to put it succinctly. It was the first time I'd attended a furry con in its entirety. I did go to Califur last year, but it was only for a few hours on Dead Dog Sunday (no one was even fursuiting at that point) and I didn't know anyone there, so I spent a good portion of my time just kinda wandering -- it was sort of a "testing the waters" experience for me. But FC was TOTALLY different. I knew quite a number of people through Second Life, several of whom I'd already met at SLCC 2006. And the fursuiters and other cosplayers really added a sense of surreality to the convention... I was awed by the amount of work put into many of those costumes, as well as the unique personality each one (the costume AND the player) conveyed. I do wish I could have caught the fursuit parade on Sunday, but the group I was with was late getting back from lunch. :\ Fortunately, there appears to be a plethora of footage (of the parade as well as other FC schtuff) on the ubiquitous YouTube. YAY YOUTUBE.

chromal, it was awesome seeing you again; I couldn't ask for a better roomie. arito and pludgegoat, thanks for letting me hang with ya! You're seriously one of the cutest and most awesomest couples in the world. :3 Eltee, you never fail to amaze me with your bounty of knowledge -- and your superhuman tolerance of capsaicin! O_O Satch and Buttercup, you're such cool folks to have around (and Satch's fursuit posing is tough to top!). aerofox and loriana (the wonderful foxie couple), hydra_velsen (WOLF), goggremlin (good to meet the other green draggie!), samaraamador (BUNK!!!), warphammer (Booty-oh), draxinator (FEARFUL GEOMETRY), Seal (yummy homebrew), Ian (ty SO much for the Beatfox piccie!), Junius (great meeting ya, hope you had fun!), khyle (stealth tickler GAAH), Khaiel (piano MASTER), stahi (YES I SEE, Mr. Cosby), yetanotherbob (gotta keep the air movin'!), qdot (best. costume. EVAR.), Xzad (thanks for the comix!), roxikat (Myau!), farraptor (congrats on TEH WIN, dead-bone-movin' wolfie!), Tobias (goatee FTW), ze awezome artiztz in ze dealer'z den (Goldenwolf, Kyoht, Farelle, Erin Middendorf OH TY for kyoot keyboard-Beatfox commish!) and anyone who I've happened to miss OH NOES... I had a super time with you all. Sorry about being too lazy/unskilled/brain-muddled to list a witty personal remark for every one of you, but OKAY, so I FINALLY came up with at least something for everyone. *Phew!* I did love seeing every one of you there, and I hope to see you all again next year!

And thanks to arito for his incredible LJ-seeking skills, without which this posting would have far less <lj user> tags.

current mood: peaceful

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Wednesday, November 1st, 2006
8:43 pm - I'm here
Nothing to report today.

EDIT: That is now officially a lie. I just chatted with Virt and was inspired to throw down a HORRIBLE GENERAL MIDI IN 20 MINUTES. XD

current mood: huzzah

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Friday, October 27th, 2006
8:21 pm - What should I write here?
...what should I write here?

current mood: inquisitive

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Monday, August 21st, 2006
1:07 pm - SLCC and its Complete Awesomeness
Wow. I had the most rocking weekend at SLCC 2006!

The whole thing seemed surreal from the get-go. When I arrived, I walked down to the end of a dock towards the big old building where the con was being held, and Alcatraz could be seen beyond it. The Golden Gate bridge was off to the left, partially hidden among low-hanging clouds. Inside the building, I walked down a very long hallway where the registration tables could be seen at the end. So thrilling, in a subtle way. :3

It was so exciting getting to meet in person so many folks I'd come to know over the past couple years in SL. I especially enjoyed finding the founders and friends of Luskwood -- wonderful, friendly people! I was surprised how friendly the Lindens were, too. Tons of respect for all those folks.

So many memorable experiences were made that weekend. Watching Frogg and Jaycatt perform their music, listening to the various talks & panels, getting crammed into the miniscule back portion of a van with Satch (!), getting my tail whooped at air hockey by Liam, chowing down at some rockin' Indian and veggie restaurants, watching the live demonstration of "LindenWorld 2001"... I could go on, but I gotta get back to work now. Suffice it to say, the trip more than met my expectations.

Thanks to FlipperPA Peregrine and everyone who helped make this great event happen. It was totally worth it.

Oh, and a HUGE thanks to Lo Jacobs and Kanker Greenacre for the carpool up & down the state. You're totally awesome! =)

current mood: content

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Tuesday, August 1st, 2006
3:13 pm - ONOZ I've been tagged!
Smacked by graypockets:

Once you've been tagged, you have to write a blog with six random facts about yourself. In the end you need to choose six people to be tagged and list their names.

1. I have never held my pen or pencil the correct way.
2. I have double-jointed thumbs.
3. When I got my first clock-radio and started scanning the stations, the one I liked the most was 94.7 KTWV The Wave (a smooth jazz / adult contemporary station). For an entire decade, I listened to that station whenever I went to bed or woke up in the morning.
4. I never owned a game console until I was 21, when I bought a classic NES through eBay.
5. I frequently move my lips when I read.
6. I absolutely suck at bowling. XD



current mood: hot

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Sunday, May 21st, 2006
12:00 pm - Ack, forgot to put a subject line!
Alright, so I've procrastinated long enough. Time for a life update.

I finally moved out of my parents' place and into an apartment two weeks ago. It's taken a lot of adjusting, but I'm thinking things will work out here. I'm living in central OC with two guys who run a credit-card processing business. It's only a 15-minute drive to/from work now, as opposed to an hour each way previously, so that's some good savings on time & gas! The apartment's not much to look at, and my room is still fairly small, but it's quite livable. And the walls in my room are painted a lovely shade of blue. =)

I checked out Califur two Sundays ago (the same day I moved), and I must admit it was somewhat underwhelming for my first con experience. From what I've heard, Sunday was the worst day to go since everyone was doing the big-ol' wind-down and people were starting to take off. Sunday was my only option, though, since I was busy on Friday and Saturday. It also kinda sucked that I went alone and didn't know anyone there; it's hard for me to mingle with complete strangers at a social gathering like that. Luckily, I hooked up with a small, friendly group during lunch at McD's, so we hung together for a while. The dealer's den also had some great artwork, and I bought a print of a piece that had totally caught my eye on DA last year. So it wasn't a complete waste, yay!

That Wednesday I worked the floor at E3 with my fellow Crave testers. That's the first time I'd been to E3... that place is a freakin' metropolis! O_O EVERTHING about it is BIG. Photos just don't do it justice. We each got 2 hours free time, so I got to take a (comparatively) brief look at all the stuff there. The EA Games Circlevision-esque theater totally rocked. And no, I didn't get to see the Wii (unconscious wince) because the LINE TO GET IN was itself 2 hours long... not to mention the subsequent lines to get to the actual consoles themselves. >.< Good times overall, though. Dude... I just found out that Virt was there... would have liked to have met him in person, after all these years. Ah well. Next time he's in LA, he tells me (we just chatted again today for the first time in ages). That guy SO rocks!

Last but not least, Pacific Chorale had their final choral concert (Beethoven's 9th is still coming up, but that's mainly a Pacific Symphony feature) of the season on Friday. Yes, still that same week. We did a kickin' rendition of Brahms's German Requiem, as well as Lili Boulanger's "Old Buddhist Prayer" and excerpts from Holst's "Hymns from the Rig Veda". It was also our last choral concert in Segerstrom Hall; next season, the Segerstrom Concert Hall will be opening next door and we'll be singin' it up there.

Suffice it to say, that was absolutely the most eventful week I've had in a long time!

So what am I up to now? Well, I'm gradually settling in, though I still haven't got my room in 100% working order yet. I've cut work down to 3 days a week now so that I can work on avs in Second Life. It's been pretty slow going so far, but I've got ideas in the works that I hope will be innovative enough to catch people's attention. Motivation (or lack thereof) has been a real bear, but things have felt that way for a few years now, so I'm just trying to train myself to work through it. I gotta do something to get my productivity going again, and this is one of the better ways I can think of. We'll see what happens.

current mood: alive

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Sunday, April 16th, 2006
2:28 am - New LJ icon
From this. Heee.

current mood: giggly

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Friday, April 14th, 2006
11:45 pm - My battle
There's people out there who are really good at something that you do. No matter how hard you try or how long you work at it, they will always do that something faster and better than you.

Then there's people out there who are really good at many things that you do. No matter how hard you try or how long you work at them, they will always do those things faster and better than you.

That's been a very hard thing for me to accept lately. I try to suffocate my envy and breathe life into my self-esteem, and for a while I seem to be succeeding. And then it just flops the other way again. Rarely does this struggle ever show on the surface, of course -- I make myself friendly and supportive towards those people, as well I should. Occasionally I might even open up to the people in question and confess my true feelings, and that's a key part of the healing process... but that doesn't end it completely by any means. For me, I don't even know if it will end completely.

Stop the emotional rollercoaster! I want off! XD

Heh. It's times like this I wish I was able to rattle off pages of perfectly coherent, structured thought... like some uber-talented people I know... (and there I go again)

But yeah, this is my battle. And the only way I'm gonna win it is by keeping my focus on God, and remembering that He's given each one of us the gifts we have (and denied us others we may wish we had) for very good reasons.

And thank you to that special person I spoke with tonight, who let me know that her battle is the same as mine. You don't know how much that meant to me. =)

current mood: contemplative

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Friday, April 7th, 2006
9:52 pm - nope
This is a stream of consciousness typing feeling the fingers go along as I press them down. Yep I'm losing my marbles every day, each day more and more. HEY this is kinda cool actually! I have absolutely no idea what I'm going to write next! I'm not the most interesting personality in the world, unfortunately. Why is the sky blue? Why do birds suddenly appear everytime Lucy is in the sky with diamonds on the soles of her blue suade shoes? BOIK ok there goes another brain cell. Haha, I'm a nut! Stop talking about myself, you nut! Okay. Ummmmm..... brain fart. How does a brain fart, anyway? I mean, where would it come out? Surely not the ears; it'd kinda be blocked by the eardrums, ya know? Wow, I'm scaring myself. Why did I decide to do this, anyway? When you look at the moon, and it's seeping into your eyes with that sultry glance that you always recovered from recently, he waltzed right outta that room like a cat on a skyrocket with a laser-kite gliding on a rope attached to its tail.

Paragraph BREAK! W00T!! =D And the first smiley in this text! Now, what next? Grr..... slowing down... getting boring. I mistyped that as "borking". And I mistyped "mistyped" as "mystyped" (I mistyped THAT "mistyped" as "mystyped" as well -- the first one in the sentence, not the second one). How can the Pulitzer Prize winners grasp the sheer magnitude of theeeeee GLOBULES bouncy LIEEEEIIIIIIGGGHHHHTTTTTTahhhhh..... mmmmm.



Uh. Nothing to see here, folks. Move along.

current mood: indescribable

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Saturday, March 4th, 2006
6:20 pm - Changes ahead?
I'm getting better at the practice of self-confidence... at least, I think I am (heh... irony?). It's not easy when you've dealt with feelings of inferiority most of your life, particularly in a social sense but also in other areas. Oh, what I would give to just stop comparing myself to others once and for all.

Ever see the movie "Amadeus"? I've always related to Salieri. I tend to look at the Mozarts in my areas of interest and go, "How do they manage to do all that with such apparent ease?" And the multitalents are especially hard for me to face. Even words of encouragement from the kind ones can serve to drive me down into feelings of inferiority if I sense that they are better communicators than me. I'm so sick of letting myself fall into that trap!

Anyway, that's something for me to keep working at.


In other news, I'm finally looking for an apartment to move to. I'm 26 years old, and it's high time I left my folks' place and started making my own life.

I'm also considering diving into the SL animal-avatar creation business full-bore. I've got some killer ideas that have been running around in my head. In the near future, I'd like to try cutting down to 3 days a week at my current job (my manager already said he'd be fine with it -- one plus of working a job that doesn't require 40-hour workweeks) so that I can devote some serious time to that. I've built up a substantial savings, so as long as I don't take too terribly long to make my business profitable, I should be all right. If things go well, ultimately I'd like to make it a full-time thing.

Risky? Of course. Challenging? I'm certain it will be. But frankly, this has the potential to be one of the most rewarding jobs I can imagine doing.

current mood: weird

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