Monday, February 15, 2010

Maliens


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If you're wondering where I've been for the past month, go ask Bioware.  My one great love (sometimes, even more than my love for art....) is video games.  Specifically, Bioware video games.  Even more specifically Mass Effect.  It's a sci-fi RPG that is intensely captivating and immersive.   Amy and I got the game at its midnight release and played it almost nonstop for a week.  The drawing above was a Birthday/Valentine Day gift for Amy of one the characters from the game.  Specifically Garrus Vakarian.  Even more specifically a romance-able alien.  One of two options.  How awesome is that?  The game has hands down the best storyline I've ever played.  I think I love it even more than Knights of the Old Republic, which is saying something.  The story is just incredible and can be so personal depending on how you play.  I won't give away any spoilers, but I highly recommend this game.  It's a great way to waste time. 

In other newsy type news, I got at etsy shop up and running.  Mermaid Loves Octopus.  Shocking title, I know.  What can I say?  I just love that cute little couple.  Not a lot going on with the shop, just yet.  Only one item listed.  But I'm pretty excited about it.  I've got some other projects I'm working on (as in, they're drying right now) that I'm going to put up for sale.  They're a little different than what I usually do, but I like them.  And change can be nice.

Valentine's Day was fantastic, as it has been for the past few years.  Amy and I celebrate it as Zombie Day.  We watch Shaun of the Dead, eat vaguely violent food (this year it was crab, smash it with a hammer then eat the squishy insides!), and I usually get drunk.  This year we played more Mass Effect after the movie.  Totally awesome.

Friday, January 15, 2010

January....ugh

Out of all the months, the whole year long, January weighs most heavy on my heart.  I hate January.  It feels like a million Januaries have passed and we are but two weeks into this month.  The sky is grey and gloomy.  The rain is cold and piercing.  And I want to do nothing but curl up with my favorite books, drink some hot tea, and pretend the rest of the world doesn't exist.  Instead, I put my winter boots with the giant hole in the heel and I go to work and have my soul sucked from me moment by moment.  I watch the minutes tick by until the hour of my freedom is at hand and I race home to be with myself again.  And I am surrounded by art and talented friends and I share and receive beautiful treasures.  I love trading art.

One of these days, I'll actually finish the book that has slowly worked its way out of my head.  And I'll send it to someone and they'll decide it's neat enough to publish.  Then I won't have to leave my home and myself so much.  Wouldn't it be nice?

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

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