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Wednesday, July 27th, 2016 01:36 am
Enjoyed hanging out with our Texas relatives these past few days, but like most visits it was over far too soon. However, they also have a week-long school break at Thanksgiving, so it is looking likely that we will visit them then.

Saw the new Star Trek movie with the usual suspects and enjoyed it a lot. I'm more likely to rewatch it than the previous films in the reboot series. If you've seen it, you can probably guess why. (Hint: soundtrack.)

I found one of my desired PS3 games, Kingdom Hearts 2.5 Remix, at the library, so I started playing Birth By Sleep. I also watched the included movie of cutscenes from Kingdom Hearts Re:coded, which I started playing on the DS but never finished. The KH universe is complicated, but eventually I will figure out what the heck is going on. I have resorted to taking notes.

Speaking of the library, I have discovered the books of Leigh Bardugo and am reading them all as fast as I can. More details at [community profile] kareila_books for the curious.

The rest of my week looks to involve more book-reading and game-playing, but I also need to do some back-to-school shopping for the boys. Connor's sneakers are trashed and Will's jeans are about four inches too short.
Wednesday, July 20th, 2016 04:38 pm
... which means just three more weeks until school starts again. Registration and school supplies are done, and Will finished the first of his two summer reading assignments last night, so we're in reasonably good shape. We found out yesterday that Connor will be in the same class this year as his favorite pal, so he has that to look forward to.

The kids seemed to enjoy their day camp at McWane last week learning about computer animation, but they wouldn't tell me much about the curriculum. Meanwhile I enjoyed having some time to be out of the house without having to look after them. Simple pleasures.

Still doing swim lessons on Saturdays. Both kids are making slow but obvious progress.

I've seen the new Ghostbusters movie twice, once with a group of girlfriends and once with Robby and Connor. Holtzmann is my new hero.

I've decided to get a used Playstation 3 for my birthday and I already have a list of 4 games I eventually want to get for it. I should probably finish at least one of my LEGO games first before starting something new, though...

My sister-in-law and her family are visiting from Texas, arriving tomorrow and staying through Sunday, so we will probably be hanging out with them most of the coming weekend.

August will be here before we know it.
Thursday, July 14th, 2016 12:30 am
Just noting that I changed my crossposting setup so the art is coming from tumblr instead of instagram. Which has two advantages:

#1 the hashtags can now transfer so if you're annoyed with my sketchspam, you can white or blacklist the art (both finished and unfinished pieces) or sketch (unfinished/experimental/wip shots) tags accordingly.
#2 if I post something directly to tumblr, which I do on occasion, it'll still get crossposted here.

I'm sorta miserable about tagging for content, though I realized I should probably at least tag nsfw in case people don't want naked models (most likely scenario for nsfw content, though if I ever do anything like violent or sexual for some reason it'll also get tagged) on their view at work so I'll try to remember to do that. If there's something else you'd like me to tag for let me know, and I'll try to remember.
Wednesday, July 13th, 2016 11:19 pm
Experimenting with Tombow markers on top of copic greyscale. Some
things worked and some didn't ahah. (via
https://mythikoi.tumblr.com/post/147382016041/experimenting-with-tombow-markers-on-top-of-copic)