Rae
30 June 2011 @ 10:04 am
There are so many things to do! 

Delta H starts tomorrow, at 3pm if I'm reading this correctly.   Set up is 10am to 3pm, and since I have jack squat to set up, I'll probably be there at about 1pm--just to make sure that nothing goes wrong.  It'll also be the day I get to man my table alone, and I'd be lying if I said I weren't freaking out about that a little.  I'm a bit of a pessimist by nature, and I keep expecting something to go horridly wrong.  Not that Ami will be much help against things going wrong, but at least she'd provide a witness and good commentary.   Anyway, she's due to arrive sometime Friday night or Saturday morning, and will be with me the rest of the con.  My BFF rules.

Everything else is running...quasi-smooth.  About the time I went to make art prints I realize that I have very little I am comfortable selling in a roomful of children.  Though artistic nudity isn't banned by the cons, there are some display measures that have to be taken, which I'm really not sure about.  If I have time I may ask the director and figure something out.  But that still leaves the fact that I have a hang up about selling things with nudity in front of children, plus the idea that I might mistakenly sell some to a minor and what that could bring on my head.

Which I have mixed feelings about.  On one hand, I find it incredibly silly that a little nudity is such a big issue.  It's just skin (fictional skin at that) and completely tasteful.  On the other hand, I was as much raised in this puritanical society as everyone else that makes said puritanical society, and my sensibilities are bruised at even the thought of taking these prints to a print shop--much less trying to sell them. 

When I take the nude works out of the equation, I'm left with four things I am not entirely ashamed to ask money for.  Five, if you count the 4x6 sailor moon chibi (which I'll have a small number of prints of).  This is somewhat pathetic and I should really do something about that.  But not right now, I don't have time.

I got my first print run done last night, and for cheaper than I thought I'd be able to.  I also printed some very simple business cards that I plan to hand out to anyone who wants to look me up after the con.  The backs are blank, and I intend to doodle on them if I have time.  Beyond that, my prints are going into a binder that people can flip through, and I'm making a card to display the buttons on which I'll have one of my dolls (Tarnish) holding.  After debating it, I figured her in her most "animu" outfit might help me attrack some attention.  There will be a few other people from the doll group there, so if they bring some of theirs we may just end up with a random doll shoot.

Which reminds me that I still haven't gotten a replacement battery for my camera.  So, if I have pictures of the con itself, they're very likely to be terrible cell phone pictures.  Sorry! 

Other than that, I need to get a tablecloth for the table (I'm thinking something obnoxious and bright), make sure I have drawing supplies handy, and to complete my inventory.  Oh, and make sandwiches to bring.  And charge my cell phone. And bring headphones.  And a water bottle.  And transfer my writing files to my netbook so that I can plug away at the novel if there's a lull and I have nothing else to do.  And hope there's somewhere to plug in the net-book. 

Speaking of, I'm making a cursory attempt at Camp NaNoWriMo.  Finishing TSM has put me into a state of "oh, hay, maybe I can finish something!" Not that TSM doesn't have it's faults (I will be going back and editing it, especially those first two chapters), but it is at least a novel-length work that got finished.  Sorta.  Kinda.  Maybe.  I need to stop thinking about this.

Not promising I'll ever finish a Nano, though, since I keep piddling out on things like Mango every month.  Wind Spirits isn't dead, either, for anyone actually wondering.  It is slow as frozen molasses, but it isn't dead.  I will, hopefully, get back to working on it more regularly once Delta H is past me. 

Frankly, even if this weekend bombs entirely it will still be worth a four-day weekend. 



 
 
 
 
 
Rae
26 April 2011 @ 01:31 pm
I'll make a banner later, but for now:

[community profile] dailysentinel 

Come ye, come ye, all Green Hornet fans unite. ^_^

 
 
Rae
03 January 2011 @ 02:30 pm


After losing her parents at a young age, Nikaya was adopted by her mother's people and raised in ignorance of her past. Now, on the cusp of adulthood, her world is tossed asunder when she and her "twin" sister, Nefertiri, are sent to a far away tribe as a part of their schooling. There, the two become embroiled the midst of a land war when the other half of Nikaya's heritage comes to claim what they feel is rightfully theirs.



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Yes, I finally got this up and thought--Hey! Why not spam my f-list with it? XD Srsly, though, I'm not going to do this every week, I promise.  I have an LJ comm for that ;D.  This is the reason why I've dropped off the face of the planet, though, and why I may not be back for awhile. XD I need something more interesting to blog about.

Careful! Clicking the banner goes to the website.









    

 
 
 
 
Rae
21 May 2010 @ 11:17 am

 

Today I present you with some April March: 






There is also an English version of this here. Both are awesome.

I have realized that writing with a partner is so much easier than solo.  At least, when you have the right partner.  While the rest of my work is cavorting in the corner, demanding various ransoms for their individual chapters, the RE fanfic that D and I have been working on is trucking along.  We're just about done with two chapters worth of final edits and it feels good.  Especially as I've accomplished little else this week.

Do you ever have a period where everything seems to go to pot?  That's where I am right now, so far as work is concerned.  Not my day job, thankfully, but my personal work.  I haven't been able to draw anything of merit all week.  My brain seems to creatively shut off at six with the office phone lines, and doesn't wake up again until I turn them back on at nine the next morning.  This will, perhaps, be fixed when Boss-Lady returns on Monday.  We shall see.

Ami's birthday is tomorrow and I haven't done a thing for it.  If anything creative happens between now and then, it needs to be directed at her. 

And to the ficchat group, sorry for flaking on you guys so much this week. D:


 
 
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Rae
19 February 2010 @ 04:32 pm


I have this ridiculous need to use this for Zoe in TSM... Or Luna, actually. Possibly Ami. /ponders/
 
 
Rae
17 November 2009 @ 10:38 am
We are all having WAY too much fun with this Meme--but damn is it awesome. XD <333

Once again, I will ask you five (more) questions, but this time you have to say "What do you think I am, the morning bus?"


 
 
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Rae
15 November 2009 @ 04:27 pm
Leave me a comment asking "Can you pick my brain?" and then:

• I'll respond by asking you five questions so I can satisfy my curiosity
• Update your journal with the answers to the questions
• Include this explanation in the post and offer to ask other people questions


 
 
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Rae
02 November 2009 @ 10:44 am
MORE MEME TIME

Leave me a comment saying "I am a duck, quack quack quack."
• I'll respond by asking you five questions so I can satisfy my curiosity.
• Update your journal with the answers to the questions.
• Include this explanation in the post and offer to ask other people questions.



My Questions )



 
 
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