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1  Other Realms / Game Room / Re: Old games on: October 08, 2015, 11:39:59 PM
2  Other Realms / Game Room / Re: Old games on: October 07, 2015, 11:15:35 PM
Very old topic showing off my game collection here:

Pretty much why I have no interest in recently released games is because there is no way I'm going to finish what I already have any time soon. Gray Fox Wink
3  Other Realms / Game Room / Re: Them's Fightin Herds on: October 04, 2015, 11:11:42 PM
That actually looks pretty amusing, ha ha.  And that's pretty cool of her to help them like that.
4  Other Realms / Role Play Theater / Re: Transformation Theater on: October 04, 2015, 12:12:18 PM
Well, blast.  It seems as though 5% of the time my magic attacks don't seem to do anything, and for some reason that 5% of the time happens a lot...  It must be something in the water.

Regardless, even though these things passed me over, there is no way the eel is going to last two against one for very long, and then the two of them are going to turn on me, and I'm not keen on dying again! 

I'm getting the sense that magic (or physical attacks, for that matter) aren't going to be very effective on these things. Keeping my distance from the dark magic being tossed around, I opt for a different approach-- "Hey, you!" I swim up behind Shard 2, trying to attract its attention, then let out a FERAL SEAHORSE SHOCKWAVE ROAR.
5  Other Realms / Art Gallery / Re: Sketches! on: October 03, 2015, 03:49:13 PM
You know something I just realized Virmir... with how clean your sketches looks now, they almost look inked.  Whenever you open for commissions again, you could possibly consider offering colored sketches

Coloring sketches would probably take more effort than coloring inked work since the lines won't be properly closed.  Inking is the easiest step, anyway!
6  Other Realms / Role Play Theater / Re: Transformation Theater on: October 02, 2015, 09:27:47 PM
It's a tense moment--so tense that it seems drag on for 11 days.
7  Other Realms / Random Topics / Re: Arm updates on: October 02, 2015, 09:15:57 PM
I haven't seen a doctor about this since last December, actually.  At this point my only option left would be to go to a university setting for a second opinion and to see if they take more of an interest in it.  I haven't pursued this option due to them very slowly getting better (the right arm, at least).
8  Other Realms / Art Gallery / Halloween-Sketch-a-thon 5 (open!) on: October 02, 2015, 12:02:06 AM

It's that time of year again!  Since Halloween is probably the holiday that sucks the least: Halloween-Sketch-a-thon 5!!

You can view past Halloween Sketch-a-thons here!  Same general idea this year!


- You may request a simple sketch-- nothing complex please!  Probably one character, though maybe a second if they really "go together" as part of the sketch and there's some interaction and it's simple -- don't wear me out!  Probably limit your request to a simple sentence or so.

- Requests must be Halloween-themed!  Some ideas for you: Your character in a costume, as some ghoulish creature, stuffed with candy, etc.  Have fun with it!

- You may alternatively request someone else's character as long as the character's owner is okay with it!

- PLEASE POST A REFERENCE OF WHAT YOU WANT ME TO DRAW, EVEN IF I HAVE DRAWN IT BEFORE.  If I have drawn this character, do a quick search on my art site and grab the link.  THIS SAVES ME TIME!!!!!!!  Also, post pictures of stuff relevant to the request, because I live in a tree and don't know what things are. If a reference does not exist, please write a SHORT description underneath the request.  These aren't major drawings, so if I've not drawn your fursona yet-- don't fret.  I may be able to get a nicer more fleshed out one for you later in a future request topic. Gray Fox Wink Generic stuff like "draw a fox doing..." is perfectly fine too.

- PLEASE NUMBER YOUR REQUEST!  Look at the person who requested before you, increment that, and post what number yours is.  If the ordering gets messed up, fix it. Gray Fox Wink

- This is open to CF members who have joined before the date of this posting only.

- GROUP REQUESTS: YES, you may team up with someone else this year!  BOTH requestors must number his or her post.  The person with the earlier number should describe the full request and also say, "I'm with X!" and include that person's number.  The later requestor need only mention who he or she is with and post the number.

- YES, you may edit your post as many times as you like up until I'm ready to draw yours.

These will be streamed and done in order of request with no regard to who is in the chat at the time. Sorry!  Although I may skip over group requests for a simpler one if I'm towards the end of my stream limit and am running out of time and then come back later.


Congratulations!  You have noticed.  As part of my meticulous recovery plan, of which we are in month number 10, I draw a fixed, limited amount of time three days a week with each hand.  I will be reserving my Saturday (right hand) and Sunday (left hand) sessions for this project until all the drawings are complete.  As such the total amount of weekly drawing time will NOT increase--I will just be drawing from a different list.

Since the left hand has more time than the right, more of these will likely be drawn with the left hand, but we'll see how it goes!  Ideally you should not be able to tell the difference, although I don't think I'm at that point yet.  I do want to get there eventually as I plan on splitting commissions between the two hands once I recover.

As such, due to the limited time it is unlikely I will finish all of these by the 31st.  Expect these to run into November!

Worst case scenario: I will draw these blasted things with my mouth. Gray Fox Wink

Requests close the night of Friday, October 23rd!

Go go go!!
9  Other Realms / Random Topics / Re: Arm updates on: October 01, 2015, 10:57:00 PM
Actually I've been drawing with the mouth a little almost every day. Gray Fox Wink

Mouth feels fine!  Neck is a little sore though.
10  Other Realms / Random Topics / Re: Arm updates on: September 30, 2015, 11:22:12 PM
This month's arm annoyance factors below! Again, keep in mind the right arm is nearly constantly at rest in the left arm in use. (Standard deviations in parentheses.)

February 3.1 (1.4) 4.1 (1.8)
March 2.4 (0.9) 3.2 (1.3)
April 2.3 (0.9) 2.9 (1.0)
May 2.4 (0.9) 2.3 (0.9)
June 1.6 (0.6) 2.2 (0.8)
July  1.8 (0.9) 1.5 (0.7)
August 1.2 (0.6) 1.4 (0.7)
September 1.8 (0.8) 1.2 (0.6)

Right arm--some slight improvement again this month.  That 1.0 barrier is going to be hard to pass because in order for me to assign 0 to a day it has to feel perfect.  (1 is negligible, 2 is noticeable but not too bad, 3 and up are the ouch levels) Although if it stays around 1 when I start using it that would be no problem at all.  (We're still not there yet--usage still causes irritation.) I'm still a bit hesitant to pass the 90 minute barrier so for October I will be bumping up the two 60 minute sessions to 90 minutes.

Also notable, the right arm does significantly better sketching and inking than with other steps of the drawing process.  This is likely due to slower movements and not having to constantly select tools from menus during these steps.  This will be something to focus on once it's ready to try longer sessions.  We also should be good to go for the first right handed streams in a long time for this month's Halloween sketches.

Left arm--Oops!  Had a bit of a setback this month.  For the past several months I've been trying to pinpoint things that irritate it and make adjustments, particularly when working four days per week.  I've made significant progress and thus have been able to increase the amount of drawing time with this arm, however it seems that this month mouse movement combined with increased drawing time caused a problem.  The solution--cut out the mouse, of course!  I've started using a small trackball that I can control with the thumb that has helped a lot, except I can only use it a couple hours per day before it starts giving my thumb problems and we don't want that, so it is mainly a light usage/after work thing.  I'm currently looking into some other trackballs and track pads as ways to add variety to the way I control the cursor.  In the meantime, the drawing gets scaled back a bit to make sure the arm does not get too irritated again.

At this point it's fairly obvious there is no way the left arm is going to get better while I'm using it in place of the right arm.  That's okay so long as the right arm continues to improve.  I'm just going to worry about keeping it at manageable levels, have fun and draw when it feels okay (on designated left-handed days), and relax when it needs rest.

I had originally thought that Crimson Flag would return to its weekly schedule once I completed building the 10 page buffer this month, however this jump is getting pushed back since I had to take a one week break.  In addition to having a large buffer, the other half of the exercise was to make sure I could draw one page per week many weeks in a row before dedicating myself to this schedule once again.  So, this counter gets reset!  That's okay--I didn't quite expect to ramp up to this speed on the first try.  I'm probably going to want to do at least eight or so pages in a row with no problem before I decide to return to a once per week schedule officially.  The every other week schedule is a good place to be in for now since a comic at half speed is super easy to do and I don't feel miserable with the comic not updating at all.  Plus this month I'm going to dedicate the Saturday and Sunday sessions for Halloween sketches and not worry about if I don't have the comic for the week done beforehand.

Extra Complex Fun Allotment Schedule:

Sunday - L unmonitored, as long as it feels okay
Monday - R 1.5h
Tuesday - L 2h (max)
Wednesday - odd day (draw with mouth instead)
Thursday - R 1.5h
Friday - L 2h (max)
Saturday - R 1.5h
11  Other Realms / Writer's Guild / Re: Pestered on: September 27, 2015, 11:43:34 AM
He he he!  This was excellent!  Very fun, amusing little adventure with the most spot-on Virmir characterization yet.  This is one of my favorite transformation situations--drawn out transformation where the end result has unexpected benefits in solving the problem at hand.  Good use of Virmir-style humor throughout.  I can tell you have been paying attention.  Also, bugs and bug-taurs are cooooool.

Great job!  This is the best one yet.
12  Other Realms / Art Gallery / Re: No raffle this weekend (9/20) on: September 25, 2015, 11:35:04 PM

Just to provide an update (should have posted this a few days ago), left arm is doing considerably better.  Will take a week at 50% speed to poke at comic and decide what the schedule will be for October, and then we should be good for Halloween sketches!  Hopefully I won't be drawing these with my teeth. Gray Fox Wink
13  Other Realms / Art Gallery / Re: Cartoony Drawings on: September 22, 2015, 10:30:24 PM
Tastes like plastic.
14  Other Realms / Writer's Guild / Re: Choose Your Own Adventure Short Story Day on: September 18, 2015, 11:25:13 PM
15  Other Realms / Writer's Guild / Re: Stories from the Bread on: September 18, 2015, 11:23:34 PM
Rather disjointed and strange.  But then the second part starts and it explains why the first part was strange--which is good!  Not really enough here to comment further though.  Write more!
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