Chapter 5: Too Many Hobbies, Too Little Wordcount (Words, Words, Words)

By | January 20, 2018

Words Words Words : All the pages not fit to print

Words Words Words

This is a book (sort of) about writing and all the ways I’m trying to get better at it. It functions as my ‘write something every day’ dumping place and is a MuseFic about that effort. This isn’t MuseFic focused on an existing story (those will continue as normal), but more of a general writing exercise.

This story is cross-posted to Wattpad.

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Python, GitHub, and Other Fancy Stuff

By | January 20, 2018
The Editing Chainsaw

The Code Editing Chainsaw

I’ve decided to get up off my lazy brain and learn some new languages in the new year!

It’s never too late for new year’s resolutions so I’ve spent the last few days bumbling around the internet and learning how people learn nowadays. I really should have been out swimming in the educational waters a bit more (beyond my WordPress adventures), there’s so much to learn and for the most part it seems incredibly simple to do so.

I setup a GitHub account/profile/whatever this morning (you can find me here) and I’m about to head into the Codecademy course on Python since everything I found online said it was a good place to start. It’s not a language I’ve done before (unlike C++, Java, Javascript, PHP, etc.) so it should be a good test of the system.

Heck if I know what I can even build in Python, but it should be a fun adventure!

Saturday Story Prompts [2018.01.20]

By | January 20, 2018
Saturday Story Prompts

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1. Old promises breed new lies and she’s forced back into patterns she swore she’d never walk again.

2. Nine cats sun themselves on my porch; one emissary from each of the eight holy clans sprawl in expanding circles of indifference around my familiar.

3. “I’d rather live with the regret,” he said, and pulled the trigger.

4. Finding worlds to colonize is a completely automated process. Thousands of unmanned drones are out there right now, searching outwards in an ever widening sphere for new places to call home

5. The room is flush with sunlight, dappled with dancing shadows by the forest outside the bay windows.

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How to Make 1:64 Scale Model Horse Fencing

By | January 16, 2018
Model Horse Breyer Mini Whinine (Micro Mini) 1:64 scale Fencing and Base

Tiny pastures for tiny horses!

I’ve been making Stablemate scale (1:32) fencing and bases for a while now… but I got the itch to see if I could make some micro mini setups!

Thus, this post will cover how to make a simple grass base with attached fencing in scale with Breyer Mini Whinnies. For a small moment I played around with the idea of trying to make removable fencing (like I do with the large scale) and then common sense kicked in…

A lot of this will be a little repetitive if you’ve read my previous fencing or base-making posts, so please bear with me. And as always, click for larger photos! 🙂
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Saturday Story Prompts [2018.01.13]

By | January 13, 2018
Saturday Story Prompts

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1. Morning crept across the parking lot, setting the night on fire.

2. We never quite worked out teleporters, but we did work out long distance cloning. Finding out there are other Me’s walking around hundreds of light-years away –including the original– isn’t as disturbing as I thought it would be.

3. “Stop pretending this isn’t exactly what you wanted.” She shoved the papers back across the desk.

4. Midday naps are mandatory this far into the crystal deserts. It’s too hot to step foot outside and the shade tents are too small to get any real work done.

5. Unfurling from the mast as soon as the ties are undone, the new flag catches the winds with a crack. Royal blues and gold dance on a field of white as they turn back into the fight.

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Velocity’s Ghost (Breyer Stablemate)

By | January 12, 2018
Velocity's Ghost - Right

Velocity’s Ghost – Right

It seems that nothing makes it off my workbench in a reasonable amount of time anymore– this little gal has been creeping along on the workbench since September 2016! The worst part is she was a free custom to make up for the delays on a different horse. *facepalm*

…I did mention how I’m not taking model horse commissions anymore, right? *sighs*

Anywho, this dashing damsel is the Breyer Stablemate G2 Thoroughbred. She’s had her seams sanded and logo removed, but I didn’t carve her ears of hooves. In theory she was a quick little custom apology horse, so I was trying to keep things simple.

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Black Tuxedo – Flat Cat Head #002

By | January 11, 2018
Black Tuxedo Flat Cat Head Magnet - Front

Flat Cat Head #002

There’s no kitchen or office that this zen little black tuxedo cat can’t bring a little calm to!

Meet the second in this series of magnets, a snappy black and white tuxedo cat. He’s got a cute pink nose, a nice clean white bib, a purr-sonality that mellows out even the most hectic of rooms.

This dapper gentleman was painted in acrylics (Apple Barrel and FolkArt) and was finished with a glossy sealer. You can see in the photos that he’s got a bit of a shine, but he’s not as high gloss as some of the other cats.

He is sponge-wipe durable, but please don’t let him go for a swim!

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Undead From the Writing Desk

By | January 7, 2018

NaNoWriMo 2017 Winner Badge

Good gravy, but it’s been a crazy few months!

For those of you who missed the nine thousand posts that made up [YANS] (Yet Another New Story), I did indeed win NaNo again last year. I even managed to end up with a proper story (of sorts) although it’s much more of a novella than a novel. Still, it’s got promise and the worldbuilding isn’t too convoluted so I may pick it up again in 2018, but first things first.

…And that’s cleaning up all of the currently open writing projects that I owe to other people, which is currently more than none!

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Saturday Story Prompts [2018.01.06]

By | January 6, 2018
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1. The dragon uncoils from her neck as soon as they leave, the feel of its transformation from gold to flesh sends shivers down her arms. It coils up on her shoulder, hissing tiny insults at the men who had just insisted dragons were only myths.

2. Dark patches of earth linger where the oil had dripped, spring grasses and even the most hearty weeds flourish only at their edges.

3. The massive mining ship is really just a collection of smaller ships, it’s meant to come apart at the seams as soon as they hit orbit.

4. “If Man had been meant to swim, he would have fins,” chided the elders, herding generation after generation away from the waves. When they did go out, they stepped from docks to wide thick-hulled boats without a drop of water near their toes. It was obvious Man was not meant for the sea, even the youngest child knew enough to fear the water.

5. He’s spent most of his young lifetime in the mines and he’s learned to love the rain. It washes away the soot and grime, soothes lungs wracked with dust, and most of all, it hides the sun that burns his eyes even through the layers of gauze.

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Live From the Fresh Clean Workbench!

By | January 5, 2018
Live From the Workbench 01-05-2018

All cleaned up and ready to go!

There’s nothing like a new year to put a little spring in your step!

I’ve spent the first part of this year cleaning and organized the workbench. I have a suspicion that my ability to be distracted by new shiny projects may be thwarted by having only a handful of things on the workbench at a time. So I’ve packed up everything (and all the art supplies) and have tucked them away.

Out of sight and out of mind! (I hope!) *crosses fingers*

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