Saturday Story Prompts [2018.01.27]

By | January 27, 2018
Saturday Story Prompts

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1. Everything is blackened, charred, but through the wreckage spring is slowing greening the world again.

2. “I’ll kill you!” But he couldn’t bring himself to pull the trigger.

“You’re welcome to try.” Lachesis kept weaving. “But there’s no thread of mine to cut and nothing mortal can harm this loom. I came to earth because I like the view, not for some false prophecy dreamt up by your masters.”

3. This is only the middle of my story, we’ve got miles to go and monsters to meet… and somewhere at the end of all this, there’s a happy ending. There has to be.

4. Spiderweb burns run down the side of the building where the lightning struck and danced along the metalwork.

5. There’s no paperwork in space, a habit built on old superstitions about graphite and firmly woven into the bedrock of the new society.

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NaMoPaiMo Day -7 and Counting!

By | January 25, 2018

NaMoPaiMo 2018 Logo

Just in case you hadn’t noticed last year’s inaugural run of NaMoPaiMo (National Model Painting Month), it’s almost time for the madness to start again! 😀

The basic rules are simple:

  1. Participants must sign up before midnight on January 31.
  2. Participants must paint one three dimensional model equine. There are no scale or medium requirements, but medallions and models of other animals are not permissible.
  3. Models may be customized, prepped and primed before the start of NaMoPaiMo. However, the entirety of the finishwork must be completed between 12:01 AM February 1 and 11:59 PM February 28.
  4. To complete the challenge, one photo of the finished model must be uploaded to the official “I Did It” album on the NaMoPaiMo Facebook group or emailed to NaMoPaiMo@gmail.com.

It’s not too late to join on in (the cutoff is Jan 31st) so grab a horse, join the Facebook Group, and sign up here! (There are some more details on the page about prizes and whatnot, so make sure you read before diving in.)

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Live from the Workbench

By | January 24, 2018
Live From the Workbench 01-24-2018

So much fencing, so little time!

The last few weeks have been a whirlwind of activity!

Sadly most of that activity has been cleaning, organizing, and getting things in place (much like the last workbench update). Still, some actual art got done this time, so I’m considering it a win. 😉

First off, the crazily overdue custom Velocity’s Ghost finally made it out in the mail and arrived safely at her new home. Thankfully her new owner was pleased with her, so I’m off to a good start for the new year! *small happy victory dance*

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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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Saturday Story Prompts 2018-01-13Creative Commons LicenseThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. You can use these verbatim or modified, just don’t resell them as prompts. (That’s my shtick!) Have $1.00 and want more prompts? Hire me to create a custom eBook!

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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