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  1. LONG WEEKEND FTW! \o/ \o/ \o/

  2. Today's turning out to be a 3 Hours of 90s Alt/Rock Hits kinda day. ^___^

  3. Website

    Lately I've been enjoying tinkering with my website: igoss.net/archive. I barely know anything about php and css, but like playing around until, through trial and error or happy accident, I get the result I want. I'm really glad that I finally fixed the menu. It's now on a separate (and easily updatable) page, hence the having to teach myself php thing. That meant going back and manually changing the code and extension in what felt like billions of files, but at least from here on out, updating the menu will only mean changes to a single page. :b

    It's been about 4 years since I've done a proper update, so it's slow going. I've uploaded some 2017 fanart to the site, but still have to deal with all 2013-2016. Plus I now gotta give MCU fanart a whole page for itself. Eh. Keeps me occupied when I need to take my mind off RL stresses.

  4. The Defenders

    I spend this week *finally* watching The Defenders. Just finished episode 6 - just 2 more to go. Surprisingly, I'm really enjoying it? I don't even find Rand that utterly annoying (except for his hair). I'm sort of liking how every character has clear flaws, and the push-pull of having to work with each other. I particularly get a kick out of Jessica Jones being 100% done with everyone, especially Matt.

    I haven't even gotten to the end as yet, but I'm already looking forward to more in this 'verse. I mean, I'm not gonna subject myself to watching S1 Iron Fist - let's not get crazy - but I'm definitely gonna go check out more of Jessica Jones (I'd only seen the first 2-3 eps).

  5. Inktober

    I'm psyching myself to try Inktober, since it's definitely gonna be integrated into [community profile] drawesome's challenge activities for the entire month of October. I want to attempt to create something daily for the first week. And maybe stick to weekends for the rest. We'll see how it goes. At least I have the official list of Prompts to get my creativity going: 2017 Inktober Prompt List )

    I'm thinking of trying brushwork with ink, not just using a pen or marker. Will be interesting experimenting with an ink pot, and painting in monochrome as well. I tend to lean heavily on colour blending to create visual impact in my art, so it will be a good opportunity to play around with positive/negative space etc. instead, to get that sense of drama.

hc_bingo card

Sep. 22nd, 2017 01:41 am
blue_icy_rose: (Writer at work)
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And here's my bingo card! Posting it here so I can come back and reference it when I need to choose which one to work on next.

My hc_bingo card )

There we go, back on DW too

Sep. 22nd, 2017 01:23 am
blue_icy_rose: (VM - smarter than me)
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And now I've gotten my icons updated on DW and made sure entries will crosspost, I think I'm set. Though I probably should have done this months ago because now DW is missing a few entries but I can't remember how to fix that so I suppose it'll just stay that way.

I'm getting back in to looking up some writing comms - I've already signed up for [community profile] hc_bingo and I'm looking at a few others. I miss doing those and a lot of the ones I used to get involved with for weekly prompts don't seem to be active anymore, which is a shame since it looks like at least one of them was active up until just a few weeks ago. Those comms were always great for the muse!

Meh, I'll figure it out. Meanwhile, I'm slowly getting my VM fic posted at AO3 though I'm just posting them as is and including the original post date in a note. It's a bit fun to see how my writing has changed over the years, considering I wrote those back in 2005/2006!

Happy Friday, folks! I'm going to bed. I have to be up in like 5 hours but I got caught up in icons and writing a new Captain Canary (or rewriting the start - I can't find the notebook with the original start). Oops.
goss: (Rainbow - Paint)
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Last night, I finally saw Guardians of the Galaxy 2! Poor Baby Groot, I decided to give him a friend. *g*

Title: Flora Friends
Artist: [personal profile] goss
Rating: PG (partial nudity)
Fandom: DCU, Guardians of the Galaxy
Characters/Pairings: Poison Ivy, Baby Groot
Content Notes: Created for the [community profile] drawesome Challenge #8: Non-Dominant Hand. I used my left hand to draw with pencil and paint with watercolour. I have never tried to use a paintbrush with my non-dominant hand, so I'm really happy with the way it came out. It did take me twice as long (if not more!) than it usually would though, plus my wrist kept cramping from the unaccustomed movement. Also, my name is signed backwards, because for some reason it's easier for my left hand to write stuff mirror-imaged. :b

Preview:


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  1. Mail!
    [personal profile] aerye, your letter came in the mail today! The Wonder Woman stamps are the COOLEST! :D :D And the card was such a perfect match. What a cute little surprise to come home to. <3

  2. Drawing
    I'm thinking about participating in Inktober this year. It's encouraging to note that daily posting isn't the only way to take part - there's also the option of doing an ink drawing every other day or simply once a week during the month of October, which would work for me. Lately, I've gotten quite comfortable doing art using a combination of pencil shading and watercolour, so it would be a good opportunity to move out of my comfort zone and get practice using pens and ink.

    I'm also thinking about integrating the challenge into the community activities at [community profile] drawesome - maybe encourage members to create weekly posts sharing Inktober entries they work on, over the next month.

  3. Chris Cornell
    Ever since his death, and especially in the last month or so, his voice, his music's been stuck in my head all the time. It's weirdly disconcerting. It's like my brain can't seem to process or get over a loss that I didn't even think about or miss until it was gone.

  4. TV
    In the two weeks since the school term has started, I've watched more tv than the entire summer vacation. I've been losing 1-2 hours sleep every night catching up on Orphan Black (S5) and Wynonna Earp (all of S2), and just started The Defenders this evening. I feel like it's been working as a great distraction to ease me back into the work stress, and it's what's been getting me through the last couple weeks.

  5. I know I probably say this every Friday, but OMG THIS WEEK WAS THE LONGEST. Weekend, I *truly* LOVE YOU.


Yuletide noms!

Sep. 14th, 2017 06:24 pm
astolat: lady of shalott weaving in black and white (Default)
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They close tomorrow so hurry and get your nominations in!

Mine are:

Witcher: Geralt, Emhyr, Ciri, Dandelion (duh)

Dragonriders of Pern: Menolly, Robinton (I totally want Menolly/Robinton NOT SORRY)

Dune (the book): Paul, Jessica, Stilgar, Feyd -- I don't know exactly what I want here, I think I want some outsider POV on Paul maybe?

My runners-up were:

Rome: Pullo, Vorenus, maybe Octavian -- man, I would love a story that undid what the show did to Octavian in S2 so much

Gladiator: Maximus, Commodus

Brimstone: Ezekiel, The Devil

Dungeons and Dragons Cartoon: Eric, Hank, Sheila, Venger

Battle of the Planets: Mark, Jason

and my perennial hope-springs-eternal Dracula: the Series: Lucard (hope doesn't really spring very far lol)

I am totally not mentioning these here in hopes that someone has a spare nom they wouldn't mind using on one of these. ;)

Art (Anne Bonny - Black Sails)

Sep. 10th, 2017 09:27 pm
goss: (Messy paint hands)
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Title: Anne Bonny (WiP)
Artist: [personal profile] goss
Rating: G
Fandom: Black Sails
Characters/Pairings: Anne Bonny
Content Notes: Created for the [community profile] drawesome Challenge #7: 5th DW Interest. My 5th interest turned out to be Black Sails. I chose Anne Bonny because she is a badass and will not hesitate to cut you down if you get in her way. :D

This is a work-in-progress. It's still at the pencil sketch outline stage. Hope to add shading, and maybe watercolour, when I get the chance, but I didn't want the week to pass without posting something to the comm.

Preview:


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Mood Themes

Sep. 10th, 2017 08:45 am
goss: (Me - imagine)
[personal profile] goss
Do people even still make custom mood themes for LJ/DW?

I feel like I need one for my journal made up of Tyler Hoechlin gifs. There's so many cute/goofy gifs of him IRL (that recent Hollywood Game Night show is a gold mine *___*), and then there's all those hot/angsty Derek Hale ones that would be perfect for darker moods.

*covets*
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