Not much to show for myself this month, as you can see. I'm gonna go ahead and blame work again; still with the full-time hours, yeesh @_@ That said, I do have to hawk the bingo card again as a way to feel accomplished when runnin gon fumes. Barren as it may be, I still managed my measly line by taking a deep breath, looking over the card and figuring out where I would best be able to score, whether I'd be happy with the line in question, etc. And while I would have liked to get other stuff done, of course, having that line helps me feel
what I did manage to accomplish, you know what I'm saying? It's an added victory that takes away the sting of the other failures.
Speaking of failures, man, none of them have me gritting my teeth more than the Magikarp bag and the "Finish Requests" square. I mentioned before I at least started the bag-- turns out that I screwed up :D So much for having a starting point. As for the requests suare, I came so close to hitting that one. Unfortunately, one of the requests in question was for a ship in an ongoing comic, the latest issue of which dropped while I was writing and shook up my perception of the characters involved; thus I was unable to finish. Oh, the shame of it...
Anyway! On to what I did get done:Work on Vampire Thing:
Sadly, nothing much tangible to show for it. Did some research, settled on some character names. I did play around with a few scenes, but nothing solid enough to keep. For this square next month, I'm going to try using some new characters. The point of the thing in my mind is that it's a large scale ensamble and the stories cycle through characters, but I've done very little writing outside of the first handful of them. The research I did this month will be foundation for that.Read Comics:
For this square I read Batman: Mr Freeze
, JLA: World Without Grown-ups
, The Amazing Spider-Man: The Short Halloween
and What If... Storm of the X-Men had Remained a Thief?
I thought about using one of these to fulfill the "Write a Review" square, but couldn't find the energy to begin with and then, uh. Well, then I plain forgot about it ;>> Ahem. I might still go ahead and do that, actually.Practice Sewing:
Some day, I'd like hitting this square to mean I turned out something of value. As it happens, with my sewing machine still out of commission, all it means is I did some more reading and fixed the pocket on my work vest. I think I may go ahead and drop this square until the sewing machine issue is corrected.Sculpt:
Again, mostly playing around. I've been into Transformers
lately-- the IDW comics in particular, though I've been feeling my childhood love for Beast Wars
too-- and I want to make myself some faction badges or maybe jewelry. The Autobot and Decepticon symbols are simple enough, but I really want the Maximal and Predacon symbols and I've found those rather more frustrating. Nothing I practiced turned out badly, though, so maybe that'll be its own square next time.Post a Picspam:
I've been wanting to do a picspam/appreciation post in general for some time now. I had a few concepts in mind when I made this square, but nothing solid. I actually ended up going with something else entirely, inspired by a scene in the latest issue of Transformers: More than Meets the Eye
. So at least that issue was good for something other than stalling my thoughts on my own OT-frikkin'-P... Yes, indeed, it was this same issue that stopped me at the finish line on the "Finish Requests" square. Anyway. I initially thought the post the scene inspired was going to be only two images and thus I wouldn't have counted it for this square, but as I went about going to find the other image I needed, I realized I was forgetting a few relevant scenes. It still didn't end up terribly long, but it was enough that I'm happy to count it.Crosspost Fics:
Kiiinda cheating here. I still have crossposting to do, but I finally got around to moving some drabbles and ficlets previously exclusive to my Ed, Edd n Eddy
Tumblr. As I've been meaning to do that longer than I've been meaning to crosspost anything else that still needs crossposting, I'm counting it.