June 7th, 2009

ghost academy

Ghost Academy progress and artwork!

I actually managed to reconstruct everything I did last night. *phew*

Tomorrow, I'll tackle the rest of the chapter (some of which is already written, thankfully).

I also discovered that there's some of Fernando Furukawa's sketch work on TokyoPop's web site, specifically his character sketches for the five main characters of Volume 1. Because I'm a swell guy, I'm putting them here:

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    "One-Legged Girl (With a Lazy Eye)" by Blind Pharaohs
wee krad, South Park Keith, South Park Keith #2

snurched from half the f-list

01. Anyone who looks at this entry has to post this meme and their current wallpaper at their livejournal.

It's this picture of Marcus and Aoki on the couch.

02. Explain in five sentences why you're using that wallpaper!

It's Marcus. It's Aoki. They're adorable. I love them. What more needs be said?

03. Don't change your wallpaper before doing this! The point is to see what you had on!

Pfft. I haven't changed this wallpaper in four years.....
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    "Knife Chase" by Tom Waits

I love that cat...

...which is the only reason why I haven't killed her.

When Aoki's out of food, she lets her humans know about it--usually by meowing a lot and knocking things over. This can be irksome at 7.30am when you didn't fall asleep until 4am, even more so when there's plenty of food in the bowl. But it's Friskies wet food--which we got as a treat--instead of the usual Purina E/N dry food that they eat 95% of the time. We were out of E/N--the plan was to get more this afternoon--but that was what Aoki wanted.

At 10, after being awakened three fucking times and having half my room knocked over, I threw some clothes on, went to the vet, and bought more E/N. Then, at last, I could sleep.

Which I did until 1.45, missing fighting class. Sigh.

Stupid cat.....
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    the Yankees-Rays game on YES

*headdesk headdesk headdesk*

So, in prep for going to my parents', I put the jump drive in so I can reformat it and use it when I go over there with Opportunity.

And guess what?

Now, after I've reconstructed all of Friday's work, now it's working just fine. Like nothing was ever wrong with it.

And I said, "Shrink -- I wanna kill....."

Murphy's Law continues to defecate in my trousers, it seems. Sigh.
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    still the Yankee game
politics, Kerry Edwards

I don't know how I feel about this....

I've been used as ammunition in a blog to rip into Judge Sotomayor.

As I've said before, the current Supreme Court nominee is a graduate of my high school, Cardinal Spellman H.S. in the Bronx. Two weeks ago on the web site for Kansas City's FOX 4 TV news, a person who posts as "WildernessVoice" put up this blog post about Judge Sotomayor. WV's premise was that Judge Sotomayor is less of a "rags to riches" story than the White House was promoting, and using her education at CSHS as an example of her "highly structured education with support mechanisms not available to your typical Bronx public-housing project child" (though CSHS has always been well-stocked with Bronx public-housing project children), including citing some of the high-profile alumnae from that school.

And I was on that list. *boggle*

Seriously, I was there along with Postmaster General John E. Potter, General Arthur Lichte USAF, Paula William Madison (an executive vice president at NBC Universal), John Kilcullen (the creator of the "For Dummies" books), Steve McGuinness (the managing director of Goldman Sachs), John M. Fahey (president & CEO of National Geographic), and Joe Lauria (UN correspondent for The Wall Street Journal).

All those folks, and Star Trek novel-writing me. *shakes head*

That's just -- just weird....
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    still the Yankee game

Schott's Miscellany 6 June 2009

The Young Men's Christian Association was founded by George Williams in London (1844)


From The Every-Day Book, 1825-26 by William Hone

Before storms kine and also sheep assemble at one corner of the field, and are observed to turn all their heads toward the quarter from whence the wind doth not blow.

The appearance of sea gulls, petrels, or other sea fowl in the inlands, indicates stormy weather.

In fine weather the bat is observed to continue flying about very late of an evening.

When the raven is observed early in the morning at a great height in the air, soaring round and round, and uttering a hoarse croaking sound, we may be sure the day will be fine, and may conclude the weather is about to clear and become fair.

The loud and clamorous quackling of ducks, geese, and other water-fowl, is a sign of rain.

Before rain swine appear very uneasy, and rub in the dust, as do cocks and hens.

Literature is strewn with the wreckage of men who have minded beyond reason the opinions of others.
Virginia Woolf (1882-1941)
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    "Tweedle Dee & Tweedle Dum" by Bob Dylan