hello, everyone, and welcome to the journal entry that makes Blue Moons look as common as oxygen molecules.
anyway, you guys got lucky and might just see another pick-up of art from me, for one particular reason: recently i've been eeling stressed out, and being so sneaky about it that my family hasn't noticed, and set aside about 500$ recreational cash to use anywhere.
as such, i bought myself a couple of swords, some airsoft rifles, some new games, a back-up pair of Apple earphones and, most importantly, an Intuos USB drawing tablet, which i will use for gratuitous digital art. my old drawing tablet, a wireless Mimio board that i actually have a lot of love for, can't sustain a connection with my Lenovo E520, and therefore makes the mouse all choppy and, by cause and effect, makes the Mimio useless with my laptop. of course, the Intuos fixes this by bypassing the wireless, which is what makes the Mimio so damn useful in every other aspect with every other machine, in favor of a simple USB cord, which gives me smooth control of the mouse and, as a result, much finer motor control with the paintbrushes in any art program that i might choose to use.
of course now i need to defrag my hard drive, which may take as long as a Steam download. hurrah.
in other news...
i now own a PS3, Xbox, N64, 2DS and am planning to get a Steam Box, thereby guarantying more time NOT spent on art! sorry, guys, but i'm an irresponsible adult, and by the laws of our great country, i do what i want. however, on the plus side, i am seriously considering upgrading from my aging E520 to one of the newer Lenovo Thinkpads, as i do not think i could handle any machine without the little circle of silicon rubber in the center of the keyboard that can control the mouse. on one hand, this means more gaming; on the other, it means more memory and processing power to spend on actually making things.
also, related to my Xbox, PS3 and 2DS, i got so frustrated with running out of shelf space to store my games that i grabbed my FN SCAR airsoft rifle, ran out onto my back porch and, this being california, killed a crapton of Black Widow spiders, finding my old chemical storage cabinet in the process. having run out of ammunition, as Black Widows are small targets and difficult to hit with such a large rifle, i dragged the Chem Cabinet out of the rubble and, with a screwdriver and a hammer, repurposed it to hold my games. so, the incredible amount of joy that i got from accomplishing this task gave me the momentum i needed to complete my last journal entry of 2014.
what? it's 2015? well, how the hell was i supposed to know? i generally don't look at the dates on my Game Informer magazines, now do i?
happy extremely belated new year, i guess. my resolution is to practice more with my growing stash of weapons. and maybe get an actual job to bolster my slowly decreasing Fun Fund*.
oh yeah, and i think i gave myself first degree burns across the backs of four of my right hand digits. on that note OWOWOWOWOWOWJESUS
*Fun Fund is a trademark of Camolot Industries, and is not for free use or spread. don't make me disembowel you with my Katana.
Listening to: Vectors by Area 11
Reading: Amulet; i just got ahold of book six.
Playing: CoD: Advanced Warfare (the best CoD).
Eating: BEANS! FRRRRRRKKKKKK
Drinking: Crush Grape, yo. breakfast of champions.