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For the past two nights, I have dreamed fairly intensely about abstract art.

Also, alien telepaths and these warring clans trying to use the telepaths as weapons so the poor fugitive telepaths were all trying to buy telepathy-repressing drugs so that they didn't get used as some kind of madness-bombs, and I think Spock and Super Mario and my grandmother got involved in some fashion, and there was this swamp and a classroom and a mouse with a third ear with feelers coming out of the top of his head, but we can chalk all that up to the randomness that usually inhabits my brain. The abstract art, however, was recurring.
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ursulav

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For the past two nights, I have dreamed fairly intensely about abstract art.

Also, alien telepaths and these warring clans trying to use the telepaths as weapons so the poor fugitive telepaths were all trying to buy telepathy-repressing drugs so that they didn’t get used as some kind of madness-bombs, and I think Spock and Super Mario and my grandmother got involved in some fashion, and there was this swamp and a classroom and a mouse with a third ear with feelers coming out of the top of his head, but we can chalk all that up to the randomness that usually inhabits my brain. The abstract art, however, was recurring.

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Originally published at Tea with the Squash God. You can comment here or there.


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Billy Vs. Satan -- The Painting
http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/9598414/

This is the one that finally proved to me how much my poor, faithful scanner has gone--it ate the subtle colors, and all my retouching could not restore the painting to the full snazziness the background has in person. (It really lets go in the reds, which is why this was noticeable--the Angel of Gearworld piece scanned quite well, being heavily into blues, but you get subtle red shades and the scanner just chokes.) 'Course, photography being what it is, it's not perfect either and blows out the whites, so I gotta juggle how to input what on a piece by piece basis.

I'd get a new scanner, prices having come down amazingly since I got this one the better part of a decade ago, but standard sizes have also come down rather a lot, alas, and until the taxes are paid off, one big enough for my purposes just ain't in the cards. Oh, well, thems the breaks. Maybe next year.

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ursulav

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Billy Vs. Satan — The Painting
http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/9598414/

This is the one that finally proved to me how much my poor, faithful scanner has gone–it ate the subtle colors, and all my retouching could not restore the painting to the full snazziness the background has in person. (It really lets go in the reds, which is why this was noticeable–the Angel of Gearworld piece scanned quite well, being heavily into blues, but you get subtle red shades and the scanner just chokes.) ‘Course, photography being what it is, it’s not perfect either and blows out the whites, so I gotta juggle how to input what on a piece by piece basis.

I’d get a new scanner, prices having come down amazingly since I got this one the better part of a decade ago, but standard sizes have also come down rather a lot, alas, and until the taxes are paid off, one big enough for my purposes just ain’t in the cards. Oh, well, thems the breaks. Maybe next year.

Originally published at Tea with the Squash God. You can comment here or there.


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ursulav

Another Slice of Life

James: "Will you move this package of mousetraps? Maybe away from our food preparation area?"

Ursula: "What? They're in the package. They're sterile."

James: "We have no way of knowing that."

Ursula: "Look, just because a mouse will someday be in it, doesn't mean that it is retroactively germy."

James: "Well...yeah...but we still don't put our lips on it..."

Ursula: "Mwwah!" (plants one on the newly opened package of mousetraps.)*

James: ".....I'm going to go dial 9-1-1 now..."



* Livetraps. I wouldn't kiss anything with springs.

breeden
ursulav

Another Slice of Life

James: “Will you move this package of mousetraps? Maybe away from our food preparation area?”

Ursula: “What? They’re in the package. They’re sterile.”

James: “We have no way of knowing that.”

Ursula: “Look, just because a mouse will someday be in it, doesn’t mean that it is retroactively germy.”

James: “Well…yeah…but we still don’t put our lips on it…”

Ursula: “Mwwah!” (plants one on the newly opened package of mousetraps.)*

James: “…..I’m going to go dial 9-1-1 now…”

* Livetraps. I wouldn’t kiss anything with springs.

Originally published at Tea with the Squash God. You can comment here or there.