So I’m building a terrarium, and I felt it appropriate to do a sort of journal-thing in which I show I go about building the thing. Here’s a picture of it. I hope you like grainy iPad Camera photography, because there’s gonna be a lot of it! Here I’ve done most of the initial steps:
0. Determine what sort of animals/plants you want and spend tons of time reading up on their preferred environments and how to take care of them and stuff. This vivarium is going to be home to some Dendrobates Leucomelas. Therefore, the goal here is to create lots of terrestrial ground-space with leaf litter for them to play and hide and hunt in, but also lots of climbing space and ledges for them to strut their stuff and sing at each other from.
1. Obtain 40 Gallon Aquarium
2. Drill holes in top for misting nozzles. Automated misting systems are awesome because I am lazy, and because moss likes regular mistings.
3. Coat back in aquarium-safe silicon.
4. Shove giant piles of cork bark into the silicon and let it cure overnight. The goal here was to create a bunch of nooks and crannies into which moss can be stuffed to allow it to grow mossy, and which are good for planting orchids and bromeliads and epiphytic ferns. The big diagonal-piece is going to get covered with dirt and plants and act as a “second floor” for the inhabitants.
5. Glue egg crate (it’s “light diffuser” they put under florescent zombie-lights in office buildings) to form a wall which will separate my pond-area from my false-bottom.
Tumblr doesn’t like my big sexy images. My DeviantArt page is a bit better about that. In case you want to read the text.
Turns out that alphabets invented by beings with infinite time to kill don’t suffer the same constraints to which mortal alphabets are prone. Old Realm takes a small eternity to write anything in.
So…Sunday update are pretty much not gonna happen. This story is gonna keep going, but it’ll be on a strict “whenever I get a page done I’ll put a page up” sorta schedule.
Well, beloved handful of Tumblr followers, it begins. I’m looking into getting some hosting for my nascent Exalted Webcomic, but for now it looks like it’s just for you guys. Here’s God-Kicking Boot, the first three pages.
Don’t worry. Pokey the Robot is not gonna go away forever…though he may come back in animated rather than in comic strip form, and animation is a slow thing, so please be patient with him.
Planning on putting a new page God-Kicking Boot out every Sunday. I’m notoriously bad at scheduley things, but we’ll see how it goes.
So this one’s not really a NEW daily doodle, per se. This drawing is from a comics project I’ve been poking at off-and-on for a few months. Now Keychain of Creation is in Eternal Haitus, I figured the internet could use another halfway decent Exalted comic, and it might as well be me.
This and Pokey the Robot are the projects currently closest to my heart, so you’ll probably see more of ‘em. Consider this a sneaky preview.
Daily Doodle for 2/22/14. Once again, playing with Manga Studio, getting a feel for the stuff it’s good at. I’m liking this software, at the moment. It seems well-suited for the making of comics. Which is, y’know, what it’s for, so I guess that makes sense.
Daily Doodle for 2/21/14. You may have noticed there’s been a sad lack of daily doodles, for like a month. This is because of three things.
1. I’m taking a figure drawing class, so I’m doodling less and homeworking more.
2. A week and a half of too-sick-to-do-anything-but-hate-everything.
3. You know a year or three back when everyone you knew got Skyrim and stopped interacting with the world for a couple weeks? Well, I tend to show up fashionably late to these sorts of cultural events.
But I just got some shiny new digital drawing software, and so I’ve been playing around a bit to see what Manga Studio can do. I’m pretty excited about it. It seems like it’ll work better for upcoming Robbie Comics Projects than my current toolset did. My pretty excited state means there’s a strong likelihood of some doodles comin’ up over the next few incremental-time-periods.
A: I call the Council of Seven.
C: I call my fellow clan members.
I2: I call my sire.
I: I call the Heavenly Hosts.
R: I call Geiko and get a $200 reduction on my car insurance.
Vampire elders game. The stinger was, of course, Robbie. We got our revenge by locking him in nothingness forever, which, to my knowledge, he is still angry about.
Oh, MAN, am I still angry about it!
Bloody rabbit’s foot!
Now, normally I do not do the reblogging thing, or the photo set thing, or the fandom thing, or the shipping thing. But Jeeves and Wooster are the sexiest thing on the planet, and Fry and Laurie are also the sexiest thing on the planet, and I cannot not let the world know how perfect they are.
That day, he was amazed to discover that when he was saying “Very good, sir”, what he meant was, “I love you.”
Daily Doodle for 1/9/14: Tu Nung, another Exalted character. He’s a mischievous old coot who owns a small barge and trades up and down the Meander River. Here, he’s hanging out with Gray, Nergui’s dog. Sometimes, Tu Nung turns into a muskrat. Other times, he doesn’t.
Tu Nung was at least partly inspired by imagining what it might be like if Dunkeen got old enough to get a little wise in addition to being Dunkeen.
Daily Doodle for 1/8: Spring Rain, another Exalted character. She has six fingers, she can turn into an osprey, and she lives on a boat.