[Tripping On…] Four Weeks, Post-Surgery

If I would have known that it would have taken almost a month to sleep on my back again after spine surgery, I would have still had the surgery, but I might have practiced sleeping on my stomach more often. The drainage from the surgery wound has almost completely stopped. Compared to, say, five weeks ago, I feel much more able to do even basic tasks. I could even probably go grocery shopping solo soon.

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[Media Meandry] Watching With Friends

The Holy Mountain has been my favorite movie for years, so whenever I get the opportunity to bring it up I might end up doing so. We were discussing 100 Years of Solitude in the bookclub I’m in when I compared it to my favorite movie and Mother 3. I suggested we get together some of the people that were reading the book or those interested so we could have a group-watch. It was fun and rewarding.

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[The Story] How Magically Realistic?

In our bookclub call about the first half of 100 Years of Solitude, to make sense of its weird use of magical realism that differs from something I enjoy more in, say, Holy Mountain, I related the novel to Mother 3. Solitude’s Macondo seemingly relates to Mother’s Tazmily in ways that immediately struck a chord with everyone. I couldn’t find any references to Itoi Shigesato being directly or indirectly inspired by Solitude. Will it inspire “The Story?”

Spoilers?: Minor [considering subplot ideas]
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[Float Tank] Floating In Pleasure

The most pleasurable thing about float tanks, to me, is letting my mind explore where it needs to go. I had a two-hour session today. Though it was mainly a “physical” float, in that I used the time to diagnose problems with my physicality, that’s fine because I made significant progress there, and also, thought through some things that were incomplete thoughts. Taking the time to float is something I want to do more often.

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[Media Meandry] Wafflehouse Final Drafts

I uploaded my 6-panel ENDLESS WAR contest entry to positive feedback and a quickly-made parody. When I was asked what I would do if I won the contest for a second time, I said: “I would reply with ‘thank you, but pick someone else.'” I wanted to contribute to a community’s culture that I enjoy being in and I learned more about my artistic process through the process that I can apply to future works.

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[Media Meandry] Wafflehouse Drafts Two-Part-Four

As much as it might be interesting to see how much time it takes for me to work on these sorts of digital paintings, I can roughly say they take enough time to make substantial progress in podcasts and audiobooks. This is the final panel, 6 of 6, for the ENDLESS WAR contest comic I’m entering soon, once I complete these drafts. I have about three days to complete everything, which should be sufficient time, factors withstanding…

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[Media Meandry] Wafflehouse Drafts Two-Part-Two

I spent two hours and 48 minutes going from the first draft to the second draft of the image below for this six-part comic I’m making for an ENDLESS WAR contest. I had a blast! While listening to a podcast, I filled in the lines with basic colors. I may go back in for a third – and final draft – later on to fill in some details, but I also don’t want to spend much longer coloring.

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[The Story] Monthly Bookclub Entry?

I’m in a bookclub where we read classic literature, more modern literature, and anything that might strike the popular vote’s fancy. During the call, where we talked about the Lovecraft stories we read, I noticed I was enjoying myself, hanging out, joking, and laughing. I wonder, will “The Story,” in whatever media it finds itself in, to whatever degree it becomes, ever be a monthly bookclub entry? It seems like that would be the goal…

Spoilers?: Minor [comparing literature, perhaps]
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