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.
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.
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?”
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.
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.
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…
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.
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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