Jan. 2nd, 2017

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Today: 304.2
down 15.3 lbs from my highest weight of 319.5 on November 25, 2016
down 14.8 lbs from my starting weight of 319 on July 1, 2014
average lost: 0.11 lbs/week
next milestone: 303 lbs (5% loss)

Four pounds down this week, including a bit of splurginess on New Year's Eve. Only occasionally felt hungry or like I was using discipline to stick with it, and that was because I needed to get to the grocery store to pick up some proper snacks and there was nothing left in the house but junk.

I also switched to regular coffee with my breakfasts, instead of milk-and-chocolate syrup filled mochas. It took a bit of adjusting, as I've never really been a fan of drip coffee, but the Starbucks blonde roast with a bit of Splenda or Truvia is starting to grow on me.

So, yeah. 15 pounds since Thanksgiving. I'm pretty pleased with that. Next week's goal is 302 to count as a success, or 300 as the stretch. Either one will put me past my first milestone. :)

-The Gneech
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Fandom Guy loves you! And fish. He also loves fish.


Skip a week for the holidays, and suddenly I have a billion things to talk about! Let’s jump right in!


The Gneech on a surfboard shape with the title Bringin' the Awesome


So you remember I wasn’t satisfied with the “Three Lions and an Otter” motif because it was too close to M.C.A. Hogarth’s “Three Jaguars?” Sure ya do, it’s like the next post down from here. Anyway! I happened to be looking at my LinkedIn page and noticed a little thing I had dropped into my bio: “I’m all about bringin’ the awesome.”


Well… yeah. 😀


So that’s gonna be my thing. Expect a lot more bringin’ the awesome in 2017! The three lions and an otter are still there– they’re how I organize my workflow and my thoughts– but they’ll probably fade into the background a bit.


Commission Price Reorganization


My last price list update was in the summer and was pretty vague and incomplete. Pricing your own art is always tough– it’s kinda like a magic trick, and knowing how it’s done makes you forget the work and practice that actually went into it. I was told by a few artists I respect that I was undercharging, and I think it may have actually been hurting my sales, if the table at Midwest Furfest is an indicator.


So this is a heads-up, my prices will be going up a bit later this month, but they’ll also be more clearly defined, so it’ll be easier to look at what I offer, compare it to your budget, and decide what’s right for you.


“Learn To Use Copics” Sale!


Also! Part of my holiday splurge was to pick up something I’ve wanted for a while now: I bought myself twenty shiny new Copic markers, and I’m itching to learn how to use them! So in a week or two I’m going to open up slots for full-color real-media commissions at a crazy discount price, with the proviso that your piece will be a guinea pig for Copic practice, so the colors might be a little all-over-the-map. XD


Streaming Is a Thing!


The Gneech Streaming on TigerdileSo I have settled on Tigerdile as my streaming service of choice, and they’ve been pretty great so far. They’ve been responsive and friendly, and the site has a lot of nice features, with more coming in the new year. I’ll be streaming pretty regularly on Monday, Tuesday, and/or Wednesday nights, starting around 7:30 p.m. EST, working on commissions, the next comic page, or whatever else happens to be going on at any given time.


Phew! I think that’s everything for now? If not, I’ll let you know. 😉 Thanks for reading, and stay awesome!


-The Gneech


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