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Did a lot of fretting today and agonizing over the status of the Sky Pirates book. No conclusions. The answer I want is "one of the agents I sent it to wanted it," but that didn't happen, so I have to figure out what the next step really should be.

Three Good Things for Today

  • Got the basic poses finished for Blacktigr's commission

  • Finished the "Windswept Sandbox Full of Giants" recap posts

  • Had some Ben & Jerry's

  • Bonus Good Thing: Had some nice kitty cuddles.

Three Goals for Tomorrow

  • Finish Blacktigr commish

  • Pencils for SJ page 12

  • Work on "By Elves Abandoned"/"Fortress of Tears" setting

Gnite world, and have an awesome tomorrow.

-The Gneech
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Three Good Things for Today

  1. Job interview/work exercise thingie seemed to go well.

  2. Randomly grouped with a fun team in Overwatch; added many of them to "prefer this player" list.

  3. Thought I was watching the final episode of K-On!– turns out there are at least two more!

Three Goals for Tomorrow

  1. Dailyburn

  2. Collect more photos and art for (secret collab project)

  3. Get in some TwitterPonies time

  4. STRETCH GOAL: More job apps out

Gnite world. Have an awesome tomorrow.

-The Gneech
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Three Good Things for Today

  1. Walked around the lake at Rio with [personal profile] laurie_robey.

  2. Got to watch another K-On! ep. <3

  3. Art stream. :)

  4. BONUS GOOD THING! Another 2 lbs down. :)

(I was originally going to list "beautiful weather," but this one is a bit of a mixed bag because while yeah, it was beautiful, the only reason it was beautiful is because the ecosystem is hosed. February should be crap around here.)

Three Goals for Tomorrow

  1. Another art stream to finish page 14.

  2. DailyBurn.

  3. Write on [secret collab project].

Gnite world, and have an awesome tomorrow. <3

-The Gneech
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Three Good Things For Today

  1. Beautiful sunny day! (Finally!)

  2. A very generous tip from a livestream viewer. Thank you very much!

  3. Movement on one of the interviews! A minor shift, but still progress. I'll take it!

Three Goals For Tomorrow

  1. DailyBurn

  2. Work on the Wonder Woman copics pic.

  3. Work on [secret collaborative project].

Gnite world, and have an awesome tomorrow!

-The Gneech
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  1. Otter had delicious tuna for lunch. :d

  2. Otter had delicious pineapple for snack. :d

  3. Otter is happy.

  4. Otter would be happier with 60º and sunshine, but otter will take what he can get.

That is all for now. Further bulletins as events warrant.

-The Gneech
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I have a lot to be grateful for today, and I want to make a note of it.

I am grateful...
  • ...for the opportunity to apply for a job at a company where a friend works and might be able to put in a good word for me.

  • ...for hearing back on a different job that is considering me for a position.

  • ...for unexpected money in the mail.

  • ...for all the help, love, and support I get from [personal profile] laurie_robey.

  • ...for all the help, love, and support I get from friends and fans.

  • have friends I love, respect, and admire in return.

  • have been alive and witnessed the Obama administration.

  • ...for new people coming to my stream, and returning people I haven't seen in years.

  • have ideas, plans, energy, and the skill to carry out my new business ventures in 2017.

  • ...for being healthy, even as my insurance keeps being messed up.

  • have had and enjoyed a rare treat (for me) for breakfast, and another for lunch, and still ended the day under points. ;)

  • ...for computers, a workspace, and art materials that enable me to create work that I and others enjoy.

  • ...for my adorable cats.

There's more, like lots more, but I'm getting sleepy and want to go to bed. I just... felt like I should acknowledge all this stuff. It's kinda like one of my "three things" posts, except as you can see, it's way more than three things.

Thanks, universe. <3 Good night, and have an awesome tomorrow.

-The Gneech
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Three Good Things for Today

  1. Jewelry-making supplies shopping with [personal profile] laurie_robey

  2. Deposited an unexpected (but welcome) check from Starbucks

  3. Sent off a bunch of job apps (wish me luck!)

  4. Bonus Good Thing! Invite to Overwatch from friends (I ended up declining in order to job hunt, but still grateful for the invite)

  5. Bonus Good Thing! Fun playing with the cats, who were super-energetic and adorable today.

  6. Bonus Good Thing! More Dreamwidth configuration and friends popping up, as well as some design tweaks.

Three Goals for Tomorrow

  1. Print and mail Plotline's badge

  2. Rough Housing script work

  3. Terinas Tiger commission

  4. Bonus! New Years' Eve/Kormath Christmas at the Rathbun House

'sall good. :) Gnite world, and have an awesome tomorrow. <3

-The Gneech
the_gneech: (Kero asleep)

Three Good Things for Today

  1. Copic markers get

  2. Beads and bangles get

  3. Worked my way back up to burpees

Three Goals for Tomorrow

  1. Work on job hunt

  2. Pencil & ink page six

  3. Fandom Guy post [1]

G'nite world, and have an awesome tomorrow. :)

-The Gneech

[1] You remember Fandom Guy, right? He's da otter me.
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Three Good Things for Today

  1. Finished and posted issue five page five

  2. Finished a long-overdue commission

  3. Nice dinner and walk around Barnes & Noble with [ profile] lythandra

  4. Bonus Good Thing: Agent was "intrigued" by Sky Pirates [1]

  5. Bonus Good Thing: Got some recommendations for art streams

Three Goals for Tomorrow

  1. Post the commish to art sites

  2. Social media management/art posting plan

  3. Layouts for issue five page six

  4. Stretch Goal: Start next commish

Keep on keepin' on.

-The Gneech

[1] Didn't take on the book, alas, but it's still better than a form rejection!
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Three Good Things for Today

  1. Pencilled page five

  2. Had fun window-shopping at World Market w/ [ profile] lythandra

  3. Ended the day under points and never felt like I was starving or craving

Three Goals for Tomorrow

  1. Finish page five

  2. DailyBurn

  3. AppleJack's cart

Gnite world, and have an awesome tomorrow. :)

-The Gneech
the_gneech: (Kero asleep)

Three Good Things For Today

  1. Found some more friends on Telegram

  2. Had a good workout via DailyBurn

  3. Picked up Josie & The Pussycats #3

  4. Bonus Good Thing: Accepted (and got paid for) a biggish commission

  5. Bonus Good Thing: Rewatched Zootopia

  6. Bonus Good Thing: Yummy veggie burgers

  7. Bonus Good Thing: Haircut thanks to [ profile] lythandra

Three Goals For Tomorrow

  1. Doctor visit and other stuff in VA

  2. Pencil Rough Housing issue 5 page 5

  3. Night court with AppleJack

  4. Bonus Goal: More fursona tweaking

Honestly, I don't know if there will be room for items 3 and 4, but I'm gonna try!

Meanwhile, g'nite world, and have an awesome tomorrow.

-The Gneech
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Three Good Things For Today

  1. Wrote almost all of a novel summary for NaNoWriMo. Still needs the last act and chapter/scene breakdowns, but I think I may have the workings of a real book here. ^.^

  2. Submitted dealer table application for AnthroCon.

  3. Actually put up a (very small) Suburban Jungle update for tomorrow.

  4. Bonus Good Thing! TwitterPonies fun. :)

Three Goals For Tomorrow

  1. Find and apply for three jobs.

  2. Finish novel summary.

  3. Resolve prescriptions weirdness.

G'nite world, and have an awesome tomorrow. I love ya. <3

-The Gneech
the_gneech: (Kero asleep)

Three Good Things for Today

  • Got to hang with [ profile] jamesbarrett, [ profile] hantamouse, [ profile] lythandra, Birdbrain, and Mrs. Birdbrain.

  • Skyline Drive at peak autumn change. <3

  • Spitony's Pizzas and "Antique Tables Made Daily." XD

Three Goals For Tomorrow

  • Ink Lasarion commish (bonus goal: color?)

  • Doctor appointment

  • Read overdue book ¬.¬

Gnite world, and have an awesome tomorrow. <3

-The Gneech
the_gneech: (Kero asleep)

Three Good Things For Today

  1. Yummy mahi mahi dinner c/o [ profile] lythandra

  2. Fancy-schmancy new mouse for gaming, as well as progress on the new PC

  3. Fun walk around Rio and some frozen yogurt

  4. Bonus Good Thing! Team Fortress 2 with Miertam, Plotline, Inkblitzer, Trixie, Maven, and occasionally Colley. It was a fun and new experience!

Three Goals For Tomorrow

  1. Clean up my desk (again :P)

  2. New badges for self and Buster the Crab

  3. Another Ponywatch pic

G'nite world, and have an awesome tomorrow!

-The Gneech
the_gneech: (Kero asleep)

Three Good Things For Today

  1. Got prints and price signs ready for AC

  2. Watched Captain Blood and Pirates of the Caribbean w/ [ profile] lythandra

  3. Cart time with AJ

Three Goals For Tomorrow

  1. Find/pitch agents, which didn't get done today

  2. Organize desk

  3. Pack AC merch

Gnite world, have an awesome tomorrow. :)

the_gneech: (Kero asleep)

Three Good Things For Today

  1. Got some initial brainstorming done on new book idea.

  2. Had fun playing Overwatch.

  3. Watched first episode of the Ace Attorney anime series and worked out a series queue on CrunchyRoll.

  4. Bonus Good Thing! Yummy dinner at La Sándia, followed by Barnes & Noble and acquisition of new book.

  5. Bonus Good Thing! Caught up with my Good Things posts– including this one. ;)

Three Goals For Tomorrow

  1. Identify 1-3 more agents and pitch Sky Pirates to same.

  2. Examine feasibility of Fortress of Tears as book or series.

  3. Price sign for AC table.

  4. Bonus Goal! AJ cart?

I gotta say, my fingertips are burning for the new PC, mainly so I can have a stable platform for playing Overwatch on. I am actually finding myself quite eager to try to get into competitive play, which I would have never guessed I'd want in on. What has this game done to me??? XD

Anyway, that's it for tonight. G'nite world, and have an awesome tomorrow. I love ya. <3

-The Gneech

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Earlier this week I finally started up the Bullet Journal again, after getting knocked entirely off my routine for a month and a half or however long it was. I find a Bullet Journal super-useful for both keeping myself on track to being productive, and for keeping my head screwed on right. To use a Spoon Theory analogy, a Bullet Journal is like having an extra pocket you can stash a few spoons in the night before. ;)

Anyway, all week I've had as a to-do item "Three Good Things" post. But what's been happening is that at night I'm fighting to force myself to go to bed much against my will, which means I don't have a "wind down" routine so much as a "knock myself down" routine... and so the "Good Things" post doesn't happen because it's 2 a.m. and I have been trying to make myself go to bed for hours.

I blame Overwatch. :P But that's for another discussion.

So I decided that today I would simply list a ton of good stuff that's happened to me recently, in no particular order, and with no numerical limit. Most of this is very personal/self-centered stuff rather than any sort of "greater good," but that's okay. Sometimes things that are just good for me, are good enough.

  1. The weather has been crazy nice for most of May/June. This sounds trivial, but given the strong correlation between my energy level/mood and sunny days, it's a lot bigger than it may seem. It's weird, I can sometimes wake up and somehow know, just from how bleah I feel, that it's a cloudy day outside.

  2. I've been having fun playing Overwatch. This is a little more of a mixed bag because I've also been very frustrated with my computer trying to play Overwatch. The thing crashes five times out of six tries, and I don't currently have the funds to replace it. XD So it can be kind of frustrating to spend 50 minutes rebooting for every 10 minutes playing, but when the computer gets into a long "working" streak, Overwatch is a lot of fun. This leads to my next item...

  3. People are being super-generous about helping with the computer problem. A fan who prefers to remain anonymous is upgrading his own computer to a super-high-end model and basically giving me most of his previous one, which is still a giant step up from the one I'm currently using. All I have to provide is a copy of Windows and a video card, and that I can afford to do. ^.^ He's currently talking about handing it off to me at BronyCon, which is July 9-10. Another friend has given me a full license for Team Fortress 2, on the grounds that Overwatch is basically a newer version of that, to play in the meantime. XD

  4. Finished issue four! It'll be at AnthroCon! Rough Housing is starting to build up a body of work finally. ^.^

  5. AnthroCon is next weekend! I get to see a bunch of my furry pals and do arts and get commissions and stuff!

  6. We're moved! We've got the furniture all in place, curtains up and art on the walls. There's still settling in to be done, especially in the office and library because we don't use those rooms as much, but we do at least have the beginnings of a home going on.

  7. My heart ablation surgery was a complete success! I haven't had any afib since March, and as of this week, I am off the heart meds. In as much as afib ever gets "cured," this is it.

  8. My toe is healing nicely. I did cringe a bit when the doctor said it might need a pin, but then the x-rays came back that the joint was fine and that all I have to do is keep taping it up and wearing this silly shoe-brace-thing for a few more weeks. I'll probably be alternating between it and a regular shoe at AC, particularly for driving and/or if the weather is rainy.

  9. This video. Just... this video.

So... yeah. Some good stuff has been happening. I'm sure there's more than I've remembered to post here, but I am a lion of little brain and things fall out of it a lot. I'm going to try to be more regular about posting good things on a regular basis, but that requires not fighting to force myself to go to bed. So... we'll see. ;P

-The Gneech
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Three Good Things For Today

  1. Finished the last "Watering Hole" commission! They are now officially under a moratorium until I'm not sick of them any more.

  2. Snow day! Always fun to see a big snow. Won't be fun to shovel tomorrow, but that's for tomorrow. ;P

  3. Fun times with the TwitterPonies!

Three Goals For Tomorrow

  1. Shovel snow. :P

  2. Fix the kitchen shelf.

  3. Firm up the California trip plans.

If I can get it into the queue, I'd like to do a past life meditation session tomorrow, too.

It feels sooooo good to have the commission queue almost cleared. The only one I've got outstanding now is a character design commish for Inkblitzer, which I will have a lot more fun with! :)

And now, bed. :) Gnite world, and have an awesome tomorrow.

-The Gneech
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So much good stuff today! :D

Three Good Things For Today

  1. Issue four page five done and uploaded to the server and posted to the Patreon page. It's got SO MUCH ROXIE. <3

  2. Yummy, yummy pizza! :d

  3. I really enjoyed the State of the Union Address, which is something I never thought I'd hear myself say for the first 30+ years of my life.

  4. Bonus Good Thing! Had a lot of creative ideas for writing and merchandise, and captured them in my journal.

  5. Bonus Good Thing! Had a very nice comment from a reader: "This comic needs more fans. I need to get you more fans." That's an agenda I can get behind! :D

  6. Bonus Good Thing! [ profile] lythandra got a job call today. While it wasn't the right position, the fact that she's getting calls on an almost-daily basis is very heartening for our prospects.

  7. Bonus Good Thing! Snow! W00t!

  8. Bonus Good Thing! Heard a new song I really dug!

    I suspect this may be a cover. I will investigate the lineage of the song later.

Alas, it wasn't all awesomeness; [ profile] axiomaxiom and [ profile] cargoweasel were informed today that their kitty is almost certainly suffering from terminal cancer. If you're a friend of theirs, please send good thoughts and love their way.

Three Goals For Tomorrow

  1. Clean up the bedroom (finally)

  2. Make progress on (or dare I think even finish) Karma's commish!

  3. See Hitchcock and Truffaut at Alamo

And now, it's bedtime. G'nite world, and have an awesome tomorrow!

-The Gneech
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Morning shifts at Starbucks are pretty uniformly rough, but weekend morning shifts are the worst, at least for me, because they tend to pretty much destroy the whole rest of my day.

So I suppose it makes a certain amount of sense that weekend morning shifts started coming at me relentlessly. If the Universe wanted me to say adios to the job, that's probably the most effective way to do it. On the other hand, I kinda feel like I was nudged into taking the job by the Universe in the first place, so... What gives, Universe? Did you want me to take the job or not? :P

So after a particularly draining day at the job, in cold, wet, and fugly weather, I decided that if I couldn't be in Santa Cruz, I'd bring Santa Cruz to me. (Or, as I put it on Twitter, "Even if my body can't be on the beach, there's no reason my mind and heart can't.") To that end, after a nap and a shower, I put on my fave tropical print shirt and we went to Joe's Crab Shack. Not exactly a tiki bar, but probably the closest thing to it I'm going to easily find, and besides, how many tiki bars serve jalapeño-crab-stuffed-shrimp?

That helped boost my spirits immensely. My body was still tired, of course, but I was at least happier, and that's a good start.

Three Good Things For Today

  1. Wearin' mah tropical print shirt, goin' to Joe's Crab Shack! :d

  2. Some silly fun with the kitties.

  3. Get an extra bonus round of tips! Don't know why, but thanks nonetheless, Universe!

Three Goals For Tomorrow

  1. Relax and have fun with my shift.

  2. Work on a plan for the upcoming week.

  3. Try to get in some pony time.

Alas, another morning shift tomorrow, and this one lasts until 4 p.m., ugh. But I'll find a way to make it a good thing! In the meantime, g'nite world, and have an awesome tomorrow. :)

-The Gneech

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