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Friday, September 7, 2018

Usagi Yojimbo, Vol. 16: The Shrouded Moon by Stan Sakai
Book Review

Usagi Yojimbo, Vol. 16: The Shrouded Moon (Usagi Yojimbo, #16)Usagi Yojimbo, Vol. 16: The Shrouded Moon by Stan Sakai
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This was a really fun read. Awesome characters. Fun action scenes. You can't really go wrong with a samurai bunny rabbit. I love the art style too!

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The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson | Book Review

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. HydeThe Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
My rating: 1 of 5 stars

So boring. I LOVED Treasure Island so I really like Robert Louis Stevenson as an author but man this book was dull. It was a tiny bit interesting near the end but even that was short lived and not worth the read to get to. I realize this book is old and so it's not like a modern page turner but I love many books written in this era and older. Just boring to me. Did not like it at all. Tons of other people love this book so take my words with a grain of salt.

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Made a Belt Pen Holder with Gaff Tape!

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If you didn't know this about me, I love pens and pencils. Most artists and writers are probably like that. I always have several on me which I use for different things. Yes I really need more than one! I like my super thin Zebra Sarasa Clip 0.3 for writing in my mini Bullet Journal because with it my hand writing is neater and I can fit more letters on the tiny pages. I like Pilot G2 0.38 for it's smooth flow to underline things in books and write on larger paper with like my journal. The red Pilot G2 07 is nice for anytime I need a nice bold thick line in an accent color or for correcting things, and the classic BIC mechanical pencil is good for sketching. Anyways I'm getting tired of having them in my pockets. It's not comfortable and is sometimes hard to dig them out, plus I can't see which is which so I have to pull them all out to get the one I want. I was thinking of buying a holder to go on my belt but then came up with the idea to just make one with gaff tape! It was easy, it works really well, looks pretty good, and I can't even tell it's there so that's awesome. 

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Friday, August 10, 2018

Going to Siggraph

Next week I'll be in Canada at an amazing CG conference. It will be awesome! I'm expecting to be incredibly inspired as an artist and to take lots of notes. 

What is Siggraph you ask? Great question! I'll let them tell you:
SIGGRAPH is the world's largest conference on computer graphics. It takes place once a year in a city somewhere in the U.S. or Canada, and is attended by tens of thousands of computer graphics professionals. SIGGRAPH is one of the most highly respected venues for the presentation of new computer graphics technology and research. [source]

I'm going to stay at the conference as long as possible to get as much information and inspiration as possible but the show doesn't last all day so I'm also hoping for a little downtime to do the following:

  1. Finish outlining the next book I'm going to write.
    1. For more on that check out my blog post: I'm Writing a New Book, and it's a New Kind of Book!
  2. Get some running in.
  3. Get some reading in.
  4. Finish writing my book of Haikus called "Explore (108 Haikus)"
  5. Hang out with my co-workers and get to know them better
It should be an awesome trip! I'm really going to miss my family. Being away from them will be really hard. My coworker went a few years ago and said it was amazing. So much to see. So many top piers from the 3D industry to learn from and meet. It should be an incredible experience. I'll let you know how it went and hopefully soon I'll have news to share about my haiku book being available for purchase. The cover is already done! Should be a fun little paperback for trips, night stands, coffee tables, and book shelves. Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, July 9, 2018

Shadows of Self by Brandon Sanderson | Book Review

This book was fantastic. There were some parts where I was a little bored thus 4 instead of 5 stars, but in general it was amazing. Great characters that I fell in love with in the last book I got to know and love even more. The story was awesome. I also really liked the city the story takes place in and getting to fly through it on adventures with the Wax the protagonist. Again Wayne was as charming as ever. A scoundrel you can't help but love. Without giving anything away I'll just say that the antagonist not only seems impossible to beat (not saying he/she is beat) but also turns out to have a huge twist on who they are that I didn't see coming. It was a well crafted story. 

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