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Sleep is for the Week

The first dose of Lyrica [1] seems to have been at least somewhat effective. The pain is still there, but it's subdued enough that I can tolerate it and sleep.

Sleep. Wonderful sleep!

All last week I was out of it ... I've been pushing myself pretty hard on the art front lately, not just in keeping ahead on Suburban Jungle, but on trying to clear out other projects such as the AnthroCon art book and some stuff I've owed Graveyard Greg [2] for Carpe Diem since roughly the Carter administration. That's all well and good, except that it wears me out after a while, and last week, fueled at least in part by the fact that I wasn't sleeping, my brain and body said "QUIT IT FOR A WHILE, PLSKTHXBYE."

Thus my sudden fixation on running some Star Wars. To a spazoid brain like mine, a change is as good as a rest. So instead of driving myself into exhaustion over art, I drove myself into exhaustion over gaming. Not that it wasn't a short trip.

So last night, with my leg turned down to "simmer", I slept. I would have slept better if it weren't for the helicopter hovering over our house from 11:30 - midnight (argh), but once that was gone, so was I. That inky blackness thing? Oh yeah. Not just sleep, but SLEEEEEEP.

I feel much better today. :) I'm still a little out of it -- one doesn't sleep like the dead and not feel a little woogy for a while afterwards -- but I'm hoping that will pass quickly and I'll be back in shipshape by the end of the day and drawin' like a maniac again.

-The Gneech

[1] Why do prescription drugs all have Bad Fantasy Character Names? "I am Nexium, Lord of Darkness! Go forth, Zyrtec, and slay all who oppose me!" "Nay, Nexium! For I, Avacor, will use the mighty Sword of Zoloft to oppose your tyranny!"

[2] Owed in the sense of "said I would do it," rather than any form of contractual obligation, 'cause the punk's never paid me a thin dime for the art I've done him! If I wasn't totally using him for promotional purposes, I'd resent it. ;P

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vakkotaur
Mar. 12th, 2008 12:05 pm (UTC)
Are you sure it isn't that bad fantasy characters tend to have prescription drug names? Though I suppose it wouldn't just too hard to come up with a cast of characters for Bored of the Benzene Rings. Hrm, would Chloramphenicol be a weapon, or someone's mount?
the_gneech
Mar. 12th, 2008 02:41 pm (UTC)
Chloramphenicol, daughter of Rabeprazole the Lovely, beloved of Acetamenophen...

-The Gneech
athelind
Mar. 12th, 2008 03:05 pm (UTC)
Back in high school, decades ago, I rolled up an Elf named "Fiorinal" -- expressly because the name sounded like something out of Tolkien.
hossblacksilver
Mar. 13th, 2008 03:11 am (UTC)
We can't repel Rogaine of that magnitude!

Edited at 2008-03-13 03:16 am (UTC)
blacktigr
Mar. 12th, 2008 12:08 pm (UTC)
[1] Why do prescription drugs all have Bad Fantasy Character Names? "I am Nexium, Lord of Darkness! Go forth, Zyrtec, and slay all who oppose me!" "Nay, Nexium! For I, Avacor will use the mighty Sword of Zoloft to oppose your tyranny!"

Because if they don't name it something outrageous, people start naming drugs AciPhex. One day, I was sitting there minding my own business, and the commercial on TV described something that they pronounced "Ass Effects". I looked up, startled. They couldn't possibly...and yet, they did. Focus groups, people.
the_gneech
Mar. 12th, 2008 02:41 pm (UTC)
The sad thing is, that's one of the ones I'm on. -.-

-TG
blacktigr
Mar. 12th, 2008 05:41 pm (UTC)
Hope it's effective? ;)
the_mcp
Mar. 12th, 2008 03:04 pm (UTC)
Well, the pragmatic answer is that you can trademark a made-up name like "Nexium", while you can't trademark a generic chemical name like "esomeprazole"... and it would be really hard to build an ad campaign around a name like "(S)-5-methoxy-2-[(4-methoxy-3,5-dimethylpyridin-2-yl) methylsulfinyl]-3H-benzoimidazole". :)
hossblacksilver
Mar. 13th, 2008 03:14 am (UTC)
It's not just drugs though, there's a brand of baking mixes called Krusteaz (pronounced Crust Ease). Though when my brother first saw it, we've pronounced it differently ever since.
rhanlav
Mar. 12th, 2008 12:28 pm (UTC)
Actually, in my apartment, Zyrtec and Zoloft are fighting against Flonaise atop Mt. Fridge for supremecy. Uh... oh damn. I forgot to take my meds this morning. Whoops. -.-

--Salen
the_gneech
Mar. 12th, 2008 02:42 pm (UTC)
Look out! Non-medicated ferret!

-TG
rhanlav
Mar. 12th, 2008 08:25 pm (UTC)
*falls over* Yeah, pretty much.

As a side note, this reminds me of Prince Valium from Space Balls.

*yawn* "Where have you been?"

--Salen
stilghar
Mar. 12th, 2008 01:24 pm (UTC)
*chokes back jokes about Viagra and Cialis cults...*
the_gneech
Mar. 12th, 2008 02:44 pm (UTC)
Lord Nexium: "I am satisfied with the new recruits..."

-The Gneech
rowyn
Mar. 12th, 2008 02:13 pm (UTC)
[1] Why do prescription drugs all have Bad Fantasy Character Names? "I am Nexium, Lord of Darkness! Go forth, Zyrtec, and slay all who oppose me!" "Nay, Nexium! For I, Avacor will use the mighty Sword of Zoloft to oppose your tyranny!"

Bwahahahahahaha!

Thank you, I needed that. =)
the_gneech
Mar. 12th, 2008 02:44 pm (UTC)
My pleasure entirely!

-The Gneech
exatron
Mar. 12th, 2008 04:18 pm (UTC)
Nexium Zyrtec Avacor Zoloft. *Turns into a frog.*
rhanlav
Mar. 12th, 2008 08:27 pm (UTC)
Zyrtec... Avacor... Nechoughcoughcough.

Alright then. There. I said it!

--salen
eddiecanis
Mar. 13th, 2008 01:00 am (UTC)
[1] Why do prescription drugs all have Bad Fantasy Character Names? "I am Nexium, Lord of Darkness! Go forth, Zyrtec, and slay all who oppose me!" "Nay, Nexium! For I, Avacor will use the mighty Sword of Zoloft to oppose your tyranny!"


Brilliant !!!
c_eagle
Mar. 13th, 2008 12:06 pm (UTC)
LOLLLLLL the character drug names!!
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