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January 3rd, 2005

Way to Miss That Spot Check, Dude ;P

Olive Garden was busy last night, so we didn't wait to be sat in jamesbarrett's section, we just took what was available. But we did wave when he went by. Then we made faces. Then I tossed a breadstick and hit him in the head, and he STILL didn't notice we were there. Or he was snubbing us, one or the other. Finally we just got disgusted and left. I wonder if anyone ever picked up the breadstick.

In other news, I've dropped metaquotes again, le sigh. The first time it was because three weeks of nothing but "Bush won! AAAIIIIIEEEE! It buuuurrrrrns usssss! I want to decapitate babies now!" is too much. I went back after enough time had passed that people had shut up about that, but unfortunately, I found that there was still way too low a signal/noise ratio. People are just too keen to quote; most of the stuff on the community was not actually that witty or enlightening.

Oh well, life carries on. In other news, I hope to write some more Brigid and Greg bits this week. I've been somewhat of a hermit the past couple of weeks, but I should be a little more out and about now that the holidays are over.

-The Gneech

D'Oh!

I volunteered to do a panel about "penciling" at Further Confusion, as I did last year and at various other cons. Today, I noticed this description on the schedule:

Pencils - Techniques to use with pencils and graphite. How to choose proper pencil types for each page of a piece of art, and what types of papers work best.

Um ... I hope that's not supposed to be me, because I don't have a clue about any of that stuff. In my lexicon, "penciling" is what you do to lay down the foundations of an image before you go back over it in ink. As for using charcoals or various-hardness pencils as a medium, I don't have anything more than just the basics you could learn in 10 minutes by looking at an art instruction book. My sketches are all done with a 0.7 mechanical pencil!

I've sent a note to the events track e-mail box, but the con program has already gone to the printer. Erf.

-The Gneech

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