October 1st, 2008


Art Thoughts, Dreams, Funk

Night before last, I dreamt that I was doing some art. I drew a couple of different things in this dream, including a very cheerful polar bear and some kind of '80s-themed cheetah dude with a random Rubik's Cube floating in space above his head. I then (and this made sense in the dream) nailed some largish metal pegs into some of the colored squares of the Rubik's Cube to, I dunno, add flourish or something.

The polar bear came out perfectly, exactly the way I keep wanting my art to look but it doesn't. The cheetah dude was okay, closer to my usual style, and the Rubik's Cube was a disaster, especially with the pegs which got all bent out shape when I was nailing them in place.

For some reason, that dream stayed with me all day yesterday, and was related to (but not the cause of) the funk I was in. It's still with me this morning, but it's more abstract now so I'm trying to parse out what (if anything) it might mean. A few times yesterday I toyed with the idea of trying to actually draw the polar bear, but in the end I just didn't feel up to the task. Honestly, I wasn't good for much of anything yesterday but playing Solitaire.

Hopefully I'll be a bit more useful today. I need to put that towards my job, alas, but a Gneech has gotta do what a Gneech has gotta do.

-The Gneech
It's a Lion

Why Not? I'm Bored.

Not because I lack work, but because work is boring. Anyway...

01) Are you currently in a serious relationship?
Marriage: iz srs bizness

02) What was your dream growing up?
I had several. I remember at one point wanting to be the first person to set foot on Jupiter. That was about 1979 or so...

03) What talent do you wish you had?
Acrobatics, the ability to speak multiple languages fluently, or possibly playing a musical instrument.

04) If I bought you a drink what would it be?
I dunno, you're buying! If you ask my preference, probably a Bailey's or a grasshopper.

05) Favorite vegetable?
Potato, probably.

06) What was the last book you read?
I'm currently in the midst of The Best Ghost Stories of Algernon Blackwood. Before that, Knights of the Old Republic Campaign Guide for SWSE.

07) What zodiac sign are you?

08) Any Tattoos and/or Piercings? Explain where.
Ew. No thank you.

09) Worst Habit?

10) If you saw me walking down the street would you offer me a ride?
Chances are I'd be walking down the street myself. I suppose if you wanted a piggy-back ride, that could be arranged.

11) What is your favorite sport?
Does billiards count? If not, probably bobsledding.

12) Do you have a Pessimistic or Optimistic attitude?
Optimistic generally, with a certain amount of fatalism.

13) What would you do if you were stuck in an elevator with me?
Call for assistance via cellphone.

14) Worst thing to ever happen to you?
I'd rather not say. Second worst was when my back blew out in 2002.

15) Tell me one weird fact about you.
I have a condition known as harlequin syndrome. When I get overheated, only one side of my body turns red; the other gets very pale. When I was very young, it was so pronounced that I almost looked like Two-Face.

16) Do you have any pets?
That would be Buddha! He's a good kitty. :)

17) What if I showed up at your house unexpectedly?
I wouldn't be home! You'd have to wait on the porch.

18) What was your first impression of me?
Um ... who are you again?

19) Do you think clowns are cute or scary?
Depends on the clown, I suppose.

20) If you could change one thing about how you look, what would it be?
My generally blobular nature.

21) Would you be my crime partner or my conscience?
Depends on the crime.

22) What color eyes do you have?

23) Ever been arrested?

24) Bottle or can soda?

25) If you won $10,000 today, what would you do with it?
Into the savings account!

27) What's your favorite place to hang out at?

28) Do you believe in ghosts?
This is a complex question and a big topic. A short answer would be "no, with reservations."

29) Favorite thing to do in your spare time?
Writing, gaming, art, sleep.

30) Do you swear a lot?
No, never! Well ... hardly ever.

31) Biggest pet peeve?
People don't friggin' pay attention!

32) In one word, how would you describe yourself?

33) Do you believe/appreciate romance?
Yes, very much so.

34) Favourite and least favourite food?
Chocolate (esp. British Chocolate) and okra of any variety.

35) Do you believe in God?
Sometimes. More like I'm living in hope.

36) Will you repost this so I can fill it out and do the same for you?
Um ... yes?

-The Gneech