October 1st, 2013


The Last Day of the First of My Life

Yesterday was good-bye to the day job, and it surprised me how difficult it was. Although I'd been working toward it for months, and it is in theory a weight off my shoulders that's been preventing me from doing my real work, my main emotional state yesterday was one of feeling lonely and rejected.

I imagine that's a natural reaction; when you do something all day every day for over a decade, it becomes a pretty central part of your identity. When it goes, whether by choice or by circumstance, it's a wrench.

So last night, mostly, I curled up in bed and crashed. Not exactly a "Yeah, the albatross is gone!" party... but given the fact that I was able to sleep for so long, suggests that I needed to sleep that long.

So... now what? Well I woke up at 8:00 without prompting this morning (from a dream in which sirfox and I were trying to convince George Takei to play a round of Texas Hold'em with us in a half-flooded shopping mall) and my mood, while not quite exuberant, is certainly better.

Most of my productive day today is going to be taken up by taking my mom home from the rehab. hosp. and making sure she's all well and good, but I am going to at least get started on a few things. More posts on that as events warrant.

So I'll put it to you, LJ brain trust? What would you like to see me work on first?

-The Gneech

PS: "Take a shower!" is assumed. I mean what do you want me to work on AFTER that.

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So, How ‘Bout Those Commissions, Anyway?

Update: The guaranteed-in-October slots are filled! Commissions are still open, and I’ll get to them as quickly as possible, but there may be a wait.

I did say they’d open today, didn’t I? Sorry about that, my day was knocked all sideways by unexpected potential buyers coming to look at my house, then dealing with fallout from events in the news and… gah. It was a weaksauce start to my new job. ;P

Anyway! I still have a few minutes before midnight, so here we go!

October Commissions Now Officially Open!

I’ll open five slots that are guaranteed to be finished in October, on a first-come first-served basis (based on comment/e-mail timestamp). Requests beyond those five will still be taken, but are not guaranteed to be done in October. (I will if I can, but make no promises.)

The price will be $35 – $55 for most requests, although it might go up sharply for real crazy stuff, animation, or a ton of characters. As always, top rating is roughly PG-13. I take Paypal or check and I’m willing to negotiate for other modes of payment. E-mail me at thegneech@gmail.com or comment to make your request. Please do NOT use direct messages through LiveJournal, FurAffinity, or DeviantArt.

Thank you!

-The Gneech

October Commissions

  1. Spiritwolf– Digital character portrait (previously reserved)
  2. Redliox– Comic
  3. Huskyteer– TBD
  4. Dewhitton– TBD
  5. Kamau– TBD
  6. PunkTiger– TBD

Non-Guaranteed Commissions

  1. Blacktigr

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