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The Twenty-Four Terms are the traditional chinese time spot

The first fifteen days of the Chinese lunar month makes the first term, namely:

Beginning of Spring
usually starting from the fourth or fifth of Febrary. And the first day is the Chinese New Year's Day or the onset of the Spring Festival. Incidentally, the New Year's Day of 1995 is January 31st.
The second fifteen days are named:

Rain Water
from the nineteeth or twentieth of Febrary, a time when rainy seasons are setting in.
In order come the following terms:

Waking of Insects
from the fifth or sixth of March, as the earth awakes from hibernation;
Spring Equinox
from the twentieth or twenty-first of March;
Pure Brightness
from the fourth or fifth of April;
Grain Rain
from the twentieth or twenty-first of April;
Beginning of Summer
from the fifth or sixth of May;
Grain Full
from the twentieth or twenty-first of May;
Grain in Ear
from the fifth or sixth of June;
Summer Solstice
from the twenty-first or second of June;
Slight Heat
from the sixth or seventh of July;
Great Heat
from the twenty-second or third of July;
Beginning of Autumn
from the seventh or eighth of August;
Limit of Heat
from the twenty-third or fourth of August;
White Dew
from the seventh or eighth of September;
Autumnal Equinox
from the twenty-third or fourth of September;
Cold Dew
from the eighth or nineth of October;
Frost's Descent
from the twentieth-three or fourth of October;
Beginning of Winter
from the seventh or eighth of November;
Slight Snow
from the twenty-second or third of November;
Great Snow
from the seventh or eighth of December;
Winter Solstice
from the twenty-second or third of December;
Slight Cold
from the fifth or sixth of January; and lastly
Great Cold
from the twentieth or twenty-first of January which brings the 24-term cycle to an end.
On the Chinese Calendar, you will also find terminology like Tian Gan and Di Zhi (Heavenly Stem and Earthly Branch), a peculiar Chinese way of marking the years in a sixty-year cycle. There is also a system that marks the years in a twelve-year cycle, naming each of them after an animal such as Rat, Ox, Tiger, Hare, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Sheep, Monkey, Rooster, Dog and Boar. BTW, I was born in the year of Sheep.
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This is kind of an experiment, and one never knows which way those are gonna go. I don't know if I like it, but I had to stop fooling around and do my real work.

They (people I don't know working for other people that I don't know) knocked down the 120 year old house next to mine. Making our house the last century-old building on the block.

For some reason I've got this irrational fear that they'll come and knock ours down next.
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Gruff as f@#k.
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It's the year 2483 and the battle is on!! Subatomika's arena manifested itself in the mids of the wasteland and brought together the most daring fighters of the Universe, of all times and all dimensions!! 

This funky little selfprotrait (i'm the dude with the sunburnt arms) is going to be in my THE YOUNG TIME TRAVELLER Comic/Pinup/Calender book that's going into print next monday - 12 months = 12 Pinups to hang on your wall, and every turn of the month let's you peak at a comicpage that loosely connects the pinups - availability and all that i'll let you know coming week! 
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oh happy accidents! really hashy static colors are growing on me. I made Pira look like this completely by chance, because I have been really rushing with my tiny snippets of free time. I have almost no time to do any art. D: You guys, I just sold all my game consoles, you guys! YOU GUYS! D: D: It really sucks being poor! I get so mad when they come to shut off the utilities. :/

Rush, Julia, rush rush!

but stop to appreciate weird kinetic moments.

WHO NEEDS MONEY WHEN YOU HAVE ART AH HA HA HAAA
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And the fourth and final cover is in! How do you like it?
Stay tuned, Grim Leaper comes out in a couple of weeks, May 30!

I can't believe it's almost there already!
Should be posting some pages next week!
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Just another getting-acquainted-with-Photoshop exercise. There are scores of things I could improve, but I think I'd prefer to just cut my losses at this point...

More Tanglefoot. Izzy and a diminutive lady friend.
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my pet hit me...
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A few minutes too late...Happy St. Patrick's Day!
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