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Yeah, so I've got this picture I'm working on for an art calendar.  I'm very excited about it; I've never been asked to do anything like this before, and while it's not a profit-making thing, it's still pretty nifty to think that folks like my work enough to ask me to contribute to something like that--let alone along with the other wonderful artists who're participating.

So yes, very excited, having a lot of fun with it.  Funny enough, the deadline and minor limitations actually make it easier to work out ideas for it.  I've got a fairly cool thing in my head, I think, and despite its desire to occasionally morph at random, I'm trucking along nicely on it.

Except that my computer has decided to freak out on me.

I've been having problems with it on and off for a while now, but suddenly they're getting way worse.  The thing crashes out from under me at random.  BSODs everywhere.  I haven't seen so many since I upgraded from Win98.  Sometimes it'll go hours between wiping out, other times it'll do it three times in fifteen minutes.  This, as you may imagine, makes working on art somewhat difficult.  Luckily, I have some access to another computer with appropriate software (that'd be the one at work *cough*), and I'm managing to progress pretty well despite the frustration, but...ARGH!

And I won't have the money to fix the damn thing (read: get the parts to build a new one) till August, most likely.

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