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Epic ESO Weekend!

Journal Entry: Tue May 21, 2019, 6:46 PM
As you may or may not know, I'm an Elder Scrolls junkie. I recently moved from Skyrim to Elder Scrolls Online. Back in January, I pre-ordered the Elsweyr expansion. And this weekend, you know, the icy-cold one where we got a bunch of snow in Colorado, my boss gave me three days off so she could have the air conditioning fixed in my work van. Yeah. Go figure.
But the time off coincided with the early-access release for Elsweyr, so I've been immersed in ESO for three days straight. Can't hardly even see anything that's not on my monitor, and having some difficulty in distinguishing what's real... as in, why the hell can't I cast any spells right now?
Anyway, if you're an ESO player and on the fence about getting Elsweyr, DOOO EEEEEET!!!
The area isn't exactly enormous, but it is beautiful, and stuffed full of cool things to do. The story is entertaining, there's quests all over the place, and there is still time to get all the cool pre-order goodies. Granted, I want nothing at all to do with the necromancer class, but it's still a hell of a lot of fun.
Too bad I have to go back to work in the morning, I'd rather go back to Elseweyr...

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Image Spam!!!

Journal Entry: Mon Apr 29, 2019, 6:39 PM
Sorry for the image spam. I just realized that, like a total doofus, I never bothered to put any of the promo images I make for myself up here. And dang it, I like them, and this is an art place, so... there you go. Promise I won't be offended if you just delete the whole blob of 'em, but I wanted to put them here.

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There's this group, you see, called Queer Sci Fi. It's not all spaceships, any kind of speculative fiction is welcome, as long as it's got queer characters.
And why am I promoting this, you ask?
Simple. The founder of the group asked me to. So here's a link for the mailing list. Sign up, get free books. One of 'em is mine.

Happy New Year, Everybody!

Journal Entry: Mon Dec 31, 2018, 8:43 PM
Wishing you all a shiny, happy, art-filled, and wondrous 2019. Cheers fella white-wine (party) :HappyNewYear: Blower fella (Party) 

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Hey, Daz people? I've got a technical question for you, and I thought I'd see if anyone here knows the fix before I go and embarrass myself in front of the tech support people. I've had this problem once before, but I can't remember how I fixed it.
Daz Studio was working great, right up until I installed a new hard drive and installed a bunch of stuff, Studio included, onto it. Now it won't use my graphics cards to render. It sends the info to the cards, then they kind of freeze up for three or four minutes, then everything dumps onto the CPU and the render runs smoothly from there. The log file says 1.8 GB of data is sent to each card. Then it says the card memories are overloaded, the cards error out (with the fans blowing at full strength, by the way, so they're working their poor little heads off trying to deal with the load), and it goes to the CPU. The main trouble with believing what the log file says is that I have two 1080s, with 8GB each. On the surface, it looks like 1.8 GB of data isn't about to overload even one of the cards, let alone two.
And yet, it does. Anyone know why this happens and how to fix it? I feel like it's something obvious, and I'm just missing it. I had the issue once before, when I upgraded to my old 970. I fixed it somehow. But that was a while back, now, and I'm doing good if I can remember things from last week.

About that content...

Journal Entry: Mon Dec 24, 2018, 2:19 PM
I have fifty million things in my Daz content folder. (Not really, but that's what it feels like.) I had it all sorted out nicely, then lost all my beautiful organization when I got the new computer. I've been complaining ever since.
But a while back, I picked up Content Cataloger Easy for something like three bucks. I tried it and didn't like it, because you still have to scroll through about a zillion things and it's hard to navigate.
Well, after trying to remember what I have, what it's called, and where the hell to find it for a couple months, I gave CCEZ another try. And this time I like it a whole lot better. It's still a pain to scroll through, that part hasn't changed. But I lost count of how many times I saw something and thought "I have that?" And there it is, complete with product name.
So if you're lost in a sea of 3D content and don't know how long you can stay afloat, keep this CCEZ thing in mind. It might just be helpful.

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New computer stuff

Journal Entry: Sun Sep 30, 2018, 11:54 AM
I finally located enough spare time to write up the blog post about my new computer I've been intending to do for ages now. It's over at my actual blog.
That New Computer Thing

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Super Excited!

Journal Entry: Mon Sep 17, 2018, 7:28 PM
I have a new computer! I'm going to write a blog post about the process of putting this sucker together, it wasn't all shiny happy fun-fun-fun. But for now, it is ALIVE and I have begun the holy-crap-it-takes-forever process of getting all the programs going again, not to mention reinstalling five zillion Daz products. Yuck. That should take about half a lifetime. But it will happen, and then guess what? I'll be able to render stuff again without blowing up my computer! Yay! Look out, world, this kitten is coming back! :happybounce:

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Release Day!

Journal Entry: Mon Aug 13, 2018, 11:23 AM
Well, it's finally here! Monday, 8/13, otherwise known as release day for my new novel FIRESTORM. Thanks to vwrangler for pointing out the flaws, and thanks to everyone who commented on the cover in progress. May you all continue to be willing to kick me right in the ego, so I can improve as a writer and an artist.

Firestorm by kittenwylde

Life is fire. The fire of passion and the fire of loss. Beautiful fire... and ugly fire. The fire of shame burning through a soul gone astray. And the fire wielded by the hand of a mage.

Kai and Jericho have controlled the Eternal Empire for several years, now. For Jericho, life couldn't be better. He has a home, and he has the constant companionship of the man he loves. But Kai wants more. He longs for the excitement of adventure, the challenge of making a difference.

Nobody saw the firestorm on the horizon. 

From stability, insanity. Powerful change is coming fast. Can Kai and Jericho survive it?

Firestorm. Now available on Amazon.

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So I almost forgot to mention here my ebook Eternal is currently on sale for FREE over at Amazon, to make sure everyone's ready for the sequel Firestorm to come out next week. And thanks to that sale generating a bit of excitement, Eternal's bounced back up to Number One in LGBT sci-fi. Woohoo!
So there you have it, my bestseller available for free until Saturday. And just 'cause it makes me feel good, check out the screenshot I took last night. :D It's not changed much this morning, except for going up even higher in the Kindle Store ranking. :happybounce:
Untitled-1 by kittenwylde
Holy crap! I never figured this would happen, because the thumbnail is freakin' dark and hard to see. But amazingly my image "Dark Brotherhood" has made it into the DAZaholics FINAL POLL for the Dark Brotherhood contest. So please, if you like the image or even just feel kind and generous today, stop by the poll and give me a vote!
Dark Brotherhood Poll
Holy cow, it's rough using software you haven't touched in years... But this happened.
  • Listening to: hail trashing my truck
  • Reading: Firestorm
  • Watching: Farscape
  • Playing: Skyrim
  • Eating: nothing yet
  • Drinking: soon will be booze...
Some of you have noticed I get sick a lot. Well, yesterday I landed in the emergency room, and then the hospital. I'm going to have surgery tomorrow, and they'll fix me so I don't get sick like that anymore. I'll have several weeks off work, but I imagine I'll feel pretty lousy for a while. But I'll be back!

Daz Freebies

Journal Entry: Sat Nov 25, 2017, 7:29 PM
Hey, I don't know if any of you have been watching the every four hour freebie thing Daz has going now, but this current batch is really good. There's even a couple pro bundles, V7 and Teen Josie 7, and a bunch of other cool stuff. (I got the HFS Fantasy Shapes Bundle, woohoo!) So if you see this in time, go get a freebie!

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For the Entertainment of Real 3D Artists

Journal Entry: Sun Oct 29, 2017, 1:44 PM
I messed around with dForce today, with varying degrees of luck. I wrote up the result in a blog post. If you want a laugh, here it is.
The agony of dForce

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Grumpy, need to vent.

Journal Entry: Fri Oct 27, 2017, 6:57 PM
It really, really, REALLY sucks when a person is so in love with his own ideas that he is physically incapable of understanding an argument that contradicts those ideas. Why the hell do I ever even bother speaking to people like that, anyway? Oh, yeah. That's right. I live with this one.


Okay, just had to blow off a bit of steam in a public way, or that was going to keep me up all night bitching to myself. I feel better now. Goodnight!

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Journal Entry: Sun Sep 24, 2017, 3:32 PM
Yeah, that's right, I finally remembered that I'm supposed to be an author. Despite crappy health and stupid life issues getting in the way, I've managed to release a new, FREE short story. It's F/F, and it's set on Earth. No sci-fi or fantasy elements, but there's a horse. :)
High Desert Escape

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end of vacation :(

Journal Entry: Wed Sep 6, 2017, 4:30 PM
Just wanted to warn you, there's image spam coming. I didn't get nearly as much done as I wanted to, since a good half of my vacation was spent doing things that were not creating new art or writing. In fact, a huge portion of my time was taken up by computer problems, my own and my boyfriend's. And no thanks given for fixing the stupid shit, either. :sigh: 
Anyway, look out, 'cause here they come. Hope someone likes something. Happy Bouncer 

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One Happy Kitten

Journal Entry: Fri Sep 1, 2017, 9:58 AM
So, as of last night, I am FREE! For the next few days, anyway. It's my vacation time. I don't have to work until next Thursday, Six Whole Days. I'm not doing much of anything, my truck needs brakes and is going to eat most of my budget, but the other day I lost my self-control and blew forty bucks at the Daz store. I finally have my Centaur 7 Pro Bundle!!! With some other goodies, too! So I have new toys to play with, a truck that will soon be safe to drive again, and just about enough money left in the bank to buy some food.
Not to mention Six Whole Days to do whatever the hell I want with. :shuffelin: I think I'm going to like this!

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Time for another feature. I've been in the mood for amazing landscapes and crazy cities lately, who knows why. I sure don't. So I'm going to dig through my favorites and find some really cool images featuring landscapes and buildings. 3D, digital painting, whatever--anything goes, as long as it makes my imagination go nuts. Once again, I'll keep it to stuff without a zillion faves and comments, that could use a little exposure. And then I really need to get busy doing what I'm supposed to be doing...

Stroll by StevenTobiasz by StevenTobiasz
Check out the comments for what I like best about this cool scene.

by Dimeolas7
This looks like somewhere I want to be.

Deserted pond by slepalex by slepalex
Anyone ever use Bryce? Then you know why this scene is so amazingly cool. (For those of you who don't use Bryce, it's a huge pain in the ass to make a scene like this. Powerful program, just not the easiest thing ever to use.)

Veikur Borg by dvsrdw by dvsrdw
Cool, weird, and totally makes me wish I could produce art like this.

Cloud city by budo-san by budo-san
Not Bespin, but it makes me wonder what's the story here.

Outpost 5 by Rov65 by Rov65
Again, I like this one because it just screams "Story!" at me. Where is this place? What's it's history? Will we ever know???

Into the new Adventures by dominikzdenkovic by dominikzdenkovic
Ooh! Knight! Castle! Misty brooding landscape with a single bright spot! Coolness.

Sanctuary by EofAlien by EofAlien
Dark, a little bit creepy, and mysterious.

Reflecting Pool by whirlwindunited by whirlwindunited
Another place I would like to be.

Advanture by Andywong75 by Andywong75
Looks like something amazing is likely to happen in the near future...