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The Poor Man's Wealth

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The Poor Man's Wealth

The Poor Man’s Wealth Dís was carving decorative patterns on a saddle, tapping her foot to the musical ringing of paired hammers at the anvil, when the door opened and closed. She paused a moment and pretended to be considering the placement of the next curl of vine in the motif.  Only a handful of people would come into the forge without knocking, all of them dwarf-men and two of them sweating away over what would be a very fine pot for the innkeeper at the bottom of the road.  One she had hugged so tightly she feared she’d break him, and two more she had kissed good-bye and tried so very hard not to weep for. Her husband leaned o

And I Cannot Reach You

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And I Cannot Reach You

And I Cannot Reach You For a time, when they were very young indeed, Fíli had suffered a recurring nightmare that he would only speak of to his brother. We are in a great battle, he would say.  We’re warriors.  Uncle Thorin is King Under the Mountain, and orcs have attacked. There Kíli would interrupt to press for details of his own prowess, little pieces of childish egotism like, How long is my beard? and, How many orcs do I slay? and, Is Mister Dwalin there?—because I bet you ‘n me could slay more orcs than him. After an effort at shushing him, Fíli would go on.  We’re surrounded and outnumbered, and Thorin gets hurt, a

Whatever End

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Whatever End

Whatever End Kíli stormed into their room while Fíli was packing. “You’re not going without me,” he said in a tone which brooked no argument. Fíli sighed.  “I fail to see why you place such importance on the quest—a quest to retake a kingdom that fell a hundred years before ever you saw sunlight.” “This is my chance!” Kíli said hotly. “Chance for what?” asked Fíli, confused. “To be more in my life than simply your brother.” Rocked to his core, he stared at Kíli.  “‘Simply’ my brother?  I have always felt that ‘brother’ was chiefest of my appellations and pri

Queenly at the Window

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Queenly at the Window

Queenly at the Window It is fully a day and night before any of the cousins surface from grief sufficiently to remember their princess. Then it’s oh my, and she must be told, and yes, but who to carry such dire news… Bofur volunteers, but it’s agreed that one of the nearer relations should shoulder the burden. Dwalin categorically refuses; he has a mighty fear of Thraín’s daughter, and would not tell her of the deaths of her sons for all the riches in Moria. Bombur wonders whether it mightn’t be easier to tell Dís’ husband and let him risk her wrath (Bifur agrees that it would be the fellow’s husbandly duty
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The Poor Man's Wealth

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The Poor Man's Wealth

The Poor Man’s Wealth Dís was carving decorative patterns on a saddle, tapping her foot to the musical ringing of paired hammers at the anvil, when the door opened and closed. She paused a moment and pretended to be considering the placement of the next curl of vine in the motif.  Only a handful of people would come into the forge without knocking, all of them dwarf-men and two of them sweating away over what would be a very fine pot for the innkeeper at the bottom of the road.  One she had hugged so tightly she feared she’d break him, and two more she had kissed good-bye and tried so very hard not to weep for. Her husband leaned o

And I Cannot Reach You

A

And I Cannot Reach You

And I Cannot Reach You For a time, when they were very young indeed, Fíli had suffered a recurring nightmare that he would only speak of to his brother. We are in a great battle, he would say.  We’re warriors.  Uncle Thorin is King Under the Mountain, and orcs have attacked. There Kíli would interrupt to press for details of his own prowess, little pieces of childish egotism like, How long is my beard? and, How many orcs do I slay? and, Is Mister Dwalin there?—because I bet you ‘n me could slay more orcs than him. After an effort at shushing him, Fíli would go on.  We’re surrounded and outnumbered, and Thorin gets hurt, a

Whatever End

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Whatever End

Whatever End Kíli stormed into their room while Fíli was packing. “You’re not going without me,” he said in a tone which brooked no argument. Fíli sighed.  “I fail to see why you place such importance on the quest—a quest to retake a kingdom that fell a hundred years before ever you saw sunlight.” “This is my chance!” Kíli said hotly. “Chance for what?” asked Fíli, confused. “To be more in my life than simply your brother.” Rocked to his core, he stared at Kíli.  “‘Simply’ my brother?  I have always felt that ‘brother’ was chiefest of my appellations and pri

Queenly at the Window

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Queenly at the Window

Queenly at the Window It is fully a day and night before any of the cousins surface from grief sufficiently to remember their princess. Then it’s oh my, and she must be told, and yes, but who to carry such dire news… Bofur volunteers, but it’s agreed that one of the nearer relations should shoulder the burden. Dwalin categorically refuses; he has a mighty fear of Thraín’s daughter, and would not tell her of the deaths of her sons for all the riches in Moria. Bombur wonders whether it mightn’t be easier to tell Dís’ husband and let him risk her wrath (Bifur agrees that it would be the fellow’s husbandly duty
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you can't test with plants. we tried. they just sat there, feeling neither pain nor fear. THAT isn't science.

Current Residence: Plano, TX
Favourite genre of music: hard-rockish stuff, mellow folk, alternative, some trance/electronica
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Operating System: Win7...but i'm still rocking my beloved Word 2000.
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currently: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
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The Almighty Johnsons, Doctor Who, BBC's Sherlock, Lie to Me, MLP: FIM, SHSS
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Breaking Benjamin, Cold, Tori Amos, L'arc~En~Ciel, Lady GaGa...
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The Quest of the Riddlemaster Trilogy, The Coldfire Trilogy, Snow Crash, The Name of the Wind
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PATRICK ROTHFUSS, Lloyd Alexander, CS Friedman, Neal Stephenson, Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett
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Intuos3, Photoshop (various), openCanvas3 Plus, bic mechanical #2
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yaoi, fanfiction, fanart, video games, comics

i'm back!

i'm back!

so i was kinda horribly ill for a while, hacking up a lung or two.  coughing my way to six-pack abs, or something. between Apr 28 (a short session) and May 2, i managed to start working on Mitchell's scruff.  next time will be May 5 (if i'm not intoxicated enough to forget that i had things to do besides watch movies and set midget psychos on fire), from 8-11pm, and i should be able to finish off the scruff.  after that, i'll need to do some shade correction, and he'll be teh donez. :w00t:

next livestream session: Apr 21

next livestream session: Apr 21

recorded session: http://livestre.am/4qvK8 talked about color adjustments and overlays.  finished hair, started cheeks. next session will be Apr 21 (Sun/Nichi) from 8pm to 11pm (CDT).

next livestream session: Apr 18

next livestream session: Apr 18

[vid of recorded session pending] talked about using the clone tool and the history brush, showed how to make a scatter-pattern brush and how to use it to make patterns on surfaces.  eventually, i worked on Mitchell's hair a little more....^^; next session will be Apr 18 (Thur/Moku) from 8pm to midnight (CDT) -- finishing the hair (i mean it this time, really).

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You have a beautiful work in your galleries ^^ I love it :D
Thanks for the llama!
I loved how meticulously you've listed terms in the Naruto dictionary Clap 

Brownie points for Cumberbatch being the first thing I saw :happybounce: 
thanks for the llama
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Thanks for the llama!!!
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Thanks so much for the llama. :)