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Rap Once For Yes

I didn't think anything would really happen when Joey suggested we have a seance. I mean, who hasn't seen that kind of thing in the movies? It's all old ladies rapping on tables and weird lights in crystal balls. So when Joey suggested we go to the local cemetery on Halloween and try to talk to the dead, I played along. I figured it was just an opportunity for the two of us to spook the others with our special abilities. "I think it sounds fun," I said. "We can wear our costumes and bring candy and stuff. And if anyone else comes lurking in the cemetery, we'll scare the pants off of them." What the rest of the group didn't know is that Joe
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The Apprentice - Chapter 1

Useless - a sci fi flash fiction

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Useless - a sci fi flash fiction

I watched the kid rummage around in the old scraps, chuckling a little as he cursed at his skinned knuckles. I jerked my foot off the floor (not as easy as it used to be) as a battery core rolled through the space where my toes had just been. "How do you find anything in here, Pops?" he said. "I knew where it all was, more or less." "Knew?" "Well, you been movin' it around for 3 days, so there's no telling how long it'll take me to learn the new lay of the land, now." The kid was too easy, and I stifled a smile at the guilty look that came over him at the implied difficulty for poor old Pops. "What are you looking for, anyway, Cal?"
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Rap Once For Yes

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Rap Once For Yes

I didn't think anything would really happen when Joey suggested we have a seance. I mean, who hasn't seen that kind of thing in the movies? It's all old ladies rapping on tables and weird lights in crystal balls. So when Joey suggested we go to the local cemetery on Halloween and try to talk to the dead, I played along. I figured it was just an opportunity for the two of us to spook the others with our special abilities. "I think it sounds fun," I said. "We can wear our costumes and bring candy and stuff. And if anyone else comes lurking in the cemetery, we'll scare the pants off of them." What the rest of the group didn't know is that Joe
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The Apprentice - Chapter 1

Useless - a sci fi flash fiction

U

Useless - a sci fi flash fiction

I watched the kid rummage around in the old scraps, chuckling a little as he cursed at his skinned knuckles. I jerked my foot off the floor (not as easy as it used to be) as a battery core rolled through the space where my toes had just been. "How do you find anything in here, Pops?" he said. "I knew where it all was, more or less." "Knew?" "Well, you been movin' it around for 3 days, so there's no telling how long it'll take me to learn the new lay of the land, now." The kid was too easy, and I stifled a smile at the guilty look that came over him at the implied difficulty for poor old Pops. "What are you looking for, anyway, Cal?"

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My Bio
I first got interested in visual arts back in junior high school. Unfortunately, my art teacher was not too impressive, and I didn't get hooked as well as I could have. Soon I was more focused on music and computers.

So now here I am, 20 years later, trying to catch up. :)

I do my writing in Celtx at this time. I'm working on a novel, currently titled The Apprentice. It's an urban fantasy.

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My digital art is created primarily in GIMP and MyPaint. Both are open source projects that are available for Windows and Linux.

In the world of physical media, I'm a big fan of oil paint (M. Graham is my line of choice for now) and colored pencil.

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Current Residence: Twin Cities, MN
Favourite genre of music: Rock
Operating System: Ubuntu Linux & Win7

If you favorite my work, thanks a lot and I'll be by to see yours as well. What I'd really love is a comment describing what you like about it!

Favourite Visual Artist
Monet (painter) Alex Ross (comics)
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Dream Theater
Favourite Writers
Roger Zelazny (novelist), Rudyard Kipling (poet), Neil Gaiman (Comics)
Favourite Games
Hard to say.
Favourite Gaming Platform
PC
Tools of the Trade
Pencils, pens, paper, oil paint, canvas, GIMP, MyPaint, Intuos 4
Other Interests
Art, Literature, Comics, Martial Arts, Computers

A worthy Kickstarter, the Miira View Frame

A worthy Kickstarter, the Miira View Frame

This is a pretty cool tool for checking perspective, foreshortening, proportions, or anything else affecting the shape and composition of your paintings. They're almost to their goal and have less than 12 hours left. I wish I'd learned about it sooner. Check it out, and think about giving them a few bucks. The Miira View Frame.

Workshopping my novel first draft

Workshopping my novel first draft

So, I'm posting my first draft of my novel at WritersCafe. It's slow going - I have about 3 times as much written as posted. However, if you'd like to check it out and give me some feedback (here or at WC) I'd appreciate it. You can find the posted chapters here. As this is the first draft, I'm not particularly concerned with punctuation or spelling errors. I'm far more interested in your thoughts on pacing, story progression, characters, etc. I have already noticed that my first few chapters had an excessive amount of passive voice. That will definitely be getting fixed.

Spent some time with Rembrandt this week

Spent some time with Rembrandt this week

My family and I went to this exhibition of Rembrandt works owned in America at the Minneapolis Museum of Arts. They have some really great ones, including a pair of full size portraits. There were also a lot of imitations in the museum for comparison. Works created by Rembrandt's students and admirers were often attributed to Rembrandt by over-eager curators in the 19th century. They also had an audio tour, which included free access to the files via wifi on a mobile device. I thought that was a nice touch, and very helpful.

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Griatch-artHobbyist Digital Artist
Long time no see Songwind! Hope you are around somewhere out there in the aether.
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Griatch
Happy Birthday great sir! :ahoy: cheers!
N-B-R-artworkHobbyist General Artist
happy birthday! c;
SongwindHobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
Happy Birthday Sir Songwind!
SongwindHobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much!