The Search for Rally Cap RudySlight update:
It turned out that the old email I found for his breeder/former owner/former trainer is still good, and she got back to me today with the news that she's going to look into what's happened to him and get back to me on Wednesday if she finds out anything! Woot!
Sleepless North of SeattleAnd its not because of the big booms happening right now.
I've stayed up all night a couple times in the last few weeks now, searching for any mention of a Thoroughbred racehorse I like, whether he has been moved to another track or trainer, or has been sent home for a long rest or recuperation from an injury not noted in the chart of his last race, or God Forbid, disposed of at an auction like so many other low-level claimers are.
I can't explain why its THIS horse and not all of the horses in my virtual stable on Twinspires who've been MIA for months, 'cause I don't know why but I am starting to get a bit obsessed. His name is Rally Cap Rudy, and his last race was on April 2nd, 2018 at Turf Paradise in Arizona. Last summer he raced at Emerald Downs (trained by his breeder/owner, even!) but when his trainer went to Hastings after Emerald's season ended, he was immediately claimed (can't blame 'em, he's a consistent runner, and I would if I could!). That owner/t
Looking Up How to Junk My CarThe Honda I got for free from the parents is having increasing transmission trouble and the struts have started to collapse, both issues for which I have 0 money. Plus, despite it being a '99 model, it was actually built in '98 so its 20 years old this year. I do wish I had the money to fix it up, as its been important to me for the last 30+ years to have the freedom to drive for hours and busses don't cut it for that, despite if its a good system or not.
I plan to drive it until it quits, as I pretty much only drive around the city since I stopped long-distance driving after the strokes (tho now its because of the car and not the fatigue factor), and with the city's bus system I won't get stranded if/when it breaks down. But I certainly will be depressed by the lack of freedom and loss of ability to do things like haul stuff around. Yes, I could get, for instance, a new TV delivered here but there's a high risk of package theft in my building.
Guess What Showed Back UpWarning: On the Edge of Raging Bitchness Ahead
So I got a note that day from the person who used to run the garden about free veggie starts that were on offer, so I called and asked if she'd seen where the hose nozzle went. She's the one that told me it had been there when she was sitting in the chair next to the hose on Thursday afternoon, and she had hung it up on the fence along with the broken purple one. Sitting there in the muddy, swampy area next to the hose, on a chair on soaking wet plywood, when there were lots of other chairs in DRY areas to sit, and had hung up my bought nozzle along with one that had a broken lever.
Just mentioning that.
Guess what showed up some time between that phone call and 7 am this morning. Just happened to be attached to the hose, too. Hmmm.
Its now in my apartment for the time being, because I am (probably menopausally) bitchy right now and that is not a good time to decide what I'm going to do - leave it
And Then Some Mofo......stole the spray nozzle I bought for the garden hose just last week. It was there yesterday, and I'm told it was there earlier today...but not this evening. GRRRRRR. I guess it was too damn shiny for someone to resist.
Guess I'll go buy another and keep it with me.
If you're wondering why its so important its because my garden is like 60+ feet away down an incline from the nearest spigot, and while no one has stolen my gallon plastic watering jug I really don't want to haul it back and forth umpteen zillion times to water my whole garden. I use it for targeted watering only, which is what I did tonight, trying to get the nasturtiums and squash to finally sprout.
Good Lord I Feel Fucking Crazy TodayPeriods during menopause are just as bad as during puberty...just less fucking messy. I feel like a fucking crazy person today. And like repeating that.
And with that I segue into the news that my Crazy Period Vixen pattern on Spoonflower got enough Favorites to be included in one of their Daily Trending lists. Right at the end, but its on the list!
HD TroublesLooks like my trusty ol' external drive may be ready to give up the ghost. I did mirror the files on my internal drive, but looks like I may eventually be in the market for another backup drive. Or something.
My First Daily Favorite!...came on another website!
Otter Brigade was a Daily Favorite on Spoonflower today!
Banged Out About 4So it looks like my skill is back up to where it was....but my subject matter that I really want to draw has...changed slightly, let me say. Menopause is demanding it. *wiggles eyebrows*
I drew 4 large sketches today, only one of which I decided to share. Since its on 17" bristol, I had to splice it together which looks alriiiiight...but not perfect.
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Culdee Fell Engine and Coach AssignmentsYes, I'll be bringing the Culdee Fell Railway into STMY from Season 3, and I've got a couple of stories planned out featuring them. But in order to do so, I've had to come up with some names. Engines 1-8 are named in the Railway Series, as well as Culdee's coach, Catherine. As such, I've had to come up with the others. Here's what I've come up with:
#1 Godred & Matilda (originally - Matilda was reassigned)
#2 Ernest & Claire
#3 Wilfred & Bridget
#4 Culdee & Catherine
#5 Shane Dooiney & Nancy
#6 Lord Harry/Patrick & Matilda
#7 Alaric & Erin
#8 Eric & Florrie (short for 'Florence')
#9 Corran & Nancy (Nancy works with multiple engines)
#10 Aldyn & Erin (Erin works with multiple engines)
Hello Friends New and Old!Hey gang! This entry's been a long time coming and I've got a lot of ground to cover, so let's just jump in!
First off, to whoever got me the core membership: THANK YOU!! Your kindness was a big factor in my decision to be more active on dA again. That was a wonderful present so much gratitude and hugs. Wow.
NEW FOLLOWERS (and curious onlookers!)
Welcome! Welcome! And thank you so much for your interest in my work. Regardless of what got you here, I really appreciate your time and energy. I've gotten a lot of questions about my work, views, and all sorts of other stuff. Since I've been away for a while, I'm gonna do an FAQ in a week or two to get you guys up to speed. I did want to give you folks a shout-out though since I know there's been an influx with some of my older work making the rounds again. I'm very grateful to have you here.
Now, to my longtime friends here: You're are probably wondering "Where have you been, K-Bo?" Wow. Where to start... Without getting into to
Prompts [additional abnormal prompts]•••
Origin Prompts: Create your Esk's story
Origin Prompts are provided to encourage players to create a backstory and sense of purpose for their characters. You can only submit artwork and writing for Origin Prompts for esk that you own; you are not allowed to do them for other players' characters, unless you are commissioned or are collaborating. You can respond to these prompts as many times as you like, but you will only earn the bonus once per prompt per character. If you received an esk in an ownership transfer that previously had Origin Prompts made for it you are allowed to have a "clean slate" and start fresh with them.
Artwork must be in color with full-body character and a simple to full background that shows a clear environment unles
Tokyo Otaku Mode: Discounts
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[Long Story Short]
Follow the steps below for at least $10 discount at Tokyo Otaku Mode.  Things have changed; I'm not sure exactly what. Apologizes for any outdated info. [/edit] (Long story at bottom of journal.)
[How to Get $10]
Sign up using an invite link -- https://otakumode.com/invite/531d46 -- to immediately get $5 TOM points. (Every so often there's a promo to receive $10 TOM points instead of $5.)
A $5 welcome coupon should also be available after confirmation email. (Check TOM points and active coupons here: http://otakumode.com/home/point ) [edit Nov 2016] It looks like it's been changed to 5% off coupon? [/edit]
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Animal commissions [CLOSED]UPD 8/14/18: closed!
Hey everyone, I’m open for commissions again! I updated the price list and ToS, so please read the info below carefully before commissioning me. As before, I only accept animal/creature commissions!
Sketch - $10 bust | $15 fullbody | $7/$10 for add.character
Greyscale sketch of one or more characters.
Colored sketch – $15 bust | $22 fullbody | $10/$15 for add.character
Flat-colored sketch of one or more characters; shading can be added but will cost extra.
For both types of sketch, detailed (sketched) background can be added; it will also cost extra!
Example of a colored sketch with background:
Flats - $20 bust | $32 fullbody | $15/$22 for add.character
Flat-colored drawing of one or more characters. You can choose between transparent and simple one color backgr