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My three-year-old insisted that this post should be titled ‘A Monster Riding A Bike’. I’ll see if I can come up with a legitimate reason for that by the end of the post.

Riding on the cool, natural high of posting art last week, I’ve decided to dredge up another fossil and post some creative writing. … I know, right? Where’s Timmy? Don’t worry, he’s still bumbling around, just not this week. Or last week. But maybe next week? Part of my neglect of Timmy lately may be that I’ve managed to adopt myself out to a writing buddy. I’ve not had a real, live, breathing, face-to-face writing buddy since I was twelve, and it’s surprisingly motivating. (Like NaNo, which kind of gives me hundreds of thousands of buddies, but I have to look her in the face and tell her how I’ve failed.) Yesterday (instead of drawing Dead Timmy), I was frantically writing at every spare moment in order to just barely pull ahead in our word race. I look forward to getting a cookie from her in the near future. Huzzah! To get back at me, she knows how much I hate being succinct and she insisted I summarize religious culture in my Work In Progress’ world in 500 words or less. It was painful, but I did it last night. (She was supposed to do her pitch, but apparently didn’t finish it before she had to go to work this morning. That, and I gave her a wicked cool BBC series to watch.) I now present my religious synopsis for your scrutiny. Let me know if there are any questions, inconsistencies, or thoughts in general.

Okay, here’s my final thoughts on the Monster/Bike thing. I am the monster. My bicycle is my writing. And lately there’s been a lot of bicyclical rampaging going on. So… yeah. No? Eh, I tried.

MonsterBike (Picture from here.)

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Happy Valentine’s Day

… and sorry about the delay. I don’t know if it’s my computer, my internet, or my scanner who’s dying (possibly all three), but someone in this three-ring circus is SERIOUSLY not happy.

So, I actually had something that I was going to put up last week, had I not spent my time beautifying the blog. So I’ll put that up as well, making this my first double posting in a VERY long time. 🙂 My first offering is a portrait of the rather severe looking main character in my current writing project, Nahldria (some of you who have been here a long time may still think of her as Celedria- get with the times). I haven’t updated the art folder in years, so I figured it was about time, plus it was a good shading exercise. Maybe some day I’ll even shade some Dead Timmy pages! My second offering is a wish that you have a very happy and very fulfilling Valentine’s Day. Who do you love? Your spouse? Your mom? Your pet rock? Your child who is currently screaming because his older brother dared to sit in a seat he had been sitting on within the last hour? Oh, no wait, that one’s mine. To honor love of all ages and stages, here’s my Four Stages of Romance, with a little bonus stage at the very end. Enjoy!

Robert and I are currently in the midst of our sixth year of marital paradise. We were fifteen when we first met, nearly half our lives ago, and we’re still silly in love with each other. Robert, I love you, darling. Thanks for making my life fabulous!

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So, I never realize how much I’ve missed someone or  something until I see it again.  Like my family, for example.  We visited them for Christmas last year and I didn’t realize how much I’d missed my goofy little brothers until I saw them again and watched Spencer leap out at Charlie from around corners wearing his Tim the Enchanter hat.  (No, he’s not five.  He’s seventeen.)  I’ve recently had a similar rush of old emotion.

My book…  Ah, how I’ve missed it, neglected in the memory of a pensive Gulliver throughout the rigors of the semester!  Tuesday, I took my final final for the semester and that night I opened up the document, read about three words and just filled with fondness.  I love my book.  Love, love, love.  In particular, I’ve missed Cove kicking people.  But I haven’t posted that part and so none of you have met Cove yet.  Rest assured, he’s pretty much the best supporting character of all times.  And I don’t know why I’m posting this here because I’m fairly certain none of you care about my book which will probably never see the beautiful glimmer of real live publication (oh, internet publishing, you tempting charlatan!), but I love it too much not to gush.  It’s kind of like the slightly stupid kid whose parents think he’s brilliant.

In other news, I’ve decided it really makes a difference when I take time to draw the comics.  There’s the Death in the second panel and the Death in the final panel.  Hardly the same guy.  With the semester over, hopefully I can make the pages a little prettier without sacrificing the update schedule.  That said, read some Timmy.  Poor guy’s on a constant emotional roller-coaster.  I’m kind of mean to my characters, aren’t I?

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Alright folks, this is the last chapter I’ll be posting of Star Daughter in the foreseeable future.  If you want to read the rest, you’ll just have to wait until I get off my rear, finish writing it, finish editing it, find a publisher willing to print it, and get it out to your local book stores.  So, give or take a century or two.  I’ll keep you posted.

In other news, it dropped back down below zero again this morning.  Sad!

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Okay, so the results of yesterday’s experiment were not as dramatic as the original event, but still, we had a respectable 26 hits.  So I’m going to assume that there are people out there who like the creative writing.  Correct me if I’m wrong and you all hate it.  (Die, Celedria, die!  In due time.)

Furthermore, I just wanted to say that I got comments from two people who I neither am related to or work with, and that made me very happy.  Thanks, guys!  I really love the comments!

Have another comic.  The action resumes Monday, I promise!

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… but given my morning, I don’t feel too bad about that.  So, a few days ago, the number of hits on this blog spiked and I realized it was on the day that I posted another chapter of Star Daughter.  So, I’m going to post another chapter and see what happens.  And since Chapter Six is mostly background, I’m putting up Chapter Seven as well.  As always, please let me know what you think!

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It’s always a little dead the Monday after spring break: not as dead as break itself, but still.  I was all excited to: a) see my library buddies and b) not have to do every student aid job in the library by myself since everyone else was out of town.  Yet, I show up this morning and I’m still the only one here.  Where’d you go?  I miss you so!

Anywho, I’m posting another chapter of Star Daughter.  Again, comments are welcome.  In fact, comments are desperately, desperately begged for!  So, comment!  Don’t make me start threatening you!  (Which is in and of itself a threat.)

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