The project I have been working on and off of for the last 2.5 years finally came off the presses today. I'm seriously thrilled as to how it looks. Hopefully it will sell a bazillion copies and make this whole headache inducing project worth it. As soon as I know how to let people buy a copy, I'll post it. In the meantime, here's a shot of the cover.
The whole project has really been one royal pain in the butt.
Dang, it came out cute though.
2. Dad Update:
He had his catheter removed the other day (in his words, "Thank you Lord!") and seems to be on the mend. He no longer seems quite so stunned or feeble as he first was so I view it as much progress. I'm sure it's a hard thing to ordinarily be so strong and on the ball and then be reduced to asking his youngest daughter to fill the pellet bin. I don't mind.
3. New Zealand:
Am I still going? Yes. I fly out the 13th of March. Am I going to have a layover in San Francisco? Yes I AM. For a few days in fact. I'm hoping for lunch with gigiss... and I think I'd really like to stalk down saladbar. Mua ha ha. :D
Speaking of San Francisco, I spent last weekend there (it was a bit of a whirlwind decision and I wasn't there for TOO long which is why I didn't announce it...didn't want to make too many people rearrange schedules or feel bad if I couldn't hang out with them...) but it was a rather thought provoking visit. Smartbomb is opening up a studio there. I'm seriously entertaining the notion of moving out there at the end of the summer. Nothing set in stone yet. A whole lotta things can happen between now and August, y'dig?
4. The Family
wyckhurst commented on how our family is closer than ever before, thanks to Live Journal and it's a point I'm happy to concede. I look at my siblings and marvel at the wildly different paths we are on and yet we all feel genuine affection and love for each other. We fought like cats and dogs growing up but it's nice to realize we HAVE grown up. It's rather nice to realize that your family DOES indeed unconditionally love you and root for you and hope for the best for you without rancor.
And I AM the best aunt ever.
5. The New Place
So far it's been great. I still have settling to do, I really miss one of my old roommates (hopefully seeing her tonight,) but all in all, the move has been good for my soul.
LOVE the new roommate. She laughs at all of my jokes and humors me at 9:00 at night when I say, "Let's go to WalMart!" Hee. Wulfie seems to have settled in as well.
What can I say? I have a most superior cat. The new roommate loves him too. I think the dogs are still scared of him.
So, I was in a car accident last night. Totally my fault which makes me feel like a moron. I didn't realize the road I was on was a one way so I thought I was in the turn lane. When I went to turn left at an intersection a guy came up on my left and bashed into Friday.
The amazing thing...Friday wasn't hurt at all. The guy that hit me...his passenger side headlight and bumper were bashed up pretty good but nobody was hurt. So, I got a citation for an improper turn...BUT...the guy that hit me, his license had totally expired so he got a citation as well. Dude shouldn't have even been on the road. The cop (and I think she was flirting with me a bit which I admit I shamelessly played up) told me I should wait 5 days for the paperwork to process and then call one of the city prosecutors. They may blow me off...but they may not. We'll see.
So yeah, I feel like a dork...but for driving for 14 years and never having been in an accident (except once...I was backing up and this guy totally hit me and it was totally his fault,) I think I've done pretty well.
And seriously...Friday looks great. The whole thing could've been SO much worse.
8. The dreams
The dreams, they are a changing. I dreamt the other night I saw my friend...except a LOT of time had passed. She looked markedly OLDER...sorrowful...even despondant as she tried to talk to me. I felt alternatively stunned and annoyed. Why was she coming to me after all this time? What did she want? What was I supposed to do? How was I supposed to feel?
Last night I dreamt that she was getting married THAT Sunday (in my dream it was Saturday,) and I wound up going. It was grey and desaturated of most color. It was chilly and felt like it was going to rain. I was again annoyed but not devastated. I noted with some surprise that it wasn't in the temple and figured she was having a `regular service' so her family could attend. I noted my parents meeting hers. I saw her in her wedding dress and gave her a hug, a kiss on the cheek, told her she looked beautiful and then found myself bored through the rest of the proceedings.
In my dream I left early without saying goodbye and not feeling bad about it.
I suppose the number one thing about dreams is to think about how you are feeling. The dreams I've had of being chased, hounded relentlessly by her and her boyfriend have finally...FINALLY started to fade. I no longer wake up feeling like my heart has been cut out. Now when they show up I longer feel the need to bolt. I no longer feel pursued.
Now when they show up in my dream scape I am annoyed...even angry at their presence (What, You AGAIN?!) but more often ...almost dead apathetic...something I couldn't have ever fathomed feeling about her...but I guess I'll take it as progress.
But it was stunning to see her...SO much older. I wondered how much time had passed. Years and years.
9: Today there is no #9
I'm really, really liking the story I've hammered out for the game. It's going to be cute.
Namco reviewed the script and boards for the game and LOVED it. It's quite a thing to be told you've absolutely nailed the style and dry humor of the Peanuts gang. That's incredibly gratifying and humbling. Any cartoonist that doesn't list Charles Schulz as a hero, I don't want to know them.