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Update drawing nearer [Oct. 2nd, 2007|06:50 am]
Stephan
I've been working fanatically on the 3D scene for the comic's next episode.  I'm now working on one of the last objects that needs to be included (things the average reader wouldn't pay attention to unless the object was MISSING! ;) )  I want to complete these scenes urgently because the days here are growing warmer and before long it will be too swealtery to put in my best effort.  These upcoming episodes are a crucial point in the comic and need to be done well.

We've just had a long weekend in New South Wales, but ironically I performed most of my work in the space of the normal weekend.  Yesterday I went into the office regardless of the public holiday in order to make some progress on a visual basic macro that I've been designing for work.  The air-conditioning is automatically switched off on weekends, but they often forget to do this for the public holidays.  This is a good thing, because otherwise the building can be too hot for me to work inside.

However the day proved almost a waste of time.

I'd hardly had any sleep on Sunday night because of a wind storm.  The windows in my apartment are loose and make a loud noise when attacked by the wind.  I've repeatedly complained to the real estate agency that I rent through, but in seven years of living here there hasn't been any action taken.  In fairness I've had a good rapport with this Real Estate agency until they appointed a new property manager to oversee my place, and I've had round after round of ignorance and inaction from this person.

Around 10:00am I sat down in the office and just seconds later my brother telephoned on my mobile for the first time in months.  He was telephoning while driving on the highway (dangerous) and yet the conversation was unconstructed and uninspired.  What was the point?  He then explained that he has a deal with his phone company for 1 hour of free calls per day, or something like that.  Cheap sod.  I politely gave him hints that I wanted to get back to my work, but he kept me there irradiating my brain with the mobile for about 20 minutes on nothing of note.

(Family... :( )

I managed to make a little progress on the visual basic, but my brain failed to grapple with the more complex algorithm needed.  At 3:00pm I threw in the towel and came home to resume work on the comic, feeling rather unfulfilled.  It's times like this that I wish there were two of me.
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[User Picture]From: sleepyjohn00
2007-10-02 04:03 am (UTC)
But there *are* two of you. We just never mention you in each other's presence.

(I think I'll let that marinate for a while, just to see if his head gets 'splody)

If we got to choose our families, I have the dreadful feeling we would be a world of only children.
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[User Picture]From: thefoxaroo
2007-10-02 09:22 am (UTC)
sleepyjohn00 said:
But there *are* two of you. We just never mention you in each other's presence.

Yeah, Michael and Sebastian. :P

I didn't have to marinate long.

The trouble is that Michael does all the hard work, and Sebastian just plays around (I'm talking RL here).

thefoxaroo said:
If we got to choose our families, I have the dreadful feeling we would be a world of only children.

I know what you mean, but the way I look at most people is that they haven't grown up anyhow. For myself on the other hand I wish I'd had elders whom I could look to for meaningful advice. Sort of like the Ozy & Lewellan relationship but with realistic viewpoints.
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[User Picture]From: carlfoxmarten
2007-10-02 06:19 am (UTC)
You know what's better than having two of yourself?

Having somebody you can chat with, because often it happens that you'll be talking with somebody about a problem, and the answer will suddenly spring to mind because the you and the other person think differently, therefore covering more "territory" than if there were two of you.

(plus, if there were two of you, you might have communication problems between yourself, and then we'd have to invent new pronouns...

"I can't wait to see the look on my face when I see the look on my face"
- Commander Kevin Andreson from Schlock Mercenary.
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[User Picture]From: thefoxaroo
2007-10-02 09:46 am (UTC)
carlfoxmarten said:
You know what's better than having two of yourself?

Having somebody you can chat with, because often it happens that you'll be talking with somebody about a problem, and the answer will suddenly spring to mind because the you and the other person think differently, therefore covering more "territory" than if there were two of you.


Oh absolutely. My girlfriend and I were a great team; the other was nearly always able to solve what the first couldn't alone.

I'm talking in terms of spare time though. If one of me could stay at home to work on the comic while the other was the breadwinner it would make so much difference. I wouldn't mind being the breadwinner if it meant being able to see regular updates of my favourite comic.

I wish I could do what Agent Smith in The Matrix did. There are some people out there who are just otherwise a waste of space. XD
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[User Picture]From: thefoxaroo
2007-10-02 09:47 am (UTC)
By the way Carl, is there an option to adjust the font size in those border boxes you showed me?
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[User Picture]From: carlfoxmarten
2007-10-02 03:32 pm (UTC)
thefoxaroo said:
By the way Carl, is there an option to adjust the font size in those border boxes you showed me?


Hmm, yes, there is:

<span style="font-size: 52px;">text-to-quote</span>

Just change the 52 to whatever size you want it to be.
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[User Picture]From: thefoxaroo
2007-10-02 08:06 pm (UTC)
carlfoxmarten said:Hmm, yes, there is:

<>span style="font-size: 52px;">text-to-quote<>/span>

Just change the 52 to whatever size you want it to be.



Awesome! Thanks!

I've realised that you also know a trick for including html code in posts so that it can be shown without being applied as formatting. :)
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[User Picture]From: carlfoxmarten
2007-10-02 08:42 pm (UTC)
I have lots of tricks up that sleeve... ;)

Maybe I should try to create a really professional-looking website and see how it turns out...
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