Making stuff: Teal stained glass

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While I am still not ready to stop running predictions on Game of Thrones, I have decided not to post anything new until we see some new information, and then, only if my predictions are compliant with the new information. I was going to say I’m waiting for the S5 DVD set, but then I realized we’re expecting to get a trailer or two before then. So I might post something in response to the trailer(s) before I get to watch the DVDs with audio commentaries. Until then, though? I need to post on other topics and with other materials.

For instance: I have a new graphic design app on my iPad, and I’m learning how to use it. For now, here’s a little something I made in that new app, and cleaned up in Pixelmator. While it is not quite 100% pixel-perfect, it tiles well enough and it looks pretty. Enjoy.

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Authors Show Creativity by Quoting Other Authors

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One of my peeps on Facebook gave me a quote from a now-deceased science fiction author you’ve probably heard of once or twice. It’s already a pretty obviously self-effacing bon mot, but I’ve decided to deconstruct it even more:

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“Now I will tell you it’s dirty and disgusting to write. In five minutes I will expect you to act as though you refuse to believe it.” –Mr. Important Author 

Kill your heroes, folks.

 

What happened?

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Everyone likes to do these “year in review” posts around now. I’m afraid that if I do that, it’ll end up turning into a therapy session, and you all wouldn’t like that. How’s this for an achievement? I went a full calendar year without suffering any major self-inflicted embarrassment. I think I’ll maintain my haven’t-embarrassed-myself streak, and not subject you lot to my long-winded navel-gazing.

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Got as far the dark lipstick before I realized the old black t-shirt was not my best look.

While I’m perhaps a wee bit annoyed at myself for what I didn’t do in 2015, I’m satisfied with what I did do.

For 2016, my attitude is basically: cross my fingers and hope for the best.

 

Motivational Quotes: When did he die, I wonder?

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Oh, dear. I seem to have let sincerity get into my silliness. Tonight, to observe the near-end of S6 filming, I will give you one of the most beautiful passages from Jaime’s POV chapters in A Storm of Swords. This graphic warranted a session in Pixelmator on the laptop because there is no way Retype for iPad can give me this degree of control:

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(In case you’re wondering: the Smiling Knight was NOT a good guy. No, he was a nasty piece of work.)

This is the sort of writing that makes me think Jaime is GRRM’s favorite.