Archive | October 2013

When the death strikes

Hi,

my grandmother died today. She had cancer and was in a bad shape for several months now. And today was just the day when she died. I last saw her on Saturday. So only like two days ago, so that’s good, that she saw me and I her before it happened. The suprising think is, I’m not really feeling anything… Sadness, or anything. I just feel normal… Does that mean that I’m cold blodded  and uncaring, or does that mean that my relationship with her was not as good as I thought? To be honest, I think that it’s the first option…

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Frankly, I alway was kinda detatched… From reality I mean. Whenever something happened in the real life, I didn’t even so much as flinch, however, if my favourite character in a book, game, movie died, I’d cry… Is it wrong? Probably… But there is nothing I can do about it. I just don’t know how to be a loving caring person…

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Well… At least the death was quick and peaceful. At least, that’s what my mom said. From what she told me, she was there. Even though I’m not sure she was there for the exact moment. I myslef wouldn’t have been able to be there as I was in school working my brain with math and programing… Oh well… You know how it goes. Remember the good about the dead and let the life go on…

See ya.

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Haima

My used to be DF rogue character. I don’t have her anymore. But never mind that, I don’t play rogues anymore either. At least not in DragonFable. They seem weak. At least in this game. As for the picture itself, I like how the shading is done. I’m not sure about the neck, it looks a bit of… Something about it just doesn’t seem right. Doesn’t matter… As a whole, I like this picture. Maybe not so much as some of my other pictures, like Hisoka, or Leon or Atobe, but yes, I like it. img029See ya.

 

DF dragon

This is a very old picture of a newly hatched DF dragon pet. It’s done in PhotoFiltre and with a mouse. It was my first half serious attempt at digital drawing. For that, I think it’s not so bad. Maybe I’ll do another version that would be done in Photoshop and with a tablet. I’m not sure though. Anyway, tell me what you think, okay?

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Digital Daniel

Hi, this time, I’ve got a digital picture for ya. It’s again my character Daniel from DF. This time, however, it’s not a spin of but the actuall character. Done with mouse, as it was when I didn’t have a tablet yet. For a mouse, I think it’s not so bad. As for the background, it’s done with the help of a mask. I had a version without the stars, but I like this one better. : ) And you? What do you think?1See ya.

Daniel in markers

Hi, I’ve got two picteres. Old. Seveeral years old. Both are based on DragonFable though. This first one is a spin of of my character Daniel. A mage. In original, he’s all in black and has a different staff. This staff is based on the Dark Magician’s one. (From Yu-Gi-Oh!) Also, this is one of my first tries using the Faber Caster brush nib markers. For about second or so try, I think it’s good. :)2And as for this second one, it was done later. Also with the markers. Only, it’s not really a DF character. Based on it, yes. But this Daniel, cause it is Daniel, is more futuristic, even post-apocalyptic. As for the pose, it’s weird. Very much so. Also, at the very begining, the picture was based on the song Guardian Angel from Groove Coverage. Nope, not one of my better works. Definitely not. 3See ya.

Weird connection

Why do I connect muffins with Akatsuki from Naruto? Seriously, I’ve got no… wait, I do have an idea. Several years ago, I read a fan comic about why Orochimaru really left Akatsuki. And there it was. The MUFFIN!!! And recently, I started to be a Naruto fan again and I remembered ti. Hence, Akatsuki and Muffins are forever connected in my mind. I’d post the comic, I’ve got it saved in my comp, but it’s in czech and you wouldn’t understnad it. So… No comic for you.

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I just needed to write this out.

See ya.

Cherub series: The General

On monday, I finished a book called The General. It’s from the Cherub series I started reading a few years back. It’s the ninth book or something like that. I did skip one of them, but that was because I couldn’t find it in any library. And I sure as hell wasn’t gonna buy it. It’s not THAT great a book. Even though it’s pretty good.

Okay, enough rambling and let’s focus on this book. It starts with two separate missions. One for James Adams, who goes undercover in a demonstration group called SAD, or whatever. His job is to get evidence that the leader wants to convert the group in a terroristic one. He’s been on the mission for quite some time, but it ends when some other group of officials interrupts it and chatches the coulprits themselves. James ends up being beaten by a police woman. And that’s that for his mission.

The second mission is for a group of younger Cherub agents under the leadership of Lauren – James’s sister. Their task is to check the security of a plane control tower or whatever that building is. They succesfully infiltrate the building and start destroying it, as their mission is supposed to look like an act of vandalism. HOwever, it seems that one of the technics has stayed late that evening. She calls cops and some of the kids are caught. Some manage to escape. In the end, they are all set free though.

The book then continues with a partizan war simmulation in an urbanized area led by US army. Some of the Cherubs together with the former leader – Mac – and the brain for the operation – Kazakov – are invited to play the bad guys. There are some things you need to know about Kazakov – he hates anything and everything american. He has a temper and is prepared to fight using all possible underhanded tactics as well as using anything else he’s got at his disposal.

In the end, he’s able to lead his group to victory within only two days. However, his tactics get him a one way ticket out of the For Reagan where the simulation takes place. He’s acompanied by James, who’s on top of the hate list of the US army participants – as he put laxatives in the water supply. On Kazakov’s orders of course.

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Throw in some casinos and blackjack and you have a great book. I laughed a lot when reading it. Also, I actually learned something about blackjack and the counting of the cards. I wouldn’t be able to do it, though. At least not without studying the techniques for it more thoroughly (spelling?). It is, however, an interesting method of how to win, or, at least have a better chance of not loosing.

If you’ve read some of the books in the series, I would like to know what you think. :) It’s definitely interesting read. And I’ll post my feelings about the next book when I get my hand on it. :)

In the meantime, I’m reading next book in the Drizzt Do’Urden series. Fifth one, if I’m not mistaken. Also, I think I’m getting better at writing all these summaries. :) Hey, it just helps a lot, if you write on regular basis, right? Oh well… Whatever.

See ya.