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Bob Ross: Talent is a pursued interest. Everything you can practice you can do.
Me: 😭 😭😭😭😭😭 Thank you, Bob!

Hey so I am obsessing (OBSESSING) over this comic. It feels like what I love about Mignola's work, with a softer humanist edge. The creator cites Miyazaki as an influence, too.

Apparently there's a print version of it in the works, so gonna get that when I can.

Drawing again. Not quite ready to share. But it feels good to do again.

It shouldn’t have to happen to you for it to matter to you

The folks in my Discord have decided today to make pride-flag themed variants of the logo and I could not be happier. Real "community!" moment.

You can't link to specific youtube comments, but you can report them, if you'd like a clear a sense of what youtube comments are worth.

Just typo'ed a servername while reconnecting to an IRC channel, and accidentally put in libera dot net instead of the correct dot chat, and you wouldn't believe where I found myself: Back on Freenode. Who've apparently secured that domain, and are using it to try to trick people back on to their services.

Remember when you could easily run out of internet and then go outside?

I really need to convey the shape of the hull here. Constitution doesn't have a lot of tumblehome, but this looks like a floating brick.

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USS Constitution, from a reference. Getting better, practice by practice, I hope.

This one's a lot less dynamic than the one from imagination before, but it let me focus on getting the rigging right.

Better tools help, too: I can do dynamic pressure shading now.

Dangit, I wrote a whole caption for that image and it seems to have been swallowed. 

A tall ship bearing down on the viewer, in simple line art. Three jibs, fore course, fore topsail, and fore topgallant visible, with the edge of the main sails visible. It's supposed to be a frigate, but you can't see the mizzen, so you might think it's a brig. A pennant flies from the foretop.

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I'm trying to start drawing ships, since they're always in my heart. I'm not good yet, but I'll practice!

Been watching a lot of physical-geography YouTube lately. It strikes a nice balance: much bigger than human lifespans, but not longer than the lifespan of life-on-Earth.

Fixed bugs, did code, all day was meetings, now trying to write fun code, made a great dinner (did you know you can do latkes any time of year?) and having tea. All topsy-turvy and good.

These "but commutes are good actually!" articles are really cheesing me off. They all boil down to people enjoying dedicated break time where they have no work or personal responsibilities. You don't need a commute for that, you need boundaries.

I wish that I could do the same for the great now-lost Polynesian ships. What the Fijian shipwrights did was amazing, and that we don't have any drua that even approach the largest historical ones is so sad.

At least there's Hōkūle'a for me to fawn over and hope one day to at least step aboard, even if I'm unlikely to get to sail on.

Y'all go learn about Hōkūle'a's global circumnavigation, now, please.

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