Yesterday I had the nicest time hanging out with [profile] moko_moko , who is SO cute and really funny.  :-)   Charlotte and I met her in Niagara Falls Canada and spirited her away to a lovely town on the lower Niagara River called "Niagara-On-The-Lake"  (really.  That's the town's name), and we spent a few hours eating and shopping and tasting ice was fun!  A bird nearly crapped on me but missed, we were terrorized by bees but never stung, and the rain stopped...I lead a charmed existence.  And did I get a single picture?  Nope!  Damn.  Anyway, it was a lovely day. 

And in other news, by the end of next week I'll be a homeowner...again.  *shudder*  We're buying this house that we've been renting from my mother...which is a good thing as we've put a ton of our own money into it, fixing it up.  Still, I can't help remembering the last time I was a homeowner.  It all ended so badly, with the divorce.  I basically gave up my old house so I could get out in a hurry.  It was very sad and it messed up my finances but good for a long time.  So, I'm glad everything will be in our names but I'm terrified as well.  *sigh*

One more reluctant trudging step on the road to behaving like a real adult. 

And [profile] rumdiculous drew "Tickle Me EmoSess" for's in the last entry, among the responses.  Go look!  It's adorable. 

I just went on the BUGGIEST bike ride ever. SO many bugs. It was like an infestation of fruit flies or something, or maybe they were migrating? 80 degrees with 85% humidity and no wind, so every one of those suckers were sticking to me 'cause I was sticky!! A couple hit the jackpot and went up my nose, and I think a handful of them were camping out in my sport least that's what I thought when I went to take my shower. Eww! Grr! Anyway, it was gross.

So I'm sitting here trying to recover, eating hommus and pita chips. I'll pay later, 'cause garlic does bad things to my body, but for right now all things are good and crunchy and bug-free. *sigh*

My sister and her boyfriend flew back to Daytona Beach today. Just in time for a hurricane, maybe! What luck. Anyway, like I've said before, she and I have a deep-seated love of all things badly translated and Asian. In the past I've sent these things to her, among other stuff:

Oh, too funny.  :-)

And!  I'd better share this fanart while it's still topical...before Takahashi kills/resurrects anyone else or something like that.  It's still in my sketchbook (note the spiral binder) so you KNOW it's fresh!

Poor Rin!  Waaah!   Sess broke his little girl!

That's enough randomness for one day.  My leather finally came yesterday and I have no excuse for not working (except for my own exquisite sense of ennui)...I'm such a malcontent! 

Oh!   And [profile] moko_moko is in town this week!  We'll be getting together for lunch, hopefully (I already know where to take little microbrewery/bistro.  She's gonna love it!!). 

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( Aug. 24th, 2006 11:51 pm)
Oh wow...I am SO BORED!!   And I have a bunch of fun ideas but my leather shipment has yet to arrive.  So!  I've been doodling.  Hurray for pen, ink, asnd prismacolor pencils.  They are my little saviors.

Next!  As promised!  Fanart!

And that's all I've got for now!  That leather better get here soon or I'm going to start drawing all over the walls.  *grumblegrumble*
I made something special for my good LJ friend [profile] rumdiculous .    She's very dear to me for many reasons.    

Oh man...I am a TOTAL WRECK waiting for the scans/translations of the most recent Inuyasha manga episode (chapter 465) to be posted.  Really.  I can't stand the tension.

*le sigh*
So! I-Con was a hoot. It claims to be the largest sci-fi/fantasy convention in the Northeast, and it sure looked that way. Over six thousand attendees milling around the Stony Brook Campus...none of which I got to see because I was so freaking busy.

The Roadtrip. )

The Convention. )

Woo! Cosplay! )

On ass-kickage. )

Aaaand...that's enough for now. My fingers are bleeding!
Yup. It looks like Mouryoumaru did in fact actually eat Naraku (referring to the Inuyasha manga scanlations on Ear-Tweak...). More correctly, he made a sort of Naraku-corndog out of himself and absorbed him. Ewww. I call no fair. I'm not buying it just yet, but what a revolting development. I wonder what Naraku fewmets look like... :::shudder:::

Tomorrow I'm doing a little teeny event, not much more than an art/craft fair really. But, it'll be the first time I get to unleash Inuyasha, Kikyo, and Kirara on the general public, so that'll be fun. The kids do love it when I bring the fan art along...

Life has improved.  If you're on my F-list, see below in my LJ.  If not, then, well...just trust me.  And!  In spite of a bad case of "Oh shit now what"-itis, I have managed to continue to draw new and fun things.  Inuyasha.  Pen and ink with colored pencil. 

I can't help it.  I just really like the poor kid.  He puts up with so much crap and still keeps trying.  I admire that.  He's like my totem animal...or something. 

The background was especially fun.  I used elements from Hokusai's Snowy Morning at Koishikawa, from Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji.  Mount Fuji is in the back there, behind IY.  The whole thing sort of matched the season and the mood.

And, just because it's funny...some musings about  )