Sketch a Day, Day 418


I’ve been reading Cherie Priest’s Clockwork Century series lately, a set of steampunk novels set in an alternate 1870s where the Civil War hasn’t ended yet and there are airships and the city of Seattle was destroyed by a digging machine and walled off because a weird gas started seeping up from underground and turning the people into mindless, shambling monsters. It’s good stuff. The first book, Bomeshaker, is excellent, and the second book, Clementine, is a slight but enjoyable read. I’ll definitely be reading the rest of this series.

Sketch a Day, Day 416


I’ve been taking a lot of naps lately, which causes me to have trouble falling asleep at night. Which causes me to take naps when I get home from work.

Cycles suck, is what I’m saying.

Sketch a Day, Day 414


I have a confession: when I was a student, I was terrible about homework completion. My mother likes to recount the tale of my desk in second grade, which was full of completed homework that I just never bothered to turn in.

For the better part of a quarter.

High school wasn’t much better, honestly. I only did the work if (a) I could do it with little or no effort and (b) felt like it. I’ve come to realize how much of a pain in the ass I must’ve been to my teachers, and I’ve since apologized to many of them. They think the turnabout I now have to deal with is hysterical.