Monthly Archives: August 2007

Next: A get well card for a broken arm

I'm really thrilled with how the latest interview on BME (about cervix piercing and post-gender issues) turned out. I think it's one of the most interesting and worthwhile pieces that I've put up in a long time. I highly recommend checking it out if you haven't already. I have a few dozen more interviews like that completed, but I'm not sure that I can print them for a variety of legal reasons that I shouldn't discuss here. I'd really like to make them available, but we'll see what I can work out…

I just mailed a thank you card to my nurses at the hospital because they really did make a very unpleasant experience hugely easier to get through and it was important to me that they knew that they made a difference… Outside of everything else, they went out of their way to advocate for painkillers for me, which was hugely appreciated because I've been in so much pain over the past months that I really was afraid I couldn't handle any more. Luckily I'm doing really well and am already well on my way to being totally weened off the painkillers, but even though the pills may not be needed, the effort of them getting them for me in some ways helped more than the pills themselves.

That lizard stinks

I think I mentioned a little while ago that I got a new scanner because my old one stopped being able to see most colors with any real depth. I found a price discounted HP G4010, which is a nice 96-bit 6-colour scanner that seems to do an alright job. I don't like the way this page turned out but it was an acceptable test of the scanner (I'm going to print the kids book in a 4″x4″ format I think, about 48 pages).

He needs to be redrawn with a lot more lice — I was thinking something that almost looks like one of those “beards of bees” or something… I haven't drawn in a little while so I have to get back in the vibe of it.

Anyway, I'm going to try going for a walk now (seriously, I am shocked at how well I'm healing so far — but I think the biggest thing that's helping is just powering through everything), and there'll be another nice big BME update posted this afternoon, the experience engine DNS issues are solved so I'll queue that for tomorrow, and I'll have an old interview up today as well I hope.