Friday, April 24, 2009

Good News & More Good News

Good News: My car does not need a new starter. It need new wires that connect the battery to the starter. $12+ elbow grease vs. $486 = much better. Now I can get a decent price for the stupid thing when I sell it. Yes, I still plan on selling it.

More Good News: Do you remember that thing for Titanium Rain that I said we were getting? That thing that you could wear but it's not a t-shirt? Well, they came in... and look-it how cool it is!!! Whoo Hooo!!
You want one, don't you. I know you do. Well, stay tuned and closer to June I will tell you how you can get one of your very own. :evil grin: Yes, I'm going to make you wait because I'm evil that way.... and we have to finalize some deals first. ;)


Monday, April 20, 2009

I hate my car.

New battery for Saturn = $86
Estimate on a new starter for Saturn + labor = $486
Getting Honda registered and smog checked w/ DMV = $280

Knowing I’m not driving a crappy American car anymore… priceless.

Yep, my car died last weekend in front of my in-laws’ house. A month ago in AZ I had the same problem. Lights turned on but no sound. Thought it was the battery so I replaced it. Obviously that wasn’t the only problem.

Now, normally I’d try to cash in the warranty on the new battery and replace it again… but this time the stupid thing won’t even start when I jump it. It’s dead dead. Which tells me that it’s most likely the starter that has gone. And that, I simply can’t afford to replace.

So, we got Josh’s Honda all re-registered (don’t ask why it wasn’t before) and it’s all good now.

As for my car, I’m planning on either selling it for parts or donating it to charity. I haven’t decided yet. Probably sell it for parts… depends on how much they offer.

On to happier news!
Got the postcards back from the printer for Titanium Rain! Whoo Hooo!! They look awesome. Josh did a fantastic job. I’ll post a picture of what they look like soon. We’re planning a trip up and down the Southern CA coast, going to every comic book shop we can think of at the end of May. We will also be mailing them out to different stores around the country so if you have a store to recommend, please do so.

Comic Geek Speak just updated their website (yah!) and both Josh and I have contributed an art piece each that will rotate with others on the homepage. Please visit their site at to check it out.

And last, in my quest/obsession to completely master Portal, I have purchased the Orange Box. Why? Because the version of Portal there has different achievements than the Still Alive version downloadable through Xbox Live. So, I was whittling away at that this weekend. Whoo Hoo. I will master it all! Bwaaa haa haaa!


Monday, April 13, 2009

Sunday, April 5, 2009


HELLO KITTY CYBERMAN!!! Bow before it's cuteness and dispare for you too will be cyberized into it's adorable army!

Hahaha! Well, as you can see, the sketch card bug has hit both Josh and I and we've decided to start making our own. Most of these will be part of a TR promotional, of which I will talk about later.

I penciled this little guy and Josh inked him and worked his marker magic because he's so much better at simulating that metal sheen than I am. Since this is a "new" cyberman I plan on also doing an "Earthshock" era one as well as a "Tombs of...". I have a Maria from Metropolis drawn and inked and Josh has offered to color/tone her as well.

I've also working on a few serious robot sketches. This one will be inked but I just wanted to post the rough pencil now. I've done another one that is inked and colored but she's hasn't been scanned yet. I'll try to include her in an upcoming post as well as hopefully some examples of what Josh has been working on.
<-----Here is a sample of his previous sketch card work. I love how completely diffrent his are from mine.

Takshaka News: You can now listen to Takshaka on the official website. Just click on the Takshaka banner to the right or click on the words Takshaka in this post. :)

Random Rant: Ok, gotta crow here because I'm just so happy and I don't care how stupid it may sound. I finally got the chance last night to sit down and find all 5 of the rat-men dens in Portal:Still Alive! Whoo Hoo! New achievement for me! Silly I know but I didn't find them all the first time through, then the last time I played I found the one I was missing, but since I started towards the end of the game I didn't nab them all. So, last night I finally did it!!! Now, I must finish all advanced test chambers, go through the whole game w/out taking a bullet, and figure out how to get myself so screwed that GLaDOS has to come save me. I think that one will be the hardest because for the life of me I have no idea how the hell you do that. I'm just going to have to start from test-chamber one and work my way through, trying to get myself stuck. :)

Ok, that's all for now.