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Preparing for Failure

September 20, 2010

This week I’m endeavouring to practice more artsy stuff. Mostly figure drawing. Drawing is something I’ve mentioned on this blog before, and it’s something I’d absolutely love to do well enough to turn into a career, but lack any talent whatsoever. And seeing that lack of talent on paper is really really disheartening.

Motivation is hard enough for me to get without examples of how bad I am presenting themselves. I know practice is important, but looking at bad work makes me doubt practice will ever help. But I really want, and need, to do this, so unless my work looks so awful that I lose all hope forever (again) then I’m going to struggle to keep going and look for even the slightest improvement.

So yeah, I have to prepare for failure, but still at least try.

-Vyperchild

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My Comics Pull List

September 18, 2010

Alrighty, so to put this in perspective, these are all of the comics I am currently buying, in the order of how many books I buy from each publisher:

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Real

September 14, 2010

For one week in my pointless irrelevant existence I was willing to believe that maybe, just maybe, I was a real person. But I know it’s better not to lie to myself and just accept the truth.

And the truth is I am not a real person. I’m merely an illness given the ability to speak and the sense not to.

-Vyperchild

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all these things

September 13, 2010

I have all these things. All these words and images and stories and feelings. But I can’t articulate the words I want to speak. I can’t portray the images I see in my mind’s eye. I can’t spin the tales to entertain or inspire.

And I can’t share my emotions.

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falling through rainbows

September 13, 2010

drowning in colours whilst the world fades to black

death is pretty

-Vyperchild

** x_x **

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Lobo SDCC

September 12, 2010

Perhaps one of the toys I was most looking forward to getting, San Diego Comic Con 2008’s Lobo figure was the first big exclusive in the DC Classics line.

Lobo in packaging 
Lobo’s packaging is specially made for the figure, and despite looking much like standard DCUC packaging from the front, is actually much larger, because Lobo is based on the body used for Collect and Connect Despero, making him much taller than a standard figure.

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Mongul and Clayface

September 11, 2010

The two-pack characters I promised:

Mongul 
I believe this figure was a reissue of a Superheroes toy, and was released alongside a Cyborg Superman toy in the DC Classics line. Honestly, I wouldn’t have picked the character up if he wasn’t cheap, but I’m glad I did. The figure completely suits the character in terms of scale, being about a head/a head and a half taller than the other figures. His articulation is near perfect, with only his left shoulder being a problem (I don’t think it was put in quite right, as rotating it can get it caught on the socket and cause a bit of damage). The paint job is great, with only very minor and barely noticeable problems, and I’ve got to say, his shiny pink boots are adorable. I will be getting the repaint of this figure in the upcoming Green Lantern Classics line (otherwise known as Mongul 2) and I’m sure I’ll be pleased with that too.

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