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My daughter just called from DragonCon where she had a lovely conversation with David Hewlett. She took two pieces of my art with her, one for him to sign and one for him to keep if he'd like - no pressure.

The one he signed (I'll get the signed one in the mail after she returns)

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The one he kept (Dragon! DragonCon!)

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In addition, he asked if I had a website where he could check out other pieces (I managed to send an unsigned piece I did for sgareversebang - doh!). Daughter stammered a bit and said I also did McShep pieces and he smiled and said he understood, but still pressed for more info especially after she mentioned my disability. He's currently working on a documentary about disabled people needing a brain/mech interface to allow them more freedom (sic) and is very interested in how the internet facilitates interaction for disabled people who used to languish in isolation. He ended up giving daughter his email address so she could send links to my less slashy pieces. Really, I do have those. *grin*

She was so excited and said he was the best celebrity she's ever met!

So cool.

Also reminds me I have a huge post of art and icons to do when I can summon the energy.
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I make a post about posting more, then I disappear again. *rolls eyes*

There's a good reason, really. I'm completely absorbed in a new game called SkyForge. It keeps me so well-occupied that it took me 10 days to figure out why my pain had spiraled so out-of-control that I was downing entirely too many of the opiates I try to avoid. I tend to withdraw even more when that happens and my depression was taking over when I discovered I'd loaded my pillboxes wrong, halving my dosage of Wellbutrin. Doh!

A week later and I'm slowly returning to a more reasonable level of pain and fatigue.

Gary is also hanging around for a while, after being away most of the summer on motorcycle trips and in LA with his family. Now he's buzzing about taking care of all of the chores he put off. Perhaps he'll also finally manage to sell one of his THREE motorcycles. He promised he would when I said he could get the latest one for back road biking in the wilds of Canada

Sometimes I think there's a sign above my head flashing PUSHOVER.

It's more like I live vicariously through him and his travels and can't deny him his fun just because I can't anymore.

He does bring back great photos. :-D
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...with all the missing SGA artwork associated with others' stories and a few challenge pieces. I didn't realize how many I hadn't uploaded from years ago.

It felt terrific. I managed to stay focused for hours and I really enjoyed going thru all those pieces and remembering how they were made.

For my next session of uploading, I'll organize my SGA wallpapers and post the best, but first it's icons for mcshep_icontest and sga_icontest - which I've entered weekly for years now.

Thunderstorms were so bad last night, my iPhone woke me with a flash flood warning. My concentration may be spottier than usual today. Fingers crossed, I'll manage the wingfic cover.
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Chronic fatigue sucks.

I have so many things I want to do. When I think about them all at once, it overwhelms me and I fail to do anything.

My solution: Break it all up into manageable chunks and tackle them as I can.

One of those chunks is to post here more often, not just when I've completed something.

I'm currently on my own - Gary is off on another motorcycle trip with a side flight to Los Angeles to visit his family. The puppies and I cuddle on the couch while I watch Netflix and I do fannish things like icons and art and reading and reccing and modding (but not writing because the words just aren't there). I also play DC Universe Online where I can build and play fun 'toons that fly like Superman and fight like Wonder Woman and use fun gadgets like Batman. I have friends that I chat with and run challenges with, so I feel a little less isolated. When Gary is here, we play together.

What I'm working on now while watching Vampire Diaries:

1. Artwork for [profile] brumier - loved her wingfic
2. Icons for weekly icontests
3. A roundup post for SGA icons and art (it's been 6 months!)

What I have on my to-do list to accomplish in small bits:

1. Update my CLex recs with new items (my to-read list is soooo long)

2. Go thru my journal and AO3 and make sure I've posted and crosslinked my art for other people
([personal profile] wanted_a_pony pointed out a missing piece and I've found others)

3. Post artwork not associated to stories to AO3

4. Read and comment/kudo/rec SGA stories (so many wonderful stories to read)

5. Finish writing my many WIPs *sigh*

Exercise should be on those lists, but merely walking up/down stairs often wipes me out. What I do is make sure I get up and move around after every episode. The puppies are also good at nudging me out of my lethargy long enough to go outside with them. They are such good girls - except when Molly raids the bedroom trash can and shreds tissues everywhere.

Molly says "Lies, all lies. Now it's time to move!"

Molly Says WhatUp
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We've spent the last week splitting everything up into daughter's and ours and figuring out a timeline for her movers/truck and then packing our truck. Gary and I will end up camping out in a mostly empty house for a day after she's moved into her apartment here in Lansing.

M-Day for us is Saturday, which will be an achingly long day for me because I get to drive the car back. I'll be following Gary, who'll be driving the truck.

We won't be taking the Canadian shortcut because I won't risk crossing the border with the dogs. Our luck has been less than spectacular lately when it comes to things that are supposed to be easy. While it's usually an 8-hour drive to Rochester, I'll need to stop to rest every hour or so. I figure it'll likely be a 12-hour drive. Good thing the dogs are veteran travelers.


Just a few more days.

Most definitely \o/


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