Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

Bookkeeper just got back from her church's candlelight Christmas Eve service. It was very lovely, though there was a child next to her who was a little distracting. He kept blowing on his candle to make it burn faster.

Bookkeeper wanted to write something really long and touching in this blog post, but it's really late and she needs to get to bed.

Have a blessed Christmas!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Pet Peeve

Oh look! It's another one of Bookkeeper's mid-week posts that you read thinking it would be important, but it's not.

That's what Saturday posts are for. See you then!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

"I know something you don't know..."

Bookkeeper is not left handed:

Here's a way to amuse yourself for two minutes: try to draw a straight line with your off-hand. Any longer than two minutes and you'll get bored.

This week, after trying (and failing) repeatedly to draw a wattle and daub house, Bookkeeper decided she might try drawing with her left hand. It's not like the quality could get any worse.

She was right, in a way. The art quality didn't get worse.

It got better.

No really, Bookkeeper drew that with her off-hand. Admittedly, it took THE ENTIRE DAY and she had to erase and redraw each of the lines fifteen times until they looked right, but she's still amazed it turned out looking good!

Well, not exactly "good." There's a reason she's not going to upload a full size version of her picture: a lot of the lines look really squiggly close up.

Tune in next week to see Bookkeeper draw automobiles with her feet!

If you recall last Saturday's post, the bookkeeper mentioned Kobolde. But what exactly IS a Kobold?

("Kobolds are reptile people from D&D!" is the wrong answer here.)

Kobolde are a kind of German fairy. Thy're mischievous creatures who live in people's houses. If they like their host families, they'll bring good luck as well as do chores, and play some tricks. If they don't like their host families, they'll play worse tricks, run away, or even murder their hosts horribly.

How charming.

"Why yes, I AM charming!"

As for appearance, Kobolde look a lot like regular humans, but they're the size of children. Either that or they're invisible all the time, but Bookkeeper found that kind of Kobold gets boring to draw after a while.

These are the fairy creatures who populate the bookkeeper's fantasy land. They do not have wings. They are not pretty.

They do not sparkle. In fact, none of the fairies Bookkeeper has come across in actual mythology sparkle.

Think about that the next time you see another witty online poster who says that sparkle-in-the-sunlight vampires are really fairies. (If you haven't seen one of these messages yet, you must not get online much.)

REAL FAIRIES DON'T SPARKLE! (And even if they do, they probably still don't wanna be compared to vampires.)

Good night.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

If you have computer issues...

If you have computer issues...

...don't ask the bookkeeper for advice.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Freezing up Computers

The bookkeeper just realized how weird it is to write a blog post that doesn't begin with "It's NaNoWriMo week..."

Anyway, hello everyone! You may remember a picture from this post, or maybe not. Either way, it's colored now.

She has a braid now, because Bookkeeper suddenly decided the character was a girl. Maybe the old sketch is her brother.

Who dresses exactly the same, for some reason.

If you're a long time reader of this blog (or have just gone back and read through all her old posts) then you'll know that Bookkeeper is working on a fantasy graphic novel inspired by the story of Rumpelstiltskin.

(Or Rumpelstilzchen, which sounds just as bizarre when you say it.)

She spent a lot of this week brainstorming her Kobolde-goblin-fairy-creature-things. Now that she thinks she's figured out how they'll look, she's trying to figure out how they use magic:

Bookkeeper had more she'd planned to write, but with her browser freezing up every thirty seconds, it's been hard enough writing this much. See you next week, so long as the bookkeeper doesn't smash the computer with a sword before then.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

It's not NaNoWriMo Anymore!

With NaNoWriMo over, the bookkeeper is finally going back to her scrape-everything-together-and-post-it-on-Saturday blog schedule. Since her last post was on Wednesday, there isn't much.

Before there is any confusion from the non-NaNo readers, winning NaNoWriMo just means the bookkeeper wrote 50,000 words or more. Everyone who did that gets the label "winner."

If you were curious about why the bookkeeper ended writing at a strange number like 50,009, it's because she'd PLANNED for it to end exactly on the 50,000 mark with the words "The end."

The villain and the monster are defeated, and the town is saved. The end. Then Bookkeeper realized she'd forgotten someone. Again.

The last nine words of the story are:

P. S. We let Fred out of the closet.


And here's something entirely different that doesn't have anything to do with NaNoWriMo:

Basically, the bookkeeper had some free time to draw but was uninspired. Her mom told her to draw a mouse, and this is the result.

Until next week, 'bye!