Saturday, December 21, 2013
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Thursday, December 5, 2013
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Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Thursday, November 21, 2013
Sunday, November 17, 2013
Saturday, November 16, 2013
Friday, November 15, 2013
Monday, October 28, 2013
Sunday, October 27, 2013
I've had some health issues come up recently, so I thought I'd just give everybody at the Curmudgeon an update.
As some of you are aware, I have stage 4 metastatic colon cancer residing in my lung. Over the past eight years, I've had various surgeries, procedures and chemotherapies. A few weeks ago, I had another scan after my wife and I had assumed we might be done with all this. But, alas, the cancer was still there.
So, we will be starting a new set of treatments soon. For a week or so, I was crushed and felt defeated.
But here's the thing: Over the past year, my wife and I have felt great. We've been doing kettlebell workouts five days a week and watching what we eat. I've lost 30 pounds and am in the best shape of my life. And, during all of this progress, I've been living with this cancer. Sometimes, I have pictured it like a coiled serpent living in my rib cage.
Recently, I was challenged to what in life I want to focus on: all the awesome progress and happiness in life my wife and I have or the serpent. Everything in life versus one bad thing. I chose to focus on life.
Friday, October 25, 2013
This is a meme running around the bloggosphere that I like, so I'm hopping on board!
My RPG Person Profile
I'm currently running (at home): Sadly, nothing.
Tabletop RPGs I'm currently playing (at home) include: Also, sadly, nothing.
I'm currently running (online): See a pattern here?
Tabletop RPGs I'm currently playing (online) include: It's sad, I know
I would especially like to play/run: X-Plorers, Delving Deeper, B/X D&D/Labyrinth Lord, Risus and Savage Worlds.
...but would also try: Hackmaster, Fate Accelerated
I live in: Cedar Rapids, Iowa
2 or 3 well-known RPG products other people made that I like: Hackmaster, Delving Deeper and Risus.
2 or 3 novels I like: Lord of the Rings, Ringworld and Foundation.
2 or 3 movies I like: Star Wars, Captain America and The Incredibles
Best place to find me on-line: Facebook or G+
I will read almost anything on tabletop RPGs if it's: About supers
I really do not want to hear about: Zombies. Enough, already!
Monday, October 7, 2013
It's been a great year here at the Curmudgeon. Been busy with projects, had great vacations and recently I've lost a lot of weight and really started getting into shape. All in all, good things!
I recently did a web banner for a customer, and the above was the pitch drawing for it. He liked it, and the final ended up very similar. Note the obligatory Cthulhu reference.
Sunday, September 8, 2013
Friday, September 6, 2013
So, I'm online today and see a blog ticker with my entry from February 11th, which was a looooong time ago! So I thought I'd best let folks know that I'm still around!
I've been busy doing lots of things here and there for lots of different folks. Above is a draft for a future color piece that I'm monkeying with. Also gearing up for some actual gaming via Google +! Excitement!
Hope everyone's having a great day!
Monday, February 11, 2013
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Monday, January 21, 2013
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Longest hiatus from posting ever? Possibly! But, a lot has happened since September.
In September I started my hiatus from my full time job to concentrate on chemotherapy treatments, which were making me way to tired to get anything productive done. How did that go? Well, several rounds of chemo and two surgeries later, I am once again cancer free! Didn't see that one coming last year!
So, what now? Well, I'm still recovering from my last surgery adventure, but hopefully I will be more active again, art wise. I received a Pogo Connect pressure sensitive stylus for my iPad for Christmas, and I love it. Best digital art investment since the iPad and I highly recommend it.
Other than that, who can say? More cool projects await this year, and maybe I will finally get motivated to get some personal projects done that have been floating around.
Ok, enough babble! Happy 2013!