34yr-old broken robot. Attempting self-repair. Need money for parts and fuel. 22027 USA.

22nd September 2014

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etheria said: AND you’re an artist. that counts too.

I have a lot of ideas.  I do a lot of art in my head, haha.  I very rarely do anything artistically in the physical world anymore.  I probably should, but I don’t.  Much.

At times, I’ve considered asking for drawing/art prompts.  But I’m also afraid to.  Mostly because it feels like one of those things where I’d keep putting it off, and somehow never get around to it, like what happens with half the stuff that ends up in my Tumblr inbox.  I’m so rusty and lazy :/

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22nd September 2014

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keeps-sinking said: What do you do?

Data entry.  Mostly.  With a side of general office bitch type stuff.

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22nd September 2014

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Ugh.  I have to go to a training thing tomorrow at work.  Even if I’m wide awake and wired, as soon as I step into a meeting or training session, I instantly become sleepy.  It literally feels like when your mech catches on fire in Armored Core, and the overheat alarm is droning and the screen flashes “OPTIMIZING” endlessly while your health drains away.

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20th September 2014

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Aaand there goes my Transformers budget for this pay period.

Aaand there goes my Transformers budget for this pay period.

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19th September 2014

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etheria said: can you take a nap or close it for a while? hope it goes away quietly.

Well, it’s been sort of slowly going away on its own over the course of the day.  It’s almost back up to 100%.  Almost.  I have mixed results with trying to nap during the day, but I’ll probably just try to not stress it too much this evening, and get some extra sleep overnight, and hopefully that will get everything back to normal.

I’m pretty sure it is just eyestrain.  Or something simple/dumb like… is it actually possible to sleep on your eye wrong, like how you can sleep in a weird position and your neck or your arm is all fucked-up the next day?  That's what it's been like.

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19th September 2014

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My left eye is strained(?) and not focusing correctly today.  It feels like I have a wrong-prescription contact lens in that eye.  I felt safe driving to work, but I’m pretty sure it’s gonna give me a headache.  So that’s neat :/

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15th September 2014

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Acquired last night at the show.  The only tote bag that matters.

Acquired last night at the show.  The only tote bag that matters.

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15th September 2014

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Login screen today.

Login screen today.

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13th September 2014

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The shirts I ordered from TopatoCo arrived today.

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12th September 2014

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Yes, I am nominally an adult.

Yes, I sometimes pick my outfits based on the fact that certain Transformers have cool-looking color schemes.

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11th September 2014

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Finally decided to unbox the Arms Micron Gaia Unicron I’ve had sitting around.  (Yes, the one whose alt mode is a "space cruiser" volcano with a giant scary horned/winged face on it, which is arguably the most metal Transformer alt mode ever.)  I immediately see why Hasbro never produced this figure for the US market:  It’s covered with sharp, fragile-looking spiky bits, which (to keep them from actually being razor-sharp and dangerous) are all made out of that soft, rubbery plastic that can get deformed permanently if not packaged correctly.  Takara did a good job of protecting it in the box, but it’s been established (at least in my experience) that Hasbro only sorta gives a cursory shit about making sure the rubbery parts of figures are packaged packaged in such a way as to hold their shape (Prime Dreadwing and Skyquake’s bent-ass tailfins, anyone?).

I haven’t really had much time to mess around with it, but my initial thoughts are:

  1. I’m really amused that his head/wings/horns detach and form a “loincloth” in his “armor” mode.
  2. One of his “spark crystal” things (or whatever the hell the Japanese name for them is) didn’t fit correctly into its slot in the “loincloth” and keeps popping off, so I’m probably gonna have to KRAGL it on.
  3. His weight distribution is all weird, which makes his leg joints very loose.  Basically, just standing there looking tough is kinda his only pose.
  4. His arms, as packaged, are dumb.  There, I said it.  At least in robot mode (in “armor” mode they become wing-like things, which is sort of less dumb.)  He’s got no actual hands.  Combining the arms into one big spiked club thing is the only way to make them look “right” (albeit asymmetrical; which I kinda like, but I can see why some wouldn’t).  And then you’re stuck with his Micron as the other arm.  Or some other weapon or Micron/combination.  I’ll probably try different things, but the arm sockets are also annoyingly loose.
  5. As with my other Arms Micron figures, I’m not bothering with the damn stickers, except for the Decepticon symbols that go under the “spark crystal” bits (since they’re not TOO hard to avoid screwing up, and they won’t eventually start wearing / coming off because they’re protected by the “crystal” piece itself).
  6. I’m still digging the Decepticons’ animal-themed Microns a lot more than the Autobots’ “humanoid robots of various bodily proportions” Microns.  Unicron’s little mole guy is no exception.  I’m probably gonna end up combining it with others to make some sort of giant claw-hand thing.

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10th September 2014

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Delicious dinner monster.

Delicious dinner monster.

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7th September 2014

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Shortest cookie fortune I’ve ever gotten.

Shortest cookie fortune I’ve ever gotten.

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6th September 2014

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I really can’t decide which version of this shot I like best.

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5th September 2014

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You not understand.  He say you push button NOW.

You not understand.  He say you push button NOW.

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