I had a good Christmas. I actually remembered to read Luke's account of Christmas on the day we celebrate Christmas this year. I know many people have that tradition, but I don't always. It was good to just sit and read it, and ponder how Mary and Joseph felt.
Today I stayed home from work, recovering from the instant and complete case of GI type flu I had yesterday (fortunately only a 24 hr thing), and watched "Indie Game: The Movie" which was interesting (but had too many swear words).I can't say it made me want to quit my job and design games - it looks like the work is grueling, and alienating, and tough.
I am watching an anime series called "Mushishi" and I am totally in love with it. `triptychr
convinced me to watch it. Blame him.
It's a sort of "supernatural mystery investigation" show but it is nothing like that genre, because that description makes me think of "Fringe" and "X-files" and "Dresden Files". This is much more green, and natural, and set in a sort of early-era Japan, and it doesn't really ever explain anything as much as you'd like it to. The art is beautiful, very Miyazaikiesque, and the stories are occasionally a little grotesque (in the "energy slime pouring out of his eyes" sort of way, etc.) but they are beautiful and melancholy and life goes on, and the endings are generally happy/optimistic.
I'd like to get the manga, but it's one of those series where they go out of print and are now $$$ and I don't know why someone doesn't just print a few on demand. So I may end up reading scans online.
But it makes me want to draw, and tell stories.
I am thinking on getting rid of some of my jewelry making supplies. The market is flooded, and I don't want to compete with everyone in the world who is making the same jewelry I am making (that's most of why you haven't seen much from me lately). Also then I would focus more on sketching and sculpting stuff. Which I guess I already am.