May. 4th, 2009 08:40 pm
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This guy's photo stream on Flickr is kind of incredible. I think my favorite is Rush Limbaugh as Jabba the Hutt.

Don't click on that link if you're a Republican.

Oh, who am I kidding? Is there anyone on my f-list who's a Republican? :-P

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Yeah, I know I should be writing. But I'm still feeling...blocked. Not fun, but I've experienced this in the past and know eventually it'll go away (here's hoping this "eventually" isn't the five years-plus it took that one time). So to keep my creative juices flowing, I've been playing with covers. I made one for the next Snape fic I plan to write (if I ever finish Quality of Mercy, that is), and I also did an alternative cover for one of my original novels, since I'd done my usual trick of stealing celeb photos for my lead characters. However, that's the sort of thing that will get you sued if you try to actually use a cover like that on a real published book, so this time around I played fair and actually paid for a stock photo to use (and believe me, finding a model who even remotely resembled my heroine was a real chore). But after messing around all afternoon, I finally came up with something I liked. It's very different from pretty much any of the other cover designs I've done, which was also one of my goals.

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Just realized I hadn't posted for like, um, a week. I'm getting boring.

Not much going on, except that my stomach is getting bigger while other parts of me are getting smaller. (No, not those...those are getting bigger, too.) I guess this is a good thing, or maybe it just means I'm not eating enough. I've switched over to graze mode and am eating about five times a day, albeit smaller meals. I just can't let myself get too hungry, because the hunger pangs get bad enough that they start to feel like a horrible bout of nausea, and that is just not fun.

No real Valentine's Day because my anniversary was yesterday, and we always do our celebrating then. It's nice, because we don't have to deal with the crowds and the general insanity. On the other hand, I'm sitting here by myself on VD (heh) because Erik has a class tonight. I should be writing, but I think that part of my brain has permanently shut down. Well, I hope not permanently, but I'm just not feeling it right now.

So instead of doing anything useful, I played in around in Photoshop.

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I've seen people do photo-manips of various redheaded actresses standing in for Lily Evans/Potter, but I've never seen anyone use Rachel Hurd Wood. Erik and I just watched Perfume (odd film, but it had great costumes, an amazing score, and [most importantly] Alan Rickman!), and I thought Rachel Hurd Wood, who plays Alan Rickman's daughter, would make a great Lily Evans. (I know it's a little strange, considering the relationship they portrayed in the film, but work with me here.) That's part of the reason why I made a little manip using an image of young Snape. My only problem is that I could find NO nice, big, high-res photos of young Snape, so the image ended up a little small.  If anyone can point me to some high-res photos of young Snape, I'd really appreciate it!

I should be writing, but I'm feeling stressed-out and cranky, so I figured this was a slightly better use of my time than watching TV. :-P
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Both are applicable.

Long, boring day. And I am just blocked, blocked, blocked. Need to write and can't. This could be a holdover from being sick earlier in the week, or a byproduct of hubby continually stressing about his job and dumping on me about it all the time. (I told him as much last night; luckily, even though he's sort of in a funk right now, he is an evolved person and realized that ranting about his dysfunctional workplace for an hour-plus each night is not healthy.) So I'm hoping that might improve, but my brain still feels trodden on. There's the ongoing stress of realizing that not only has Amazon not discounted No Return, but now it's not even available through them anymore...only three "marketplace" sellers have listings, and they're selling it for higher than the retail price! If I didn't laugh, I'd cry. And if I didn't still feel kind of icky from the illness of earlier this week, I'd drink myself silly tonight. But alas, I don't even have that escape.

The only productive thing I've done all week is some experimenting in Photoshop; I'm sure this is old hat to the experts out there, but I wanted to get some effects that were more "painterly." I still need to keep working at it, but I did like this one (and yeah, it being Patrick Dempsey/the Devil [Luke] doesn't hurt, either).

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...this is just another in a long series of diversions designed to avoid responsibility.[Poll #786407]


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