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It's been a really really messed up week...

Journal Entry: Sun Nov 16, 2014, 12:57 PM
You'll notice I didn't advert any livestreams this week...

Yeah well with all the things happening this week I've not been in the mood for an audience.  I won't go into the multiple crap storms I've dealt with, those who know me and follow on FB you've seen... if you know my daughter you know...

I just don't feel like belaboring how bad this past week has been.  Soo... I am hoping this coming week will be better.  One week left of school before the Thanksgiving break.  I am going to need that week, I really am.

Not because of my kids...  rather because of real life in general.

  • Mood: Sentimental
  • Listening to: silence - isn't it golden
  • Reading: The Last City
  • Watching: nothing
  • Playing: Borderlands 2
  • Eating: nada!
  • Drinking: Tea....

Livestream tomorrow!

Journal Entry: Sat Nov 8, 2014, 3:31 PM
Yup, daughter's hogging today, I'm going to do SOMETHING on line tomorrow just to air my head out from all this GRADING AAAUUUGGGHHH!!

Sooo join me at about 10 AM Pacific tomorrow (11/9/14) on Picarto!

picarto.tv/live/channel.php?wa…

Hope to see you there!  It will be a comic page I'm just not sure which one! :D

  • Mood: Sentimental
  • Listening to: silence - isn't it golden
  • Reading: The Last City
  • Watching: nothing
  • Playing: Borderlands 2
  • Eating: nada!
  • Drinking: Tea....

Wihle I kill myself on grading...

Journal Entry: Sat Nov 8, 2014, 1:06 PM
Here have a livestream by :icontopkicker26:  She's streaming on Picarto!  Check it out!  She does some really smashing color work!

www.picarto.tv/live/channel.ph…

  • Mood: Sentimental
  • Listening to: silence - isn't it golden
  • Reading: The Last City
  • Watching: nothing
  • Playing: Borderlands 2
  • Eating: nada!
  • Drinking: Tea....

I Get By With a Little Help From My Friends

Journal Entry: Sat Nov 1, 2014, 10:34 PM
Nine minutes to showtime!!  Join me!!

OKAY!  I figured out how to set up Picarto with the new broadcaster!  So we are going to test the new combination out! WOOTS!!  So here we go 12pm Pacific STANDARD time. 
Join me at:

picarto.tv/live/channel.php?wa…

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HEE... thanks to :iconartbleed: I think I have an alternative to procaster.  I would like to test it out with Livestream tomorrow at 12pm Pacific.

if you would care to join me.  I may switch it to Picarto if I can get things set up... but for now look for me on: www.livestream.com/darwincomic…

I will give you all a heads up if I decide to test out picarto...:D

  • Mood: Sentimental
  • Listening to: silence - isn't it golden
  • Reading: The Last City
  • Watching: nothing
  • Playing: Borderlands 2
  • Eating: nada!
  • Drinking: Tea....

Livesstream today at 1pm...

Journal Entry: Sat Nov 1, 2014, 10:00 AM
*THROWS IN THE TOWEL.. FUUUUUU!!!!* The server is not cooperating with me.  Thanks for those who stuck with it!  I"m sorry it's just not going to fly today.  :(

We'll give it another shot tomorrow...

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EXPERIENCING TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES!!  Don't give up on me!!  Seems livestream's server is down... or something... or the weather here is affecting things... but I"m having difficulty getting the stupid thing to broadcast.  :(

I need a audience to keep me motivated and moving forward!  Care to help me out?  Going to be working on a Plague page and then may do request sketches. 

www.livestream.com/darwincomic…

hope you'll join me at 1pm Pacific!!

  • Mood: Sentimental
  • Listening to: silence - isn't it golden
  • Reading: The Last City
  • Watching: nothing
  • Playing: Borderlands 2
  • Eating: nada!
  • Drinking: Tea....

Here's something I haven't done in a while...

Journal Entry: Sat Oct 18, 2014, 1:57 PM
Impromptu livestream. 

Wasn't supposed to be home this weekend at all, so I'm taking advantage and doing a bit of livestreaming... wanna join?  Seriously as soon as I post this I'm  setting up! LOL!

www.livestream.com/darwincomic…

  • Mood: Sentimental
  • Listening to: silence - isn't it golden
  • Reading: The Last City
  • Watching: nothing
  • Playing: Borderlands 2
  • Eating: nada!
  • Drinking: Tea....

HIatus Continues and Print books arive!

Journal Entry: Mon Oct 13, 2014, 6:40 PM
Hi all... I hope no one thinks I'm dead.  I'm still trolling through all of my deviation stacks, I've just not had much energy for doing more than that.  I need a few weekends at the house for things to seem normal again.  Heh....  That won't happen until hunting season ends (either with me culling a deer or the season coming to a close)... so this may not let up until early November.  O_o

Which means art production is currently at a very scary standstill.  Which is why not much is posted here at the mo... :(

I keep telling myself to take an hour or two, just do what I can... then I pull it up and nothing...it seems like too much work.  WTF?   yeah there's something wrong with my head... sigh... it's the time of year more than anything I think.

So bear with me and have a bit of patience.  I keep poking at it...

In Better News

I have received my shipment of print books to restock what I've previously sold off.  If you have been interested in purchasing one or more signed copies of my titles now is the time to act!

I now have copies of:

Dead Zone Vol 1 ($10)
TOHS: Before the fall and Redemption ($12 each)
Gemutations: Plague ($12)
The Brothers Martin: Forgotten Ties ($14)

Bundles of books get discounts!  Prices do not include shipping.

If you are interested in getting some copies, please PM me so we can make arrangements!

I take Paypal.

Hope you all will take a look and let me know what you'd like to see!

You can read previews of them here:

www.amazon.com/Denise-Randall/…

  • Mood: Sentimental
  • Listening to: silence - isn't it golden
  • Reading: The Last City
  • Watching: nothing
  • Playing: Borderlands 2
  • Eating: nada!
  • Drinking: Tea....

Dead Zone is now Live!!

Journal Entry: Tue Sep 30, 2014, 9:30 PM
Dead Zone is now available in print through:  (In three days it will be available  through amazon)
www.createspace.com/4924863

Kindle Versions can be found at: www.amazon.com/Denise-Randall/…

Get your copy today!

Now I am getting my print copies by the second week in October in case you're wanting a signed copy.  :D

  • Mood: Sentimental
  • Listening to: silence - isn't it golden
  • Reading: The Last City
  • Watching: nothing
  • Playing: Borderlands 2
  • Eating: nada!
  • Drinking: Tea....

TOHS books on SALE

Journal Entry: Sat Sep 27, 2014, 6:09 PM
That's right!  Now through October 1st the kindle version of TOHS: Before the Fall is on sale for a mere $0.99!  And beginning the 29th and running through October 6th, TOHS: Redemption is also on sale for $0.99!

Grab your kindle versions of the two books preceding "Tales from the Dead Zone" for deep discounts!

Dead Zone will be available for Print and Kindle purchases beginning Wednesday, October 1st!!

All of these deals as well as my other available novels can be found at My Amazon Page!  Get your downloads today!

  • Mood: Sentimental
  • Listening to: silence - isn't it golden
  • Reading: The Last City
  • Watching: nothing
  • Playing: Borderlands 2
  • Eating: nada!
  • Drinking: Tea....

I Return! Livestream?

Journal Entry: Sat Sep 20, 2014, 4:09 PM
Short notice I know, but I am going to livestream... not sure what just at the moment.

Not sure I'm up for a comic page....soooo...

but yeah, swing on by!  Starts at 4:30pm Pacific.

www.livestream.com/darwincomic…

  • Mood: Sentimental
  • Listening to: silence - isn't it golden
  • Reading: The Last City
  • Watching: nothing
  • Playing: Borderlands 2
  • Eating: nada!
  • Drinking: Tea....

Did Anyone Else Notice...

Journal Entry: Mon Sep 15, 2014, 4:43 PM
That their queue's weren't accurate for scheduled deviations?

I scheduled about four deviations yesterday to update at various points in the next two weeks and when I came back this afternoon to post an image I had somehow skipped it was no longer there.... O_o

Was there an image reset last night?

  • Mood: Sentimental
  • Listening to: silence - isn't it golden
  • Reading: The Last City
  • Watching: nothing
  • Playing: Borderlands 2
  • Eating: nada!
  • Drinking: Tea....

Livestream at 2pm Pacific

Journal Entry: Sat Sep 13, 2014, 3:45 PM
Another livestream this afternoon... this time for the next Invasion page!

Hope to see you there!

www.livestream.com/darwincomic…

  • Mood: Sentimental
  • Listening to: silence - isn't it golden
  • Reading: The Last City
  • Watching: nothing
  • Playing: Borderlands 2
  • Eating: nada!
  • Drinking: Tea....

I got TAGGED.

Journal Entry: Sun Sep 7, 2014, 9:44 AM
:iconelsakroese: got me.  LOL! So here goes....

Rules of BEING TAGGED:

1. You must post these rules.
2. Each person has to share ten things about them.
3. Answer the ten questions asked to you and invent ten questions the people you tag have to answer.
4. Choose ten people and put their icons on your journal.
5. Go to their page and inform them they are tagged.
6. Not something like "you're tagged if you read that".
7. You have to legitimately tag ten people.
8. No tag backs.
9. You can't say that you don't do tags.
10. You MUST MAKE A JOURNAL ENTRY.

(Rules, why so serious? o.0)

Ten Things About Me:
1. I spent 21 years serving in the US Navy as an aircraft Mechanic.
2. I am a California transplant... but I consider myself a native when that happened when I was two.  And yes, I love living in this state.
3. I spent my summers growing up on the ocean fishing nearly every weekend.  I still love fishing to this day - and saltwater over freshwater.
4. Similarly, I love to hunt, mostly big game, and yes for the meat.  I'm not into trophy hunts.  Which is why you'll never see me hunt a big cat or a coyote or a wolf.  I see no purpose in those.
5. Most already know this, but I am a writer in addition to an artist.  In fact, IMHO I am far better at creating stories than illustrating them.  I am currently working on my 5th book release and am simultaneously revising M&A for a 10th anniversary 2nd edition.
6.  I am still a huge comic book fan, and that I've recently discovered a local comic book shop could be the death of me.  Death Vigil... you are on my list...
7.  I created a monster.... yes... I grew up watching G1 Transformers and exposed my daughter :icontopkicker26: to the fandom and... well... lets just say she's a bigger geek about it than I EVER was! LOL!
8. I've always been fascinated with monster movies... I grew up watching the classics.  Vampires especially have been a favorite.  And NO I do NOT consider Twilight vampire movies!
9. I am a self-taught artist in most respects.  I've only had one semester of formal schooling.  Additionally I taught myself to type when I got my first computer back in 1991.... Call me stubborn if you must.  LOL!
10.  I've been married to my husband for the past 21.5 years... a heck of an accomplishment these days.

My questions to be answered:
1. Which of these crafts would you pick if you could learn one for a whole year: stone carving, blacksmithing, glass blowing, wood carving.  
Wood Carving.  I tried my hand at it when I was younger and rather liked it.  I would like to get more skilled at it.
2. If you had to give up one of your 5 basic senses, which one would you sacrifice?  
Oh.... kay... uh...  I think I would give up taste, the ability to smell would allow me to fill in the gaps on food.  I rely way too much on the rest to give them up.
3. In return for that sacrifice, you get to pick a superpower!
Flight... yes please. (like my own set of wings)
4. What's the last book you've read?
The Last City
5. You can have either a dragon or a spaceship. Which do you pick?
DRAGON definitely!
6. What (video/board/card)game consumed the most hours of your life?  Bioshock Infinite and Borderlands 2 are about even right now.
7. You're going on a road trip. Which superhero/villain would you invite along? 
Archangel (See which superpower I wanted.  :P)
8. Do you have any piercings/tattoos?
Yes a colored tribal of a dragon on my left thigh.
9. You've build an experimental robot. The robot turns out to be hyper intelligent. Do you shut it down or do you set it free?
Set it free... and hope it has a good moral program. 
10. Lego or Playmobil.
OOOooo tough one.   I loved them both growing up.  I would have to go with Playmobil though....

Who to tag ...who to tag:
:icontopkicker26:, :iconartbleed:, :iconspiketail94:, :iconearthmanprime:, :iconswiftstone:, :iconvoid-knockout:, :iconjunisra:, :iconshaharw:, :iconangel-chickxx:, :iconhchan:

My Questions to you all:
1. What do you love most about doing art?
2. If you were to have a choice of vacation spots where would you go:  Australia, The Caribbean, or Europe?
3. Bike, Car, or Bus?
4. Gargoyles,  Transformers, or Ninja Turtles?
5.  How did you first start watching me? (I truly am curious!)
6. Playdough or Silly Putty?
7. What kind of books do you like to read? (Specific genre would be good)
8. What decade of music do you most associate with?
9. Your favorite animal (real or imaginary)?
10.  Would you go back to your high school days if you could do it over again?

ENJOY!  Thanks :iconelsakroese: (I think! :P)

  • Mood: Sentimental
  • Listening to: silence - isn't it golden
  • Reading: The Last City
  • Watching: nothing
  • Playing: Borderlands 2
  • Eating: nada!
  • Drinking: Tea....

New Kid in Town has another chapter!

Journal Entry: Sun Sep 7, 2014, 9:12 AM
That's right fresh off the presses this morning!  Sagira is taken to task for her effort to save Garrett from the nanites rewriting his system.  Which leaves her to question whether she saved him or not:

www.fictionpress.com/s/2955731…

  • Mood: Sentimental
  • Listening to: silence - isn't it golden
  • Reading: The Last City
  • Watching: nothing
  • Playing: Borderlands 2
  • Eating: nada!
  • Drinking: Tea....

Izza Calling it now!

Journal Entry: Sat Sep 6, 2014, 7:14 AM
Today at 2pm, I want to do a livestream.  It's been MUCH too long and I could really use some company.  :D  SOOOO... if you'd like to join me to get the cover of the next plague chapter knocked out, I would love to have you!

2pm pacific!  www.livestream.com/darwincomic…

Hope to see you there!

  • Mood: Sentimental
  • Listening to: silence - isn't it golden
  • Reading: The Last City
  • Watching: nothing
  • Playing: Borderlands 2
  • Eating: nada!
  • Drinking: Tea....

A real quick update....

Journal Entry: Fri Sep 5, 2014, 5:39 AM
Yeah, sorry about the lack of art updates of late.  Of course since the school year began, I've been busy.  Not to say I haven't been doing art.  I've just been rather lacking in the extra time to post it.

I hope to get my queue built back up again for automatic updates and hope to get some buffer built this weekend.  Depends upon some other school related things I MUST get done!  HEH.

Not to mention me still doing final edits on Tales from the Dead Zone.  Little over halfway through the readthrough.

Hope all is well with all my friends!

I'll write a longer post tonight with an adult beverage in my hand Kay?  Laters all! 

  • Mood: Sentimental
  • Listening to: silence - isn't it golden
  • Reading: The Last City
  • Watching: nothing
  • Playing: Borderlands 2
  • Eating: nada!
  • Drinking: Tea....

Print books Available..

Journal Entry: Sat Aug 23, 2014, 8:32 PM
EDIT:  As I was sorting through my inventory of books I came across a book with a flawed cover.  This copy of TOHS: Redemption has a slight curl to the front cover and the edge of the same cover is delaminating.   I cannot, in good conscience, sell this book for the full price.    There is no other issue with the condition of the book, so I would say it is in GOOD condition.

So I am offering it to whomever is interested in a reduced cost, less-than-perfect copy of the novel.  Retail is $12, but make me an offer....(No less than 50% of the cost however) plus shipping.
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Good evening!

As I ramp up for the soon to be published TOHS: Tales from the Dead Zone, I have recently gone through my physical inventory and I currently have the following volumes available for immediate purchase:

1 copy of Gemutations: Plague $12 + shipping
2 copies of Brothers Martin: Forgotten Ties $15 + shipping
7 copies TOHS: Redemption $12 + shipping

Price includes autographing!  If you are interested please note me and we can arrange for paypal.  I'm willing to negotiate bulk deals for less price.

Also when TOHS: TftDZ (Vol 1) comes out I will be ordering extra copies of books I am short on/out of.  Which include the following:
TOHS: Before the Fall (5 copies)
Gemutations: Plague (5 copies)
Forgotten Ties (3 copies)
TOHS: Tales from the Dead Zone (10 copies)

Consider this a preorder request....  However if the count goes over the amounts I'm already ordering, I will ask for the payment in advance via paypal.

Please contact me via PM if you are interested in physical SIGNED copies of any of the above titles.

**You will note that Gemutations: Mercenaries and Angels is not on this list.  First edition is out of print - and I am out of my physical inventory for it AND I will be publishing the second edition next April.  :D

  • Mood: Sentimental
  • Listening to: silence - isn't it golden
  • Reading: The Last City
  • Watching: nothing
  • Playing: Borderlands 2
  • Eating: nada!
  • Drinking: Tea....

Speaking of Writing... and a livestream!

Journal Entry: Sat Aug 23, 2014, 10:13 AM
I have just completed another chapter of "New Kid in Town!"  This one came about pretty fricking easy.  I wrote about 2.5 pages of draft while waiting for my nail appointment Wednesday and typed all six pages this morning!  WOOTS!

Check out Homecoming

Reviews are always welcome! :D

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 I will be trying my first livestream since the big crash... be prepared for a bumpy flight .  LOL!  Join me at 1:30pm www.livestream.com/darwincomic…

  • Mood: Sentimental
  • Listening to: silence - isn't it golden
  • Reading: The Last City
  • Watching: nothing
  • Playing: Borderlands 2
  • Eating: nada!
  • Drinking: Tea....

Dead Zone Pre Orders!

Journal Entry: Fri Aug 22, 2014, 5:44 AM
Tales from the Dead Zone is NOW AVAILABLE for Kindle preorder!  The book will be released on October 1st.  Each download is $1.99!

www.amazon.com/Tales-Dead-Zone…

There will be also the option of buying the print version for $10 with a matchbook deal where you can get the download for free!  :D (This option will be after the book is available in print!)

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Okay!  Dead Zone Update!  I finished putting the manuscript together last night including all extras and peripherals.  I have sent the file in for review through Createspace.

When I get the word back that they are good to go, I will be sending them over to KDP to get THAT file set  up.  So I hope to have information on Cost for print and kindle versions by tomorrow evening(??)

The cost for the print version is going to be $10.  The book is 251 pages including pictures and extras. (yes this is a rather short one for me! :P)

I'm looking at about $1.99 for the Kindle version...but need to verify the profit per book will be worth it.

Hopefully that means by next Monday, I will be able to set Dead Zone up for PRE-ORDERS!!

  • Mood: Sentimental
  • Listening to: silence - isn't it golden
  • Reading: The Last City
  • Watching: nothing
  • Playing: Borderlands 2
  • Eating: nada!
  • Drinking: Tea....

Well that sucks....

Journal Entry: Thu Aug 21, 2014, 8:22 PM
Last night I went to work on the next Plague page in the queue only to find out that Photoshop just disappeared off the face of my computer.  You heard right... it somehow uninstalled itself.

The nearest thing I can think of is that the recent "Unable to start" and "restore to previous save point" conspired to bring it back to a time where I had uninstalled it in an effort to fix a glitch I was fighting...

Soooo.... I try reinstalling... to be told there was an error while installing the program.  So I uninstall it... only to be told there was an error UNinstalling...  In a fit of frustration I said F*it....

I took the entire computer back to factory settings...  Now some 24+ hours later I THINK I'm back in business.... but now it is way too late for me to even CONSIDER working on that page.

It still remains to be seen if the move will help cure the RAM glitch I was dealing with in trying to photoshop/procast/pandora all at the same time... maybe early Saturday I can give it a try and see how it goes.

There were some serious oh shit's along the way... like not writing down/ finding my login for my FTP before I slicked it and started over!  LOL!

  • Mood: Frustrated
  • Listening to: silence - isn't it golden
  • Reading: The Last City
  • Watching: nothing
  • Playing: Borderlands 2
  • Eating: nada!
  • Drinking: Tea.... pushing being too late with it again!