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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!

A Quick livestrem anyone??

Journal Entry: Mon Aug 18, 2014, 7:23 PM
Just me in the house tonight and my school work is done :)

Wanna join me as I putter about inking and possibly flatting the next Plague page?

Cool... come join me!

www.livestream.com/darwincomic…

  • Mood: Joy
  • Listening to: Pandora
  • Reading: Serpent's Shadow ~Rick Riordan
  • Watching: nothing
  • Playing: Borderlands 2
  • Eating: nada!
  • Drinking: Electra (it's a moscato - tasty)

Tentatively hopeful livestream(OFF)

Journal Entry: Sat Aug 16, 2014, 12:01 PM
Edit two:  Okay it went better than this afternoon... only minor lags not the long annoying ones I was dealing with earlier.  Thanks to :iconswiftstone:, :iconvoid-knockout:, and :iconartbleed: for joining me while I finished up the TOHS cover I started earlier...

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EDIT: After fighting to uninstall and reinstall Photoshop, Procaster and my tablet driver I'm tentatively hopeful I've fixed the issue... in case you want to keep me company for a bit while I work on this? 


Join me!  www.livestream.com/darwincomic…

  • Mood: Joy
  • Listening to: Pandora
  • Reading: Serpent's Shadow ~Rick Riordan
  • Watching: nothing
  • Playing: Borderlands 2
  • Eating: nada!
  • Drinking: Electra (it's a moscato - tasty)

Dead Zone Update.

Journal Entry: Fri Aug 15, 2014, 7:32 PM
Today is the deadline for my promotion entries to come in.  Who needs more time??  If I don't hear from my remaining artists by the end of this weekend I will be doing up replacement images just to be sure the slots are covered and continuity exists between all stories in the collection!

SPEAKING OF....

I got an email from Kindle Direct Publishing with some really exciting news!  They are now offering a PRE-ORDER option for all new Kindle releases!  Who would be interested in that!? (I would be for authors I follow)

So my plan is to get "Tales from the Dead Zone" polished up in CreateSpace and then shared with KDP so I can get a pre-order set up for it ASAP!!

**IS EXCITED**

I will be putting up a poll to reflect this news and to see what kind of interest there is for the prospect!

ANNNNNDDD...

Starting Sunday August 17th and running  every Sunday through the last week of September, The Only Half Saga (Comic) is going to be featuring the awesome art I've received to help head the different stories! WOO HOO!  They will be in order of appearance in the book, and will feature links to the artists and a short synopsis of each story!

This is in addition to the usual Thursday updates!  YAY!

*DANCES* 

Swing through and check them out!  (Those of you who contributed - :iconangel-chickxx:, :iconartbleed:, :iconshaharw:, and :iconearthmanprime: - may also post your promotion images at any point to help me spread the word about the upcoming release!  LUV YA!)

WOO HOO the ball is rolling!

  • Mood: Joy
  • Listening to: Pandora
  • Reading: Serpent's Shadow ~Rick Riordan
  • Watching: nothing
  • Playing: Borderlands 2
  • Eating: nada!
  • Drinking: Electra (it's a moscato - tasty)

Dead Zone Promotion Deadline approaches!

Journal Entry: Tue Jul 15, 2014, 8:10 AM

Tales from the Dead Zone Promotion
10 DAYS REMAINING!!
Still ongoing! Thanks to:
:iconangel-chickxx:
:iconearthmanprime:
:iconshaharw:
:iconartbleed:
For their pieces!!

Other artists in the promotion:
:iconlance-danger:
:iconvoid-knockout:

The deadline is August 15th.  Should I not receive them by that date, I will have to doodle up something myself and I would MUCH rather show off my friends work!  :P




  • Mood: Joy
  • Listening to: Pandora
  • Reading: Serpent's Shadow ~Rick Riordan
  • Watching: nothing
  • Playing: Borderlands 2
  • Eating: nada!
  • Drinking: Tea

Tales From the Dead Zone Promotion

Journal Entry: Fri Jun 27, 2014, 4:10 PM
PROMOTION: TOHS: Tales from the Dead Zone

RUNNING: July1st Through August 15!

SYNOPSIS OF PROMOTION: Would you like to see your art in a published novel?? Would you jump at the chance to read a story from the collection before the public can get their hands on it? Now is your opportunity! Tales from the Dead Zone (Vol 1) is slated to be published in October, 2014.

I am looking to include small black and white images at the beginning of each short story in the collection and I'm hoping my fellow artists will be willing to help me out!

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RULES!

~The promotion will run from July 1st - August 15, 2014

~Each interested artist will be emailed one of the eight short stories at random to read, with the expectation that the artist will provide a piece of art to exemplify that particular story in the novel. I will accept up to two artists per story (16 total entries). One entry per artist please. Please let me know as soon as possible so I can get the story to you ASAP. Include a good email address (Here if you're not shy or via PM if you don't want the world to know it)

~The image needs to be 300dpi or higher in resolution and needs to be reducible to a dimension of 150px X 300px. It should also represent the content of the story without being too spoilerish.

~Save the image as a .png with a clear (or white) background or a .jpg with a white background and email them to me @ tgrshrk06@hughes.net Include the following information:
-Your name or alias or profile name
-Any links you would like included in the credits (please limit this to one or perhaps two: such as a novel website or a DA profile)

**If multiple artists submit an image for the same short story, it is up to the discretion of the author which of the two images will be placed with the story.

**Images not chosen to accompany a story will be distributed throughout the extras section of the novel.

***All entries will be given credit for their work and get linked to a site of their choice for cross promotion. All illustrations will be listed at the beginning of the book (list of illustrations) and what page their work can be found on.
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Participants so far:

1. :iconangel-chickxx: (Art Received!)
2. :iconshaharw:
3. :iconspiketail94:
4. :iconlance-danger:
5. :iconearthmanprime: (Art Received!)
6. :iconartbleed:
7: :iconvoid-knockout:

  • Mood: Joy
  • Listening to: Pandora
  • Reading: Serpent's Shadow ~Rick Riordan
  • Watching: nothing
  • Playing: Borderlands 2
  • Eating: nada!
  • Drinking: Tea

Tales from the Deadzone Contest n Extras

Journal Entry: Sun Jun 22, 2014, 3:59 PM
EDIT: Contest Update!

PROMOTION: TOHS: Tales from the Dead Zone

RUNNING: JULY 1st Through August 15!

SYNOPSIS OF PROMOTION: Would you like to see your art in a published novel?? Would you jump at the chance to read a story from the collection before the public can get their hands on it? Now is your opportunity! Tales from the Dead Zone (Vol 1) is slated to be published in October, 2014.

I am looking to include small black and white images at the beginning of each short story in the collection and I'm hoping my fellow artists will be willing to help me out!

~~~~~~~~

RULES!

~The promotion will run from July 1st - August 15, 2014

~Each interested artist will be emailed one of the eight short stories at random to read, with the expectation that the artist will provide a piece of art to exemplify that particular story in the novel. I will accept up to two artists per story (16 total entries). One entry per artist please. Please let me know as soon as possible so I can get the story to you ASAP. Include a good email address (Here if you're not shy or via PM if you don't want the world to know it)

~The image needs to be 300dpi or higher in resolution and needs to be reducible to a dimension of 150px X 300px. It should also represent the content of the story without being too spoilerish.

~Save the image as a .png with a clear (or white) background or a .jpg with a white background and email them to me @ tgrshrk06@hughes.net Include the following information:
-Your name or alias or profile name
-Any links you would like included in the credits (please limit this to one or perhaps two: such as a novel website or a DA profile)

**If multiple artists submit an image for the same short story, it is up to the discretion of the author which of the two images will be placed with the story.

**Images not chosen to accompany a story will be distributed throughout the extras section of the novel.

***All entries will be given credit for their work and get linked to a site of their choice for cross promotion. All illustrations will be listed at the beginning of the book (list of illustrations) and what page their work can be found on.

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I have been kicking around the idea of including extra content about my TOHS universe in the short story collection I'll be putting out in October.

The thing is I'm not quite sure what would be good to include. Some of my considerations:

- World-building insider stuff: This would be things like the "science" behind my vampires and dhampirs. This is stuff I've talked about before, but I don't think I've ever put it any place permanent (And I still can't spell that word properly the first time). It would include information about the idea of vampire genetics being vastly different from the humans (IE parallel evolution), how it changed and why, and the effects of said changes. It would also talk about why they burn in the sun...things of this nature.

- Details about the vampires (like physical appearance type information): This would be more like, why they have certain eye colors predominantly over others (and different from humans), how they are able to blend in with humans (Such as retractable teeth and claws) and that sort of thing.

- Perhaps information about the other supernaturals that reside in this world.

What do you guys think?

Also if you have any suggestions on what you've included in say comic prints or even novel publishing that was successful the thoughts and ideas would be greatly appreciated.

Will be creating a poll to this effect!

  • Mood: Joy
  • Listening to: Pandora
  • Reading: Serpent's Shadow ~Rick Riordan
  • Watching: nothing
  • Playing: Borderlands 2
  • Eating: nada!
  • Drinking: Tea

Squeaky Wheels

Journal Entry: Mon Jun 9, 2014, 11:29 AM
You know what they say, they get the grease!  As many know the Old Livestream I'm so used to using wasn't allowing me to use/see the chat.  That's been that way for about 10 days now.  So I complained to the managers of the site.

Still checking periodically, I was losing hope they were going to fix it (some strange ploy to get us all to go use the new livestream).  I checked the site itself this morning and found that the chat was working there.  So then I checked the procaster to see if the chat window worked there... sure enough it fixed!  SIGH of relief!

Soooo.... that being said... who would like to join me for a 11 AM pacific livestream?  I would love to have you all!


www.livestream.com/darwincomic…

  • Mood: Astonished
  • Listening to: Pandora
  • Reading: Staff of Seraphis ~Rick Riordan
  • Watching: nothing
  • Playing: Borderlands 2
  • Eating: nada!
  • Drinking: Water

Would anyone want to join me for a Livestream?

Journal Entry: Sat Jun 7, 2014, 2:47 PM
EDIT NUMBA TWO! In case  you missed it livestre.am/4SdhH
Thank you to :iconartbleed: and :iconvoid-knockout: for keeping me company!  Was fun!  Another stream WILL happen tomorrow!  :D  Time TBA!
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EDIT: Moving it up to 3:30pm Pacific.  I'm ready sooner than I thought!

I'm planning on a livestream right around 4pm Pacific.  I'll be working on at least one TOHS  page today.    That's about an hour and fifteen minutes from now! (This will give me time to complete and scan the draft! LOL!

Join me if you dare!  www.livestream.com/darwincomic…

  • Mood: Joy
  • Listening to: snoring dogs
  • Reading: Staff of Seraphis ~Rick Riordan
  • Watching: nothing
  • Playing: Borderlands 2
  • Eating: nada!
  • Drinking: TEA! Must HAVE TEA!

Crawls from under a rock... to livestream (OFF)

Journal Entry: Sat May 31, 2014, 7:50 AM
Thanks to all who joined me!  6 watchers is an awesome number!

In case you missed it:  livestre.am/4RQiX

Going on in about 5-10 minutes!
Join me if you dare!

www.livestream.com/darwincomic…

  • Mood: Shame
  • Listening to: snoring dogs
  • Reading: House of Hades ~Riordan
  • Watching: nothing
  • Playing: Borderlands 2
  • Eating: nada!
  • Drinking: TEA! Must HAVE TEA!

Logically Designed Antrhos

Journal Entry: Mon Apr 14, 2014, 8:56 AM
This may come across as a sort or rant, but that is not the intention, just observation and curiosity.

I've been working on M&A for a while now trying to prepare it for a 2015 publishing date. My main character is Tigershark - a shark anthro. There was a lot of thought put into Tigershark's design over the years, from the minor aesthetic choices to ones that are medically and physiologically possible for such a mutation to be successful.

I'm very much into design choices and physical characteristics making some sort of scientific sense. And some times I see things that make me go: "hmmm, how could that logically work?" Such is the case with the placement of gills on an anthro character.

I have seen many gilled anthros in both art and film and TV and one of the design choices I could never quite fathom was placement of gills on the chest.

For a humanoid who still has lung tissue a chest gill design makes little to no sense to me. It would mean that water would need to be drawn into the lungs in order for the water to be seined through the gill tissue to extract oxygen. With the way lungs work, filling the alveoli with water would only cause problems. (IE Pneumonia)

Fish have evolved where the gills are just aft of the head and connected directly to the mouth. This allows for a bellows effect which draws water into the mouth and out the gills, passing water over the structures that pull oxygen directly from the water.

Logically - my head tells me the same should be true for an antrho with gills as well. I believe they should have placement either aft of the jawline or on the neck above the location of the epiglottis.

This would allow for the adaptation of the epiglottis to close off the lungs while gills are in use and not flood the lungs with water.

It just seems to me that a chest gilled anthro would have major health issues (unless the lungs weren't present, in which case it really wouldn't matter a whole lot - aside that it wouldn't be an efficient gas seining system because of distance between intake and outflow.) and might not survive for any real length of time.

That's my two cents worth - thanks for reading... moving on with my day.


  • Mood: Neutral
  • Listening to: Husband playing Borderlands 2
  • Reading: The Art of Veiling: Discipline ~Tantz Aerine
  • Watching: nothing
  • Playing: Borderlands 2
  • Eating: nada!
  • Drinking: TEA! Must HAVE TEA!

Tales From the Dead Zone

Journal Entry: Sat Mar 15, 2014, 11:59 AM
I've been saying off and on that I am going to be putting out a collection of short stories based in the Only Half universe.  After reviewing the file, I've begun to kick around the idea of offering the compilation sooner rather than later.

What I'm considering is offering the book this summer (say June or July) rather than waiting until October.

What do you think?  I will be putting up a poll to that effect.

At this point it would not be at all hard to get the book rolled out by summer.  The cover is completed, the edits done and the stories compiled in one novel.

This one would cost less to get a hold of too.  I can't quote exactly until I get the file set up, but it is only about 220 pages long, which is half of my previous offerings to date.

NE Way, please look for the poll and let me know what you think!

  • Mood: Love
  • Listening to: The cooling fan on the computer
  • Reading: The Art of Veiling: Discipline ~Tantz Aerine
  • Watching: nothing
  • Playing: Borderlands 2
  • Eating: nada!
  • Drinking: TEA! Must HAVE TEA!

What's on My Writing Horizon

Journal Entry: Tue Feb 11, 2014, 5:04 PM
I'm republishing my Goodreads blog entry...because I probably have more followers here than there! LOL!

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This entry is to let you know that I haven't stopped trying to publish or anything, I'm just taking a bit of a publishing hiatus.

On the Horizon:


Tales from the Dead Zone - Fall 2014?

If I do publish something this year (originally I had planned to take this entire year off and revise one of my first books), it will be a collection of short stories in the TOHS universe.  "Tales from the Deadzone: Vol 1" is tentatively scheduled to be published in October 2014.  I will let you know if that changes (Because I've been waffling some on how to handle it).

Gemutations: Mercenaries and Angels(2nd Edition) - April 2015

That's right - I mentioned one of my first books is in the process of a major revision?  Yup this is it. I am doing a major overhaul to how the story is told and leaving the plot intact.  One of the major things is that I'm changing the entire thing to third person. If there was one major complaint about the previous version it was the swaps between first and third person point of view.  So be expecting that out in print and Kindle come April 2015!

In the Beginning - Summer 2015

What? THREE books in 2015?  Why yes that is my goal...

The Prequel to "Forgotten Ties" should be ready to go by Spring 2015 and ready for public consumption.  Now that the secret is out, I can go in full into how the brothers got where we see them in Plague and FT.

TOHS: Endgame - Fall 2015

The third book in the series and the last part of the original TOHS story.  Cabal is back on the trail of his father and has many and varied adventures in the process.  Look for that in October or so!

  • Mood: Neutral
  • Listening to: The Fireplace crackle
  • Reading: The Art of Veiling: Discipline ~Tantz Aerine
  • Watching: nothing
  • Playing: Nothing
  • Eating: Cinamon Rolls
  • Drinking: Tea

Surprised with a Tropes page...!

Journal Entry: Mon Jan 27, 2014, 6:29 PM
tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php…

So if you read my comic and want to link up some tropes that would be super cool!

  • Mood: Tired
  • Listening to: The Fireplace crackle
  • Reading: The Art of Veiling: Discipline ~Tantz Aerine
  • Watching: nothing
  • Playing: Nothing
  • Eating: Sushi
  • Drinking: Mint Hot Chocolate

Opening Commissions Winter/Srping 2014

Journal Entry: Sun Aug 25, 2013, 6:36 PM
Just because I need some challenges and all.  I am once again reopening commissions.

There will only be two slots at a time, and those who commission me must be patient as I do have a full time job teaching and I only seem to have weekends to work on such things.

Terms and prices:

What I will do:
~Nudity and "sensual" images
~Anthro, people and animals
~Action scenes
~Blood and violence okay.

What I Won't  Do:
~Hentai, Porn, Bondage
~Slasher images (OVERT gore)
~Images of Copyrighted material. (I don't want to open that Pandora's box)

So far so good? 

Prices will be as follows: (All in US dollars)
Rough Sketch  $5/400pts - low detail/character concepts etc
Seduction by Tigershark06

Finished Sketches: $10/800pts Clean lines and shaded
Into Battle by Tigershark06

Inks: $20/1600pts Clean Digital lines on single color background

Redemption Cover WIP 2 by Tigershark06

Flats: $30/2,400pts Include lines and flat colors with no shading

Redemption-Cover-WIP-3 by Tigershark06

Full Digital:  $40/3,200pts Inks, Flats, and shading on simple background.
Finalized central image Redemption by Tigershark06

Detailed backgrounds Add $15
Each additional character  Add $10

I will accept payment by Paypal and Points

If you are interested leave a comment here and we can arrange for it.

  • Mood: Artistic
  • Listening to: Mulan
  • Reading: The Art of Veiling: Awareness ~Tantz Aerine
  • Watching: Mulan
  • Playing: Nothing
  • Eating: Chicken Noodle
  • Drinking: Smirnoff

Courtesy? Surely You Jest ('No thanks' for thanks)

Journal Entry: Fri Jul 5, 2013, 6:16 PM
You guys may remember this rant from me:  tigershark06.deviantart.com/jo…

Yeah I'm starting to run into it again.  People who have it in their journals or on their front page that they do not accept "Thank you"s for faves, llamas, etc.  This time because it's cluttering their front page and it annoys them. 

Wait...WHAT?  You're on a social media site...your showing appreciation for another's work, and then you're going to tell them not to thank you?  That's like not thanking the barista who fixes your coffee at Starbucks - Not thanking the guy who was kind enough to allow you ahead of him in line.

What kind of world is this turning into?  If it's an inconvenience for you to look at someone thanking you for your appreciation of their hard work get off DA for heaven's sake! 

For the most part no one is going to see your front page but brand new readers...and you...and people spinning through to thank you for something only to send it and find out you don't want it?  O_O it boggles me!

I see some people with some pretty splendid art and normally I find new people to follow by going to their front page thanking them and then looking through their gallery.  When I find someone who doesn't want courtesy they can kiss a WATCH goodbye - that's a bad attitude in my opinion. 

Way to isolate yourself from the world.

Yes, six days straight of fishing has made me very tired and quite irritable...sorry for the repeat rant...

Thanks for letting me vent again...:P

O...M...G Unsolicited Fan Art for the WIN!

Journal Entry: Mon Nov 26, 2012, 3:07 PM
I was trolling through my deviant watch stacks and I came across this:

Renate by JOEYDES

HO-LY- Shit!!

I have been watching :iconjoeydes: for years now, enamored from the start by his bold inking and coloring style.  He's always been communicative and appreciative of comments and critiques by his viewers.

To be thanked for my viewership in ART just blows me away...truly.

So Joey...you are the bomb...thank you for thinking of me and for thanking me in such an AWESOME way.

I will post the colors with credits for this as soon as I get them knocked out! ( think I may have found a new project to work on tonight besides that comic page...LOL)

If you haven't seen his other works you are missing out!  Swing by his profile and bask in his awesomeness!

Again Joey, thank you...you have made my entire week!

EDIT:  Yup, I couldn't NOT do this...

Renate by Joey Colors by me by Tigershark06

My colors on Joey's lines.

  • Mood: Overwhelmed
  • Listening to: The now clean fountain
  • Reading: Storm over Warlock ~ Andre Norton
  • Watching: My sleeping dogs...
  • Playing: nothing
  • Eating: Nothing
  • Drinking: Tea

Don't Tell Me Not to be Courteous....

Journal Entry: Sat Oct 20, 2012, 9:37 AM
It's happened again...I'm running into people who tell me "Don't thank me for ________."

I've mentioned it before, but I'm going to say it again.  This attitude irritates me to NO END!

Don't tell me not to say Thank You for doing me a kindness.  I appreciate every Fave, Llama, and comment I get and I do my utmost to be sure the people who take that time KNOW IT.

Your time - when there are hundreds of THOUSANDS of deviations on this site to look at - is valuable.  That you thought it worthy of a fave, or a comment, or you like my profile well enough to give me a llama (even when you don't know me),  makes me excited, happy, worthy...

Then I go to your profile and you tell me essentially "I don't want to hear it..."

That's essentially adding "but" to the action.  If you don't know "but" means everything said before doesn't count - you're contradicting it - rescinding it.  Don't do that to me...it feels like an insult, like you've undermined the action as unimportant - of no consequence - that there's no meaning behind the action.

Probably not the intent right?  

So LET ME THANK YOU!

I was taught to say  thank you and please, and may I.  I grew up that way...

I will not stop that just because you say "don't" and don't come back and yell at me if I do...because you will not like my response....

  • Mood: Irritated
  • Listening to: Nothing
  • Reading: Key Out of Time ~Andre Norton
  • Watching: Nothing
  • Playing: nothing
  • Eating: Eggs and sausage
  • Drinking: Tea

Hilarious Secret Santa Gift...TOHS based!

Journal Entry: Thu Dec 16, 2010, 8:18 PM


WELCOME TO MY GALLERY! Passing through, Intrigued by a piece of art in your favorite category, a webcomic reader, or dedicated fan of my work, I appreciate your support!

Take a look around, enjoy a tour through my many varied interests - whether vampires, mutants, cyborgs or fantasy/science fiction.

You can check out my hobby in webcomics, my fan art, or my various sketches in the sketchbook!

I appreciate feedback and even critiques (especially on my written works!)



OMG!  I HAD to share this with you guys!  

Over on Drunk Duck they recently had sign ups for Secret Santa.  I decided this year that I'm going to participate in the exchange.  

Today I got a Private Quack from mine with his gift to me attached.  I was ROLLING right off the bat, just absolutely in tears over how funny this was!  So I've gotten Gunwallace's permission to share it with you guys!

Name of Image
Name of Image
Name of Image
Name of Image

Definitely spin by his comic, he's got a ton of Playmobile based comics just like this one!  

Thanks Dude and Merry Christmas!


  • Mood: Joy
  • Listening to: The crackle of the fireplace
  • Reading: The Titan's Curse
  • Watching: nothing
  • Playing: Dead Space
  • Eating: nothing
  • Drinking: Tea