milleniumgypsy: (Disney- Belle book hug)
Today I went to the library book sale. We're pretty short on funds so we almost didn't go, but we decided that at the very least it would be good to get out of the house. We also had books to return to the library, so all the more reason to go. The library book sale goes Sat-Sun, so it was already picked over by today. Still tons of books though! I ended up getting one book, I stopped by the science/biology table and there was an older hardcover illitrated animal biology book. I really like it for some reason so I picked it up. It was only $1.50 after the discount for half price day so not too bad.

We didn't play Pathfinder today because we've both been kind of out of sorts. I didn't write an update though from last weekend! We're almost all the way through the second book in the path now. :) Lots of adventuring was to be had, the his kingdom continues to grow, and he's collecting more allies. He had his first winter, and he spent most of that in his kingdom just growing it instead of trudging through the wilderness in the snow. We start next weekend at the beginning of spring and he's going to go and probably clear a nearby island of will-o-wisps. Also, he's been hearing rumors of trolls. n_n

This was a lot of enemies )
Here's a picture of him investigating the lonley barrow. Most of the characters on the board are enemies. They did fine though, and I was amused by controlling the horde of enemies.
milleniumgypsy: (kitty- leaping kitty)
I don't have pictures from today's sculpting, but I did work on my male sculpt! Scottie helped me prepare the metal rods for the leg armatures because they were really thick and I couldn't just cut them with regular snips. For strength I needed to make clay cores instead of foil cores for the legs, so I got the general shape for the leg cores sculpted and threaded onto the metal rods, and they just came out of the oven. :3 It was rather exciting to see the beginning of legs!

Yesterday and today me and Scottie continued the Kingmaker Pathfinder path, starting in on the second book in the series. It was a lot of fun and we made a lot of progress! Scottie founded his capital, built his first castle, and explored more of the region. I had a lot of fun!
Sunday and Monday gaming )

I took some pictures of the kitty recently, I thought I should put a picture of him up! hehe He's a cutie. :3
Kitty! )
milleniumgypsy: (Rainbow of colour pencils)
Last night I continued resculpting the male face, and I'm really happy with how he's coming! I have a picture of him now. I was also starting the ears but I didn't get terribly far. I didn't have a chance to sculpt yet today but maybe I will in a little bit. If I get the ears on this weekend I'm probably going to prepare the body for attaching limbs, then bake it as is! It's a bit different for me because with the animals I would always bake the limbs first and then sculpt onto the body, but I think this makes more sense for the human figure. Not sure if I'm going to sculpt on male bits or not, kind of depends on how I decide to do clothes (sculpted or cloth).
Progress for yesterday! )

Today we got the Pathfinder Bestiary Box! It contains really nice printed pawns of 300 monsters out of bestiary 1, including about 30 stands. It will be really nice for gaming! :D
I decided to take a couple of pictures of Frankie looking at the supplies. :3
Frankie looking at Pathfinder supplies! )

For dinner tonight Scottie made us a really nice ham dinner! We found it at Costco, and it's really good. It's an apple wood smoked ham that with a red currant glaze. It was so nice and it was very affordable! I don't know what we'd do without Costco, especially up here in AK!
More diet foods! )
milleniumgypsy: (kitty- leaping kitty)
So this morning and yesterday I worked more on my sculpts! I don't have time to get pictures right now, but I'll post them tomorrow. Right now 3 of the 4 heads have been attached to the bodies! I have the neck muscles and collarbones sculpted on the male. I'm really excited!

In other news, today was our Pathfinder game day! We actually finished part one of the Kingmaker path. I forgot to take pictures of the table during the game itself, but it was pretty epic and very fun. I took a picture of the map so far though. It turned out my GM map wasn't exactly the same scale as Scottie's player map, but it works well enough. When Scottie finishes exploring a map, I give him a tile out of the stack that I have. Now this week I'm going to read up on Part 2 so we can do that next weekend!
The map! )

Scottie also made some wonderful food tonight! He made homeade tortillas, spicy hamburger, topped that with pecorino cheese, lettuce, and had sides of grape tomatoes and avacado slices. So delicious!
Awesome healthy foods )

Also, the kitty has decided the Wii fit balance board is his bed. I'm not sure why since it's certainly not soft. We do joke that he likes the smell of feet though since he'll curl up with our shoes or silly things like that, and I'm sure the balance board smells like feet? I dunno. lol But I got a picture of him on his "bed".
You sure that is a bed? )
milleniumgypsy: (BTVS- geek wil)
So last week I didn't get a lot of sculpting done, there was just a lot going on and I didn't have time. I also felt pretty crummy this weekend which didn't really help.

This evening I finally got back to my sculpting though, which was good! On the last female head that I still needed to work on I decided to do some lip reshaping, did a lot of modification to the whole head shape, worked on the cheeks, worked on the jawline and chin, and a little bit of smoothing. I like how she's coming along! She's the one with no neck yet and the white eyes. She needs more work but it's getting too late to continue and she was getting to warm to work with.
Progress for today )

Scottie ([ profile] tanvan) made me new earrings! I'd said that I'd like some dice earrings (I be a geek) and Scottie said he would make me some. We bought dice from the game store a bit ago for this purpose, and Scottie found beads that look lovely with them! He drilled the dice into beads, put them together, made the jump rings to connect to the hooks, and I had a new pair of earrings! I think they're so pretty. :D Since we had a couple more dice and the last of those beads, he's going to make a couple pairs to sell. He's going to put them up on etsy. He's also most likely going to work on some more dice jewelry. If anyone is interested, just let me know! n_n'
My cutie's awesome new earrings for me )
Edit: Scottie posted a link to his etsy in the comments here, but I thought I should put it in my main post too. There was a mishap with the last dice so there isn't a second pair for sale, just the one. It's in our etsy shop!

On Sunday I me and Scottie did our weekly Pathfinder game! It was fun, and we discovered that we were further along in it than we thought! There's a map that the characters are chartered to explore, and the lower half of it didn't have a lot of events in it like the top did. I thought it was odd that there seemed to be so much filler exploration, but I was going with it. But since I'm getting to the end of the story stuff in the first book, I decided to pull the second so I could start reading it ahead of time. I was rather surprised to see the same map, but the second half of the map filled with encounters! Oops! I looked at the charter more closely and saw that the charter boundries are actually at the halfway point of the map. It doesn't hurt anything because Scottie hasn't explored that far yet anyway, but it's important for the upcoming session.
Gaming fun! )

I was going to give everyone their five questions tonight but it's gotten too late. I'll do that tomorrow though!
milleniumgypsy: (kitty- schrodinger's cat)
I'm sad that it's over, but it was nice!

Over the last couple of days I've worked on sculpting off and on, I decided to start working on necks! I also worked on one of the heads more, but I'm not finished modifying her head. In the picture, it would be the head on the bottom left (no neck). I like where her face is going but I don't think that it's there yet. I sculpted the neck on the male head and one of the female heads. It's actually a bit more of a pain to sculpt a neck than you'd think since the neck muscles kept not wanting to turn out exactly right. lol

Progress for today! )

We've also done a fair amount of Pathfinder gaming this weekend! We played Sunday and Monday regular roleplaying, and tonight we played another game of Three Dragon Ante. Not in character though since we were playing Emporers Gambit which we hadn't played before. I didn't want to do something silly in game! Scottie made deviled eggs with shrimp for lunch/snacks again, it's like our gaming day tradition now! hehe

Scottie also made me the awesome initiative mat which I just had to slide under the table top, and he made me the little character tags that are on cardboard and I can move them around on top of the mat.

A picture of our game )

We had a box in our living room from our last Costco grocery run, and it was flipped upside-down. The kitty thought it was a castle! I wish that I'd gotten a pic of him peeking out from the little hole, that was cute! He had been nosing around inside for a couple of minutes, then he rocketed out to this position, then a couple seconds after I took the picture he bolted into the bedroom. He's so silly. :P

The kitty is kind of his castle! )

One less exciting thing was yesterday Talar'raa pounced on my phone and I didn't think anything of it until I went to sleep. I was checking my alarm and saw that the the light was shining through a hole in one of the buttons! The main cool part of my phone is that it's waterproof, but somehow I don't think it's waterproof anymore. I am really glad that I'm not going into the field this summer, and especially glad that I'm not taking it out to Pilot! I always said how happy I was to have that phone out there since it rained almost daily so my phone was constantly getting really wet. :P
milleniumgypsy: (FMA-everything is under control)
So today was the first day of my long weekend! I didn't get any sculpting done today, which was kind of a bummer. I did get some game prep for our Pathfinder game tomorrow though, which is good! I got a map ready to go for a possible location we'll go to tomorrow. I also printed out a hex map of the entire Greenbelt. I need to cut out all of the hexes so Scottie can use them to fill in his blank map, like the sticker books we did as kids! Of course, the scale we printed them out at was slightly off so I need to get him a new blank map. It's about the size of a small poster, so it's not just a standard letter size. :3

We did a mini-game today though! We have Three Dragon Ante, which is a DnD card game. I played as a couple of guards and Scottie played his character and Lini (the druid which is one of the characters I run in the game). Lini ran the table! lol That was fun.

Other not so exciting news was when after dinner I turned on the garbage disposal and a small glass bottle bounced into the sink directly into the garbage disposal. Poor Scottie got stuck fishing glass out of there (with the disposal unplugged of course) and then climbing around under the sink getting the blades unjammed. I think it's ok now though at least! I felt like such a dummy though to have that happen at all. xP

Gaming tomorrow, hopefully some sculpting too!
milleniumgypsy: (Girl with umbrella)
Tonight I continued sculpting the male head. I finished sculpting the second eye, worked on the brows, and tweaked the cheeks and mouth. I'm happy with how he's coming along! The first head in the picture is the second head that I sculpted, and while I kinda like it, I don't think it's what I want. I'm thinking I might save it for a different character and sculpt a different head entirely. I have a plan in mind for that earlier head, but I'm not quite sure yet.
I also tweaked the second female head (3rd head in picture). I'm actually pretty happy with her, but I needed to tweak her nose and mouth a bit. I'm probably going to tweak her further,but I think I addressed what I felt really needed to be fixed. :3
They're all ready for ears!

In this picture there is a tiny grey head, Scottie actually sculpted that today and last night! The head is baked, and the eyes are already painted. :D It's so small, and I'm super excited that he's getting into sculpting! He wants to make a DnD figure, and this little sculpt is a planning sculpt for his final one which will be even smaller!

Progress for today, plus a teaser pic of Scottie's sculpt! )

Here's our Sunday Pathfinder game! If you want to read the story of what's going on, Scottie is blogging it from the viewpoint of his character. It's really neat! His username is [ profile] tanvan. :3 The map is something that got out of the book, made it bigger in the gimp, split it up into something that we could print, then taped the pieces together into one large map. It's such an awesome thing to use for gaming!
Picture of our Sunday game, plus our gamer foods! )

I also got a picture of Chaos exploring the back of the couch. I thought it was cute!
Ferret! )
milleniumgypsy: (Heart bubbles animated)
So Scottie has a request on his userlookup here for me to write a bio for him. I've been meaning to write it but I kept forgetting to do it. Hope it's not to sappy, but here's what I wrote for him. I wonder if this also counts as sappy Valentines stuff? I just realised how close it is to Vday. lol

Scottie is the most amazing man in the world!

Scottie is a creator of things. He makes jewelry, leather journals, drawings, stories and more. He knits and crochets beautiful things. He always wants to learn to make new things. He always has amazing ideas and inspirations!

He loves music. He has a musical background and was a band geek. :3 He can play the saxaphone, and is learning to play the guitar and piano. He can read sheet music and is teaching me how to read it. He sings to me, and it is awesome.

He is very kind! He wants to help everyone. Even if it doesn't seem like a big thing to him to help our disabled neighbor bring her groceries up to her apartment, or to run to help someone push their car out of an icy patch, or to continually give blood at the Red Cross, it really is!

He loves to read and blazes through piles of books!

He's a giant geek, which I love! He loves open source things and prefers Linux over anything else. He programs things for fun.

He enjoys gaming of all kinds! He likes to play or run DnD, Pathfinder, and other adventures. He enjoys playing board games, card games, and video games!

He knows how to swing dance and is very good! :D He likes to run.

Also, he's totally hawt. ;D

In related news, he's now journaling our Pathfinder adventure at his journal! ([ profile] tanvan if you'd like to look). He's writing it from the perspective of his character. :3
milleniumgypsy: (Ariel surfacing)
So after my intial stress about my grandparents property, I decided that I shouldn't let it stop me from having a nice weekend. I still need to figure out what's going on, but there's only so much I can do from here. :P That night Scottie cheered me up with a lovely dinner, cuddles, and game of Worms. Comedic mayhem is a good way to cheer me up, he knows me well. :3

I worked on sculpting tonight, but I didn't really finish enough to warrant a picture yet. I worked on the 4th head, mostly working on head shape and lip sculpting.

Yesterday I decided to do something a little different! We were at the thrift store last week, and while there I went to check for Monster High dolls. I've never seen one yet and I'm not exactly expecting to, but I still want to check! Anyway, I found a Mulan doll and I've always thought she was really cute! I decided to get her even though she didn't actually match anyone else. lol I wanted to take pictures but was all :/ because she has the old style Barbie legs and arms with only shoulder movement. I'm spoiled by MH and BJDs and couldn't think of what to do with her. I decided I'd do a head transplant onto a jointed body. I couldn't find any jointed doll bodies at the thrift store with pale enough skin though!

Scottie pointed out though that I have a couple of Liv dolls that I bought on clearance for their wigs for my CAMs, and one of them had really nice jointing and pale enough skin. I decided to do a head transplant!

Liv dolls have huge heads but they're actually slightly shorter than Barbies, so Mulan's head actually matches the body way better than the Liv head. Of course, now I have a floating Liv head and a headless Barbie body (though the body will just go to a Barbie customisation that had a broken neck).

I soaked both dolls heads in boiling water to soften up the vinyl, then used a knitting needle to get the head over the graple in the neck. Scottie helped me with the Liv head because my hands got soo tired after doing the Mulan head.
Progress pics! )

She looks great though! She stands on her own and is so easy to pose! I love that she has double jointed knees. :D
Showing off how well she poses! )

She needs a better outfit, what she came dressed in was a Mary Poppins dress which didn't really fit what I want her to look like! Not sure what to do with the dress. lol Right now she's wearing a random Liv dress I have. I might want to reroot her in the future too because her hair is a bit rough feeling.

Today I continued playing the Pathfinder path with Scottie as the DM! We made some maps, I'll have to post about how we did that later. It's getting late though so I can't get into that right now. I'm really enjoying playing with Scottie again though! He says he likes how I characterise the NPCs. :D
For lunch Scottie made lovely deviled eggs with shrimp! Diet food is awesome. lol
Games and snacks! )

As a bonus, here's the kitty cuddling with Scottie on the couch. :D
Sleepy kitty! )

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