April 7th, 2009

Tania pratfall

Tired but ok but tired

I've been a bit down the last few days for no real reason... I think I'm just very tired of the fulltime work routine. I get early enough nights but feel exhausted when I wake up in the morning. Work is uninspiring and I'm feeling as though I have no real shred of creative control right now... not that these sort of games are particularly creative. Painting another inanimate object today, whee. ;P

I know I shouldn't complain. I'm employed full-time in a reliable art job, well-paid and surrounded by people who are now more friends than coworkers. But I've been here over a year now, and am feeling, well... bored. I am not challenged, or inspired. I'm not striving for anything. Often I've wondered if this isn't some mighty character flaw of mine, that I'm always looking for a new challenge, a change, but it's also one of the things I like about myself... it just doesn't fit in so well with social expectations and my enjoyment of having enough money in my wallet to have occasional adventures.

Anyway, onto less navel-gazing matters:

- I want a DSi but apparently it would kill my beloved CycloDS card, and we Can't Have That.

- Work is busy, which is why my updates have been less frequent.

- On Saturday I went to the comics/anime/sci-fi convention Supanova with Joey, Mark, Rosa and Hammond. On the way there, we saw a GIGANTIC hound in the back of a ute. He was wearing goggles. For some reason whenever I imagine him now I also picture a scarf and aviator's hat, though those items were not actually present.

- The highlight of the day for me was Jhonen Vasquez's talk. He's the creator of 'Johnny the Homicidal Maniac' and 'Invader Zim'. I bought, and had him sign, the complete TPB collection of JtHM. All up I'm a bigger fan of Zim but I forgot to bring my DVD box set. Anyway, his talk was incredibly entertaining, in part because of his trademark brutal honesty. The first few audience questions were cringeworthy... "Where do you get your ideas?" Seriously? Have they even read any of his books? He frequently refers to the questions people ask him over and over and over again, and does so in the hopes that they will read his answers and not ask him the same questions YET AGAIN. Jhonen brightened considerably when Joey asked him about sleep paralysis, and after that someone else brought up video games and the rest of the Q&A was spent talking about those, which was a lot more entertaining than it sounds, especially Jhonen's impression of his experiences with World of Warcraft.

- Also, in person he's extremely cute. :D

- Rosa came out of the con bragging about how she'd picked up 'Final Fantasy 12' for Mark for only $15. When she pulled it out of the bag it turned out to be 'Final Fantasy X-2', more commonly known as the Worst Game In The Franchise. Haha, fail.

- Hammond dropped in last night and we watched some of season 2 of 'Coupling'. He provided apple tea cake, we provided Turkish apple tea, it was a match made in heaven!

- It is my birthday tomorrow. Oh my! Joe is working on some sort of big secret elaborate gifty thing, a series of puzzles of some sort.

- A friend of Joe's has a job opportunity for him - just casual right now, but that might improve - that sounds amazingly awesome.

- Forgot my gym clothes yesterday, walked home instead.

- Gym again this afternoon. I hope I'm less tired by then.