My Summer Vacation: A Visual Essay

I was supposed to travel to the East Coast at the beginning of the break, but that didn’t happen due to exhaustion and illness. Instead, I got to spend my money on medical bills, instead. First there was the mystery chest/gut pains, which never got explained but were either anxiety attacks or my tooth infection spreading; then, there was the tooth extraction, which the dentist called the most difficult extraction he’s ever had to perform. And then, to top it all off, this happened:
the problemthe culprit:the cause of the problem anyway, so I’ve been stuck with astronomic helthcare bills ever since, as well as having cabin fever from being stuck with these for 6 weeks now (and as a side note, that type of crutch is way more cumbersome and uncomfortable than this kind. why the fuck do American hospitals hand out the former, rather than the latter?!).
This of course also means my garden was completely overrun by weeds, since trying to do gardening with a broken foot is rather difficult.

On the positive side, I did finally manage to paint a miniature in such a way that I’m really happy with the end result:Druid Wilder
Now I’m working on these two guys, and hopefully they’ll work out just as well:

And last but not least, apparently we own three cats now. Couple days ago, boyfriend’s mom dropped of a kitteh with us (she doesn’t like it, because it starts fights with the older, sedate cat she has). we haven’t named him yet, so for now he’s “twerp” or “bouncy”:
The End

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5 comments on “My Summer Vacation: A Visual Essay

  1. Amblebury says:

    Bad kitteh. Only your kyoot saves you.

  2. David Marjanović says:

    Negative side: there’s always the Horde Hoard. The exceedingly cute new kitteh looks like it would put some food to good use.

    Positive side: teh awsum. Which… story or game do the miniatures come from?

    The teal in the eyes… is that the reflective layer, or does it really look like that in meatspace?

  3. Paul says:

    Condolences on the difficulties. At least you got another kitty to act as a tripping hazard (and also look cute)!

    Those miniatures look pretty sweet. I lament having no talent for that sort of thing.

  4. Jadehawk says:

    David, the minis are from this game: http://privateerpress.com/HORDES
    also, the teal in the eyes is the cat-version of red eyes. impossible to take pictures inside the apartment without flash. in meatspace, his eyes actually look completely black (as in: most of the time, you can only see them as shiny black surrounded by furry black), even though he actually has gold/yellow irises.

  5. David Marjanović says:

    David, the minis are from this game: http://privateerpress.com/HORDES

    Thanks. I see what you did to the, uh, color scheme :-)

    also, the teal in the eyes is the cat-version of red eyes.

    Then it’s got to be the tapetum lucidum… *click* ah, yeah, it is. Awesome photos in that article.

    in meatspace, his eyes actually look completely black (as in: most of the time, you can only see them as shiny black surrounded by furry black), even though he actually has gold/yellow irises.

    *pretending to be able to raise one eyebrow*

    Fascinating.

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