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December 18, 2012


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Yrrrrrrghh… Yeah, I know. I'm overdue for my samurai cinema top three reviews. But I haven't really been in the right frame of mind… somedays barely in any frame of mind at all. I'm wrestling with round two of Ye Oulde Wintre Headcolde. It hasn't left my brain much analytical maneuvering room so this interim babble will have to suffice until I can get two or three neurons back in a room to have a discussion about medieval Japanese cinematic nuggets.

And of course, there's plenty among you who probably aren't missing it ;p

It's been a strange year. Since late June I've been slogging through my biggest creative desert of… of… THE CENTURY! OK, that sounds a bit hyperbolic, but I don't recall being this creatively stuffed up for the last 13 years. Same thing – less melodrama.

I've tried pushing against the block. I've tried pulling. I've tried just ignoring the block and going all Zen. Either way, no joy. I suspect the muses will not settle for less than a nubile virgin sacrifice, so it seems I have a new Winter project!?! At least I'll try to get to that after I stop coughing up a lung (what happens if I've already coughed up two???).

Well happy holidays to y'all and I certainly hope you managed to avoid the viral bullet that winged me. Here's some visual stocking stuffers for ya – maybe a few DA things you've missed. Click to surf the Vannevar Bush ™ brand hyperlinkadoodle back to the original's page.

X Wing Trench Run by Ohnhai Wall street by AndreeWallin WONDER WOMAN 1945 by RUIZBURGOS Bounty Hunter by el-grimlock APC concept by Jett0 Desert 08-01-11 by ThibaultFischer To Fly by MystrC "Watch Your Step" by caesar120 Neptune's Trident. by Chrisofedf Rudolf says Yo by Loopydave Duel of the Nuts (re-work) by Ohnhai Merchant of Venus by Belibr FALLING SUPERHEROS by lora-zombie Halberd FL 1 WiP by Quesocito _loulou II. by Bloddroppe Wasteland Skiff by Hazzard65 Star Wars, Admiral Ackbar - A4 Coloured Sketch by Carl-Riley-Art

G'won! Click 'em! You know you want to! :D
  • Mood: Zest
  • Listening to: SOMA-FM
  • Reading: "Climbing Olympus" Kevin Anderson
  • Watching: Quality cancelled shows
  • Playing: Too little
  • Eating: Well
  • Drinking: Less
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dinobatfan Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
I'm sorry to hear you've been feeling in such a creative stuck place. This is never a lot of fun. I do hope too that your head cold clears up soon. Not the most fun of holiday seasons huh? I do wish you a much better 2013. :D I too have had a very weird 2012. Hopefully 2013 will be smoother! :D 2012 wasn't bad for me really just weird. ;D
Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Professional General Artist
Hey, thanks for all the well wishing, my friend. The cold still SLOWLY improves. And I'm feeling a bit of a creative tickle that might mean my muse is on the return. Time will tell. And yeah... I'd say my 2012 was "weird". Not "bad", mind you... at least not in any meaningful way. But it's been "challenging".

Hope ya had a great New Years!
dinobatfan Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
I'm glad to hear the cold is clearing up, if slowly. My "New Years" went well if quiet. I'm not complaining, it was nice and pleasant. It's good to get the new year underway though. Hopefully it'll be good for us both. :D Have a great one! :)
Ravens-Eye-Studio Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Did someone say 'nubile virgin sacrifice'?
Hey, I know what you mean about being creatively stuffed up. I had my almost 2 years that ended just recently. I read several articles on what a person can do to boost their creativity and one of the things is to get out in nature. Now, I know you are sick and have to rest and GET BETTER! But, perhaps, if nothing else works for you, that will. I worked for me not long ago. ....Just a thought.

Anyway....I really hope you feel better soon and come out of this with both lungs intact. I can't say that I miss the samurai stuff. But, I can say that I look forward to your journals no matter what they are about. It is good to read something well written, even if the subject matter isn't my favorite thing.

Happy Holidays from me and runemaster!!
Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Professional General Artist
Yeah, gonna be hard to get out in nature for the next few months.... though maybe it's time I finally invest in some gaiters and crampons!!?!

My best to Runie and I hope you both have a great next couple of weeks :D
And thanks for the kind thoughts about my wordage ;)
Ravens-Eye-Studio Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
You are quite welcome.

Maybe a museum would be better?
Mad-Geo Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012
I have been hoping you would finish your series on the samurai films.
Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Professional General Artist
YAY! Someone loves me!!!!!! :ninja:

Don't worry, I will complete it. And one of my absolute faves is on-deck for the treatment ;)
Mad-Geo Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012
If Seven Samauari is not one of them, I will wonder about your list. ;)
Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Professional General Artist
:lol: The seven whatnow?
Is that an Adam Sandler movie???

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