One Small Change

August 18th, 2016, 6:53 pm

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Reply NtKGar, August 18th, 2016, 7:04 pm

That typeface for Poe is Prestige Elite Std. Making a note so I don't forget :)

Went camping last week down in Wexford with Paige and a couple of our friends. Good weather for it for the most part, wonderfully clear sky on the Thursday, which was when the Perseid meteor shower was peaking. I stayed up and saw eight meteors. I've never seen the thing where it's just dozens of them streaking across the sky, and I don't know if that happened or not this year because I went to bed around 2AM.

I brought my drawing pad and pencil case along with the intention of getting a couple of panels drawn up while I was there (yes, I'm drawing on paper again) and scanning when we got home, but ended up not drawing a line. I’m up to like the ninth or tenth Dresden book now. I forget the title of it but somebody’s abducted Johnnie Marcone and I’ll be amazed if the comfortable SUV survives.

Anyway, couple of really good days. Paige and Ellen went off on an adventure on their own to visit a haunted house, and really got into the spirit of the thing. Paige was invited to participate in a re-enactment of The Fated Card Came, yelled “WHAT THE SHIT?!!” when the lights cut out, and Ellen nearly died. I forget the context for “HOLY MONKEY!!” but the guide had to stop for a minute before continuing the tour.

Meanwhile back at the camp, the Husbands sat with our books and our beers and enjoyed sitting outside reading our books. Around lunchtime we decided to try and light the small portable barbecue he had brought. It lit, the coals were definitely burning, but very slowly, and he refused to chuck a couple more firelighters on there to speed up the reaction despite knowing full well that that’s what they’re for.

Ultimately we decided that slow stead heat was what it was designed for, and after a couple of slices of Test Toast to confirm it was hot enough to cook on, we got out our wieners. Frankfurters are called hot dogs when they’re boiled, and wieners when cooked over a flame! I don’t know what they’re called when you do them in the microwave, that’s kind of a grey area, but we put our wieners on a grill over a bunch of gently burning coals, turning them with the tongs every couple of minutes until they split and sizzled, dribbling whatever wieners dribble onto the hot coals. Damn those wieners smelled good. I had mine on buttered toast!

Then when the girls got back we shifted the coals from the barbecue into the portable fire pit Paige had bought for the trip and sat reading our books until we realised the chicken we were supposed to be having for dinner had spoiled. Ellen and Paige teamed up again to go to the chip shop, and managed to have another spooky adventure involving the devil on the way, so it all worked out beautifully.

We went to the beach on the last night. We hadn’t been all week even though it was only a short walk from the campsite. Really nice beach there, fine powdery sand as far as the eye can see. This is the middle of the night mind you and there’s no outdoor lighting nearby, so as far as the eye can see is only a couple of metres in this instance, but the sand felt good on my toes and I got the impression the beach was quite big.

Paige and I went paddling. The water was too cold to go swimming, but there was just something pleasant about the way it washed over our feet in the soft sand. We walked up and down in the shallows for a while, enjoying the night and the play of cold water around our ankles until an errant wavelet rebounded off Paige’s leg and leapt up into her nethers, prompting a return to the campfire.

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Reply Ame (Guest), August 18th, 2016, 8:34 pm

The Great Poe has fallen Continuity is a lie and comfort to those that don't art. Drawing is a pain in the butt and after doing commissions for a while I realized that people that do comics are the most patience and kind people. Now tell me more about this "couch" and "kitten Poe".

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