Ellen Million (ellenmillion) wrote,
Ellen Million

Looked up some stuff on eye diseases this morning to try to assist with some story plotting for Jennifer, and caught myself lingering over detached retinas. Bad memories. Really bad memories. It was supposed to be an easy, relatively quick surgery. I was supposed to have my vision when I came out of anesthesia. *shudders* I spent several drugged hours wondering if I was dead and why it hurt to be dead.

*swallows and skips on to happier topics*

Drew a pretty picture at gaming yesterday, and oh! Karen and company brought me a birthday cake! Candles and everything! I was so surprised and delighted and flattered!! *happy foolish grin* It's taken practically a year to get over my shyness, but I'm finally feeling like I fit in with the group. It helps that the GM's are really creative and great, and everyone has an excellent sense of humor. They're neat people. I likes 'em.

Still loving my Palm. Writing all kinds of out-of-order stories and timelines. Starting to use my calendar feature, too. Maybe I can remember to *do* stuff.

My Elfwood gallery needs a *serious* purge. Much stale, unfinished work that should at least be updated, if not just removed.

I'm debating updating my Epilogue gallery, too. I don't know how much additional exposure it would really give me, but if I'm going to do art that pays, I've got to get my name out there. I've only got one piece up there, mostly because they had (have?) pop-ups, and I spend little to no time at sites with pop-ups. I spent some time reading their messageboard recently, and went away feeling that honestly, it's just like Elfwood but snobbier. True, the art slush has been primarily weeded, but the attitudes and maturity are about the same, for all that they tout superiority. I find the 'we're better' attitudes equally off-putting as the seven billionth time hearing the same stupid question from a genuine newbie. There are gems in both places, both in rational thought and sheer talent, and there are trolls and children, too. I also think I may be still peeved that the administrators never even bothered to write back to my repeated emails. Bit of a blow to my ego to realize I'm not worth their time to respond to, after they ask me for free samples. I took a childish, petty pleasure in reading a thread that mentioned prints weren't selling very well through the Peddler's Marketplace. Bad Ellen! Don't be petty! That bites you in the ass! *slaps wrist* Prints have never been big sellers online for me either, to be fair.

Motivated to work on the Project more. I need to write up some FAQ for it, and put together more work for it. I've probably got twenty or thirty pieces by now. Poor Jennie's computer is in pieces right now. :( I'd be crawling walls by now! Actually, maybe I wouldn't, because of my spiffy Palm, but I'd still be awfully upset about it. *strangles someone random just for Jennie*

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