This is “Familiar”

So… “Familiar” is shaping up pretty well so far, better than I really expected it to. The main character just needs some design tweaks and be cleaned up a bit (AKA: Not scratchy sketches) and his “partner” is in the middle of a whole new redesign. Sigh! It’s a slow process but it will get there eventually. The story-line is also in the works…. big time. Right now all I’ve really got is the introduction but that’s only because I’m still working on the frame story. I’ll update when I get the chance; school, work, and the holidays is all very stress-making and time-consuming. But I have the general idea for where I am going with it and like I said, I will update when I get the chance. PEACE!!






26 November 2013

Joy was surrounded by packages.  I asked, “Have you been Christmas shopping?”

” A lady brought me some winter boots.  She said, ‘I hope you don’t mind, they’re used.’  I said, “Thanks, I don’t care if they’re used. I only care if they keep my feet warm.’ I looked at them. “They’re in good shape and they have felt liners. These will keep you really warm.”

Joy was looking at a hole in her woolen glove. “That reminds me,” I said, ” I found a pair of winter gloves on the bus. They’re too small for me. Try them on.”

“They fit great, thanks! Jacques brought this little fake Christmas tree. I asked him if he was coming down tomorrow. He said, ‘Tomorrow, haven’t you heard? There is going to be a big snowstorm.  Me, I’m going home to hide until it’s over.’ So, I…

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Commenting – Does it exist?

I’ve noticed that nobody ever really likes to comment on my blog, like, ever. Of course, comment appear to be rare on some of the other blogs I follow too… It just doesn’t make any sense to me. So I’m going to tag the daylights out of this post just to see if I can manage to get even ONE bloody comment. Ciao!

Look in the “Looking Glass”

My latest creation, “The Girl in the Looking Glass,” is coming along nicely, even if it is taking forever. I guess that’s something I’ll have to learn to deal with since I’m a full-time student and part-time cashier/hostess. I don’t mean college student though… not yet anyways; I HAVE been accepted to one of my favorites though. Anyways, back to the main point of the post. I really am working hard at it, especially since there’s a chance I could get it published with an artist that I’m acquainted with. I’m just so glad I’ve at least got SOMETHING in the works.

An no, no sneak peeks. Only me the artist and a friend that’s been helping me with idea’s are allowed to see/read the unfinished work. All I will say is that if you like science fictional stories, involving the supernatural, as well as mysteries, you will definitely have a chance of enjoying “The Girl in the Looking Glass.”

PS – Be on the look-out for it in the future on 😀

So I Decided to Google Famous Things that Happened Today in History…

This Day in History for 1st November
Events 1 – 100 of 253

996 – First recorded use of modern name for Austria in the ‘Ostarrîchi Document’
1210 – King John of England begins imprisoning Jews
1248 – Earl Willem II of Holland crowned as RC German emperor
1349 – Duke of Brabant orders execution of all Jews in Brussels, accusing them of poisoning the wells
1462 – Archduke Albrecht VI van Habsburg occupies Vienna
1512 – Michelangelo’s paintings on ceiling of Sistine Chapel in Vatican, Italy 1st exhibited
1570 – All Saints Flood, tidal wave in the North Sea devastates the coast from Holland to Jutland; killing more than 1,000 people.
1604 – William Shakespeare’s tragedy “Othello” 1st presented
1611 – Shakespeare’s romantic comedy “Tempest” 1st presented
1612 – (22 October O.S.) Time of Troubles in Russia: Moscow, Kitai-gorod, is captured by Russian troops under command of Dmitry Pozharsky
1623 – Fire at Plymouth, Massachusetts destroys several buildings
1628 – French king Louis XIII occupies La Rochelle
1671 – French King Louis XIV & RC German emperor Leopold I sign secret anti-Dutch treaty
1683 – The British crown colony of New York is subdivided into 12 counties.
1721 – Prince Eugenius of Savoye unveals statue of himself
1755 – Lisbon earthquake kills more than 50,000
1765 – Stamp Act goes into effect in British colonies
1776 – Mission San Juan Capistrano founded in California
1783 – Continental Army dissolved; George Washington’s “Farewell Address”
First US President George Washington 1784 – Maryland grants citizenship to Lafayette & his descendents
1787 – 1st free school in NYC (African Free School) opens
1800 – John Adams becomes the first US president to live in White House
1802 – Delegates meet at Chillicothe, Ohio to form a state constitutional convention.
1814 – Congress of Vienna opens to re-draw the European political map after the defeat of France, in the Napoleonic Wars.
1834 – 1st published reference to poker (as Mississippi riverboat game)
1848 – 1st US woman’s medical school opens (Boston)
1849 – Dutch government of Thorbecke forms
1859 – The current Cape Lookout, North Carolina, lighthouse was lit for the first time. Its first-order Fresnel lens can be seen for about 19 miles (30 kilometers), in good conditions.
1861 – Gen George B McClellan made general in chief of Union armies
1863 – -8] Averell’s Raid (on)to Lewisburg, West Virginia
1863 – Fortifications built on Angel Island (SF Bay) by troops
1865 – Zutphen-Fishing Dutch railway opens
1866 – 1st Civil Rights Bill passes
1867 – “Harpers Bazaar” publishes
1869 – Deli Me forms T B V tobacco in Sumatra
1870 – US Weather Bureau begins operations (24 locations)
1876 – King Willem III opens North Sea Canal (Amsterdam-IJmuiden)
1876 – New Zealand’s provincial government system is dissolved.
1877 – Dutch government of Heemskerk-Van Lynden resigns
1878 – Edward Scripps & John Sweeney found Penny Press (Cleveland Press)
1884 – The Gaelic Athletic Association is set up in Hayes’s Hotel in Thurles, County Tipperary.
1885 – Pope Leo XIII publishes encyclical Immortale Dei
1886 – Ananda College, a leading Buddhist school in Sri Lanka was established with 37 students.
1889 – North and South Dakota entered the Union as the 39th and 40th states
1894 – Vaccine for diphtheria announced by Dr Roux of Paris
Absolute monarch Nicholas II 1894 – Nicholas II becomes the new Tsar of Russia after his father, Alexander III, dies.
1896 – 1st bare-breasted women (Zulu) to appear in National Geographic Magazine
1901 – Sigma Phi Epsilon, the largest national male collegiate fraternity is established at Richmond College, in Richmond, VA.
1904 – George Bernard Shaw’s “John Bull’s Other Island,” premieres in London
1910 – 1st issue of “Crisis” published by editor W E B Du Bois
1913 – Notre Dame upsets Army 35-13, 1st to use forward pass effectively
1914 – Connie Mack asks waivers on Jack Coombs, Eddie Plank & Chief Colby
1914 – German-British naval battle at Coronel, Chile
1914 – Pope Benedictus Xv’s encyclical Ad beatissimi, against integrity
1914 – Von Hindenburg named marshal of Eastern front
1915 – Parris Island is officially designated a Marine Corps Recruit Depot.
1916 – Paul Miliukov delivers in the State Duma the famous “stupidity or treason” speech, precipitating the downfall of the Boris Stürmer government.
1917 – In WW I, the 1st US soldiers are killed in combat
1918 – 102 die in a NYC BMT subway derailment at Malbone Street Brooklyn
1918 – Yugoslav battleship Viribus Unitis sunk by Italians
Baseball Legend Connie Mack 1920 – Eugene O’Neill’s “Emperor Jones,” premieres in NYC
1920 – American Fishing Schooner Esperanto defeats the Canadian Fishing Schooner Delawana in the First International Fishing Schooner Championship Races in Halifax.
1921 – National Birth Control League & Voluntary Parenthood League merge as American Birth Control League
1922 – Ottoman Empire abolished
1922 – Queen Wilhelmina opens Dutch Historical Maritime museum in Amsterdam
1923 – Bruno E Lucander forms Aero E/Y (Finnair)
1924 – 1st US NHL franchise, Boston Bruins founded
1924 – Forest Peters of Montana State U hits 17 of 22 attempted field goals
1925 – VARA, Vereniging van Workers Radio Amateurs forms in Amsterdam
1926 – US Air Commerce Act passes
1928 – 1st celebration of Author’s Day
1928 – Bradman scores a century each innings (131 & 133*), NSW v Qld
1928 – Graf Zeppelin sets airship distance record of 6384 km
1929 – Lundy, part of British Isles, issue its own stamps
1931 – Dupont introduces synthetic rubber
Rocket Scientist Werner von Braun 1932 – Wernher von Braun named head of German liquid-fuel rocket program
1935 – TS Eliot’s “Murder in the Cathedral,” premieres in London
1936 – Benito Mussolini describes alliance between Italy and Germany as an "axis"
1936 – Rodeo Cowboy’s Association founded
1937 – Stalinists executed by shooting Pastor Paul Hamberg and seven members of Azerbaijan’s Lutheran community (including three women).
1938 – German colonel-general Gerd von Runstedt retires
1938 – NL batting champ Ernie Lombardi is named MVP
1938 – Seabiscuit beats War Admiral in a match race at Pimlico
1939 – 1st animal conceived by artificial insemination (rabbit) displayed
1939 – 1st jet plane, Heinkel He 178, demonstrated to German Air Ministry
1939 – Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Sertum laetitiae
1940 – 1st US air raid shelter, Fleetwood, Pa
1940 – Dutch “Curfew” forms (12 AM – 4 AM)
1941 – Chetniks attacks Tito’s partizans in Uzice Yugoslavia
1941 – Japanese marine staff officiers Suzuki/Maejima arrive in Pearl Harbor
Soviet Union Premier Joseph Stalin 1942 – 10th day of battle at El Alamein
1942 – John H Johnson publishes 1st issue of Negro Digest
1943 – Dim-out ban lifted in SF Bay area
1943 – US troops land on Bougainville Island on Solomon Island
1944 – Mary Coyle Chase’ “Harvey,” premieres in NYC
1944 – Zeeuws & Flanders freed
1944 – World War II: Units of the British Army land at Walcheren in the Netherlands.
1945 – 1st issue of Ebony magazine published by John H Johnson
1946 – Charles S Johnson becomes 1st black president of Fisk University
1946 – Cleveland Indians owner Bill Veeck’s right foot is amputated

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