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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

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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
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RobCaswell 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!
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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! :)
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Ravens-Eye-Studio Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Did someone say 'nubile virgin sacrifice'?
*hrumph*
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!!
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RobCaswell 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 ;)
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Ravens-Eye-Studio Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
You are quite welcome.

Maybe a museum would be better?
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Mad-Geo Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012
I have been hoping you would finish your series on the samurai films.
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:iconrobcaswell:
RobCaswell 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 ;)
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Mad-Geo Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012
If Seven Samauari is not one of them, I will wonder about your list. ;)
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RobCaswell Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Professional General Artist
:lol: The seven whatnow?
Is that an Adam Sandler movie???



;p
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tommerch Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Phlegm! Phlegm! Phlegm!
In a ship all full of phlegm!
So throw your hankies overboard
There's nothing here but phlegm!
(Phlegm, phlegm, phlegm, phlegm. Phlegm, phlegm, phlegm, phlegm.)

Thos. Merchant
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RobCaswell Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Professional General Artist
There's phlegm above, there's phlegm below, there's phlegm down in the belly,
There's Drip and Clog And Ooz and Sniff
And one guy we call Snotty
(And one guy we call Snotty...)
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tommerch Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:rofl:

Nice return!

Thos. Merchant
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beltminer Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012
hey man sorry to hear you are still sick, captain tripps takes another one. i hope you feel better real soon. merry christmas to you and yours.
g
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:iconrobcaswell:
RobCaswell Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks....


HONK!!!*wheeze...*

You too!!! ;)
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Taka67 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012
Try adding more lens flare to your works, that might break the block! :shifty:


*ducks and covers*
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RobCaswell Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Professional General Artist
Brillaint!!!

;p
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TerranAbassador Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
/me smacks Arcas with rolled up newspaper for making bad pun
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riftroamer Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have not yet fully recovered myself, so I am with you. Just take your time.

On the other hand... you might have only about three days left until - according to some historians (likely having been on hallucinogenes when analyzing the Maya long term calendar) - the world might come to an end. So have a beer.

But then the world might only pause for a couple of seconds to cough up a lung or two. :)

Or THEY build a Hyperspace Bypass... ;-)

Or the Vogons. (THEY effectively) just stop their fleet looking for the Traveller Calendar, while everyone thinks the world is going kaboom soon.

Or... See? Not yet fully recovered won't quite hit the mark...:) :) :)

Wish you a very happy holiday too and a healthy and creative 2013!

Mirco
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RobCaswell Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks man. I wish you luck on The Great Virus War, as well! ;)
I hope you have some memorable plans for Friday night!!!! :D
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riftroamer Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Definitely... Like having a beer more and then some... ;)

It's known to counteract the nausea when being beamed aboard a passing starship after all. Hopefully I remember to bring a towel...

cheers
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AbaKon Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Professional Writer
I share your disease...gaaaah.
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RobCaswell Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Professional General Artist
Yeah, but at least I got an ubercool rapid prototyped Starfarer to cheer my day!
YAAAAA-HOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! What a cool surprise, man! :squee:
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AbaKon Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Professional Writer
I hope you like it. It's my first attempt at such things. It took several tries to get the model formatted so it would work. Merry Christmas, my most excellent friend.
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RobCaswell Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Professional General Artist
Ewe rawk!!!!
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AbaKon Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Professional Writer
Well...maybe a little.
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TerranAbassador Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Student Digital Artist
If you've already coughed up two, I'd say you need to see a doctor....or an exorcist, depending on the cause of the extra lungs.

The sacrifice might work, but society kinda frowns on that kinda thing nowadays.
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RobCaswell Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Professional General Artist
Yeah, well.... society ain't doin' such a great job of getting it right lately, either! :shakefist:
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TerranAbassador Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Student Digital Artist
But society is the one with power........so no sacrifices!

...

I mean it!!
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RobCaswell Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Professional General Artist
Alas.... my creativity rots on the vine.....
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TerranAbassador Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Then sacrifice a beer or something.
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