So far, 2014 has been a tech-y year for me. I got Photoshop CS6 up and running and am still ogling all the wonderful tools and enhancements. Adobe have really outdone themselves with new joys like Erodible Tips—brushes that work exactly how dry media does; they wear down gradually the more you use them, and you can resharpen the "nibs" digitally. I also bought a Wacom Intuos Pen and Touch
graphics tablet, which is taking a little getting used to (as expected) but is already proving an excellent addition to my PS adventures.
Me and Beth Stewart
are in the process of organising what I hope will be a regular annual trip to North Wales for the Sci-Fi Weekender
. 2014 includes a Theoretical Zombiologist, so pretty much all of my requirement boxes have already been ticked. I'm looking forwards to the panels again, and all the cosplayers! (Here
is my post from 2013's Weeknder.)
Did I mention before that I've been catching up with the latest Bleach
manga chapters, and also rewatching the anime? I stopped reading Bleach
a couple of years ago because I tend to go through binge phases when something I like is drawn out over a long period (and Bleach
has been going for, like, thirteen years now, so)—I'll leave it alone for big gaps then marathon it in a weekend or whatever. I do this a lot with TV shows, too. Anyway, I am catching up and rewatching and falling in love with it all over again. I want to write loads about it, but I think I'll save it for another post in the future. I have a lot of Bleach
thoughts. But there will be icons soon!
♫ In For the Kill
, by La Roux (Skream Remix).