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12th Jan 2015, 12:05 AM in 6. Red sword
Average Rating: 5 (13 votes)
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Seabiscuit 11th Jan 2015, 12:45 PM edit delete
But, it wasn't eyeless! It had one big one, at least...

Hoo boy. I'm very displeased with this one. In my defense, I was feeling like absolute shit while working on this page.

As much as I love winter, it really wrecks me! The dryness gives me migraines often. And my room gets pretty damn cold; it seeps through the windows and the plastic I put up around the window frame is ineffective, so some days while drawing I really have to struggle because of my shivering.

But the worst has to be what the cold does to my hands (aside from the shivering of course). I have this skin sensitivity thing on my hands where in dry cold weather, my hands crack and bleed.
As I type this, my hand is covered in little cuts that sting and itch. Washing my hands becomes a very painful thing! Sometimes my hand will even puff up a bit and I can't quite make a fist. Yeah it's pretty bad.

I've tried creams and crap, but nothing quite helps. I did buy a pair of cheap gloves from the store and cut the fingers off (it's a black glove, too, I'm like a half assed Benny boy!) which helps a ton but offers no real protection for my fingers, haha, but I can't draw with a regular full glove. Argh.

I did have an aloe plant that helped a TON, but I ended up using like the entire thing last winter and it never quite recovered.:D

So whilest working on this page, I had a migraine, a stomach ache, and proceeded to smear up my tablet with streaks of blood. Aw yeah!

On a better note, tho! The one year anniversary of WA is coming up. This Thursday, in fact! ;D
Gonna update normal as per usual, but there'll be another something going up on Thursday as well.


rufiangel 12th Jan 2015, 12:17 AM edit delete reply
This page turned out fine, seabiscuit! Jeff is super cute. XD; <3 And the twin interactions are made clear here! Responsible sister, ADD brother. XD;;

Btw - really sucks to hear about your hands! D: Could you get another aloe-based gel or something of the like? My room can also get really cold during the winter and freeze up my fingers, so I tend to just pack as much fleece as I can and stick my hands in my pockets randomly when I'm taking 30 second breaks. XD; Then I go into the living room and bask in the heater every thirty minutes. But anyway, the cuts sound terrible T__T (though the gloves make you sound badass!) Maybe you could try those home-spa hand-packs? They might increase the moisture of your skin by a ton if you do an overnight one or something. >_< Gahhh. I hope you find something!! (Blood on the tablet is kinda cool but also not cool. Like admire your dedication but yeah dude D:)
Seabiscuit 12th Jan 2015, 12:37 AM edit delete reply
Heheh, thank you! I'm still not pleased tho! Something is just...Off, somehow, hahah. I'm glad that was clear! The sister is definitely more...Uh, focused.;D

(All that fleece sounds cozy!)
HAH! Badass! It'd probably be more badass if the glove wasn't completely covered in cat hair.:D
Alas, I've tried all kinds of stuff like that! Maybe someday something will stick.D:
(Hahah, cool but not cool...Quite true, awesome way of putting it ;D)
randomNPC 12th Jan 2015, 12:59 AM edit delete reply
Jeff is like a little kid, and its so cute ♥

Sorry about your hands :(
Get well soon...
Seabiscuit 12th Jan 2015, 11:03 AM edit delete reply
Haha, thank you, I'm still glad he's cute!;D

Thank you! Mornings are the best for my hands, my hands seem to heal a lot over night, which is great. The process will begin again, but I'm good for now.;D
Dollipop 12th Jan 2015, 1:00 AM edit delete reply
Love the page omg \(◎o◎)/

Oh my!! I hope your hand is going to be ok!!! Do you think Shea butter lotion will work?? Winter is such a dry season. Its not that cold tho were I live, sadly, cuz I love the cold. We should just switch weathers XD! Speaking of not the same time zone, I actually get this WA page early cuz it's still Sunday here yayayay \OwO/
Seabiscuit 12th Jan 2015, 11:04 AM edit delete reply
Thank you!;D

Hehehe, thanks, I hope so too!:P
Nah...I've tried all that stuff, alas! It is a shame since I do love the cold, haha. I don't think I'd be willing to give up winter entirely!:P

(Hahah! Funnily enough, it's still Sunday for me when I update, too! Only 10pm!;D)
(Cute new avavatar!)
lirvilas 12th Jan 2015, 2:12 AM edit delete reply
Arting with blood all over the place is so totally rock and roll.

That crap happens to my hands too. I recommend humidifiers and staying hydrated. Also, move out of the Midwest!
Seabiscuit 12th Jan 2015, 11:06 AM edit delete reply
HAH! Well, that's an awesome way of putting it!

I had a humidifier, and it did help with my migraines if nothing else. But then it started to, uh, smoke instead of vapor. I should probably get a new one.

Also to the last part, FALSE! Hahaha, despite the damage to my hands, I love the cold too much to leave.;D
Lt. Dom 12th Jan 2015, 3:13 AM edit delete reply
Lt. Dom
Damn! one year huh?!? Oooo boy break out the party supplies!!! I'll brink the drinks!
Seabiscuit 12th Jan 2015, 11:07 AM edit delete reply
Yup! It's hard to believe. It's kinda sneaking up on me, that's for sure!
A party sounds great! I was just gonna make myself some spaghetti and continue to draw.;D
demcleod 12th Jan 2015, 9:56 AM edit delete reply
This page came out great, regardless of the winter weather. That sucks about your hands. I used to have a similar issue. The skin on my hands would peel really bad. It was annoying and gross lol. Happy one year anniversary. My new battery for my laptop should be arriving today. I just pray that fixes it so I can get back to work on S&R.
Seabiscuit 12th Jan 2015, 11:08 AM edit delete reply
Hehe, thank you!:P

Ouch, that sounds painful! I have feet that peel, but not because of the cold...Well mostly that part is my fault but still.:D

Thank you! It's excellent to hear you're finally getting that battery!:D
Cannon. 12th Jan 2015, 11:23 AM edit delete reply
I love how Jeff acts around animals (even if they are slightly mutated) :D
Sorry to hear about your hands :(
Have you tried putting on lotion, then latex gloves? If you use a lot of lotion on your hands then add the gloves, it stops them from drying out at all. It's a little inconvenient during the day, but it might help over night.
Seabiscuit 12th Jan 2015, 12:04 PM edit delete reply
Hahah, I'm glad you like that!;D
Thanks, haha, I have tried that.:(
Oddly enough nights are the most lenient for my hands; they usually heal up (not completely but at least there's less stinging by the next morning), so I don't really need gloves for then.;D
I've tried wearing latex gloves as I draw but...It's a bit too uncomfortable, heh.:D
Stever 12th Jan 2015, 2:13 PM edit delete reply
So nice to see Jeff's sister. I suppose a lease might help but then he's be the laughing stock of the wastelands ;D

I've tried drawing with mittens on, but my sketches turn into blind contours XD
Seabiscuit 12th Jan 2015, 2:16 PM edit delete reply
It's nice to be drawing her!;D
Hahah, too true! Would still be fun to see...;D

HAH...Yeah, pretty much...!
Miaubol 12th Jan 2015, 2:36 PM edit delete reply
Oh no, that sounds bad, I wish you best recovery.


But... but... Jeff is right! It *was* cute! And it had two tongues and everything! That's just über-cute! ..?
Seabiscuit 12th Jan 2015, 2:45 PM edit delete reply
Heheh, thank you! Hopefully the dryness stops a bit. Then I'll be fine.;D

Hahah, agreed! It was cute! Hell, *I'd* pet it! ...If I was sure it wouldn't bite me!
Outlaw 12th Jan 2015, 3:43 PM edit delete reply
Someones all play and someones all business.
Seabiscuit 12th Jan 2015, 4:09 PM edit delete reply
Hahah, pretty much! Jeff definitely needs someone around to keep him focused.;D
sephirencomics 12th Jan 2015, 6:27 PM edit delete reply
Feel better soon!
Also wow- happy anniversary (I can't believe it's already been a year)!
Seabiscuit 12th Jan 2015, 7:25 PM edit delete reply
Haha, thank you!
My hands are alright today at least!

And...I can't believe it either! 200 pages is coming, too...! Not as quickly as 1 year anni, but, still...:D
Skweeee 12th Jan 2015, 8:57 PM edit delete reply
My hands dry up like that when I work a lot outside. It's friggin frustrating! Micheal Jackson had the same thing apparently...?? That's why he would put tape on his fingers, or be wearing one glove. I found that medical tape worked, but it was usually just temporary. The skin under the tape would get all pink and soft and stuff, so I'd be happy for a bit.

In spite of your challenges this page is spot on. I find that I'm getting very attached to the characters more and more.

I hope that you feel better soon. (stoopid winter)

Happy One Year Anniversary for WA!
Seabiscuit 12th Jan 2015, 9:47 PM edit delete reply
(Yay, hi Skweeee!)
Haha, yeah, it really does suck for sure! I have not tried tape...I'll have to look into that!

Thank you!:D
Feeling better so far, and lookin' forward to Thursday!;D
iggycrypt 12th Jan 2015, 11:44 PM edit delete reply
I think it looks great!
Seabiscuit 13th Jan 2015, 12:39 AM edit delete reply
Heheh, thank you very much!;D
undeadloaf 14th Jan 2015, 11:57 PM edit delete reply
AHAHAHAHAH all i can think of now is jeff on one of thos kiddie leashes that look like a monkey. lol
Seabiscuit 15th Jan 2015, 12:02 AM edit delete reply
Hahah! I've seen those! Oh, that would be great to see here. ;D
undeadloaf 15th Jan 2015, 12:35 AM edit delete reply