Hey it's been a while. I've been preoccupied doing a little bit of voluntary client work. I shouldn't say too much about them, but they're a government organization that got its funding cut off when we changed prime minister (when the liberals came into power and kicked out labour). So my friend recommended they ask me to do an internet animation campaign for them to put on social media. That's what I've been doing for the last few months. At last it's nearly finished.
Unfortunately my health isn't as good as I thought it was. I was at Centrelink yesterday (for people around the world, it's the company that handles unemployment pensions) attending an interview they set up for me. I started feeling really dizzy and then passed out. Luckily my mum was there. I don't even remember falling over. I was reading a form that I had to sign and the next thing I knew I was waking up on the floor with the staff all concerned and kneeling over me. Apparently I fell on my arm and it really hurts when I try to move it. If only it wasn't my drawing arm. I never wound up signing the form, and I don't know how I'm going to get it back to them. Now I'm concerned that I might pass out again and nobody will be around.
Since moving out of my mum's place, I've missed the functionality and time shift of their Tivo. Over the last couple of days I've been converting my old PC into a home theater PC with Windows Media Center and Windows 7. It's much better for recording shows than my Viera TV. Finally I can set it to record a series and not have to remember to schedule every single episode. Now I just need to learn how to add media libraries.
A few weeks ago I also purchased MotionArtist, which is a software for making multimedia presentations (but is mostly designed for making motion comics). I'm still reading through the manual, but in the near future I hope to use it to add limited animation to comics. I believe I could make something really awesome if I also learn how to animate in Photoshop and put little animated cycles into the comic.
Oh yeah and hope you're all having a great Easter.