Just a quick note.
I have been undergoing a new treatment called Beta Reset that has been very promising. It has not removed the source of my physical pain, but it has helped me cope with it a bit better, by retraining my pain threshold and how I perceive pain. I’ve got a bit more endurance and a little less general aching, so that’s a good thing. We’ll see how it hangs in over time, and what I need to do to maintain it. The downside was that it took me away from my studio for two days this week, so once again, I’m behind.
But this behind is a better sort of behind. I have an on-arc story page in the works, one of the 8 remaining in the volume. That means I need to get cracking on a new print version, doesn’t it? YES! I have all of the base art ready and one panel completed, and two partially done (out of six). I hope to have this one done by sometime Tuesday, but don’t hold me to it, it’s a holiday weekend and I haven’t been myself lately. I may have to adjust the update day at this rate. Maybe change it to Wednesday. We’ll see.
I need to get a new ergonomic keyboard. The Microsoft Natural Keyboard isn’t cutting it — not enough incline to the keys to relieve tension on my wrists. I’m used to a SafeType keyboard, where the typing surfaces are vertical instead of horizontal, and a flat keyboard just plain hurts. But I went through two SafeTypes in two years, and that’s just too much money too quickly. So I’m looking at the Comfort Keyboard System, this truly scary creation with the keyboard in three sections on adjustable pedestals with gearlike, toothed wheels to set their positions. It’s no cheaper than a SafeType, but it has a 2 1/2-year warranty and is supposed to durable as all get out. We’ll find out.
Also, I have to inform you that The Non Con had to do an emergency name change. It is now The DigiCon (www.thedigicon.com). It’s still next weekend, and I’m still going to be one of the online guests. Turns out “non-con” has a negative connotation in some types of fan fiction that we won’t get into, thank you VERY much, because that sort of thing just isn’t discussed in polite company. You may look it up if you wish. But suffice to say, it had nothing to do with this convention, and the organizers wished to distance themselves, rightly so, from this alternate meaning.