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Saturday, May 23rd, 2015
7:00 am
What might have been
Really wish Disney had followed through with this one. Even if their traditional animation unit is gone, they still could have "farmed it out" someone else like they did with the opening scenes in "Enchanted". I guess, "Zootopia" is the best we can expect from them for a while.

http://moviepilot.com/posts/2015/05/18/princess-academy-concept-art-shows-all-of-your-favorite-disney-princesses-together-in-one-place-2940248?lt_source=external,manual,manual,manual,manual,manual

Current Mood: disappointed
Saturday, April 25th, 2015
7:14 pm
A thought
I was re-reading some of my old stories that I have written about Cassie and her universe and I began to wonder. Some years ago, I had toyed with the idea of collecting all of my short stories and sending them to a publisher like Sofawolf Press to see if they would be interested in collecting them into one published book. However ,before this could be done, my stuff would need severe editing and syntax correcting. Quite frankly, I do not have the time to undertake such a huge task. And even if I did so, would they be interested? I mean, I thought these little stories were ok, but I have gotten so little feed back on them that I just don't know. At any rate,I doubt this will ever come about since both my job and my home take up so much of my time these days. Heck,just trying to write any new material is so dicey given the fact that I am usually dead tired when I get home from work(I have to get up each day at 3:30 am and I work until 1pm,but I am "on call" until 4pm for emails and or phone calls). Just a random thought to air out.

Current Mood: frustrated
Friday, February 27th, 2015
6:48 pm
Goodbye,Leonard
On the passing today of Leonard Nimoy.When I grew up in the early 70's,there wasn't anything on TV that you could consider serious science fiction.Only Star Trek TOS was there(yes,I know about Lost In Space but that was too campy to be considered serious).I spent my whole childhood watching every episode each day it was on.I always admired Spock.To me,he was the voice of reason in an era that didn't have any(this was the Nixion,Watergate,Vietnam period).I know that people don't live forever,but what Nimoy gave Spock was human logic that we all sometimes lack.I am in morning for his loss and I hope we can all remember what he did for science fiction.Aliens didn't have to be multi headed ugly evil beings.Thank you Spock.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P9NSpAdGxgU

Current Mood: sad
Friday, January 30th, 2015
8:08 pm
You have been warned!
Here is a collection of the stupidest, dumbest, most idiotic metal videos you will ever see. Enjoy!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9BZxnqDz0C4&index=7&list=FLp7QWFpzb1bjj2_F5XPn_Pw

Current Mood: weird
Thursday, January 29th, 2015
7:08 pm
Wednesday, December 31st, 2014
9:17 pm
Goodbye 2014.Hello 2015
For me,this past year was one of change & stress(mostly revolving around the various Supervisor positions I took to get back to a day shift that I now have).I am hoping that the next year will allow me to regain some ground.Anyway,I wish everyone watching me a very Happy New Year! And since I find that New Years Rockin' Eve show to a bit "bland",here is a better tune for the New Year: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oX5ciDo29GY

Current Mood: good
Thursday, December 25th, 2014
1:20 am
Answer for question 4162.
Pet peeves are those seemingly-minor things people do or say that really annoy you. What tops your list of pet peeves?
A re-vamped LJ page that works worse than the previous one.
Wednesday, December 24th, 2014
6:54 pm
Merry Christmas to all!
Hope you and yours have a great holiday and here is a classic tune for the occasion.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=42oiyKLPY8k

Current Mood: cheerful
11:04 am
Answer for question 4162.
Pet peeves are those seemingly-minor things people do or say that really annoy you. What tops your list of pet peeves?
Commercials that claim to show "nationwide" coverage of whatever service they are selling,yet only show the lower 48.I guess if you live in Alaska or Hawaii you are out of luck.
Friday, December 12th, 2014
7:20 pm
This made my day.
It really did! ^.^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jaRoqslM4W0

Current Mood: geeky
Saturday, December 6th, 2014
9:56 pm
Okay.It's time!
I got the Christmas tree up,the house all decorated,so it's time to get the Holidays started with tune.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p7w98kNKd8o

Current Mood: accomplished
Friday, December 5th, 2014
7:32 pm
An update of sorts
Been a while,so I figured I would let everyone know how I am doing.I am still alive for the most part.Got off nights at work,and I am working days once again.But,there are some things that come with that.My hours are 5am to 1pm(which means I have to get up at 3:40 am each morning to get ready).I have almost 30 Janitors that I have to Supervise and a boss that has very little compassion or understanding on most issues. Worse,most of my staff are in buildings that are so spread out that it takes you 45 min. to walk to the farthest one.Granted,I do have a van,but we only have one that I and my head janitor have to share(in other areas,the supervisor has his own vehicle.Although they keep promising I will get one someday).To say that this job is stressful at times is an understatement. Worse, because my boss keeps assuming that I know certain procedures unique to this dept and fails to tell me leading to situations that me look like an idiot.Uh,I may have been a custodial supervisor for a year now but most of that time was spent IN ANOTHER FRICKIN' DEPT that had different policies and procedures. Gaah! And of course,when something doesn't get done or is not done right,my boss let's me know.Even if I am home after working hours(we have work issued I phones that I am required to have on until at least 7 pm daily).I have 10 more years until I retire.Lord only knows if I can make it that long.

Current Mood: drained
Friday, September 5th, 2014
1:08 pm
Jim Hardiman - My thoughts
My thoughts on Jim's passing.I first came across Jim's art waay back in 1995.Jim had submitted some of his artwork to the b/w comic Furlough I believe.I was impressed at his talent and seeing his address in the back of the book(for prints he was selling of his art) I bought some and began to correspond with him for a few years about the fandom.I still have all of the letters that Jim wrote back to me(this was when the internet was still very embryonic).Well,I had asked Jim if he would mind drawing a pick of my character Cassie in my sketch book.Since the only con back then was Confurrence and I didn't have enough money to go,I asked if I could mail him my sketchbook(agreeing to pay the postage of course plus whatever fee he wanted for his work).Jim not only agreed but only charged me a couple of dollars for the inked drawing! Now,this was a time when most furry artists were only taking commissions at conventions and doing sketchbooks there as well.This made Jim Hardiman the very first artist to ever draw Cassie The Rock Vixen.Here is the pick he did: https://www.furaffinity.net/view/2913685/

I have the original b/w inked sketch in my sketch book.This is a copy I made of it that I colored myself many years ago so it could be used as a future commission reference guide.
I always meant to tell Jim that he was the one who "started it all" in terms of my collecting picks of Cassie,but I never had the guts to rib him about it.
I recall how enthusiastic Jim was about the fandom back in those days and I saw how jaded he became with it once the internet "opened the floodgates" to everyone's own take on it art wise and other wise.I did talk with him off and on via email and I could see his point on a lot of fronts.plus,Jim had been treated pretty badly by some "fans" of his art over commissions and it kind of got under his skin a bit.I regret not keeping in touch with him these last few years,but given my RL issues and his own health problems I guess things like that fall by the way side.

I will miss Jim's wicked sense of humor and his incredible artistic talent.

I just hope the Skunworks gals don't torment you too badly in the great hereafter.

Current Mood: sad
Tuesday, August 12th, 2014
4:07 pm
Just an update
Thought I would give everyone an update on my condition.Thanks to both early treatment with Prednisone plus using an electro shock device on my face that was intended for lower back pain,I have just about made a full recovery and regained everything I lost.Plus I can whistle again too. You have know idea what a good feeling it is do be able to do that.Thanks to everyone for your kind wishes for my speedy recovery.

Current Mood: thankful
Saturday, July 26th, 2014
10:19 pm
Figures.
Had an interesting thing happen to me.When I woke up this Morning, I found that I could not close my right eye and that the right side of my mouth was drooping.Panicking,I had my sister bring me to the ER(since I thought I was having a stroke).I was quickly admitted and they did a barrage of tests(blood samplies,EKG & a Catscan).The good news is that my brian has no legions or tumors or any sign of a stroke.The bad news is that I was diagnosed with Bell's Palsy Syndrome.Apparently,the large nerve that controls the facial muscles on the right side of my face is some swelling in it.I was told that medical science still doesn't know what causes it,but early treatment can cause the condition to reverse in a few weeks.I am on a high dosage of prednisone and I have to keep my right eye lubricated with saline solution and wear an eye patch at night(so I don't damage my eye).Funny part is,right after I was discharged with my meds,I went to work for 8 hours on OT.Granted,trying to eat with only 1/2 your mouth is a load of fun and I won't bother going into my eye discomfort.So,we just march on.

Current Mood: gloomy
Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014
7:23 pm
Stuff of note
Tomorrow, I turn 49.A few weeks ago was the anniversary of when I discovered the fandom. I have been involved with Furry for 22 years now.Do I feel old? Oh,yeah! But,I am still alive and kicking so I am grateful for that.

Current Mood: amused
Thursday, June 26th, 2014
6:23 pm
Can't believe it!
Just found out that I will be moving to 2nd shift at work! I was offered a Supervisor's position in in different dept a few days back and I accepted. I just got my release date from my current boss.I will be starting the new job on July 13th.Now,I was about to start a two week vacation this Friday.But,since I am leaving,my boss asked(well,begged actually) if I would only take next week,then come back for a few days to "close up shop" and help my foreman with the transition(he is going to run the shift until a new Supervisor is hired.I have asked him if he want's the job,since I think he would be great at it but he hasn't decided yet).To say this is great news is an understatement.While I did like my job and I had a good group of guys working for me,this 11:00pm to 7:00 am thing was getting old fast.The new hours I am working(5:00pm to 12:45 am) is a LOT easier to take.Considering my birthday is a week from today,this was the best present I could have gotten so far.

Current Mood: cheerful
Friday, May 30th, 2014
8:12 pm
Know what?
I think this commercial would even scare a fursuiter. 0.0 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AqMjB7lXWQQ

Current Mood: shocked
Saturday, April 19th, 2014
11:45 pm
For Easter
An ancient prayer for it's true meaning.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ych_dTX8G0

Current Mood: thoughtful
Friday, January 24th, 2014
12:54 pm
So far
Since I have taken this new "graveyard shift" job,I can honestly say that I do not like it very much at all.The hours are killing me,the "drama" I have to deal with nightly with my staff get's on my nerves plus I am always getting emails from my boss about "problems" with what's being done or not being done.Honestly,if I hadn't taken out two loans(one to get my teeth fixed,the other to get my roof fixed) I would have been happy to have stayed at my lower paying day job. What really stinks is I have seen day positions in my job title in other depts. open up,but because I haven't finished my probation period yet I can't apply for them via transfer.What really hurts is that I have this sinking feeling that when I do become eligible to transfer,I will have to wait YEARS for a Supervisor to either retire or die. *sigh* My depression is getting worse and I don't know if I will be able to hang on until July.There are times,when you think you made the right choice and then there are times when you think you made a mistake.Granted,I am making more money than I ever have before in my life,but did I make a "deal with the devil" to get it? I dunno.

Current Mood: depressed
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