Thursday, March 28, 2013

Once A Cast Member

This is the most personal of all my Walt Disney Animation Canada (WDAC) keepsakes: my cast member badge. Sure, anyone named Cindy has one. But what makes this special was that I wore it everyday for the four years I was there. I would have also taken the mouse-shaped door sign, but there was no way to hang that at home.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Shanghai Interlude on the Blog

Celebrating my very first completed story, I have been working on various versions for sharing. There is now a PDF file up on Google Docs. The link is available at the bottom of this blog. Simply click on the Shanghai Interlude banner to download for your eReader. Still learning all the features of the Calibre eBook manager. It's really handy for conversions. The new PDF includes a cover and is a smaller format for eReaders. I am eager to upload this onto my device.
Also, I now have a Chinese translation on Google Docs. It's the first time, I used this feature. Although, it gives a complete translated text, it still is not perfect. Translations are seldom perfect. Grammar is almost always lost in translation. But I like it enough to keep using it in future.
It's been a long time since I last written a new word. Because, the character relationships and plot is a lot more complex, I would like to mull over it some more. Rewriting Shanghai Interlude made me cautious of how to handle it.
Anyway, these little projects help me immerse in that world. That's not a bad thing.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Text to Path Animation

Playing around with the Text to Path feature in GIMP. I added a paintbrush stroke and animated the letters in 6 frames. The only letter that didn't move at all was D. It had more than one part, the middle D and the outer D, which would deform if moved.

Monday, March 18, 2013

What's New


Was invited to share original writing on ReadWave. First complete story is a rewrite of Shanghai Interlude. Go to the page up top with the same name to read it from the widget. Anyone else can follow on FictionPress. Seeing as how it had its origin there. Already received a favourable review the same day I published it.

Photography Portfolio
I have over five hundred items in the pictures folder of my computer. Most of it are photos of my fish. There is a link to the portfolio I started a few days ago, at the top.


This page of references has been reverted to draft, seeing as it is not my content. I may need to refer to it occasionally, checking to see if the links still work.