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Late to the game

Been away for the holidays, and I actually spent very little time connected to the web. So I wish, a little bit late, each and everyone of you a very good year 2011: health, prosperity, fun projects and loads of inspiration in everything you do. Success too, of course, beyond your wildest dreams!
And may it all last way beyond 2011.


Random is random:
At the crew Christmas party, they printed out a lot of wonderful art for the project. I must have taken half the prints, ha ha! They better all make it into the artbook in 2 years.

If you're ever in Montreal, a good Armenian restaurant: Le Petit Alep.
Saw as many friends and colleagues as I could while in Montreal. Sad to hear how slowly the animation biz is going in the city, but there are projects still happening. Just not as many as in the good old days.

Family is overall doing well, but everyone is getting older. My dad has some memory lapses, slightly worrisome knowing alzheimer runs on his side of the family. My grandpa, who is turning 89 tomorrow, was also feeling rather low for the very first time. He's always been strong and solid. A bit scary. I hugged both my grandparents very hard, as I'm always afraid these could be the last time I see them.

Found myself in an impromptu High School reunion- just girls. As one of them said "At least, now we're all mature!" so catching up with everyone was pleasant. One of them was a bodyguard to a few Quebec politicians.

Slept a whole lot. I'll miss that.
Ate too much, but less than last year.

I find myself having trouble motivating myself continuing Horus. The energy comes and goes. Meanwhile, I just want to draw another fancomic. I've already doodled 40 thumbnail pages.
Got to do the Explorer story: the roughs are done, now to clean it all up and make it pretty (and fix whatever is wonky).

I had one cool Zhao dream! A huge mix of nonsense stuff: Azula giving Sokka's space sword to Zhao, who was fighting werewolves with said space sword and Sokka trying to get his sword back at the same time. Apparently, it was all Azula's trap or something.

Those would be the highlights. Tomorrow, back to regular work schedule. Can't wait to see how the project will evolve over the year.

Comments

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alexds1
Jan. 4th, 2011 07:20 am (UTC)
I had the same thought about my grandma last Xmas :C Unfortunately I was right. I'm glad you had a good time visiting with your friends and family!

Also that dream sounds amazing.
rufftoon
Jan. 11th, 2011 06:42 am (UTC)
I hope I'm wrong about my grandma and grandpa...but at the same time, I got to be ready for it.

And that dream was fun, even if it made no sense. I mean, Zhao could cut through almost anything with that space sword (including werewolves).
snapes_angel
Jan. 4th, 2011 08:50 am (UTC)
Maybe one of the werewolves could be Jet. >=3
rufftoon
Jan. 11th, 2011 06:42 am (UTC)
Ooooh, could be. Why not? In dreams, anything can happen.
secondlina
Jan. 4th, 2011 03:08 pm (UTC)
Happy new year! I'm glad you got to hug all your family. There's never enough family hugging!

Yeah, stuff is a bit slow in Montréal right now, but watcha gonna do. Such is life...

Maybe it's hard to work on Horus because you put so much of yourself in the movies/shows you work on. They all feel like your projects. And the "professional" projects advance at a much faster pace.

rufftoon
Jan. 11th, 2011 06:43 am (UTC)
My family is a bit far away, so hugs are definitely in order when we get together.

I do hope business picks up in Montreal.
youkaislayer
Jan. 4th, 2011 03:28 pm (UTC)
Ooh an Avatar dream. I love Avatar dreams although none of mine have ever featured Zhao before which is sad. I had this one dream where the four nations were competing in an Olympics after the war and Sokka did something to knock out one of the guys on the Fire Nation team so he was compelled by his sister and his soon to be brother in law Firelord Zuko (I am a Zutarian after all)to compete in his stead. Ty Lee was revealed to be part Air Nomad and was competing for the Air Nomad team. Aang wanted to compete for his nation but the other delegates were whining that he had an unfair advantage being the Avatar so he wasn't allowed. I wonder if Zhao was in it would he compete for the Fire Nation or the Water Tribe?
rufftoon
Jan. 11th, 2011 06:45 am (UTC)
Ha ha, great dream!
As for Zhao, it would depend: if it is canon Zhao, definitely for the Fire Nation. If from Water Tribe...ermmm...the Olympic comitee may want to disqualify him from certain events in which he wouldn't belong.
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thistle_chaser
Jan. 4th, 2011 04:09 pm (UTC)
Zhao, who was fighting werewolves with said space sword

*laughs* I'd pay to see that!
rufftoon
Jan. 11th, 2011 06:45 am (UTC)
I wish I had a dream recorder so I could play it back.
alisa_tana
Jan. 4th, 2011 05:33 pm (UTC)
Zhao dreams, I find, are always bizarre. I had one (about a year and a half ago) where Zhao could shoot lazers, and Katara was fighting him, but not with water, but bending blocks of digital energy. Yeah.
rufftoon
Jan. 11th, 2011 06:46 am (UTC)
Zhao Tron? Heck, as a dream it would work!
eiko82
Jan. 4th, 2011 05:39 pm (UTC)
Happy New Year!!

BTW I finally saw 'How to Train Your Dragon'. Absolutely awesome movie! I loved it to bits. Toothless is just too cute. It's one of my fav. animated movies ever.
rufftoon
Jan. 11th, 2011 06:47 am (UTC)
Happy New Year right back at ya!
Glad you enjoyed Dragon! I'm curious to see what they'll do with the sequel. I have no idea what they're up to in their corner...
wanderingdreamr
Jan. 4th, 2011 05:42 pm (UTC)
"I had one cool Zhao dream! A huge mix of nonsense stuff: Azula giving Sokka's space sword to Zhao, who was fighting werewolves with said space sword and Sokka trying to get his sword back at the same time. Apparently, it was all Azula's trap or something." I want pictures of that. XD

And have a happy and productive new year!
rufftoon
Jan. 11th, 2011 06:47 am (UTC)
I should do a picture of that...must make time for it!
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rufftoon
Jan. 11th, 2011 06:50 am (UTC)
I don't think I've talked in my sleep in years, but my parents remember me yelling "ALL ABOARD!!" one night.

Best wishes to you and your family too. All the health and wealth.
egoulet
Jan. 4th, 2011 06:17 pm (UTC)
Bonne Annee Johane! :)

Sorry to hear that it's getting harder to leaving the family behind... I a little nervous about that in the future. My grandparents aren't of this world anymore, but I feel blessed to have healthy parents!

Looking forward to see you in 2011! Still haven't figured out exactly when or for what occasion (CTN maybe?), but I will go to LA at some point this year :)
rufftoon
Jan. 11th, 2011 06:52 am (UTC)
I talk to them every weekend, so it helps. We should try something like Skype at some point, or some videochat. It would be fun to see each others that way.
But not all the time, ha ha!
You would be most definitely welcome back here at any time in 2011! Just let me know when.
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rufftoon
Jan. 11th, 2011 06:55 am (UTC)
All the best to you too! Inspiration and great writing!

I wonder if my dream had continued if Zhao would have gotten bit. He'd make a great werewolf.
redvelvetaddict
Jan. 4th, 2011 10:34 pm (UTC)
Happy New Year to you, too! <3
rufftoon
Jan. 11th, 2011 06:58 am (UTC)
Best (late) new year wishes to you!
evebolt
Jan. 5th, 2011 01:06 am (UTC)
Bonne année a toi aussi! Je te souhaite un bon 2011, avec beaucoup de bonnes choses :)


rufftoon
Jan. 11th, 2011 06:58 am (UTC)
Je te souhaite la pareille! Pleins de bons projets aussi. J'espère que ça va bouger un peu à Montréal.
mana_runigha
Jan. 5th, 2011 07:09 am (UTC)
Team Space Sword!!! :P
rufftoon
Jan. 11th, 2011 06:56 am (UTC)
But Zhao doesn't share the space sword, so there's no team.
Poor Sokka will have to get it back the hard way.
4eyedblonde
Jan. 7th, 2011 12:48 am (UTC)
I'm glad you had a good New Year! That dream sounds epic. Next comic, maybe? *Waggles eyebrows*
rufftoon
Jan. 11th, 2011 06:57 am (UTC)
Ha ha, I don't know if I could make a comic out of that mess of a dream. But a doodle could be fun.
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