Hi, my name is Patty and I love art. I was known as "keirajo" over on Fur Affinity, but I have chosen to leave that site permanently as of April 30, 2015. About my username..."Keira-Jo" was an Echidna female I created for a Sonic the Hedgehog fan club back in 1996. When the fan club disbanded I used her in fan-fiction I wrote. She's been a big part of my life for a very long time, so I often use her name or image as my avatar when I am online anywhere.
Soooooooooooooooo.................."Transformers: The Last Knight" came out on DVD today. Yeah, I did not like the movie, but as a Transformers fan who [unfortunately] owns all the others to come before this one in the Michael Bay franchise..............I still got up early to ride an earlier bus to Wal-Mart and pick up a copy before work this morning. wry laugh I was looking at Seibertron.com yesterday and saw a huge new wave of "Last Knight" figures are coming out (they should've been out with the release of the movie on DVD, if you want my opinion) in the near future. Including a deluxe class Hot Rod (why did they make you French, really???)................which beats the heck out of the Wal-Mart exclusive thing that basically is a big doll that folds in half to transform. Oh wait, it says that the deluxe class Hot Rod coming out is also exclusive to Wal-Mart?!? Are you kidding me? That kinda sucks, since our Wal-Mart cares very little for boys' toy action figures if it's not Star Wars...........their Transformers is a tiny little portion at the end of the action figure aisle.
I also read an article on this site about Toys 'R' Us considering filing bankruptcy and as a result, many toy distributors are going to stop selling product to TRU--although Hasbro is not one of them. So, TRU will still get their massive shipments of "Star Wars" product..............but maybe if someone like BanDai pulls out of selling product to TRU, maybe the Transformers product will get some more space in that aisle. Because next to Star Wars and Marvel toys.............the biggest stuff taking up space at our TRU is "Power Rangers". A part of me does hope this will happen, because Hasbro's next upcoming comic book tie-in Transformers toyline is "The Power of the Primes". There's actually a lot of good stuff upcoming in this line--a new Optimus Prime, of course--but this is neat, because it has an internal piece that is modeled after the original animated series Orion Pax character. Also............a new Dinobot line release--and now they are making them a COMBINER, called Volcanus. And my favorite announcement of this line...............RODIMUS PRIME. For goodness' sake.............please do not let THAT one be a Wal-Mart exclusive. I may just cry. headdesk
I know, I know................you're probably tired of hearing me talk about Transformers. laughs But just one more, thing, I promise--aren't you guys happy I CAN'T draw giant robots? Because you know that's what I'd be drawing half the time. chuckle Anyways..............remember my very awesome Chinese knock-off Rodimus figure I got back in July? Well............I decided to get a display case--and I went all out, using some scrapbooking paper (of galaxy designs) along three sides of the interior. I found a good pic of planet Cybertron and pasted that on the back portion. And I also added (in vehicle mode) my original G1 Rodimus Prime and [Targetmaster] Hot Rod figures in the display. I'm super-happy with it, though it was a bit odd to try and take a good photo without the case reflecting everything all around it. XD
On to other things, though...............XiaoMao made a nifty front page for me, for my Toyhou.se account: http://toyhou.se/keirajo It's pretty spiff, even if my technologically challenged self had issues trying to get it uploaded properly. LOL
Inktober is coming up. I made a list of potential things to be drawing. I decided that since I had a couple packs of 6"x6" artist tile (40 sheets total)--I will do all my Inktober stuff on them. The drawback is.............I can't really scan things every single day and upload on a daily basis. So...........I will likely scan things once a week and upload a week's worth of stuff on Sundays. I'm not a big fan of mass uploads, I don't like to overwhelm you guys, but it's simply impossible for me to hook up my printer-scanner to my laptop on a daily basis, just to scan one single item. So.............this is just the way it is. Since Inktober will take up most of my artistic time...............look for "Lemonade" to be starting back up in November. I've still got pages to ink and I'd like to have a few dozen (hopefully) pages ready to color by the time I'm ready to color any of it. That way I should easily carry into the new year with new pages. :)
I finally scheduled a vacation...............a full week off of work..............in November. With Summer Reading, training new staff and a dozen other things, I've only been able to take random days off here and there. But.............I decided to take off the week when I have an upcoming doctor's appointment with my thyroid doctor. They moved into a new office recently and while I have a general idea where it is--it may take a bit of effort to find. And that'll be right on the cusp of our area starting to get some winter weather (in a normal year it would snow by my sister's birthday at the start of November--at least once!). I'd rather not just try to schedule time off around work.......since I'll have to get bloodwork done a little bit beforehand. So................I'm kinda looking forward to having a week off of work, even though that's really kinda far away at this point.
Joined 17 January 2014