A Multi-Genre Fan Outlet by a Multi-Genre Fan Geek

Pretty Excited

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I don’t generally have specific gift requests. When holidays, birthdays, anniversaries or other such gift bonanzas come about, I’m a pretty easy recipient. Electronics. Indie-kid t-shirts. Music (for those times I’m feeling nostalgic for physically amalgamated tunes.) Really, you could walk into any corporate-juggernaut house of wares, toss a lawn dart at random and skewer something of interest.

This year’s different, though. I’ve placed one item atop my wish list (or at least the wish list I verbally handed to my girlfriend.) At risk of grand disappointment, all of my eggs are in that basket and the pre-hatched chicken count therein is an even forty. All I want for Christmas is an artist’s mousepen.

After some brief Amazon scouring, a short time dedicated to YouTube reviews and some quick Googling for hardware/software compatibility, I chose a fairly inexpensive option geared for maximum learning and minimal guilt if it falls by the wayside. I’m quite sure I won’t turn it into a grand profession like some of my favourite web comic artists of today, but I know that I’d like to sharpen my skillset with Photoshop and/or Gimp. When I was a kid, my parents got me a mousepen as a gift. I played with it pretty frequently, but I never really felt comfortable using it and want to see if that has changed with time.

So, beginner-level, Genius-branded mousepen from Amazon, we will meet soon. If I happen to produce anything I trick myself into not being embarrassed about, I’ll post it here so that we may all come back years from now and chuckle. 😀

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4 responses

  1. kase

    Dude. Webcomics rock. Xkcd is like a highlight of my Monday Wednesday Friday. So is this mousepen already spoken for? Id most def frequent your blog for a comic. let me know if you do/don’t get it.

    kase

    Friday; 12.10.2010 at 20:10 CDT

  2. Should be spoken for. 😀 Hoping that goes through! Thanks for the support.

    Also, you should *definitely* follow Questionable Content from Jeph Jacques. Without a doubt my favourite web comic (on a long list of great ones).

    http://www.questionablecontent.net

    Saturday; 12.11.2010 at 16:21 CDT

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