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This really happened to me yesterday afternoon, I felt like such a doofus. I must've wound my mouse pen into my ponytail while I was on the phone, but I don't have even vague memories of doing it. At least my piles of paper are now in order and the little slots down the side of my desk by the wall are vacuumed. They were pretty dusty.


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Oct. 7th, 2008 09:06 am (UTC)

Don't feel too bad. When I was younger and my sight was a little better, I used to do that with my glasses.

I only noticed them when I walked past a mirror.
Oct. 7th, 2008 09:10 am (UTC)
It was so annoying! I even looked in the fridge, just in case I put it in there when I was getting out the milk for my tea.
Oct. 7th, 2008 09:08 am (UTC)
Is your phone in your hair-do somewhere? I sent a text!
Oct. 7th, 2008 09:11 am (UTC)
Um... I've lost it. But I will find it, very soon! Maybe it is in the fridge.
Oct. 7th, 2008 09:14 am (UTC)
Coffee tomorrow morning?
Oct. 7th, 2008 09:20 am (UTC)
Sure thing! I need to get out, I am working too hard and it is driving me a little potty.

I'll send you an e-mail because I still can't seem to find my mobile.
Oct. 7th, 2008 09:12 am (UTC)
Hahaha, it's like one of these games "can you spot the wacom pen ?"

How did you eventually find it ?
Oct. 7th, 2008 09:21 am (UTC)
My ponytail was getting loose so I went to adjust it, felt the pen, and then froze while waves of doofus-ness and relief rolled over me.
Oct. 7th, 2008 10:20 am (UTC)
very funny.
for once i'm feeling a certain superiority about being a bit of a baldy..
Oct. 7th, 2008 10:50 am (UTC)
True, you have a real advantage there! Maybe I'll do a Britney Spears job on myself. The hair, I mean.
Oct. 7th, 2008 11:35 am (UTC)
I feel your pain. I do that so much. At least once a week, damn it's annoying.
Oct. 7th, 2008 02:17 pm (UTC)
Very annoying! Although usually I've not stuck it in my hair, I've lost it for real and it's rolled under something heavy.
Oct. 7th, 2008 01:26 pm (UTC)
I've been looking at Wacoms lately -- I take it you're a fan?
Oct. 7th, 2008 02:26 pm (UTC)
I don't use Wacom for everything (for this sketch I used a mixture of dip pen and fountain pen). I still can't draw a straight line with it and it wobbles all over the place.

But it's good for when I want to make little fixes and I couldn't do without it for colouring in my comics; the pressure element helps me get into all those little corners without having to go over to the menu to change brush size all the time. Other people swear by it for drawing, such as Rian Hughes, Dave O'Connell (tozocomic)and Sean Azzopardi (seanazz).

It's also good to make frequent switches between my pen mouse and my click mouse so I don't get repetitive stress problems. That seems to help a lot.

I have a Wacom Intuos 2, A6 size, which is a bit small, but it fits in the space I have next to my keyboard. I can't figure out if I'm getting wobbly lines because my tablet is too small or if it's something else. I really need someone to sit next to me and tell me what I'm doing wrong. Sean suggested zooming in more when I draw, which helps a bit, but not entirely. I still can't get it to do anything near what I can do with a real pen. But ask around, other people seem to manage it just fine.

Edited at 2008-10-07 02:27 pm (UTC)
Oct. 7th, 2008 02:29 pm (UTC)
Yeah, looking at your stuff I was pretty sure you used good ol'fashioned pens and paper. I tend to prefer that immediacy and tactile connection that paper provides. I gather that huge strides have been made in digital pen technology, but even so, I just don't know if I'm ready to embrace it yet.
Oct. 7th, 2008 04:49 pm (UTC)
Oh Sarah! You are silly!
Seriously, though, the ONLY time I clean when we're not about to have people over is when I've lost something. Then things get clean - fast.
I had some Wacom angst of my own last week...I finally, finally, finally replaced my cover, which has been ground down in places over years of too-enthusiastic comix fixes. I was convinced I'd inadvertently (of course) bought from an online scammer but then my cover came and I was happy. (I used http://www.tablet4u.co.uk if you ever need supplies.) I agree that coloring sans Wacom is not to be contemplated.
Glad to have you back - see you tomorrow!
Oct. 7th, 2008 06:13 pm (UTC)
I really like this one! I lost my ds stylus today. (it was behind my ear/in my hair)
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