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fortressmax

peddling of wares

Posted on 2005.09.01 at 14:02
Current Mood: artisticartistic
tomorrow I head to the dusty Ohio outback to attempt to peddle some art. The place will be full of rocks and stones and crafts and beads and jewelry and weapons and a whole bunch of people who think technology reached its apex in 70,000 B.C.

Need a bow and arrow? Need to learn how to craft your own arrowheads for use in the coming zombie apocalypse? Need lots of shiny rocks? Don't need indoor plumbing? This is the place to be.

Anyway, I'll be set up saturday and most of sunday. Visitors are welcome. When you get lost .39 miles from your destination, call me on my cel.

Back late sunday/early monday.

frazzled max
Posted on 2005.08.29 at 13:12
Current Mood: groggygroggy
1. My heart goes out to the people of N'awlins. But for future reference, maybe one should not build a coastal city six feet below sea level. On the other hand, at least it takes a major weather event to flood N'awlins, unlike SOME places...

2. Immature, peurile British.

3. If I ever start drinking during the day, someone please shoot me. Seriously.


frazzled max

hooray!!!

Posted on 2005.08.15 at 17:27
Current Mood: ready for some football!!!
about bloody time.

fortressmax

now everything's ruined

Posted on 2005.08.12 at 14:03
Current Mood: artisticartistic
groove: Everything's Ruined-Faith No More-Angel Dust


fortressmax

awesome link of the day

Posted on 2005.08.11 at 18:29
Current Mood: tiredtired
for people who like to draw.

I'm thinking these forums will prove especially handy.


fortressmax

harry potter

Posted on 2005.07.31 at 23:57
Current Mood: tiredtired
spoilersCollapse )


fortressmax

back from OBX

Posted on 2005.07.31 at 23:54
Current Mood: tiredtired
• swam a bunch
• read Harry Potter
• saw most spectacular lightning ever
• got rained on
• watched lots of Iron Chef
• spent many hours in cars
• listened to entire 171-song Viking Music playlist in 1 day. Maria is a convert. Yay!

fortressmax

vacation

Posted on 2005.07.24 at 00:05
Current Mood: exhaustedexhausted
hypos...upper hand...urge to knock hats off...yeah, it's time for the sea.

I'm not going very far out to sea ( i hear it can get rough out there without a boat), but i'm heading out to sea nonetheless...

back in a week. will probably have some net access while i'm gone.


fortressmax

more painting

Posted on 2005.07.22 at 02:40
Current Mood: exhaustedexhausted
everything is not yet ruined, but It's getting there...maybe it's about 65% ruined right now...also, in all the ruining, I'm getting closer to the painting style I hope to achieve. Of course, much to my chagrin, I'm still no this guy.



need to find a better way to photograph my paintings...having a lot of problems with color and glare.

fortressmax

painting

Posted on 2005.07.14 at 15:34
Current Mood: artisticartistic
groove: Ruiner-Nine Inch Nails-The Downward Spiral
Starting a new painting today. Got a lot of resistance from Maria on the last one: "Don't ruin this!" "Don't ruin that!" Important, then, to make her understand from the get-go that this new painting will not be finished until, indeed. everything is ruined.


frazzled max

i've often wondered...

Posted on 2005.07.13 at 02:43
Current Mood: the heck has been beaten out of me
Does Gallup just get really bored when it's not an election year?

The interesting detail they glossed over is that apparently 5% of Americans believe that houses can be haunted even though there's no such thing as ghosts. Who's doing the haunting, I wonder?


sexy max

flying things

Posted on 2005.07.10 at 16:47
Current Mood: ecstaticecstatic
Normally, I dislike it when people do things that might cause me to crash my car. Suicidal pedestrians, aggressive drivers, bad drivers, old drivers, just plain stupid drivers...they all tend to piss me off. There are a few hazardous people towards whom I'm more forgiving (topless sunbathers on flagstaff, for example) but mostly, yeah, don't like those guys.

But who would try to kill me today, as I was taking anisodragnfly to the airport? There's apparently an airshow of some sort. Some stunt fliers doing loops, cool and all, but I was trying to keep my eyes on the road. Then one of them shoots straight up in the air. And I, being a sometime military airplane junkie, know that there are not many planes in the world that can move vertically at such speeds.
Was he actually accelerating vertically? Cuz there's very few planes that can do that.

Jenn and I took a while to figure out whether it was the Thunderbirds or the Blue Angels (who have a history of stalking her). Turns out it was the $#@&*ing Thunderbirds. Sweeeeet.

And I guess, while they did cause me to take my eyes off the road, they also caused half the other cars to actually pull over, thus making the road safer and helping us get to the airport in time.

I was feeling a little down about having to drive and being unable to watch them do their crazy stuff. But then, just after I let Jenn out and was getting back into the car, one of 'em buzzed the terminal. He can't have been higher than a hundred feet in the air. That was pretty damn awesome.

So, yeah, the Thunderbirds have permission to endanger me and my car anytime.


fortressmax

caveman junkies

Posted on 2005.07.07 at 13:27
Current Mood: sicksick
Anyone wanna help me write the rest of this song? All I've got is the chorus (to the tune of "A Common Disaster"):

won't you share a homo ergaster
share with me a homo ergaster
ooo-oh, a homo ergaster

I'm thinking it should be written from the perspective of something that would eat an early hominid. It must be written, cuz I don't see how else "homo ergaster" is ever going to fit in a song.

fortressmax

got the blues

Posted on 2005.07.06 at 15:18
Current Mood: sicksick
I'm very excited about iTunes 4.9 and podcasts. But I'm having difficulty finding any I care to listen to. However, I just found a cool blues cast, complete with history lessons...

EDIT: No, Mav, it's not as cool as the history lesson we got from the Blues Krew dude. But still cool.

BTW, note to everyone: If you ever have the good fortune to see the Blues Krew perform, be sure to request a Stevie Ray Vaughn song.


EDIT again: Apparently the iTunes link sucks. Try this.


fortressmax

the abstract painting to begin all abstract paintings...

Posted on 2005.07.05 at 13:54
Current Mood: artisticartistic
groove: Cachaneh Tsaghadzoreh-Gevorg Dabagian-The Music Of Armenia: Volume Three - Duduk
it's not really all that. Still working on it. But my orange is really cool, in a way that doesn't quite come across in the photo.


fortressmax

long, long weekend...

Posted on 2005.07.05 at 01:12
Current Mood: weary
...spent most of it hanging out with M-Funk*, painting. She is painting the abstract painting to end all abstract paintings, I'm painting the abstract painting to begin all abstract paintings. It is thus essential that she finish before I do, because otherwise there will be no more abstract paintings. But perhaps she has a secret traditionalist streak, because she's filling her painting with tiny meticulous patterns while insisting that I not touch large swaths of color in my painting, ostensibly because they're "pretty," but I think she just knows that, if I don't touch those areas, I really don't have much left to do, and will therefore finish first. She also insists on not painting unless I'm there painting, too. So perhaps I will have to start using very small brushes to slowly go about making all the black spots on my canvas all that much blacker.

Am now bracing for the annual week without a Cage. This won't be pretty.



* The nickname bestowed upon Maria for awesome acts of frisbeeness


frazzled max

what the...

Posted on 2005.07.01 at 02:19
Current Mood: out of the loop
New Transformers show? Why wasn't I notified?

Hope it's better than the last one...


sexy max

writing

Posted on 2005.06.29 at 13:38
Current Mood: accomplishedaccomplished
groove: Ukkonen-Hedningarna-Karelia Visa
I thought of a plot!

It's very elaborate and clever, and it even has coincidental biblical allusions. And pirates.

Unfortunately, it's all for backstory, and its relevance to the story I'm actually writing may only merit it a paragraph or two, with many clever details left out.

But still, I thought of a plot!


fortressmax

pretty pictures

Posted on 2005.06.16 at 00:20
i've been putzing around on flickr...assembled what i think it a pretty awesome favorites page.

this one would be my number 1 favorite, if could give them rankings.

fortressmax

why won't the web work for me?

Posted on 2005.06.15 at 21:22
Current Mood: accomplished, yet hungry
groove: Suvetar (Goddess Of Spring)-Gjallarhorn-Sjofn
I have discovered that if you search yahoo images for "gothic anime angel," the first page of results is filled with references to this.

It's nice to be the "best," no matter how obscure the field. Now if only there were some way to translate this into cold, hard cash...


fortressmax

viking music proselytizing

Posted on 2005.06.14 at 13:41
Current Mood: enthralledenthralled
groove: Su Ru Ruskadirej-Gjallarhorn-Sjofn
I might say that if you're not familiar with Gjallarhorn, you're a bad person and you're going to hell. But if you haven't heard Jenny Wilhelms' divine voice, I think you're already in hell.

ooh...new album on the 21st...but it looks like this might be a different Gjallarhorn. That would just be wrong.

EDIT: Yes, the new album is some black metal band. Dammit. Someone should beat them up for stealing the name.

fortressmax

thank you...

Posted on 2005.06.07 at 15:59
Current Mood: appreciative
...everyone who answered my dancy songs question. You've given me much quality tunage to contemplate.

More is welcome, naturally.


frazzled max

my mind is insufficiently expanded

Posted on 2005.06.02 at 14:03
Current Mood: sore and stiff and ow ow ow
groove: Super Bad, Pt. 1-James Brown-James Brown: The 50th Anniversary Collection
I've always been dance-averse, but even I find it kinda sad that of all my friends, only monkey587 and theadana have three songs that make them want to dance.


bwmax

expand my mind

Posted on 2005.06.01 at 12:50
Current Mood: contemplativecontemplative
This is not a meme, it's research.

Name the three songs that most make you want to dance. Gimme the artist too, so's I can look them up.

Thanks.


bwmax

modern marvels

Posted on 2005.05.31 at 23:18
Current Mood: tiredtired
I am much impressed by kitty litter's magical ability to smell, all things considered, rather nice.

frazzled max
Posted on 2005.05.31 at 17:23
Current Mood: grated
Everything is friction today. Friction and duelling lawnmowers.


bwmax

ok...

Posted on 2005.05.31 at 14:24
Current Mood: groggygroggy
groove: Considering_a_Return_to_Spookiness.mp3
...so I didn't actually accomplish any cheesy techno on sunday. But we can pretend that I did.

bwmax

the masses have spoken...

Posted on 2005.05.29 at 12:28
Current Mood: groggygroggy
...and cheesy techno is tied with write a novel. I think I will set my subconscious about the novel task, and make some cheesy techno.


fortressmax

plan max's life

Posted on 2005.05.27 at 14:02
Current Mood: indecisive
Poll #501823 sunday sunday sunday

assuming i get all my work done on saturday, what should I do after recovering from my hangover sunday?

24-hour comic
2(22.2%)
paint
1(11.1%)
cheesy techno
3(33.3%)
sing
0(0.0%)
write a novel
3(33.3%)


shymax

book thing

Posted on 2005.05.26 at 20:57
Current Mood: tiredtired
groove: tibbetts
logan tagged me. also ratha tagged me. i guess i'm double-tagged.

Last books purchased: A Book of Luminous Things and Devils

Total # of books: Somewhere between 200 and 400. I really don't wanna get the exact number.

5 books of relevance:

Reference: Dictionary of Ancient Deities
Essays: Poetics of Music
Science: Hyperspace
Novel: Moby Dick
Instruction: Dynamic Figure Drawing

must I tag? I bet the people I tag have been tagged already. Or maybe even done the thing and I've forgotten. oh well.

georgejas
ludimagist
sundaygray
thwomp
wuttd

I've changed the format slightly. It's supposed to go: last book purchased, total number of books you own, five books that mean a lot to you (they needn't be classified as mine are) and then tag five people, if you must. okay, I added the if you must.


fortressmax

things like this make it all worthwhile

Posted on 2005.05.26 at 03:33
Current Mood: amusedamused
(star wars spoilers...um...sort of)

EDIT: IMDB is lame and requires registration for this URL. I am so annoyed. I wasn't registered when I found it.

Also dug up this timeless classic.

fortressmax

wow

Posted on 2005.05.23 at 00:13
star wars spoilersCollapse )


fortressmax

new music

Posted on 2005.05.18 at 15:52
Current Mood: calmcalm
groove: 178.3 Rendered-Maximilian-Ghostories II
latest work in progress (weird, noisy electronic stuff)

title ideas?

frazzled max

wail of despair

Posted on 2005.05.06 at 00:58
Current Mood: distresseddistressed
groove: NONE
iPod! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!


frazzled max

uh oh

Posted on 2005.05.01 at 18:06
Current Mood: vision...blurring...
i have a sudden urge to do a 24-hour comic.


frazzled max

note to self

Posted on 2005.05.01 at 17:44
Current Mood: vision...blurring...
do not attempt to read the jewish encyclopedia in one sitting.


frazzled max

why...

Posted on 2005.04.29 at 02:17
Current Mood: groggygroggy
oh why are all my favorite TV networks obsessed with mummies?

Damn, creepy mummies...

fortressmax

huh

Posted on 2005.04.25 at 15:06
It seems a bit strange that the Vatican's Secret Archives would be on the web.


fortressmax

lycine contingency?

Posted on 2005.04.15 at 10:47
Current Mood: groggygroggy
what if they made jurassic park, but with mammoths?

or hell, maybe with dinosaurs, why not?

sexy max

$%#@! deadly savings time

Posted on 2005.04.02 at 22:20
Current Mood: keep your stinking paws off my hour!
I knew it.


fortressmax

yay!

Posted on 2005.03.28 at 22:30
Current Mood: pleasedpleased
there will be more episodes of venture brothers. i am pleased.

if only the same were true of futurama...


fortressmax

dragon vs. t-rex!

Posted on 2005.02.26 at 22:08
I love TV.


frazzled max
Posted on 2005.01.29 at 12:41
Current Mood: amusedamused
What kind of disease are you?

maximilian:

maximilian is caused by Satan.




An infection of maximilian will cause you to become a Jedi.
The only cure for maximilian is to kill a chicken and wear its skin on your head.
Name?

frazzled max

oh no...

Posted on 2005.01.28 at 20:46
Current Mood: conflicted
must i really choose between Optimus Prime and Bender?


cutemax

cool...

Posted on 2005.01.27 at 20:03
Current Mood: coldcold
Over dinner a little while ago, Maria had a sudden attack of Transformers nostalgia. I am oddly proud.

frazzled max

note to self

Posted on 2005.01.16 at 02:54
Current Mood: i dunno, something a crack addict might feel
less coffee before next steelers game.


shymax

blah

Posted on 2005.01.08 at 20:45
Current Mood: disappointeddisappointed
I was going to draw naked people, but they've been cancelled.


frazzled max

cold and wet

Posted on 2005.01.05 at 22:26
Current Mood: cold and wet
groove: Sabre dance/Khachaturian-Greatest Classical Hit-The Greatest Classical Hits
what foul, miserable, horrid weather this is. but having a little sister who will take a break from what she's doing to bring me hot chai in the basement totally rocks.


sexy max

whee

Posted on 2004.12.22 at 15:10
Current Mood: sleepysleepy
groove: Y Gwydd-Ffynnon-Celtic Music from Wales
finished my christmas pictureCollapse )

sexy max
Posted on 2004.12.21 at 14:23
Current Mood: discontentdiscontent
groove: Plots, (T or F) Are Necessary Thing ? -Vauxdvihl-Siberian Church Recordings
i wanna be this guy. how come i'm not this guy? i've been working very hard to be like this guy.

Also, I think it's some sorta crime against humanity that i'd never heard of this guy before last night.


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