First, I like to draw Kat things for her birthday. :) This year I did the cover for a travel journal that I then had made at Cafe Press. The picture is an inside joke. See, Kat and I vacation together for the most part, and every time we're on a plane together, she turns to me and does the "There's something on the wing" bit. ^_^ So I had to do that. I'll include the art and the end product as well.


teaser or just an excuse for me to put giant eyeballs on your f-list? )

In other news, I started watching a children's program that teaches sign language. I really like it, and I've been meaning to learn sign language for some time, so this will be great to give me at least a cursory knowledge. It really is a work out signing constantly for a half hour, though.

Oh, and I wanted to thank the people who have responded to my last entry so far and to anyone else who might answer. I wanted to respond to the individual comments, but I'm afraid my response will make it obvious whether I picked someone or not, so I figure this is the safest way to go.
clayangel: (Muncle - Waverly)
( Sep. 22nd, 2012 11:08 pm)
Someone came into the office of the game company I work for, and I'm not quite sure why they took this video, but they did, and the company is using it as their company video for the moment, and I'm in it! ^_^

I'm the only girl in the video. Not in the company, but in the video. Only half of us or less were there when the video was shot. But more importantly, the game I've spent the last few years working on and is now just about complete is featured. At 1:39 they start talking about Orion's Odyssey, the game that I did all the backgrounds for, and there's quite a few shots of the game, so you can see a bunch of the pretty backgrounds I made. ^_^ I also did a smattering of items and characters in the game, but my main contribution was the backgrounds, including the background of the box art (which, since this is going to be distributed digitally, will likely never see the light of day :P) but it's the art to the sides of the screen.

Link to the video. I orignally had it embedded, but it was stupidly huge for some reason. :P

I need to make another post sometime in the near future about what else is going on, but yay for showing my stuff off. ^_^
clayangel: (Default)
( Aug. 16th, 2012 09:37 pm)
So apparently some website interviewed Ryan Morrison, my boss at Island Officals, about the game company recently. ^_^ Here's that interview along with random shots of our office. Oh, and there'a screen shot from our upcoming game, Orion's Adventure, the game where I did all the backgrounds! :D So you can see one of my backgrounds. It's not my most impressive, but it's mine, so yeah.

Camden County College, where Morrison talks about being the game design professor, is also the college where I work as a circulation assistant in the library. That's not how I met him, though. I just also happen to work there.

...or "The Next time I see Sean, I'm going to slap him upside the head." You the Christmas spirit and all. ^_^

Anyway, Kat and I forewent materialistic presents for each other this year since our present to each other is being in Disney World for New Years! :D (And believe me, that's expensive enough. :P) But ANYWAY, this year we drew each other things!

She asked me for a picture of a couple of RP characters, Baulthazaar and Isienomsafu, on their wedding day. Here you go!


Full picture under cut. )
clayangel: (STA icon)
( Nov. 22nd, 2011 01:50 pm)
After 13 months and 133,500 words, the first draft of Second Time Around is finally finished! :D *dies* Oh thank god, I was so done with this story. ^_^

Now I need to do a big old edit, throw it at my beta reader and hopefully it'll be ready to post come the new year.

But first! I still have to write over 20,000 words for NaNo. :P Onto the sequel!

*rides off on a giant quill pen*
clayangel: (Jeff)
( Nov. 9th, 2011 10:23 am)
Just a post so I can have a record of these in my own journal. Like usual, story links lead to member-locked comm entries.

Title: Myth, Fiction and Philosophy
Author: Clay
Characters/Pairings:Jeff/Chip, Colin
Rating: NC-17
Summary: Jeff really hates androids, but Colin's new model might just make him change his mind...
Word Count: ~4,000
Author's Notes: Trick or Treat for Sungreen! ^_^ Happy Halloween! Have some porn!

Myth, Fiction and Philosophy

Title: On the Subject of Optimism
Author: Clay
Characters/Pairings:Jeff/unnamed male (Chip), unrequited Jonathan/Jeff
Rating: R
Summary: Jonathan and Jeff had been nearly inseparable as children. When they reached adulthood, however, they began to grow further and further apart, but Jonathan has a plan to stop it.
Word Count: ~3,800
Author's Notes: Trick or Treat for Greenforgreen and the second story in my little AI universe. I think that Jonathan is well, kind of vastly out of character here. ^_^ But I tried to tie in known things about him to root him to his original persona. I don't know how successful that was, but I had too much fun with him to be horribly concerned over it.

On the Subject of Optimism

Title: The Central Property of Humans
Author: Clay
Characters/Pairings: Ryan/Colin, OMC
Rating: R
Summary: Acclaimed physicist Colin Mochrie attends an awards dinner in his name, but awards are the farthest thing from his mind.
Word Count: ~4,400
Author's Notes: Trick or Treat for Draconica_Nova! The third and last story (for now) in my little AI universe. :) Colin fought me tooth an nail on this one, trying to lead it in one direction where I wanted to go a completely different way. In the end, he won, but I'm pleased with the results.

The Central Property of Humans
Sure, I'm still (weirdly enough) exactly 2 days behind where I'm supposed to be, but I feel oddly accomplished, sticking my document in and getting this in return:

Plus I wrote, like, 3,800 words so far today, and I've got another half hour before I stop for the night, so I'm feeling pretty good right now. ^_^
Now that she's seen this, I can post it to my journal. ^_^ This is the second picture I did for her, a picture of her character Kay. Again, rated G. It's underwater fight time!


picture under the cut )

Part 1 (also art)
As I said on facebook (where I also posted this because I can better make sure that you see it) your proper present is coming on the day of your party, here's something "small" for your actual birthday!

It's Xion, done completely in black and white because I wanted to do something different. Rated G. Totally work safe. :) Also somewhat based off that picture of young Hugo Weaving. ^_^ And definitely used a reference for the rest of it.

la la la pretty music )

Part 2
Via Twitter:

Colin Mochrie
Athletes having sex 24 hrs before an event can enhance performance. 24 minutes before "World's Worst", not so much.

Does anyone know what he's talking about here? Because I swear I'm totally taking this the wrong way. ^_^
Title: Bella Pacifica
Author: Clay
Pairing: Ryan/Greg
Rating: NC-17
Prompt #50 - Young!Greg/young!Ryan. Sex on the beach. Could be a frat party, lots of drinking, fire, music with a heavy beat.
Word count: ~3,000

The trees behind them were crowding in, bending low and watching them. )

Title: Wahrheit
Author: Clay
Pairings: Mostly Chip/Drew/Brad, with eeny, teeny mentions of Chip/Brad, Drew/Jeff, Ryan/Colin/Greg and Wayne/Jonathan
Rating: PG
Prompt #110: Brad decides to dress in drag in order to seduce Drew.
Word Count: ~3,100
A/N: I'd like to thank Lyndsey for the beta. Thank you for reading this twice, despite how creepy you found it. ^_^

...he lay flat on his back, his eyes to the ceiling as though he were a patient spilling his deepest secrets to his psychiatrist... )
Cross-posted to [ profile] wliialove and [ profile] whoselineslash, and I apologize for anyone who gets this on their f-list 3 times. :P

Title: Don't You Wanna Stay
Song by: Jason Aldean and Kelly Clarkson
Pairing: Jeff/Chip

I haven't vidded in ages, but from the moment I first heard this song, I just needed to make it into a music video, and I couldn't stop till I was done. ^_^ It's nothing fancy, but it makes me smile, and that's all I was really going for.

Okay, I'm going to try and host it on youtube, but the last place I hosted it, it literally lasted about 2 minutes before it was gone, so I don't have high hopes.

hopefully embedded video after the cut )
Yesterday was many awesomes rolled into one. ^_^ First I hung out with Sun, and I got to meet Emmett and Jack, and Emmett is just the cutest thing! And she gave me delicious creamer and then I had this awesome burger. *drools a little at the memory*

The rest of the day, like Friday, was spent at the Star Trek convention.

On Friday I saw Nana Visitor and Rene Auberjonois, who were super adorable together. And both of their characters were so completely serious on the show, so it was just a blast watching them laugh and joke together. And Rene looks like he would be a great grandpa. ^_^ He was so cute answer this question from a little girl, and he did talk about his kids and grandkids a little. AND he was apparently Louie the French chef in The Little Mermaid, and when asked about it, he broke into a full rendition of his song from that movie. It was just the best. ^_^

Yesterday, I saw Michael Dorn and Nichelle Nichols, and I got Nichelle's autograph. Michael Dorn was funny as hell. ^_^ He talked about making out with Terry Farrell and the differences between working on the two shows, and he was just fun. He's got a good sense of humor, and he definitely liked getting a laugh out of the crowd. ^_^

Nichelle, however, was definitely the best part of the weekend. I thought she was awesome without really knowing anything about the actress, but after hearing her speak, I'm just so in love with this woman. I didn't know how much she did to further the civil rights movement, both in general and specifically with NASA. She told the most interesting stories, too. About her first acting jobs, about how she met Gene and how she got the job on Star Trek. And she just sounds like someone you'd totally want to hang out with. ^_^ She also talked about her work with NASA, helping them to recruit more than just white males into the program, but her best story was about how she was going to leave the show after the first season, and Martin Luther King Jr. of all people is the one that talked her out of it. And just listening to what he had to say to her not to mention her own views on us as one people—it was wonderful and powerful, and I was actually a little teary at the end of the MLK story. She is just an AWESOME lady; she's passionate and sweet and sassy, and just a wonderful person, and I'm so happy I got to see her. It was great. :)

The broadcast of the people I saw is actually available (for a price, of course) at, if anyone's interested, but I don't know how that works.
clayangel: (wasted years)
( Jun. 9th, 2011 12:33 am)
Hey, I drew something! :D

Title: Haunted
Artist: Me!
Characters/Pairings: Colin, with a hint of Ryan
Rating: G
A/N: This is a scene from that Ryan/Colin story I started last November and am still working on...very, very slowly apparently. :P But yeah, this is an early scene, and it's one that's stuck with me over the months. It's a pensive Colin riding behind Ryan on a motorcycle.

It's getting dark, and it's all too quiet, and I can't trust anything now... )
clayangel: (wooosh)
( Jun. 2nd, 2011 05:58 pm)
I posted about these for my happy yesterday, but I have to reiterate for those not on that comm: THESE COOKIES ARE THE SHIT. You the good way. ^_^ They're like the best pancakes you've ever had in your if a pancake was born to a cookie and cake and it was their love child. They're SO good. Do you know how good they are? My cat begged for one. And not the dumb one that eats potato chips; this is the full on carnivorous one that does this thing where she reaches up and taps your knee if you're eating steak or tuna to show that she wants some, and she did that today for one of these cookies. I showed it to her, to show her that no, she didn't want it, and she snatched it out of my hand and devoured it.

God damn, they're good cookies.
clayangel: (Hmmm)
( Jun. 1st, 2011 06:09 pm)
Does anyone have the capability of making sound effects...or can you make a sound like a cow? ^_^ We need a cow sound for our game, and our music guys is failing us apparently, so we need a not copyrighted cow sound.
As I said over at [ profile] daily_happy I loooooved Fast Five, and I'm totally into the series now. ^_^

When Kat and I first saw the trailer for Fast Five, I think we were both thinking that it looked like stupid action movie fun. I had seen the first one years and years ago and wasn't very impressed, and she had seen the third one, possibly others, but neither of us were well versed in the universe. We decided, for fun, that we should watch all four movies in the weeks leading up to Fast Five's we did, and I never expected to love the ride as much as I did.

For those who don't know, The Fast and the Furious WAS a dumb action flick that came out about a decade ago. It followed Brian O'Connor, an undercover cop who infiltrates the world of these street racing criminals in order to take down Dominic Toretto. In the end, he gains an affection and respect for Toretto that keeps him from taking him down. This movie (and the one that followed it, 2 Fast 2 Furious) had decent action scenes and decent acting, but they were equally as hokey and ridiculous. They were stupid fun, obviously entertaining enough for us to keep going, but nothing special.

Then came the third movie.

When first planning to watch these movies, Tokyo Drift was the one I was fearing the most. I almost wanted to skip it for how little it had to do with the series as a whole, but it was this movie that was the turning point in the series. Oh, it was still hokey, still ridiculous. It had almost nothing to do with the other movies at all, save for a brief cameo from Toretto at the end, but something had changed. For the first time, you actually found yourself caring about the least one of them. ^_^ The story was a little tighter, the visuals were absolutely stunning, and as far as I can tell, it's all due to the new director, Justin Lin.

Justin did the next 2 movies as well, Fast & Furious and Fast Five, and I'm convinced he's the reason I'm now a total fan of this series. He showed an affection for his creations right from the start by bringing over not just the actor, but a character from a previous movie that has nothing to do with The Fast and the Furious at all. He respects canon and continuity, and he treats the main characters like people rather than nameless muscle. He hasn't forgotten a single character from the past—even the one I thought he had showed up in the after the credits bit of 5! And he took Roman, the most annoying person in the world in 2 Fast 2 Furious and made him comic relief that you actually enjoyed and, dare I say, care about.

I was wary due to something (that's a spoiler so I'm not going to say) that happened in the fourth movie. It seemed like a cheap ploy garner sympathy for Toretto. Something to be used and then thrown away, but that's not what happened at all. It's become a part of his character now, and not only that, but that plot point itself is wrapping around and coming back to haunt them in the set up for the 6th movie that I really, really hope they make.

Even while heading to the theatre yesterday, all I hoped for was a fun action flick, which it certainly was—again, wonderful visuals, great action, ridiculous stunts, with great one liners and a decent amount of humor, but it ended up being so much more than that. You actually care about these characters now; you worry for them and get invested in the family they've made for themselves. You genuinely want to see them happy at the end of it all. These movies—the last two especially—have a surprising amount of heart, and that's where they really shine. And that bit at the end will leave you BEGGING for more—it's a superb plot twist. ^_^

I totally recommend Fast Five, but you HAVE to see the first four to really appreciate all the nuances; otherwise, you'll probably just see it as the great action flick that it is. ^_^
I wanted to take my love of doing hay bale pixel art on Farmville and translate it into a little fan art! ^_^ This is rated G, totally work safe. It's taken from an Improvaganza screen cap, and the reason I have it in different sizes is that technically this image would only be about 70 pixels by 70 pixels, so I wanted to show both the detail and what the image should actually look like.

Rated G; totally worksafe )

x-posted to both [ profile] whoselineslash and [ profile] wliialove
***NOTE*** These all lead to member locked comm entries.

Album: Long After Dark by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
Author: Clay
Pairing: Greg/Jeff
Rating: a light R? for cursing and...full frontal nudity?
Summary: Glimpses of a budding relationship and the perils and pitfalls that accompany it.
Word Count: ~2700

(They said love was a thing of the past...)

Title: Isolophobia
Author: Clay
Pairing: Wayne/Jonathan Mangum…friendship/implied slash? I was going more for the latter, but it can be taken as the former if you prefer.
Rating: I’m going with PG.
Summary: When Jonathan is invited to do Drew’s new show and Wayne isn’t, it brings about concerns.
Word Count: Roughly 2,100
Not beta'd. Please feel free to point out mistakes to me. :)

(The handle jiggled, and the door swung in, but the breeze hardly disturbed him...)

Title: The Staircase
Author: Clay
Pairing: Ryan/Colin
Rating: PG
Summary: (Written for Mizzmeow) When Colin finds his life falling apart, he looks to the past for comfort.
Word Count: 1,211

Title: Darker Days
Author: Clay
Pairing: Ryan/Colin
Rating: PG-13
Summary: (Written for Not2bscene) Post-apocalyptic AU. Colin's having a bitch of a day. ^_^
Word Count: 754

(Halloween Exchange Vignettes Part 1)

Title: As the Sun Rose Over the Pacific
Author: Clay
Pairing: Ryan/Greg
Rating: PG
Summary: (Written for Paperi_Miekka) A quiet moment, a short discussion...and fish.
Word Count: 576

Title: For Want of a Sandwich
Author: Clay
Pairing: Colin/Greg, implied Colin/Ryan and possible future Ryan/Colin/Greg
Rating: PG-13
Summary: (Written for PD) Colin and Greg get stuck in a freezer.
Word Count: 747

Title: Full Moon Over Edmonton
Author: Clay
Pairing: Ryan/Colin
Rating: PG
Summary: (Written for Almostjulie) Pre-WL. Confessions on the midnight train.
Word Count: 570

(Halloween Exchange Vignettes Part 1)
Apparently I never posted this here? I did on my DA, and on facebook, so some of you have seen this, but for those who haven't, I've been making hay bale art on Farmville. The first is an original character I put on Lyndsey's farm for her birthday, I think. :) The second is an inside joke between us that I did last night for funsies. ^_^

yay hay bale art )


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