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Jul. 23rd, 2010

09:57 am - Home from Seattlemania; plus bad news about diaries

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Late last night I got home from Seattlemania 4. I'll put up photos from it later.

In about a week, Mom and I are going on an Alaskan cruise (leaving from Seattle!)

HOWEVER...
...I don't plan to draw diaries of either of these trips. I'm callin' it, guys... I'm giving up diary-drawing, for good this time. My eyes aren't what they once were, and after drawing a page or two, my vision is shot for the rest of the day, unless I'm careful to take frequent breaks. Bottom line, it's no fun for me anymore.

I'll try to finish the Anthrocon diary, because I don't wanna leave you guys hanging. But then that's it. It was good while it lasted, but, well, it's stopped lasting.

Anyway, Seattle was fun and I'll tell you about it (with photos and text) later!

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From:wbwolf
Date:July 23rd, 2010 11:56 am (UTC)
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Glad you made it back. But yeah, your eyesight is more important. (You might want to see if you need to have your prescription adjusted for more upclose work. That will sometimes relieve the fatigue.) Just don't stop doing arts!

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From:theotherbaldwin
Date:July 23rd, 2010 12:19 pm (UTC)
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Yikes. Yes, your eyes are important.

I have a good friend of mine on FA who's useda number of tricks to deal with drawingwith reduced eyesight (he has macular degenartion), and if you like I could pass 'em along.
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:July 23rd, 2010 12:50 pm (UTC)
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Sure, OK.
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From:orv
Date:July 23rd, 2010 01:59 pm (UTC)
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I know what you mean. I don't have any particular eye problems, but fine work sure isn't as easy as it used to be. I now attach a magnifier lens to my glasses when I'm doing really close work on electronic stuff.
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:July 23rd, 2010 02:54 pm (UTC)
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I have magnifying reading glasses, but they just make things worse if I don't use them very carefully. (Of course, they're not prescription; I just got them at the drugstore.)
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From:nefaria
Date:July 23rd, 2010 04:11 pm (UTC)
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Thanks for the many years of diaries, KT. They brought back fond memories and made ordinary-seeming things seem highly amusing.
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From:wildfox34
Date:July 23rd, 2010 05:05 pm (UTC)
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Sorry to hear about the end of your diaries. They were always entertaining to read!
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From:tracerj
Date:July 23rd, 2010 09:05 pm (UTC)
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Oh, man! I didn't even know you were in Seattle! That's what I get for being out of the loop (mostly 'cause I just moved right into the city proper.)

Also: Thanks for the diaries along the way. I've always loved reading 'em (and hey, I even showed up in one, which is plain awesome!) But yeah, you gotta take care of yourself, there.
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:July 24th, 2010 12:50 am (UTC)
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I kinda forgot to mention here that I was going to Seattle anyway.
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From:kagur
Date:July 24th, 2010 12:07 am (UTC)
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Thank you for the diaries, but please don't risk your eyes. Glad you had fun in Seattle and I hope you both enjoy the cruise!
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From:catwoman69y2k.insanejournal.com
Date:July 24th, 2010 01:39 pm (UTC)

Thanks for everything, KT

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I appreciate the comics you have done, and hope this isnt the last of Telia and crew. If your eyes are going and no amount of perscription lenses will help, than I agree that its best to keep from feeling like your eyeballs are on fire.

Lots of laughs,

Kat
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:July 24th, 2010 06:15 pm (UTC)

Re: Thanks for everything, KT

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Oh, I'll keep drawing cartoons. Just not cartoon diaries. Those seem to take the hardest toll on me, and I want to free myself up to draw more fun stuff!
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From:thecanuckguy
Date:July 26th, 2010 04:13 pm (UTC)
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Sad to see my friends getting to "a certain age". ;)

But, yeah, definitely you should be the sole judge of it, and I respect that (And I also like the fact that everyone else seems to agree too ... )

Pity, though, that I won't see all three of the characters I've been in a trip diary, though, I'll have to settle for the first two ...
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From:timmowarner
Date:July 27th, 2010 12:15 am (UTC)
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Thanks for all the diaries in the past! They're always a blast to read.
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