Hi! I'm Niki (I prefer that over Nicole), and I'm a digital artist from southern Ontario. I blog about things related to the arts, animation & film, anime & manga, food, video games, and writing. If you're interested in my design and animation work, I like to post what I've been working on here. I … Continue reading Welcome!
Another freewriting piece, for the sake of getting the idea out of my head. He is a planet. She is a moon. Their relationship is orbit—proximity. She circles him, or does he pull her close? Is she his moon? Is he her planet? Will she crash to his surface? Will he become someone else's moon?Until … Continue reading Freewriting: Moon
Before anyone asks (and no one's going to ask) I'm referring to the train—not the sandwich. I used to ride public transit a lot more when I was in college, but as of late I haven't outside the occasional social outing. Almost everything I need is within walking distance. In the dream, I was on … Continue reading Subway Dream
Alas, the list of technical problems has grown again… At the time of this writing, I've removed the problem hard drive from my PC and placed it in a powered USB enclosure. From there, I've made two or three unsuccessful attempts to use my laptop's disk utility restore function (the drive I was running Windows … Continue reading Wacom Tablet Issues
Every so often I'll be on a walk, working my way through a playlist, when suddenly, silence. I'll check my screen and find this… I'm convinced it's due to an issue in the syncing process because from one sync to the next, affected tracks may be greyed out and unplayable, or they might work just … Continue reading Monday Rants: iDevice Issues
Since this is my 4th year participating in the Inktober challenge, I'll be hashtagging this year's entries as #inktober2018 on my design blog. In addition, I'll be sifting through entries from past challenges to make sure those are also tagged by respective year. My aim is to make all of these links function by Monday. … Continue reading Inktober 2018
I've been neglecting my dream posts as of late, largely because (while their content intrigued me and I still really want to document them before I forget) I haven't been able to stay focused long enough to finish a post; I'd barely have an intro paragraph in the editor and my mind would cloud over. … Continue reading Computer Dream
For the most part (there are a couple of folders I could check one more time just in case) the contents of my full-to-bursting external drive have all been copied to their new (larger) home. My old external drive has been disconnected. Because iTunes sources a lot of my music from the old external drive, … Continue reading Re: Hard Drive Problems