Friday, September 30, 2016

Just Checking In

I really don't have the time to blog. Or journal. Or whatever this medium is called these days.

For the sake of writing exercise, I suppose I'll have to write something here for the almost-completed month of September. I've used up most of my creative energy posting on Instagram. For a while, I've been posting daily on four accounts:


Thankfully, I think I've used up all the pre-made chord/mode/scale diagrams for Chord du Jour's Instagram, so I don't have to post there for a while, just like how I don't post at FoodBoozeTunes anymore.

So that leaves the three LEGO-oriented profiles. One is for my everyday adventures, with my sigfig and Kate's dogfig and a neat purple guitar. The second is supposed to be for a webcomic, but I think I want to tell that story in a slightly different way. The last is a feature account that is surprisingly getting some community participation.

That's all for September. My birthday is in about 10 days. Cheers!

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Sixty Sundays: #LEGO #GameOfThrones on #Instagram

Sixty Sundays. I have been posting these Game of Thrones photos for past 60 Sundays on Instagram. Before that first Sunday, I sort of posted a LEGO photo here and there, if I had nothing else to post. I had just found the perfect head for my sigfig, but I didn't even know there was an active community of all kinds of people who take meaningful photos of timeless plastic toys.

Fifty-nine Sundays later, I have been interacting with people in the LEGO photography community on a daily basis. The pieces of plastic that I have chosen to represent my dog and myself have traveled the world, and they will continue to do so, if I can find more bubble mailers. Over the course of 60 Sundays, I find myself posting daily on not one, not two, but three LEGO-centric Instagram accounts -- one for often silly personal topics, another for a webcomic / community contests, and a third to try to give back to the community that's been so kind to the first two, by encouraging newer accounts to keep shooting, posting, and improving.

In any case, here are the final five Game of Thrones spoiler photos, until next summer, at the earliest.

In "Blood of my Blood," Samwell claimed House Tarly's family sword Heartsbane for his own, before running off to Oldtown with Gilly and baby Sam.

In "The Broken Man," we met the real hero of Season Six, Lyanna Mormont, for the first time.

In "No One," Arya Stark finally found herself, and she's either a killer ... or Batman.

"Battle of the Bastards" was the best episode ever, so far.

In "The Winds of Winter," Jon Snow was declared the King in the North! (Among other revelations and cliffhangers.)

And that's all 60 episodes of Game of Thrones.

I want to give a heartfelt thank you to all those who have joined me -- or should I say, who have graciously invited me to join them -- on this journey of smiles and high fives and LEGO. Cheers!

I don't know what to write about next month. I'll figure it out, hopefully. Cheers!