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Reaching for the Sky - Painted by me with MyPaint, Gimp

8-Hour Short Story Writing Challenge

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My sister and I decided to engage in a 8-hour long writing challenge, where we both had to write a complete short story in a tiny 480 minutes.  But lo and behold, after starting at 3pm and writing till 11pm, we finished our stories and read them to our brother and his sister-in-law.

I’m quite proud of my 14-page, 8,129-word story, which chronicles the disaster the befalls of a peaceful Kingdom that’s “somewhere in the far reaches of the earth, but closer than you could imagine” filled with “mostly-happy people,” and the great Quest of Valor to solve “the mystery of the broken sky” and in doing so win the hand of the beautiful Princess.

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Removing people from the background

Off To Cleveland Again :)

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I’m heading off in a few minutes to meet up with my ride to Cleveland again, but this time some friends and I are going to help a family move from Cleveland to West Virginia!  I should be away for a couple days, helping load their truck and whatever else needs being done.

Recently I helped a friend prepare a photo for a contest (sadly I didn’t send it back to her until it was too late – it was taking forever to attach the file.)  Anyhow, the job was relatively simple: remove the people from the background and make the image look stunning.  Well, I didn’t get around to making it look awesome, but the people sure have disappeared.

Removing people from the background

Removing people from the background. Photo credit: Mai Kwok

She was very pleased with the result, and is even going to frame it, so all is well. :) I edited it in GIMP 2.6.6 and used the Clone and Heal tools, as well as blur.

Well, I had better pack for this trip. A ton has happened since this post and my last, including working on my website, (the main part of this site,) visiting Colonial Williamsburg, starting private vlogging, and so forth.

God bless and see you next time!

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