The Senator

19th Jan 2019, 12:30 PM

The Senator
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BUMBLEBEE on 19th Jan 2019, 12:30 PM

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Still messing with things.

Tamil and the Corps Commander try to convince someone with different priorities...



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jamie59 on 19th Jan 2019, 3:40 PM

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But those priorities can be very short sighted.

BUMBLEBEE on 20th Jan 2019, 9:09 AM

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So easy to get into a war and so hard to get out... like a lobster trap

lirvilas on 21st Jan 2019, 6:33 AM

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Watch out, you’re lapsing into real-time prognostication...

BUMBLEBEE on 21st Jan 2019, 12:19 PM

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It’s just an indication of how far behind I am - I was thinking of Obama’s withdrawals from Iraq when I wrote this... life really is a wheel!

Gerald Ney on 25th Jan 2019, 6:47 PM

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Sorry for being MIA for a month. Small intestine obstruction due to umbilical hernia & needed operation to correct.
Anyway, there's a long inglorious history of political leaders not able to look at intel without letting their preconceptions and prejudices get in the way. Invasion of Iraq is a prime example.
Although sometimes the military commander does the same as McClellan let Pinkerton's faulty info reinforce his overcaution in the Peninsular Campaign.

BUMBLEBEE on 27th Jan 2019, 3:41 PM

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I was starting to worry! Glad to hear you're serviceable again and returned to the company area. Hope it wasn't too miserable, but I can't imagine it was anything but. Do you go through the VA when things like this come up?

McLellan - the Montgomery of his day! Some people think neither one was aggressive enough as a rule... I picture him coming out of the box raring to go, but after getting a taste of the slaughter all of a sudden getting clay feet. Can't much blame him I guess.

Gerald Ney on 30th Jan 2019, 3:01 PM

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The VA in Philly is very good with things that are service related. That said, my primary felt I would get faster attention for what he initially thought was danger of dehydration after 10 days of inability to keep anything down by going to a regular hospital and using my Medicare. A CAT scan found the real problem. Went thru 18 hours of bowel decompression via tube thru nose - down the throat. Would have gone a bit longer but I accidentally sneezed out the tube. A nurse told me it's about the most uncomfortable procedure done. Then had a scheduled surgery a week later. The surgical team did a good job. Healing well.

BUMBLEBEE on 3rd Feb 2019, 4:21 PM

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Everything about that sounds like it was miserable, not the least of which is sneezing a damn tube out of your nose! But it sounds like the worst is behind you, hang in there boss.

Merman83 on 10th Feb 2019, 12:43 PM

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Just on side note, I'm noticing less similarity with characters faces from panel to panel. Are you not using the same modeling software?

BUMBLEBEE on 10th Feb 2019, 1:28 PM

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Oh man - it’s all new. New tablet, new 3D software, new drawing software, new computer...

I am using an updated version, which has caused a few issues because I’m also on a new laptop. The old files didn’t migrate over right so each one needs major repair... some of the base 3D images have changed, and I’ve tried to strip those assets back now that I realize how vulnerable they left me...but the biggest reason for the style wobble is that I’m using the newest version of Corel painter, and of course they dropped every single brush I used to use, and added a bunch of new ones. So there’s a lot of experimenting on each page, which eats into the time I used to use managing detail. So the characters have become a bit more amorphous.

I think I’m settling in on color (this is an oil pastel brush), but I still haven’t found a pen I like for the lines... once I do things should slowly stabilize...
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