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The Vac of wetdryvac.net - a thing on the internet. Artist, author, consultant, contract/consent ethicist, and often for hire/barter. Feel free to ask.

Mostly here to blither about my own stuff and enjoy people blithering about theirs. Also here to drink tasty beverages, with a propensity for trash coffees and home-ground matcha.

Feel free to say hi, ask questions - and expect the occasional migraine delay. Why yes, I did just figure out how to pin a post.

A little more gestural, a little more cyberpunk, a little more... fur trapping warrior of confusion: redbubble.com/people/wetdryvac

Really, I'm not sure, but I like the end result. Used CC0 photo by Lucazs Dziegel as a reference.

Happiness is when the hardware rebuild doesn't overheat and plop out irregular instances of JPEG corruption on processing.

With all due seriousness, I find few things more relaxing than swinging a sledge hammer or chopping wood. There's a profound and comfortable stillness in putting firewood by for the winter that I get from almost nothing else.

Stress?
Drills - push-ups etc.

Bored?
Drills - weights, maybe.

Migraine?
Drills - endurance stuff.

Cranking tunes?
Drills - heavy bag.

Accidentally listened to politics?
Drills - play with sledge hammer!

Body hurting like hell from drills?
Dri... crap.

I am not the smartest Vac, and that's saying something, for as far as I know, there's only one of me.

Ow.

Note that the CD Baby hell to which I refer was not any problem with CD Baby themselves - I just stuffed the maximum number of tracks onto each album so I could get the maximum amount content out for the least amount of money, and thus the hell of organization was entirely my own creation.

Or: If I had the money, I'd be using CD Baby for everything, and pretty much love their service to pieces.

Looking at Amuse for future distribution if I don't hear seriously positive news from DistroKid.

Entertainment with music distribution: Turns out the issues I'm running into with DistroKid are... pretty darn common, frx: reddit.com/r/WeAreTheMusicMake

I know some folks who have had really good luck with DistroKid, and I did some research before diving in, but this is getting untenable. High probability that I'll be yanking my releases from their platform in the near future, and then re-releasing over a longer time via a different platform.

Honesty and business ethics matter, even on the cheap.

I use the digital equivalent of a shotgun for distribution - and usually complain about it some - but having the ability to rapidly release music is pretty fine. At least insomuch as I am myself rapid.

So, grind an upload, cuss my way through some of the weirdest non-disclosed compliance issues ever, and then - at last - have things show up on Amazon, Spotify, and pretty much everywhere that sells digital music. Far less painful than what I was using before, at any rate.

There. One album dropped. Only somewhat recent, but broken out from the comp that was CD Baby hell: open.spotify.com/album/5QBbrwv

This is one of my favorite almost-music sorts of things, meditative for me - and almost no-one else. It's built off a whole series of conversions and recursions. Half composed, half processed, really.

Slowly grinding my way through the back catalog, too, so I figure more stuff shareable soon.

Or, y'know, just search Wetdryvac's Lair.

Alternately, HTML5 Celtic knotwork generators, because I've yet to see knotwork generate HTML5.

*carefully sets down that project idea like the death potato it is*

Ah yes, Celtic knotwork HTML5 generators. Because that's what I needed to get distracted this morning. Here, have some pretty doom: w-shadow.com/blog/2012/05/17/c

This is the other one that's been pretty much kicking my canister for a while now. Prints if I eventually decide I'm happy with it. Multi-layer inversion, with three pieces to show process so far.

Upper body portrait based on a CC0 piece by The Collab. Whoever they are, as they left no other info on the stock site I used for the reference photo.

One of the things i find really weird about some stock sites is the active encouragement on CC0 work to *not* reference the photographer or models. It's not all stock sites, but it's a fairly common practice.

I always figure that even if it's, "Use it however you like," Giving credit is a good plan.

WDVP - 0040 - Dance The Cool Flame

Prints: redbubble.com/people/wetdryvac

CC0 Reference Photo by Olenka Kotyk

It's difficult to describe the degree of madness which overtook me while trying to get this to work. Cat mothership plus too much coffee plus honey roasted badger, I think? A mess any which-old-way, but I'm happy with the result.

...and wow, that's artifacted all to pants. Blergh.

Painting from reference picture again, because I don't have anyone local to get reference model photos of. Which is cool, really, as I'm mostly in isolation mode.

WDVP - 0040 - A Breath of Fire - Reference CC0 Stock From Alejandro Alvarez

redbubble.com/people/wetdryvac

Sometimes the morning routine doesn't show up until 1400 - and that's OK. Just don't ask me to code today. The things I just did to some pretty basic JSX: Not ideal.

Really, my hardware kludge is running my software kludge, which is running my actual software, which in turn is running JSX to further kludge some vector work.

But I have noms, a bevvie, and naminals, so all is well with the world.

Also: Be careful reading Ridley Walker. Some of the phrasings get stuck.

Dropping a single, like you do: open.spotify.com/track/6XSoHfK

Official video thing to follow once I have brain meats for processing.

I tell folks, "Sometimes you just get a song built all at once," And this is one of those cases.

The Vac of wetdryvac.net - a thing on the internet. Artist, author, consultant, contract/consent ethicist, and often for hire/barter. Feel free to ask.

Mostly here to blither about my own stuff and enjoy people blithering about theirs. Also here to drink tasty beverages, with a propensity for trash coffees and home-ground matcha.

Feel free to say hi, ask questions - and expect the occasional migraine delay. Why yes, I did just figure out how to pin a post.

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