Arc 1: Charm City Infestation + Lots of Pictures of Paintings?

Welp, that’s the first ark of the second book.  So far, each arc of the second book has been exactly 15 chapters.  At the moment, I have about 4-ish… currently working on chapter 58.

Ugh, I apologize for not being able to write much this week… I mean, I literally had the first ‘decent’ sleep this week last night.  Before then, I was ‘awake’ in name only lol.  Lots of pain, anguish, anxiety and extreme discomfort, while all I wanted to do the whole time was go to sleep… but I couldn’t lay down lol.  If I laid on my side(Which is the only way I can normally sleep) it felt like my guts were gonna fall out, and when I laid on my back, it felt like my ears were gonna explode and I think I may have pulled the muscles in my throat/neck at some point… cause it constantly felt like I was being strangulated.

Anyway, I went to the doctor yesterday and he gave me some antibiotics which should probably help get rid of any ear infection or whatever I might have.  So, the writing might still be slow for a bit until I get back to ‘normal’, but at least I’m starting to feel better-ish now :).

Also, I did buy some things… So, I never really worried about it much because I could pretty much always sit at my computer, but since I spent most of this week in my living room, I realized how depressing life is without technology lol.  My brother bought one of these ‘Kindle Fire‘ things a few weeks or months ago and said it was pretty awesome, and they were on sale(still are atm) so I figured, why not?

They’re pretty neat; I mean, I remember back in the olden days, when laptops were terribad… After you get the screen protectors, sd card and cover, it’s gonna be like 80 dollars lol.  However, if you forego all that and just get the kindle by itself, it’s only 40 dollars-ish.

Aside from that, I also bough one of those pen pad thingies so I can draw on the computer?  Idk how long it’ll take for me to become a decent artist, but fuck it, even if I give up, I could give it to my mother and ask her to draw things for me roflmao.

This is a picture that she painted… it’s basically just zebras, but still, probably one of my favorites lol.

Painting Zebras

This second picture was taken at an awkward angle… I have no idea why, but yeah, it’s Sweeney Todd(Johnny Depp) and Mrs. Lovett(Helena Bonham Carter) from the movie “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street“.  I can’t believe it’s already been like 9 years since the movie came out, but the painting itself is probably about that old(not sure how old the picture of the painting is lol).

Painting Sweeny Todd 1

This is actually a painting of ‘Jack Sparrow’ on a canvas, which was placed inside of a small shed’s window, back at my old house(The house actually belonged to my grandmother, but we lived there for a long time.)  However, she painted like… everything, the entire shed, the pier, the stairs that led up to the house, and the entire wall across… Well, I’ll just put the pictures of it here as well.  It’s been so many years, I totally forgot how ridiculous it was roflmao.

Jack Sparrow

This is the ‘left?’ side of the shed.  Pretty sure that top window isn’t real, but I’m not 100% sure lol.  In the bottom picture, it’s the real window and door of the shed.  She painted this back when ‘Steve Irwin‘ died… so 10 years ago lulz.

Old house paintings 2

See those stone stairs?  Yeah, they were actually just concrete, but she painted every single one until it looked like a waterfall… The sad thing is that, not just the stairs, but the shed, the walls and pretty much everything, cracked and fell apart before we moved away.  She would go back and not just fix the concrete, but also repaint the pictures that were damaged, about every year.

Old House Paintings

Top left is part of the concrete wall, top right and top left are a totem pole that she painted… Like, it was actually a pylon to tie boats to and stuff, and the bottom is at least a few feet underwater, so she had to bring out a ladder to paint it.  I think she used a kayak at some point too, maybe to do the lower parts?  It’s kinda hard to remember things that long ago lol.  Anyway, the monkeys are painted on the wooden bulkhead, which was probably extraordinary difficult…

Totem Pole water

And yep, she also painted every single pylon along the bulkhead, because why not?

Totem Poles

The sad thing is that after my grandmother died and the house was sold, the people who ‘revamped’ the house, removed every single one of these beautiful paintings.  There were also loads of paintings she did inside of the house… on the ceiling, walls, etcetera, but I couldn’t find pictures of it on her Facebook pace :P.



11 thoughts on “Arc 1: Charm City Infestation + Lots of Pictures of Paintings?

  1. It must be so cool to have a relative like that, people who do things that awesome are few and far between. And yeah, it would be cool to have some artwork, but it must be embarrassing to ask your mom, considering that any ‘HOPNess’ artwork would be considerably risque…☺😂
    Also, I’ve never used a kindle fire, but I have used a regular kindle and they have some cool perks, but the tablet doesn’t really have anything the app doesn’t, so you probably know about that already…

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    • Idk the difference between fire and regular kindle? lol Anyway, yeah, my mother has painted everything from stones, birdhouses, seashells, Christmas Tree Ornaments, to entire houses roflmao. Usually, relatives or people she knows would ask her to pain like memorial things. She did a few things of The Beatles, football players, she painted a giant plastic turtle with the Maryland flag on it not long ago… The problem though, is that it doesn’t really make her much money compared to the time and effort she puts into it. Plus, paints and everything else costs a fuckload as well :(. I’ve told her for a while that she should sell things on ebay or something, but since she’s just selling them to people she knows, she’d feel bad if she asked for too much money lol.


      • i have both a kindle fire and a regular kindle the kindle fire is like a smart phone where the kindle is just the app and damn mike your mother is dedicated sad the new owners didnt appreciate the art =[

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