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Cobalt and other thoughts

This weekend, I decided to forgo a long trip and put nose to the ground, to get the formatting done for Cobalt Princess. Thankfully, while it did take all weekend, it did clear the Meatgrinder on Smashwords. I absolutely HATE the nuclear option, but it works. 

Today I'll get the file ready for Amazon, and get the metadata ready on that end. 

Also today I installed a new graphics card my uncle sent me from the States. It's awesome but it takes up damn near two PCi1x slots on my motherboard. Luckily I had a riser, and I hope this problem doesn't repeat when I replace the motherboard later this year. I don't play many games so the main reason I got the card was to prepare for future games and upspeed my science projects. But I lost out on 4 USB 3.0 ports as a result. 

Because of my hard word, I don't have to make many schedule changes, but I'm time delayed by the artists and voiceover crew. Until they get stuff to me, I can't make stuff happen. It's...yeah, be patient, Steve. Rome wasn't built in a day. 

Pilli-nina.png
 

My Fiverr artist got the skin color right, and the hair is pretty good, but the part under her lip is too shaded. I like how her hair is both puffy and straight. The skin coloring is no accident- it's a key part of the story. 

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I was a bit annoyed with the Fiverr artists on this one, but I was out of revisions and still fairly happy with the results. He really got the tattoos down well. I wish he made the skin darker. Nabeela, the character drawn here, is from South Sudan. They are really dark-skinned.