Timekeeper Fox sketch by Nick Spinelli on Freelancer.com for The Warlock Name website.
It’s quite an important thing to me, and there may be a million others out there like me. I resonate strongly with anthropomorphic animals. Anthros that share the traits of both animal and human. The walls of my bedroom are lined with various anthro artworks. If I think deeply enough about them, it can move me to my core. I can get chills and goosebumps and sometimes shed a tear if I imagine cuddling or holding one in my arms. So much so that they will form the basis of my next few novels. Why not take my favorite thing in all of existence and write about it? With anthros, I am pretty species specific. For instance, I liked the character Bodi in the movie Rock Dog more than Nick Wilde from Zootopia. Certain dogs resonate more with me than foxes. I actually liked Gary, the white wolf from Zootopia, the most in that movie. Mainly because of his funny howl.
Sometimes though I spread myself thin in taking on so many projects at once. I’ve tried art and even bought a Wacom Cintiq Pro 16 tablet to draw and learn on, but it has lately collected dust. Still, though, I am going to get back to it. Just use the Flawless brand screen cleaner and it will be like new. Once I get started it’s easy to continue and I’ve seen progress after drawing for over a month, many hours each day. Then, writing takes much of my time. I sometimes struggle with not being too personal about what I write and also working to keep the story interesting.
The featured image of this blog post is a rare sketch, inverted in black and white, of the Timekeeper Fox, early in his development. He is still being worked on by my illustrator. He’s a great artist, who has the ability to do a number of styles, from mundane to hyper-realistic.
I also have an interest in computer security, and sometimes am tempted to buy an additional server for doing penetration testing and performance. I just get curious about how it all works. I try to be a good person in any case. I’m feeling pretty good at the moment. Sort of gotten used to anthros in general so they don’t give me this over-enthusiastic feeling right now. At times though I always end up with a favorite anthro. Then I stick with him for awhile and sometimes will draw him too. But most of the ones I’ve liked I just liked and didn’t really draw or write about them. I just like the warm-fuzzies, marshmallowy feeling they give me. I can’t explain it. It’s just sometimes too much to handle or even bear.
I can get emotionally hypersensitive at times. That’s why I meditate for an hour to 90 minutes a day. I need to reset myself, and I use binaural beats while meditating to help bring my brain into a certain brainwave state through entrainment. It’s a much easier way of getting into a meditative state without really even having to try. It sort of takes your brain to the desired state. Alpha and Theta are good for creativity. Theta brings up more of the subconscious muck to be dealt with. The stuff you deal with is called upheaval. And it can be tough to deal with because it requires loving yourself, and forgiving your shortcomings. Though, in all, I’ve had a pretty satisfactory life. We’ll just have to see how well my book does. Peace to all of you. Love and Light as well.