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I'm a part-time artist, electrical engineering graduate student, slide rule collector, railfan, watcher of mecha anime, avid reader, and geek-of-all-trades.

Primary Characters: Tankaa Kumawani (anthro pliosaur), and Ori Hadar (anthro D&D-type blue dragon).

I do not take requests. People who I'm on good terms with tend to get a bit of giftart, though. I'm currently too backlogged to do trades.

I usually do not RP. I've had too many bad (or simply lousy) experiences with it.

Current Residence: Northeast Ohio, USA
deviantWEAR sizing preference: L-XL
Favourite genre of music: Electropop/Synthpop
Operating System: MacOS 10.9/Windows 7
MP3 player of choice: iPod Touch
Wallpaper of choice: "The Night Hawks"
We have some incoming mood whiplash after yesterday's unbridled absurdity and fanservice.  I've lost an acquaintance I've known for the past few months this weekend.


Steven A. Tinner, GM to the Stars, died on Saturday, March 29th 2014 at the age of 44.  I wasn't able to talk to him that day, but only after we didn't get a follow-up after he said he couldn't make it to the group did we really know that something was amiss.  You were a great GM, skilled playtester, in addition to being a faithful husband and parent.  You will be missed, Steve.  I'll try to make it to the memorial service in Painesville this Saturday.

This raises the question of what both Shadowrun groups are going to do, as his friend team-GMed the large Wednesday Shadowrun/Pathfinder group and he wanted to do a second rotation as GM for the Shadowrun Cleveland group.  It looks like me, Jason, Jeff, or Agito will have to take up the mantle in that group so we don't have to fight Dan's ghoulswarm again.  The best thing our groups can do is regroup and not let the loss of one of our members keep us from continuing to have fun, memorable experiences.


At least I hear about the class cancellations ahead of time, but the darn Power Electronics II course has failed to meet too many times.  I'm going to go talk to the dean about this, and start planning out a way I can teach this course myself in the spring of 2016 with an emphasis on worked examples and real-world applications instead of narcotic abstract problems that fail to make the reasons for the coursework clear...and unlike the current professor, I'm going to turn up and teach the darn class.  I'm glad I had Dr. Villaseca's Electromechanical Energy Conversion and Dr. Morinec's Introduction to Power Systems before my lousy Power Electronics courses, otherwise I'd have thrown up my hands in favor of control theory and instrumentation work.


The problem with the PAiA 9308a Fatman MIDI-controllable analog synth has been narrowed down to a pair of dud 2N4126 NPN transistors on VCO #2.  Looks like I'll be going to Mentor whether or not there's a game tonight, since it means I can finally fix and unload that boat anchor.  I should have been able to figure out this problem a month ago, but hey, the fault is traced and all I need is a dollar worth of parts and some desoldering braid.

This is a significant bright spot.  It's not snowing or below freezing, so Tankaa's iconic fleece vest and t-shirt have returned.
  • Mood: Pity
  • Reading: George RR Martin - A Clash of Kings
  • Watching: Cosmos - A Spacetime Odyssey
  • Drinking: Tea



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Dragondays Apr 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the fav and watch.  +fav :happybounce: Love 
TankaaKumawani Apr 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're very welcome.
Ravajava Mar 27, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Zanks for the watch :D
TankaaKumawani Mar 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome.
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Thanks for fave my friend, always good to hear from you.
TankaaKumawani Mar 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome.  I really should check in more often, but it's hard to scrape up the energy for a regular posting schedule these days.
I very like your spacesuits. I really want to see them in Kerbal Space Program... ^.-.^
TankaaKumawani Feb 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks.  I'm bogged down in character redesigns at the moment.

I'd like to see a Power Loader (could be folded into a KAS cargo container) or even a proper Mini Mecha (2-2.5m tall) in Kerbal Space Program.  (I could probably draw up a basic technical description and rough concept art for them, they'd be animated similarly to Kerbals...)
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