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Found some Power Rangers soap. A clip from my vintage YouTube vlog

Here are a few things happening in my world this week.

Power Rangers Soap from the 90s

Over on my vintage vlog on YouTube: I went out hunting for vintage toys, games, and books for my collection. One of the things I found was these Power Rangers bars of soap from the 1990s still in the package!

I was hoping that I could see if the different characters had their own scent but I couldn't smell anything. As one person pointed out in the comments of the video "They're still in the package that's why".

It could also be because they're 30 years old 😋 

Via - The Pop Culture Roadshow on YouTube

I made an animatic storyboard for a music video

My band Lorenzo's Music released a song called Slippery friction.

A new plugin called Storypencil was recently released for the Blender animation software that I use. It lets you create storyboard animatics in the program.

Since I had a music video idea for the song that I would never be able to pull off live, I thought I would test it out as a storyboard using this new plugin.

Via - Lorenzo's Music

I'm getting more comfortable using Blender for animation

I've gotten a lot more comfortable using Blender to make animations. But it's a program that has so many features that it can be overwhelming to use when you start out.

When I first started out using Blender and I finally did get something to work in the program I had no idea how I did it! 

I even pointed this out in my webcomic back in 2021.

Then This Happened Webcomic by Tom Ray

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Can I Buy And Resell Copies Of My Own Book From Amazon KDP?

There are two questions that I get asked about publishing my webcomic books on Amazon KDP . 1 - Can I Order A Print Copy Of My Own Book From Amazon KDP? When I started printing on Amazon KDP I also had that question. The reason I put the books together is I was just kind of doing it for myself. I could make a paperback version of my webcomic books and then I and my family could get a copy. It didn't even occur to me that I could actually start selling the book in public.  I thought it was just print-on-demand and then maybe I could order one.  But when I print a book on Amazon KDP I can also get up to 999 copies and sell it on my own!  I was able to get my own copies from Amazon KDP sent to me.  As the author, I can get them at printing cost . So they're at a discounted price. The option to order author copies is right in the KDP publishing setup.  The button is next to the book in KDP. 👇 The other question I get about publishing my book on Amazon KDP... 2 - Can I Sell My A

New song! "Rainy day friction"

Listen to the song on: Spotify Apple Music YouTube Bandcamp "Rainy day friction" by Lorenzo's Music "Rainy Day Friction" is the 3rd song for a film soundtrack project I've been working on with my band Lorenzo's Music .


The amount of time it takes to go through and comment on so many videos.

How I use one Gmail address for multiple Soundcloud accounts

Do you know the Gmail "+" trick to use one email for multiple accounts on one service? Here's a little trick I use that works for any service.  I talked about this on the podcast episode I did with artist Mortimur K . In this case, let's say I used up all the uploads I have for my free Soundcloud account . With this trick, I can open a new free account and use the same Gmail address. I don't want to create another Gmail account to sign up again.  Using my one Gmail address for multiple accounts on the same service I don't remember when I learned this but you can alter the name on a Gmail address. Like, let's say mine is "". To be clear that is not my email. I wish it was, but this is just a short example. Start with the original Gmail address Add a "+" after the email name Where it says "tom" on the address I can put a "+" after that. Add a "+" after the email name After that "+" I ca