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D12 Dice Pillow|
So, this is the pillow-craft-thing I finished for use on The Gamers: The Shadow Menace
set (was a Kickstarter perk; send in a prop to be displayed in the background).
This was more or less a prototype. I have plans for how to do a better dye job and general construction for when I make the full set. :)http://killpurakat.deviantart.com/art/D12-Dice-Pillow-639344620http://www.furaffinity.net/view/21387472/
Tags: crafting, geek
I think I found what I want for Christmas...|
Just too fucking cool! XDhttps://www.stanwinstonschool.com/tutorials/animatronic-tentacle-mechanism-basics
Also, I want to (and have an idea how to) make these:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EcJZOFwKY5Q
Post coming soon with pic of D12 pillow I made.
Tags: costuming, geek, random
Don't give a fuck about your political affiliations... but I love Will and Grace!|
And Karen and Jack! So here's this! :D
Direct Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jzae4DKexko
For those waiting for emails/beta work, sorry but I got a bit sick and have spent much of the past few days sleeping with Tylenol Cold. Things to come this weekend, I promise.
Wish I had better to report... But I don't, so I'd rather think about Arisia!|
Alas, nothing that I want to be changed is as of yet, and to be fair, not much is in my hands to change. That one Denver posting was filled, which I'm sad about, but then again it was quite far away (trying to remain positive). Given a few comments and such from people at my workplace, I'm still trying for everything I can, so hopefully at some point, there will be happier news there. (Friends and neighbors mentioning that sometimes they've had to look for months/over a year have helped me realize this may not be quick and that I just need to keep trying.)
So... Arisia! Well, they opened online registration, and I'm all signed up. :D They also have a new hotel policy this year, and I'm hoping it will help things not be so hectic (there have been a few recent years that I find myself very lucky to get a room, because it seems a few hours after announcement, they are all gone).
But for me, of course, the focus is on costumes. >:) I actually made a list of possible costumes (and it helped me get through a few days last week). My main concerns are portability, whether I am going to be in a group or not, and if I should recycle what I use for Arisia for Costume Con 35 (which has the theme heroes and villains, and there's a bunch to play with there).( In no real order, the costumes I am contemplating and some links for them, as well as a few notes.Collapse )
Well, that was quite a bit. But it did help me feel better and get all my thoughts out. ;P
Current Mood: focusing on fun stuffs
Tags: costume ideas
Eh, been busy couple of weeks|
Seems like for every one thing I get done, at least five more things pop up. :P
Still searching and applying to places. Have a few leads, which is nice after a long period of nothing (guess the end of summer, when people go back to school, tends to open things up). Trying not to get my hopes up about anything, though. I do realize I need to move on, if for nothing else than I'm not being challenged here, and while I like being lazy and routine, it isn't what is best for me.
Went to Water World with my buddy Jeff yesterday. We had a good time, until the heat got to me and I got heat stroke and we had to leave (although it was a bit late in the day and crowded by then). Still, it did convince me that I need to get back into swimming (the one physical activity that really isn't a chore for me). And I'm betting the Rec Center pool won't have massive amounts of sanitary salt in the water (made me miss chlorine!).
Working on getting little bits and bobs done in the basement. Quilts for my neighbor are coming along (I'd like to have as many of those done as possible to give to her next month; we had a break in the crafting group meetings these past two months, and it would be nice to just give her everything and not have anything besides my stuff sitting in the basement). Might be able to knock another one out tonight. My big goal is to not only use up the fabrics that I have no other use for, but also make a dent in a bunch of lace and bias tape that was given to me (and is in colors I KNOW I will never use). By my reckoning, I probably have enough to make 5 or 6 quilts more.
Still have no idea what I'm going to do for Arisia/CC35 (well, I have IDEAS, but picking one... very difficult to do!). Juggling in my head between Princess Knight (Sapphire is awesome, but my body type isn't quite on par with hers, and the outfit is a bit oddly standard), the Marquis de Hoto (I'm guessing, though, that everyone will assume I'm the white rabbit from Alice in Wonderland, so a bit reluctant to do that one), Yakko Warner (need to revamp the gloves... AGAIN, and redo the head; also, not sure if this one is up to my standards for masquerade entering), and Dr Nefarious (which is a difficult costume at best, and insanely impossible at worst... at least, how I'd like to do him... ignore the innuendo -_-;;;).
There's also the possibility of maybe doing a group costume (Bunnymund from Rise of the Guardians, possibly; if I get one other person to team up with me, a Blood Dragon could be cool, assuming I can figure out a way to pack it into a suitcase; and then there's the possibility of formal-wear Mythbusters inspired clothing).
So many things to ponder... ;)
As far as knitting goes (aka, all the stuff stuffed into my room and driving me crazy with being out), I managed to wind all the shanks from Christmas into very loose balls (can't wind tightly, or the yarn gets stretched and damaged) and got started on some of the bigger projects. So the list of projects is now:
-use up white crochet thread knitting one or two more doilies (was given to me; this was the best I could figure to do with it)
-use up orange and yellow crochet thread on one doily (same as above)
-make long green coat (out of Christmas yarn)
-make shorter turquoise coat (out of Christmas yarn)
-make blue Celtic coat (possibly as a gift for someone; depends on how it looks when finished)
-make gray and black stockings for historical outfit (inventing this as I go)
-make red stockings for Dr Who Lolita-ish outfit (inventing this as I go as well)
-make brown legwarmers (has pattern to use, but I question if my yarn will work for this)
-make silk shawl and dye it (going to try spot-dyeing; should be interesting)
-make red coat (Christmas present for my mom; using lace-weight yarn, so it'll take forever and a day, but it is soft and should be to her tastes)
If I can get the coats done, then that's most of the yarn and four big projects out of the way (and it gives me nice, warm things to wear when the weather turns to crap, which is probably going to be soon). Luckily, the coats are done on larger sized needles, so they should go quicker than the gloves I was doing or the socks (size 2 needles make for good socks, but they take so LONG...).
Eh, I guess I rambled. I wish I had more done, especially more fun stuff, but work tends to zap any energy I have (whether with frustration or boredom). I tend to feel very tired all the time, and I keep having migraines (related, in part, to the ever-changing Colorado weather as of late). Hopefully the next update will have some more productivity from me. :)
Current Mood: tired
Tags: costume ideas, crafting, random, real life
Gamers Season 1, for the fellow geeks out there!|
This is a bit late, but if you're a fan of RPG fantasy, check this campaign out:https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/deadgentlemen/the-gamers-episode-1/description
I've been a huge fan of Dead Gentlemen Productions/Zombie Orpheus Entertainment for awhile, and I love how they weave all their different stories together. The Gamers was the start, and given that it seemed like a throw away joke after they made Gamers 2 (Dorkness Rising), only to come crashing back with epic force in Gamers 3 (Hands of Fate), as well as tying into their other series (JourneyQuest), this promises to be interesting if nothing else. Give it a chance!
Tags: geek, journeyquest, random
So, the San Diego Comic Con is July 21 through 24. That's 16 days (roughly 2 weeks) away.
I won a standard award at the masquerade last year, and I was told that entitled me to a free pass next (this) year. I wrote several times asking about it, and especially if I could possibly get more than one (wanted one for my mom, and she did help with the costume). I also wanted to know if I could be in on the hotel lottery, because I'd need a place to stay. I mean, yeah it was awesome winning a free pass, especially to something so huge, but the event is much more than that, and planning with things like this takes quite a bit.
I JUST GOT AN EMAIL REPLY THAT HAD THE RELEVANT INFORMATION TODAY. With instructions to please reply promptly because this is a time-sensitive issue. And the relevant info is just that I have a pass if I want it, but I have to get back to them by the end of today.
-_-;;; Yeah... no. Just no. I may have to find another California activity to visit that my friend, (witchyemerald
), can also attend so we can hang out and be geeky together, but SDCC won't be it.
Finished the patchy minky blanket. And almost done with the purple legwarmers and gloves. :) Thank you SGDQ for the productivity! Really tired and at work now (XP), but I had to comment on the way the SDCC masquerade interacted with me.
Current Mood: exhausted
Tags: gdq, sdcc
SGQD 2016 is here!|
Woot! Later today Summer Games Done Quick 2016 starts! 7 days of 24-hour gaming for charity! This year, same as previous SGDQ events, the charity is Doctors Without Borders
, which is very much a worthy cause. I'm especially looking forward to Pepsiman, Sonic 2006, and FF VI (ALL HAIL THE DEMON CHOCOBO!!!). :)
And hopefully a list of incentives to come!
Tags: gdq, geek
Ugh... more weird ideas...|
So, I am actually almost finished with the mountain of yarn, and very pleased about this. Scarves, hats, and gloves made! I do still have some left (probably will be able to get two more hats and 6+ pairs of gloves out of what is there), but it is now manageable (aka, able to fit on the shelf on my bed without fear of it spilling off when I sneeze two rooms away).
A small victory, but a victory nonetheless.
I have an interview tomorrow, and am still submitting for other jobs, so some progress is being made there, just not much. :P
But I was listening to the Carol of the Old Ones (for no reason), and thought of a nifty group costume idea. This will likely never see the light of day, but...
Have a caroling-style group, but all Cthulhu-type creatures with slimy bits and glowing eyes and other places. :) Would be fun!
And now back to being tired and cranky and looking forward to/dreading tomorrow. -_-;;;
Current Mood: tired
Tags: costume ideas
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