Freedom!

Nov. 22nd, 2013 03:35 pm
featherynscale: Schmendrick the magician from The Last Unicorn (Default)
I finished up my captivity eeg last night, and the tech came and took the equipment away so they can read the tape. I am left with a ring of surface burns around my forehead, and probably more on my scalp. I look like a plague victim, but I'm not contagious, honest, it's just that me and electricity have a very intense relationship. Fortunately, of all my vanity, little of it is reserved for my face. So that works out. And it will heal eventually, as long as I can keep from picking at it, which so far has been a moderately successful venture.

I don't think I had any seizures while they were watching, but I did have some dizzy spells, so we will see if that is worth anything from a diagnostic perspective. Otherwise, it will be like when you take your car into the mechanic because it's making a noise, and the shop keeps it for three days but can't get it to make the noise, so it's a lot of trouble and not a lot of use. But who knows? Maybe I have interesting neurological events in my sleep.

While awake, I mostly ended up watching television during the study, which is fine, because exposure to flashing lights and colors is one of the things they want to look at. I am now caught up on Sherlock, for example. And 98% of Henry IV part 1, except that my DVD player choked and died immediately after Hal killed Hotspur. I don't think that much happens thereafter except for reconciliations and wrap=ups, but still. Annoying. The DVD player on the laptop either is completely useless or is not very good and reading home-burned discs. I'm going to have to watch the end of the play on the real television, I guess. Which is fine. It's in a different room from the one I've been seeing too much of this week.

As far as useful things go, I did not have much hope of accomplishing any, once I grasped that I was only allowed to be in the living room for the bulk of the time. I did start a batch of cocoa brandy for the holidays, got the Longest Night Ball tickets page up and running, and worked on my gleeman's cloak a bit (that being the go-to project for pretty much any time I have with nothing pressing to do). But that was about it. Didn't even get to make my pie, after all that. I guess I will do that tomorrow. Something to look forward to. :)
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Welcome to my little chunk of the web. This journal has become mostly friends-only; apparently I'm getting reclusive in my advanced age. If you are interested in seeing more content, add me, and I'll generally add you back.

I also maintain a couple of filters. If you feel brave and daring and bold and would like to be included on those, please comment here and I will add you to the things you want to read.
Currently, I have these things filtered:

  • KC Local - events in and around Kansas City, usually that I am exhorting people to attend.
  • Discordianism - weird occurrences, surrealist activism, generalized Erisian activities.
  • Fiction - lies, damned lies, and story-telling. These are the stories I write when I am awake, as opposed to the stories I write when I am asleep, which are on a different filter, and usually make less sense.
  • Woo-woo - Spiritual and magical discussion and recording.
  • Balderdash! - I run a game of Balderdash, modified for LJ, and for the really smart people on my friendslist. Seriously, have you ever tried to play regular Balderdash with really smart people? It's useless, they know all the words.
  • Subconscious theater - dreams and other things that come to me while sleeping.


Thanks for dropping by!
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Corsetry. I popped open the pattern for the corset I'm allegedly going to make, and feel like I'm hitting a snag already. The corset front is about 12 3/4" long. My *underbust* corset is about 11 3/4" long. I'm not at all clear how that extra inch is going to cover my nipples. I'm guessing it isn't. So, mockup it is. Can you lengthen a corset pattern? I don't know. If you did, how much more length can you get out of it without using longer boning? This is a critically important question in my world right now, since I've already bought all the bones I was supposed to need. *sigh* Maybe I could make the corset as it is, and then add a little ruffle to the top. Or wear pasties. Actually, pasties are probably a good idea anyway.

Also, spiral steel boning - how can those things possibly be sturdy enough to make serious corsetry happen? Spiral bones aren't that much more stable than cable ties. Granted, I'm not looking for huge reduction, the character I'm doing is described variously as "plump" and "fleshy", but still, I'd like to be a tad less lumpy going into the experience. *more sigh*

Super-discouraged/intimidated, and I haven't even cut the pattern pieces yet.
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Does anyone have any of this stuff just lying about, with a willingness to barter it off or give it away? I need:

- Fiberoptic toys (ideally with exposed cables, like this, working or not

- Fiberoptic christmas tree (working or not)

- Rock Band or Guitar Hero guitar controllers (working or not)

Thanks!
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This Pippin needs somewhere to stay. Ideally, she needs somewhere to stay where she will be the only dog. She's somewhere around 2 years old, black lab and... er... something with a fluffy undercoat. She is good with kids and sweet-natured, but is jealous of other dogs (not aggressive, just anxious, and if someone is paying attention to another dog, she can't stand it). When we had visiting cats, she was largely indifferent to them.

Pippin was born with three paws rather than the usual complement - one of her right legs ends in a sort of stump. This doesn't slow her down any, though. She is currently being fostered from Diana's Grove at our house in Kansas City.

If you're interested in adopting Pippen, or want to know more, drop a comment please. Thanks!
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I have some new shiny things in my Etsy shop. Also, after years of using etsy, I've recently realized that they have a little flash widget that shows off your stuff on other sites. So, here's a preview:

Etsy
gnomeworks
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Herein are contained links to cool things I saw at Dragon*Con, as the title says. I do this because 1) I think you might like to see cool stuff, and 2) I get business cards and fliers from people at Con, but I don't have a good place to keep them, so they tend to get lost. Here, then, I have a digital record. Anyway, onwards, to the cool stuff!

ART

MUSIC

  • Urizen - video game space metal band whose performances include guys dressed like robots, mutants, etc.
  • Attention System - these guys have a sort of prog rock meets early Nine Inch Nails feel.


CLOTHING/COSTUMES

  • Delicious Boutique - Gorgeous leatherwork, clothing, and corsetry that I totally can't afford.
  • Passional - corsetry and fetish wear, allegedly running up to size 8x.
  • SighCo - tee-shirts and sundry. I am still a fan.


GAMING

  • Third Eye Games - Publisher of Apocalypse Prevention Inc., a monster-hunter RPG that I'd like to get my hands on.
  • Evil Hat - Publisher of several delicious RPGs, including the new Dresden Files RPG that I'd really really like to get my hands on. (I almost bought it at the convention, but the books weigh like 40 lbs apiece, and there was no way I was going to carry them around all day. I still have the $$ I was going to spend on them, though...)


... That doesn't seem like nearly enough. I may be missing some cards. Hrm. I wonder where they went.
featherynscale: Schmendrick the magician from The Last Unicorn (Default)
Finally got all my pictures from this year's convention uploaded. Here are some highlights:

A Viking, Biking


Some folks you might recognize


The Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster


A Surprise Marching Band


It was like the strangest dream.


But now, it's over, and time to go back to work. *sigh*

You can view my entire set of D*C pictures here, if you are so inclined.
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Did I loan you my copy of "A Penny for My Thoughts"? Maybe last Thanksgiving? Or between now and then?

We had a game involving midget porn and murders at the stables of a racehorse-breeder... everyone was delighted, and then I never saw the book again, apparently. Did it go home with you?

It looks like this.
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As they say on the internet, LOLWUT?

I'm uncertain if this represents all my tawdry cinematic dreams coming true, or the greatest disappointment my world has ever known.
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Going up

What I did on my summer vacation
Read more... ) See the whole set here and here.

Hi there.

Dec. 15th, 2009 01:45 pm
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I don't know where or how this post will appear - I'm currently engaged in trying to import a lot of content from LiveJournal, all my old stories and recipes and conversations and suchlike, and I'm not sure how or if that's all going to work. So it might be that this is the first post in this journal, or not. The transfer might work, or not. But I'm here, and so I'll just wave and say, "Hi there."
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If you're on FB or the Gaia mailing list, you'll see this again, but I figured I'd post it here as I know some of you are planning to attend the Longest Night Ball and might not otherwise catch the news:

With the event only two weeks away, we learned today that a dispute between the City of Kansas City and the El Torreon Ballroom will mean that we are not able to hold Longest Night Ball at El Torreon as scheduled.

However, that doesn't mean the party is off. We have initiated Emergency Backup Plan D, and will instead be holding 2009's Longest Night Ball at SMUUCh. This will mean a couple of changes in the event, as follows:

1) Since we will no longer be counting exorbitant space fees among our expenses, ticket prices will be reduced to $15 in advance, $20 at the door. If you have already paid for your tickets, the difference in price will be refunded to you.

2) We are now full up on vendors for the event.

3) Um... as far as we know, that's it for now. It's still going to be a lot of fun, and I hope you'll come out and join us from 9p-1a on Dec 18th!

There may be a few more small changes upcoming, but I am still in process of confirming those. I will post again to let you know as soon as I know!
featherynscale: Schmendrick the magician from The Last Unicorn (Default)
If you're on FB or the Gaia mailing list, you'll see this again, but I figured I'd post it here as I know some of you are planning to attend the Longest Night Ball and might not otherwise catch the news:

With the event only two weeks away, we learned today that a dispute between the City of Kansas City and the El Torreon Ballroom will mean that we are not able to hold Longest Night Ball at El Torreon as scheduled.

However, that doesn't mean the party is off. We have initiated Emergency Backup Plan D, and will instead be holding 2009's Longest Night Ball at SMUUCh. This will mean a couple of changes in the event, as follows:

1) Since we will no longer be counting exorbitant space fees among our expenses, ticket prices will be reduced to $15 in advance, $20 at the door. If you have already paid for your tickets, the difference in price will be refunded to you.

2) We are now full up on vendors for the event.

3) Um... as far as we know, that's it for now. It's still going to be a lot of fun, and I hope you'll come out and join us from 9p-1a on Dec 18th!

There may be a few more small changes upcoming, but I am still in process of confirming those. I will post again to let you know as soon as I know!

Level up.

Nov. 27th, 2009 03:02 pm
featherynscale: Nanny Ogg's Cookbook (cookbook)
I cooked a turkey. It was tasty. Nobody died. I'm still in shock.

Level up.

Nov. 27th, 2009 03:02 pm
featherynscale: Nanny Ogg's Cookbook (cookbook)
I cooked a turkey. It was tasty. Nobody died. I'm still in shock.
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Since I'm home with the sickness, I figured I'd do something useful with my day. I updated my Etsy shop with the new shinies. Anybody want to buy shinies? I'll wipe them down with sanitizer before I send them to you. :)
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Since I'm home with the sickness, I figured I'd do something useful with my day. I updated my Etsy shop with the new shinies. Anybody want to buy shinies? I'll wipe them down with sanitizer before I send them to you. :)

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