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Seriously large offspring is seriously large - Tactical Ninja

Apr. 2nd, 2012

08:55 am - Seriously large offspring is seriously large

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In school the Youth of Today is currently studying manipulation of data and statistics. To get a set of data to work with, they decided to look at ape factor among his class. This involves measuring both height and arm span. And this is how we discovered that he has now reached 199cm - for those in Imperial Land, that's just under half an inch shy of 6 foot 6. If he grows any more he'll have to duck under doorways. He also has a positive ape factor by about 3cm.

It's weird, once he got past about 6'3", I stopped noticing him getting taller. He's just this giant mass that fills whatever space he's in, that I have to crane my neck to look at. He's already commenting on how many people introduce themselves to him by telling him how tall he is - he's all "Really? Oh man, this changes EVERYTHING!" Facetiousness runs in our family, apparently.

Oh, I finished the dress.


Ta DA!



Because flamenco dresses are supposed to be fitting and because the Folkwear patterns are a bit overgenerous, I ended up putting a lace in the back because even with the inch and a half I took off the pattern it was still a little large. However, I quite like the contrast breaking up the expanse of purple. There are also two loops on the back which will have corresponding buttons on the bottom tier so the back can be pinned up, after which the whole thing will hang just below the knee and out of the dirt. Also, many thanks to nessaneko for the loan of her dummy. ;-D



There's just a small amount of accessorising to do and then it's finished. Part of me wants to sell it and part of me wants to keep it and swan around Kiwiburn in it, after which it'd probably be trashed. Anyway, I now have the technique for creating multiple tiers of ruffles down, and my next project will be something I made up instead of something someone else made up. When I've

a) Mustered the enthusiasm for working with clothes that take 20m of fabric again
b) Finished the curtain for the storage space Dr Wheel made
c) Made myself a winter jacket and some skirts
d) Made the Green Fairy Thing

Lalala my creative urges, they don't happen by half.

OK, to the vegie! People who know about stuff, can you tell me, what the hell is this?



I bought it at the vegie market, the lady said it's used in soups and stir fries and I thought "Hey, let's try something new!", but I didn't catch the name. I like to research new things to find out how best to use them but without a name I've no idea where to start. A bit of the raw leaf tastes sort of like grass, but that's all I can tell you. However, I'm sure someone on here knows what it is.


Meanwhile, on Saturday night we went to see The Hunger Games. Not gonna do spoilers, but I do reckon the costumers for the city parts of this movie were inspired by The Apple. Seriously, go look it up.

Also, today is boobsquash day. Calooh! Callay! Wish me luck.

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From:tyellas
Date:April 1st, 2012 10:24 pm (UTC)
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The veggie looks like pea shoots?

And the dress looks like fabulous!!!
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From:tatjna
Date:April 1st, 2012 10:40 pm (UTC)
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Nope, peas have round leaves.

*much later*

So I googled 'hairy leaf vegetable with tendrils' and lo and behold, it turns out I have bought Chayote leaves, otherwise known as Dragon's Whiskers.

I had never heard of this thing. Now I will be eating it!
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From:thesecondcircle
Date:April 1st, 2012 11:10 pm (UTC)
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I would have sworn they were grape vines!
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From:tatjna
Date:April 1st, 2012 11:22 pm (UTC)
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Now that you mention it they do look a lot like that, and it turns out you can eat grape leaves. I've had dolmas before but didn't know that's what the leaves were.
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From:gemmagic
Date:April 1st, 2012 10:32 pm (UTC)
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Fabulous! I have no idea what the vege is... good luck for boobsquashing! That's bizarre that people introduce themselves to a tall person by mentioning how tall they are. The shit most people say most of the time is bizarre.
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From:tatjna
Date:April 1st, 2012 10:41 pm (UTC)
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I think it's that inane stating of the obvious that folks do to try and find common ground. "Nice weather" and "Oh god it's Monday" spring to mind as well.

And he really is remarkably tall, so I guess remarking on it is to be expected..
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From:tatjna
Date:April 1st, 2012 11:19 pm (UTC)
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Hi! You're so sarcastic and English! Now, because I have stated it, you must return the observation with a suitably delf-depracating yet humorous demonstration of self-confidence. Thus I will know if pursuing this line of conversation is worthwhile to my level of desired sarcasm and Englishness.

Ah, f'it, nice shirt.
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From:helianthas
Date:April 2nd, 2012 04:05 am (UTC)
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As a shorter person, I've gotten a lot of "how tall ARE you, anyway?" and I just add 5" to my height and people say "oh" then a few minutes later are all "wait, what?" my lols, I takes them where I can gets them.

That dress is AMAZING! Im very impressed. Where do you get the energy to work all day, shop for food, cook for a 6'6" and possibly growing youth, write long blog posts, do schoolwork and then do all this crafty stuff? Do you not need a lot of sleep? I'm in much admiration of all you get accomplished! *bows humbly*

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From:tatjna
Date:April 2nd, 2012 04:30 am (UTC)
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Mostly it's because of OCD. Must.Do.Stuff.All.The.Time. And then I get an idea in my head and have to do it because of Instant Gratification. ;-)

Although having said that, I was pleased with myself yesterday when I actually decided to blob on the couch for a bit instead of finishing that thing that I felt like I really should finish. It took some willpower, but I spent a whole hour doing not much.
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From:poor_toms_acold
Date:April 2nd, 2012 09:26 am (UTC)
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Oh my Gd I'm so doing that next time someone comments how short I am. "How tall are you?" "5'6" *poker face*
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From:poor_toms_acold
Date:April 2nd, 2012 09:27 am (UTC)
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Give or take 6 inches. But, you know, close enough.
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From:clashfan
Date:April 3rd, 2012 01:29 am (UTC)

"a 6'6" and possibly growing youth"

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My brother kept growing until he was 20 or so. He topped out at about 6'. (183 cm)

I read somewhere that the average wingspan-to-height ratio is 1.07--most people have a bit longer arms than they are tall.

Wow, what a poorly constructed sentence. Move along, nothing to see here.
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From:adam_0oo
Date:April 1st, 2012 11:35 pm (UTC)
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Awesome dress!
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From:downwardlashes
Date:April 2nd, 2012 01:44 am (UTC)
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Wow, Plato is 6'2" and I thought he was pretty freakin' tall. Males and their tallness. So weird.
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From:plantgirl
Date:April 5th, 2012 07:24 pm (UTC)
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I have a friend who is 6'7". He doesn't fit in many cars & beds & doorways & stuff. But it was very useful one crowded new year's eve street party - he put a ring of glow lights on his head like a crown/hat/tiara, & the rest of the group had a beacon on which to center.

Congrats on the dress!

Good luck with boob-squishing.
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