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Aug. 5th, 2013

10:16 am - Blergh

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Pity me, for I am sick. No really, you don't have to. I am feeling enough self-pity for everyone. Yup.

I don't get sick. Which is obviously a lie, but this is the first time I've been properly sick since Mum died in 2010. I get 'under the weather' and then I take a day off and feel better. I had that throat thing last year where I was fine except for feeling a bit dizzy and as if I were swallowing razor blades. But now I have a cold and that means weird body temperature and muzzy head and hacking up a lung and not being able to breathe properly and WOE!

I really hate being sick. It's like my immune system is personally offended by the possibility that it's fallible and all my neurochemistry starts berating itself or something. Which I'm sure isn't healthy. Anyway...


I debated with myself about showing you this photo, partly because I'm sure everyone's over seeing my incremental scalemail progress and partly because some folks aren't keen on the sight of blood. But it's only a little blood...

This is what happens when you're in a rush to finish because you're off to have brunch with cool people but don't want to leave something half done, and you apply the needle-nosed pliers a little too cavalierly (Dr Wheel, beat that adverb I dare you!) and pince your finger instead of the metal ring.



Persistent gore! Well, not that persistent, but I can now say that I've put blood and sweat into this costume. I haven't cried on it yet but I almost feel as if I should now. You can see how close I was to finishing that strip. Would you have stopped?

Anyway, I've nearly finished the mail for the front of the tabard now. I'll show you a pic when it's finished. Meanwhile, have a pic of what I did to give myself a break from mail last night:



It's only one, but it's finished. The only thing I really need to do on this now is a bit of weathering on the stitching, which I'll probably do by adding a tiny amount of shoe polish to a rag and rubbing it in, and then dubbining the whole lot to make the leather nice and soft. I'll do the other tonight, and sew the fastener on the jacket today, and then they'll be finished.

I've also been through an entire pot of gesso on the armour. Today is moment of truth day, when I find out if using my dremel to sand it smooth will heat the plastic enough to be a problem. Fingers crossed..

Because I might be sick and pathetic but I'm not going to let myself be bored, sick and pathetic. And I can still sit upright and move my hands. Just, thinking is hard.


I did do other things this weekend too! Mostly it involved hanging around, sometimes literally, with a group of lovely ladies who make my life better both individually and collectively. There was a little bit of looking at LED art and envying other people their resources, a substantial amount of missing Dr Wheel, an aborted coding session with my brother on the Brainfart because he's got a different kind of lurgy that shouldn't be shared with my kind, and some adagio that could almost be described as clowning because, um, it could do with a bit of practice. *cough*

In between that I didn't get a lot of time for reading LJ - for those who are new I'm mostly only active here during the week. Sometimes I don't get to catch up, but I'm going to try.

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From:inspireshine
Date:August 4th, 2013 11:04 pm (UTC)
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I'm no doctor (though I pretend to be one in instances like this) but I prescribe chicken soup and green tea, and you'll feel a world of better. Boil a pot of water till it's steaming, throw a towel over your head to contain the steam, and lean over the pot and breath it in; it'll clean out your nasal and lungs and make your head feel much better.

Is that a costume you're assembling? Are you a cosplayer?

Edited at 2013-08-04 11:08 pm (UTC)
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From:pombagira
Date:August 4th, 2013 11:18 pm (UTC)
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a shiny brand new cosplayer.. *grins*


also whee and if you look at a previous posts umm Fridays one you will see the first costume..its really pretty..

*bounces about*
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From:pombagira
Date:August 4th, 2013 11:16 pm (UTC)
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did your lurgy start with a itchy nose and kinda the back of the throat *waggles hands* kinda itchy and kinda tight.. if that makes sense? cause i have that currently O.O but can still breath through my nose.. well gosh

*ponders this*
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From:tatjna
Date:August 5th, 2013 12:03 am (UTC)
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Yeah mostly that. I was able to forget I was sick for most of the weekend but today I woke up with the full repertoire of Thing That Let You Know You've Got The Lurgy.

I hope you don't get sick too, although I know it's been going round. The YoT had it on his second week of work.
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From:malchienne
Date:August 5th, 2013 12:54 am (UTC)
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I bet that pinch hurt plenty. hope you feel better soon.
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From:tatjna
Date:August 5th, 2013 03:25 am (UTC)
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There may have been a cussword or two. ;-)
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From:ferrouswheel
Date:August 5th, 2013 06:05 am (UTC)
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Disappointingly, I'm not there to make you soup and things, but sympathetically I hope you get better soon :-)
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From:tatjna
Date:August 5th, 2013 08:14 pm (UTC)
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Gratefully.

x
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From:neverminetohold
Date:August 5th, 2013 08:34 am (UTC)
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Get well soon!
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From:meathiel
Date:August 5th, 2013 03:55 pm (UTC)
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Ugh ... colds ... hope you feel better now!

And try not to kill yourself with sharp things ... ;-)
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From:fairwells
Date:August 5th, 2013 05:44 pm (UTC)

sick, arts & crafts

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I hope you feel better soon. I hate when I get sick too.

That chain mail looks fantastic, but you hurt yourself a bit in the process. No pain, no gain, I guess. I hope they were minor cuts.
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From:tatjna
Date:August 5th, 2013 08:14 pm (UTC)

Re: sick, arts & crafts

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The hole was pretty small, but fingers apparently bleed a lot. ;-)
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From:kehleyr
Date:August 5th, 2013 07:29 pm (UTC)
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Well who hasn't bled for art? :-)
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From:tatjna
Date:August 5th, 2013 08:15 pm (UTC)
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Heh, true. ;-)
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From:pundigrion
Date:August 5th, 2013 09:18 pm (UTC)
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So next step is obviously to chop onions while standing over/in your armour! Plus they are good for sickies in my book.
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From:tatjna
Date:August 5th, 2013 09:24 pm (UTC)
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Heh, true. And what a fantastic photo that would make - me in my armour, looking all tragic in the kitchen with my tears and my knife... and my onions. ;-)
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