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Ruthless. I have no ruth. Nope - Tactical Ninja

Sep. 12th, 2013

09:04 am - Ruthless. I have no ruth. Nope

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Last night my shiny new craft table arrived and was installed in my room. It's the perfect size to fit exactly two of those plastic bins underneath. Being a costumer of some years, I had *shifty eyes* three bins of fabric and one of fibre. Plus one of costumes. *cough* So, it was time to do something about that.

I was fierce. I was ruthless. I basically cut out anything that was not potentially useful for a costume I already have in mind, or the sort of thing (calico, lining fabric, lycra, hessian) that gets used in lots of different things. And the largest pieces of fun fur, because burner. I reduced my fabric to one bin. ONE BIN. It's very full. Other crafty types will have some idea how hard this was. And I have set myself a rule - if I put a piece of fabric in that bin, I have to take a piece out. See? Ruthless!

Now I just have to find a home for my three ridiculous tutus and their associated piles of tubular crin. This stuff is all lightweight but bulky, so I think maybe suspended from the ceiling might work? Or maybe on the end of a long pole in one of the corners... hmm..


I had emailed the IRD back asking them to let me know if and when my Child Support case was referred for legal action, and for the first time in ages I got some useful information back. No, I still don't know if they will do anything. However, I now know that in order to take legal action:

1. The IRD must have pursued all of the avenues available to them in their attempts to obtain payments from Mr X and not only been unsuccessful, but have given the paying parent every opportunity within the law to comply. I think we're pretty safe here. If they haven't pursued all avenues by now, I will be raising merry hell.

2. There are assets located under Mr X's name.

Last I knew he had a house, but god knows what's happened with that, eh? I googled the address and found a whole lot of real estate listings for it, but none of them are current. This suggests he's sold the bloody thing. Seems it was a mortgagee sale. Oh yay. Because even if he got some money out of it, what are the chances he still has it? ;-/

However, the email from the IRD did say that they will let me know the result of their assessment either way, but that they can't tell me how long it will take at this point. I passed on the information about the house, so maybe that'll help. Or maybe I'm just pissing in the wind. Again.


Meanwhile, because the internet doesn't have enough wampas doing aerials:



(ok so I have no idea why it works in preview but when posted gets 'not found error to origin' message. for those having this issue, here's a direct link)

This is my friend tieke, an aerialist of some repute around here. She developed this counterweighting apparatus (called Flyweight Chains) herself, and when someone turned up at Spinfluence with a wampa suit.. well, what would you do? *ahem*

Also, the dome she's playing in? Made by another friend of ours who is named after a tractor and is the only rigger I know who works in a tutu. Yep, she made it herself and it can support four countem four aerial rigs at one time. Neato!

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From:tatjna
Date:September 11th, 2013 11:36 pm (UTC)
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I just got a Zoodle report which confirms that he still owns the property. I am now trying to decide whether sharing this with IRD breaks the terms and conditions of using their site, specifically conditions 1.3 or 1.4.
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From:t_c_da
Date:September 12th, 2013 01:35 am (UTC)
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I would be surprised if setting IRD on him to pursue a claim would constitute "commercial use" by any normally intelligent* person.

*Lawyers usually don't qualify as normally intelligent, however...
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From:tatjna
Date:September 12th, 2013 12:08 am (UTC)
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And it seems that there's a Notice of Claim on the property from 2008, by his ex-wife.

I think this means that IRD can't force a sale without her agreement - although I'd bet dollars to doughnuts that she's in the same boat as me, and that she may end up going down that route just to get her money.
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From:pombagira
Date:September 12th, 2013 04:20 am (UTC)
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so really what should happen is that the property should be sold and the proceeds split between you and the ex-wife...

*nods all wise like*

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From:richdrich
Date:September 12th, 2013 10:57 pm (UTC)
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If it's anything like the UK, the IRD has precedence - it would probably either a voluntary sale with all parties getting paid agreed amounts, or a bankruptcy, in which case the Official Assignee sorts it out.

You might want to see if you can also put a claim on the property. That would mean that if your ex ever wants or has to sell or remortgage, he's got to pay you off from the proceeds.

(And there is pretty much no way round that - you can't transfer the title and hence get the money from the vendor and their bank without sorting all the claims).

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From:adam_0oo
Date:September 12th, 2013 05:09 pm (UTC)
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At my old school I was known as the best counterweighter because I was fearless, didn't have a job so I showed up to rehearsals, and we didn't have enough chains to take over my job apparently.
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From:tatjna
Date:September 12th, 2013 08:39 pm (UTC)
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People type counterweighters are cool because you can give them instructions.

Chain type counterweighters are less instructable but generally weigh less than you do (otherwise it's really boring), and make you feel like you're on the moon.

Also, you can put them in a bucket and ignore them for weeks and they don't complain, apparently.
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