I like dirt. My dirt is pretty damn awesome right now. - Tactical Ninja
Apr. 22nd, 2014
09:56 am - I like dirt. My dirt is pretty damn awesome right now.
Four day weekends ftw! I would be a very happy camper if this became normal in our society. Please make it happen kthx.
Of course, being Wellington in autumn, the weather was.. variable. I didn't get out in the boat - probably could've yesterday but the forecast said Yucky and I had made other plans by the time it showed itself to be wrong. However! Lots of Things got Done!
First, I got an email from the Armageddon folks telling me that if I wanted, I could add progress pictures to my entry for the cosplay contest.
Aside: Why yes you are going to get a blow by blow account of this - it's my first one and I'm excited.
So anyway, I took them at their word - they said that the judging is based largely on the information you give them on the form, so the more the better. I gave them a pretty complete tutorial for how to make the Regalia of Weisshaupt, with photos. It ended up being 27 pages long. I'm told this isn't the longest they've ever had either. O.o
Also, it forced me to write a tutorial for the Regalia of Weisshaupt. Now all I have to do is put it online, so I can point people to it when they ask about it.
Then, I made progress on Cullen's gauntlets. I wasn't far wrong - I've spent about 12 hours so far and I've just finished weathering the individual armour pieces. Now I have to assemble them...
I demildewed the bathroom ceiling. You needed to know that I am occasionally a domestic goddess.
Then I got out in the garden. Not till Monday, because it was the nicest day. I pulled out all the spent tomatoes and beans - they still had some fruit on them but they were well past it and you know how end-of-season fruit looks kind of scabrous and undernourished? Yeah. So they are in the compost pile, and I set forth on my plan for the winter.
First, a generous layer of the seaweed I collected from the post-storm Lyall Bay boat ramp on Sunday evening. Seriously, I got three full bags without stepping off the concrete!
Then, a fairly generous layer of ZooDoo. NZ zoos sell all their poop, well composted and sterilised, in bags for cheap. So there's now hippo and zebra poo in my garden!
Then, a layer of pea straw. This should form a crust over the compost and seaweed, and seal it in for the winter. Hopefully it'll also keep weeds down somewhat.
I fully expect that in spring when I replant, I will get Giant!Vegetables!
The plan is to eventually do this to all the parts of the garden I won't be using over the winter (which is most of it - I have some leeks and onions and silverbeet and broccoli, but other than that I won't bother too much this year). Most of my garden has been neglected for years, and it needs some help.
I'm also hoping to build some containers for growing pumpkins in, somewhere where I can let them trail without having to mow/weed around them.
And and and, I did some dentistry on Dangle!
DANGLE NO LIKE DENTIST
You see, the mouths are covered in 6 layers of black tulle. This is supposed to cover the face of the wearer without blocking their air supply. It works, but Dangle is a circus performer (you should go see her at RAW on May 3rd). Circus performers need more oxygen than the rest of us, so Dangle's mouth needs more vents.
That pic up there is her having a pair of leather grommets installed so that on cold mornings, steam will come out of the sides of her mouth. And she won't expire from lack of oxygen when doing strenuous circus stuff.
OK, a question. Apropos of this pic, in which I am a little disturbed by how easily I could pass as a man, I have finally realised why I dislike facial hair on men so much.
It grosses me out because I am an outside-kisser. When I kiss someone, my lips go on the outside of theirs. So, if I kissed someone with facial hair, it'd go in my mouth and ew!
You are probably going "TMI Tats!" right now, but I have come to realise that there is actually such a thing as inside-kissing (lips go on the inside) and outside-kissing. For want of a better word. I mean, obviously the outside-kisser is not just trying to swallow the other person's head, but it's.. a tendency. Probably a spectrum like introversion and extroversion or something.
But I'd be willing to bet that inside-kissers are likely to be less grossed out by facial hair, because they have less chance of getting it in their mouth.
*ahem* I bet you next time you kiss someone, you'll remember this. ;-)