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Let me fondle your pauldrons - Tactical Ninja

Aug. 27th, 2013

10:14 am - Let me fondle your pauldrons

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The packing continues apace. In the past I've always transported things like plants and breakables and pictures by car, usually in advance of the move. But this time, using a car is a pain because the car isn't handy, and we won't have it on Saturday. grist has offered to help, so we may be able to use his car as a pack animal, but meanwhile all the things I'd normally have cleared out of the house by now are sitting in piles. It looks.. like someone's moving, and we're running out of box-stacking space.

On the upside, there's not a lot of incidental packing left to do. Also, we have a lot of books. Books are heavy.


I want to make Cullen.

"Who the fuck is Cullen?" I hear you ask.

Well, not this one, as suggested on Twitter yesterday:



Instead, this one:



This guy is a recurring character in the DA games. In the first game he has an inappropriate crush on you in the starting story if you play a mage, and you can make him blush and run away by flirting with him. Later, you get to rescue him from demons. In the next game, he's been transferred to the city you live in and become the second in command of the Templar Order. He's strait-laced and honourable and all that good stuff, and also voiced by Greg Ellis OM NOM NOM NOM. There's been a movement to try and persuade Bioware to make him a romanceable companion, but that is being kept extremely under wraps.

More importantly, he wears armour that'd be really fun and interesting to make.

Now to persuade Dr Wheel to let me dress him as Cullen. I have already promised him not only a big shield but also a big sword. And that lots of girls will try to make him blush by flirting with him... What else could I offer in return for letting me indulge my desire to experiment more with thermoplastics? Hmm... internet fame maybe? A wheelbarrow full of dutch licorice?


Also, I am Tumblr famous, at least temporarily (thanks laughingmagpie for letting me know). Yesterday I sent a tweet to Mike Laidlaw, who's the lead designer for the Dragon Age games. I included that scenic pic of me on the cliffs, cheekily suggesting that Bioware should open a studio in Wellington. He retweeted it (OMG) and apparently now it's on Tumblr. I have a Tumblr but I've never really used it because I can't access it from work and it was too much effort to check from home. But I'm kind of waiting for the moment when the YoT sees it and is all like "Mum you are shame*" and the your mum jokes start.

*Actually he thinks it's kind of cool that I'm a gamer geek that makes stuff. Which is nice.

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From:pombagira
Date:August 26th, 2013 10:53 pm (UTC)
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*bounce bounce*.. yay Dr Wheel umm i will bake you a cake of your choice if you let Tats dress you up as cullen and then let me take photos of you and tats in costume... *batts eyelashes*

yeah..

*bounce bounce*
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From:tatjna
Date:August 26th, 2013 11:12 pm (UTC)
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Actual quote from the game, gender-swapped:

"On those long trips back to the tower -- I in manacles, she glaring silently -- the air practically sizzled."
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From:pombagira
Date:August 26th, 2013 11:34 pm (UTC)
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tehehe..
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From:tatjna
Date:August 26th, 2013 11:09 pm (UTC)
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Wow, now I want to be her when I grow up.

You know, it has occurred to me that the next step from making authentic replicas of armour as costume is to just bite the bullet and make armour. There's an SCA around here too - but if I keep adding things I want to do, I'll end up not having time to eat and sleep. O.o
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From:vernacularity
Date:August 27th, 2013 01:26 am (UTC)
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well i can do a load in a van if you need.
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From:tatjna
Date:August 27th, 2013 01:39 am (UTC)
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Thank you, that's an awesome offer. We should know by Friday whether we'll be needing to do extra loads, and if we do I'll be in touch straight away.
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From:meathiel
Date:August 27th, 2013 07:01 am (UTC)
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Better a mum who's a gamer geek than a boring one, eh?
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From:tatjna
Date:August 27th, 2013 08:13 pm (UTC)
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I guess so, although I sometimes ask myself if being a boring Mum is the more appropriate approach to parenting. And then I think about my parents and go "Yeah nah." ;-)
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From:danjite
Date:August 27th, 2013 07:09 am (UTC)
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I haz big truck and am free most days after 4.

Just sayin'.
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From:tatjna
Date:August 27th, 2013 08:14 pm (UTC)
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Thank you! We are hoping not to have to ask too much of our friends (kind of feel as if our days of rounding up the troops to lift heavy things should be over by now), but if we do need help we'd be most appreciative. Thanks ;-)
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From:danjite
Date:August 27th, 2013 08:22 pm (UTC)
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Anything (reasonable) for community!

That and who said anything about lifting? Driving, sure, but lifting?

Well.... maybe....

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