I was trying to be productive when I was just assaulted by the NEED to listen to “Echoes”. I remembered that my CDs were stolen and I never got around to replacing them. I found that I hadn’t backed them up onto this computer, and I have no idea where my old hard drives are stashed. Thank Dog for youtube.
Initially, I just had to hear the song, but now, I’m feeling unsatisfied and need to listen to the whole album, and then lots of other Pinks Floyds. I keep catching myself singing things off of The Wall and Division Bell and Saucerful of Secrets, so.. that’s what I’ll be playing with tonight while I drink this desperate liquor substitute and continue squishing aluminum foil nuggets onto my head. I’m normal, alright? Y’all is just boring.
Overhead the albatross Hangs motionless upon the air And deep beneath the roaring waves In labyrinths of coral caves The echo of a distant time Comes willowing across the sand And everything is green and submarine.
And no one showed us to the land And no one knows the wheres or whys And something stirs and something tries And starts to climb toward the light.
Strangers passing in the street By chance two separate glances meet And I am you and what I see is me. And do I take you by the hand And lead you through the land And help me understand The best I can.
And no one calls us to move on And no one forces down our eyes No one speaks and no one tries No one flies around the sun
Cloudless everyday you fall Upon my waking eyes, Inviting and inciting me To rise. And through the window in the wall Come streaming in on sunlight wings A million bright ambassadors of morning.
And no one sings me lullabies And no one makes me close my eyes And so I throw the windows wide And call to you across the sky
..yes, I do stop to pet my Snake helmet and tell it it’s my favorite baby every time I walk through my room. I kiss the little white glove and touch the armor just like how I taunt Manitou by brushing my fingertips across his shoulders and chest when I slip past him and he didn’t notice I was there. I do it because it makes me happy and because I can.
You’d best believe that’s the last thing I see before I fall asleep.
I just received the pics Vandal took. Bah.. I look ridiculously fat in the second one and the Velcro between the chest and ab plates is showing, but I don’t care. NIIC, of course, is my Green Team bro in the third picture. Next time, I’ll refuse to step foot beyond the parking lot without first setting up a mirror to get myself adjusted. Anyone else have pictures of us? Even if we’re just floating around in the background, I want to see what you’ve got!
I did see you guys I lived you costumes! I bet you were DYING!
The furballs were driven to quit due to the heat, but I wasn’t really bothered by it. I know a thing or two about sweating and overheating (too much heat can easily make me pass out, so I was sure to be prepared). All of my costume parts are lightweight (except for that nerdy helmet) and have gaps to make the most of any breeze. Wearing a long-sleeved cotton shirt was actually part of my cool down plan, because it prevented Sunburn, kept my skin from drying out, kept my armor from sticking to my body, and was permeable so that my body heat escaped and every gust of wind came through. I could’ve gone several more hours, but my pets needed a break.
I had on a long skirt with 4 layers of shirt on top and a 10 pound wig. Feferi had on a prom dress, coat and dark wig ewe were so hot. But it was totally worth it to be out there cosplaying. So many people asked for our pics. Did you guys get asked for pics too?
Wow, yeah, that’s a lot of layers. It was worth it, though. To fight the traffic and heat, just to seize the day and have some fun. We have a little joke among us that whenever we go out, we don’t get to go far because we’re constantly being stopped for pictures. We must’ve had fifteen people stop us just in the ticket line.
Howd you make those boots?
Voodoo and cheap wine, mainly.
The manifesting ritual involved a bit of brown craft paper for pattern drafting, plastic canvas for easing the knee-to-ankle width graduation, and 1” open-cell cushion foam for the entire shoes and boots (knees, legs, shoe tops, soles). A very tough yet thin floor mat was sacrificed to reinforce the soles, and sealed/waterproofed with Rust-oleum Undercoating (a rubberizing spray similar to Plasti-dip). I joined the legs with the shoes by using elastic in the front and back, and Velcro on the left and right of each gap. The shoes were top-coated in fun foam and the shins are only covered with (painted) masking tape because I ran out of vinyl to cover them with, and out of time to find any more. I didn’t make any videos or take any step-by-step snapshots, but if you (or anyone else out there) want more specific information about anything, just ask me.
The boots stayed waterproof until the very end (I was waiting for my friends to come back and I failed to notice that the tree I was leaning on was in a muddy area). Only a little bit of moisture got through and no real damage was done. The most damage happened where my toes would bend, and on the little spur-like shieldy ankle bits. One of the elastic pieces came undone but it didn’t effect my ability to walk or keep up the illusion. All in all, they held up extremely well, and I’m still deciding if I want to rebuild them from scratch or just repair what I already have. If I do make a new set, I could make a tutorial if anyone was interested.
Your freaking amazing!
Oh no, direct tinglies missile straight to my ego! I’ll be rolling on my floor and drooling with glee if anyone needs me.
Bah.. they look fine when I’m standing and walking around, but my room’s lighting is making them appear all kinds of wonky. Disregard my fats in the last one. I switched to shorts so the behind-the-knee straps would be visible, as they get lost over my black jeans.
My Snake Man boots aren’t finished yet. I did toughen up the soles and get all of the parts attached, but I still want to hinge the ankles and tighten up the knee diamonds. They’re attached, but need more bonding around the edges. The soles also still need a layer of waterproofing. I couldn’t use the plastic I bought, so I’m probably going to use silicone and truck bed liner spray. Last thing they’ll need is toe padding to keep them fitting in the right position. As long as I keep me heels and ankles against the back wall, everything works. The moment my foot migrates towards the toe area, I need to stop to adjust them or else I can’t walk.
There were no pre-fabricated base pieces used. I made these from simple patterns I created. Version 2 will be much smoother; these were rushed and I didn’t have enough vinyl to cover them like I planned. Walking is still a bit, uh, pardon the irony, but, “robotic.” After the toe area is sealed off I should be able to move more naturally, not having to be so conscious of every little shift.
Also, like whoa, I didn’t realize my mirror was that freaking filthy. What even IS that streaky stuff on it..?
How how how does one make boots like these!!?
Just get addicted to a character until you decide you must be that character or else your life is not worth living. Be dirt poor and desperate. Start cutting up scraps from brown paper bags and taping them to oneself until the illusion feels pretty good, then try not to cry as you cut your beloved baggy booties into flat pattern pieces, and voodoo-and-cheap-wine until SNAKE MAN BOOTS happens.
k guys, my cousin is absolutely in LOVE with this game called Mino Monsters and he really wants to unlock his crate. it’s his birthday in a week and I was hoping I could help him unlock it. someone help? thanks.
1A8FCF93A3D44376 is his code. thanks so much guys! I’ll try to unlock some peoples’ crate, just msg or something.
I got his first chain off. You can unlock the chest in no time if you share his code on Minofriends.com
That crate’s been sitting there taking up a monster a lot for months now. I don’t even care what’s in it, I just need three people to unlock it.
AC3BD9E115B2679B is my Friend Code.
I wish I could say I’ll unlock yours in return, but the app crashes whenever I try to add someone for some reason.
So if anyone can just do me a favor, I’d appreciate it muchly.
I knocked off one of your chains. If you want the last two off quickly, post your code on Minofriends.com
Elite mystery element Grublings, my favorite!
Mino Monsters doesn’t pose many challenges for me since I’ve built up and maxed out all of my pets, and learned all of the strategical stuff. It’s mainly a farming game to me. When an enemy is listed as Elite, it’s equal level to the player’s highest level Mino (all of mine are at the ceiling, level 40), and it has more moves. Elites deal way more damage and often knock your energy bolts out making it harder to do a charged attack. When Grublings are in a group like that, they can be any Element type and you won’t know what you’re up against until you start the fight. I can see by the color and design that the yellow ones are Earth types, and I know that the rabbit-looking Mino is Kuro, an Electric type. I know which Minos I need to have on my active team, and to have charged for a strong attack, before going after them. Mystery type groups are a lot more fun because there is a chance that they can knock out one or more of my kids. The winning loot is always extra nice, too.
Aight, I just needed to ramble for a minute while my tea cooled down. I’mma go squash those suckers now.
I don’t know.
Sketched aimlessly until my battery got low. Now I’mma charge it and see about sleeping or something.
I started sketching something for Manitou, but it’s too much hassle to erase and re-plan poses and perspective using the iPoptart. Not enough screen space, and all the zooming in and out is tedious. I’ll probably shelf this until my next phone-to-lappi camera dump then screw around with the full version (this is a zoomed in crop) in Photochop, then get annoyed at the hugeness of my tablet and just head for my dusty old sketchbook instead like I should’ve done in the first place.
Ohyeah. His hair IS longer than mine right now. I’m fine with that. He refrains from getting his hair cut just because he knows I like it like that.