..feeling gutsick again. Last few days have been worse than I felt in February. Then, I mainly just had no appetite for several weeks. Now, it’s that plus violent nausea if I even think about food, plus all kinds of muscle/joint pains, crazy sensory sensitivities, and mega energy drain. Before, I was able to just do whatever I needed to and I was fine, but now, it’s like, if I don’t eat something before venturing out I feel like I’m going to have a blackout, but if I do eat something I feel like I’m going to puke my innards out and combust. Yay. It’s been about a week of this and no matter what I do, I have a painful day. My neck is so stiff I’m afraid to crack it. I just want to sleep but I can’t, and when I do, my dreams are those useless looping nightmares. I’m not pregnant and I’m not PMSing. There is no more or less stress than usual in my life to account for it. I didn’t eat, drink, or otherwise take in anything unusual, new, or different that would explain it. I’m not fighting with anybody, Manitou is fine and well, and things back home are.. normal. I dunno. Just rambling.
I don’t feel good, but I don’t know why. Ginger hasn’t helped. Sleep hasn’t helped. Cuddling the rats and leezards hasn’t helped. This Deemin has an ail. Buh..
Update: Totes just vurped. I have no idea what that solid chunk was because all I ate today was a peach Chobani around noon, so, wtf..? Am I, um, hosting a portal I should be aware of? Should I expect inter-dimensional time travelers to crawl out of the ol’ Deemin maw as I sleep?
I’m supposed to be spending my free time creating the outfit for my Tudeuca persona. I need to have that (or the fluffy alternative) done by August. All I’m thinking about is how to rebuild my Snake Man stuff. I’m so ready to start that project over from the ground up.. I’m itching to make a new helmet. If I start it, there’ll be no stopping me, and I probably won’t get the other project done. Buh..
Maybe I’ll be able to swing it so I can be a better Snake for Hallowe’en, or something.. I just want to do it NOW. ..hurff..
Tudeuca, though. I oughtta focus on that. It’ll be fun enough, I guess..
My fish and Squeegee. The calico fantail tripled quintupled in size since January. The other two are orandas. I’ve had this group for almost a year. They’re all good feeshies. Pleco faces get me every time.
The water looks cloudy because we had tried a different brand of food when we ran out of the old stuff. The new stuff was literally riddled with parasites and sickened the environment. This is the clearest the water has been since February, and the larger oranda is just about cured of her ich. Yay.
I cleaned the terrarium for the hissy creatures recently and gave them a piece of driftwood. They really like it. A lot. Will be putting together some cardboard structures for them to hide in as well. Substrate is alfalfa pellets. (Eating a piece of apple in second photo.)
Look at your hissers! They’re so happy and healthy and pretty! I like that set up, looks like they can really enjoy it.
Dream time. Monster Prison. Not as exciting as it sounds. The boredom is what kills ya.
Reply to Varekai:"How much is bail?"
Apparently, far too much. In our cell there was money on the floor. I found two hundred-dollar bills, a few twenties, and plenty of smaller notes. I started to pick them up, then realized it was useless.
We were there because we had been collected, some how. I remember thinking I’d be stuck there for a thousand years and by then the cash in my hand wouldn’t even be in use in the outside world. A keeper laughingly said I’d only be there for “one round”, which felt like a play on words, like “one year”, but in my case, “one demon year”, which is a sick joke to a creature that doesn’t acknowledge time, because it really meant “forever”.
More snapshots of my progress.. the beginnings are always humble. At this point I’m done for the day (eh, maybe). I like the way it fits so I decided to not make the straps adjustable. Not in this stage, anyway. I will likely wind up replacing them with sturdier materials. The points in the cups will be smoothed out when I’m in the mood to heat warp them, but not today. The next thing I’ll probably do is just a quick blast of white spray paint so the colors aren’t distracting me, because as it is, I just can’t take it all in and assess what needs to be worked on— my mind is picky like that. It’s too windy outside to paint right now, so I will turn my efforts towards clearing my bed and catching a snooze.
Tudeuca bits in the earliest stages. Don’t make me regret sharing these, aight?
Looking good so far, will be keeping an eye out for more progress shots. Have you glued thin cloth to the underside of the foam? Because that can help it hold its shape.
Thanks for your interest. It’s nothing but fun foam and a few pieces of masking tape right now. When I decide I’m happy with everything, I’ll be heat warping it to makes curves and cutting darts into the foam to form cleaner shapes. At that point, this item will become a base and, yes, I will be adding layers of stabilizing material. It’s going to be lined on the inside, the straps will be adjustable, and the outside will be covered with a lightweight, synthetic leather. (I’ve no objections to using real leather, I even have proper tools and treatments for it, but I don’t have any left to work with.)
Goodness, that’s awfully well planned out XP I think I’ll just leave it to you from now on, you seem to know a good deal more about that material than I. I’ll just stick to metalwork :P
Haha, thanks for the ego rubs! It was a good idea and I’m thankful that you offered to help. Metal is awesome, but it’s too expensive of a craft for me to get in any real practice.
I just tend to use aluminium sheets, keeps the materials side of things nice and cheap, (ignoring that it costs a couple hundred just to buy the gear to work with it). Of course, the main problem with aluminium is, if you screw it up at all, it is completely unforgiving Q_Q
I think the best example of that I have so far is that you need a reasonable amount of force to get the metal to shift, but because of that, I hit a bit in slightly the wrong place once, and it split nearly in half >_> I guess that’s what I get for trying to be cheap and using a weak metal…
I guess it would make for great practice, at any rate. Think of yourself like a surgery student learning the motions with cadavers before moving on up to the live, squirmy patients.