SPark is me
Four days left.

I should probably be panicky and wishing for more time, given how much I still have to do in those four days.  Honestly though, I’m REALLY glad it’s not any further off, even if that means some stuff doesn’t get done.  I am so ground-down exhausted right now that I’m not sure how I’ll manage to stagger through the convention itself.

I am taking a whole week off when I get back.  At least a whole week off from any kind of sewing, I will probably get going on the last batch of dragon kickstarter stuff, which I should have finished already.

It just never ends, ugh. 

Right now I’d almost rather have a 9-to-5, because for the last two+ months I’ve been doing 16 hour days as often as not, and working 7 days a week, and I am just done.  So done.  I have no words for how done I am.

*Falls over dead*

jennovazombie:

The snake just texted my husband. I looked down and he had managed to type “Aww Assess’” and it was sending. Snek, what are you doing snek.

This is the funniest thing I’ve seen all day. :D

duskkodesh:

pristine-nightmare:

Good job, Fairyland! You’re totally setting a standard for your fans and fans of recasts to follow! /s

Pic 1 from Steampunk Tendencies page: https://www.facebook.com/SteampunkTendencies/photos/a.335724989875207.81750.335452449902461/637032253077811/?type=1&comment_id=637421646372205&notif_t=comment_mention

Pic of doll from: http://dollfairyland.com/shop/step1.php?number=1126

Pic 2 from the artist’s flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/kruki99/sets/72157636409523516/

If FL wants to stick up for artist’s rights then they need to set a better example.

Holy crap… it’s like an exact copy. The tiny details… O_O

And this is why I roll my eyes SO hard when certain companies whine about getting ripped off/certain people whine about how recasters are scum while doll companies are perfect creative gods.

Oh man.  I made the mistake of googling around for neat pill boxes, and I tripped over these.  Now I want ALL of them.  Or most of them, anyway.  So pretty! 

Little boxes!

Am I the only person who finds tiny little boxes enthralling?  I have a small (ha!) collection of them, and would love to find more.  The ones with hidden lids or secret tricks to open them are the best.  I fill them up with sparkly little gemstones that I get cheap on ebay, and have tiny little treasure boxes.

duskkodesh:

bladespark:

This thing!  LOL!  No, srsly, lol.

Here is our best guess at who you are:
1. You are male. Well, genderqueer, so sorta.
2. You are currently in your mid fifties, still working hard and enjoying every minute of it. SO wrong.  (Right now not even the enjoying thing is true.  I hate sewing SO MUCH.  *cries*  I want to be done.  In two weeks I will be so happy to not  have to sew for a while.)
3. You are starting to go bald, but you don’t care about it as much as you thought you would when you were younger. You still have your good looks, your gray eyes and your sense of humor.  Ha ha ha ha ha!
4. You have a beautiful loving family, great life-long friends, even the doctor is happy with your annual check up! Well, given that I’m still in the middle of that stupid thyroid thing, and I’ve never had an “annual checkup” in my life… no, not really.  The family and friends thing is close though.
5. Things are generally good, and you just wish they’ll stay that way for much, much longer. Sure, I’ll give ‘em this one.

1. You are male. NOPE
2. You are currently in your mid fifties, still working hard and enjoying every minute of it. FUCK NOPE
3. You are starting to go bald, but you don’t care about it as much as you thought you would when you were younger. You still have your good looks, your gray eyes and your sense of humor.  THE HELL YOU SAY!?
4. You have a beautiful loving family, great life-long friends, even the doctor is happy with your annual check up! Ummm… Okay kinda.
5. Things are generally good, and you just wish they’ll stay that way for much, much longer. Okay I’ll give them this one. ONE.


Holy crap Spark.. did I get the same results as you?!

Yeah.  After playing with it for a while, it turns out that it’s just one of those “which character from X are you” quizzes, with generic, stereotypical people instead of characters.  So we both got “The middle aged guy” result. 

Makes me want to come up with a better version, frankly.  But I don’t have the time/spoons to bother. 

This thing!  LOL!  No, srsly, lol.

Here is our best guess at who you are:
1. You are male. Well, genderqueer, so sorta.
2. You are currently in your mid fifties, still working hard and enjoying every minute of it. SO wrong.  (Right now not even the enjoying thing is true.  I hate sewing SO MUCH.  *cries*  I want to be done.  In two weeks I will be so happy to not  have to sew for a while.)
3. You are starting to go bald, but you don’t care about it as much as you thought you would when you were younger. You still have your good looks, your gray eyes and your sense of humor.  Ha ha ha ha ha!
4. You have a beautiful loving family, great life-long friends, even the doctor is happy with your annual check up! Well, given that I’m still in the middle of that stupid thyroid thing, and I’ve never had an “annual checkup” in my life… no, not really.  The family and friends thing is close though.
5. Things are generally good, and you just wish they’ll stay that way for much, much longer. Sure, I’ll give ‘em this one.

isaia:

themaefive:

axonsandsynapses:

yuletidekarkat:

dannygayhealani:

creatingaquietmind:

the speech impediment of the 21st century (by Marc Johns)

I’ll fuck you up buddy this is not a speech impediment it’s linguistic evolution!! the existence of the phrase “Aisha was like” allows the speaker to convey whatever Aisha said without making the listener assume they’re quoting Aisha directly while still maintaining the FEELING of what Aisha said.
ie, Aisha said she didn’t want to go out with me VERSUS Aisha was like, “I’d rather kiss a Wookie”.
the addition of “XYZ was like” lets the speaker be more expressive and efficient and it is a totally valid method of communicating information!!

With the way language has evolved, this is one of the few ways I can even think of to express in casual conversation what someone said. 
"So I said to Aisha," is certainly used, but if you remove the "so," which implies casual tone ("and" can be used in the same way), you get
"I said to Aisha," which is really formal in most English dialects/variations. I don’t know about all, but in New England dialects, you sound like you’re reading aloud from a novel.
"I told Aisha," is really only used when you continue to describe, not tell, what you told her. Ex: "I told Aisha that James was too punk for her" works while, "I told Aisha, ‘James is too punk for you’" crosses the line back into formalness of the "I said."
Things like “I asked” or “I answered [with]” are similar levels of casual and efficient to the “So, I said [or say, as many conversations about the past take place in present tense anyway, as if the speaker is giving a play-by-play in the moment]” but are specific to only certain situations. 
"I was like, 'Marc Johns, what is your obsession with restoring archaic speech patterns and interfering with the natural progression of English from complex to efficient?'" envelopes all of these easily and is accessible and crisp, and allows for more variations on inflection than the others.
Of course, James is probably like, “I already fucking said that.” But eh, I tried adding on.

#linguistics #a.k.a. how I learned to stop worrying and love the evolution of the English language without being a discriminatory elitist jerk (via crystalandrock)

This a million times

Marc Johns needs to sit down

Ha ha ha!  So true.  (Also the *actual* speech impediment of the 21st century is “ur”.  Which I realize isn’t technically a speech impediment, but who talks to anybody in person these days anyway?  (I say as I prepare to leave for an event where I will spend six hours straight talking to people in person.  But that’s definite an aberration in the normal flow of my communication. (Also, do I have enough nested parenthesis yet?  I probably do, yes.)))

isaia:

themaefive:

axonsandsynapses:

yuletidekarkat:

dannygayhealani:

creatingaquietmind:

the speech impediment of the 21st century (by Marc Johns)

I’ll fuck you up buddy this is not a speech impediment it’s linguistic evolution!! the existence of the phrase “Aisha was like” allows the speaker to convey whatever Aisha said without making the listener assume they’re quoting Aisha directly while still maintaining the FEELING of what Aisha said.

ie, Aisha said she didn’t want to go out with me VERSUS Aisha was like, “I’d rather kiss a Wookie”.

the addition of “XYZ was like” lets the speaker be more expressive and efficient and it is a totally valid method of communicating information!!

With the way language has evolved, this is one of the few ways I can even think of to express in casual conversation what someone said. 

"So I said to Aisha," is certainly used, but if you remove the "so," which implies casual tone ("and" can be used in the same way), you get

"I said to Aisha," which is really formal in most English dialects/variations. I don’t know about all, but in New England dialects, you sound like you’re reading aloud from a novel.

"I told Aisha," is really only used when you continue to describe, not tell, what you told her. Ex: "I told Aisha that James was too punk for her" works while, "I told Aisha, ‘James is too punk for you’" crosses the line back into formalness of the "I said."

Things like “I asked” or “I answered [with]” are similar levels of casual and efficient to the “So, I said [or say, as many conversations about the past take place in present tense anyway, as if the speaker is giving a play-by-play in the moment]” but are specific to only certain situations. 

"I was like, 'Marc Johns, what is your obsession with restoring archaic speech patterns and interfering with the natural progression of English from complex to efficient?'" envelopes all of these easily and is accessible and crisp, and allows for more variations on inflection than the others.

Of course, James is probably like, “I already fucking said that.” But eh, I tried adding on.

  (via crystalandrock)

This a million times

Marc Johns needs to sit down

Ha ha ha!  So true.  (Also the *actual* speech impediment of the 21st century is “ur”.  Which I realize isn’t technically a speech impediment, but who talks to anybody in person these days anyway?  (I say as I prepare to leave for an event where I will spend six hours straight talking to people in person.  But that’s definite an aberration in the normal flow of my communication. (Also, do I have enough nested parenthesis yet?  I probably do, yes.)))

egophiliac:

Consider it done!

I ADORE Star Catcher, I have a toy of her, pretty much the only Gen3 toy I own that isn’t custom bait/customized.

egophiliac:

Consider it done!

I ADORE Star Catcher, I have a toy of her, pretty much the only Gen3 toy I own that isn’t custom bait/customized.

For those attending Bronycon

If you’re attending Bronycon and you’d like to buy something at my booth, please bring cash! I will have a Square reader on me, but probably only on the last day, by which time I may be out of whatever it is that you wanted, and the Square reader can be unreliable in a crowded building where the signal is overloaded, so do not depend on it. (I can also take paypal, if you have a smart phone with signal and can show me the confirmation screen, but once again this can’t be relied on.)

Always bring cash to conventions. It’s not only a way to make certain that a technical difficulty doesn’t prevent you from getting that awesome thing you always wanted, it’s also a good way to control your budget. Bring what you can afford to spend, when it runs out, stop buying. (But budget generously. Hand made goods aren’t cheap!)

So once again, if you’re planning on buying something from me at Bronycon, you NEED to bring cash, as I cannot guarantee that I’ll be able to take any other form of payment at the convention.

Thanks!