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      CommentAuthorallana
    • CommentTimeDec 21st 2011
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    Robin, we should totally go thrift shopping sometime. I do not believe your XS claim, at all.
    I did buy a pair of thick wool tights for $12 at Winners a few weeks ago. More expensive than I usually like to throw down, but I practically live in them now, and they're way sexier than the mental image the phrase "long underwear" conjures.
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      CommentAuthorallana
    • CommentTimeDec 21st 2011
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    Risto, your video is private! Like, INACCESSIBLE private. Fix it?
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      CommentAuthoroldhat
    • CommentTimeDec 21st 2011 edited
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    @allana, granted I go to some possibly shit stores. But my experience has mainly been that I find something that I REALLY like and it ends up being two sizes too small. More a luck thing than anything. They DO have stuff in other sizes. :P
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      CommentAuthordorkmuffin
    • CommentTimeDec 21st 2011 edited
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    @Oldhat, honestly, for a woman of your height, if you can find regular plus size tights htat are thick that might work. They stretch out, so logic dictates they can probably stretch up comfortably as well. I do that and I'm not nearly as tall as you. For my height, I gots sort of long and super muscular legs so I appreciate the roomier tights.
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      CommentAuthortaphead
    • CommentTimeDec 21st 2011
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    FIXED? (Maybe?)
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      CommentAuthoroldhat
    • CommentTimeDec 21st 2011
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    @taphead both the words said and the voice saying them were beautiful. Thank you for that.
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      CommentAuthorallana
    • CommentTimeDec 21st 2011
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    Fixed, and awesome. You should speak onto us again sometime.

    (And then I made one too. It's here.)
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    @taphead: Happy Winter Solstice to you too! Since the sun has been setting around 4:30pm here (near the 47th parallel), I think everyone around here is quite excited that the days are getting longer. And Helsinki is near the 61st parallel north, and sunset there is 3pm-ish? *cries*

    @oldhat: I just wear leggings instead (would that be the same thing as tights though?). And on the rare occasion that I've bought something from a department store, I've almost always gotten them on clearance.

    The good news is that I'm finally moving into an apartment, and I've finished almost everything on my Christmas to-do list. The bad news is that my hours (along with everyone else) are getting cut because the economy is crap and so people are buying less gourmet pizzas. It's supposed to be a short term thing, but it's kind of really bad timing. (Tourists! I might not like you but please come anyway! And spend money!)
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      CommentAuthortaphead
    • CommentTimeDec 21st 2011
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    Thanks, gang. I also concur with allana's vidier whole-heartedly. More vidiers, y'all. And funny accents.
    • CommentAuthorflecky
    • CommentTimeDec 21st 2011 edited
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    Ugh..i got so much snot pouring out my nose here i'm sure i must have been jerking it off in my sleep.My nose,that is.

    My one man war against xmas is going nicely.If i can't have a fucking party because a baby was born in a barn because his parents couldn't get their shit together then why should i let anyone else?

    If any teams of wankers turn up at my castle dressed like elves going on about angels and three wise men who thought it would be a good idea to stalk a star bearing presents that our lord and saviour had no use for except to swop for a six-pack of diapers on the black-market from some dodgy geezer taking advantage of the homeless i will be forced to grab one of their hymn sheets and recite their fart-tune backwards.

    I can't put the tee-vee on without foul,awful,evil,big-shot money grabbing corporations telling the mob what to buy with money they don't have for family they don't even like.Most of the times i spent xmas with extended family it usually descended into a maelstrom of drunken petty resentment and it usually spoilt it for me as a kid.If only they'd left me alone to play with my train set and read my Marvel annuals i would have been a happy little sprog-boy but noooo...poxy adults had to have their own way and dictate the tempo and inflict their festive despair over me like the bloody confused pratts they acted like.

    I can't help it.My gran once turned me away from her house dwelling thing when i was a homeless sick teenager because i'd been in trouble for shoplifting and possession of a few substances into the freezing cold north of England winter because "The neighbours would talk".The bitch is dead and i hope satan has her skull impaled on his strap-on.

    I'm not a total bastard.As far as i'm concerned xmas is a time for kids to enjoy a cool time of year for them.It's a holiday from school and a break from giants telling them what to do with their time so let them dance,scream and go mad.

    Anarchy and innocent chaos.Excellent stuff.Thus ends my rant for now.
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      CommentAuthorCameron C.
    • CommentTimeDec 22nd 2011
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    I can't get my netbook, the only thing with a camera i has, to function properly enough right now to record a vidier but it's restoring windows to itself so hopefully tomorrow night after work or something I can make a vidier.
    • CommentAuthorflecky
    • CommentTimeDec 22nd 2011 edited
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    @ Rachael: I hope you are feeling a bit better.Bit late but i'm glad you enjoyed Psychic TV.I've always liked them.I used to have some Throbbing Gristle on vinyl but i was daft enough to sell them ages ago.Oh well...

    @ Rootfireember: Thanks for the kind words mate.
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      CommentAuthorFauxhammer
    • CommentTimeDec 22nd 2011 edited
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    'AVE WE GOT A VIDEO?

    Forgive my face; it's wicked early and I must have gotten into something I'm allergic to.

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      CommentAuthortexture
    • CommentTimeDec 22nd 2011
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    We can't all come out rock stars and we have to improve our game before it can be ready for prime time.

    This is so true. I got involved in negotiations to sell my first novel at 21, it all went tits up and totally ruined my optimism and confidence about writing as a career. It took me ten years before I sold a short story. I published a lot of stuff online that was purely formative, when I look back on it. I'm glad I didn't try and sell it, and I'm glad it's out there. Now I'm back in the saddle, tryting to write something specificaally aimed at a paying market. If it doesn't sell though, I won't be crushed like I was at 21. I'll keep writing, keep trying to find the "gallusness" (to quote my creative writing tutor) that occasionally shines through and makes my stuff readable, trying to fucking capture it and bottle it so I can sell it. Even if I do sell this currrent project, I know I'll still have to work in a dayjob I probably hate, for potentially decades more, before I can support myself as a writer (and that's a big IF). But you know what the ten years of obscurity has given me? A belief in my own voice, even if I can only write in that voice intermittently. I just need to capture enough of the gleam to get me a gig with a publisher and editor. It's not impossible, but if it takes another 20 years, so be it.

    Speaking of which. Back to the coalface. Keep on keeping on @Fauxhammer and everyone else trying to make art not just their life, but their goal. It's not about how long it takes. It's about that moment when you KNOW you're ready for prime time. I'm not quite there yet,, but I'm sneaking up on it.... ;)
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      CommentAuthorFauxhammer
    • CommentTimeDec 22nd 2011
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    I published a lot of stuff online that was purely formative, when I look back on it. I'm glad I didn't try and sell it, and I'm glad it's out there.


    Exactly how I feel about my Weaponizer work. I kind of used it as physical therapy, giving me the confidence and the ethic to get myself near the launchpad.

    I'm Not Ready For Prime Time, but fuck it--so was John Belushi.
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      CommentAuthortexture
    • CommentTimeDec 22nd 2011
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    That's what I started the site for - to give people space to experiment. I like reading experiments :)
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      CommentAuthorFauxhammer
    • CommentTimeDec 22nd 2011
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    That reminds me--would it be all right if, after the new year at some point, I go back and edit some of my old Weaponizer stories? I check back sometimes and shudder at all the fuck-ups (and want to bring WCP and Shriekonomics into the canon I'm coming up with). I don't want to jam you up, though. We can talk about it after the holidays.
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    geez...what a tiring week...work is rather busy, hot and physical and I'm gonna be super sore by tomorrow. On the art front, I'm too tired and too slow with getting anything done this week. Nothing I draw looks good perceptively at the moment...stupid block... I need a recharge but till then keep at it. I also get one off day for X-mas holidays which doesn't bother me as I want cash to go out NYE for a change and I hate getting bored staying at home. I am not in a chrissie mood and almost over it...practically just another day except all the shops are closed. On the upside, no migraines, tire blow-outs or a repeat of X-mas '06 food poisoning and I just finished a last minute commission which I had to fucking fight to get done. Slow but things looking up. A little sleep and lots more comic-shennanigans await my future...need to up my game.
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      CommentAuthorFauxhammer
    • CommentTimeDec 22nd 2011
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    @rachael: The book arrived today, and it is fucking gorgeous. Well done.
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    @Fauxhammer: you get crazy major points for actually being up (and functioning!) at 5:30am.