Mar. 17th, 2012

tayastorm: (Gamer)
Today was sacrificed to the time sinks known as YouTube LPs and bracelet beading. The LPs went most of the day, because I'm addicted to them, but the bracelet only took 3 hours including design time. (Although I should note that "design" is a strong word...) By the end of which I was starving and my back was threatening drastic action.

The LP was Mario Party 64 by The Runaway Guys, who I discovered via the Battletoads race between Proton Jon, Super Jeenius, Pcull and NCS (which is so much fun and I've watched that four times through now) which was linked to me by my dear friend Eika.
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(I blame her in the very best way, because I'd never even known or cared about LPs before she introduced me to Raocow) And yes, I did watch every video on the Mario Party 64 playlist in one day. I live at my computer and I love it. (Although a better floor seat would be nice, but the only ones I've found are on ebay, or in the US and not delivering to Australia, so that's useless.)

I would probably advise against LP consumption to the level that I do, but they can be really enjoyable even if you don't know the games. (In fact I probably wouldn't care what game Raocow played, as long as he was being himself.)

The bracelet I will hopefully have pictures for soon, but it's basically a four row wide beaded bracelet in pink and clear beads using a flat right angle weave. Time consuming, and I misjudged (-guessed rather, since I haven't been able to find anything to help work out how much thread I need for my projects and I haven't done enough to work out measurements myself) the amount of thread, so with only two circles to go I had to tie in new thread which was frustrating. The "design" I worked out myself based on guesswork and a good measure of "well she did say she wouldn't mind if it was lolariously bad :D". If it had turned out to be outright bad I would have kept it as a practice piece, but I'm happy enough with the result to send it. As soon as I get the pictures and make a decent record of the design for future reference.

(I also made a couple of icons. The Eika one earlier in the post, and
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which is a Proton Jon quote from the Mario Party 64 vids.)

All in all a fun day on barely enough sleep, and here I am after midnight drinking coffee. I.... have difficulty with sleep patterns.

My tweets

Mar. 17th, 2012 12:00 pm
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  • Fri, 20:04: That bracelet took 3.5 hours to make. Does that explain why I'm starving and my back hurts? #sufferingformycraft
  • Fri, 21:04: I really need to eat, but I'm not in the mood to cook. -__-
  • Sat, 00:02: RT @rantyeditor: This is appalling. As of July 12, your ISP will be spying on you...and playing judge & jury on suspected piracy. ht ...
  • Sat, 00:05: So apparently getting a semi-decent sleep last night is my cue to have coffee tonight. #facepalm
  • Sat, 00:28: @KDSarge Good morning :D
  • Sat, 00:37: Don't suppose anyone knows where I put my camera....?
  • Sat, 00:44: I found it! And my nail clippers.... and some other things I was looking for. I need to unpack that suitcase maybe....
  • Sat, 01:11: Do "normal" people consider 2am a reasonable Friday night bedtime?
  • Sat, 02:28: Okay, sleep now. Maybe.
  • Sat, 04:17: Need 750 words, been awake 20 hours on 5 hours sleep, and I'm wearing a hat inside in the dark. #amwriting #andweird #mostlyweird
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