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19 August 2008 @ 03:43 pm
Gluueeee Glueeeee  
I'm totally covered in Fabri-tac. I haven't found a great way to attack this hair to these horns yet. I started with fabritac, because it wasn't degrading the upholstery foam, and it's great for gluing everything to everything. It's really messy, though D:
So then I thought.. hey.. I have a huge can of 3M spray adhesive! I'd already tested it on the craft foam I glued to the upholstery foam, so I knew it wouldn't degrade the foam. It's also kind of messy, though, and not good for spraying into small areas, because it gets on the other hair fibers and makes them look funny. This is also no good.

I'm almost done with one horn, just have to fix the top a little bit, finish the tip, and hairspray the shit out of it so it doesn't go anywhere. I'm on the last half of the other horn, and still hoping I'll find a magical way to attach this with glue that isn't completely messy. I'll probably continue to dump adhesive all over myself as I work, though. Bummer. I even had to go to Jo Ann's for a second bottle because I'd made a mess out of my other one D: The sad thing is, this is only the beginning of my Mayuri woes. I know I won't have TOO much trouble with the cowl, but I'm still a little stumped on how to make that thing that frames the face and holds the horns... as well as making my cute little pharoh beard. I think I'll sculpt that and mould craft foam over it? I really don't know. I don't want it to be heavy, so I'm not going to make it out of resin, but blah!

I also have to stop working on all of this long enough to force myself to get the gym stuff out of the way.

Did I tell you guys what I'm watching right now?
Because Netflix is great, I'm able to hunt down all sorts of series I hadn't been able to find in town before. I saw some weird series about a mopey jr. high girl that wakes up as a god. The series is called Kamichu!, and it's pretty cute. I have no idea how long that one has been out for, as it was released by Geneon, but despite the fact that I hated the 3 main girls, I ended up watching the whole series and liking it. It was cute. Not OMG awesome, but cute.
I also remember that back in the day, I was really impressed by the source art for this one winamp skin Makoto made. It was this art nouveau-ish picture with a dude with long blond hair I think? I seem to remember her saying somthing like "Oh, it's from this series called The Twelve Kingdoms. These artbook photos are awesome, but the actual animation is pretty ugly." Or somthing like that. It was so long ago, I totally don't remember. Anyway, The Twelve Kingdoms is a 10 disk series, but I don't have anything better do to, so I had Netflix start sending me that. I read the description and thought "Wow, Fushigi Yuugi!"
I watched the first DvD and thought.. "eh.... Fushigi Yuugi?"
I gave it a chance and had them send some more disks, though, and ended up getting hooked. I was really anxiously waiting for disk 5 when Matt suggested we just buy it all on Amazon. (We had a discount coupon. yay!) I agreed, because I really wanted to see how it ended, but I know that once the box sets come in, I'm not going to do a damned thing until Animefest but watch some silly 10+ year old anime. I honestly didn't think the animation/art was that bad. I mean, seriously, nothing can top Legend of Basara D: I love that series to death, but goddamn, it's ugly as sin.

Oh! That reminds me. I totally caught up on all the Fullmetal Alchemist manga I'd skipped since the animated series ended. I think the series will probably end within the next year or so. It seems to be winding down. I also read on the internets that there were some strange FMA OAVs released two years ago with wacky live action segments. I'd never heard about it, so I wonder if they're completely horrible! I may have to look into that later... like after the con or somthing. I keep finding distractions to take me away from my sewing, I swear!
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rahanakero on August 20th, 2008 07:05 am (UTC)
holy shit, long time no talk. D: is a peet.

Twelve Kingdoms is awesome, just be warned that it ends a little abruptly. Also, be sure to actually pick up the honest-to-god *books* that the series is based off of, it's a hell of a lot better.
HIDE your face: ragnarok deep=red potkyonomiko on August 20th, 2008 07:09 am (UTC)
Whoah, PEEEEEETTEEE D:

You know I renewed for a month a few months back, and I was totally lost. There are new classes and zones, etc. I think I only played for a week or two before I got bored with it, but I miss my hats sometimes.

I was reading that the anime only covers 6/12 of the story arcs or somthing, and that Tokyopop is translating the novels now, with 2 novels/story arcs currently up on amazon.

Legend of Basara was just like that too, though. They made an OAV that covered part of the story and then gave up on it.. and with Berserk.. well... Miura releases it so slowly they animated a bunch and forgot about it XD There's such a HUGE ongoing fanbase and market for those custom kits, though, they should really make a second series
rahanakero on August 20th, 2008 10:00 pm (UTC)
I actually play WoW now on Gorefiend. :x Frij and I just renewed for a 30 hour plan on RO just to check on our characters, and it's... confusing, now. Especially with no sakray and people advertising Zeny-selling-services. It feels like... a bootleg WoW, instead of WoW feeling like a bootleg RO.

Otherwise, how the hell've you been? :O
HIDE your facekyonomiko on August 21st, 2008 03:58 am (UTC)
Yeah, iRO feels so ghetto compared to WoW, but I still love it :D
I'm in a raiding guild on Aggramar. I wonder if I have characters on gorefiend. I keep making a Pomato on every server I've got a freind on, so I may have one there.
Faith& I are doing well. Not a whole lot going on with me. When I first started iRO, it was about the time I was preparing for our wedding. Then I got Faith into iRO, and we did that for a few years. We just had our 5 year anniverrsary in March D: whoah!
Other than that, things are pretty much as exciting as my journal is. I wake up and glue stuff together, play videogames, raid, watch anime, clean the house, go to the gym, etc :P