2) Ever wanted to cut through a phone book? Use a wallpaper cutting knife!
3) Whoever invented a double-sided tape is a saint
4) WASHI FORGIVES EVERYTHING
5) At one point in your life you'll find the reason you bought some random crap years ago
6) Once you start
7) Adhesive tape can be used to clean tiny things (little scraps of paper, bits of washi, string, etc) off the floor
8) You can work on your craft project for 5 hours in a row and not notice that until you stop seeing your carpet properly
9) SAVE THE CARPET!*
10) *unless it's ugly
Update 1: Checking if the doormat can be cut with a wallpaper cutter.
Update 2: Success!
Update 3: Having overabundance of success - the cutter also managed to pierce through the notepad underneath & chipped off some of the ruler. Fingers are safe
Update 4: Rounding the corners with scissors
Update 5: Using a bit of French skipping rope to make a notebook-holding thingy. Drilling the holes through the doormat turned out to be super annoying (thank God for the huge needle I bought few days ago)
Update 6: More. Drilling.
Update 7: It look surprisingly good. I've added a metal claw pendant (acquired months and months ago) as a decorative charm
Update 8: YAY FINISHED. Not sure if the doormat won't start to unravel after some time; in that case I'll put some felt on the edges (I guess).
Update 9: The inner side of the doormat is fluffy and soft so I don't think so I'll be attaching a pocket or anything like this
Update 10: That was NOT what I meant to do this evening (yay deadlines). But at least I have a sense of achievement.
2) Old eyeshadows can be used for painting/decorating journal pages
2a) But you gotta do this after you write, otherwise your pen won't work
2b) Forget about looking for golden paint, golden eyeshadow is so much cheaper
2c) Cheap brands are the best!
3) Before you cut off something (especially some expensive/short piece of fabric) check the measurements once again
4) Don't put your art supplies on the carpet, unless you don't like it and want it gone
I feel this post is just me gushing about journal things but whatever. As the famous quote says, "You should do more of what makes you happy".
And here are videos of my two new favourite journaling people, Jumpy Jess and Ali Brown:
I decided to go ahead and check if I'd like the bigger format more. I filled first page... and I realised it's not what I was looking for. So now I've returned to using the smaller notebook. I'm sure I'll eventually find some good use for the bigger one.
There's something so calming about watching them - and they're so pretty!
Recently I've been thinking a lot about getting back to journaling and those videos and photos (so many photos!) are a great inspiration.
I won't be getting a midori because they're kinda expensive, but I want to have something where I could write, draw, colour and decorate.
I think having a journal is very beneficial - mostly because it helps you to remember things, keep track of your progress and things you want to achieve. It also helps you with creating a structure with your thoughts/daily routines (which is especially helpful when they tend to dissolve into amorphous mess).
Those midoris are so pretty though... *wistful sigh*
There should be a service/website/app that tells you if/when the book you want to read is gonna be translated into your language. Like, I’ve seen dozens of interesting books that maybe will/could be published here, but if that ever happens, they’ll be at the bottom of my growing TBR pile and it’s quite possible I’ll forget they existed (and interested me somehow).
And I keep seeing all those cool books/comics recomended by BookTubers/GoodReaders and I keep adding new and new things to my TBR pile, without much hope I’ll be able to get at least a half of them. Which is annoying as hell.Any advice?
Crossposted to DW and Tumblr
One of the most important and unxpected things in the new “Logan” trailer is not the fact the kid Wolverine meets is young X-23, but the fact X-Men comics are now an in-universe thing, something that exists within that world.
That quick moment from the trailer is enormously important because it implies that at some point someone decided to create a story, a work of fiction starring one of the universe’s most hated and feared minority - and made them heroes. Showed them as heroes, showed them doing important stuff, living meaningful lives, and having - that’s what the scene the issue from the trailer shows - support of others. Not being alone, different and “bad”, not staying in the background so the “normal” characters could shine, but being the heroes, the protagonists of their own stories.There are in-universe authors, in-universe publishers that made the comics Laura reads - and the fact she could get them means that at least at some point they were easily available for any reader that wanted to get them. And - as much as I understand Logan’s “And not like this” - I am not surprised that the young mutant kid became “an X-Men fan”. Why wouldn’t you embrace the thing that helps you survive?
Crossposted to DW and Tumblr
I’ve realised that I read books the same way I pick my tea mug every morning - by matching them with my mood. So no wonder I have so many books unfinished (I called it, “in reading”), because whenever my mood changes, I pick a different book. And that “picking” sometimes involves digging up a book that hasn’t seen the light of day for weeks (/months) and patiently waited for its time to shine.
Crossposted to Tumblr and LJ
- you can program a droid to be loyal to you/your family/a certain class of people (for example high ranked officers),
- droids can be programmed to identify as male/female,
- droids with highly-developed sentience are better at more complicated tasks but are harder to work with,
- frequent memory wipes destroy a droid’s personality (or if they happen since its creation - do not let personality to form).
- sentient droids are aware of the quality/complexity of their own programming and can strive to change it (which is, IMHO, something very important) .Visual Guide mentions a Jedhan droid called L-1 K-OHN who saves money for a better processor, to be able to understand spirituality.
- Saw Gererra owns a medical droid who is switched on and off because Saw doesn’t want him to have scruples about giving him more and more pain relievers. If the droid was conscious all the time, its programming would cause it to have ethical doubts and dillemmas.