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gokuma: (wall)
2017-10-13 10:29 pm

Story idea

Horror trope “your reflection in the mirror doesn’t do the same things as you do” but with a twist:

IT’S REALLY TRYING HARD. It’s doing its best. And knows it should be able to predict your movements, outfits and such. Somehow other good mirror reflections always do it so well. It shouldn’t be so difficult, right?

Your mirror reflection is sad.
gokuma: (foxy gin)
2017-10-05 11:11 am

Masters of Dance (and the Universe)!

Okay, I want to know who came up with the idea for this ad and how on earth they pitched it to their bosses:




gokuma: (flower)
2017-09-30 12:37 pm

Challenging yourself

I’m watching this cool set of videos following Ali Brown’s Honey’s Slim Pickins Challenge and most of them can be summarized as follows:

STAGE 1: “What the heck have they chosen, those things do not go together”

STAGE 2: “What am I supposed to do with that?”

STAGE 3: “This is hopeless.”

STAGE 4: “…Wait, I have an idea!”

STAGE 5: “Wow, I’m actually really proud of myself.”
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2017-08-13 07:23 am

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I saw a shooting star yesterday!

For the first time in my life :) I made a wish, of course. I hope it's gonna come true :P
gokuma: (tea)
2017-07-31 07:02 am

Almost fairy-talish

About ten minutes ago I entered my room, only to find a... frog hopping across the carpet. How did it get there? How long has it been there? No one knows (probably not long though; the most probable theory is that it jumped in through the open window at some point during the evening).

Anyway, the frog has been humanely removed from the premises and hopped away into the summer night. I am just struck by the utter ridiculousness of that whole event: one minute you're brushing your teeth and another you're staring at a frog dashing through your room.


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2017-06-06 04:54 pm

Harvesting Paper

My new favourite thing is watching people pulling apart artsy/pretty magazines and picking out pictures for their journals/art projects. It's mesmerizing. It's also something I loved doing when I was a teenager, so now I feel better about picking up the old hobby XD





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gokuma: (foxy gin)
2017-06-01 09:09 pm

So.

Who's gonna see "Wonder Woman" this weekend?



gokuma: (Rey)
2017-05-30 07:05 pm
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Cthulhu fhtagn



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2017-05-27 02:17 pm

Effin haystack

So I’ve just found a needle hidden in my bedroom carpet and I’m staring at it with a mix of relief and trepidation. How did it get there? How long has it been there? How many times have I almost-stepped on it with my bare foot? >__>

I’m so glad I noticed it and so relieved I didn’t get hurt by it. Wow O___o
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2017-05-23 05:29 pm

Almost philosophical (Art & Life Lessons #3)

Years and years ago (5? 7?), I bought a box of crafting leftovers in a second - hand store. It had been clearly someone's craft magazine - there are bits and pieces of scrapbook paper, a bag of googly eyes, some wool, bits of felt etc. And a STAMP. A weirdly big transparent stamp, with bunch of tiny hearts. I never used it because 1) I wasn't into stamping back then, 2) hearts?
But few weeks ago I watched a tutorial by  Ali Brown and noticed she's been using something similar:


It turns out the stamp wasn't really a stamp but an acrylic block you need to use stamps like these:



There was one stamp on it (the one with the hearts) but I was able to peel it off and now I can use it in my scrapbooking/journaling endeavours.

TL;DR: Five years ago I accidentally bought something I need right now. STATIONERY HOARDING FTW


gokuma: (books)
2017-05-21 04:27 pm

F*** Finally

I've started reading "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" by Alexander Freed today and it's so well-written and translated it makes me cry.
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2017-05-20 10:19 pm

Art & Life Lessons #2

1) Wallpaper cutting knife is a powerful tool
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 hoarding buying stationery there's no end to this madness
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

gokuma: (flower)
2017-05-15 07:18 pm

Project for today: Doormat journal cover

I'm gonna make a journal cover using a doormat and French skipping rope I bought at local Pepco. Wish me luck.

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.



gokuma: (husky)
2017-05-14 09:56 am

Art & Life Lessons From Yesterday

1) If you don't pay attention, you'll end up drinking your paint water instead of your drink (I was *this* close)
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

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2017-05-11 09:40 pm

Creativity 101

Today's art-related conclusions:

Conclusion 1: I'm not good at making stamps
Conclusion 2: I'm glad I did not glue together my fingers or other vital body parts
Conclusion 3: Watercolours are awesome because no matter what you do, it seems that you did it on purpose.

Watercolours are your friend.

gokuma: (foxy gin)
2017-05-10 07:47 pm

More notebook faves + I've Experienced The Squeak!

So today I got my first set of washi tape and it's so cute! I love it! I'm also getting more and more addicted to cute stationery - it's almost unbelievable how it lifts my mood XDDD Overall, journaling and decorating is very relaxing and calming (even if you sometimes glue the journal pages together or spill the stamp ink on the carpet). I got some new stickers as well, and some tiny stamps - and I Squeaked out loud when saw how adorable they look with the new washi tape.

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:







gokuma: (chirrut)
2017-05-06 09:40 pm
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What's the deal with all those dead communities on DW?

It seems that Dreamwidth has become very popular these days but almost every time I find a community I like it turns out it hasn't been updated for years and years. And I've always loved LJ communites - so I'm a bit puzzled what's happened here.

Anyone?
gokuma: (flower)
2017-05-06 02:45 pm

Paint-thing

I have spent over two hours painting with watercolours I bought for about a dollar today. I haven’t used watercolours (or any paint, for that matter) since I was in the elementary school but I’m having so much fun. XD
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2017-05-05 09:46 pm

Journalling dilemma

About two weeks ago I decided to return to regular journalling. I bought a new journal, almost the same as the one I had before, and one bigger notebook - "just in case". I've filled first few pages in the smaller one and realised I'd prefer to have more space to write (and decorate) and now I'm not sure what to do. Because I don't like ditching the journal I've already started - but at the same time I don't want to spend months and months with the format I'm not satisfied with.

Hm...

[EDIT]

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.