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So, I made a thing on Friday night.

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My shoulder is still radiating pain down my right arm from cranking the forge blower (as seen here) and swinging a hammer down on an anvil for a couple hours, but GUYS, blacksmithing is fun! I mean, frustrating as hell until you figure out what the fuck you're doing (and even then you spend an inordinate amount of time going OH GOD WHY IS THE IRON NOT HEATING UP WHY IS THIS IMPOSSIBLE), but that's pretty much how all crafty-type things are for me. The dudes at the forge were really nice and hilarious, neither [livejournal.com profile] sky_was_green nor I came away with any serious burns or anything, and I kind of want to go back and make more stuff. Maybe in the spring? We'll see.

Anyway, I got to hang out with Tina and Decklin's cats for a few hours on Saturday afternoon, and then there was the Project Runway finale and Iron Man 3 to watch. Yesterday I played a lot of WoW, caught up on The Voice, and did laundry. So...I was a little productive, at least.

Also yesterday morning: Bella facetimed me for help on a school project. :D :D :D Am the most ridiculous of ridiculous aunts, I realize, but I can't help but be pleased that she wanted to consult with me. She had to paint a pumpkin to look like a character from a book and answer some questions about personality traits that the author explicitly shows the character having with examples. Luckily for all involved, she's reading the first Harry Potter book and I have scary recall abilities? So we settled on honor and curiosity as the traits to focus on, and I gave her specific sections of the book to reference.

Yes, my $100,000 degree in English literature finally gets some use. \o?

Oh, and Yuletide assignments went out! I'd be a lot more excited if I could make myself write anything at all. BUT. I matched on two fandoms this year, so if I can kick my ass into gear, maybe I'll write my recipient two stories. :D? Still need to figure out how my TWHols fic is going to work, too, but I think I know the main plot. I'm also still interested in doing NaNo next month, but I need to sit down and work out more character details and do some world-building before I fully commit. Maybe I'll do that this coming weekend.

Okay. Let's do this, Monday.

Date: 2013-10-21 01:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] paper-tzipporah.livejournal.com
MAAAAARGARET

that bracelet looks AMAZING but also weirdly snake-like so when it first showed up on my Tumblr feed I was like OH NO MARGARET SHOULD NOT SEE THIS

seriously, though, super cool!

also YUUUUULETIIIIIIIDE, omg, I need to do some prep before I start writing mine

is there a new Witches of East End? are we watching that together sometime this week?

Date: 2013-10-21 01:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] brilligspoons.livejournal.com
loooooool

I didn't mean for it to turn out quite this serpentine, tbh, but I'm pretty pleased with it regardless. Actually, I thought it looked more like tentacles at first? And then I was like I COULD DESIGN SHIT FOR NAOMI. :D?

Yeah, there's a new episode waiting on my DVR for our viewing pleasure! What are your weekend plans? You have a 5k, right?

Date: 2013-10-21 02:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] paper-tzipporah.livejournal.com
I've got theater tickets Friday night, we're watching Hocus Pocus on Saturday night (7 PM if you want to join us), and the Superhero 5k is Sunday morning. Other than that I'm pretty open.

Date: 2013-10-21 02:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] brilligspoons.livejournal.com
Ummm, Saturday afternoon, then? Maybe we could do brunch and then go back to mine?

Date: 2013-10-21 11:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] metonymy.livejournal.com
:D!

BUT SERIOUSLY! SMITHING! SMITHERY! You are SO HARDCORE AWESOME and I am hella impressed. GO YOU.

Date: 2013-10-22 12:58 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] brilligspoons.livejournal.com
*flexes*

<3333

Date: 2013-10-21 03:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] 1-rhiannon-1.livejournal.com
You made a thing! That is very cool! I can imagine that the shoulder is in a good bit of pain, but that's pretty a pretty damn awesome trade!

Woot for your degree coming in handy! :D

Hope you have a fantastic week!!

Date: 2013-10-22 12:57 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] brilligspoons.livejournal.com
Yeah, definitely worth it!

Have a great week yourself, lady!
Edited Date: 2013-10-22 12:57 am (UTC)

Date: 2013-10-22 12:21 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] momebie.livejournal.com
I want to go with you in the spring! I'm constantly jealous of the cool things you guys go and do. It looks really neat. <3

Date: 2013-10-22 12:59 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] brilligspoons.livejournal.com
You should DEFINITELY come with us on adventures in the spring. We'll keep an eye out for the good ones! <3!

Date: 2013-10-22 03:29 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] imaplatypus.livejournal.com
OMG. I had a blacksmithing lesson yesterday. Not even kidding.

Date: 2013-10-23 11:16 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] brilligspoons.livejournal.com
SMITHING TWINS!

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