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OneBoot last won the day on October 23 2017

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About OneBoot

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  • Birthday 10/14/1985

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  1. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    I was curious, so I looked up a "Let's Play" video about it, and I have to say, the more I watched, the more intrigued I've become. That could partly be due to my laughing so hard because the video creator was so funny about the whole "oh no I died of starvation again because my mother wandered off and lost me" and "I have no idea what anything does so I'll start banging various rocks and sticks together to see if that does something." He was so happy when he figured out how to make a basket, lol. Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
  2. Happiness is ...

    - A perfectly organized paint rack with all the colors of the rainbow - A purring kitty on my lap - My husband smiling his love at me - A beautifully played piece of music - Dancing while I do chores when nobody else is around - Hysterical baby giggles - Warm cuddles - Chocolate chip cookies fresh from the oven - A job well done - Hanging out with good friends, good food, and lots of laughter Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
  3. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    Yeah, dealing with hot spattering grease while being less than fully clothed can be...uncomfortably painful. If I have a lot of frying to do, I tend to wear long sleeves and gloves to minimize the little stinging splatters all over my hands and arms. Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
  4. Reapercon 2018 Enthusiasm and Chatter

    I plan to go with whatever faction has the prettiest mini. Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
  5. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    That's what aprons are for! Though granted, that won't protect your foot when you drop a boiling glob of spaghetti sauce on it, but it helps most of the time. Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
  6. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    I used to like that song, until a friend of mine told me to actually listen to the lyrics that I was singing along to. ...I don't like that song anymore. My SisterBoot gave me a code for a free week of HelloFresh (a service that gives you pre-prepared packages of ingredients and recipes) and I've actually been really enjoying it! It's already introduced me to 3 new recipes, as well as new ways to prepare things, such as using fresh herbs or adding toasted almonds to green beans. I wish we could afford to continue with it, but $60 a week for 3 dinners is a bit too steep to be sustainable for us. Perhaps I can justify doing it once a month to help me expand my culinary skills. Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
  7. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    Note: Page 720 Hi peeps, sorry I've been essentially MIA for the past month or so. It's been a combination of lotsa things, mostly good! I was fighting a major funk for a couple of weeks, but besides that I had a BLAST at RadCon, entered a 60-second film challenge on a whim and ended up winning , been working like a mad person on my schooling cuz I'm tired of having it hanging over my head, got a brief crash course as a stunt driver (not really but kinda), and have been very thoroughly enjoying being the script supervisor for another local film, though this one is substantially more complicated than the previous one I worked on. I sorta get to boss everyone around, even the director! And people thank me for it! So yeah, lotsa things! Haven't been painting basically at all (primarily due to the aforementioned funk), but been feeling good and productive otherwise. :) More details on everything tomorrow when I'm not on my phone. Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
  8. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    Kit is once again Reaper's IT person. After a lengthy process, I've determined that he is the proper individual to contact about having one's group (i.e. House) changed. :) Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
  9. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    Don't have time for a proper update, but much success, much angst and frustration (why do so many fabrics have to be stretchy?! ) and a fair bit of dogged determination has resulted in a costume which is surprisingly "good 'nuff". Rey's wrap thingy ended up hiding a multitude of sewing mishaps I inflicted on the poor dress-turned-tunic underneath, and I located a shockingly easy method of attaching my lightsaber to my belt: a 'universal flashlight holder'! :D I got many bemused looks from employees and customers alike as I merrily wandered around Home Depot with a lightsaber, lol. Pics later! Sleep now! Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
  10. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    I hadn't intended this to become a "help OneBoot fix her lightsaber" thing, but I forget sometimes that I'm surrounded by friends who love to solve problems and tinker with stuff. So, pictures. Endcap removed. It's a solid bit of metal, quite hefty, but it helps nicely with keeping the thing balanced: Shot of the inside, where the battery pack sits. It's not attached, just nestles in there connected by the wires. Said battery pack: I'll be leaving to do errands shortly, so I'll also see what the helpful guys at Home Depot can come up with. EDIT: @eldamir I just tried the very strongest neodymium magnets we have (MrBoot loves magnets so we have several) but the saber is too heavy for them to keep it up. It was a good idea, though! :) Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
  11. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    Plumbing was actually my first thought, since I have PLENTY of metallic paint I can use to make it shiny, lol. My biggest concern will be finding something that will match the threading, since I'm fairly certain this thing is a non-standard plumbing size. But that is all for the morrow. Tonight, to sleep, perchance to slumber like the dead (which I really hope, given the hard reset I forced on my sleep schedule today....). Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
  12. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    ...That...that...uh........didn't even occur to me. I blame the sleep deprivation gremlins! Guess a visit to Home Depot is in order tomorrow, lightsaber in hand of course. Oh this is going to be lots of fun. Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
  13. Roots of the Hobby

    I cringed more at the fact that she had all of her paint pots open AT THE SAME TIME! Those poor paints, all drying out together.... Neat bit of history, thanks for sharing! Though, like @Darsc Zacal, I wonder if I should be dressing as a proper military commander for all of my role-playing games from now on, and acting the part appropriately. I'm sure my Pathfinder group would be thrilled. Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
  14. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    Normally, yes, except that's not my lightsaber (I WISH it were, but the one pictured is a super fancy $1,000 screen-accurate model that has sound and the light flashes when the blade is struck). Dis my actual lightsaber: This particular model is intended for practical usage, so all of the sticky-out bits have been stripped away to make it as smooth and easy to maneuver as possible. Also, there's no loop on the end, because it's fashioned in such a way that a second one can be attached via a screw-on adapter to make a double-saber (or whatever it's called). I think the best I'll be able to do will be a long, super-snug leather cylinder that attaches to my belt, since there is a small lip where the blade and the hilt meet: I might be able to throw together something that catches it where the button sticks out, but I worry that it would be very off-balanced that way. I'll try a few different things tomorrow and see if I can get it figured out. If not, I'll just carry it everywhere. While it would be slightly annoying, it wouldn't be nearly as bad as my first cosplay, which involved my 6-foot tall homemade halberd: Now THAT thing was a right pain, especially when I needed to lay it down so I could sit down in a row of seats. I won't deny I felt super epic carrying it around, though! Sorry I'm a bit rambly tonight, I've been awake now for 24+ hours straight (following a couple weeks of intermittent insomnia) and my brain has begun its transition into mush, lol. Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
  15. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    Huh. I had no idea that competitive overclocking was a thing. I've learned something new today! Are there like actual competitions, or contests? How does one compete? I'm now suddenly quite curious about this. Huzzah! --OneBoot :D