…I Did It Anyway

know what happens when I try to make my hair curly, and yet I slept in pin curls last night.  As of quarter to 12, I’m out of the stupid-looking poofy stage and into “slightly wavy”.  By the time I get home I’ll be right back to my normal, straight-as-a-string hair.

I was inspired by a pic of gender-swapped Bilbo cosplay and I thought it’d be cool if I could get the hobbit curly hair that they all seem to have.  But no, I cannot.

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Things I’m Not Writing

You know what’s really tempting?

It’s really tempting, when I see the Fake Geek Girl meme going around, to sit down and write a three-screen rant about my geek credentials.  Like how I literally don’t remember how old I was the first time I saw MOVIE, how my bedtime story when I was six was BOOK, how I can quote along with EPISODE of SHOW, how I play GAME, GAME, and GAME.  Name-dropping characters at every turn, of course.

Screw that.

I am a geek because I say I am, and if you don’t like it you can go pound sand.

Gromit Knits

So, with the upcoming release of Curse of the Were-Rabbit, I was thinking about Wallace and Gromit.  And because I am an immense geek, it occurred to me to check; my Google-fu was strong enough to find me a number of appropriate images.

Gromit knits with the yarn in his right hand; this is known as “English”, which is only proper.  I happen to knit Continental, which holds the yarn in the left hand.

The Brits, of course, have to name and/or do everything differently.  Don’t believe me?  I can think of three examples from textile crafts that I personally do alone: English vs Continental knitting, the names of the basic stitches in bobbin lace, and the names of the crochet stitches (well, OK, I crochet only by courtesy, in that I know how to make, say, a double crochet–which I would call a treble crochet if I were British–but I don’t actually ever do so).

Did I mention Gromit is a dog?  That just makes it awesomer.