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Stuff o' th' Moment [May. 26th, 2004|12:34 pm]
Nicodemus
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  • 3catsjackson and others will be glad to know that DDR is becoming more widely recognized as a weight loss tool. This isn't news to geeks, but it may make it more respectable when you describe your exercise regimen to friends.

  • The album "Schmack" by Steriogram is out. You might remember these guys from their yarn-based music video for "Walkie Talkie Man". The album's pretty good if you like upbeat alternative/punk (which I do).

  • Warwick Davis, who's playing Professor Flitwick in the coming-very-soon-now Prisoner of Azkaban will also appear as Marvin the Paranoid Android in the 2005 movie version of Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy! And here is a special preview of the first Marvin costume prototype.

  • I'm madly trying to get garb done for the upcoming Egil's trip next weekend. Got 3cats' tunic done last night and I just need to finish the collar on mine. Then we need pouches, breeches, belts, cloaks, ummm.... Yeah. So much for sleeping.
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[User Picture]From: griffinwolf
2004-05-26 07:59 pm (UTC)
*snickers* I've noticed something about DDR. I've always seen all these people at school that are computer people, maybe even overweight.

Then I try to get on the thing, and have no coordination on it at all. As a matter of fact, I don't see anybody playing it that compete in sports.

This leads me to believe that DDR follows an inverse rule of athleticism. The more athletic you are, the worse you are at DDR. That's my two cents on DDR, at least.

It's DEFINITELY better than riding in place on a bicycle for hours on end, or running in place on a treadmill.
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[User Picture]From: nicodemusrat
2004-05-26 08:19 pm (UTC)
Sure, I think we can work out a deal... I'd also be interested in bargaining for some LJ user pics.
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[User Picture]From: patch_bunny
2004-05-27 01:29 am (UTC)
Dear Frith... Starcrash has become a medium of exchange...
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[User Picture]From: sabercat
2004-05-26 08:30 pm (UTC)

YAY!

Finally the respect DDR should have! :)
I'm glad we're all on the "early adopter" curve. I can't tell you how many people have bought pads because they've been introduced to it a one of my house parties. Prolly quite a few since 1999...

Can't wait for HHGTTG as well... that'll be awesome!
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[User Picture]From: sabercat
2004-05-26 08:40 pm (UTC)

DDR vs. non-athletic

OK, maybe I'm the exception. :) School is in session when I play. :)
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[User Picture]From: nicodemusrat
2004-05-26 08:46 pm (UTC)

Re: DDR vs. non-athletic

Sad to say, I'm not the exception to Griffin's assertion. I'm not much of the sporting type but I do really enjoy DDR. :)
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[User Picture]From: dustykat
2004-05-26 08:49 pm (UTC)

Cloak

Belts are a 10 minute item at best. Pouches are cheep when you get there, buy one. Cloaks are a little more involved and more expensive if you buy there. I have and old one I can give you if you want it.

Breaches are not to bad either, just fronts and backs sewn together. A basic viking outfit less cloaks should be no more than a day all told.
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[User Picture]From: nicodemusrat
2004-05-26 09:18 pm (UTC)

Re: Cloak

Yeah, the belts should be easy. The only wrinkle is that I'll be using leather lacing, which is new to me. Otherwise, nothing too fancy there.

The cloaks should be fairly simple. I've made a pattern mock-up that seems easy and effective. I'm saving time by not lining them or doing any fancy decoration.

The breeches aren't too tough to make except that I don't have a handy pattern. So I'll need to draft a pants pattern and test it first. I'm trying to make garb that'll fit comfortably, if that isn't somehow contravening the spirit of the whole thing. ;)
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[User Picture]From: dustykat
2004-05-26 10:05 pm (UTC)

Re: Cloak

Look up "Viking Costume" in Yahoo or Google. There are NUMEROUS patterns out there on the web for simple breechs
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[User Picture]From: nicodemusrat
2004-05-26 10:09 pm (UTC)

Re: Cloak

Oh, yes, I know how to make the pattern. I just need time to size/alter it to fit. (I could just go oversize and not worry about it, but I'd like to try to tailor it a bit.) Thanks, though.
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[User Picture]From: twopiearr
2004-05-26 08:59 pm (UTC)
The HGTTG movie has been within 18 months of completion for nigh on a decade. my breath is not held.

and there is no shame in prefab garb as a starter kit. ;)
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[User Picture]From: nicodemusrat
2004-05-26 09:20 pm (UTC)
there is no shame in prefab garb

Of course there is... I'm a costumer! I've got to have my delusions, erm, pride.
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[User Picture]From: kit_ping
2004-05-26 10:27 pm (UTC)
I had somehow never pictured Marvin as the love-child of Rover and a stormtrooper. Silly me!
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[User Picture]From: kit_ping
2004-05-26 10:30 pm (UTC)
Oh, and speaking of PoA... Trelawney. I can't decide if the casting dept. is really, really inspired or completely off its rocker....
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[User Picture]From: agentmiss
2004-05-26 10:59 pm (UTC)
I just wonder if she realized what she's gotten into. The part keeps growing for at least two more books... And I'm going with inspired.
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[User Picture]From: nicodemusrat
2004-05-26 11:42 pm (UTC)
Brilliant!
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