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Memeage, but good memeage, not empty memeage [Sep. 10th, 2007|09:17 am]
Eliane/Jennifer
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From eithni, five questions for me:

1) If you were going to make garb for the birdies other than hoods, what would it be?

Colleen has asked for a cotehardie, but I'm thinking it's not do-able because her wings are tacked down at the back as well as the front, so they couldn't be manipulated to go through sleeves. (No, I am NOT taking out her tacking stitches. That's surgery.) I think she needs a cloak, but she does have a scarf already, so the need isn't urgent.

2) Why have you never done a CD?

Many reasons. I am not crazy about my recorded voice. I don't enjoy the recording process. I don't want to simply do something a cappella (not that that didn't suit Owen's recording) but have no instrumental skills and nobody offering to back me up. I don't particularly want to record with my obvious choice of recording engineers (though he keeps offering). And every time I do a recording to be included on some compilation or other, the project falls through and/or the recording is lost. Money is about the only thing that isn't an issue.

3) What has been your favorite international destination?

Paris is the obvious answer. I dream about it all the time. I also really like Stratford, Ontario, where I've been to the theater festival twice. Besides the festival, it's a great little picturesque town with more good restaurants and shopping than you'd expect.

4) What is your favorite SCA-specific song?

That's a REALLY hard question. I have different favorites for different situations. Owen's "Song of Northshield" is my favorite get-em-going rah-rah Northshield bardic circle/pre-court song (and my favorite of his). There are so many others I love, though, that I'm going to have to just stop there!

5) Other than birdies, what is your favorite animal?

All my favorite animals are birdies (ducklings, loons, parrotlets). I suppose I also like baby lions (like the one in my "Sweetness is Power" icon) and, believe it or not, cats, though I've accepted that I'm never going to pet one again. I just like their general lifestyle and demeanor.
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[User Picture]From: ingusmoen
2007-09-10 04:08 pm (UTC)
1) If you were going to make garb for the birdies other than hoods, what would it be?
Colleen has asked for a cotehardie, but I'm thinking it's not do-able because her wings are tacked down at the back as well as the front, so they couldn't be manipulated to go through sleeves. (No, I am NOT taking out her tacking stitches. That's surgery.) I think she needs a cloak, but she does have a scarf already, so the need isn't urgent.

However, if our wonderful Baroness wanted to get Quite clever, she could make faux wings coming out the sleeve holes so it would LOOK like Colleen's wings were through the arm holes. Just a thought.
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[User Picture]From: gflower
2007-09-10 08:54 pm (UTC)
Hmmm, not a bad idea, though Colleen would look even puffier than usual with a double dose of wings on her!

I also have thought of various ways to make it look like her wings come out of a garment when they really don't, such as designing a large armhole that fits around the entire wing, but has a flap that tucks under the wing from above (and maybe velcros below; I'd have to see if that would be necessary or not) to make it look like her wing is simply resting on the outside of the garment. A bodice could be made similarly, with the "waist" of the garment tucking under her wing from above/below and securing with velcro.

Of course this would be only for armholes, not actual sleeves. And medieval garb is not known for sleeveless styles, at least in most times/places.

*sigh* Costuming birds is hard!
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[User Picture]From: eithni
2007-09-10 11:09 pm (UTC)
Return the favor, lady!

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[User Picture]From: gflower
2007-09-12 03:01 am (UTC)
Ummm...thinking...uhhhh...okay, how are these?

1. How do you find the motivation/energy to do so much in the SCA? I'm talking about all the artisanal things you make, and also your traveling, social time, administration-geekiness, baroness-ing, etc.

2. Work: lots of fun, sort of fun, eeehhhhh, or just an annoyance to be tolerated until you win the lottery?

3. Dark or milk chocolate? What do you like in the chocolate (nuts, cacao nibs, mint, etc.)?

4. Do you have a favorite "time-slipping" memory from the SCA, where you really felt like you had gone back in time? What was it?

5. Now that I have a real job too, wanna go to some really fancy restaurant in the winter to celebrate our birthdays? My personal favorite is Restaurant Magnus... (not really a question I guess, more of an invitation!)

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[User Picture]From: eithni
2007-09-13 06:20 am (UTC)
1) I feel at home and at peace when I am working on a project of some sort. I know not everyone feels the Northshield family vibe, but in many cases I do. I put al my heart into it because it is where I find my joy.

2) Tons of work and annoyance and ARRRRGGGGGGGGHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!! But oh so necessary and fulfilling.

3) DARK. The darker the better. Other additives just take up the space that is rightfully chocolate's, except perhaps for orange and ginger as a slight variation.

4) From the SCA, no. The SCA is usually a here-and-now joy for me. In other moments, yes, I've touched other worlds.

5) Sure! It will be great to go on a date I know will rawk!
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