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30 July 2017 @ 08:16 pm
Day Trip  
Well tomorrow I'm looking forward to meeting Peregrinefalconlady. This is basically a day trip for me so I feel like I am going on vacation again. I have never driven to Orlando before and going through the back roads because I don't want to get on I4. It's terrible no matter the time of day. The weather has been typical of late summer. Lots of rain. I hope we can do Gatorland but if not I have some back up plans to do indoor stuff. There is a small aquarium and a skeleton museum that will be cool as a second choice. But I'd really take her to Gatorland and show her some natural Florida. It's annoying so many northerners thing Florida is just Disney and theme parks when we locals and natives don't even think about that stuff. I am a bit nervous about driving in this big city that's kind of crazy but at least it's a familiar big city in my own state. I'm bringing my drawing pad, my laptop and my drawing tablet as well as Scary Fear. I am excited and looking forward to this.

Speaking of Scary Fear plush. Today Chris took me to Jo Ann Fabircs and I went to pick up the material for Fear's skin since I had bought the wrong stuff before. I was shown the right thing that's furry but they didn't have it in black. Darn it just my luck. But I realized something the back side of this stuff was just like the "panty hose" like material that made his body. I showed a sample of that to them and how the other side had cotton and no one could ID what it was. But then I thought it must be the same furry stuff that makes his skin just that whoever made this shaved it and put it inside out so he'd have a smooth body. So I bought some white furry stuff and will do the same thing to make his legs with. I then found some tough similar black fabric on its own and bought some as well. I'm going to experiment because I've never been a fan of furry plush toys that what they represent aren't furry things. Like dinosaurs and reptiles. Fear's skin isn't furry. It's quite smooth actually since he's a cell. I'm thinking of making his head and hands out of this stuff. If it's durable I may scrap the whole furry fabric thing with him. When I was a kid many plush toys were made of cotton and were smooth. You don't see that anymore and I prefer those because they don't shed and feel cool to the touch. Why should I make things based on the trends. I've always done my own thing anyway so we'll see how this goes. I wish I could find more of this fabric in other colors than black so I could make his green mouth and yellow teeth. Well those will be cotton then.

Because it's been raining so much it's been a much nicer cooler day. I love that as it's a nice break. I'm not looking forward to the sun coming out because once the sun returns it will be like soup out there. The construction has made a mess of our road and driveway. It's hard getting in and out but it's not so bad. I have a Jeep so I can get over it.

Artistically I feel a bit lost after having finished writing that outline. I guess I should start writing Flight of Fire for real then because that's what I'm channeling. I'm definitely on a Doom kick. I'm impatiently awaiting my board game.

I think LJ has changed something. I first noticed I was having a hard time highlighting text when reading AudeS's story. I highlight sections of big text so I don't lose my place. But it wouldn't let me do it or only sections near what I was highlighting. I thought it was his journal but then it started happening when I was reading posts through my friends page in my own journal style. So LJ is doing something stupid and new or it may even be my Firefox.
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Samantha Falcosamanthafalco on July 31st, 2017 03:13 am (UTC)
I'm looking forward to meetin up. I'll bring my drawing pad too and I'm bringing my camera. Aww I can't wait to meet Scary Fear in person. I understand about you being nervous. Not to make you worried but I don't think I could drive around these parts myself yet and be confident.

I bought my favors for my pillow I made in sewing class from Jo Ann. Gosh making a plush sounds so hard. Maybe I'll try it one day, though.
Desthagirion on August 1st, 2017 12:21 am (UTC)
I had a great time today. I am looking forward to writing about it. Oh awesome you have a travel pillow. I do too. Yeah it is hard. We'll see how it goes.
kabuldur: Asterkabuldur on July 31st, 2017 09:24 am (UTC)
I hope you enjoy your day out with Peregrinefalconlady. I like that you have back-up plans if the weather is inclement. I understand you want to avoid the highway. It is the same here - we get traffic jams. And it's always more scenic on the back roads. I also understand your nervousness about city driving because I'm like that, too. I didn't grow up there and don't know my way around.

Your making of Scary Fear is throwing up many obstacles in the material department, but I know that won't stop you and you found some cool alternatives. Yes, why should everything be furry when in real life they're not? They may be more cute, but...

When the sun comes out, will it be humid? I understand about the sate of the roads. You have sandy soils, don't you? With maybe a bit of clay mixed in. Not good in the wet. Yes, why did they re-do your road when it didn't need doing? Yet, other places that need doing, they don't do. Similar things happen over here.

Not sure what's going on with lj. I think they want to make some change to a new post editor and perhaps are 'encouraging' us to change over. Otherwise it could be a browser issue or something else.
Desthagirion on August 1st, 2017 12:23 am (UTC)
It went great. I will post bout it soon.

I'm looking forward to trying to make him though I'm not sure what I'm doing. I think I would like him to have smooth materials. Why make him furry when he's not?

Oh yes once the sun comes out the humidity goes way up which is why quick storms make things worse and not better like they do up north. Yeah limestone and sand mostly. There is some clay but you have to dig very deep for that. My tires are white right now. No point in washing them either.

I'm wondering if it might be the browser.
kabuldurkabuldur on August 1st, 2017 10:18 am (UTC)
I'm glad to 'hear' that!

I hope your making of Scary Fear goes well.

Ah, I thought you might get it quite steamy after a storm and not necessarily relief.

Okay. Sand and limestone. Must get fairly messy!

Could be the browser or a program.

shanglong87shanglong87 on July 31st, 2017 01:10 pm (UTC)
I look forward to reading your experience with Peregrine. Reading your experiences i can only image how exciting they are.
Despite all difficulties of making plushes i know Scary Fear will turn out greatly.
I understand you annoyance when it comes to tourists who think a place has only a certain thing when it has actually much more things to show.
Desthagirion on August 1st, 2017 12:25 am (UTC)
I hope to post tonight about it. It went great.
Thanks, I'm glad you think I'll do so well. I'm not so sure but I sure will try.
Yeah, there's so much more to Florida than Disney.
shanglong87shanglong87 on August 1st, 2017 03:54 am (UTC)
Read and commented. Thank you for posting^^

Edited at 2017-08-01 03:54 am (UTC)
rollertroller: Master Fiendishrollertroller on July 31st, 2017 03:23 pm (UTC)
Ah, that's great that you'll be meeting Perigrinfalconlady on the same day War for the Planet of the Apes will be released in the cinemas near me, I'll be able to see it on Friday. I don't like so much that certain plush toys of non furred animals are depicted to be so plushy and I prefer the idea of Fear being smooth when make him, and I'm glad to know you're into Doom again and hope your board game arrives soon. It's good that you have your jeep due to the rain. That is quite an annoying change on LJ with the highlighting and I hope it becomes unpopular. I hope you have a nice time meeting Perigrine tomorrow.

Edited at 2017-07-31 06:20 pm (UTC)
Desthagirion on August 1st, 2017 12:28 am (UTC)
Oh that's great War of Planet of the Apes comes out today for you. You're going to like it. I need to write my review of it still. Yeah I don't like non furry things being made furry. I do miss the days of the more pillow like plushes that were smooth. I hope I can make Scary Fear that way. The Jeep did great. We got tons of rain so it handled it well. It's hard to read long sections of text without being able to highlight. Thanks it went great. I will make a post soon.
audes_ljaudes_lj on July 31st, 2017 06:48 pm (UTC)
Ah, splendid. I do hope everything will work out for you and Peregrine, despite the current weather and potential road and traffic conditions. I loved Orlando personally, which might stem from the fact that I did like spending time with my mother and sister there.

Also, it is quite neat that you got to shop for the materials to make the plushy. Though, it may be a bit of work as I understand to make it feel as it should be. Cotton seems like a good way for this.

Oh my, I kind of wish for more rain here. It is far too much sun right now, and it shows with the temperatures being a tad bit higher than I can take. Though, still not tropical.

Hmm, that is weird. I suppose Firefox could be the culprit maybe, or LJ. Firefox already made me switch to Chrome to use pdf again, hence it could be it.
Desthagirion on August 1st, 2017 12:30 am (UTC)
Thanks. We had a great time. A post is coming on it. I refused to let anything stop me this time. We've failed to meet too many times.

I hope I got the right materials this time. I'm not sure what I'm doing but I hope it will turn out as nice as I imagine him. I'm looking forward to starting and trying.

Ha you could have had some of our rain. We had way too much. Hope things cool down for you.

It could be my firefox. I'm not sure but I'll do my best. I'm almost done with your chapter 2.