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I think it's been forever since I've posted picture spam, especially of my knitting! Giant pictures under all the cuts!

Mariposa, April 2008 )

Knitting )

Ratties! )
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I figured I would give you all the conclusion in place of the subject, so you all would know what you were getting into. Or: days 2-3 in Mariposa.

It was immensely lovely being able to finally meet [livejournal.com profile] sartorias in person, and naturally wonderful to get to see [livejournal.com profile] coffeeandink, [livejournal.com profile] sophia_helix, [livejournal.com profile] canandagirl, [livejournal.com profile] yhlee, and [livejournal.com profile] rachelmanija again. I was also very impressed with my getting up at 10:30 not just once, but twice on the weekend, although the others seemed to be not so impressed, having gotten up at the crack of dawn. But! 10:30 is pre-noon! It is an accomplishment.

Fooding )

Fun with phallic symbols! )

Rachel and I also watched the very excellent maniacal laugh arc of Gundam Wing (don't spoil in comments!); I translated some amazingly unsketchy Gundam Wing doujinshi ("Wufei wants to sleep with Trowa. Not like that! They're brothers! No! Not like that either!") and some not-so-unsketchy Gundam Wing doujinshi ("AIIIEEE MY EYES!" I said, eyes lighting on the first panel. Then: "Winged angel Heero in spandex?"); I read Indian comics with very suggestive ads in the back about Atul the Cheese Boy and his cricket bat, a very sexy illustration of Krishna, a not-sketchy picture of Krishna eating butter that I immediately thought of as sketchy, thanks to having learned what the infamous butter scene in Last Tango in Paris was infamous for, and poisoned breasts; Mely played me a song about brains in jars; Sophia, Jody and I talked knitting; I pestered Yoon incessantly about Korean; and Sherwood made Gundam Wing costume design seem much less cracktastic than we had previously thought (Zechs' crazy boots and Treize's cape and the uniforms in general are inspired by actual historical uniforms!).

I also managed to sic Damo on people, who should all write it up so that I can conquer LJ via kdramas, and we watched some of The Pretender (Ms. Parker is made of win) and Romance of the Red Dust (aka, Technicolor female assassins), which needs an entire post of its own. And! The rats were admired and petted by many people, even though Bya was mercilessly made fun of for resembling a mochi or a baseball more than he resembled a rat. And x 2! My rats are so dorky that when I hang their hammocks from tinier cages, they can't figure out how to crawl into them. Bya in particular seemed to think that if he got his nose in, the rest of him would surely follow, and he was very surprised when he let go and it did not magically happen.

Day one!

Apr. 4th, 2008 07:08 pm
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We have arrived in Mariposa!

The universe has apparently decided that it is no fun embarrassing people unless there is an audience involved. I thought I was going to start with this morning, but in fact, the misfortune starts earlier! [livejournal.com profile] coffeeandink managed to miss her plane by five minutes (which was secretly good for me, as I was still scrambling to pack, as I managed to forget quite a few groceries). Alas, when I checked her flight status for the later flight, the plane seemed to be stuck on the runway for about an hour, which meant she got in around 1am.

Instead of going to bed like sane people, we instead watched vids! Alas, most of my vids seem to be either emo Spike vids that I downloaded five years ago, or amazingly good yet horribly depressing vids featuring footage of the atomic bomb. and nothing happy or cute. Finally, after going through several sort-of-happy vids, we got to Charmax's Pushing Daisies vid and Laura Shapiro's cute Hiro/Ando vid.

Then, as Mely hadn't yet had coffee and therefore did not have enough brain function for higher math, I was woken up at 9:30 California time. Also, the toilet overflowed, which I swear, has never happened to the condo before. Then after we spent many long hours in the car, entertained by my insanely bouncy Happy Mix #8 and Mely's Imaginary Vids soundtrack, I got a speeding ticket. I swear, first ticket ever. Also, I feel a speed limit of 55 mph on a dead straight road in the middle of nowhere is somewhat insulting (and everyone else was going fast!), particularly after they force a 55 mph speed limit on roads that wind up dangerous mountains and should actually be 35. Everyone was speeding past me as I tried not to get ticket #2.

But! We are now here, and we all got distracted by various cracktastic and awesome media we brought, including Rachel's Mithrans-in-Japan-cow manga (cracktastic), Yoon's Joseon court book (awesome), and assorted artbooks ([livejournal.com profile] sartorias fanned herself while going through the Saiyuki ones).Day
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Yaaaaaay! I have a Mely, despite the many obstacles thrown in her way by the airline industry!

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