76 (edited by CeciliaCrimsondragonFett Sunday, November 1, 2009 5:43 pm)

Re: Happy Halloween!

I didn't see any Star Wars related costumes, oddly enough. I saw two brothers as the Joker and Batman, a family with a pioneer theme (they were actually pretty cute), a dad and his son as sumo wrestlers, some of the standard stuff you see at Halloween, and beyond that a bunch of half-assed "costumes" (if they even wore any...). I don't like it when people come and don't dress up. I don't care how old you are if you come to the door, as long as you're in full costume. Otherwise, no, go home and try again.

I'm really glad you guys like my pumpkin, it means a lot to me (even though its going to get thrown out in a few days XD). I might try and take another picture, this time with flash so you can clearly see what I carved. Though its starting to look a little messed up now. I made it by first carefully sketching out my idea on paper (an hour or so to get it right), and planning out how to carve it. Then I re-drew Scrooge onto the pumpkin and carefully carved him out, and then carved out the background. That took about 3 hours. I used a reference, but did it entirely freehand. The carving itself was based on the Moon level from the first Ducktales NES game.

Oh and I like yours too, Cin. But, how do you light it? Is the hole in the bottom? Just curious.

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77 (edited by Cin Vhetin Sunday, November 1, 2009 6:34 pm)

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Can't wait to see your pumpkin clearerly, Cecilia. And thanks for your interest in mine. You made my day. big_smile
Was starting to think no one saw it, lol.

Not too sure what you mean though, it's hollow, so it's quite easy to light. The reason why I didn't light it is that I have a cat AND a baby at home, and I didn't want one of them to play with the candle, lol.

I don't know how it appears to you but the inside is a bit burnt, that's why it's rather reddish compared to the tree itself. I wanted my tree to stick out a little more. The whole part around the tree is empty. Sorry, I don't know how to better explain it. I guess my picture is bad. I will need a better lighting and better pictures. I'll see if I can find that kind of free time next week.

Miba, sounds to me like maybe your tools could be part of the problem too for the lack of speed. If you do a lot by hand, or with an old machine, takes longer. I'd get lazy too in these conditions. And, dress took two months, probably because there were other things you wanted to do with your free time, too.
wink

It's still a very good looking dress. Took me a little while to realize that your man was dressed as Michael, even with the poster, lol. The beard and glasses were a bit distracting
tongue

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No, I meant, people usually cut off the top for the lid. But when I first looked there weren't any obvious cut lines. I see them now though, since I cleaned my glasses, so I'm feelin kinda silly.

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let's see... i had jango, captain rex, and i believe chancellor palpatine show up at my door this year. also had one buzz lightyear and a hotdog with mustard.

80 (edited by Miba Monday, November 2, 2009 4:37 am)

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Oh, Cin, I saw your pumpkin, I just didn't really understand it. It's awesome looking, I just didn't really get it as being a tree. Maybe I'm just not looking at it right. Is it a dead tree, perhaps? I'm just used to trees having stuff at the tops, and not the sides. Or is the red supposed to be leaves? I'm sorry.

And, yeah, the beard and glasses were taking away from it, but nothing we can do about the glasses so he figured he'd just keep the beard too.

As for machines, I'm not sure how old my sewing machine is, fairly new I think, but the only stitches I care about are straight and zigzag, I don't need a bazillion different stitch types. I do have a serger which I love lots, it is my precious. I had to put the fringe and trim on by hand, and that is what took a lot of my time I think. Me and hand stitching do not get along at all. The fringe took a week and a half cause I hate hand stitching so badly. lol The back of the dress was actually a lot of the problem, I couldn't get it to lay right. That part took a week or two as well. That was probably just inexperience. But I'm learning more with each new project. For example, on this one I used mitered corners, which was something I'd never done before. And I also did it without a pattern, which was also a first for me. I never follow patterns exactly anyway, I use them as a base, but I've never started from scratch before. And I mainly sewed on my days off, and as I only get two of those a week... I guess if you took my actual time making it and added it together it wouldn't be so bad to say, like, "This took me two weeks to make." But a lot of times after work I don't feel like working more. So that's why if I do get into sewing as a job I won't be working on that till after I quit my current job, cause until then I just won't have the time or energy. Oh, and I'm entirely self-taught, that doesn't help my speed either.

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81 (edited by Cin Vhetin Monday, November 2, 2009 8:29 pm)

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My tree was a dead tree, with very few branches else it would have been too fragile. Thanks for saying it's awesome looking, lol. But since you can't really understand the image it can't be that good, eh? Oh well, was my first one.

What is awesome to me is that you taught yourself how to sew and got able to actually do great stuff. Do you have other pieces than that dress that you could show off?

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82 (edited by Miba Tuesday, November 3, 2009 4:46 am)

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Yeah, I've actually been meaning to put together a little "what I've sewn" page on my site. Maybe I'll work on that today, I don't have a whole lot else planned. (day off) When I do I'll put it on it's own thread so we don't hijack this one too much more.

Thinking of it as a dead tree I get it a lot more now. It's sure a lot better than what I did, lol. My skills at pumpkin carving stop at, well... you saw mine. And a dead tree is a good idea, very halloween-y. I didn't mean that it wasn't that good, I figured it was just me.

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I don't think it's all that wrong to "hijack" a thread about Halloween now that Halloween is over. tongue

Thanks. Yours was alright too. Simple is often the best bet as it's easier to make right.

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In Japan Halloween lasts until December because people here just can't grasp the concept that the holidays in the movie " The Nightmare Before Christmas" are supposed to be different worlds that are active in this world at different times of the year, they can't make the separation between Christmas and Halloween, so we get Nightmare merchandise and decorations from September to the end of December! I hate the holidays here!

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Here they've already got the Christmas stuff out in near full force and are already pushing Christmas shopping. It was already out before October was even over. And I don't want to think about it until Thanksgiving.

And yes December 26th it'll all vanish and it'll be time to exchange stuff in time for New Years. You'd think that, now that people are taking vacation time that it's the time to enjoy the stuff the most, but nope. That tree gets torn down, and the decorations are put away, and all the presents dissapear into the bedrooms. Lame.

And on the other end of the spectrum are our neighbors across the street, who decorate early and leave their stuff up until February....

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86 (edited by Cin Vhetin Wednesday, November 4, 2009 10:48 am)

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Here we have people keeping their Xmas decorations up all year round outside, lol, just coz they're too lazy to remove them or reinstall them...

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Cin Vhetin wrote:

Here we have people keeping their Xmas decorations up all year round outside, lol, just coz they're too lazy to remove them or reinstall them...

If Miba would let me I'd leave Christmas stuff up all year.. but it's not out of laziness.  Seen the web site for our radio station?  There's a reason the park is snowy and the website's red and green.

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88 (edited by Miba Wednesday, November 4, 2009 2:07 pm)

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Stores here have had Christmas stuff up since early October. It's horrible. By time Christmas actually gets here I'm sick of it already. Plus at this rate in order to get any good Christmas stuff you have to buy it early otherwise it's gone by December. Same with Halloween and any other seasonal stuff.

Having Christmas up all year round takes all the fun and joy out of it. Makes it just another boring day. Oh, hey, Christmas is here now, good, now we can finally get on with our lives instead of trying to maintain months worth of good cheer.

We could skip over Thanksgiving though. I hate Thanksgiving. I hate November in general anyway.

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Aw, I love Thanksgiving. Turkey is so delicious, and drowned in gravy, with a side of mashed potatoes also drowning in gravey.... Forget all those other sides, all I need is turkey, potatoes, and gravy.

The parade though, tends to make me mad.

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90 (edited by Miba Wednesday, November 4, 2009 3:55 pm)

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I just hate it cause I work in a grocery store and this holiday is about food. It is complete and utter hell for the entire two weeks before Thanksgiving especially, but it's already started now. I end up in tears the day before Thanksgiving every year. I usually have to run to the back and sit down and just breath and let it out. Customers are evil, especially in the two weeks before Thanksgiving. They show you what evil little demons they all are and how much they hate you and everything about you and how they want to make your life as miserable as possible just so they can stuff their greedy fat faces. Thanksgiving is supposed to be about giving thanks for what we have, thanks to those that supply it. Thanks for the food we have because of the people who help us get it, the food that I suffer to bring to you, I get no thanks just a slap on the face. And I'm just the deliverer, forget about the people who actually farm and make that stuff. We get so busy. I'm just one person doing the job of four or five people, nothing to be stressed about, I should be cheerful and happy, right? I'm helping selfish, greedy, stupid people get more food. More more more, buy as much as you can, you're the only customer, the universe revolves around you. Go ahead, buy every last one on the shelf, not like anyone else wanted any, right? Not like you'll be going to the grocery store again in the next month and a half. All the whipping creams, spray whips, butter, milk, buttermilk, orange juice, coffee creamers, people will buy, buy, buy. I always wonder if they can even eat that much before it goes bad. Oh, and I always end up working at least 10, sometimes 11 days straight before Thanksgiving. I get Sunday off two weeks before and then I work straight through to and on Thanksgiving and then I get Friday and Saturday after it. Usually I end up working a half hour to an hour of overtime every day too. And last year I had the fun of having a cold in the week before.

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Whoa, sounds like quite a hell Miba. I never really thought of the other side of things like that. There's the food, but of course behind that there's everyone working at making it possible, and these people get too often forgotten. Or taken for granted.

Your customers are not evil, just idiots, lol. I think they don't realize. Too centered on their own little business.
tongue

Ewww Zivi, I already have a hard time standing Xmas stuff now, songs about snow and fireplaces on the radio are already overkill to me if they start in November and go past the 1st of Jan, lol.

If it were just of me, they'd start the WEEK before Xmas and end the week after. Not months early, lol. Like, else it gets to be too much. It's too repetitive and limited, I dunno. Really, I could like Xmas if it wasn't *so* ALL OVER for long weeks, each year.

I already like Halloween better just because they don't make such a big deal of it. There's no halloween songs. No actual halloween holidays. No family or social expectations, a lot of people don't even celebrate it, and it's OK. Makes it something optional. The day they make a bigger deal of Halloween, it might turn me off about it as well.

I guess I just hate "too much" of anything. So I can understand how you feel about all the noise and crap around Thanksgiving at your store, Miba.

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Well see I'm just insane.  I accept that.  And don't let Miba fool you, she loves my year-round Christmas thing.  Sometimes something Christmasy happens in off times and she turns to watch my face to see if I'm gonna tear up.

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Re: Happy Halloween!

CeciliaCrimsondragonFett wrote:

Aw, I love Thanksgiving. Turkey is so delicious, and drowned in gravy, with a side of mashed potatoes also drowning in gravey.... Forget all those other sides, all I need is turkey, potatoes, and gravy.

That is the only thing I truly miss about the holidays back home...everything you said. You can't get turkey at the supermarket here! and no gravy either and alas, no mashed potatoes sad

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In Aussie Halloween is strating to catch on but please explain the Pumpkins?????
that Alien one best I've even seen
I have a friend that sends me these Bats LOL!!! love them ,,
Yes I did get dressed -up as a Alien Mr Death   thought I'll try it out in the daytime
as nobody would know me ,walked pass the Pub the ,looks on the Drinker's faces
when I said ''Be seeing you all soon ''
But my poor Neighours got the treat, as I had also  had two little Gouls,, come along
with me and my cat Siris joined in he had a ball running around with us ,,only one
Lady was very rude I had to tell her it was me ,her Hissy-Fit in front of the Kids ,where
the rest we left laughting .Had my Bat bag full  of Lollies I gave them to these Kids
  bats

Re: Happy Halloween!

I know I had a post on 3,but a update on what happened on Halloween for me 
Bats

Re: Happy Halloween!

Cin Vhetin wrote:

Whoa, sounds like quite a hell Miba. I never really thought of the other side of things like that. There's the food, but of course behind that there's everyone working at making it possible, and these people get too often forgotten. Or taken for granted.

Your customers are not evil, just idiots, lol. I think they don't realize. Too centered on their own little business.
tongue

Well some of the lesser laborers are probably illegal mexicans so we don't have to thank them. tongue

But, yes, sometimes the customers ARE just being mean. Like the ones that stand there and watch me pick up a yogurt and set it right and then they come in and knock it back down and leave it. I swear some of them actually smirk as they walk away. Lazy, idiotic most the time, but sometimes they are being mean. I do notice a vast difference between when I'm in there wearing work clothes and when I'm dressed normally. In work clothes if I'm walking they'll cut in front of me just so they can stop and stand in my way, in normal clothes they'll smile at me and say, "Excuse me, go ahead." and let me pass.

tachyonblade wrote:

I only eat chicken and fish,  no cow, pig, sheep, kangaroo, rat, dog or any other kind of cooked flesh so hamburgers are not really my thing anyway. I do hit the the Mac-fish from time-to-time and the BK Bigfish is not too bad here. But none of it tastes the same as it does back home. So Guam was nice for that if nothing else.

So them not selling turkey there doesn't really bother you, then, I assume?

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bats wrote:

In Aussie Halloween is strating to catch on but please explain the Pumpkins?????
that Alien one best I've even seen
I have a friend that sends me these Bats LOL!!! love them ,,
Yes I did get dressed -up as a Alien Mr Death   thought I'll try it out in the daytime
as nobody would know me ,walked pass the Pub the ,looks on the Drinker's faces
when I said ''Be seeing you all soon ''
But my poor Neighours got the treat, as I had also  had two little Gouls,, come along
with me and my cat Siris joined in he had a ball running around with us ,,only one
Lady was very rude I had to tell her it was me ,her Hissy-Fit in front of the Kids ,where
the rest we left laughting .Had my Bat bag full  of Lollies I gave them to these Kids
  bats

I understood about half of that.

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98 (edited by ZiviReywes Thursday, November 5, 2009 5:47 pm)

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tachyonblade wrote:
CeciliaCrimsondragonFett wrote:

Aw, I love Thanksgiving. Turkey is so delicious, and drowned in gravy, with a side of mashed potatoes also drowning in gravey.... Forget all those other sides, all I need is turkey, potatoes, and gravy.

That is the only thing I truly miss about the holidays back home...everything you said. You can't get turkey at the supermarket here! and no gravy either and alas, no mashed potatoes sad

I never had trouble finding Turkey at Lawsons around Thanksgiving.  What part of Japan do you live in, the ghetto?  (or for those with the proper movie background.. "What part of Japan are you from... south Central?")  Seriously though, failing finding a Lawsons, you have oh.. about a 100% chance of getting ones in Military base commissaries.  The bases treat expats very well, especially on holidays.

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99 (edited by Cin Vhetin Thursday, November 5, 2009 8:11 pm)

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ZiviReywes wrote:

Well see I'm just insane.  I accept that.  And don't let Miba fool you, she loves my year-round Christmas thing.  Sometimes something Christmasy happens in off times and she turns to watch my face to see if I'm gonna tear up.

Cute, lol. One thing I forgot to mention, is that here in my family sometimes, Halloween is a bigger event than Xmas... been that way this year and last year.
tongue



tachyonblade wrote:
CeciliaCrimsondragonFett wrote:

Aw, I love Thanksgiving. Turkey is so delicious, and drowned in gravy, with a side of mashed potatoes also drowning in gravey.... Forget all those other sides, all I need is turkey, potatoes, and gravy.

That is the only thing I truly miss about the holidays back home...everything you said. You can't get turkey at the supermarket here! and no gravy either and alas, no mashed potatoes sad

Now that's really sad. Isn't there any way you can find any? Zivi seems to think there is.



ZiviReywes wrote:
bats wrote:

In Aussie Halloween is strating to catch on but please explain the Pumpkins?????
that Alien one best I've even seen
I have a friend that sends me these Bats LOL!!! love them ,,
Yes I did get dressed -up as a Alien Mr Death   thought I'll try it out in the daytime
as nobody would know me ,walked pass the Pub the ,looks on the Drinker's faces
when I said ''Be seeing you all soon ''
But my poor Neighours got the treat, as I had also  had two little Gouls,, come along
with me and my cat Siris joined in he had a ball running around with us ,,only one
Lady was very rude I had to tell her it was me ,her Hissy-Fit in front of the Kids ,where
the rest we left laughting .Had my Bat bag full  of Lollies I gave them to these Kids
  bats

I understood about half of that.

lol.




Miba wrote:
Cin Vhetin wrote:

Whoa, sounds like quite a hell Miba. I never really thought of the other side of things like that. There's the food, but of course behind that there's everyone working at making it possible, and these people get too often forgotten. Or taken for granted.

Your customers are not evil, just idiots, lol. I think they don't realize. Too centered on their own little business.
tongue

But, yes, sometimes the customers ARE just being mean. Like the ones that stand there and watch me pick up a yogurt and set it right and then they come in and knock it back down and leave it. I swear some of them actually smirk as they walk away. Lazy, idiotic most the time, but sometimes they are being mean. I do notice a vast difference between when I'm in there wearing work clothes and when I'm dressed normally. In work clothes if I'm walking they'll cut in front of me just so they can stop and stand in my way, in normal clothes they'll smile at me and say, "Excuse me, go ahead." and let me pass.

Yeah but that confirms what I said before. They're idiots, lol. No brains or merit at being mean to people who can't bite back. They just *really* have too much free time on their hands, if that's all they can find to do for fun.

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Cin Vhetin wrote:

Now that's really sad. Isn't there any way you can find any? Zivi seems to think there is.

Zivi was in the navy and at one point was in Japan for a while.

Cin Vhetin wrote:

Yeah but that confirms what I said before. They're idiots, lol. No brains or merit at being mean to people who can't bite back. They just *really* have too much free time on their hands, if that's all they can find to do for fun.

Yeah, I guess. I just have to keep reminding myself that. In the heat of the moment I get so frustrated and upset I can't help but think of them as being what I said earlier. Stupidity is just so painful sometimes.

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