Posted by resonanteye on 04/24/2013
- Cigarettes don’t taste very good. I can’t finish one now.
- Every single memory I have, besides really fuzzy small-child ones, are ones that involve smoking. I don’t think I’ve done anything in my whole life without a lit cigarette hanging out of my mouth. Until recently, every single moment was punctuated by a smoke.
- I still roll down the car window to vape, just like I did when smoking- even though there’s no reason for it.
- If you started out by buying blu stuff, you can use those cartomizers they sell at the gas station on an ego battery.
- You can also refill those things with better quality nicotine juice if for some reason all your other gear stops working.
- If you bought clearomizers and they stop working, you can take them apart and clean them…
- You can also take them apart and completely destroy them and have to get new ones.
- I like drip tips. I like chewing on something when I “smoke”. I used to clench and chomp on the filter of my cigarettes, too. Bitey. They make cheap plastic ones that make it easier to chew them to shreds, otherwise I’d have broken all my teeth off on the steel ones by now.
- VCV is hip. They have the cheapest beginner set-up ever right now. No, they didn’t pay me to say that, but if they want to, I’ll take it. This is the basics you need, all the stuff I recommended in my past post about this stuff…for like 15 bucks. And their juices are delicious.
- If you can’t taste your vaporizer juices, chew on an unused tampon and it will cure it.
- Switching from smoking to vaping is easier than it sounds.
- I still don’t smoke marijuana, but I like reading about people making stuff out of it.
GAH. and yes, that’s one of those little flosser things for your teeth.
I fully destroyed half my gear today. I am definitely not now and have never been very mechanically-minded. I mean, I once tried lost wax and sand casting machine frames, and almost killed everyone in the workshop (don’t ask) and I have been known to fix a tattoo machine by throwing it against the wall, cursing it with vile imprecations. (It worked perfectly after that). I think moonbeams repair cell phones, and I firmly believe little gremlins in a plastic case are the reason my laptop functions.
trying out some new mechanical equipment and hating every minute of it.
I once tried to build a PC, too. Franenstein kind of works, but he lives in the basement and is not allowed to be fed electricity.
And I can’t wait until PVs are just as fiddle-free as all the other things I use regularly and have no clue about.
(My car is the exception to all this. A lifetime of poverty and strangeness has forced me to know how a car basically works and the life-sustaining things I must do to it. Not that I want to, or that I will if there’s a mechanic I can afford- but I know how. It wasn’t fun to get to this level of knowledge though, and I’d almost rather NOT understand why you shouldn’t take every sparkplug wire off an 8-cylinder van all at once to replace them.)
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Posted by resonanteye on 04/22/2013
just a few more line sheets, from the horror coloring book.digital downloads of print-sized files are available of these, so you can print them and color them.
The book should be out around halloween.
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Posted by resonanteye on 03/26/2013
I haven’t smoked in two days, and I’ve smoked a single pack of cigarettes in the past week. I finally got good gear for PV/ecig use, so I haven’t felt the urge to smoke.
I can also see this becoming an all-consuming side hobby for me. I made these little desk-props for my pvs today out of polyclay. I plan to paint them (one’s a dick, one’s tits, and one is an eye)…maybe I’ll make a few more too, that are a little more interesting or fleshed-out.
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Posted by resonanteye on 10/16/2012
Printed originally in “dwelling portably, formerly known as Message Post, Sept, 2001-2005”
A tightly-printed little stapled zine, Dwelling Portably was printed in Philomath OR. I have three or four issues of it, and it would be almost two novels’ worth of typing to get them posted online in their entirety. This zine is CRAMMED with text, tiny tiny text. I’ll try to get the more interesting snippets up.
“”about Chaz’s hobo castle and Ozark land,
I don’t recommend building around campers. Building around something is much more difficult, and the result is not a new building because this old thing is in there. Better to start from scratch and, if you do a good job, you will have something worthwhile when you’re done. If I was doing it again, I would build a straw-bale house.
I now have a far better toilet system, inspired by Joe Jenkins’ Humanure Handbook. I now cover with sawdust, then compost. If done properly, the heat will kill all pathogens, and, in two years, I’ll be able to use the compost directly on my garden. Eastwind Community has successfully used this system for several years, and fertilize their extensive organic gardens. I helped collect one day.
Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by resonanteye on 08/05/2012
I’ve been playing with macrame. I use one of these rocks as a grounding device, for DBT, for anxiety or worry/rumination. I just started making more of them to sell; everyone I’ve given one to before said they really help.
Grounding technique- when you start to become anxious or disconnected from your surroundings, touch an object and feel its surface. think of different ways to describe what it feels like- is it cold, smooth, rough, soft, hard? does it catch on your fingertips? hold it against your palm and feel its weight. look around yourself, and take a few deep breaths. You’re right here, right now, and safe.
(of course if a shark is about to eat you this won’t stop it, but if you are prone to panic or disassociation it can really, really help calm you down)
It’s been so hot I can’t stand to paint or sculpt or tattoo or even draw. So I am watching movies about crazies like me, and making macrame worry stones. All day long. Plus my car is having some issues so I can’t just go to the river to cool off.
There’s some really good macrame tutorials here, and here is a friend of mine who sells even nicer worry stones like this. (She uses metal chain instead of a macrame cord, for the tether.) And here is a good site about DBT and grounding.
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Posted by resonanteye on 08/01/2012
How to clean animal remains you find that still have a bit of meat on them:
Wear disposable gloves.
- Put them on a piece of window screen that is twice their size, and wrap them up in it. Fold over the edges to close it like a pocket, leaving a one inch opening on one end for flies and other insects to get in.
- DO NOT BOIL OR SIMMER BONES. Cooked bones can and will ROT! Boiling breaks the fibers that hold bone together, making them brittle, and thinning them. Let nature do the work for you! (and keep the stink outside!)
- Hang the corpse-pocket up outside. You want it up out of reach of cats and dogs, but low enough that you can reach it. I hang remains from a tree limb near my house. You can also wrap the corpse this was and then bury it a foot deep or less. Either way, insects will do the cleaning for you. This will not work in winter though.
- wait a few weeks, less if it is hot/humid. check on your developments. at some point the bones will be fully exposed, and all meat will have been picked away by insects.
- soak the bones in HOT water and blue Dawn dish detergent. Change out the water/detergent mix every day. It can cool off overnight, just use hot water to refill it each day. Use about two cups of Dawn per gallon of water. Do this until the bones are not yellowish with fat anymore.
- Scrub the bones in cold water with more dish soap. Then soak again in HOT water, mixed 1:1 with regular old store-type peroxide. YOU DON’T NEED BLEACH; BLEACH WILL MAKE THE BONE CRUMBLY AND WEAK, AND SOFTEN IT. Peroxide and hot water will disinfect just as well, when used in conjunction with the soap soak. refill/continue soaking until the bone is as white as you’d like. I find that it usually takes three water changes to get the ivory-cream tone I prefer.
- Dry the bones thoroughly, NOT IN THE SUN. Then spray with a coat of matte UV protectant. Sun exposure, like bleach, degrades and weakens bone.
- The best way to hang a skull is to string it on thick, soft twine through the orbital bones, then hang that on a hook on a mountboard. I like to attach the jaw as well, and pose and articulate bones- I’ll go over that stuff in a later post.
DON’T FUCKING BOIL OR BLEACH BONES! IT DESTROYS THEM!
How to disinfect feathers (legal ones- domestic and game birds)
Wear disposable gloves.
- Figure out if it is a land or water bird. Water birds have oil in their feathers, land birds do not.
- Spray with alcohol(land bird) or tea tree oil (water bird) and let dry.
- Soak a paper towel with full-strength hand sanitizer, and wipe feather gently, in the direction of growth. Soak the feather well.
- Let stand overnight.
- Using hot water, wipe the feather down again. Let dry. Use oil or a damp cloth to smooth the feather to shape it again.
- To dye land-bird feathers, use translucent, lightfast inks (FW, or the like) and wipe ink onto feather surfaces in the pattern you want. let it stand until the ink has dried, then wipe gently with a damp rag.
- I’ll go into dying waterbird feathers in a later post, there are more steps required (oil-based, remember!)
TEAL DEER? MOST FEATHERS ARE ILLEGAL, DON’T BE A DUMBASS.
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