well, the “almost” winter update post…
Yeah, so I might have started on a few too many projects at the same time here. Main problem is mostly the really tight space I’m working in though, that and not having the right materials for some them. Camera is badly in need of an upgrade.
Things are coming along fine despite that however, tried out a couple different fabrics mostly from old clothes, the couple different inks and paints I had available, and played around with various ways with which to combine them for different styles of banners, flags, and patches. Ultimately, I hoping to have one really kickass folding wall to use as a room separator, but for now most are hanging in the doorway of that short passage towards the closets and exit. I’m still considering how exactly I’m going to make, and what with, the frame for that. I was thinking 3-panels, close to like the wooden one I have right now. Had found it cheap in a thrift store, a few rips in the panels that are made of thick paper. I could just use the wood from that, but it’s warped in some places, broken in a couple, and I’d rather start another from scratch and keep this one too.
Music is doing alright, much better than those few clips I scarcely upload. Not practicing enough though to get through that 1h+ setlist now, without pause or significant mistakes. I’d need to focus full-time on technique for a bit, and seriously, like on a rigorous schedule and all, to get over this hurdle.
Haven’t reached 50 in the bound books yet. I have a bunch in various stages of construction. At this point, I’m pretty much saving that for elsewhere. As in outside, so going to have for warmer weather to come back around. I’ve lugged a few around a couple times these past months, but didn’t end up in a situation where I could just sit there and finish to half-hour or so of work left to them. Having a trip to the library to do just that is what’s lined up in that department, or somewhere chill I don’t have to spend anything. At least, until the warmer weather roll back around and I can do it in the parks.
I’m a little snowflake
It’s cold out
Here is a picture
of my hat
Slowed down quite a bit in the drawings as well. It’s pretty much on the back burner for now. Haven’t digitized anything since bda 22. It’ll probably wait until after I fix up the gallery for them on the blog. That’s vaguely the goal for the coming days: fix up the gallery section and update the links page to include more of the online places I regularly have a look or listen at. I’ve added a lot of new docs and podcasts to my playlists, so there’s quite a bit I could add up there too.
Couple other picnic trips, mostly just to walk around and show off the flags as I finished painting them, eh… you know, just casual Friday stuff, mostly Saturdays in this case tho… pigs aren’t much of a party out here, depends on the weather mostly and who happens to be working the demos near parliament on any particular given day. Mostly just chill and quiet this time of year.
I’ll try and fit a couple cat pics in there while I’m at it. Just wanted to give you an update on things over here, whoever you are there reading this. Winter solstice is upon us once more, a new year is on the horizon. May it have good things in store for you.
Pizza, tacos, feather toys, ya know, burning riot cops dancing to killer beats, dead nazis and shit like that
A pink triangle triforce skull, with assorted head-studded peacock feathers and jingle bells earrings, bag banner:
Pigs chased us out of their jurisdiction last Saturday, all the way out into Battlefields Park, after our morning picnic in front of the National Assembly, in so called Québec City. The mighty morphing fascist furries had reservations there for part of the afternoon.
Here, a pink triangle triforce skull banner (with matching studded peacock feathers and jingle bells earrings) is waiting for them to skedaddle outta the way so it can approach the racist rally unimpeded. Which eventually happened, after this barricade cleared out, along with the surveillance in the area around the gate, it managed to moved up to some few yards away from the meutons’ procession, right down the middle of a deserted street, as they were going round the fountain to escape the area. (if anyone has pics from that part, please do send me, thx)
(dafuq!? they caption that as if we right wing? crazy nutters)
Look at that dude here, strolled around all day with that … thing, and a heavyish metal chair that folds up to look kinda like a mini-gun, and only got controlled once by 5.0 (tripods can work too, they’re just not as comfy). I mean, folks need to get a tiny bit creative around here. Even got to taunt the pups and their beasty buddies as they tailed on out, and then still free to use the space and sit down for another snack. The banner’s bag had enough water and food, including power bars, to last for days, but cause the weather being real shitty and all, and seeing as no one else seemed to have been either willing or able to stick around to share it with, back home we went.
Very sad about all those detained and arrested. How rude. Even some just there by happenstance. Not cool.
And for what?
So a bunch of fascist fuckbags can take a piss and dump in the pond, whilst their spokespersons do the shitshine show to distract media from their far-right extremist allegiances, with truth-obfuscating, deceptive drivel, and pointless, impertinent rhetoric. 44 arrested comrades, and all the while they admitting no one got hurt and no material damage was cause. Wtf!?
Oh, and although snowball riot was fucking awesome, we should take notice that their police riot gear and shields offer excellent protection against small caliber ice projectiles. Will need to level up those, or come up with better plan for next time.
Hey là, vous le witch bloc, on vous trouve sacrément hot
Léonard is a cat, an anarchat. Foren, Forar, ch47th (that’s C-H-4-7th) felis catus summoner of fur and creator of graphic content matter.
Quick post to update on the new eh… things, yeah. Things. Like these three new additions to the picture gallery (click for full sized image):
The classical guitar section got boosted up by a video. Managed a decentish practice take on some Tárrega arrangements, updated the typical daily song list.
And that’s about it for the most part. Haven’t moved at all on the books front, though it’s what I had in mind for the weekend, and anyway supply far exceeds current demands for them. Additionally, going by this year’s number, currently stocked inventory is abundant enough to complete all orders forever so… like, no rush.
If you haven’t looked here in a while you’ll see a huge difference in the sidebar and menus, and if not well you might see some minor changes.
I wasn’t going to make a listens post or list for this week but I’ll mention a couple things. Like Rustbelt Abolition Radio, which I hadn’t clicked on yet when I made my post last week, and The Rebel Beat podcast I’m listening to while writing this.
In any case, to reduce mouse clicking attrition check out the list of co-conspirators over at Channel Zero Network. If you like what you see on that list, you might also like hearing they recently started up an uninterrupted audio stream from a mix of episodes from all of these shows. … !!! Yeah, go check it out.
(ed: wp is totally fucking up with the tweet embeds with this theme so… (does a weird blockquote thing idk))
These past few weeks haven’t been very productive book wise, but now that all the medicals are over with (at least until the next ones, which aren’t that far away sadly) things are moving along better. Turned out I’d forgotten my good needle and the materials for the covers. Dropped by a store after the last appointment, and the “toned tan” sketch paper I found there is actually better than the one I was using back home. The color is closer to the brown of the spine’s cardboard, and gives them a nicer look than the beige pages. Although in any case both are fine.
I’ll keep using the new ones for now, until I get back home, but then I’ll save them for the books I’ll make with new paper, as in blank on both sides which basically means double the pages once they’re cut along the folds. As of typing this I have 13 of them completed, another one only missing the finishing touches, and another one still in the early stages ready to start threading which I’ll probably do on the road. I should be back home either tomorrow or the day after, by the weekend at the latest. I’ll take a break from that once those are finished, making it a total of 15 so far if I include the cruder first models, and excluding the half-dozen or so already given out.
Not much else to say for now. This place is nice to visit, I’d certainly wouldn’t want to stay anywhere else when I have to come down here for these checkups etc. I try and be the best guest that I can, which isn’t that hard, seeing as my hosts are so awesome. The cat still isn’t a big fan of going outside though he loves looking out those windows, and I haven’t tried letting him out again. He often lays near the door but just walks away disinterested whenever anybody goes in or out.
He really seems more affectionate out here this time around. Still sleeps as much, but way more playful and cuddly the rest of the time. If I’d had recorded me petting and brushing him since I got here last week, I’m sure I’d have at least 4-5 continuous hours of footage. This place is bigger than the apartment, and he’s not that used to having other people around. It’s kinda fun, he follows me around almost if not all the time, coming to sit next to wherever I happen to be :)
Spotted this little buddy strolling around in the yard. Shinning bright and intense red under the noon sun, it contrasted so much with the lawn that I saw it walking along from several feet away. So tiny! I thought for a second there I was seeing a dead pixel IRL :D
Managed to capture it here going across a patch of mud, after rushing back in to get the camera. I’ve seen those before, recognized it once I got a closeup look. A little chigger. Cute, but not at all friendly, not at all a fun guest to have around, and another great reason to avoid letting the cat out- although he did get all his shots and usual preventives against that shit.
This one is a bit of a dud. I was about to start another one, guess that’ll wait after I write this. Changed it a bit trying to be more efficient, adding a little loop for hanging cause why not. The loose parts are too tight and the tight spots aren’t tight enough so the spine doesn’t quite hold like I’d like it to. It’ll stay together just fine though, the difference is barely noticeable.
I’ve also worked out a proper setup so I won’t have to use staples to temporarily hold the pages together while I punch the holes. I didn’t even remove them in this one oops, it could set off metal detectors.
And I might need to put a label on them warning it’s possible for them to contain cat hair.
I’ve got a selection of articles and texts from anarchist writers I’m going to be printing out, some illustrated, some posters. Just binding blanks for now out of paper from the recycling bin :D
Someone borrowed my printer and I’m only getting it back next weekend, so I have the whole week to figure out what else to make. I’d like to have at least half a dozen books to assemble for the end of the month, when I’ll have to go out of town for medical appointments again.
It’s pretty much the same process I’ll be using for the mini-books that come with some of the -bda-, except those are cut to about a third the height. It’s simple to get the hang of. Having a crochet needle helps (I need to get a new one of those). Right now I’m just using a small engineer’s screwdriver to push the yarn around and make the knots.
I’d love to hear suggestions on what to print out for more of these. Preferably between 40 and 80 pages, a manageable size for now. I’ve got three lined up so far but I’m not telling :P I’d rather hear what whoever reads this might have to say. It doesn’t really matter if I’ve read it already or not.