I've been on a crow kick lately, thanks to Sy Montgomery's, "Birdology," John Marzluff's "In the Company of Crows and Ravens," and Michael Westerfield's, "The Language of Crows." Crows are amazingly cool, and I very dearly want to see a communal crow roost - They make giant communal roosts overnight during the winter, probably for the warmer microclimate it creates, as well as using it as an information center. So, nifty stuff, all told. I'd read about crow roosts in Connecticut- in Hartford, Norwich and Waterbury thanks to crows.net. I happen to be at my aunt's for vacation in Connecticut, so hey, prime opportunity to visit some roosts, righ
What are turn-shoes, you may ask? They are shoes that you make inside out, and then turn them rightside out when you're done! Voila! As far as I can tell, the term usually applies to medieval shoes, and that's what I'm making.
Partly for Halloween, partly because I want a pair for my longsword class. We get all armored up - gambeson, spaulders, coat of plates, gloves, vambraces, gorget, elbow couters, ugly helmet... and bare feet. As my instructor pointed out, we're getting to the level of grappling where that's a bit dangerous. If a metal rivet or anything came down hard on the top of a foot... That's
Seriously. How is anyone supposed to fit their feet in 3 inches of space? I rode in one the other week, and although the driver kindly pulled his seat up, my feet still had to go sideways. So I ask, why have back seats when you don't have leg-room?
And really, that's all I had to say about that.
CTCon was great, as per usual. SoandSewPlushies (https://www.deviantart.com/soandsewplushies), SmilinJack (https://www.deviantart.com/smilinjack) and Myrretah (https://www.deviantart.com/myrretah) are ossim people and I love seeing them. My sister, 16reapers (https://www.deviantart.com/16reapers) also came, which was a lot of fun. Although I wished I could have explored the con with her more instead of being nailed behind a table. Sigh. I don't go to cons to see them. :lol:
Jumped out of
Happy Early Birthday, Alistair H. Follansbee. If I misspelled your name in any way whatsoever, I beg and beseech thee to both inform me of what/where and to forgive me my goof-ups. Sincerely one of your hopefully entirely too many fans; Adalack.