Saturday, July 11th, 2009

More FF7 sackboys

(More crocheted madness over at weloveamigurumi -- Sackiroth has comrades now! SackZack, SackCloud, and SackVincent are in action, along with Jenova's yarn-dripping hacked-off crocheted skull. :3

...I wonder what it says about my sanity that I have actually crocheted a hacked-off skull and left the stuffing and yarn dangling as the equivalent of blood and guts.

There'll be more Adventures of Sackiroth posts One Of These Days(TM), because I have literally hundreds of pictures snapped at various cons and plotting out various bits of mischief between the sackboys, but I'm unlikely to have time to code 'em up until the annual "summer work-inundation from hell" period is over. Normally it doesn't hit 'til August; this year it hit in June and hasn't slowed down yet. But one of these days...

By the way - it's my birthday tomorrow. :3 If anyone happened to feel like telling me which of my fics they like best, or quoting a favorite line, or writing a drabble (or a recipe) into a comment, that definitely counts as presents in my worldview... :)

Oh yeah -- one more thing on my wish list?

Would anyone be willing to make a short (20-seconds or less) sound clip of Sephiroth's Advent Children lines about "On your knees; I want to hear you beg forgiveness" or "I've thought of something to give you, Cloud. Shall I give you despair?" ...and then run it through the filter that turns it all chipmunk-pitched?

This is on account of how Sackiroth has a voice chip in him, and I would looooooooove to get that on there. (Particularly in chibivoice.) But I lack the requisite editing skills. :3
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Thursday, April 30th, 2009

I may have created a monster wait, I know I have created a monster.


I'm going to take random Sackiroth pictures (and SackFair pictures, and eventually SackCloud and SackAngeal and SackWhoeverTheHeckElse pictures once I get 'em done) and post 'em to the community with Ever So Helpful Commentary(TM). (See also Sackiroth's introductory speech. Also my cat's stupendous level of unimpressedness with Sackiroth's attempts at cat intimidation.)

Once Sackiroth gets to Jou, she says she'll take pictures of him around Japan and post those too! <3
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Saturday, April 4th, 2009

braggin' rights pt 2: Sackiroth! :3

So, two days ago I didn't remember how to do a single crochet stitch.

By last night, here's what I'd gotten done:

Fear Teh Cuuuuute! )
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Thursday, April 2nd, 2009

braggin' rights

A little while ago, one of the LJ FF7 communities had a link to this adorable little sackboy!Reno amigurumi.


Only problem? It had been about a quarter of a century since I'd touched a crochet hook.

At 7 p.m. tonight I didn't even know how to do a standard single crochet correctly.

At 10:45 p.m. tonight I have my first smiley sackboy head more than halfway done. :3

And it would have been faster if I hadn't forgotten a significant factor in my calculations: The last time I did any kind of industrial-strength yarnfidgeting, I did not own a cat.

Starting at approx. 7:05:
Cat: (yawn) (stretch) (spots the shiny crochet hook) ...whatchadoin?
Me: ...
Me: ...
Cat: YAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRNNNNNN~~~~!!! ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥
(insert bloodshed, mayhem, and much yowling from both parties involved)
Me: ...and STAY OUT!
Cat: No faaaaaair! You cheat, you lying cheating thumbiferous thing with thumbs that invented evil evil EVIL doors and it's not faaaaaaaaaaair -- didja hear me yet? Didja?
Me: ...
Me: ...
Me: ...
Me: ...I think I could get to hate my life.

I finally gave up the notion of getting the whole head done when I stopped to look at the chart, moved my hand, made a really embarrassing noise, and realized that my entire hand had turned into a cramped-up painball and I wasn't entirely sure I could still feel my thumb. Note for next time: distribute the crafting over several days, not one soooooolid crochet session...

Still. Not bad for the first time I've touched a crochet hook in a quarter century. :3

ETA: Now with pictures!
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