Archive for the ‘Creative’ Category

How the Penny maps

Sunday, May 5th, 2013

Every now and again a comment is made about how I make my maps. As they are not screen-grabs and aren't part of the EVE Online's mechanics it's not immediately obvious how I do it. The simple answer is that I use a basic Paint application to create each map. ...

Behind the scenes at Tiger Ears

Sunday, June 10th, 2012

Despite making regular references to my notes, I don't really explain what they are, or how I take them. This omission naturally leads to the occasional comment asking what they are, or how I take them. My standard response is to point people in two directions. First, to my anatomy ...

Anatomy of a post

Sunday, September 26th, 2010

Some people, mostly corporation chums, have asked how I remember so many details about events in w-space when writing my journal posts. Purely out of self-indulgence, as certainly no one has asked me to do this, I thought I would present the creation of a post, a deconstruction of my ...

Damnation plush toy

Monday, November 23rd, 2009

The Damnation command ship is a beautiful piece of engineering. The sleek lines of the prow give it a menacing apperance, but the plump, stubby wings make it look comforting. The Damnation has the capability of hurting its enemies whilst welcoming allies with a warm embrace. Almost ...

Sewing a fox tail

Saturday, October 10th, 2009

I like exploring the furry in me. After getting the raccoon hat, I am excited by the new fox hat on Shana Logic's site, enough to make me think about making a tail to go with it. Finding some affordable, long-strand fake fur fabric, in both white and ...

Weekend to-do list

Saturday, August 2nd, 2008

Objectives I'd like to achieve, in no particular order: learn Chinese, either Cantonese or Mandarin; learn to play jazz guitar; write a work of significant merit; earn an advanced degree.

Birthday catgirls!

Saturday, June 21st, 2008

It's a clue that someone knows you a little too well when you get given the perfect gift. This is just what Melmoth managed to do when he got me a book about creating Cosplay catgirl costumes for my birthday. It's full of advice on how to make cat ears, ...

Weekend report

Monday, June 9th, 2008

I had quite a full weekend, with surprisingly little gaming. I socialised with family, as it was my niece's birthday, watched some MST3K, made Jambalaya, got some Sun on the appropriately rather hot Sunday, finished reading Feersum Endjinn, and poked my head in to a couple of games. It turns ...

Leftover jambalaya

Wednesday, May 28th, 2008

I can happily report that the chicken jambalaya I made heats up well and tastes just as good as leftovers. It looks like I have a new meal to add to my recipe book. NOM NOM NOM

Weekend report

Tuesday, May 27th, 2008

I popped in to my local town over the weekend, trying to avoid crowds by turning up when I thought most people would be going home. It didn't work out that way, and my arrival may have coincided with some early cinema traffic, but that was okay. I ...