I cannot stress enough how much I need new shoes. Even if the soles don't come off entirely the current shoes are like begging to sprain an ankle before I've even managed to fully recover from the break. Most of the seams and other connections are busted, the soles are worn straight through at their centers, the whole thing is a mess.
What with changing seasons and so forth the shoes I was looking at are no longer available online, but these look like they'd work. Way out of my price range, but this is a "what if" post. I also need inserts because my feet are weird. As in I was once having ski-boots fitted and they called everyone in the foot section over to look at my weird feet. It's nothing terribly debilitating, certainly not deformed, but I do need inserts and not the cheap kind. They run about $50.
Once damage control on my feet is over we get to more interesting stuff.
I seem to have reconnected to my creativity so hopefully that will mean more fiction, original and derivative in the future. I cannot stress how much I would like that.
I want to return to the deconstructions (I've got three stalled right now) and I'm thinking of just starting them over from the beginning. In some cases this will mean minor revisions, in others it will mean total rewrites.
I've never talked much about fabrication here, but it's something that I've done in the past and I want to get back into. Mostly before I've made puzzles of the style pioneered by Erno Rubik and his cube. (The technical term for the category is "Twisty Puzzle(s)".) Definitely have a lot on that front that I've been waiting years, and in some cases over a decade, to do. But there are also other creation things I'd like to branch out to. The problem: It's even more expensive than the damned shoes.
Alumilite is what I know and use and while they offer small volume options, if you're going to be doing a lot of stuff you want to buy the large sizes and the prices start to be $90 for this, $165 for that, $85 for that other thing, $98 for yet another, $63.25 for thing N, $42.50 for thing N+1, and so forth.
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All of the above means that I'll probably stay in the ankle sprainer shoes coming apart in every conceivable place with the holes worn straight through the bottom and also never return to making shit.
But, on the plus side, moving forward I'll hopefully have new fic and decon posts and stuff.