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Post by sangi39 » 12 Dec 2017 21:41

I was up in the Yorkshire Dales earlier today visiting a place called Druid's Temple... still no snow. Well, a little bit of snow or thick frost, honestly not sure which, but not proper snow [:P]
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Post by Frislander » 12 Dec 2017 21:47

Well I finally got snow on Sunday evening and I still have quite a bit of it simply because of how cold it's been; so cold in fact that it hasn't had the chance to melt and refreeze as ice like the weather forecasters warned. I think we've just been rained on though so it might not be around for much longer...

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Post by gach » 12 Dec 2017 23:54

Xonen wrote:
12 Dec 2017 19:54
Of course, today we got some fairly heavy snowfall, then. However, it did start melting immediately afterwards, so now everything is pitch black, soaking wet and covered in slush. #visithelsinki
Sounds lovely. Fingers crossed for Christmas when I'm coming over. Before that I'm going to spend one and a half weeks on the top of a mountain in the Canaries and if the weather is not getting better, there's a chance that getting home for Christmas will mean travelling to better weather. At the moment it's -3°C, 100% humidity, and raining there and last year at the same time we had a mix of thick ice, sleet, and gusts topping at 36 m/s. Nice conditions for driving with summer tyres. Ended up loosing 90% of the work I was sent to do, which meant that also the remaining 10% reduced largely to a training exercise.
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Post by elemtilas » 13 Dec 2017 03:54

gach wrote:
12 Dec 2017 23:54
Xonen wrote:
12 Dec 2017 19:54
Of course, today we got some fairly heavy snowfall, then. However, it did start melting immediately afterwards, so now everything is pitch black, soaking wet and covered in slush. #visithelsinki
Sounds lovely. Fingers crossed for Christmas when I'm coming over. Before that I'm going to spend one and a half weeks on the top of a mountain in the Canaries and if the weather is not getting better, there's a chance that getting home for Christmas will mean travelling to better weather. At the moment it's -3°C, 100% humidity, and raining there and last year at the same time we had a mix of thick ice, sleet, and gusts topping at 36 m/s. Nice conditions for driving with summer tyres. Ended up loosing 90% of the work I was sent to do, which meant that also the remaining 10% reduced largely to a training exercise.
Looks a lot nicer in normal numbers! ;) --- almost 27degF. Here twas 10degC this afternoon and is now -7. [br:]

Hm. -6degRe --- not much better, really.

At least no appreciable snow as of yet! [:D]
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Post by OTʜᴇB » 13 Dec 2017 18:38

I really hate snow. However, this bout of it is excused as it closed my college on Monday. Tuesday was a frozen hell though - 7 layers (2 thermal vests, 2 t-shirts, a wool polo shirt, a big jumper, and a big coat (to be fair, I normally wear all but the coat in Autumn and Winter)) and I could barely walk it was so cold. Because my 6th form is basically an extension of the two neighbouring secondary schools, I had to put up with a few hundred little twats throwing blocks of ice left right and centre. For the last week of college this year, it's turning out to be pretty terrible. Hopefully it'll be better in January.

On a brighter note, I'm having something made that I'm rather excited about. I year or so ago, I was really obsessed with the idea of the cloak. I didn't have one, so I just wore a blanket around the house. I've always wanted one, but because they're very rarely seen outside of costume shops, I never found a good one - and even if I did, my social anxiety wouldn't have let me wear it outside my house. Now though, I've developed just enough confidence to bring myself to wear one - and most of it came from my friends supporting the idea of a cloak. My grandmother (who is very good with textiles (and also a bit mad, but she's happy)) came around last week, and I shared my idea, and it's becoming a thing! She drew some designs and it looks really promising - a pretty good midpoint between "looks really fucking pretentious" and "looks like a homeless guy". We've picked out some good materials, and she's sourced a pattern to use. If all goes to plan, it'll be done for boxing day when we go over for the day.
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Post by ixals » 13 Dec 2017 19:36

My family and I were really lucky this year it seems. The day after we flew to Spain, a lot of German flights were cancelled. One day later and we wouldn't have been able to be on vacation this year. I just hope we're able to fly back home in a week [:S]
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Post by elemtilas » 13 Dec 2017 19:36

OTʜᴇB wrote:
13 Dec 2017 18:38
On a brighter note, I'm having something made that I'm rather excited about. I year or so ago, I was really obsessed with the idea of the cloak. I didn't have one, so I just wore a blanket around the house. I've always wanted one, but because they're very rarely seen outside of costume shops, I never found a good one - and even if I did, my social anxiety wouldn't have let me wear it outside my house. Now though, I've developed just enough confidence to bring myself to wear one - and most of it came from my friends supporting the idea of a cloak. My grandmother (who is very good with textiles (and also a bit mad, but she's happy)) came around last week, and I shared my idea, and it's becoming a thing! She drew some designs and it looks really promising - a pretty good midpoint between "looks really fucking pretentious" and "looks like a homeless guy". We've picked out some good materials, and she's sourced a pattern to use. If all goes to plan, it'll be done for boxing day when we go over for the day.
Awesome!

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Post by loglorn » 13 Dec 2017 19:46

elemtilas wrote:
13 Dec 2017 19:36
OTʜᴇB wrote:
13 Dec 2017 18:38
On a brighter note, I'm having something made that I'm rather excited about. I year or so ago, I was really obsessed with the idea of the cloak. I didn't have one, so I just wore a blanket around the house. I've always wanted one, but because they're very rarely seen outside of costume shops, I never found a good one - and even if I did, my social anxiety wouldn't have let me wear it outside my house. Now though, I've developed just enough confidence to bring myself to wear one - and most of it came from my friends supporting the idea of a cloak. My grandmother (who is very good with textiles (and also a bit mad, but she's happy)) came around last week, and I shared my idea, and it's becoming a thing! She drew some designs and it looks really promising - a pretty good midpoint between "looks really fucking pretentious" and "looks like a homeless guy". We've picked out some good materials, and she's sourced a pattern to use. If all goes to plan, it'll be done for boxing day when we go over for the day.
Awesome!

And it'll be hand made and by your Grandma --- triple helpings of [B)] [B)] [B)]
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Post by Thrice Xandvii » 13 Dec 2017 20:34

A friend of mine had a cape w/hood that he picked up at a Renaissance Faire. It was hella fun to wear, but definitely made ya stand out... Even at Wal-Mart.

Dunno if yours will be that overdone or more subtle. Either way, I say, go nuts and have fun while ya can!
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Post by Ahzoh » 14 Dec 2017 04:13

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Post by Egerius » 14 Dec 2017 13:39

OTʜᴇB wrote:
13 Dec 2017 18:38
On a brighter note, I'm having something made that I'm rather excited about. [A] year or so ago, I was really obsessed with the idea of the cloak.
Yes! Another advocate of good retro-fashion. [:D]

If I had the money, I'd be wearing something like this all the time (well, I already do, but there are pieces of such an outfit that aren't that cheap to get).
Thrice Xandvii wrote:
13 Dec 2017 20:34
A friend of mine had a cape w/hood that he picked up at a Renaissance Faire. It was hella fun to wear, but definitely made ya stand out... Even at Wal-Mart.
Either way, I say, go nuts and have fun while ya can!
Oh, so it's going to be something like this? Even better!
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13 Dec 2017 19:46
If anyone complains you can just walk away misteriously.
That's the best part!

Just with an ordinary bowler/derby hat on my head, some people kept staring at me - I stared back and walked away.
If you feel comfortable with what you're wearing, the anxiety will fade like white noise. [;)]
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Post by elemtilas » 14 Dec 2017 19:24

Egerius wrote:
14 Dec 2017 13:39
OTʜᴇB wrote:
13 Dec 2017 18:38
On a brighter note, I'm having something made that I'm rather excited about. [A] year or so ago, I was really obsessed with the idea of the cloak.
Yes! Another advocate of good retro-fashion. [:D]

If I had the money, I'd be wearing something like this all the time (well, I already do, but there are pieces of such an outfit that aren't that cheap to get).
Thrice Xandvii wrote:
13 Dec 2017 20:34
A friend of mine had a cape w/hood that he picked up at a Renaissance Faire. It was hella fun to wear, but definitely made ya stand out... Even at Wal-Mart.
Either way, I say, go nuts and have fun while ya can!
Oh, so it's going to be something like this? Even better!
loglorn wrote:
13 Dec 2017 19:46
If anyone complains you can just walk away misteriously.
That's the best part!

Just with just an ordinary bowler/derby hat on my head, some people kept staring at me - I stared back and walked away.
If you feel comfortable with what you're wearing, the anxiety will fade like white noise. [;)]
Alright, now y'all've got me wanting one (again!).

It'll go nice with my tricorn.
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Post by Egerius » 14 Dec 2017 22:56

LOL, only now I noticed that the CBB's interface language is English, although I had it set to German when I first joined. [O.O]
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Post by Thrice Xandvii » 14 Dec 2017 23:26

May be a sign of your fluency...?
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Post by shimobaatar » 15 Dec 2017 00:14

Whew, I'm officially done for the semester! I'll be flying home tomorrow afternoon. Hopefully I'll be able to be more active on here over the next few weeks.

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Post by Thrice Xandvii » 15 Dec 2017 01:11

shimobaatar wrote:
15 Dec 2017 00:14
Whew, I'm officially done for the semester! I'll be flying home tomorrow afternoon. Hopefully I'll be able to be more active on here over the next few weeks.
Woot!

You should join the Discord server. It's fun over there...
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shimobaatar wrote:
15 Dec 2017 00:14
Whew, I'm officially done for the semester! I'll be flying home tomorrow afternoon. Hopefully I'll be able to be more active on here over the next few weeks.
Yay!

Hope all went well this semester!
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shimobaatar wrote:
15 Dec 2017 00:14
Whew, I'm officially done for the semester! I'll be flying home tomorrow afternoon. Hopefully I'll be able to be more active on here over the next few weeks.
Congrats! [:D]
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You should join the Discord server. It's fun over there...
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In other shimo-related news, it’s my birthday and shimo (unknowingly) gave my a birthday present in the Núta thread. It’s called shimofeedback! [:3]

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Post by Thrice Xandvii » 15 Dec 2017 07:03

Happy freakin' birthday!
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Post by KaiTheHomoSapien » 15 Dec 2017 07:04

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