I went through some of my things the other day and flipped through the manual that came with Anna. Well what do you know! There is a trick to getting her feet/hands on and off! I tried it tonight and, well, her ankles still gave me issues. 😛 The problem seems to be the shook just doesn’t want to come through the ankle portion. At least restringing her arms will be easy. God I feel stupid! Derp.
Anyway, my writing. Thing of it is, since this past Wednesday I’ve been sick. I had an upset stomach Wednesday night, Thursday I came home with a fever, spent Friday feeling sorry for myself, Saturday trying to recover and now I just wish I could breathe normally. So it is doubtful I’ll make the deadline, although I will still try my best, but in all honesty this is the first time I’ve been able to sit at a computer without getting blurry eyed after five minutes.
Oh and also: I finally watched the pilot of Battle Star and wow, EVERYTHING MAKES SENSE NOW! Amazing how that works! I am not like Kate and reading up on everything because while she seeks out spoilers I hide from them, so I was clueless on so much but looking up would have revealed too much. Anyway, now I know.
And is painful! I, like a fool, decided to restring floppy Anna. I’m not sure how long it actually took me, but my fingers are still sore. The problem is her two part foot. The ankle part acted as a barrier to getting the s-hook and elastic to mate. For one of the feet I had to basically sit there and hold the ankle/foot and coax the elastic into the shook one little jab of a paper clip at a time. The next foot was easier and I suspect the right foot’s s-hook is just being a little pansy. But it had to have taken at least a good twenty minutes to figure out a way to get her feet back on; all the normal ways were just not working.
However, I did get her back together and she can now stand on her own again. But did I stop there? Of course not! I figured since I was already in pain I might as well finally restring Ayleena. My DoC’s also posses an ankle part in addition to the foot but in their case instead of a s-hook there is a slot you hook the elastic under to connect foot to leg. I had forgotten this detail (it’s been over two years since I unstrung one of them). But in Ayleena’s case it wasn’t the feet and ankles that gave me problems but getting the stupid elastic back up her torso and head. The hole into her lower portion was smaller than Anna’s! That does not make any sense and made things very difficult when the string snapped back into it.
Anyway, Ayleena’s left leg is no longer spinning around like some teacup ride and any other doll that needs restring is just going to have to live with being floppy.
This past month I have been heavily distracted by vBulletin drama/IPB conversion stresses.
I am also on the hunt for a new computer. My last two have been laptops but this next one will be a desktop; desktops are easier to upgrade and improve upon, not to mention more bang for the buck. I was thinking that maybe one day I’ll invest in a netbook (oh how trendy) for something easy to move around with and do basic things like email, Word, surfing, etc. I’m looking forward to a new computer because then I can use newer version of Photoshop (Nik can help me out with that I’m sure…) and being able to play Sims 3 in my bedroom and not in view of the whole family.
I bought a hot glue gun today and hot glue sueded Caraline. It makes a difference, let me tell you. Of course now she’s a wee bit squeaky, hehe, but I’m the only one to hear. I mean she’s a doll, it’s not like she’s going to be walking around. Or if she is, at least now you can hear her coming which is a scary thought so I’ll just leave it there.
I’m halfway through the forth book of A Song of Ice and Fire.