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  1. Comment on Finland's heavy metal knitting championship is the real purl jam in ~hobbies

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    This is an incredibly niche, well, everything! I think that it's very interesting how such a small festival and the likes can come about and be reported on by huff post! I've never heard of...

    This is an incredibly niche, well, everything! I think that it's very interesting how such a small festival and the likes can come about and be reported on by huff post! I've never heard of anything like it, though admittedly I don't engage in a lot of community activities regarding my own knitting hobbies, but it seems like I may be missing out some.

    A very short article, and my main gripe with it is the shitty knitting puns. Every mainstream article I have seen does not stop. They always have some horrible quip in the headlines or the first couple of sentences. How exhausting, especially when the article is so short! Otherwise, a quick, okay article about a very neat thing happening in the world!

    2 votes
  2. Comment on What games have you been playing lately? in ~games

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    I am perpetually in the middle of playing Let's Go Pikachu or whatever that pokemon game is. It's very slow going for me and I'm taking my sweet time. It's a "Hey I kinda wanna play that for a few...

    I am perpetually in the middle of playing Let's Go Pikachu or whatever that pokemon game is. It's very slow going for me and I'm taking my sweet time. It's a "Hey I kinda wanna play that for a few minutes" kinda game, otherwise I don't play it to often.

    I guess MAINLY I'm playing Breath of the Wild right now. I got on the hype train late as I didn't have the money to get a switch but O BOI when I did, whew, game over. I've probably sunk a good 200+ hours into that game and I still haven't completed all of the Divine Beast quests, though I'm almost done with all of them. Partly that's because I've been avoiding doing the Gerudo Divine Beast... I guess just because? I've honestly just been like walking around and exploring. Probably my first like 50 or so hours was me heavily progressing story lines and getting all of the towers and trying to find as many temples as humanly possible. I would primarily use the temples and towers as ways to get around instead of walking. Now, however, I am trying to touch on basically as much land as I can and in turn have found a decent chunk of korok seeds! I've also made a stupid amount of money just from roaming around, picking up bits and selling it. It all accumulates faster than you'd think.

    I actually just recently defeated my first lynel and wow, I was so happy and shocked! It was an ordeal but LORD are the weapons you can get from them seriously damn nice. I think now I might go out of my way a bit to actually fight them instead of avoid them. I think overall, BOTW is just a really nice game to chill out with. The only other game I have sunk so much time into was Skyrim (and then I accidentally deleted my main save fail and have never touched the game again). I think with this Zelda game, there's just so much to do and see and you can basically go do any quest at any time, it's really so much fun. I love just going around and finding little hidden things and places. It's very rewarding to travel on foot and explore.

    7 votes
  3. Comment on What are you reading these days? #22 in ~books

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    Ah, that's good to know! Thank you! I had to look it up on the wiki to be sure how it was, but it's reassuring to hear someone say it!

    Ah, that's good to know! Thank you! I had to look it up on the wiki to be sure how it was, but it's reassuring to hear someone say it!

    2 votes
  4. Comment on What creative projects are you working on? (June 2019 edition) in ~creative

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    I started working on a so far very ugly website, mostly for funsies and partly just so I can get a better idea of how css and html works. I honestly probably won't do much with it, beyond getting...

    I started working on a so far very ugly website, mostly for funsies and partly just so I can get a better idea of how css and html works. I honestly probably won't do much with it, beyond getting it to look decent. I didn't have any real plan on what it would necessarily be used for but oh well. It's kinda fun to figure this stuff out just by diving right into it, I'm not that great at learning this kind of stuff so I'm pleasently surprised with how much I've done lol.

    1 vote
  5. Comment on What are you reading these days? #22 in ~books

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    Huh. I will be completely honest with you in that I had no clue that it was the fourth in a semi-quasi series. It seems that while the books are all related and set in the same universe, it might...

    Huh. I will be completely honest with you in that I had no clue that it was the fourth in a semi-quasi series. It seems that while the books are all related and set in the same universe, it might not be necessary to read the first three before the Left Hand of Darkness. I've seen the book recommended a lot through reddit and haven't seen anyone mention that it's part of a series! So I guess I might pick up those first aha. Though I may still stand-by that it might still be okay as a standalone book, though it looks like I'm a bad source for that information, sorry!

    Small Edit: It seems that even the author hersself says they aren't a cycle or saga so it should be okay to read them in any order, at least so it would seem!

    3 votes
  6. Comment on Ravelry (a popular site/community for knitting and crocheting) bans posts in support of Trump or his administration in ~tech

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    Just a small note, Ravelry is NOT a media site for just knitting. It is a "social media" site for knitting and crocheting which are two very distinct forms of crafts. It's an important...

    Just a small note, Ravelry is NOT a media site for just knitting. It is a "social media" site for knitting and crocheting which are two very distinct forms of crafts. It's an important distinction, as the site is about both. I think it would be pertinent to add that to your title (social media site for knitting and crocheting) because saying it's for knitting is incorrect.

    Regardless of semantics, it's interesting to see this happen. I for one do not and rarely have gone on the forums, so I'm not sure if there were issues before this in both what people are talking about, and any offending content creation in terms of patterns. I think it's a step that maybe other places may take, in part because of the choices the administration has been making for both international affairs and the humanitarian crisis that is currently happening with the immigration camps. In general, the crafts/crochet/knitting communities are very open, supporting places. There are so many people from so many different places, that it's not particularly surprising to me that they would take this kind of stance.

    Just my few cents, as I know not a lot of people on tildes are actually part of the community, either on ravelry or IRL. Sorry if my post is a little scattered, still collecting my thoughts on it all!

    Edits: There are several threads on reddit about this, but r/knitting has one and so does hobbydrama that kind of get into what happened in a little bit more detail
    https://www.reddit.com/r/knitting/comments/c466ud/fyi_ravelry_has_banned_content_supporting_trump/
    https://www.reddit.com/r/HobbyDrama/comments/c4aoem/knittingcrocheting_leading_site_for_fibercrafters/

    6 votes
  7. Comment on What are you reading these days? #22 in ~books

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    I started reading The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K Le Guin and... It hasnt gone well at all. In part, I'm renting it as an ebook from my library. I started it and was really pulled in but I...

    I started reading The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K Le Guin and... It hasnt gone well at all. In part, I'm renting it as an ebook from my library. I started it and was really pulled in but I think I'll buy a physical copy of it instead of renting an ebook. Sometimes there are books where I really can't read them on my kindle. It's uncomfortable/feels weird, I'm not sure how to describe it. So I'll hopefully be able to pick up a physical copy soon!

    8 votes
  8. Comment on Nintendo Direct for E3 2019 in ~games

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    I'm glad others are as stoked about the new Animal Crossing game as I am. Honestly, those games give me life. I love the anesthetic and how calm it is. I've never gotten mad playing an animal...

    I'm glad others are as stoked about the new Animal Crossing game as I am. Honestly, those games give me life. I love the anesthetic and how calm it is. I've never gotten mad playing an animal Crossing game. To the roots of my soul, I love it so much and couldn't be happier that there's a date for it now! 100% going to pre-order, for real.

    In the meantime, I will be booting up the dusty ol DS na dp laying New Leaf once more, on top of more BOTW. I'm so happy for what's to come with the BOTW sequel and the new Animal Crossing game!

    2 votes
  9. Comment on What are you reading these days? #21 in ~books

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    I just finished Circe and that's definitely on my list of books to read! A friend recommended it as well so I probably will check it out, thank you!

    I just finished Circe and that's definitely on my list of books to read! A friend recommended it as well so I probably will check it out, thank you!

  10. Comment on What are you reading these days? #21 in ~books

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    I've been reading Circe by Madeline Miller! As a long time lover of Greek mythos and books derived from it, this is an absolute treat so far. I'm about 2/3rds of the way through and got the book I...

    I've been reading Circe by Madeline Miller! As a long time lover of Greek mythos and books derived from it, this is an absolute treat so far. I'm about 2/3rds of the way through and got the book I think around Tuesday or Monday. I had a hold on it for 12 weeks so it was a very exciting moment. I havr to hurry up and finish it tho, another hold came in faster than I expected for the Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K Le Guin.

    1 vote
  11. Comment on What are you doing this weekend? in ~talk

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    Hanging out with da besty. We like to hang out for a day, talk for half and then like draw for the other half. It's so nice to be able to hang and then have that good, solid draw time! I'm also...

    Hanging out with da besty. We like to hang out for a day, talk for half and then like draw for the other half. It's so nice to be able to hang and then have that good, solid draw time! I'm also going to start on my Mari Kondo journey and start tidying and cleaning up. I need to start that so when my SO and I move in, it'll be easier to pack up and have less clutter around! I am also going to sleep in a bit and bake donuts.

    1 vote
  12. Comment on Throwback Thursday: The Smallest of Bunnies in ~creative

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    Thank you, I will!!

    Thank you, I will!!

    1 vote
  13. Comment on Throwback Thursday: The Smallest of Bunnies in ~creative

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    Yeah! It's absolutely bananas and I would love to give it a try!! Instead of using yarn, they use sewing thread. So teeny!

    Yeah! It's absolutely bananas and I would love to give it a try!! Instead of using yarn, they use sewing thread. So teeny!

    1 vote
  14. Comment on Throwback Thursday: The Smallest of Bunnies in ~creative

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    Thank you!! Yes, with both crochet and knit, there's a whole lot you can make! This lil bunny was made with knitting, though it's much more popular to make little stuffies with crochet! Part of it...

    Thank you!! Yes, with both crochet and knit, there's a whole lot you can make! This lil bunny was made with knitting, though it's much more popular to make little stuffies with crochet! Part of it is because crochet is a more "forgiving" craft. Mistakes are easier to fix and it doesn't rely on sitting two needles the whole time. Popularly, small stuffed animals like this are referred to as amigurumi, which is Japanese and translates into "crocheted or knitted stuffed toy". It's a more encompassing term I think.

    There are a lot of amazing things that incredibly skilled craft ers have made with both crochet and knitting! There's such a thing as micro crochet, where they crochet absolutely tiny Amigurumi, the size of your fingertip! Lots of cool stuff out there when you get into it!

    1 vote
  15. Comment on Throwback Thursday: The Smallest of Bunnies in ~creative

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    Oh no!! I'm sorry, I didn't realize you had to login to see them, my bad! pic 1 pic 2 pic 3 Please let me know if these work!

    Oh no!! I'm sorry, I didn't realize you had to login to see them, my bad!
    pic 1
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    pic 3

    Please let me know if these work!

    2 votes
  16. Comment on Throwback Thursday: The Smallest of Bunnies in ~creative

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    Hi guys! I thought I'd share some of my previous knit/crochet creations with you all! I made this lil bun a few years ago. Despite it's size and seeming simplicity, I still remember how much I...

    Hi guys! I thought I'd share some of my previous knit/crochet creations with you all! I made this lil bun a few years ago. Despite it's size and seeming simplicity, I still remember how much I struggled just to make this little guy! This was probably only about 6 months after I had relearned how to knit again. I had previously been taught by my grandmother when I was about 7 or 8. It was something I had been trying to get back into and finally made the decision for a writing class (go figure)!

    I love looking back at the things I've created to examine my own growth. Or even to see if there are aspects I dislike about how I'm currently doing things! It's important to see how far along you've come as a creator and to also appreciate the time and effort that went into the work.

    Edit: Sorry guys, I didn't realize you had to have an account to see the work! But here's a link to the pics themselves!
    pic 1
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    pic 3

    3 votes
  17. Comment on Unlike men, women’s cognitive performance may improve at higher room temperature in ~science

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    To be pedantic, I don't think that people posting articles are inherently supporting them or agreeing with them and that's a supposition you have to take up with yourself. I think it's doing a...

    To be pedantic, I don't think that people posting articles are inherently supporting them or agreeing with them and that's a supposition you have to take up with yourself. I think it's doing a disservice to any OP and the content itself in assuming why they posted it.

    Isn't anything posted to tildes inherently meant to be discussed?

    10 votes
  18. Comment on What have you been watching/reading this week? (Anime/Manga) in ~anime

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    One thing I've been watching is Fruits Basket. Oh boy, I am so happy and excited watching this anime. I read the manga back in highschool and absolutely loved it. I bought the whole series a year...

    One thing I've been watching is Fruits Basket. Oh boy, I am so happy and excited watching this anime. I read the manga back in highschool and absolutely loved it. I bought the whole series a year or two ago over the course of about a year as there was the new edition that came out, so it was a total of like 12 volumes I think. The first Fruits Basket anime I didn't even bother watching. Like Toru didn't even have the right coloring for her hairs/eyes and I felt like if they would give up on that most basic of details why bother with the rest of it? My disdain was relatively well-founded as I have found out over time from various people that it diverged from the Manga and was pretty different, but not in a good way. So having the new anime following the manga is just so much fun I love it!! It makes me want to read the manga again!

    I've also been keeping up with Demon Slayer. Really, this show is just so good god damn. The story is great so far and it takes its time but not in a bad way! I personally love the animation style and was shook that they have like fingernails and toenails?? So many anime and really a lot of shows just don't even add those kinds of details. I really enjoy the pacing and style of Demon Slayer, it's really a breath of fresh air for me in many ways. Plus the pure, loving relationship of the brother and sister is so sweet and not fucking disgusting like so many anime stray towards. I hope it stays that way.

    1 vote
  19. Comment on What are you doing this weekend? in ~talk

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    My mom and I MIGHT be going out in her new camper but she just got released from the hospital from some minor issues in regards to her weight-loss surgery so I'm not sure what she'll want to do...

    My mom and I MIGHT be going out in her new camper but she just got released from the hospital from some minor issues in regards to her weight-loss surgery so I'm not sure what she'll want to do with that. Otherwise I'm gonna watch some movies with popcorn, write and draw and hopefully hang out with my friend and draw lol

    1 vote