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elizabeth  ·  19 hours ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Showerthought: Being a Republican today is punk as fuck


Radical MAGA parties must be happening where young red-pillers boof vodka à la Kavanaugh while eating Tex-Mex.

elizabeth  ·  1 day ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: February 12, 2020

Making stamps seems super fun! What do you carve them in? Are you using any other tools than a simple xacto blade? I want to try too

Where is the link to HIV-1 in that study? All I got from it is that the virus likely came from bats, but I'm not very well versed in reading papers like this.

elizabeth  ·  19 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: January 29, 2020

Yes, he set me up with everything. All I had to do was show up and fire away. He said it was great relief to know I was there as a backup. Great fun!

elizabeth  ·  20 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: January 29, 2020

Last Thursday, we're having a potluck and I mention to my photographer friend I'm kind of broke and would love to help out for any gigs he has if he ever needs an assistant. So right away, he's like - come to this wedding on Saturday!

And that's how I ended up taking picture of this super sweet couple I never met while they had one of those progressive weddings. A speech from a poly partner, a super queer bridal party, an acknowledgement of the native land the ceremony is on (it's a thing that has picked up in Canada the past few years, i think they even say it in parlement now), I think i saw crystals somewhere. It was great! There were such heartfelt moments from the family and it really looked like everyone had lots of fun. Met a couple Burners from Toronto.

I learned a bunch about event photography, I think I took about 1000 pictures. I really don't think I could do it alone - I'm not skilled enough not to screw up getting a shot of that vital moment. But as a backup camera portraits spotting some spontaneous moments I feel like I did a good job. And I got 200$ out of a fun night. And as an extra bonus they served poutine at midnight which was just perfect.

elizabeth  ·  20 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: January 29, 2020

I will be around! YAY! MEETUP!

Let me know if you need a place to stay, we have a pretty comfy guest room. In any case, for sure we should go out for a drink, and I'll ping you if there are more fun stuff going on in the city during that time. How do you feel about horror theatre? Or projection mapping video-essays inside a dome?

I can also forward you my long list of montreal to-dos I usually send people after my tour. Just a bunch of restaurants, coffee shops etc.

elizabeth  ·  25 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Hubski Craft Fair v1.75 - January 24, 2020

    as an act of humility, they would always deliberately put in at least one flaw in their work.

I have heard this claim about Persian Rugs, and my google-fu does return some accounts under the name "Persian Flaw". But it also sounds like an urban legend type story to me.

elizabeth  ·  27 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: January 22, 2020

I don't do drugs. I am drugs.

elizabeth  ·  27 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: January 22, 2020

Out of the 3 cities mentioned, I’ve only been to Barcelona. I was 16ish, with my parents. So I didn’t experience any nightlife but found the city very vibrant. I was sad when we had to leave after only 4 days. Architecture there is top notch, food is great. I just felt a great energy there, the kind where you realize you’re in a big city, that doesn’t really sleep.

Rome has a terrible reputation, but so does Paris and people still enjoy their time there.

Madrid might be if a more manageable size if you are short on time. And it would be a more « Spanish » experience if that’s what you’re looking for.

elizabeth  ·  33 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Hubski Craft Fair v1.50 - January 16, 2020

Thanks! I've done some crochet before, but when it come to sewing I've never done much more than sewing on patches on a jacket. I feel with these kind of crafts, it's usually quite easy to be "acceptable" but then the gap until "good" is pretty big. Like how I think anyone can probably learn to knit in about an hour and then make a decent scarf. But would totally fuck up anything more complicated.

elizabeth  ·  33 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Hubski Craft Fair v1.50 - January 16, 2020

Finally started with the embroidery! I have a couple designs in mind, just need to buy the right color thread for it. For now, I haven't bothered looking up any tutorials or learning any fancy stitches, just winging it. I'll move up to fancier stuff in due time. I'm actually quite happy with the results!

But the back of my pieces are a TOTAL mess. Gotta work on that for sure.

elizabeth  ·  33 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: January 15, 2020

My vlogs were already on a bit of a backburner, but then my camera got stolen in Eindhoven and i lost half my african safari footage. And I can't really afford to buy new gear right now. It was a fun adventure and I learned a lot, but it wasn't really going anywhere anyway so I think it's time to move on to other things.

elizabeth  ·  34 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: January 15, 2020

We’re at about that time of year where my financial anxiety starts setting it. My only real/steadyish source of revenue are my tours in the summer (I’ve tried giving them in winter, but it’s proving to be not viable). So when in January I have nothing to do, and my bank account starts slowing draining it always makes me question my life decisions. Because there is no real guarantee the tours will pick back up well in the summer. And it’s not really a lifelong career so I really should be looking for something else in the meantime.

It’s a bit annoying that I come to this place every year. And then loop thought the same thoughts again.

- what’s an easy money business I should start now?

- maybe I should start applying for jobs?

- what am I actually good at and could be a valuable skill for someone to hire me for?

- fuck this, it would be cheaper to go live in Asia, travel or something for the winter maybe?

- feeling unproductive and lazing around on the couch self-loathingly

- volunteering at various places so I feel less like a lazy fuck

I feel I’ve been coping a bit better than usual this year with the precious plastic project - but there is no financial gain in sight. I’ve probably volunteered hundreds of hours on passion projects this year, and i love it. But sometimes I wish I could do that without being stressed about paying my bills.

And I feel like my parents are judging me a little right now for not having a game plan :( i know they love me, but i feel like a disappointment when every time I see them I just get grilled on what I’m doing and my mom tries to convince me to go get a masters degree in something (anything).

elizabeth  ·  39 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: January 8, 2020

A rage quit followed by an apology is basically a Hubski staple at this point. Almost a rite of passage. I feel as long as lessons are learned in earnest, we can move past things. I like having you around here, I’m glad you didn’t just disappear into the abyss of the internet!

elizabeth  ·  40 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: January 8, 2020

this comment just gave me a flashback to 8bits mini-novella... we've seen some cool peeps pass through this corner of the web!

elizabeth  ·  40 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: January 8, 2020

Hahah i had the same reaction when I found out about this project, which is why I jumped on the opportunity to go to Eindhoven to volunteer for them. It’s super cool and inspiring. And setting up a workspace at the maker space my burner friends just started is the dream. But the local faction of precious plastic is less enthused. I’ll see if I can push them in the direction that feels right to me.

A a caveat, I think very few people have managed to build a successful business out of building products - because it’s labour intensive and the techniques are still rough. The products don’t feel « expensive ». But that’s mostly because it’s quite a new craft imo. And I’ve seen some beautiful transparent sheets from the sheet press that look way cooler than stained glass.

elizabeth  ·  41 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: January 8, 2020

The new version of the Precious Plastic Machines went live yesterday, along with the new website and all that jazz: https://preciousplastic.com/

My face is on that front page!

It was a super fun project to get involved in, and now we're trying to get a similar thing off the ground here in Montreal. I'm hopeful, but the team seems a little unfocused? Lot of people, ideas and goodwill but not so much concrete direction, actions and skills. It's at times like this I wish I had a little more technical skills in the workshop to advance things. Because I'm doing what I can in the planning, business, social media etc but without the working machines it's all moot. And all the current machines we have are broken/disassembled. It's also a bit frustrating how there seems to be a lot of planning about setting things up "properly". For example there is pushback against setting up in a makerspace because they will take a percentage off revenue from classes we might give as opposed to no classes because we don't really have a space right now.

I'm learning a lot about setting up a non-profit, with bylaws and all that. And I don't really have anything else going on anyway so no harm no foul. I'll give it my all, and if it ends up being a bust I can always jump ship and try starting it on my own with a couple competent people. I just figured it might be easier to join an existing team vs starting my own project like I usually do. We'll see!

elizabeth  ·  45 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: "If Hell had a Cheesecake Factory" - Dr. Phil's house is for sale

I hate to admit it but some of the art in there is pretty dope. Is that a sticky peaches in the living room?

elizabeth  ·  46 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Hubski Craft Fair v1.0 - January 2, 2020 (FINISHED)

It is crochet! I find it actually really forgiving for mistakes

elizabeth  ·  46 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Hubski Craft Fair v1.0 - January 2, 2020 (FINISHED)   ·  

Didn’t find the motivation to go buy supplies for the embroidery stuff I want to make yet. But in the meantime, I’ve finished this octopus I started more than a year ago. I abandoned the project halfway because I thought I needed to go buy filling for it. But I realized I could just gut an old pillow and complete the project! I’m happy with how it turned out.