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elizabeth  ·  1 day ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Hubski Craft Fair v0.25 - December 10, 2019 (WIP)

I went to the national portrait gallery for their weekly drawing night - the focus was on drawing figures. I haven’t drawn in years, but this was lots of fun. There were insanely talented people there. Being in the museum, quietly scribbling was super relaxing. And having guidance at the start, having a look at other people’s work with little comments about what they did right made all the difference.

I’ve bought a tiny notebook I carry around, scribbling notes and drawings. I don’t know why I’ve had the urge to write stuff down recently, but I figured I’ll embrace it and see if it sticks!

But I can’t wait to get home where all my stuff is so I can start actually crafting. Like I mentioned before, I’ve been wanting to try embroidery and I have a patch idea in mind now! Will post on here once I start :)

elizabeth  ·  1 day ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: December 11, 2019

Still hanging in London! So far, I’ve been to the Tate modern, a free drawing event at the national portrait gallery, the V&A, a Christmas Choir where we drank mulled cider and ate mince pie, dinner with my sister’s in-laws at a private club, Winter Wonderland, a Sofar concert, a couple British pubs and a shady techno club.

I’m not sure I get the hype about private clubs. Apparently they closed the waiting list since it’s 15+ years old. It has lots of gym-like amenities, a pool and clubs like embroidery and backgammon. The grounds are nice too. But if feels like a cross between a retirement home and a YMCA. I get why people want to go/belong in theory, but thank god it’s not a world I need to engage in on a regular basis. The judgy questions about my future plans during lunch didn’t help I guess. Or being lectured on the importance of tradition. And comments about how Canada doesn’t have much to offer beyond nature - how all culture is in Europe. I’m happy they are not MY in laws...

Also got locked into my friends apartment all day yesterday so that day was a wash. Had to call up my other friend to come liberate me by throwing her my keys out the window and her coming up for me. Felt like a princess in a high tower!

I might go to an election rave tonight: I have no idea what to expect but whatever. I bet it’s going to be fun :)

elizabeth  ·  8 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: December 4, 2019

Yes! The Tate was the first place I went to - I even saw a Klein blue, but the reflective plexiglass over it kind of spoiled the experience. All the other stuff was great. I wish I wasn’t broke and could afford going to all the paid expos there - but 3 x 20£ is a lot. The barbican, The portrait gallery and the V&A are on my list. Ill have to look up what’s going on at the globe theater :)

elizabeth  ·  8 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: December 4, 2019

Hanging out in London! I might have overshot by planning to be here for 2 weeks, but hopefully I’ll find enough stuff to do. I have lots of friends here, but they all have jobs so I have my days free. Planning to hit up some museums to pass the time.

elizabeth  ·  12 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Post-Thanksgiving Writing Prompt


elizabeth  ·  13 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Post-Thanksgiving Writing Prompt

Love the premise! I'm not one with much writing tallent, or any ideas for that matter but I would love to read the continuation.

elizabeth  ·  13 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: November 27, 2019

    r/relationships and r/AmITheAsshole shitposts

i feel personally attacked.

I don't think I've ever skipped a family event due to being hungover, but I did puke at my parents house a couple month ago, after my sisters bachelorette. My mom gave me some alkazerser, and didn't even make any passive agressive comments! I felt like a teenager.

Congrats on the singledom! I find with being single comes a lot of freedom :)

elizabeth  ·  14 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 'It's cool now': why Dungeons & Dragons is casting its spell again

    the game will replace the traditional poker night as a venue for American adults to socialise.

Probably! I've never played myself, but i see it being more and more common around me. Game nights in general too.

    Jane Douglas has called it “improv theatre for nerds”.

But is Improv not already considered nerdy?

I love seeing how subcultures intersect, sometimes in surprising ways :) Or maybe it's just that the people around me have their toes dipped in many subcultures at once - it's hard to tell.

elizabeth  ·  17 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: November 27, 2019

I decided to stop being a stubborn dumb fuck and just go to London. Literally 3 people that were my closest friends at some point in my life live there now. I almost feel like the recipient of a weird curse where I make a close friend, bond and hang out for about 2 years, and then they inevitably move to London. I have 9 people on my "to see" list. And I had multiple offers of free accommodation, without even asking. Better than going to Berlin (even if I like the city more, they have Club Mate and awesome affordable food and fun parties). Got my plane ticket for next Monday and I'm super exited about this!

Made a short trip to Antwerp this Sunday to hang out with my friend from Montreal that's in Europe for a work thing this month. It was a great day, walking around and talking - kind of felt like Before Sunrise in a way. And it was nice being around someone that knows me. Being around new people all the times makes every conversation heavy with context setting for a while. I've really had nothing but really great and deep conversations about literally anything with her. She's super knowledgeable, smart, has interesting thoughts and ideas... while being the biggest messy explosion externally. I think it's her second time this year losing her passport, and she gets lost literally anywhere. But i'm not much better. I've washed my passport once this year and missed my bus to see her in Antwerp (but the bus driver let me hop on the next bus for free and we had a nice chat about his experience as a Moroccan living in Belgium). Maybe that's why we get along so well.

elizabeth  ·  22 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: November 20, 2019

Yeah, if stay in the area Rotterdam and Maastricht are on my list for sure! Maybe a quick visit to Brussels too.

elizabeth  ·  23 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: November 20, 2019

I was there in not winter some years ago and Bucharest was really cool. But my most memorable moments there were due to the people hosting us on couchsurfing being some super cool street artists that took us with them when they went to do some graffiti at this abandoned place. The south-eastern part of europe holds a special place in my heart - it was my first real travel experience without my parents and we hitchhiked with my boyfriend across many countries. And how affordable it is is a nice bonus.

elizabeth  ·  23 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: November 20, 2019

Tried embroidery recently and I’m really liking it. I think I’m going to invest in some supplies when I go back home and come up with some cool designs to make!

Will update on a crafts thread if there is one :)

elizabeth  ·  23 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: November 20, 2019

In about 10 days, I'll be done with the plastic project i've been helping on and I'll have about 2 week of free time in europe. Right now, I have exactly zero plans. I really don't want to spend much money and hostels are kind of expensive in northern europe, so wherever i find a free place to crash is top of the list. Thinking of exploring around Belgium/Netherlands/Germany? Really drawn to Berlin, as usual. But maybe i'll cave and go to the UK. I don't really like London honestly, but I know so many people there I might suck up my dislike of the city in favour of seing some friends.

Maybe I'm just in a crappy mood today, but the prospect of going through a touristy checklist of sights in the cold and without much budget sounds really unappealing right now. I need to find some purpose or direction to make this travel time more enjoyable.

elizabeth  ·  25 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 357th Weekly "Share Some Music You've Been Into Lately"

I'm not one to usually listen to a lot of music. My boyfriend's a big music geek, so there is usually something playing. And he's good at finding stuff fitting the mood. Being away has made me realize how even if I don't pay much attention, it's become part of my background habits, and I really started missing it.

I think he was quite happy when I asked him to send me the mixes he plays the most :) Converting me into a music lover has been an almost decade long challenge for him. I'm only this year truly turning around. I guess don't get to say "I don't really like music" anymore!

Here's the latest track he sent :)

elizabeth  ·  25 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 357th Weekly "Share Some Music You've Been Into Lately"

We have her latest album on vinyl, and the bass is seriously PUMPING once you put it on some nice speakers. I really like that record, some of her less famous songs are great too.

elizabeth  ·  29 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: November 13, 2019

What a crazy week it's been! Thursday we drove out to Belgium, ate a massive plate of skinny fries and camped out in a field. We made a big fire, heated some rocks and built an improvised sauna inside a sprinter van. Also baked some bread on a stick by the campfire - first time I've heard of this and it's way better than marshmallows. It was awesome!

Sunday I made it out to the Dutch Burning Man decomp, and it was also sick! Awesome day program with super insightful talks and workshops. Great laser and fire show outside. Crazy amount of stages and soundscapes and performances. Kept going all night and took the bus back home to Eindhoven the next morning at 9am. Kept up the energy by drinking Mate. I wish this drink was more popular back home, it's the best. Tastes delicious, it's not too sugary and the cafeine really keeps you energized.

Was struggling with buggy software and had trouble with the final video exports i've been working on. And just in time Adobe emailed me with a free one week trial of Premiere and company. Goddam is stuff easier when you're not macgyvering some old hacked versions by changing version names in text edit files and constantly re-linking media. Cranked that shit out in a day! And exported it all too, since media encoder actually worked.

Yesterday we had a whole day cleaning out the houses we've been living in. It was hard work, lots of dumpster runs but we really made good progress. And to cap the night, Alejandro the Mexican Badass build a temazcal out of scraps in the backyard - so it was sauna round 2! He led the whole thing, in a traditional Mexican way and we did some singing and sharing in the steam. I'm going to miss this little weird community we have going here in the Netherlands.

Sometimes, I wonder what have I done to be so lucky and to always be surrounded by such amazing people. Also, sometimes I dread the future because it's hard to imagine life can be that good all the time. I fear some hard times will come eventually, and I hope I'm ready to face them.

elizabeth  ·  29 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: November 13, 2019

Eii look who's back! Thanks for stopping by :)

elizabeth  ·  31 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Trail Racing in Bhutan

I don't know much about racing, but I've been at altitude for the first time this spring and it was surprising how much it affected me! I can't imagine doing something that challenging! Props.

elizabeth  ·  32 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Ask Hubski: What Book (or Books) Changed Your Life, and Why?

My angsty teenage self really liked Camu's l'etranger.

I don't know how much I would like the book today, but I still find Nihilism a strangely comforting philosophy.

elizabeth  ·  39 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Crime in my neighborhood

It sounds really similar to the young kids stealing cars in Florida, going on joy rides: https://projects.tampabay.com/projects/2017/investigations/florida-pinellas-auto-theft-kids-hot-wheels/

It's almost like in the system we live in, those behaviours are just bound to happen in metropolitan areas. And there doesn't seem to be any simple solutions :(

elizabeth  ·  40 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The Memelord in his Labyrinth

I really like watching John/Hank Green transitioning out of their YouTube heydays.

They were amongst the first to “make it” on the platform, and have since started so many projects (to various success levels) since.

elizabeth  ·  40 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Ленинград — Кольщик (Leningrad - Kolshik)

Once you can sing  “хуй хуй“ you’re 80% there when it come to speaking russian.

I love Leningrad, it reminds me of a great period of my life 7-5 years ago. Had some wild drunken times in the woods, dancing on top of cars, singing those songs.

elizabeth  ·  40 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Ленинград — Кольщик (Leningrad - Kolshik)

So we’re starting a russian music thread!? I’ve got this!