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1  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Re: Fictional time capsules and historical diaries on: July 13, 2017 05:45:24 AM
This sounds like a super fun idea! I've been trying to get past some writer's block and this is totally inspirational!
2  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Re: Hoop Swap! (Not what you're thinking..read on.) on: July 13, 2017 05:43:48 AM
Would your partner send you the design they want as well? I'd be nervous of trying to follow a pattern someone else chose due to my somewhat shaky embroidery skills.
3  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Re: Writing Magic - Nanowrimo 2017 on: July 10, 2017 06:39:35 AM
Sounds good to me. Wouldn't necessarily need to be Nano-specific. Encouragement to write all the time is welcome!
4  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Feminism & Diversity Swap (SU Ends June 6th; SO July 12th) on: July 04, 2017 06:24:56 AM

Do you know what I hate the most about our current situation politically?  Even tho' I know darn well that I should be focusing on policy issues, I can't help getting upset about all the undignified tweets our so-called Commander-in-chief keeps spewing from the White House bathroom at all hours of the night.  How his supporters can keep defending his bile is beyond me!  Argh!  So frustrating.  We really need to keep calling our local representatives and let them know of our resistance to Drumpf's policies, be they healthcare related, environmental, immigration or one of the many, many other issues that are so important.  Let's make sure they know what our future votes will depend on!!!!!!  I keep reading about how the right wing has been manning the phones incessantly lately and I hate the thought that liberals have become so complacent (which I'll admit to being guilty of sometimes since I live in a very liberal state!).  Call!  Write!  Petition!  <Sorry, once I get started, I just jump onto pulpits and have a hard time shutting up.  I'll calm down a bit now.>

I've been wondering if the tweets aren't the most brilliant distraction tactic ever. Everyone is so busy reacting to another idiotic tweet from the White House toilet that they aren't paying attention to what's actually being done. (Which may or may not be nothing.)
5  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Re: Adult/Craft Merit Badges on: June 29, 2017 09:39:40 AM
i looked at the Craftster Scouts list of badges. Turns out you can't get them all. One of them is impossible: Knitting in an Inappropriate Place.

That place doesn't exist. Therefore, achieving it is impossible.  Wink
6  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Feminism & Diversity Swap (SU Ends June 6th; SO July 12th) on: June 28, 2017 08:45:46 AM
I attended Pride in Toronto this weekend, and participated in a research study while I was there. Science students from the University of Michigan were scanning people's hands and taking saliva samples for genetic evaluation. From what they said, someone's natural sexual orientation can be determined by the relationship between the lengths of their first and ring finger (or so they were trying to prove). There was a questionnaire to fill out as well, which was a bit tricky. Things about how many cousins of each gender there are on both the maternal and paternal side of the family, what orientation those people are, etc. One of my uncles had 12 kids and if any of them were queer, they certainly weren't going to be out!

Interesting for this group- apparently there's also a connection between orientation/gender identity and creativity/"flexible working intelligence" (whatever that means!).

For those who were wondering: in women, if your ring finger is longer than your first finger you are more likely to be gay, have a predisposition towards traditionally "masculine" interests such as working with your hands and sadly (literally) towards depression/anxiety disorders.

All of this lead me to wonder if this research would lend credence to the argument (for the icky kind of fundy christians) that if there's a genetic basis for queer identity/expression and it's intrinsic rather than learned, then God made them that way for a reason. Which is to say, gay is part of the Plan and you have no right to persecute people for being a different part of god's plan than you!
7  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Re: Fluttering wings... on: June 26, 2017 09:03:27 AM
Those are so beautiful! I love the textures you got out of the watercolour paper.
8  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Feminism & Diversity Swap (SU Ends June 6th; SO July 12th) on: May 26, 2017 06:29:58 AM
Great blog post, coycasket!
9  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Re: Another Goth inspired Swap on: April 19, 2017 05:45:45 AM
I'd be down for it, as long as it's open after I come back from my road trip.  So, after May 1st Smiley

Ooh, road trips are great! Where are you going?
10  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Vikings, Pirates, & Ninjas Swap Rd 2 GALLERY on: April 17, 2017 05:57:02 AM
Those Princess Bride items are wonderful! I'm pinning the wire cursive right now!
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