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Kitsune Den



Posted by Kayru , May 23 2014 · 177 views

I've been working at PNNL (Pacific NW National Laboratory) for two years now as an intern and a post-Bac, which are both temp positions... and now I've been hired permanently. Basically I'll be doing the same thing (web design/development), just with more security.
ALSO - wooooo cheap benefits and a significant raise!
I decided I'm going to celebrate by dyeing my hair.
BUT, I'm going to be dressed as Mad Unikitty at BrickFair VA, which is in just over two months... and the colors I'm looking to get won't go with her at all.
Should I see if I can do a temp dye over my permanent one for that weekend, or get a wig? Thoughts?
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MOCs, Assassins, and Emerald City Comicon

Posted by Kayru , Apr 15 2014 · 138 views

So, Emerald City Comicon was AWESOME. I would've posted about it sooner, but I have been stupid busy with personal stuff lately. Also I was hoping to have some detail shots of what I'm about to show you, but meh. Can't wait forever.
SO! I decided to go as a steampunk assassin (a la Assassin's Creed). Given the time crunch, I didn't have time to do everything I was hoping to, but I'm at least happy with what I had.
You'll notice some Bionicle MOCs implemented, which is why I find this relevant to BZP... :b I was in a hurry to finish those parts of the outfit, and decided Bionicle/Technic was the easiest way to have more gears and wires implemented into the costume.
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Those hidden blades were VERY hairtrigger, so I only wore them for one of the two days I dressed up. Oh well, that's what I get for making them in a half hour the night before leaving. XD
Everything was loads of fun! I enjoyed pretending to be an assassin, hehehe~
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Met some awesome people with VERY cool cosplays, including a fairly well-known cosplayer I follow on dA, so that was awesome.
I also got LOADS OF STUFF. Including my Lego name bricks signed by Carlos D'Anda, and a signed print from Stuart Sayger.
And all this delicious goodness:
Heartless shirt, doge shirt, a LoZ shirt (angry chibi Link saying "call me Zelda ONE more time!"), a dice bag, an Edward Kenway figure, a LoL key ring (gift), a card game (gift), a Wacom stylus, a Lego dog and turtle, a Zora's Sapphire necklace, Portal socks, two Romantically Apocalyptic postcards, two signed Chasing Artwork prints, a dragon wool-felting kit, a Hyrule Historia book, a TARDIS card (gift), a signed book from The Oatmeal, and a Lego Hobbit set I already built.
(I have a picture of all of these, but I figured I've shared enough photos for one day... XD)
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Lesson #1 from Bricks Cascade

Posted by Kayru , Mar 09 2014 · 214 views

No one tells Pat what to do.
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Event gallery
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D&D results

Posted by Kayru , Feb 26 2014 · 122 views

I found this interesting, given I'm actually currently playing my first D&D game as a half-elf true-neutral rogue.
Note it picked me as human, but I tied between human and half-elf.
Chaotic neutral I can get... sort of. XD I probably just got cleric because I'm religious and there were a lot of questions about that.
  You Are A:
Chaotic Neutral Human Cleric (4th Level)

Ability Scores:
Strength- 11
Dexterity- 14
Constitution- 12
Intelligence- 17
Wisdom- 15
Charisma- 16

Chaotic Neutral- A chaotic neutral character follows his whims. He is an individualist first and last. He values his own liberty but doesn't strive to protect others' freedom. He avoids authority, resents restrictions, and challenges traditions. A chaotic neutral character does not intentionally disrupt organizations as part of a campaign of anarchy. To do so, he would have to be motivated either by good (and a desire to liberate others) or evil (and a desire to make those different from himself suffer). A chaotic neutral character may be unpredictable, but his behavior is not totally random. He is not as likely to jump off a bridge as to cross it. Chaotic neutral is the best alignment you can be because it represents true freedom from both society's restrictions and a do-gooder's zeal. However, chaotic neutral can be a dangerous alignment when it seeks to eliminate all authority, harmony, and order in society.

Humans are the most adaptable of the common races. Short generations and a penchant for migration and conquest have made them physically diverse as well. Humans are often unorthodox in their dress, sporting unusual hairstyles, fanciful clothes, tattoos, and the like.

Clerics- Clerics act as intermediaries between the earthly and the divine (or infernal) worlds. A good cleric helps those in need, while an evil cleric seeks to spread his patron's vision of evil across the world. All clerics can heal wounds and bring people back from the brink of death, and powerful clerics can even raise the dead. Likewise, all clerics have authority over undead creatures, and they can turn away or even destroy these creatures. Clerics are trained in the use of simple weapons, and can use all forms of armor and shields without penalty, since armor does not interfere with the casting of divine spells. In addition to his normal complement of spells, every cleric chooses to focus on two of his deity's domains. These domains grants the cleric special powers, and give him access to spells that he might otherwise never learn. A cleric's Wisdom score should be high, since this determines the maximum spell level that he can cast.
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Buying used Bionicle: a theory

Posted by Kayru , Feb 18 2014 · 152 views

If someone advertises that they are selling "Bionicles", it's probably a really, really good deal.
I just got like.... $80 worth of sets, masks and parts from a kid off Craigslist for $25. Yesssssssss
Also I just went to a local convention (RadCon) and made a tail. Wore it with my steampunk stuff BECAUSE REASONS.
It was fun. There were a surprising number of fursuiters (I live in a pretty medium-size town, not a whole lot of strangeness), some of which were dancing at the rave, which is insane and I give them enormous props.


The Lego Movie, and being the biggest nerd there

Posted by Kayru , Feb 07 2014 · 149 views

So I went to see the premiere last night... It was kind of nice having the theater pretty empty, because 1) it's a Thursday and 2) ZOMG BLIZZARD. I had to wear my BZPower shirt just because (photo pending), and with that and my Lego phone case, I felt pretty awesome.
EEEEVERYTHING IS AWESOOOOO-- oh, sorry. I think that's kind of ingrained in my head now.
So. What did I think of it? In short, it was absolutely everything I was hoping for and more.
The humor is FANTASTIC. Maybe it was part of the hype I had about the movie, but I was seriously laughing like a crazy person through most of the movie. I like comedic timing and awkward pauses/movements, so this was right up my alley. They did everything so well. It's a movie that you'll enjoy even if you aren't a Lego fan, and it has so many references and nods to every marketing niche Lego has, it's absolutely fantastic. (Note: if you're actually employed by Lego builders *cough cough Swert*, it may feel a bit like you're being attacked near the end. I know with the way some adult hobbyists are, the last area of the movie can be a little uncomfortable. BUT, I think it can be taken with a grain of salt, and overall it doesn't make it any less enjoyable.)
Maybe I was unreasonably excited and had rose-colored glasses on, but honestly I can find so little negative to say about it. Maybe the only thing I can say in this section would be how it began - it was abrupt and unceremonious, and it took me a minute or two to get into. But once I did, I loved the whole ride.
Now to those who have seen it...

Seriously guys, go see it. And get anyone you can to go see it with you. I really do think it's a great movie for all types.


Emerald City Comicon

Posted by Kayru , Jan 20 2014 · 124 views

It's coming up soon (March 28-30, Seattle)... anyone going?
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Wishing everyone well

Posted by Kayru , Dec 23 2013 · 107 views
Christmas, holidays
I made a thing. On a post-it note. Because everyone at work except me is gone. D;
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I decided erasers are for the week, so I just rolled with however it came out. meh.
But honestly, however you spend this week, I hope it's lovely and full of good memories and stuff and things.
Insert other sentiments here.
Yep, I'm sleep deprived. Have a lovely week, all!
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Elder Scrolls Online beta testing

Posted by Kayru , Nov 22 2013 · 189 views

Anyone else testing this weekend? My username is kayrukitsune.
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I did a thing

Posted by Kayru , Nov 12 2013 · 169 views

So... unbeknownst to me, apparently there are actually interesting things that happen on my side of the state.
I was asked to be part of a fashion show to help a friend show some stuff I'd bought from her... it turned out to be a steampunk/Victorian variety show. It was really, really awesome. And surprisingly I didn't have to drive 4 hours to go to it.
So yeah. I did a thing.
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I'm kinda sad because there's a neckpiece to the jacket top that's missing, so I couldn't wear it all. Works OK without it though.
I wish I'd actually known someone in the crowd, so they could've recorded the whole thing. I was in a group of about a dozen people, and there was another fashion group, and a nerd improv group, and a music group... Oh well, it was really neat to see even just behind the scenes.
Hopefully more interesting things happen nearby. We have far too many nerds around to NOT do cool stuff.
Unrelated: I just spent a half hour snickering at Craigslist m4w ads. I am a terribru person. Thought about posting something but what's the point?
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