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sinituulia

@sinituulia@eldritch.cafe

She/her. Art, TTRPGs, people, history, science, human rights, sustainability & nature fan, serial perfectionist. Hippie goth, gray ace gay, cat mom. Chronically ill, disabled, ND. Traditional media artist, dressmaker, crafter, photographer. Handwriting enthusiast.

Profile photo description: Photo portrait of a bony white woman with shaved brown hair and ice blue eyes, wearing chunky glasses, red lipstick, dangly earrings with cartoon guillotines and a simple black dress.

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sinituulia, to random
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Slept like ass, feel terrible, everything hurts. The Finnish nightless nights or whatever it's called is wild because while the sun theoretically drops below the horizon it doesn't actually get dark at all! What an entirely normal thing to live with!

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The reverse is also true. In the winter, instead of missing the three hour window of slightly more dark to fall asleep in, you're trying to hit the brief window of there being sunlight at all! A normal country!

sinituulia, to FiberArts
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The finished Cat Quilt! Mom likes it and was also very taken with the little tote I made her. "I'm going to take it to yoga, they're going to think it's so cute."
Her comment after laying it out to take these photos was that it's huge! Yes, mum, that's why it took me about three times as long as I thought it would. 😆
But it's done and where it belongs now!

#Quilting #Sewing

Side view of the same, to show the edge that slopes off the bed edge. There are satisfyingly meeting corners and a bit of whimsical staggering of the blocks. There is dark blue sashing that ties it all together like frames in an album.

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Oh, I super forgot to take photos of the rest of them, but each of the bigger cat blocks I top stitched following the sort of "language" used in the images. This one got triangular shapes, the siamese looking one got curved long lines, the black cat got diagonal lines and the Rownd cat I just fully went around in a spiral!

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@msquebanh Thank you! It absolutely did not go the way I intended, but it turned out nice and most importantly mum likes it!

sinituulia, to Cats
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He is a cat and uses furniture and appliances as he pleases!

sinituulia, to random
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sinituulia, to FiberArts
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sinituulia, to random
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Hey. Esteemed masculine internet stranger. Apropos of nothing:

Put on makeup sometimes, or ask somebody to put it on you! There are high chances it will make you feel great and/or make you look rad, beautiful or well rested! It's great, if you want to!

sinituulia,
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This post brought to you by me seeing makeup on a dude I don't usually see it on, and he looks AMAZING. And honestly even if you never wanted to go for eyeliner or anything, a nice tinted moisturiser or under eye concealer is kind of amazing.
My eyes prohibit the use of eyeshadow or mascara these days, and I'm too lazy to put on anything most days, but you can pry under eye concealer out of my cold dead hands. 😶

sinituulia,
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@MsHearthWitch Oh, I used to keep up to date on stuff but now know absolutely nothing about current products! I mostly go for weird expensive hippie brands, which are not affordable if you actually use a lot of them!
The selection is probably different everywhere, and the best way to find one that suits is to go and put some of a tester on your actual (inside of forearm) skin so regrettably I cannot be of much help. 😅

sinituulia, to random
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I have washed, shortened and put up four curtains, vacuumed, cleaned a window and tidied up a bunch of random shit. I feel like I deserve a treat but am not in possession of any and cannot justify the purchase of some pretty plates and bowls just because I want a treat! Fuck!

sinituulia, to random
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Oh! Just remembered the dream I had.

Great strides had been made in perfecting plastic, oil and toxic waste recycling. A machine had been created! All you had to do was input whatever into a large hopper, no sorting required. Solids, liquids. The end product out the other end was stable carbon, water and trace amounts of minerals. That is to say: Turtles. Just hordes and hordes of turtles, alive and well, in every species, hurtling out of a hopper! 🐢

Environmental experts felt conflicted.

sinituulia,
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On one hand, you could now fairly safely get rid of extremely dangerous compounds and toxic waste, remove fuck-tonnes of plastic out of the environment, trash could be a thing of the past! Nuclear energy would be cleaner!
But on the other hand, you'd either end up with an apocalyptic amount of possibly invasive turtles everywhere or would have to live with the ethics of engaging just in a whole lot of turtle capture and eating, which animal advocates were pretty upset about.

sinituulia,
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Imagine: A nervous but giddy and proud team of scientists and engineers in white coats, overalls and with the core team having the Expert Habitus of being absolutely wrecked on little sleep and personal care, standing there about to present their invention. They stuff bales and bales of plastic, cardboard and a container of used cooking oil into this big machine. There is a slight churning noise.
And then a swarm of colourful turtles crawling out! Silence. First stunned, then thoughtful.

sinituulia,
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@TheOtterDragon YES! Just returning the universe to its natural state of turtles!

sinituulia, to random
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I have, as on many mornings, woken up first to a number of cat crimes. Somebody trying to get a crisp packet out of the trash. Experimentally nibbling a light switch. Trying to drop my glasses to the floor.
And then, once they figure out I'm half awake, two or more of the boys come to wake me up being so incredibly sweet. Gently licking my head, giving each other headbutt hugs while lounging on me, just generally being very cute.
I think the bastards know I'll forgive almost anything they do 😶

sinituulia, to random
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Reminded of this feature of Roman architecture, and 1700s European milk parlour or cheese house architecture that I vaguely recall and am too tired to currently re-look into: The Roman villas would have an open air room inside the walls of the house, shaded by overhanging roofs, and there would also be pools of water. The combination of circulation, shade and water evaporation would keep it one of the coolest rooms in the building.
(Vague recollections, please link a good article if handy!)

sinituulia,
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The milk parlours on the other hand would have a porous tile floor, with either brick, ceramics or stone, and in addition to having a through-draft and shade, they'd splash small amounts of water on the tile floor, and it would drop the ambient temperature several degrees as needed. Both of these were of course buildings much much different than what people live in today, but just idly thinking about how very very effective something so relatively simple was in areas with reasonable humidity.

sinituulia,
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@Dangerous_beans I'm less familiar with the region, but yeah! Also those cooling tower structures, where the winds hits it and physics does physics, so the hot air goes up and is then carried away. Or something like it.
I think traditional Japanese houses also have a high space in one bit of the house to allow the same thing to happen and keep people comfortable inside, just with a different type of shape and airflow?

sinituulia,
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@saruwine Oh heck, I'd forgotten about the lighting and the rainwater collection aspect!
Many things can be said about the Romans but damn could they build stuff with very limited tools and not a lot of modern science. 😶

sinituulia,
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@sewblue I don't know how it works over there, but here you kind of... Gather the general knowledge as you work, so somebody who's lived in the area and worked for 50 years already knows how things settle from that 50 years, what worked and what didn't. Add in generational knowledge and you'd think that regions inhabited by indigenous populations since forever and white since the 1600s... Would have some idea about what works for that area!
Of course it depends if the people doing the work know, you see so much of "unqualified person did a slapdash job for cheap" or "somebody did their best" or "somebody used modern tools to do a historically valid job, but worse" but the general knowledge is there.

I don't know if it's the culture or what, and every new settler doing whatever, but you'd think people knew better?

sinituulia, to random
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The conflicting desires to wear something very comfortable versus feeling good and confident because you look sharp

sinituulia, to Cats
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In further cat news: When Pörri sleeps with his eyes closed, his facial structure makes him look like he's smiling.

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sinituulia,
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@Triffen Everybody who owns a balcony is allowed to glaze it, but usually it happens where a company makes an offer for the whole building at once, so they all look similar on one building! The outside of the apartments technically belongs to the building and is decided on by the association of the building owners (often people who live there).
Most of them are a sort of white and gray, presumably because that's the cheapest and most available material and it doesn't need to get repainted or anything, just maybe gets pressure-washed or re-plastered once per decade or so. I've seen it done only once ever and the building codes are pretty strict!

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