So, remember those packages I shipped out over the weekend? Well, the morning before I shipped them, I had PMed the person I was sending the body to, asking if the address in her PayPal account was right. I didn't hear back by noon, and that was one of the only times I was going to be able to get out of the house because of me being on the after-hours pager for work. So I went ahead and used that address. Well, I get a PM later that day saying that it isn't the correct address, that's her parents address, some 200 miles away from her. And I'm like....O_O....ummm.....what can I do? Cause there's nothing I can do at this point. The package is in the mail. I've offered to resend it should the package get sent back to me for any reason, but that's all I can do. I haven't heard back from her since I made that offer, which just makes me feel like an even bigger ass. I probably should have waited to hear back, but then I definitely wouldn't have been able to send it out, and I usually can't send out during the week, and I wont even be here this weekend to send it out then. So it would have had to wait an extra two weeks. I'm not sure what else I could have done. GAH...sometimes doing sales on DoA isn't worth it. Maybe I should keep sales local within the Dairyland community, that way I can always carry a doll directly to the person who buys it, since most people come to the major meet-ups. Me and shipping just do not get along...
In other news, I have wallpaper! I need to find time to try it out, which may not happen until next weekend, but at least I have some. Turns out Menards still carried the stuff, and they actually have a lot of fun patterns. Christina, my best friend that lives one floor down from me and Stella in our apartment complex, was pointing out all of the wallpapers she wanted in her house (ignoring the fact that she has no house, nor any intention to buy a house anytime soon...) I'll get more pictures when I get the wallpaper up. I need to do that, attach the door to one wall, add the "crown molding" (really pieces of wood that kinda look like crown molding), and then figure out how to do a staircase. I can probably get everything but the staircase done in one weekend if that's all I work on. So, not too bad. I just need to find the time (as always).
I also need to start packing for the trip this weekend. Boston is going to be fun!
I'm just going to pick up where I left off on this one, cause I don't want to make up 5 days worth of missed meme days right now T_T
Day 12 - In what story did you feel you did the best job of world building? Any side-notes on it you’d like to share?
Toy Soldiers was probably the biggest piece of world-building I have ever done. Its one of the only stories I have ever written about a world outside of our own (the only other being Yuni's original story, and as that was the second story I'd ever written, I was only learning about worldbuilding at the time). I really didn't give it much thought when I first started working on the story. I only had a vague idea of what the storyline was and where they were traveling when (there is a fair bit of traveling in this story). And then I ran across this crazy map builder software and started playing around with it. Before I knew it, I had created their country, and a few countries around them. And as I was defining little features of the countries, cultures and religions/beliefs started to work their way out of the woodwork based on the geography of the country. And the world building just took off from there. I wouldn't say that it was some amazing feat. I still have a lot to learn about it, and a lot of areas that I need to explore more, but it was the first time I had ever let something get that complex and I was really proud of the world that emerged from all of it!
Ahh, sorry for the 4 day hiatus. I was pretty much dead over the weekend, and yesterday at work was crazy busy so this is the first time I've had to really remember to write something! I started on my Living Room project. It is currently taking up a LOT of space in our real living room, and I really do need to figure out where to store it and how I can fold it down. I'll try and get progress pictures up tonight or tomorrow. It looks really good so far, but I haven't gotten very far yet. I was hoping to be farther by the end of the weekend, but I basically didn't do anything on Labor Day, so I lost a full day's worth of work! I have the box set up so that the walls and ceiling can come down whenever I want, and then I got the floors in. I've got a rudimentary door that isnt' installed yet, and I have an idea for how to make a doornob (I made two, but they were missing a keyhole, so I'm going to remake them). Now I need to get my hands on some wallpaper. I need to make a trip to Home Depot this weekend, hopefully. My best friend's birthday is this weekend, not to mention dance rehersal, so the weekend may be pretty busy. I will do my best!
In other news, Pandora is being really annoying today. It keeps stoping mid-song and changing to a new song...
Bah...so this weekend my roomates are both out of own. Stella's at a go-live. Christina's on a trip. I was planning on spending the day just working on my SD Living Room project, but I find that I'm bored to tears at the moment. I kinda want people around, but no one to go to. *sigh* Oh well...only have to do this for three days. I can survive that, right?
Still working on getting through this list of things, but we're getting further:
Take out Trash - Start Laundry
- Finish Laundry (Haven't gotten past the first load)
- Tidy up Living Room (No Change from last time...) - Pack up Sold Dolls to take to the post office tomorrow or Friday Saturday (I have addresses for everyone now, but actual packing needs to be done.
- Tidy up Bedroom
- Sales threads for old MSD clothes/chairs/props
- Clean Bathroom
- Buy Facial Scrub
- Fold Laundry
Okay, back to the Star Trek marathon and the hopefully distracting living room construction ^_^;;;