Tuesday, January 25, 2005

Nine days!

Nine days since the last entry, that is too long. But, that is what happens when one does not have internet access sometimes.

What have I been doing? Lots! Nothing exceedingly memorable, however. Gretchen and I are thinking about going on a cruse in the Caribbean for a vacation this May. I requested off for Shibaricon. I went sledding and was captured on the news, amazing that they were able to film it on account of my sled going so fast. But those corsairs’ corsairs over at the news can Pan and Tilt like you wouldn't believe. Dad is in town. Please don't judge him by this, but here it is anyway: JLuscher.com - I have his permission to put those pictures up. Besides it's his web site, he can take them down with a slash from his sword (AKA: FTP client).

6 comments:

defaultlisa said...

If there is a knot-tying seminar, you should take some notes and share info with people. It is so hard to find a happy medium between "oh, he got away (again)" and "hey, I think I'm going to need a knife over here!" I guess sailors and pirates learn all of this stuff about the knots, but I did not go to sailor/pirate school. However, I'm still considering the Privateer Certificate program at MATC-- don't know if it would be worth it just to learn to tie knots, though.

defaultlisa said...

For others who might be interested, MATC offers the Privateer Certificate in conjunction with UW Madison's International Business program. It's not listed in the departmental index at either institution, but the guidance counselors are fully aware of its existence.

mlitiagrl said...

Defaultlisa, you managed to inspire a desire in me to play a rope-bondage obssessed pirate D&D character. I do hope you're happy with yourself.

defaultlisa said...

Oh, excellent! You should use that idea in the next game that starts up. I have used rope a lot in D&D and am particularly pleased with the silk variety.

Aries 97 said...

Ah yes the tightness question. I know how to achieve the tightness that I desire, however it varies so much is the problem. The amount of blood flow that can get past a tie varies significantly because of muscle tone. A tie done on a relaxed muscle will be too tight, if the captive were.... ah... to Struggle!, yeah... I mean ARRGH! To fix that make sure they are struggling while you tie them, or just tell them to make a fist or whatever. The latest problem that I've encountered is limbs that loose circulation not because of the bindings placed on the person, but because of the position of the limbs themselves. The solution to this seems to be a program of strenuous exercise for the captive - which linguistically makes little sense - together with slightly more relaxed positions for the captive to be in. (Instead of elbows touching behind the back, leave an inch or two of room.)

If anyone would like a demonstration, or has questions feel free to give me a shout.

defaultlisa said...

A demo could very possibly be good. I am in the research phase of my captive-taking ventures. I have a captive in mind, though. That much is plotted out. The other details are a bit murky.

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