Starfish from Lost Ocean

Inbetween being sick again, raiding in wow and general things in life I haven’t had much time left for the little things that tends to give me a little bit of peace and quiet. But the other weekend I decided to get at least one page done in one of my books by Johanna Basford. Currently I only own three of them, like enchanted garden, secret forest and lost ocean.
I have yet to purchase the jungle themed and the christmas themed, but I suspect I might at some point. Most of my bookmoney ends up being spent on embroidery books anyway.

The weekend of colouring whenever I could gave me some peace and quiet, and probably allowed me to stress down enough to get better as well. And sadly there was nothing good on tv.

Fallout Shelter (on pc) vs. me

For the last couple of days I’ve been playing a lot of Fallout Shelter. I decided to install it on my pc as I wanted more control of my movements and because my cellphone struggles to run the game without much hiccup.

The first thing I decided to do is test out the breeding aspect of it all. This is due to a spur of defiance because of a tweet from Anita Sarkeesian about how

The pregnancy mechanics in Fallout Shelter are super troubling. The primary way to progress is to impregnate as many women as possible.

Well, you need to repopulate the world again, what other options are there to do so without good oldfashioned reproduction? If we’re going to have a proper discussion about the potential sexism in this game can we at least focus on the right part of the game that’s troublesome?

The reproduction is NOT the problem. Me being able to put a Professor’s outfit on males ONLY is however something that DID strike me as slightly odd. Or how the “sports fan” uniform was only for males. Women can be just as weird about sports like a man, and play about every single form of sport that also men play. Except for Turkish wrestling… for a reason obviously.

So why nothing was mentioned in any form that certain apparel was MALE ONLY and related to high ranking stats and positions which is indeed sexist is just beyond me. But like most things (if not all) when it comes to Anita Sarkeesian, she doesn’t really know what the f she’s talking about because she doesn’t actually play any of the games she comments on.

But I digress.

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My first actions consisted of making sure I had the basic room setups like water, power, food and living quarters. Then I’d use one specific male to impregnate ALL the women. (Do not be logged in while they’re pregnant, it’s going to be a hassle trying to fend off raiders and whatnot with 10 pregnant screaming women running around like headless chickens.)

My plan consists of making sure that every single female has given birth to three female offspring. Any male offspring will be evicted the moment they reach adult age. I even charted to make sure they all have exactly three female offspring each before I introduce the second male. The second male is not related to any of the females in the vault and is therefore free to breed with ALL of them, including every single offspring of the first male. That’s a lot of women at this point. I’m almost kinda jealous of this guy.

He again (whoever that lucky bastard will be) is then going to have 3 female offspring with every single woman before introducing a third male. But I think perhaps at that point I’m most likely going to hit the 200 population limit anyway.

I’m doing this for a multitude of reasons. A bit of spite because dumb bitches like Anita Sarkeesian has internet access, playing it the “ordinary” way with multiple couples is boring, and I’m a bit fucked in the head.

So far it very much caters to the things I do like in games. There’s building, crafting, a little bit of action and random hoarding. Oh, and like the dumbest chatups ever. But that’s just a bonus.

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My so-called white shoes

Last year when we went to Denmark on holiday I was loafing around in a pair of silver glittered ballerinashoes that, while looking amazing, harmed my feet in so many ways I ran out of space on my feet to put bandaids on. While wandering around in Bilka I came across a pair of white slipon sneakers of sorts that had something as AMAZING as memory foam as soles. I was inlove and I was having these shoes.

A year later without proper washing I think we can safely say they don’t exactly look their best.

At some point I bought Vanish Gold. I don’t exactly remember why, it might be related to the knitted sweater we bought for Monkey and how the cat used it as a bed for 3 months and we never really got it back to it’s glorious clean self. And for the record, I think the commercials for Vanish are freakishly stupid.

So I filled up a bucket with some warm water, shoves my “white” sneakers in and gave it a good solid portion of my Vanish Gold and left it there for at least 30 minutes. After which I put everything in the laundry machine with another cup of Vanish Gold and let it run the full program for two hours.

They’re not completely back to white goodness, but it’s close enough.

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Royal Typewriter

This weekend we went to Halden, across the fjord, in order to pick up a typewriter I had located on Finn.no
The lady selling it was keeping it in her garage until she could get rid of it and stated she hadn’t actually used it herself, she just had it for decoration and now needed to clear up space. To only keep such craftmanship as a decoration and not for proper use is just sad in my opinion, but she wanted 50NOK for it so I kept my mouth shut.

It took some WD-40, a toothbrush and a lot of q-tips but I managed to get it fairly clean. Three of the keys wouldn’t “bounce” when used, but after the clean and slightly modify one of the steelwings it now works beautifuly.

I spent some time looking up its serialnumber on the online database and managed to determine it’s from 1939. Which is essentially the same year Norway was occupied by Germany and thereby included in World War 2.