Never say that I abandon a cause right after starting on it… Eternalelfcreations over on Etsy might be the people to spark Steel Punk, or possibly Scale Punk or Elf Punk I can’t decide (It’s not even a real subculture and yet it now has sub cultures!) The hand covery thing above kind of fits what I was talking about a couple of days ago and it’s only $65 Canadian (I have no idea what that is in real money… Oh wait Etsy tells me it’s £42.66) If you want to cover more than your hands you could buy this scale mail bra (It’s actually reserved for somone but I’m sure in exchange for money they’d make another) or the scale mail bikini below it? They seem to come in loads of colours.
You could pretend it was dragon scale or something…
If that’s not your thing then how about this cool looking but functionally useless chain mail vest by daughtersofbastards?
It’s $500 Canadian which is apparently about £328. Knock yourselves out.
There has been a rumour buzzing round the internet for some time that Valve were going to release a console, a couple of days ago the rumours picked up again, I think it would be a great idea. Unlike many people I don’t have a gaming PC, there are lots of games that I’d love to play but can’t because all the PCs I have are either gathering dust in my “Study” (Read as the room I put all the crap I find around the house whenever I tidy it) or are in bits in the garage. I’ve got laptops coming out the wazoo (I think there are 4-5 working laptops floating around the house) but none of them have the oomph to play games, also lets be honest laptop keyboards and trackpads are crap for gaming.
Also I currently have a 19″ monitor attached to my aforementioned dust gathering PC (There were two but Avarinne borrowed one to use at work), which is a fraction of the size of my 50″ plasma or my 37″ LCD, sure the resolution is a little higher but I’m not that fussed about that. If I were to buy a gaming PC I’d have to also buy a big ass monitor which annoys me as I already have a big ass TV.
So I welcome a system that brings PC gaming into my living room, especially if it is subsidised by Valve. Valve have also intoned that they wouldn’t be against third parties having publishing platforms on their box, in fact the main reason they are thinking about this is because they don’t like the vendor lock in that Microsoft and Sony have on their respective consoles.
The one issue I’d have is that I’ve yet to see a keyboard/mouse combination that works in the living room, and not all games work with a controller, I’m sure this is something they can get around .
I’d pay for a machine I could play Valve and GOG games on alone, I’d pay a little more if it came shaped like a companion cube, but you can keep your hats…
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I noticed a whole bunch of Dr. Who knitwear over the past couple of days and rather than post them individually I’ve decided to put together one mammoth post with all of them in it. So Enjoy and feel free to buy or make me any of this if you are that way inclined.
TARDIS Socks (Technabob)/Ravelry (Or another version also on Ravelry)With pattern on Google Docs.
Another TARDIS sock Design on Wee Little Knitter with Chart.
Dalek Gloves for which you can buy the pattern on Etsy.
TARDIS gloves by Enchanted Craft on Etsy.
Another set of Dalek gloves also by Enchanted Craft (Enchanted Crafts have a lot of coll stuff actually)
TARDIS beanie with tassels by Amlowi on Etsy
Also TARDIS beanie sans tassels and Dalek Beanie from Amlowi