As part of my re-entry into semi-regular blogging, I wanted to show you pictures of my next project.
Steampunk art. What you see here are bits and pieces I've gathered together from various places. The leaf came off of some junk from a thrift store. The gearish looking bits and the six-sided nut came from an antique store. The watch is an old broken one of mine. The brass buttons and the flower filigree came from craft stores and a department store.
Yes. It's going to be awesome. I have the glue, I have some brass rod, and I have a camera with which to show you the finished project. If I like it, I'll probably do something more complicated next time - maybe even build a robot like some of the pieces I've seen online.
While I was searching for tiny bits of junk, I also found THIS.
It's an honest-to-goodness MACHETE. Yeah. $2.00, at an antique store. It's dull as a stick of Laffy Taffy right now, but you know what? It doesn't have to stay that way. I've got it hanging on the wall above my writing desk.
A beloved friend of mine asked me "What are you going to do with a machete?" She sounded confused, like she had no clue what a machete might be useful for if you're a writer and a nerd.
"Sharpen it," I said.
"And then what?"
Girls just don't understand sometimes why a man needs a machete. I'm going to shave with it, of course. C'mon. Rackin' up the man-points, that's what life is all about.