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Sat, Nov. 11th, 2006, 08:51 pm
How to pack Rattus

In 8 easy steps! I bought a new suitcase in readiness for my trip to America next year, and I wanted to make sure I could fit everything I need into it. Of course, the most important things are Rattus and a Meeko plush.

Step 7

Sat, Nov. 11th, 2006 01:01 pm (UTC)

That's amazing. Meanwhile, I can't seem to pack any of my fursuits into anything smaller than a 35-gallon tub.

Sat, Nov. 11th, 2006 02:04 pm (UTC)

How will you re-compress the stuff that's in the vacuum bag after you unpack it? Or is this meant to transport between people's houses, and not to conventions and such?

  Someone who was teaching a plush-making class at MFF a few years ago used the vacuum-bag trick for bringing enough stuffing to the con... pretty neat :)


Sat, Nov. 11th, 2006 08:46 pm (UTC)

That's right, only for transport between people's houses. Although the suitcase could quite handily take the uncompressed suit if I don't need room for clothes and plush.

Sat, Nov. 11th, 2006 02:23 pm (UTC)

Very good ... but I assume you'll have another suitcase for regular clothes?

Sat, Nov. 11th, 2006 08:43 pm (UTC)

The good thing about this one is there's still room for regular clothes, though I'm likely to supplement that with a backpack.

Sat, Nov. 11th, 2006 05:01 pm (UTC)

America eh, what are your stops? Any near Oregon?

Sat, Nov. 11th, 2006 08:44 pm (UTC)

I won't be going to Oregon, though I am starting in San Jose, California, for FC. If you can make it down to that?

Sat, Nov. 11th, 2006 08:49 pm (UTC)

My FC plans fell through sadly. I won't be going to FC.

Sat, Nov. 11th, 2006 09:02 pm (UTC)

Aww. I'm sorry to hear that. I would have liked to have met you. Other stops include Denver, Wichita, New Jersey and New York.
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Sat, Nov. 11th, 2006 10:32 pm (UTC)

(Almost too scared to ask.) Reeko?
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Sun, Nov. 12th, 2006 10:11 am (UTC)

I look forward to seeing Reeko and his odd dreams. (Does that mean you'll let me sleep with him?)

Sat, Nov. 11th, 2006 11:14 pm (UTC)

Meanwhile, poor Red just came back with me in a big cardboard box we found outside an office supply store. And it's still its official panda box. ^_^ Now, of course, augmented with quite a few layers of tape, Fragile stickers, flight routing barcodes, and suchlike.. I wouldn't be surprised all that weighs more than the box itself now. ^_^

Will you have a camera, or even better, a camcorder with you? I really enjoy seeing good video footage in particular, as that way you can see how a character carries themselves, how their tail (and in lapines' and roos' cases, ears) move - it better brings the moment to life. Will you be appearing on stage as well?

Sat, Nov. 11th, 2006 11:32 pm (UTC)

Will you be appearing on stage as well?

*scared* I don't know--will I? I'm not really sure what will happen, but the rat I'm staying with is a fursuiter (he literally wrote the book on the subject) so it's possible. I won't be bringing a video camera--not worth the hassle--but I can always get some done here. I sometimes wonder why I haven't. I do have plans for an exercise video with Rattus, but that's been on the back burner.

I won't get a chance to see you in America when I'm there, will I?

Sat, Nov. 11th, 2006 11:42 pm (UTC)

Oh, Nicodemus? Yay! Cool guy. ^_^ Reminds me, I should get the footage we took of Widge and Red taking a wander into the little park near the apartment block then, a few years back. I'm not one for children, normally, but as Red, it's all quite different.. ^_^

Aw! Do consider bringing a camcorder - actual moving footage is worth much more than mere stills. A camera can capture the detail of the look, but that's merely one slice in the character's four dimensional continuum.

An exercise video sounds like a positively excellent idea! Do we need to get ristin on your case about it? =:)

Me? Not really sure at the moment, but probably not, unless I can secure a new contract in the area by then. *sigh* Still, things can change. I'm long overdue for sushi and barbecued meaty goodness in the City, and there's a bunny that needs pouncing too, yonder Sacramento way. If that happened, it'd also be an excellent opportunity to pick up a shiny new (or maybe even a refurb) MacBook Pro to succeed Hyzenthlay..

Sun, Nov. 12th, 2006 12:54 am (UTC)

My camcorder is such a pain in the tail to carry and only works when it feels like it. If I were persuaded to get a new one in the interim--maybe.

Mon, Nov. 13th, 2006 05:12 pm (UTC)

Very good. Reminds me of those wooden block puzzles that, once you take them apart, you can never quite reassemble. Fortunately, though, the difference here is that you've got a step-by-step reference! :)

Mon, Nov. 13th, 2006 09:07 pm (UTC)

And that's exactly why I did it. I also put this into my memories so I'll be able to find this no matter where I am.