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Make it Soft by steve rules, kristin gish

December 13th, 2009 10:14 AM

INSTRUCTIONS: Make something soft.

A Soft Stop


Make it soft? To make what soft? When we contemplate the thought of softness, perhaps a soft feel comes to mind. Or, maybe, a soft word.



To be told, several times a day, to STOP in such rude language is really uncalled for. What have we come to? A little civility is in order. To that end, we have decided to add a few kind words to a common street sign.




Of course, there is the constant problem of adhesion.  One must think of these things.  A sensible person might assume that a street sign is magnetic.  We are sensible people.





Furthermore, we were wrong.  Stop signs must be made out of tin, or perhaps they possess a field which repels magnets.  In either case, the magnets did not stick.  Our idea of non-semi-permanent harmless vandalism was foiled.  Our playful placement of sign modification had to become more... tacky.




Attempt number two yielded great results.  This so-called "packaging tape" may have more uses than simply packaging.  The end result is quite worthwhile.




As is recommended in these cases, success is rewarded by sushi.  Here is a context-free picture of a tentacle.  The creature who is missing a tentacle was unavailable for comment.




The end... or is it?

About five days later we decided to go back.

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In the interim we had had a vicious snowstorm. We knew that the likelihood of our modification surviving was slim, given that it was in one of the windiest places in the country. We made haste.

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It was getting late so we knew we had to hurry. a quick detour through an abandoned town did not deter us. We found our sign... still intact!

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We will probably check on it periodically... watch this space!

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Please do.

Please do.


Pre-cutting. A time-consuming task.

Pre-cutting.  A time-consuming task.


The please is safe.

The please is safe.


We sealed them in packaging tape to ensure their longevity.

We sealed them in packaging tape to ensure their longevity.


Our equipment, ready for transport.

Our equipment, ready for transport.


I had to attach the magnets en route.

I had to attach the magnets en route.


Now, they're ready for delivery.

Now, they're ready for delivery.


Do you know this road?

Do you know this road?


The wind farm.

The wind farm.


Go! Go! Go!

Go! Go! Go!


Um, it won't stick.

Um, it won't stick.


The packing tape worked much better.

The packing tape worked much better.


One down...

One down...


Done!

Done!


The turbines seem unaffected.

The turbines seem unaffected.


Somewhere, in the boondocks...

Somewhere, in the boondocks...


Our wonderful sign.

Our wonderful sign.


Gently, please.

Gently, please.


A dramatic cloud shot.

A dramatic cloud shot.


The "lookout". At ground level.

The "lookout".  At ground level.


We had heard there was a lookout on the wind farm.

We had heard there was a lookout on the wind farm.


We had assumed that the lookout was at the top of a tower.

We had assumed that the lookout was at the top of a tower.


As it turns out, the lookout is flat.

As it turns out, the lookout is flat.


This was something of a disappointment.

This was something of a disappointment.


Driving extreme!

Driving extreme!


Yeah, we rule.

Yeah, we rule.


Edible! Tentacle!

Edible! Tentacle!


It's getting late...

It's getting late...


Still there! Good work.

Still there!  Good work.


Driving fast.

Driving fast.


An interesting sunset in the country.

An interesting sunset in the country.


Driving home.

Driving home.


A very cool gradient sky.

A very cool gradient sky.



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posted by susy derkins on December 13th, 2009 10:25 AM

Nice! It reminded me of this task (and let me read great completions).
Also, thanks for the info about stop signs being unmagnetic.

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posted by teucer on December 13th, 2009 8:01 PM

It is because they are made of aluminum.

I know this because the Barony of Nordskogen (the Twin Cities, where I used to reside when I first joined the SCA) had a fighter who had connections in the highway department and could get a hold of street sign aluminum and made shields out of it.

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posted by kristin gish on December 13th, 2009 10:36 AM

oh nice!
i had not yet seen that task.
thank you!

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posted by Ombwah on December 13th, 2009 2:07 PM

Wind farm!

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posted by Wolf on December 17th, 2009 1:18 PM

Fantastic. All everyday life imperatives should be augmented with softer words.

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posted by kristin gish on December 17th, 2009 2:00 PM

it would make the day much nicer.