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GondorGirl

GondorGirl

Joined June 2017

Tolkienite/Ringer, Hufflepuff, cat mom, professional fangirl, leatherworker, and book dragon. GondorGirl on LibraryThing.
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Never! 😳😳😳😂😂😂

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#AudioGardening on the first nice weekend day we've had. I still have to trim the bushes and figure out what to plant in the berm I gutted, but this is a good start. Our house feels much more cheerful! 🏵🌼🏵🌼🏵

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I've been challenging myself a lot lately to read books by authors outside my own narrow narrative. I want to better understand the experiences of other cultures, races, lifestyles so that I can be a better ally. There is something both unsettling and thrilling in reading a book that makes you so drastically uncomfortable that you have to sit back and reorder your way of thinking.

I highly recommend this collection of essays.

Chelleo Glad you‘re challenging yourself. It‘s hard but necessary, and I don‘t exempt myself from this...there‘s room for EVERYONE to grow. Looking forward to reading this soon. 4d
Eyelit My book club is reading this later this summer. Really looking forward to it! 4d
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Opposite of Always | Justin Reynolds
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A boy finds himself reliving the four months from when he met his girlfriend to when she died. Each time he tries to save her.

Unpopular opinion. I didn't love the book. First, the MC is telling the story to the reader, so there are a lot of fourth wall breaks. Secondly, it's too 2019- there is FAR too much slang and references that aren't going to mean anything in 10 years. And so redundant!

It wasn't bad, just not great. 😕

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GondorGirl I did like how all the characters were PoC, and that the girlfriend has Sickle Cell, which primarily effects African Americans (it make me google the disease, and I now know WAY more about it then I did, which is a huge win). And I liked how the MC's relationship with his friends and family was also altered by his decisions. 5d
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Hello Girls | Emily Henry, Brittany Cavallaro
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Well, today was a good #BookMail day!

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Bodie Troll | Jay Fosgitt
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Have I already told you guys to read 'Bodie Troll'? Because, if not, you totally need to read it. It's an amazingly cute graphic novel about the adventures of Bodie and his human friend, that has some hints in the background that something darker is at play. If you liked Jeff Smith's 'Bone' you'll probably enjoy this one too. Plus- Jay finally got all the publishing drama sorted out and we're getting a second volume next year! Yay!

faelinwolf I am reading this right now! & it is really good! I love that plush Bodie! Where did you find him? ❤ 1w
GondorGirl @faelinwolf It's actually a puppet that Jay had made to use at conventions. He also has someone who cosplays Cholly sometimes. 7d
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So, Anyway... | John Cleese
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Here I am at Motor City Comic Con, fighting off the last stages of a horrible cold. But hey- I'm actually not working a show for once!

Actually, we're here so that my husband can meet John Cleese (his early birthday gift from me). The signing line is INSANELY long, so I've found a chair and an busy catching up on litsy!

#MCCC

cobwebmoth Hope you're feeling better soon! 1w
rretzler So jealous! Have a wonderful time! 1w
blamethestardust Your hair is completely gorgeous! Have fun! 💜 1w
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GondorGirl @blamethestardust Thanks! This is my favourite wig! 1w
LibrarianRyan Love your hair. 1w
jmtrivera Great wig!!!! 💜 1w
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This! One hundred times this! ❤❤❤❤❤

rretzler Powerful! 2w
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CrowCAH So true! 😊 2w
Librarianaut Awesome illustration! 2w
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You guys! 'The Wendy' is finally getting an audiobook! You can preorder it on Amazon and it'll be available other places soon. I'm so excited for @DragonAuthors to be able to get this amazing book to a wider audience. If you've been putting off buying a copy because your TBR stack is too high you now have a new way to enjoy it! ❤❤❤🐉📚

DragonAuthors Thanks for the shout-out! Tantor‘s done such a wonderful job with it and we love the narrator‘s voice to tell Wendy‘s story. (Not to mention that British accent!) 💖 3w
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You'd think that working conventions for a living would make me tired of fandoms... but it totally doesn't! I will gladly read every smoopy, adorable, nerdy fangirl book I can get my hands on!

litenthusiast I loved this book! 3w
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The Argonauts | Maggie Nelson
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#Penguicon day three. I was chatting with a lady in an awesome cat sweater and she turned out to be the author of this cozy mystery series. It was described to me as a cozy magical mystery, focusing on cat lore, with an older female protagonist. Yes, please!

She was nice enough to sign a copy for me. 😻
(The tagged book is not the first in the series.)

BlameJennyJane That series has super cool covers! I love meeting authors. 3w
Zelma I love that cover! So different than most cozy mysteries. 😍 3w
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Leaf | Daishu Ma
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This wordless graphic novel tackles the question of how much change a man (or a leaf) can make to the industrialization of our world.

Words are completely unnecessary when you have the level of detail and expression that Daishu Ma draws. It took me two hours to go through this relatively short book, because I kept getting caught up in the emotions of the story.

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! BEAUTIFUL! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Heideschrampf Sounds lovely! 🍃 3w
readordierachel Wow, those illustrations 😍 3w
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#KAL 😻😂❤📚

EH2018 I just borrowed this one from the library! So cute! 3w
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Important news, delivered live to you by a team of feline reporters. 😂😻

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#Studio42 is set up at #Penguicon in Deerborn, Michigan this weekend. Time to sell leather book covers to the nerds! ❤🐧❤

BibliOphelia Ok, we‘re newly connected, but when I read that you went to cons and sold leather goods, this was NOT what I imagined! 😳😂🤣 3w
GondorGirl @BibliOphelia This is my personal business, which is mostly bookish. My day job is actually mostly costume stuff, though we also do a bit of THAT kind of leather. 😂 3w
BibliOphelia Oh, ok! So I wasn‘t tooooo far off! TBF I was thinking mostly costume stuff. I love the look of your book covers! Do you hand cut and hand tool them? 3w
GondorGirl @BibliOphelia They're hand cut, stained, and assembled... but I use a laser to put the designs on, because ther price I'd have to charge for hand tooling would kill my sales. 3w
BibliOphelia That makes total sense. All very cool! 😍 3w
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RamsFan1963 I've seen this audiobook on Libby, now I'm going to have to check it out 4w
GondorGirl @RamsFan1963 It was really fascinating and eye opening. Being written by a comic made the topic a little less intimidating for me as a white reader (which I'm sure is part of the point). It's a short read, and I'd highly recommend it. 4w
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I'm trying to work on my #April #BulletJournal layout, but Tommy has other ideas.

#BuJo #CatsOfLitsy

Mimi28 Aaaawwww!!! 😍😍😍 4w
Mimi28 I meant 😻😻😻, 😂😂😹😹😹 4w
ravenlee Feline help is always so...helpful. 4w
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I love a good food memoir, especially if it's written by a female chef. Four hours into this audiobook and I'm loving it. Thielen's voice is fresh, knowledgeable, and approachable. As a midwesterner myself I'm enjoying seeing the Minnesota native adjusting to New York kitchens.

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Did I need this pin of a sloth reading a book?

Yes. Yes I did.

#AwesomeCon

JanuarieTimewalker13 That is freakin‘ cute!! 1mo
bookish_wookish Love! 1mo
BookHoarder32 Sloths forever! 😍 1mo
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@nitpickyabouttrains, @jmtrivera, and me at #AwesomeCon!

Seriously, littens are the most amazing people to meet. I don't know what it is about book nerds, but you guys are all the kindest, most interesting people. And very forgiving of my lack of chill. 😂

Heideschrampf Yay! A tardis dress 😍 1mo
huntersmom1977 I‘m jealous! Comic Con got cancelled here this year in Winnipeg, MB. Glad to see you are enjoying yourself 😊 1mo
Nitpickyabouttrains It was so great to meet you!!! 1mo
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jmtrivera Pft, chill is overrated. 😂 It was so fun meeting you! 1mo
Chrissyreadit I did not get to find you yesterday! It all went by in a blur! I hope you are having a great time! 1mo
GondorGirl @Chrissyreadit It's been a pretty good show so far. I hope you had fun! 1mo
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@theresidentromantic came to visit me in the booth! Both her and her penguin are adorable and nerdy and wonderful!

#AwesomeCon

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I don't normally take pictures of cosplayers, but this is the first Tintin I've seen!

#AwesomeCon

LauraJ I would‘ve taken a pic too. He nailed it 🖤 1mo
LibrarianRyan I love it. 1mo
tournevis Ha! 1mo
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Tea Dragon Society | Katie O'Neill
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They made a Chamomile plushie and it's so cute I could die! 😍🍵🐉

tpixie So sweet 1mo
Shley9225 Omg I must know where you got this 1mo
GondorGirl @Shley9225 I got it from the publisher of the books at #AwesomeCon. I'm sure you'll be able to get it online! They have plans to do Jasmin and one other dragon! 1mo
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Slightly blurry and unflattering, but how could I not escape from my booth in order to meet Timothy Zahn?!

#AwesomeCon

readingjedi Wow! I'd have fangirled to an embarrassing extent. 1mo
GondorGirl @readingjedi He's seriously the nicest guy. His line moves slow, but that's because he takes the time to actually talk to everyone. 1mo
CouronneDhiver Your smile is gorgeous. I‘m jealous 1mo
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GondorGirl @CouronneDhiver Oh! You're too sweet! 😊 1mo
cobwebmoth Isabelle is very jealous.😊 1mo
GondorGirl @cobwebmoth She's a fan? Did she read the Thrawn books? 1mo
cobwebmoth She's obsessed with anything Star Wars. She's reading the first Thrawn book right now. 1mo
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All set up at #AwesomeCon booth 407! Come find me, littens!

LibrarianRyan Yeahhhhh 1mo
Mitch You made it! Well done! 1mo
wanderinglynn I just favorited your store on Etsy! I‘m definitely going to order one of the beautiful sketchbooks. If I can‘t just decide on a color and design. 🤔 1mo
GondorGirl @wanderinglynn You're so sweet! 1mo
julesG 👏👏👏👏 1mo
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Second Story Books in DC is a great old bookstore. Even better is the 50% off used book warehouse they have in Rockville. A literal warehouse of books to dig through. I found a few treasures and probably could spend an entire day searching through the stacks. ❤📚

Shley9225 That sounds amazing omg 😍 1mo
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The Luster of Lost Things | Sophie Chen Keller
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Another convention, another audiobook.

So far I'm enjoying the magical realism and all the discussions of yummy sounding desserts. I'll be sorry to pause the book once we're cleared to start unloading.

#AwesomeCon

Shley9225 Nice owlcrate bag in the corner there! 1mo
GondorGirl @Shley9225 That's my go-to show bag. It's light, almost indescribable, and pocket holds my headphones without then getting tangled in everything else. 😁 1mo
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Well, we made it to DC.

On the positive side, I finished the audio book I was listening to.

On the wierd side... we're staying in some super strange fitness hotel. There are two full sized beds crammed in a corner (which is going to be tight)... the reason they're crammed in ther corner is because the rest of the large hotel suite is a dedicated workout space. Seriously.

I'm so totally done with this weekend. 😭😂😭😂

readordierachel How weird! 1mo
BookHoarder32 Scary! 😱 LOL 1mo
cobwebmoth *hug* 1mo
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jmtrivera Sooo weird! 1mo
BethM What in the world? I wouldn‘t even want to know what they‘d charge if you unwrap that yoga mat. Maybe you should rearrange the room? 1mo
Tamra Ok, that is really weird 1mo
BibliOphelia Enjoy that stuff hanging from the doorknob! 😳😱😂 1mo
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We're five hours into our drive, somewhere in eastern Pennsylvania, and our chase vehicle won't start. It's bossman's personal car and he's unreachable in Nevada. We've still got at least four hours of driving ahead, and an 8am setup time for tomorrow. So far #AwesomeCon is not living up to its name.

Luckily there is an auto parts store in the next plaza and the guy is willing to try and help us figure it out. Sigh...

Traci1 Good luck. 🤞 1mo
jmtrivera Oh no! Hope this all gets resolved quickly! 1mo
Lcsmcat Oh no! 1mo
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Chrissyreadit Hope it is fixed quickly! 1mo
cobwebmoth Sending positive vibes! 1mo
GondorGirl @Traci1 @Lcsmcat @jmtrivera @Chrissyreadit @cobwebmoth We're back on the road! A new battery and unhooking a bunch of the stupid aftermarket stuff seems to have done the job. 1mo
Susanita I‘m glad it worked out in the end. Have fun at the con! 1mo
Crazeedi Yay! Glad to hear you're mobile again!! 1mo
cobwebmoth Oh good! Hope you enjoy the con. 1mo
jmtrivera @GondorGirl Glad to hear it! 1mo
Chrissyreadit Yay!!!!! 1mo
theresidentromantic On the other hand, #AwesomeCon Litsy meet up?? I'd love to meet some Littens!! 1mo
GondorGirl @theresidentromantic Yes! Come by the Crimson Chain Leatherworks booth any time! I'd love to meet you! 1mo
theresidentromantic @GondorGirl Now I'm even more excited! I'll definitely be by! I'm there on Saturday. 1mo
GondorGirl @theresidentromantic Awesome! There are a few other littens that are going to be around this weekend too. 1mo
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The downside of being a Disney princess is that sometimes your squirrel friends decide to steal your breakfast. This is Barry, the thief who took the bagel out of my hand and then ate all of the peanut butter off of it. 😂🐿🥯

squirrelbrain 🤣🐿❤️ 1mo
Lcsmcat Audacious! 1mo
lauren.lerner Barry reminds me of George O‘Malley, leader of the scurry in my yard. 😂 1mo
julesG 😁 1mo
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DGRachel This is so true, it hurts. 😂😳🤦🏻‍♀️ 1mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 Hahahahaha!!! 1mo
Trollkonstnaren Fact 😂 1mo
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Will and Whit | Laura Lee Gulledge
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This afternoon I took the time to reread this great graphic novel in preparation for next weekend. The author/illustrator is going to be at #AwesomeCon and I'm hoping to sneak away from the booth so I can meet her and get my book signed.

jmtrivera I'm going to #AwesomeCon too! 1mo
GondorGirl @jmtrivera Yay! If you're wandering around the dealer room stop in to the Crimson Chain Leatherworks booth and say hi! 1mo
jmtrivera Will do! I usually do my vendor wander on Friday night, so I'll keep my eyes open! 1mo
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We're up at Adventure Inc. in Milan, Michigan to meet up with a friend and do some comic shopping. If you're a #MittenLitten and in the area this is a cute little shop that's worth checking out.

TK421 Nice comic shop! I miss my old one. It closed about 7 years ago. There are still several decent shops around that area, but it's just not the same. 1mo
GondorGirl @TK421 This one is run by a friend of a friend, so we wanted to support it. 1mo
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Receipe for Midnite Matinee

1. Take the heart of 'The Serpent King', add the banter of Gilmore Girls (less pop culture, more wierd snark), and make it about two high school girls who are public access horror show hosts trying to figure out their futures.

2. Add in dancing skeletons, road trips, MMA fighting, and someone who honestly thinks beagles grow into basset hounds.

3. Mix well until you're both laughing and crying.

4. Enjoy!

That-Bookish-Hiker Ok you‘ve convinced me I need this book. Great review! 1mo
GondorGirl @That-Bookish-Hiker Thanks! I adored this book so much! I hope you enjoy it. :) 1mo
Cailey_Mac I loved this too! 1mo
rachelsbrittain Great way to describe this book! 1mo
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Are any of you DC area littens going to be at #AwesomeCon next weekend?

We just got our booth layout and apparently the local library is going to have a table across the aisle for me. At least if it's a slow show I'll be able to talk books with someone!

Chrissyreadit Yes!!! I will be there and can‘t wait! We need Litsy buttons we can wear when we go places 1mo
GondorGirl @Chrissyreadit Yay! You should stop by the Crimson Chain Leather booth to say hi! And I agree that we should get Litsy buttons made. 1mo
Chrissyreadit I will! 1mo
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Chrissyreadit @TimSpalding it would be fun to have Litsy t shirts or buttons to wear/buy....especially for bookish events. 1mo
TimSpalding @Chrissyreadit Yes! Could you write me at tim@librarything.com? We're short-staffed on this front—maternity leave—but I think we can send some stuff out to you if you tell us soon. 1mo
SkeletonKey Aw darn, I usually have a table there but decided not to this year! 1mo
Chrissyreadit @TimSpalding sent you email. Thanks for responding 😁 I love sharing Litsy any opportunity I have. 1mo
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The Order of Time | Carlo Rovelli
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This #nonfiction read was both fascinating and confusing. I'll admit that some of the more sciencey bits went over my head, but the basic ideas and explains of time were thought provoking. ⏳🕰⏱

Plus, it didn't hurt that the audio was narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch...

Eyelit Sign me up for that! Science and Cumberbatch?!? 😍 1mo
Crazeedi Sounds like the perfect book to listen to!! 1mo
Catt Ooh. There needs to be a “To Hear” button on Litsy! 3w
GondorGirl @Catt Yes! @TimSpalding - there's an idea for you. A "to listen" shelf for audiobooks. 3w
TimSpalding @GondorGirl Added to the pile! 😀 3w
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Coming home from work today I realized my TBR pile is taking over my office window. 😂😂😂

CouronneDhiver 🙌🏽🙌🏽 1mo
hermyknee YEESSSS!!! 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 😂😂😂 1mo
LeahBergen 😆😆 1mo
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Pumpkinheads | Rainbow Rowell
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Cleveland! Ahhh! 😍😍😍 🎉🎊🎉🎊🎉

TK421 Yay Cincy! 1mo
GondorGirl @TK421 I hid in the bathroom at work and bought my Cleveland ticket. I wish Cincy was closer though. :( 1mo
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The Music of What Happens | Bill Konigsberg
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The best part of being home from a show is my furry reading buddies. The worst part of being home from a show... also sort of my furry reading buddies. 😂 Tommy is a proud member of #KAL.

#CatsOfLitsy

LeahBergen 😆😆 1mo
Crazeedi ❤❤❤ 1mo
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😂😂😂😂😂

BarbaraTheBibliophage 👊🏻📚♥️🤣 1mo
readordierachel 😆😆 1mo
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Harry Potter | JK Rowling
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I just got to help put together leather Hogwarts house outfits for this really awesome couple. Don't they make my work look great!?

#Tekko

mreads Awesome 👍 1mo
readordierachel They look fabulous! 1mo
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Zelma Looks amazing! And his overcoat could totally be used for other costumes; it looks very Game of Thrones-ish too. 1mo
julesG Wow! Also, it makes me want to work with leather; I've inherited a leather sewing machine, which might be close to a hundred years old. 1mo
GondorGirl @Zelma Yes! The doublet he had on a very much in the style the Lannisters wear! 1mo
GondorGirl @julesG Lucky! I've been wanting a machine for home, but I came justify the cost right now, since I can just go to the shop and use my work machine. 1mo
julesG Mind you, it's not electric and will certainly need a very expensive overhaul. It was my great-grandfather's, who passed away before I was even born. It's probably been in the attic since the 1970s. My parents promised to bring it the next time they visit. Which means, as of right now I have no idea how much time, energy and money I will have to sink into it to get it running. 😶 1mo
GondorGirl @julesG if you're located anywhere near northern Ohio I have a setting machine guy. 1mo
julesG Thanks for the offer. But I'm in Germany unfortunately. 1mo
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I have never related to anyone as much as I do to Squirrel Girl in that last panel. 😂😂😂

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It's a slow afternoon at #Tekko, so I'm reading Squirrel Girl at the counter between customers. Also, I just bought the most adorable new squirrel pin! ❤🐿

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Here's where the #Tekko chalk art ended up today. For reference the canvas is, like, 10'x10'.

ravenlee Wow! 1mo
cobwebmoth That's amazing! 1mo
wanderinglynn Stunning! 1mo
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