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Aug. 16th, 2017 07:18 pm
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Spent all day trying to figure out if I should move my blog to WP or not - I even exported it there just to get a sense of what it's like and what I can do with it. Maybe tomorrow I'll fuss around some more with Blogger styles? I think the main thing is that I want it to look clean and profesh and to have the mimicofmodes.com domain (because that's also clean and profesh). If I can make a Blogger page look like an actual website rather than a free blog, that would be just fine.

As I'm finishing up the bathing dress (pro tip: make the size correlating to your over-bust measurement so that it'll give you the necessary support and tuck in under the bust) and my next project is going to be only a slight variation in a dress I've made before, I'm thinking ahead to medieval sewing to do after that. So I'm probably going to make a Gothic Fitted Dress ... but are there any blog posts out there that argue with Robin's discussion of how to cut it? Since there's so little out there, I'd like to read two well-reasoned sides and decide between them.

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Aug. 13th, 2017 08:30 pm
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Hoo boy, what a week. I basically spent all of yesterday on Twitter ... watched the video of the car plowing into the crowd and the other car. I don't think it's sunk in with some people that the stereotypical Civil Rights Era non-violent protest is not going to work, because our institutions and government are not opposing the violence to the extent they need to be. In many ways they're supporting it. What a huge, awful mess this is.

This evening I started watching The Living and the Dead, a Victorian Gothic/paranormal/timeslip series starring Colin Morgan (who has really grown up since Merlin), on Amazon Prime. The sleeves are generally too small for the 1890s and one character overflows her corset in a really painful-looking way, but it's quite well done, story-, acting-, and set-wise.

Edit: Here's a thing, my dad found out from his BFF that we can have Italian citizenship if his grandfather wasn't naturalized before my grandfather was born. The 1930 census says he was naturalized and the 1920 one says he wasn't (my grandfather was born in 1924), and I've never been able to find naturalization records for either my great-grandfather or great-grandmother so I think that might have just been one of those census mistakes, so it could happen. And then I could get a job in the EU.

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Aug. 9th, 2017 09:30 pm
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I just found out about The Open Palace Programmes, and I think I'm going to apply just for the heck of it, but I won't get in. I know I won't, but it makes me tear up just reading the itineraries because they're so perfect. I wish the mentor program would get back in touch with me: I. Just. Want. To. Know. What. To. Do.

Up on iTunes! 36 downloads so far from LibSyn, yay.

I proposed an Arthur Tudor alt-history show in a special AskHistorians thread because I'm obsessed with Arthur Tudor and now I'd like to see it even more.

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