So my trip to ElecTRONica was wonderful and amazing and a shit ton of fun…right up until I left.
I had barely crossed the LA County border on Greyhound when suddenly the universe decided I’d had entirely too good a time on my trip and decided this needed rectification. And by “rectification”, I mean I ended up in the hospital somewhere in BFE San Fernando Valley with an 8 centimeter ovarian cyst twisting and cutting off blood supply to the ovary, requiring surgery.
Needless to say I panicked, because holy fuck, I didn’t even know where I was, and the only people I even KNEW in SoCal who were actually around were…the people I went to Disneyland with, and mom couldn’t get me a new bus ride home until Saturday. Fortunately, though, Kaztiel and Shirozora and Sharn (Smiley_Anon) of TKM fame all put their heads together, and Sharn rescued me from the extremely ghetto Olive View UCLA Medical Center in Sylmar (where the fuck is Sylmar) where I had fetched up, and will be hosting me until Saturday or Sunday. I am eternally grateful to her and all the rest, and continuously floored to tears at the amazingness of the wonderful people of this fandom.
Detailed reports of my trip to ElecTRONica will be coming! In the meantime, I just wanted to let everyone know I am alive and in good hands :) I love you all!
asdfkjhsdfajklasdf I was so worried, I just knew something was wrong. I hope you’re recovering well, please take it easy! *VERY CAREFUL HUGS*
P.S. I have something for you later!
Glad to hear from you, and take care!! Looking forward to seeing you online again soon :)
The Forbidden City has—at least to Western eyes— been shrouded in mystery over the course of its almost-600-year history, and the headlines it’s making today tell a classic tale, not only of East meeting West, but of Old meeting New. It turns out, the Forbidden City is about to undergo an extreme home makeover of monumental proportions but, instead of construction crews, the renovators will be using 3D printers.
This is yet another symbolic push in favor of the 3D technology - another technology which seems to be sneeking up on the world, not from the traditional business and industrial logic, but from the crafts area as well as from the bottom-up DIY/innovation world. It seems somewhat similar to how the Internet early on was ignored by the businesses but grew exponentially in a world of connected hackers and enthusiasts.
Haven’t had some 3D printing in a while either, and it even combines Chinese landmarks and historical relics! \o/ Win-win!