Thursday, May 21, 2020

The Dig Site

I've seen other people post pictures of dig sites of various kinds and I wanted to make one too. I didn't have a lot of space to work with but I did what I could.

Villager update: I cannot get anyone to leave.

Saturday, May 16, 2020

Building a Kick-Butt Animal Crossing Stage

Forget KK Slider. I want Ghost to play my island.

I'm still tinkering with this but I think it's looking pretty good.

Update: I think I'm finished. Also, I couldn't get the Ghost logo to look right but I did a pretty good King Diamond logo so that's what I'm going with.

Older pictures:

Previous versions and various details as I worked on it:

Friday, May 8, 2020

Rain Daisy Island

Forget about selling stuff I find in the back of a drawer. There's a pandemic raging. I've been at home for almost two months now, doing my part to keep the 'rona from spreading. I signed up for wifi, which I dropped a bit over three years ago to save money and keep myself from sitting at the computer all evening when I got home from work. Then I bought a Switch Lite and one game. Guess which one.

This is an Animal Crossing account now.

I'm working on getting my island a five-star rating, which means decorating all over the place. Here are some of the areas I've been developing:

My own basement, which I have turned into a hip little coffee house called The Wasp Head. Karaoke on Fridays, poetry slams every other Monday. Curlos and that other ugly sheep whose name I can't remember aren't invited.

The small open-air Turtle Cafe. Croissants and coffee available all day, wine in the evenings. No sheep allowed.

The Turtle Cafe is named after the nearby snapping turtle habitat. Come on in and pet the friendly tortles!

And finally (for now), my secret campsite. No one but me is allowed in. Here I can get away from the stupid villagers I'm trying to make leave.

All my plans for this year are being canceled one by one and thousands of people are dying, so I will live in this sunny happy game world where the worst thing that can happen is a scorpion sting.

Monday, February 3, 2020

Stuff for sale

Oh, you thought I forgot? I sort of did, but not forever. Also, I got my numbers mixed up last time so I have to go back and fill in the gap.

Item #21 - A tiny key. I don't know what this goes to. It says Life Gear and I'm pretty sure it's a key that unlocks something that's not terribly secure. One side is more worn than the other.

Item #22 - A lot of micro-USB phone cords. I think there are five or six of these. Guess who just upgraded her phone! Sold as a lot only.

Item #23 - Metal Church pin. I bought this in approximately 1989, which makes it vintage and me old. I have never been a hardcore Metal Church fan but they're okay. Space on my conbag is at a premium, though, and I have too many pins. Chapstick for scale.

I'll add more in a day or two - watch this space! Or not, whatever.

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Yet more junk for sale

Oh, you thought I'd lose interest this soon? No way. Check here and here for previous items and how to make an offer.

Item #31 - small empty box. This box may be antique or it may just be cheap tat from the 80s. I should probably mention that my grandmother was an antique dealer, which is why I have so much weird stuff in my house that I don't know where it came from. This feels like lacquered cardboard or something similar. There is a sticker on the bottom that says "Made in Kashmir INDIA" and the lid comes off to show it's empty. (pencil for scale)


Item #32 - outrageously expensive tape. I bought this roll of decorative tape at Target along with a whole bunch of other school supplies. It was in a big bin with no price label, but when I got home and checked the receipt I noticed I had spent FOUR DOLLARS for this stupid tape. Never used. Get it way cheaper than four f*%$# dollars. Decorated with bicycles. (pencil for scale)

Item #33 - rice press for adults. Another bento box purchase that I have only used once. It works just fine to press rice into a shape, but it also works just fine to smush the rice into a shape with wet hands and my hands are easier to wash. Imported from Japan.

Item #34 - rice press for children. Ditto above, although I can't smush rice into a teddy bear shape with my hands. But you know what? I don't want to. I put these back in the package but it has been opened, although I don't know that I actually used any of these. Imported from Japan at enormous expense.

Item #35 - plastic shot glasses. I bought these because they're pretty. I don't do shots.

Item #36 - mystery yarn thing with bag. I don't know what this is. Some kind of craft project. There are three different colors of ugly yarn and some sticks with holes in them. Comes in a leather bag that would work well as the biggest dice bag ever. I forgot to put in a pencil for scale but the bag would hold a small grapefruit probably.

Item #37 - plastic crow glass. Bought at Target one Halloween, used maybe once. I'll wash it for you.

Item #38 - Royal Doulton china. Set for 8, as long as one of the 8 doesn't want a salad.

Item #39 - too many bookmarks. I have way too many bookmarks. Receive the ones pictured and probably some more. Sold as a lot only. Hint: one of those bookmarks is for a book I wrote.

Item #40 - cards. I got both of these decks in different Kickstarters. Offer for one or both. The steampunk deck is unopened, still in plastic; I think there's a second deck I have opened somewhere. Let me know if you want it and I'll take a look around for it. The other deck is a Professor Elemental-themed game called Pairs that looks like a whole lot of fun, but I've never played it because I have no friends.

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

More junk for sale

Oh yeah, I was going to add more. See yesterday's post for what I'm doing and how to make an offer.

Here we go.

Item #11 - various food picks. I got into bento boxes a few years ago and ordered all kinds of stuff I thought I'd need to keep my interest up, but it turns out that just having a cute lunchbox to cram leftovers in is all I need. Some of these picks have never even been opened; most have never been used. You can offer on one pick, several picks, one pack, more than one pack, or the whole damn thing. They're all imported from Japan except the ones from Target, but I no longer remember which is which.

Item #12 - boiled egg skull mold. Used once. It sort of works but is a lot of effort for a boiled egg, although I admit it is a bit of a novelty to eat a salted boiled egg skull. Comes with directions that sort of make sense. Imported from Japan.

Item #13 - tire gauge. I don't know if this is for a bike tire or a car tire. Probably a car tire, but I'm afraid if I try it out on my car tire I will somehow deflate it and will have to call a tow truck. Buyer beware.

Item #14 - A probably perfectly good camera with 8GB memory card. I bought this in 2012 for a trip to Alaska. It hasn't been used since as far as I remember. The memory card probably still has pictures of Alaska on it. There's a shallow scratch on the back but it looks okay other than that. I took the batteries out at some point. It is not a great camera but it's not terrible.

Item #15 - multitool with case. This is in great shape because I have used it exactly zero times. When I took it out of its case to take pictures, I cut myself. It contains many tools and blades, all of them sharp and/or pinchy. Please take it away from me before I hurt myself again.

Item #16 - small fake Swiss Army knife. This is not actually a Swiss Army knife but it wants you to think it is. It contains everything you need to survive in the wilderness: a small blade, a metal emory board for filing your fingernails or digging crud out of your pipe, a tiny pair of scissors to cut down a mighty oak for firewood, a pair of tweezers, and a plastic toothpick.

Item #17 - So You Want to Show Draft Horses booklet. Did you ever want to show draft horses? I did. I bought this with actual money once, knowing in my heart of hearts that I would never own a horse, much less a magnificent show-quality draft horse. My failure could be your pathway to success.

Item #18 - Grooming Your Horse booklet. See above, with the exception that instead of paying cash money for this booklet I paid $1.50 in trade credit at a used book store. I still don't have a horse.

Item #19 - some food cups. More bento box stuff. Again, some are imported from Japan, some are from Target. Some are actually silicone cupcake liners. They all work to hold food. Offer for one, several, or all.

Item #20 - Cement (Oklahoma) Garden Club yearbook, 1967. I do actually know why I have this, a thing that was produced before I was born in a state I have never visited. My great-grandmother lived in Cement, OK and my mom had fond memories of a city named CEMENT. Whether this was my great-grandmother's or just something my mom found in an antique shop, I don't know.


More tomorrow if I remember to take some pictures.

Monday, January 6, 2020

Way better than ebay

Well hello.

I haven't posted in a long time. But here I am, using my old blog as a clearinghouse to get rid of stuff. I'm decluttering, and here are some things I want to get rid of. The best way to own these is to make an offer by emailing me at kcshaw123 @ pandagmail without the panda or the spaces. This is a panda free zone.

I don't care how much I sell these for. All I ask is that your offer covers postage, or you can pick them up from me if you're going to be in the East Tennessee area. If you want to come over to my house and point at things and ask if I'd sell them, I'll do that too. Most things will not be for sale but you might be surprised.

I'll leave them up until they sell or until I get tired of doing this and throw everything away. I'll also be adding stuff from time to time.

Item #1 - two signed Magic cards in a case. These are signed by the artists. Back in the mid-90s, we had to mail the cards to the artist for a signature, who would sign and mail them back. These cards are in good shape because they've been in a protective case in the back of a drawer for 20 years. Alas my youth.

Item #2 - a deck of Vampire cards. These have also been in a drawer in a protective case. Some of the cards have the original Jyhad backs. If you want to know if there's a particular card, let me know and I'll look, but be aware that if you ask I will look up the value. Safer to just offer for the whole deck. These cards are in good shape because no one but me liked this game.

Item #3 - small travel soap holder. I bought this for a trip and decided it was too big. It holds a bar of soap that's square and about half the size of a regular soap. No one owns soap this size. Latches with a satisfying click. (scissors for scale)


Item #4 - the baby. Found this in a piece of king cake and I'm supposed to put it in the next king cake I make for someone else to find. I will never make a king cake. It looks like there's still some icing on the baby but I can wash it off if you want. (pencil for scale)

Item #5 - A postcard from Dayton Ohio sent in January 1944. I do now know why I own this. The text reads in faint pencil: "Jan. 1, 23 1944 Dearest cousin Suppose you be surprise at this card Show you I haven't forgot ha How you doying kid I'm feeling fine working every night write again soon Love, Lydia B." sic sic sic everything. It's addressed to Miss Susie Ann Boles, Sparta, Tennessee and has a 1 cent stamp. It's postmarked 1-26-44 from Dayton, Ohio. This is the most boring postcard ever sent. I do not know who Lydia B. or Susie Ann Boles are. I have never been to Dayton or to Sparta.

Item #6 - Hello Kitty sunglasses. I bought these after I had to get my eyes dilated and had no sunglasses in the car. Worn once or twice. I no longer wear contacts so I don't need them now. Look stylish!

Item #7 - Toothpicks in a Halloween bag. I have enough toothpicks to last me the rest of my life, so here are some extra toothpicks that I put into a plastic ziploc bag with Halloween bats printed on one side. There is one (1) hole in the back of the bag now because a toothpick poked through. There may eventually be more holes. Please make a generous offer for this exciting piece of modern art. I can sign it if you like.

Item #8 - mystery item that folds. I don't know what this is. I thought it was a knife blade protector of some kind but it has a piece that opens up. It doesn't make any sense but it works and that's the important thing. NOTE: I have been informed that this is probably a bag clip, in which case I may decide to keep it.


Item #9 - two small plastic fish. Why do I have junk like this? Fish are not actually kissing but maybe? (pencil for scale)

Item #10 - metal shelf pegs. These are metal and heavier than they look. Package has never been opened. I can measure them for you if you want. None of my bookshelves are missing shelves or lacking shelf pegs.

More coming on another day and in another post. Stay tuned.