Gadgetry for the home

Does anyone have any gadgets (&/or tech?) that have proved helpful with managing chronic health conditions &/or disabilities?

I know of a few instances where these have been mentioned in other threads here and there but thought we could have a thread with them all in one place.

Feel free to even post a review of the item if the mood takes you.

I’ll list my items in a reply, in due course.

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A thread for fellow cosplayers to discuss this hobby, share tips & tricks and maybe the odd photo should you wish.

Does anyone else cosplay?

How did you get into it, and do you have a favourite genre or franchise you like to cosplay in particular?

We’re just back from our third comicon in cosplay – this time we were Star Wars characters and previously we’ve been 2000AD Judges and Star Trek characters.

I think my next project might be Alice from the Resident Evil films (films 2 & onward, I can’t wear what she wears in the first film).  My husband is working on a mash up of Boba Fett and Johnny Alpha.

It was my husband who got me into it, really – we’re long time LARPers but a couple of years ago he started getting into making cosplay projects and talked me into joining him at the comicons.

It’s an expensive hobby, though, because not only do the projects cost money so do the comicons, plus travel and then there’s all the money one tends to spend at these events!  So we can only go to a small handful a year (plus then there’s my spoons level, as well).

Anyone else?

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Masks in Mysticism

I guess I’m a week late on this topic, but whatever …

Every year when Halloween rolls around, I get to thinking about the spiritual significance of masks or costumes. There’s the obvious aspects of transformation and concealment, and then there’s the question of what we chose to dress up as, and why.

I personally haven’t ever worn a costume for spiritual reasons, but I can easily see how it could be. Has anyone here had experience with something like this?

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ADMIN: Fall Back (Daylight Savings Time Ends in US & Canada 2am Sun 3 Nov 2019)

Daylight Savings Time ends tonight at 2am (which suddenly becomes 1am). This means that (in most of the US and Canada) you need to set your clocks back one hour before you go to bed or you will be confused in the morning. Or for those who are normally confused in the morning (because it’s morning), you’ll be more confused than usual. ;D


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Change and deity

I’ve almost no personal experience of magic, but in my imagination at least it’s possibly one of the very few things in the universe that’s truly not limited, at least from our rather limited human perspective.

With that said, warfare, I feel, is a thing which has existed since at least as long as humankind – and (perhaps I’m just a huge cynic) will exist for at least as long as our species.  So arguably an unlimited phenomenon afterall, actually?

Now that I think about it, the same could be said of other phenomena, such as love.

Even something like prosperity, which doesn’t necessarily only refer to financial prosperity but to the fact that all societies (even individuals) need a certain level of availability of resources in order to, well, in order to prosper…

Anyone else feel as though a whole new thread could evolve out of some of the above?  (Not sure what it’d be titled, though…)

(Also, just to add for the sake of full disclosure , that I don’t actually have deities as such as part of my current path, which is why I hadn’t joined in on this thread until now.)

A quote from another thread started has tied into a question I’ve been musing for a while so I thought Id take up Perdita’s suggestion and start a new thread.

Now the original point was how certain phenomena are limited or unlimited so I’ll add an interesting point ( as quoted from here ) that certain of our cells are being replaced at various intervals, meaning that we are constantly changing.

This relates because concepts such as war or love have changed over time ( especially if we look back to them at their most basic as fight the tiger or die and attraction to mate ) almost like cells in our bodies. And the landscape has also changed with erosion or volcanoes etc..

So the question is, if all these things have changed how have our deities and our concepts of them changed? Have they changed or do they just die in some way and get replaced? Because it’s obvious that there have been changes over time.

And as a side thought. How has magic changed? Is it just our understanding or the way energy flows?

Anyway, this is a bit rough as I’m still getting used to how this works also but thoughts, ideas, UPG and added questions are all welcome

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Halloween 2019 a wash out – how to claw it back?

I’ve a childlike love of Halloween and usually celebrate (in small ways) throughout the month of October, with a big day/evening of indulging on the 31st (usually by wearing certain bits of jewellery during the day, maybe black nail polish and with movies & snacks).

This year due to a busy week at work culminating in a complaint at work I’ve not ended up having my celebration.  No movies recorded and turned out to be none I wanted to watch on any of the TV channels.

So I’m now intending to move my celebration to tomorrow instead, which would usually be my day of the dead – so that day will be a day later, too, at the weekend.

If you were in my position what might you do to ‘claw back’ some of the magic of Halloween, a day late?

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