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27th-Mar-2006 07:57 pm

based on a recipe from grognogrog i made up the blue glaze. it used strontium, and i am a bit grumpy i failed (AGAIN) to get super powers in a labroom chemical spillage. *Sigh* i think i might steal some more strontium , and some barium, go to the local hospital with a spider, and in the xray room throw everything into the air and blast myself with xrays... surely this is the ONLY way to get some sort of super power?

anyhoo i applied it to pots that had been bisque firedand i guess we'll see how it goes!
27th-Mar-2006 11:18 am (UTC)
I have been doing chemical engineering and material science for (ugh) the last 20+ years and have yet to get any of the superpowers I expected. One coworker actually has metrology powers because he THINKS he can measure things smaller than a micron with his hands and eyes.

But alas I never get anything worse than a stuffy nose or slight chemical burns.

Good luck!!! (and remember to read the safety info on any material you are working with)
27th-Mar-2006 11:25 am (UTC)

_there has_ to be a freakish but astounding simple combination of things that will do it! and i figure that i haven't intentionally placed myself in harms way (mostly) so the 'accident factor' should raise my chances considerably.

(reading material data saftey info isn't going to help either!)
27th-Mar-2006 11:27 am (UTC)
wotcha been up to? haven't heard from you in a while
27th-Mar-2006 12:28 pm (UTC)
Mmm. I discovered not long ago that an accident when I was a child with a fishing line and a large pile of yarn has given me the super-power of untangling things.

It's not as a cool as I thought having a super-power would be. Useful, but not cool.

Maybe you are secretly Bee-Man, but haven't worked it out yet. Please don't try getting stung by a radioactive bee. Well, not unless you are sure it will work (and you are sure you want your arse to be pointy and posionous.)
27th-Mar-2006 08:36 pm (UTC) - The problem with being Bee-Man
We all want super powers and I'd be pretty happy any others I picked up (I already have the power to annoy) but I'm not sure how good it would be to be a Super-Bee. Bees can only sting once because they leave the stinger behind in the stingee. Then they die.

So there you'd be, strutting down the street in a mild mannered (but studdly) manner when all of a sudden you'd hear a cry of distress. You'd duck into your mobile phone (because there are no phone boxes anymore) and emerge as mighty mighty Bee-Man. Then you'd dash to the scene of the crime in the Bee-mobile and this is where the problem starts.

The victim would be all "Save me, Bee-Man, save me" and you'd be looking all manly in your yellow and black thermal, acid and radiation proof underwear but then you'd have to explain a few things.

You'd prolly say "I'd like to help you deal with the purse snatcher but first I need to know how much is in the handbag because ,you know, I really can't afford to be just wasting my superness on petty crime"

And the victim would go "what?"

And you'd say "Well if I sting this villain, I'll like die, with a huge chunk of my arse stuck to him, so I'm not all that keen to just waste my one shot at glory if there is only a bus ticket and a wad of used tissues in the bag"

And the villain would look in the bag and say "There's not a lot in here really. In fact, it hasn't really been worth my time either"

And you'd say "Well maybe I'll just let it go, then. Maybe wait for something a bit more Save-The-World-ish, if you know what I mean"

And the victim would be all hurt and angry looking and shout "so am I getting saved or not?"

And you and the villain would both say "listen lady. You got nothing worth stealing and therefore nothing worth saving. You've pretty much wasted everybody's time here this morning. Run along before we call the cops"

And then instead of a breathless kiss on the cheek from the victim, you'd prolly get a kick in the Super-Bee-Nuts.

4th-Apr-2006 12:55 am (UTC)
Happy birthday!
4th-Apr-2006 02:59 pm (UTC) - Thank you!
and before you ask - i went to the dentist and my computer broke ;)

ahhhhhhhhh good times
4th-Apr-2006 08:29 pm (UTC) - Re: Thank you!
you live in the fast lane!
4th-Apr-2006 09:21 pm (UTC) - Re: Thank you!
don't hold me back!

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