1. Wire cutters make good nail clippers in a pinch. (Makes sense - I used nail clippers to cut wire for years.)
2. They should make a Mass Effect pinball table. For Zen Pinball/Pinball FX. Or three: one for each game. (A fourth: Garrus themed! With an easter egg: tango music)
The first one could have the mission worlds, and “Shoot the flashing lane to get the mako over the hill!” and geth and rachni popups to knock down with the ball. If you make it to Virmire, the ramp you shoot chooses who you save. There would have to be a selection at the start of the game, though, where you pick femshep or manshep. Because it could be done using sound clips from the actual games, and that shouldn’t be too terribly hard to swap.
The second game’s table would allow you to choose a sqaddie and do missions/themed stuff based on their loyalty and recruitment missions. One of the minigames could be a maze/balance tilty board thing where you’re trying to get into the Shadow Broker’s base. And plenty of hammerhead references (I still hate that thing viciously, but enough people seem to like it better than the mako (weirdos) that it’s worth doing.)
The third table would…. I donno. Have stuff based on the third game. I need to finish getting ready for work, so I can’t really put too much into this one just yet. But I bet I know what I’ll be distracting myself with all day! :)
Discovered last night that E6000 can go bad. The tube was still smushy, but the glue inside had pretty much turned into putty - I can make translucent toxic marbles with it, but I can’t glue half-drilled hematite beads to findings. Hrmph.
(This took at least 8 years to happen, for the record.)
Also, an unopened bottle of Gorilla Glue solidified.
(Why, yes, I did fight my way to my drawer full of adhesives after several years of it being barricaded behind lots of stuff, and have a lovely scrape on my index finger for my trouble, and NO GLUE FOR BEADS. Dammit.)
(And yes, I have a drawer just for glue. And spray glue. And those nifty tombow glue tape thingies. And my hot glue gun. And big rolls of tape. I HAVE attempted to get my art shit organized on more than on occasion. It just doesn’t take. I am not an inherently organized person*.)
On the bright side, I discovered that the findings, which are just under 1/32” too long for my hematite beads, can be cut down with my wire snips. And both the beads and findings were exactly where I thought they’d be. (It’s just enough of a gap for a seed bead, if I have any with large enough holes to go over the pin. I may go digging for those beads tonight. I think I have some that might be just the thing to fill the gap and add a bit of color.)
* Chaos is very much a part of my creative process. I’m ok with it, even though it means that my living space looks like something exploded. What I need is sort of an inverse studio - rather than having my home neat and my studio chaotic, my home can stay the way it is, and the external space can be neat and where I have people over. I think that’d be easier to maintain. (Or else hire someone to follow me around and clean up after me, and then remember where they stashed everything, because I can never find anything if the room is clean. Maybe when I’m a zillionaire.)