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Jul. 21st, 2014 @ 03:54 am Naughty Bits #1   ~ aimlesscoyote
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Snapey Says I'm: [naughty!]
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Jul. 20th, 2014 @ 01:03 am Introducing... Sims 3 + Dominion   ~ aimlesscoyote
Hey guys! I have missed playing The Sims 3 lately. So I'm starting a new story-line.

This one is based loosely on the show "Dominion," so the main characters are archangels. It is NOT a Christian story, though! (Would I do that to you?)

http://www.thesims3.com/memory/memoryExchange.html?persona=aimlesscoyote&sortField=created_at&sortOrder=ASC&position=580&index=59 (storyline begins at "Custom Memory 8") (PG-13, public access)


(I might have to do a few steamy posts, and stick them somewhere private for you guys. I have all the mods for the, um, anatomical correctness.)
Eta:
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Snapey Says I'm: [happy!]
happy

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Jul. 4th, 2014 @ 01:22 am I've had it with annoying ads   ~ aimlesscoyote
Dear Advertising Firms,

This may come as a surprise, but the following actually DO NOT inspire me to purchase:

  • Annoying noises or music (especially electronic).

  • People moaning graphically in pain (I'm looking at you, senior citizen call device).

  • People randomly screaming, whether in surprise, anger, or pain.

  • Christmas Music ANY TIME outside December.

  • Blindingly bright, ugly, contrasting colors (like hot pink and green).

  • Products which eat other members of their species (*cough*cereals), ask consumers to eat them, or otherwise portray SENTIENT food items being consumed against their will.

  • Glaringly obvious use of sexuality, when it is completely unrelated to a product (soft drinks and cars are the top offenders, here).

Using these techniques in your commercials actually gives the OPPOSITE effect: I mute the ad and look away. Then, when it comes time for me to make a purchase, I will actually choose AGAINST whichever product(s) used the above.

Please fucking stop.

Thank you,
A. M. Coy

Snapey Says I'm: [annoyed!]
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May. 29th, 2014 @ 05:05 pm Luray Caverns! :D   ~ aimlesscoyote
Hey guys, I just wanted to post about my trip to Luray Caverns, Virginia. Luray is an enormous network of caves beneath the mountains of northwest Virginia. Over time, the minerals deposited by rain runoff solidify into wonderfully beautiful stalactites, stalagmites, and flowstone.

It's lovely, and damp and dark underground. I love it! The one drawback? They're charging almost $25 U.S. to get in, per person, for an hour's tour. Whaaaaat? $25, seriously guys? I think that's a little bit outrageous. It's not like they have to repay construction costs!

Anyway, here's some pictures I took, during my trip. Enjoy! :)

Luray Caverns (c)2014 A.M. Coy
Dendritic Formation, (c)2014 A.M. Coy
P5280032 - runaway truck ramp, for those poor juvenile homeless trucks copy





What do you think of my pictures?
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___I have no opinion. I am a vegetable.
___Purplified chocolate.
___...Pants.


location: United States, Virginia, Luray

Snapey Says I'm: Traveling :3

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Apr. 21st, 2014 @ 06:32 am Hello all :)   ~ aimlesscoyote
I just wanted to post a note to say hello. It's been awhile since I typed in Livejournal... I'm busy, mostly, in Second Life, and revamping some websites. Nothing very exciting, I'm afraid.

It's finally time to play in the dirt, but I hurt my paw, so there's no playing this morning :( Ah well, serves me right for trying to clean. I've come to the realization that a house's natural state is -dirty-... and any attempt to alter that reality is nothing but a temporary and unnatural fix. lol

Lots of hugs to you all! I hope you are well.
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Jan. 10th, 2014 @ 02:52 am (no subject)   ~ aimlesscoyote
I can't figure out this f'ing strange weather. It was 15 F here last night. Tomorrow? 73 F with thunderstorms. Earlier this week? High 60s. But before that? 20s.

Just... what the HELL is going on??
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Nov. 24th, 2013 @ 10:55 pm Oh dear.   ~ aimlesscoyote
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Nov. 7th, 2013 @ 01:36 am Busy Fox :3   ~ aimlesscoyote
I have been a busy fox! Finishing the basement so it looks less like a dungeon and more like a house. Which is kinda sad, because I enjoy the dungeon quality... but I need more house. So! Painting, sealing, staining, laying in linoleum... it's actually sort of fun. Next up come the walls. I need drywall or paneling, not bare concrete.

A friend suggested I go talk to the local Building Code Gurus at the County Courthouse, so I make sure I build everything right.

I can see this conversation going this way.

Me: Okay zoning guys, what is the code for my basement walls?

Zoning Guys: Uhhh. What are you DOING to the basement walls?

Me: Putting up drywall. It's concrete. Cold, Brr. What do I need?

Zoning: Well you need to start with a __ (insert strange tool name here) and use a ___ and a ___ with a ____. Got it?

Me: Um. *holds up epoxy?*
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Nov. 1st, 2013 @ 09:21 pm Dear Advertisers,   ~ aimlesscoyote
I will be pressing "MUTE" for all Christmas commercials, carols, and well-wishers until the day after Thanksgiving.

Consider yourself on notice.

~Coy
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Oct. 31st, 2013 @ 05:41 pm (no subject)   ~ aimlesscoyote
HAPPY SAMHAIN!!
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Oct. 28th, 2013 @ 09:16 am aaagh I want cookies   ~ aimlesscoyote
lol I don't know why but in the past few weeks I've been going NUTS over sweets and treats. I've been good for the past seven months but now I'm losing it.

Ah well I guess there isn't much point in being on a diet this time of year, anyway.
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Oct. 18th, 2013 @ 10:43 am Gobble Gobble. Gobble those goddamn grubs!   ~ aimlesscoyote
There are two REALLY big Thanksgiving dinners hanging out in my back yard, right now. But the gun hasn't been cleaned, and I already have a supermarket turkey in the freezer, so there really is no need. Plus, they look like they're doing me a favor, eating those godawful grubs. So I'll leave them be.

Besides, they might make more baby Thanksgiving dinners, and I can eat one of those next year. :3
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Oct. 4th, 2013 @ 12:05 pm Added Filter Forge stuff to my website   ~ aimlesscoyote
Hey everybody, if you use the program "Filter Forge" to make textures, here's a link to my page where you can find filters I made for it. Best part is, the filters are free! (Unfortunately, Filter Forge is not.)

http://coyfox.com/downloads.htm#FF
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Oct. 3rd, 2013 @ 01:51 am Mr. Coffee is an idiot savant.   ~ aimlesscoyote
(Take from a conversation I just had in Second Life.)

Wyvern Dryke is pretty sure Mr. Coffee is one of those special autistic people. He can do just one thing, really well. Anything else, he sucks at.

Baos Bigbear: two... coffee and hot water.

Wyvern Dryke: actually technically all he really does is the hot water.

Wyvern Dryke: the coffee is what you coincidentally put between him and the mug lol

Wyvern Dryke has a Mr. Coffee "espresso" maker. I bought it for like $30 or $40, I don't remember. A few years ago. It has a milk frother. Except....

Wyvern Dryke: .... The milk frother spits out a hot stream of steam, and you plunge it into milk, and it repeatedly gets stopped up with dried milk on the inside.

Wyvern Dryke: So then you turn it on, and it makes an ungodly howl like damned souls seeking revenge.

Wyvern Dryke: As the compressed steam tries to escape through the plugged hole.

Baos Bigbear: lol

Wyvern Dryke: So I yelled at it, and it howled back at me, and we had a conversation of angst. lol

Wyvern Dryke: (And upstairs, Roomie goes: ... Is everything alright down there?? lol)

Wyvern Dryke: And I go, Yus. We are just arguing over froth.
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Jun. 9th, 2013 @ 05:19 am Coy's Surefire Anti-EVERYTHING Spray   ~ aimlesscoyote
As many of you know, I love to garden, and live way out in the country. Over the years I've planted dozens of different things, and now, finally, some of it is beginning to bear fruit. This poses a problem I've already introduced: I live in the country. There are possums, raccoons, and herds (I mean -herds-) of deer. It's also a humid climate, so there's a fair amount of fungal infections such as apple rust, black spot, and powdery mildew.

So I went shopping at the local Home Improvement Place for solutions. There were anti-fungals, insecticides, herbicides, and expensive sprays for repelling different things in various sizes and prices. We settled on a natural anti-fungal: neem oil. (It's supposedly insecticidal too, but I haven't seen proof of that yet.) The neem was $20/4 oz, but concentrated, so a little goes a long way. Then we bought a bottle of stinky no-deer-spray: $20 for a small bottle with squirt trigger. (Are you KIDDING me?! This will treat maybe one apple tree, plus wear out my hand--and my wallet--in the process.)

So I took these items home. And the stinky no-deer-spray appeared to work pretty well. I haven't tried the neem this year but in years past it has treated fungal infections quite well. However, my pocketbook was really hurting after that trip to the store.

So I said, hey Self, why can't YOU make a stinky anti-deer-spray? And hey, while you're at it, add the neem oil to it, since you have to dilute the neem anyway. So I read the back of the stinky-deer-spray bottle, mused a bit, and came up with the following recipe.

    Equipment you will need:

  • 1 large sprayer, preferably the pump kind, that you never, ever intend to use for anything else. Ever.

  • 1 large kitchen filter, mesh screen or old tube sock (to filter out garlic bits).

  • 1 large pot to heat water, with a lid (or plate to cover it)


    Ingredients:

  • 2 heaping tablespoons of bottled (read: stinky!) chopped garlic (give or take).
    (Note: you want the kind in a jar that is liquidy, not dry powder.)

  • 1/2 cup not-very-fresh chopped onion (give or take).
    (Note: you can chop an onion ahead of time and leave it sitting out for a few days, but keep it covered so you can't smell it deteriorate.)

  • 1 teaspoon cayenne or chili powder (give or take).
    (Note: you can substitute some other scaldingly hot mixture here. It is to dissuade any -really- determined pests that get past the smell of your mixture. One bite of superspicy grapes is enough to turn off any raccoon!)

  • 1/4 cup dish soap (give or take).
    (Note: the best kind has a non-yummy smell, so avoid fruity scents. Instead, go for the super-cheap, harsh-perfume-laden crap on the bottom shelf.)

  • 3 to 6 not-very-fresh eggs.
    (Note: You will want to crack these BEFORE they go rotten. Trust me.)

  • Water for diluting.
    (Enough to fill up the pump-spray.)



    Procedure:

    Part One (do this first):

  • Go outside, open your pump-sprayer, and crack the not-very-fresh eggs into it.

  • Crush up the empty shells and sprinkle them on the ground around your fruit. The calcium is good for it.

  • Leave the egg yolks OUTSIDE, in your pump-sprayer, preferably in the hot sun. Important: close the pump-sprayer part-way, but do not seal it tightly! Gas from the rotting eggs might cause it to explode.

  • Allow egg yolks to "ripen" 3-4 days outside in sun.


  • Part Two (do this any time during egg "ripening" process, preferably early):

  • Heat water in large pot. It does not matter how much, because you are going to dilute the end result, anyway.

  • Heat water until close to boiling, then turn heat off.

  • Add to hot water: garlic, onion, cayenne/chili. (If you do not have a fine mesh strainer, you can put the garlic, onion and chili inside an old sock, tie off the end, then put the sock into the hot water. But don't plan on ever re-using the sock.)

  • Cover pot to keep smell out of kitchen.

  • Allow garlic/onion mixture to steep 2-3 hours, minimum (this allows all the pungent garlic, onion and chili oils to get into the water).

  • Strain garlic/onion mixture so that it has no "bits" in it, just liquid. (Otherwise you could clog up your pump.) If you have no strainer, hopefully you used an old sock like I told you, a few steps above.

  • Discard of old garlic/onion bits. You can sprinkle those around your fruit, too, if you wish. Won't hurt.


  • Part Three (do this once garlic/onion liquid is cool):

  • Plug your nose, hold your breath, or pinch your nose with a clothespin. Now, open the pump.

  • Carefully pour the COOL garlic/onion water into the ripening egg-yolks, inside the pump-sprayer. (Make sure it is cool, otherwise you will cook the eggs. That is not what you want.)

  • Add dish soap to the mixture.

  • (Optional) Add anything else you want, such as neem oil or insecticides or whatever.

  • Fill up the sprayer to almost the top with water.

  • Close the pump-sprayer tightly. Shake until well-mixed.

  • Spray on your fruit.


    Caveats:
    (That's Latin for "Caution, Stupid!")

  • You will have to re-spray your fruit after a heavy rain.

  • You will also have to re-shake the mixture before you begin spraying it, because the contents will separate.

  • When the mixture dries, it won't smell as bad.

  • Put your pets/wife/kids inside before you attempt to spray anything.

  • Do not spray your neighbor. No, I don't care if he owes you 20 bucks. Do not spray him with this.

  • Also, avoid spraying yourself. Ever heard of mace? This is about the same.

  • If you accidentally leave in any garlic, onion, or eggshell bits, they could clog your pump. So try to make sure only liquid gets into the pump. Otherwise, you'll have to strain the bits out... again.

  • I REALLY recommend washing the fruit before you eat it. Duh.

  • You should probably wash your hands after every step in the procedure, and after each spray as well. Plus, put any clothes you wore while spraying, directly into the washing machine. No, don't leave them on the floor; put them right into the washer. Seriously.


(c)2013 A. M. Coy - All Rights Reserved. Obtain permission before reprinting or posting, or I'll bite you in the ass. Thank you.
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May. 31st, 2013 @ 05:59 am Been listening to new music   ~ aimlesscoyote
Well maybe it's not "new" music but it's new to me :) Two groups in particular catch my attention: Fall Out Boy, and 30 Seconds to Mars. The first because it's good, all-purpose, solid alternative tunes. The second because it's perfect when you're crafting dark, gothic, ivy-covered buildings in Second Life. Which is what I've been doing lately.

30 Seconds to Mars gives voice to rage, angst, pain, and similar musings on the dark end of the human spectrum. Deep and angry, fixated on death, depressed and pissed as hell about it, all at once. Man, where was this band when I was cutting myself in college?!

... Oh yeah. In their mothers' wombs.


Heh. :-\




(ETA: I actually looked up the band in Wikipedia. They're actually much closer to my age than I thought! Still, no albums released until well after my angsty college days. Ah well.)
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May. 29th, 2013 @ 10:11 am I couldn't sleep this morning...   ~ aimlesscoyote
... So I wandered outside. Everything is in bloom. (But sorry my digital camera refuses to work. So no pictures for you!)

The weigelia has bright cerise blossoms, and the sweet william is blooming beneath it. I found a pink rose, a handful of green unripe raspberries, and ONE edible strawberry. Needless to say, that strawberry is now in mah belleh. :3

It wasn't very sweet, but after all the work I put into the damn plants, it was redolent of satisfaction.

Yum. :3
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