Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Heroes, Princess Leia and Sundresses

I'm quasi back to days, but not really. I think I'll have to take a sleeping pill tonight to help. I have to go back to work tomorrow morning. I'd rather light myself on fire...but anywho.

Last night was the season finale of Heroes, and I feel the need to state my opinion here. So if you haven't seen it, SPOILERS AHEAD!
I must admit I was rather disappointed with the finale. I liked Nathan's anti-hero redemption. I understand the story arc of Peter's sacrifice but I really like the character and don't want to see him go. I also grasp the irony that he would never have become the bomb if he never sought to stop it (therefore running into Ted and absorbing said power). It really irritated the hell out of me that they merely stabbed Sylar and left him lying there. Cut his frickin' head off!!!! How many times did you almost have him!?!?!? You know how to stop the powers by severing the brain. Decapitate the bastard already!!!! Sheesh! Yet I do agree that it looks as if he were dragged off by another as opposed to crawling away. Loved the cockroach as a comparison, too. And for the idiots on the message boards...Peter couldn't just fly away because he was using all of his concentration/energy/focus on not blowing up in the middle of NYC. And he could not regenerate if Claire shot him because the whole point of shooting him in the head was to destroy his brain therefore stopping his abilities.
I do like the concept for next season: new story and a mini-spin off during the hiatus where you are introduced to new heroes and get to vote on who joins the story line. Plus the hint of a new super-villain. I would like to see what the eclipse has to do with all of this. I hope they don't go the way of Lost and cast about too many unanswered mysteries and never really give us any resolutions.

Ok enough of that rant.

I finished my Princess Leia pads. I got 16 out of 1 yard of flannel. That is with no inserts cut from this fabric since I have enough from my other patterns. Most days I don't use the inserts. Who else can brag of Star Wars menstrual gear? I forgot who asked me but they stay in place because there are snaps on the wings. You can see it if you click to see the bigger picture.

And sundresses. There's a ton of them out in stores now...do you think I could find one to fit me. HA! Stupid fashion industry. I guess I'm going to have to make my own. I'm most likely going to use this pattern from Folkwear. I really like this one because it reminds me of a costume I once wore in college. I think it was made from this pattern. I adored it and still wish it had left school with me. I went through my fabric stash and didn't really find anything I could use. I did find some other things that piqued my interest...so many hobbies so little time. (stupid job) So now I'm on the hunt for a quirky fabric to make my sundress before the snow flies again. Why the sudden urge for a sundress?? Mostly because my love commented on how he's never seen me in one. I'm willing to indulge his desire on this one.


Rachel said...

I for one am refusing to believe that the Petrelli brothers are dead. No one will convice me of that until next season. (Maybe its all the daytime soaps I watch) :)

Valerie said...

Hello there, I came acrossed your blog via Pieknits Blog and I wanted to first say hello. Then I wanted to ask, Do you put menstrual pads inside of the Leia covers or are the Leia pads actual sanitary napkins ?

Sorry if it seems like a silly question, I have just never seen anything like them.

Gothknits said...

The pads are the actual sanitary napkins. I have blog post about them with the link to the instructions to make their own here:


Not a silly question at all. I got rid of all my store bought stuff after I tried my first set.

Gothknits said...

ahhh it cut it off but the post in in feb 07