That’s so funny!
Back in 92’-93’ my brother and I did that exact same thing with star trek and x-men action figures and the family camcorder. I think we had Picard dancing with Wolverine. Then Geordi came in and phasered them.
Well I don’t know how creative this is, but I make these comic strips of a stick figure named Timothy. He does drugs, picks up hookers, robs lemonade stands, and gets drunk a lot. People who get these comics laugh their heads off. People who don’t stare at me like I am insane and walk away. Ah well. I think they are cool, and I wasted a whole hour making a page of these Timothy Comics.
I made a repeating tape loop once with about a minute between words. All it said was Straight, Right, Left. Over and over. I would put the tape in my car and drive for a while, then turn on the tape and start following the directions. I had some adventures.
I wonder if I still have it somewhere. I’m suddenly feeling the urge to wander…
First attempt: I designed a city called Minervia. A west-coast Canadian city. It wasn’t that good, but I did manage to finish it.
Second attempt: starting with a constructed language, a fiendishly difficult piece of work called Lyanjen, I designed part of a conculture to match. I got bogged down, though, and let it slide. I still have it around here.
Third attempt: I’m presently working on another city called La Luz, the capital of a fictional North American country, a former Spanish colony called Mar de Cristal. I’m actually doing pretty well with it. Have been plugging away at it on and off since 2002. I’ve got about a third of the city mapped, as well as broad-scale maps of the country and some notions about its history and political organization.
(One of the hardest things about making a concity is naming all the streets. From time to time I throw in a few in-jokes… one of the biggest churches is the Basilica de San Policarpo, and I named a series of four streets Calle Santa Laura, Calle Santa Cristina, Calle Cordero (Spanish for “lamb”) and Calle Perséfone. After Persephone, naturally.)
Years ago I got paper and pencils and made myself a fantasy equestrian centre, loads of stables, paddocks, indoor and outdoor arenas, hired staff - everything. I’d hold showjumping competitions using dice I made that had faults [that occur in real showjumping competitions] instead of numbers. I must’ve used 100 sheets of paper on it. Threw the whole lot in the bin when we moved house
Nowadays I do a similar thing online at Virtual Horse Ranch
Wow! I was about to post the very same thing (minus the dice/jumping competition thing). In fact, I just recently ran across some of my Dream Horse Farm plans I’d sketched out. Pages and pages of neatly drawn buildings and paddocks, all painstakenly detailed and labeled. I guess I had a lot of time on my hands as a kid.
And you say there’s a website for this? runs off to look
Color and font removed because I can’t stand to read text in that font or color.
When I was a kid, I used to crumple and smooth the brown paper from cut up grocery bags, until it somewhat resembled leather. Then I would carefully cut out and assemble various bridles, halters, and saddles for my model horses. I used to make the hardware, such as buckles and rings, out of thin copper wire. I would examine photos and drawings of tack to get my patterns, there were no printed patterns. I think that I was able to make some pretty realistic tack for my model horses that looked MUCH better than the plastic bridles and saddles that some of them came with. I even padded the saddles in the appropriate places.
I also used to make my own scented talcum powder, from perfume and plain baby powder. Back then, nobody did this. Now it’s in fashion.
I tried carding and spinning the “wool” of my dog’s undercoat. I wasn’t able to do it, I imagine because her hair just wasn’t quite long enough, and I didn’t really know how to do it. I was going by the brief descriptions in schoolbooks.