Saborias, I just recieved a frame from that source this morning, and I totally agree. I'm especially excited because yesterday I made huge progress on
my pack, and now I'll have something to attach the motherboard to. I finally got my flight suit yesterday too, and it fit perfect.y. It has been a good week.
Okay, first of all, that's an L in my nick, not an I. Saborlas. Sounds vaguely Spanish, but I was just throwing syllables around. Advantages to a nick like that is that it's NEVER TAKEN. I am Saborlas here, on Fark (and TotalFark), Xbox Live, AIM, Yahoo, MSN, you name it. If there's a Saborlas there, I'm he. Unless that Saborlas owes you money. It's also the name of a character I created for a novel... technically, I've always associated the name with my primary alter ego, and I just reinvented my alter ego when I got a cool idea for a novel. The old one didn't fit me anymore.
Second, I kinda went into a panic this week after realizing that I wasn't gonna have enough money to finish my pack... then the Law of Attraction kicked in overtime (the way it usually does when I really MUST have something). I've found enough 1/4" plywood to make everything you need plywood for except the motherboard itself, the carpentry shop down the street had a nice thick board in their scrap box (labeled "Free Wood," natch) I can carve a bumper from, a houseguest got takeout and the bowl/plate (rescued from the recycle bin) is PERFECT for the cyclotron, and I found the aforementioned eBay guy selling one SWEET deal on frames.
So don't be afraid to freak out about not having something. It's like asking the Spirit of the Franchise for help. That being whatever part of whatever higher being you believe in that thinks that Ghostbusters is totally awesome and Ghostheads should be rewarded for pursuing a hobby that makes everyone feel good. If you want it strongly enough, a way will be found for you to get what you need. I freaked over needing inexpensive parts fast, and that's EXACTLY what I got.
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