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by rode_kater
Fri Jun 11, 2021 7:51 am
Forum: Freestyle Fashions
Topic: Amen Dress
Replies: 11
Views: 322

Re: Amen Dress

Meh. I do like a smart maxi, but the slit makes it entirely too flappy for me. Whenever I buy side (or back) slit dresses, I usually sew the slit shut. I'm not entirely sure why those waist-high slits drive me bonkers, but they do. I agree with the flappiness. I got some t-shirt fabric to try and m...
by rode_kater
Fri Jun 11, 2021 7:44 am
Forum: In the News / Advocacy
Topic: New York Times article
Replies: 23
Views: 334

Re: New York Times article

It's certainly uplifting to see the topic move off the garish runways and into the streets. But I suspect it will still take a while before it grows beyond a celebrity fad. I'll believe it's mainstream when mainstream retailers on Amazon and the like stop categorising dresses in the "clothing->wome...
by rode_kater
Thu Jun 10, 2021 6:59 am
Forum: In the News / Advocacy
Topic: New York Times article
Replies: 23
Views: 334

Re: New York Times article

Another possibility is https://archive.is/uasK8

This is an archived version of the page.

The article itself is so-so. Not impressed.
by rode_kater
Mon Jun 07, 2021 3:18 pm
Forum: Freestyle Fashions
Topic: Earthbound Trading Unisex Dress
Replies: 28
Views: 692

Re: Earthbound Trading Unisex Dress

A swim dress would be for covering up. Growing up in a place with lots of sun I would actually prefer it to the alternative, which is swimming in a t-shirt. Though I guess sunscreen has gotten a lot better since that message was invented. These days I guess people mostly go for the full bodysuits (a...
by rode_kater
Sat Jun 05, 2021 9:14 pm
Forum: Freestyle Fashions
Topic: It's not really a big deal after all!!!
Replies: 36
Views: 1503

Re: It's not really a big deal after all!!!

Agreed, it isn't deception. denmini said it much more succinctly than I was thinking. He's executing his (in NL anyway) constitutionally protected right to self-expression. The public situations where your sex is relevant are very few. It's also not unusual, I follow the /r/crossdressing on Reddit a...
by rode_kater
Thu Jun 03, 2021 7:40 am
Forum: In the News / Advocacy
Topic: Story from Spain
Replies: 13
Views: 386

Re: Story from Spain

Clothes have no gender, however, people do. A video posted here not so long ago pointed out that clothing has always been used to express gender. Places that use sarongs have men's styles and women's styles. Since clothing is a form of personal expression and many people would like to express their ...
by rode_kater
Sun May 30, 2021 9:07 am
Forum: Freestyle Fashions
Topic: Pockets differences
Replies: 160
Views: 14836

Re: Pockets differences

I like the style. If you're not going to wear it that length, cut it off and hem it to a length you prefer. Then at least you'd get some use out of it.

As for the pocket, I couldn't guess.
by rode_kater
Tue May 25, 2021 2:12 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The year without a spring
Replies: 7
Views: 193

Re: The year without a spring

OTOH here in NL the ground water levels are back to where they should after 3 very hot summers. I guess you have to take the wins when they happen.

Apparently from next week we're likely to start breaking the 20C (68F) on a regular basis which will make a nice change.
by rode_kater
Sun May 23, 2021 1:38 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: East coast fuel shortage
Replies: 52
Views: 1508

Re: East coast fuel shortage

There are essentially two purposes to carbon capture. One is to use carbon as energy storage to create fuels to drive mobile appliances. For this photosynthesis is pretty crappy with less than 1% efficiency and takes up valuable land. There is technology available that can convert CO2 in the air to ...
by rode_kater
Fri May 21, 2021 1:34 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: East coast fuel shortage
Replies: 52
Views: 1508

Re: East coast fuel shortage

Other than in towns or cities, I don't see electric vehicles being a practical option in the UK for a long time yet, I'm totally in agreement with you, the whole idea is impractical and I don't know anyone with an engineering or science background who thinks it has the slightest chance of happening...
by rode_kater
Wed May 12, 2021 1:47 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: East coast fuel shortage
Replies: 52
Views: 1508

Re: East coast fuel shortage

That's the first I've heard about that , and my first question for the company running the pipeline is how they got cracked and hostile actors could take control of a national resource. Somebody forgot the most basic thing about computer-networks: critical infrastructure should be air-gapped (and *...
by rode_kater
Wed May 12, 2021 9:01 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: East coast fuel shortage
Replies: 52
Views: 1508

Re: East coast fuel shortage

If this really goes pear shaped, just imagine the smug faces of all the people with electric vehicles. :P
by rode_kater
Mon May 10, 2021 3:34 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Covid 19
Replies: 128
Views: 4453

Re: Covid 19

Never attribute to malice that which can adequately be explained by stupidity or ignorance. This is the first real pandemic of the modern age and it's turned lots things we thought we knew on their heads. We've collected more information than ever before. This is going produce a lots more research a...
by rode_kater
Sun May 02, 2021 1:33 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi everyone
Replies: 31
Views: 2051

Re: Hi everyone

I can second the charity shop (or whatever you call it) approach. I've literally tried on dozens of dresses before finding a handful that worked. Patterned t-shirts dresses (I think) work because they just follow your shape rather than trying to make another one. But the only footwear I feel go well...
by rode_kater
Fri Apr 30, 2021 3:38 pm
Forum: Freestyle Fashions
Topic: It's not really a big deal after all!!!
Replies: 36
Views: 1503

Re: It's not really a big deal after all!!!

My experience is similar: if I'm planning or thinking about it I'll never get there. But once I'm committed the stress goes away. I'm out, pants are far away so I can't change even if I wanted, just roll with it.