April 1st, 2005

Geeze. I haven't posted here in... 5 months!

My "dental technicial" told me my dreadlocks were going to cause me 'scalp rot'.

What the hell, woman? I pay you to scrape my teeth with a metal stick. Not piss on my hair parade.

She was just mad because my two little bone skull beads showed up on the X-ray. And the dentis freaked out because he thought I was a freak of nature and had a second set of wisdom teeth growing in. And than he noticed the "teeth" were happy smiling skulls.

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The Mod is angry. You don't like her when she's angry.

I've tried to be nice. I've tried to be polite. But sometimes a Mod has to say "ENOUGH!"

Mr. angel_thane is banned.

Some of you guys from the beginning know about the drama this community has dealt with because of him. I keep giving people second chances but he really went to far this time.

See for yourself.

Can you BELIEVE the NERVE!?! After all the chances I've given him, he basically says "Fuck get_up_dread_up and all those losers with their fake locks!" And in fact, HE doesn't even HAVE dreadlocks!?! That's the thing that pissed me off the most. All that elitist bullshit and he was faking! Just so he could sit back and laugh when the arguments started. Well, no more.

Well the community rule about NO DRAMA has definitely been broke here. He is no longer welcome at get_up_dread_up. I hate doing things like this but I feel if he wants to be a troll, then trolls get banned. Wow, I even friended him on my journal. Fuck that. GOOD RIDDANCE.
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Huh? What's this? I can post???

Let me just start by saying that for most things, you guys rule.

Let me continue by saying that when it comes to April Fool's Day, you guys suck.

Put plainly, you're just not guillable enough. As well, you must all be wearing flame-retardant suits, there was barely a spark.

A year ago something like this was tried in feminist_fatale and there was a HUGE row about it, people were bloody well jumping all over each other, kicking and screaming.

Here, a few mild comments, and lots of realization that it was a joke.


Next year, be more guillable, mmkay?

ps: Yes, this means it was all an April Fool's Prank.

pps: Jaki, your ass is still mine.

ppps: Bring on more nudity!
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i went to the store to buy a candle holder, but they didn't have any, so i bought a cake.

so i'm going to get my dreads worked on some time this weekend;
they're loopy & i have a million loose hairs.
i was just wondering if anyone could tell me what a reasonable price would be,
because i don't want to pay too much.

this is completely off topic,
but if any of you are fans of the wonderful Mitch Hedberg,
you should know that he passed away this past wednesday.
so so sad.
i still can't believe it.
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Notty By Nature - Some Questions


New to LJ and my first post to this forum. Had some questions about dreading that need answered. Have looked through the FAQ / memorable posts, and couldn't find answers to a few specific things, and just wanted some clarification before following through.

First, a little background. Years ago, went from waist length normal hair overnight to a shaved head, with the purpose of dreading some nice, THICK hair. Ultra long, thin hair tends to thin out, especially at the ends. Loving long hair, and wanting to keep my hair long for life .. well, dreadies are the only answer.

So the hair has been growing back for about a year, and is just past my shoulders. Seems like a great length (maybe 10 to 12 inches?) ...

Research indicate the best methods would be the twisty one. Yet, when I tried it the other night as an experiment, my hair wouldn't lock .. very very fine hair, think Legolas.

Oh, and I've locked other peoples hair using Knotty Boy, but prefer to personally stay away from wax and go as natural as possible. Wax seems to get a little stinky after several years, not to mention it gunks up your bed pillows pretty good.

So, some ideas I had, and questions to ask about before going forth.

1. Space between locks? When doing the partition technique, eg squared sections, what is a good space to have? How much do dreads grow in thickness, especially over the course of 5, 10 years and up? While the super tiny dreads are cool, they don't seem very 'masculine' to me, and tons of small dreads seem to require more upkeep, so my preference is larger rather than smaller, but even so .. no idea how much space.

2. Backcombing - Without doing wax, my question is the how-to-lock technique. Here's what Im thinking, and was wondering if there could be any improvements. First, have the roots sectioned and braided somewhat (braids to help the roots lock.) Second, backcomb. Third, hand-roll (*cough*) the hair .... seems simple enough, will this actually cause enough tangles to stay matted w/o wax and remain together when being washed?

3. Extra's - Being all natural doesn't necessarily mean not using any products in the hair. So, lemon juice, aloe vera, salt water all seem to be good for tightening up dreads, are any useful to use when forming the locks?

4. Time between washing? Ive heard several conflicting reports on this, from regular wash to once every month or so. Having slightly oily white boy hair, seems that washing every other day would help dry the hair, aiding in lockage. Comments, personal experience?

5. Bob Marley, required music for locking or not? :) Just playing with this question, but am curious as to response.

Thanks for taking the time to read this exhaustively long post. I don't know how to clip this post to a link, or I would.

Dread update / GUDU

Hey first off, i made a text change to that logo to the left of GUDU, go to my lj profile and check it out, its my first entry, not hard to spot :P

also here are some pics, its been a LONG time :) so here be a update.

3 other pics.





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i got the coolest beads this week at the local bead store.

they're MOOD BEADS. they change color with temperature, from red-orange (cold) to green (moderate) to blue-purple (warm). the holes were far too small to fit on my locks, but in a fit of inspiration, i bought three of the longest ones & made this:

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mirror stuffs

hey hey hey, many of you have seen these already but i got a request for mirror pix. i havn't done one of these in a long time but i might do another one this weekend...i'm gonna start rackin my brain for something creative...enjoy..

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fuck it. i've decided i'm gonna do another one tonight. i have a ton of shit to do around the apartment and errands and such but i'll get around to it before the night is over and post it..
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