So my friend just sent me a link to this community, and it couldn't have come a better time. Last night my room mate dreaded my hair for me. After six hours of hair pulling, backcombing, and making D&D references while watching Lord of the Rings, my whole head was done. He had had dreadlocks before, so he knew what he was doing. Or I hoped he did anyway. They look pretty intense, though they still need a while to look awesome.
I'll be sure to update as they start to lock, and grow more wicked. Either way, later.