Why do people assume that because I prefer to use old methods in
my work, I somehow do not understand technology. The reason I use
old methods, because they are simply better.
“Old” methods are ALWAYS best, huh?
Where do you find doctors that practice bloodletting these days? I
can tell you that I would not be sitting here writing this post if my
own doctors had depended on that method…
So we know by your general statement then - that your own personal
"designer" clothing has been made from cotton that you picked,
threads that you spun and wove yourself, designed the patterns for,
and then sewed by hand. Because of course that is the “best”? I look
forward to seeing your sartorial skills when we meet. I might be more
interested in the watch you are wearing though. Personally, I haven’t
worn one in 12 years, but for totally unrelated reasons.
And all Orchid members must know by now that you personally go out
and dig or pan your own gold, refine it using alchemy, alloy it with
other metals you’ve mined yourself, pound your metal into sheet,
draw all your own wire, make your all your own solders, mine your own
borax, make your boric acid, solder on coals with a blowpipe, polish
with leather (of course you killed/tanned it yourself?) and handmade
made cloth or felt with compounds you made yourself, and clean up
the final product using handmade hair brushes with soaps that you
made from scratch… EXACTLY like it was done all those years ago?
And you do all this because it’s “better”?
Don’t forget the steel for hammer heads, files, and sawblades - and
of course graver blanks:)
Let’s see now, that should make you the most exclusive and most
expensive goldsmith on the planet, right? Better’n Tiffany, Cartier
and Bulgari even, because they all use a few power assisted
engraving/setting tools these days… yeah, it’s horrifying, but
Living and working like this, under a tree or in a cave somewhere,
I’m beginning to understand how you can afford a really really fancy
computer to post with. All that money you must make…
But where do you find the time to write these posts? In between
mining, smelting, making your own sawblades and weaving underwear
that’s way too tight?
I will eagerly await your response next month - by smoke signal - of
course, it’ll take some time to relay it up here since “old methods
are simply better.”