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Wow that's so cool...did you make it?????

Postby mars » Sun Aug 14, 2011 4:45 pm

I'm a pretty crafty person and make lots of stuff, but I have this one clothing item that I bought online because it's beyond amazing (I bought it for myself for my birthday). This item gets major ooooh's and ahhhhhh's everytime I wear it, so much so that I don't wear it if I don't want to interact and have my photo taken with tons of people.

Usually when I'm wearing cool stuff that I made, I love the question, "Did you make that?" But when I'm wearing this particular item, it's not as fun to answer. In fact, I feel like I'm disappointing people if I say, "No, I bought It." So I need some better lines...I've come up with a few, but I thought it would be fun to pick your brains.

Help me come up with some good answers to "Wow, that's so cool...did you make it?"
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Re: Wow that's so cool...did you make it?????

Postby lemur » Sun Aug 14, 2011 6:20 pm

I submit "Fuck off, hippie" as a possible answer


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Re: Wow that's so cool...did you make it?????

Postby Elderberry » Sun Aug 14, 2011 6:23 pm

Simply say: "Why thank you, it's one of my favorites. Glad you like it too." and move on with the conversation. You have a 99% chance they won't ask again. If you want to guarantee a 100% chance they won't repeat the question, follow up the above with question about their outfit or anything actually.

But now I'm curious...post up a picture of you in the costume.
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Re: Wow that's so cool...did you make it?????

Postby trilobyte » Sun Aug 14, 2011 6:34 pm

+1 to what jkisha said, you could also add a variant "No, but I found someone who did!"
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Re: Wow that's so cool...did you make it?????

Postby mars » Sun Aug 14, 2011 6:41 pm

Heh heh heh...love it!
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Looking forward to hearing some more.

I'll try to find a good photo...the thing is, it's blacklight and a movement-related experience, so it's hard to capture it in a photo. Will try to find one to post, though.
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Re: Wow that's so cool...did you make it?????

Postby Savannah » Sun Aug 14, 2011 7:19 pm

jkisha wrote:Simply say: "Why thank you, it's one of my favorites. Glad you like it too." and move on with the conversation. You have a 99% chance they won't ask again. If you want to guarantee a 100% chance they won't repeat the question, follow up the above with question about their outfit or anything actually.

But now I'm curious...post up a picture of you in the costume.


I like this answer, because it is both gracious and evasive. :D

I do a similar thing when acquaintances or strangers say "How are you?" (which is an expression of goodwill, not really a true question) and I'm in a hurry or don't feel like saying "Fine!" or "Shitty, and it's not even your business" I tend to answer with "Hi!" and a smile and most people don't even notice. Then, we're even. A pleasantry for a pleasantry. :)

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My first thought of an answer was: "I WILLED IT INTO BEING." :shock:
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Re: Wow that's so cool...did you make it?????

Postby Hoolie » Sun Aug 14, 2011 7:53 pm

"I made it happen."
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Postby Elorrum » Sun Aug 14, 2011 9:01 pm

"I wish." "I'd love to be able to do something like this." then praise the artist who did make it.
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Re: Wow that's so cool...did you make it?????

Postby mars » Sun Aug 14, 2011 9:52 pm

Here's a photo of Poof Skirt:
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Here's a photo of Poof Skirt:


And here's someone saying "Wow that's so cool, did you make it?":
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And here's Poof Skirt in action (you really should see it in Blacklight!):
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Re: Wow that's so cool...did you make it?????

Postby Trishntek » Sun Aug 14, 2011 10:09 pm

I didn't read the other posts,,, but wow! that's cool! did you make it?




just kidding,,,, but the best response is to remove it and show them the tag to read for themselves. If there is no tag, remove it anyway and pretend to look for it. It just might be the highlight of your day!
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Re: Wow that's so cool...did you make it?????

Postby Packoderm » Sun Aug 14, 2011 11:59 pm

Just say, "No, I had one of my associates make this one." They don't need to know that your associate lives in China.
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Re: Wow that's so cool...did you make it?????

Postby delle » Mon Aug 15, 2011 5:48 am

Trishntek wrote:I didn't read the other posts,,, but wow! that's cool! did you make it?




just kidding,,,, but the best response is to remove it and show them the tag to read for themselves. If there is no tag, remove it anyway and pretend to look for it. It just might be the highlight of your day!


On the same line, how 'bout having the name and coordinates of the person who did it handy to provide to the Really REALLY Impressed? ...sending love back to the artist AND giving the admirer an opportunity to find their own. (or is this a no-no?)

I don't think there's any shame in not having made it yourself. You're sporting something that brings people joy. You made that particular joy happen right then and there, thru whatever means.
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Re: Wow that's so cool...did you make it?????

Postby Kiva Girl » Mon Sep 19, 2011 6:53 pm

I was lucky enough to purchase the same poof skirt for Burning Man off of Etsy. Folks literally stopped in their tracks/bikes to come over and do our project so they could ask about the amazing skirt. Hundreds of compliments can be exhausting.
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Re: Wow that's so cool...did you make it?????

Postby mars » Mon Sep 19, 2011 9:37 pm

Well, I wore the skirt on the playa, too, and it was great having some answers ready when the throngs of fans approached. My most frequent answer was, "I manifested it".

(And I always gave out the info for the artist who made it).
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Re: Wow that's so cool...did you make it?????

Postby bubbavic » Mon Sep 19, 2011 10:34 pm

You could just say, " Ya know I dunno where it came from. I fell asleep in the deep playa and when I woke up I was wearing this! It was like magic!"
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Postby graidawg » Mon Sep 19, 2011 11:10 pm

when they ask say what skirt? look down and scream where did that come from then run around in circles screaming till you fall over or get offered alcohol.
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Re: Wow that's so cool...did you make it?????

Postby hookahdude » Tue Sep 20, 2011 12:28 am

"It was gifted by extraterrestrials." totally dead pan then turn and walk away...

Sorry, watching a show that has a bunch of people at a UFO conference while I read eplaya.. not sure how smart that it...
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Re: Wow that's so cool...did you make it?????

Postby mars » Tue Sep 20, 2011 9:42 am

Hahaha! I'll save those for the next time I wear it!
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Re: Wow that's so cool...did you make it?????

Postby Ugly Dougly » Tue Sep 20, 2011 9:53 am

Of course, I bent over and shit it out - because I'm a warlock!

You want one too? You gotta dig it out of my ass like everyone else does. Go ahead.
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Re: Wow that's so cool...did you make it?????

Postby bluesbob » Wed Oct 12, 2011 6:22 pm

Big black felt pen on a white shirt, "YES I MADE THIS!"
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Re: Wow that's so cool...did you make it?????

Postby mars » Thu Oct 13, 2011 8:15 am

bluesbob wrote:Big black felt pen on a white shirt, "YES I MADE THIS!"


Actually I'm thinking of the same idea with "NO, I DID NOT FUCKING MAKE THIS!"
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Re: Wow that's so cool...did you make it?????

Postby Boijoy » Thu Oct 13, 2011 8:21 am

how about, "No. a 7 yr old in china made it. Boy those tiny hands sure can stitch can' they?" :)
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