I basically built the whole cup using three revolves aided by a bunch of construction geometry as reference points. Which you may or may not be allowed to do, probably should ask my teacher about that at some point. (I don't actually know what construction geometry is actually used for; what I did is just my guess for an application of it.)
Of course. I'm not actually done. The basic geometry is there. I have the bottom. I have the middle. I have the top. What I don't have is the sixteen arch thingies on my cup, or the companion three inner thingies on the inside of the cup. You know...those indent things?
My cup looks very similar to this cup. But the indent thingies on the outside I'm talking about probably are more visible in this cup's image. There, they're triangle thingies, butyeah. My cup has 16 of those little indents (what exactly are those called? Grooves? I dunno the term), and I haven't a clue how to go about making them.
I mean. The first challenge would be how do I make a pattern off of a circle; I feel like Catia can do that easily but I sure as heck don't remember the technique for it. The second, and more daunting, challenge, is...figuring out what the heck the actual geometry behind the indent...grove...thingies are. Like. At the top, these indent things seem to be indented (impressed?), as in, below the starting point. At the bottom, these same indent things are out, are past the starting point. And I have to figure out how to make this transition work. Oh. And one other thing. The difference between one and the other? A small fraction of an inch. We're talking...maybe 1/16th. Or maybe one fourth of 1/16th.
I mean, Catia can handle things that small especially if I change my default grid size. It's just...there's a matter of precision and also a question of how the heck I make it add material for one part, and then subtract material for a different part, more or less. It's...it's complicated. Complex. Too much for me to wrap my head around today, but I did enough work that I'll tackle it another time.
Anyway. After class, I almost forgot today was a Tuesday. That being, tae kwon do today. Fortunately, I remembered, so I stopped at Subway. I got my standard sub, but on an impulse, added to it sweet onion sauce as a topping. I felt it was a bit stronger than I would prefer. And honestly, it felt a bit different in flavor, a little "off", and I was later able to identify the why:
It's a bit too sweet for a sub which is otherwise not really a sweet thing. I really shouldn't have been surprised that a sauce called sweet onions was in fact, actually, sweet, but all the same it was a surprise to have. But honestly? It wasn't bad. It was different, and I don't like how prominent it was. But. It wasn't bad and while it took a little bit of time for me to adjust to the taste...once I did, I kinda liked it. So I'm thinking of making it permanent. Will have to see.
I'll let you know how it goes tomorrow. (Well I might, I'm notorious for not following through on things so you might have to remind me.) But, I also like the idea of experimenting and on this blog, on a one-extra-per-week basis, adding to my sub and letting you know the results: no difference (in which case automatically add it because it's extra to the food which I basically always need), pleasant difference (in which case it is a MUST have), or negative difference (in which case it is a MUST avoid).
We'll have to see how that goes.
But anyway. On a different note. There's not much time before tae kwon do, but there's enough for me to give follow-through on the subject of traffic gods. I should clarify this is not my belief in them, so much as it is me extrapolating a possible pantheon which could be based off the concept of traffic gods. This is the sort of thing which, say, would be the start of a good story, but isn't really me starting to define my belief since I don't really have a defined belief that I know of, just undefined general belief.
With that disclaimer of this being a fictional representation down, the system that I came up with had four major gods as the main deities controlling traffic: the god of safe travel, the god of hasty travel, the god of unexpected travel, and the god of productive travel.
All aspects of traffic fall under one of those four gods as far as I can tell. The god of safe travel is obvious: you don't want to, say, have a flat, or crash, or die, or have unpleasantries happen to you. The god of hasty travel is also obvious: you don't want to encounter delays, such as a traffic jam, detour, red lights, flat tire, or the like.
The god of unexpected travel might be a little more complicated, but basically, it covers both the bad and good in traveling. Traffic might be something we'd consider bad...but an unexpected result of traffic might be seeing in a dead-stop how beautiful the scenery surrounding you is. That's an aspect of unexpected travel. Another aspect of unexpected travel would be suddenly being whisked away on a journey you hadn't planned for--something comes up on a short notice, so you need to leave with no preparation.
It also covers basically every form of accident and unforeseen, unplanned for delays: traffic jams, encountering a detour, flat tires, the like.
The god of productive travel is basically having your trip accomplish something. Namely, transporting yourself, but also potentially messages and goods and the like. This god of productive travel is also who you'd pray to for you to have a good time on the road. If you get stuck in a traffic jam, praying to the god of productive travel would be praying that the delay the traffic jam causes ends up doing you good: maybe you think of an idea you wouldn't have had. Or maybe you have fun you couldn't have with smooth sailing.
I realize these gods have quite heavy overlap. That's intentional. Because all sub-deities are aspects of at least one of those four traffic gods, but can belong to multiple, up to and including belonging to all four. For instance, a god of traffic lights is most obviously subservient to the god of hasty travel, but is also subservient to the god of safe travel, as traffic lights are in place to protect us from accidents, i.e., unsafe events. (All gods are neutral, covering both the bad AND good of their aspects.)
And while not as common, the god of unexpected travel could ask for something unexpected to happen at a traffic light; the god of productive travel could ask for something productive to happen at a traffic light.
From this you can extrapolate the relations to all instances of gods. A god of traffic lights would be fairly high up, but also have subservient to it a god of red lights, a god of green lights, a god of yellow lights, and maybe even others, like a god of left turn signals and a god of crosswalk signals.
There'd be a god of stop signs. A god of crosswalks. A god of school zone crossings. A god of traffic jams. A god of construction work. A god of detours. A god of road closures. A god of accidents. A god of road crossings (this one works even in a non-modern setting). A god of police cars. A god of HOV lanes. The list goes on and on. But each and every one of those, I would attribute to being a servant of at least one of the four greater gods of traffic.
These things might not be directly tied to traffic--but they don't have to be; they just have to have traffic within their domain in order to be part of the traffic god pantheon. I certainly think this is an interesting take on the idea of a traffic god pantheon, and think much fun could be had with the concept.