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HOORAY! My very first TB is just about ready to go!

 
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Kabuthunk



Joined: 19 Aug 2006
Posts: 262
Location: Winnipeg

PostPosted: Nov 20, 2006 9:54 pm    Post subject: HOORAY! My very first TB is just about ready to go! Reply with quote

Awright, my very first TB is just about ready to enter the wonderful world of... umm... caches :P



It's still in my hands right now, but is already activated, waiting to be released (release date set to Friday, as that will give me much time to get a laminated "instructions" type thing made). 



I think I may have told some people about it in the chatroom at one point or another, but if not... the general premise is that this TB will be trying to amass the largest pile of travelling keychains it possibly can.



http://www.geocaching.com/track/details.aspx?id=657253



 



The idea: Y'know how in geocaches, there's nearly always a half-dozen keychains that seem to be there.  I notice that not often are they traded out.  As well... you ALWAYS get those things for free if you pretty much even VISIT a car-lot, or for free from work for some promotional thing, or free from various other givaways at stores, etc, etc.  I've found that I don't really have any use for them, as I don't like my keys having a mess of giant things attached to it.



Hence... they will travel, and gather into a massive ball of keychain!  I've set rules on there such that if you want one, go ahead and take it, as long as you trade another keychain onto it in return.  Add on any scrap keychains you want to get rid of, and if you're putting a keychain that's in a cache onto it, leave some trade swag in the cache in exchange.  I think that covers about everything.



So yeah... lemme know what you think of it.  I'll get a picture of it's original state up there when I can.  I'm at work right now, and I activated it from here, so I can't get a picture of it at the moment :P



EDIT: Oh, I got the 4-pack of TB's though... so i'll have to come up with something to do with the other three.  Right now, I'm thinking one will be nigh-identical to this one, but for any scrap keys that no longer belong to anything (not sure if that would be allowed, but I don't see why not).  The other two... I think I've got an idea, just have to come up with something to attach to the TB tag.



-- Edited by Kabuthunk at 15:56, 2006-11-20

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TASKForce3



Joined: 05 Nov 2006
Posts: 23
Location: Winnipeg

PostPosted: Nov 20, 2006 10:11 pm    Post subject: RE: HOORAY! My very first TB is just about ready to go! Reply with quote

Thats some good humour. Love the idea. I can't wait to see a picture of what this bug will look like. I suppose people could get creative as it grows and extend it by rearranging how the keychains are connected to each other. Very organic...I like it.

My daughters love your chainmail balls and have one each now.

If you plan on sending any more travel bugs out, you might want to talk to Peter from Peter and Gloria as he has some.

-- Edited by TASKForce3 at 16:13, 2006-11-20

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Kabuthunk



Joined: 19 Aug 2006
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Location: Winnipeg

PostPosted: Nov 20, 2006 10:16 pm    Post subject: RE: HOORAY! My very first TB is just about ready to go! Reply with quote

I was debating whether or not to include a link to the comic Planet Zebeth, but... yeah, wasn't sure.  Thought it might be seen as more of a cheesy advertisement than anything else.



But then again, being typical of me, any TB or cache that I plant will somehow involve terms or names from the game Metroid (of which my comic Planet Zebeth is based off of).  I'll have to toss the thought of putting in a link around for a while.



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Ztirnats



Joined: 20 Jul 2006
Posts: 199
Location: Winnipeg

PostPosted: Nov 20, 2006 10:18 pm    Post subject: RE: HOORAY! My very first TB is just about ready to go! Reply with quote

Suggestion make sure you use some aircraft cable to keep that sucker locked up tight, the regular chain will give out under the stress of having 214,000 key fobs stuck to it.   Might I suggest a patented  Z's Travel Bug Lock (C)  now with new Anti-Muggle Gnorman's Bling attached?



 



Available in a cache near you, just look for the TBLK



 





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Kabuthunk



Joined: 19 Aug 2006
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PostPosted: Nov 21, 2006 1:22 am    Post subject: RE: HOORAY! My very first TB is just about ready to go! Reply with quote

Well, it's "chain" is made up of 66 split keyrings, in a simple chainmail pattern (that being flower-maille, with two-ring flowers, combined with shaggy-weave on each link), in a plus-formation.



Long story short... it's doubled split rings, and off each doubled-split ring is a dangling split ring off each side of it, and to spread out the weight, it's in a plus-sign type configuration.  It'll make more sense when I take a picture tonight :P



 



The only problem is that I don't really trust the longevity of laminated paper.  Gonna spend a few days looking around for some kind of uber-strong, watertight keychain made for pictures or something.  Bound to be one of those somewhere.



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