Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Origami Paper for Star Wars Origami

 Earlier today I was wondering about the difference between "to" and "too", so I had to take an extra minute to look that up just to make sure I don't abuse it too badly.  Here is the hard and fast rule; you can almost always replace "too" with "excessively" or "also", if those replacements don't make any sense then you need to use "to".  If you don't believe me, then go look it up in your Mirriam-Webster Dicitonary.

Completely unrelated, but it also happened today, visions of origami flashed before my eyes and I was intrigued.  If you weren't aware of the situation, origami is where you take a piece of paper and fold it and contort it on all manners of manipulation (without cutting or gluing or taping anything) and create a new object.

I found a pretty cool site of Star Wars Origami that would be a perfect jumping off point for kids that are interested in making something a little more exciting than the standard cup, boat, or crane.  So go ahead and knock yourself making yourself an origami fleet of A-Wings.  Unfortunately, most of the people working on origami these days are also trying to publish or sell a book so you can't expect them to give you all the goods for free.

Pacon primarily sells two different sets of origami paper and the pricing seems odd to me.  40 sheets of 9 x 9 bright colored lightweight paper will cost around $7, but 55 sheets of 9-3/4 x 9-3/4 bright colored lightweight paper will cost around $6.  I don't know why anybody would pay more money for less paper, but maybe 9 inch origami paper is just that awesome.  Now please go and purchase some origami paper and build a origami Gamera for me (Gamera explained).


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