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Old Feb 15th, 2011, 11:18 PM        I'M LEFT HANDED SO SHUT UP
I have a chalkboard hanging in my kitchen. I change it seasonally, usually with my beloved koh-i-noor woodless pencils. Started on a spring chick today.

He's a work in progress and that's why the shading on his wing and rear end are a bit wonky.



Anyway, if any of you lefties out there have mastered some way of not having the heel of your hand drag over and smear and ruin everything you do, I'm all ears. I've gone through the majority of my life with either an ink or a graphite or a chalk stain. And yes, I can work backwards, but sometimes I'm not thinking backwards.



The pink squiggle is a contribution from my one-year-old, who grabbed the pencil. She's shaping up to be a lefty too, incidentally.
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Old Feb 16th, 2011, 02:32 AM       
Wow, that's good.

Yeah, I have the same problem with stains all up my hand.


Uh, ink and pencil stains I mean.
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Old Feb 16th, 2011, 02:54 AM       
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Old Feb 16th, 2011, 03:23 AM       
I think right handed people have the same problems. You have to train yourself to not rest your hand on the board. Sometimes I'll rest my pinky off the the drawing if I need stability.

Also, your daughter is a secret Canadian. That looks like a red maple leaf.
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Old Feb 16th, 2011, 03:30 AM       
I would think it'd be easy to draw from right to left.

And when I write with my pens, I still end up with ink all up my arm for some reason. Don't feel bad.
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Old Feb 16th, 2011, 05:38 AM       
I'd use my little finger as a rest, too. As a kid I always had paint/pen/pencil coated hands, but I've not had this problem for years now, and I've just realized I have no idea why...

Unhelpful, I know.
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Old Feb 16th, 2011, 11:25 AM       
Every teacher I've ever had tells me I hold my pens and pencils wrong. I tried doing it the "correct" way but couldn't stand it. Then again, I type "wrong" and many teachers told me that being left-handed was wrong altogether, so fuck 'em.
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Old Feb 16th, 2011, 11:35 AM       
In a way, being left handed is harder on a person. Everything is made for right handed people, but not everything is available in left handed form. All the way from where the knbs are on the washer to which door we pull open to enter a building.

I hold my chopsticks wrong, try getting way with that one.
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Old Feb 16th, 2011, 06:56 PM       
True. And that would be bad. I don't know how well my chopstick handling would be viewed by a pro, so good thing I don't do it around others. Too much "KAWAIIIIIIIIII WATCH ME USE HASHI DESU NE" shit going on nowadays. These days I use my chopsticks to stir up powdered formula in bottles. They work great for that, by the way.

I used to really suck at using left-handed scissors, but I've improved recently.
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Old Feb 16th, 2011, 08:00 PM       
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In a way, being left handed is harder on a person. Everything is made for right handed people, but not everything is available in left handed form. All the way from where the knbs are on the washer to which door we pull open to enter a building.

I hold my chopsticks wrong, try getting way with that one.
In other ways life is easier if you are left handed, since you learn to adapt better and are therefore more able to overcome the worlds other obstacles. Also we are smarter, nicer and more creative.

Just generally better people.
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Old Feb 16th, 2011, 08:23 PM       
Yeah, I've seen that in the real world.
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Old Feb 16th, 2011, 09:33 PM       
You have to be left handed to become the Pope and lefties are proven to be less susceptible to bone loss on extended space missions. Not to mention that left handed scientists are smarter.
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Old Feb 16th, 2011, 10:18 PM       
Try resting the wrist of your left hand on your left hand so it hovers over the image.
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Old Feb 17th, 2011, 12:11 AM       
I've tried that, being a righty, and that's incredibly uncomfortable. Also, it has no stabilization, and my hand shakes without that.
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Old Feb 17th, 2011, 04:53 AM       
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You have to be left handed to become the Pope and lefties are proven to be less susceptible to bone loss on extended space missions. Not to mention that left handed scientists are smarter.
We're also statistically more likely to die 7 years before right-handers.
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Old Feb 17th, 2011, 11:16 AM       
Most of the time when I try to balance or do something akin to that, all I end up with is a wobbly sketch and one hell of a case of writer's cramp.
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Old Feb 17th, 2011, 12:23 PM       
I've been trying to teach myself to write with my left hand for about the past 20 years or so. It's not real neat, but it's legible.

My daughter is a lefty. And, I suspect my youngest too, though it's still too early to tell for sure.
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Old Feb 17th, 2011, 01:34 PM       
Take the piece from your ouija board and rest your hand on that.
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Old Feb 17th, 2011, 03:06 PM       
I do not own a ouija board, but weirdly enough I did try the little plastic prop from the middle of a pizza box once. It dragged through my work.
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Old Feb 21st, 2011, 01:16 AM       
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We're also statistically more likely to die 7 years before right-handers.
how many assholes have we got on this ship, anyway?
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Old Feb 21st, 2011, 01:45 AM       
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Old Feb 21st, 2011, 10:39 AM       
Weird, I have also read "normal minus 7" as the most recent lifespan estimate for MS sufferers

I tend to hate those sort of stats for their inherent smugness. Said healthy person could pity others for their short lifespan and wander outside only to be flattened by a truck.
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Old Feb 21st, 2011, 02:09 PM       
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