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Do you ever give away your paper creations? Do people appreciate them? Tell some stories ITT
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>>564774
Give away some of my own designs. Get mixed reviews. Number one thing I've noticed is people don't find it anymore impressive that I designed them myself. Probably assume all of us are creators and not just folders.

A lot of my female friends decorated their rooms with my models though, since many of my designs are sea-themed. Bitches love the sea
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I give away probably 80% of what I fold, if I didn't I'd run out of room. People seem to put far more value into it than I do, maybe because I can just make another one.
I like to leave stuff at coffee shops I like, the owners seem to like it, and at some places other people will leave things as well, I like to show up and see something new, though I rarely get to meet the other folders.
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>>564774
Of course, it's practically my entire motivation! Last Christmas I spent an entire weekend constructing a super personal and pretty Christmas card for an internet friend, with a bunch of pop-up papercraft features, and they loved it very much.
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>>564776
Same here. Any models I make because I'm waiting, like at the doctor's office or waiting for an appointment, etc., I leave around. Sometimes I catch a kid discovering it and they get so excited... Other times older people will smile and take it or give it to a kid.

Other more involved models I give away to people who appreciate them. If they ask me about it and seem to appreciate it I'll give it to them.

Some people just don't care about them though. I made a rose once at the hospital while waiting to see my father after his surgery and put it on a window sill, thinking maybe it could lift someone's spirits (it came out really well). A cleaning lady came by, saw it, picked it up, and just crumpled it and threw it away. In her eyes it was just scrap paper.

So yeah, gift away to people that are attracted to them. Sometimes I see them folding beginner stuff afterwards and it's a good feeling.
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>>564774
>Do you ever give away your paper creations?

no

> Do people appreciate them?

Fuck other people
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>>564781
My tears have been jerked, bro
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>>564774
Most of my motivation to make papercrafts is to give them away as presents. The pic shows a couple examples.

I made the dog for a birthday present for my girlfriend. It ended up taking way more time than I expected, but it turned out great. She was really happy with it and has it displayed in her cubicle.

I made the kusudama for my grandmother last Christmas, with a little note saying who it's from. Her memory is going but I hope it reminds her of me.
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>>564774
>give girlfriend origami for christmas
>'haha, everyone I've dated has given me origami for christmas'
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>>564774
I got a bunch of free drinks at a bar for making origami dragons for a bunch of cougars.
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>>564834
That's beautiful anon, I'm sure both your girlfriend and your grandmother loved them.
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>>564781
In a hospital she has to assume a sick person made it or whatever and toss it btw. She wasn't giving an implied judgement of your paper.
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>>564842
Maybe that means that you're the only one she has ever dated?
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>>564842
>Give cute girl in my school some origami as a random gift at the end of term
>"Thanks Anon, why are you giving this to me?"
>panic.jpg
>"I'm giving everyone in the class origami!"
>Spend the next hour folding shit

Yolo
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>>565150
Lol nice story
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>>565158
Thanks my nig
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>all these anons leaving their lil origami creations behind wherever they go
suddenly I feel less lonely
I should lurk this board more often, start making something other than cranes for people to find
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I gave this beast away to my 10th grade english teacher because she's like 6'2" and we affectionately teased her by referencing the Incredible Hulk.

If you're reading this Mrs. Bothwell, we still love you.

-KS & MB
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>>565504
Hulk smash.
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>>565120
Yeah dude, I don't feel bad about it. Some people just don't notice or aren't interested if they do. That's alright.
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Back in sophmore year i folded a pretty shitty rose and just left it on the table when the bell rang. The next day it was pinned up on my teacher's corkboard next to her desk
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As a pass time, I fold Peterpaul Forcher's fox. I usually end up giving it to someone, and if not, they end up on my shelf. Dozens of people have these by now; some keep them on a shelf for decoration, others lose them after a while.
I've noticed that there're two types of responses - Either they see it as a cool little trinket, or a very personal gift. Either way, I enjoy when people accept them - for something that takes 15 minutes to make, it sometimes brings a lot of joy.
Pic related - my wee army of foxes.
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I usually make origamis at school. I used to gift them to my closest classmates, then I noticed they didn't really care about them because they think "it's just paper". I can remember a lot of situations where I'd found the origami on the floor, or they would just forget them somewhere...
Makes me kind of sad, there's not too many people here that thinks origami is good or impressive.
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>>566635
I've become somewhat zen about my folding. I'll regularly fold something and then destroy it soon after. Much like the sand mandalas, it is about the creation and journey origami leads you on, not any end result. So view those models on the floor as passing, and move on
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>>566529
That's nice anon, personal gifts mean a great deal to many people, no matter how small and simple.

I like to fold things and leave them around my workplace for people to find.
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>>565150
she wanted your cock
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>>564776
This. I give away 99% of what I fold and everyone is blown away by even the simple things. I worked at Toys R Us for a seasonal job.

I had a nanager, Lucy Gillette, who was in her 50's but a Hollywood-beautiful Euro-MILF (think she was Portuguese). Very strong work ethic yet she was beautiful and outgoing. She found outI was making other coworkers origami and wanted something too. I came in with a Kawasaki rose one day for her. Game over. This lady paused and lost her strong demeanor. All the coworkers around us couldn't stop making comments. When she was able to respond she said, "If you weren't married I would kiss you." (She herself had a boyfriend who was her ex-husband but her comment completely ignored him as a barrier to some side action)

If I weren't married, I would have been with so many chicks in my life, lol. Origami is the best pickup line.
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>>566845
>u
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This started as 'forgot', but moved to 'gave away.'

>Brought a couple pieces of origami paper to work.
>When the store was slow, I folded up a single crane.
>Intended to bring it home for my thousand cranes.
>Somehow, left it at my register when I left.
>Come back in the next afternoon.
>Morning lady found it and stuck it on top of a pole behind the rewards screen.
>"Do you know who did this?" Points to bird.
>"That was me."
>Comments on how cool it was, which made me happy. Now I don't want to take it.
>Crane is still hanging there maybe 2-3 weeks after first folding.

Also at work, I've folded up a rudimentary penguin because of how many customers said it was freezing. That one was gone the next day, though.
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>be in some kind of group about personal improvement and some other things
>each one of us has to say something gay about what we’d give to one another if we could — stuff like ‘I’d give you wings because I know you love exploring the world’ — that’s the level of gayness we’re talking about
>it’s my turn, I sperg out and end up saying ‘I’d give you each an origami model, for next time’
>next time I bring them each something
It was pretty nice, there were also only about six or seven people so I didn’t have too much to do for that. I remember giving away Dai Watanabe’s Little Bird and Jeremy Shafer’s Flasher and Mini Flasher Hat among other things.
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I used know how to make a tyrannosaurus (boys) and a unicorn (girls) origami. Used to make them at work/school when bored and gave them to small children. The way their faces lit up was golden...
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>>564774
>Yemen
>On a coach from Al Mukalla to Crater in Aden
>Recovering from a fever. Still pretty sick
>Doing origami to distract myself from persistent urge to vomit
>Fold Robert J Lang's scorpion from Origami Insects & Their Kin
>Takes over an hour
>Kid in adjacent seat watching the entire time
>After I am finished he reaches out his hand and indicates that he want to examine the scorpion in greater detail
>Hand him the paper model
>Kid methodically unfolds it then hands back the creased square of paper
>Allahu akbar
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>>567679
Why did he do that? Just like ‘I unfolded your model teehee’ or was he curious about how it was made?
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>>567682
I sensed no malice or spite in his actions. Maybe he was just curious or he thought the whole point was begin again.
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>a ton of garbage papercraft threads on the top of the catalog
>this one buried
There is no justice in this world.
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When I was in the third grade, that's when i first started origami, i made a swan for this one girl that sits across from me and that was it. Idk what happened after that
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>>567707
Sounds like a Buddhist mindset actually, like the monks that make sand mandala and then wipe them away
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>>568933
Oh you're back! The origami part of the board was so soulless without you.
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>>567707
As a kid, I did that I think with someone's paper airplane. I wanted to figure out how it was made. As time went on, I still end up doing that sort of shit. People'll hand me neat things, and I'll instantly want to take them apart.
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>>564819
I'm sorry you feel this way anon.
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>>564774
So far i give everything I make away. I don't really need it, for me being able to have folded it is enough. Maybe I'll feel different once i get into complex models with quality paper but i don't think so im just not the type of guy to keep stuff as decorations around the house. The people I've choosen seem to like it at least in a "wow cool" way, that's more than I'll get from keeping them.
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>>566529
It looks really nice, where do I learn how to fold it?
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I used to make random shit to pass the time at work. I ended up giving some away since people started to notice. It's funny how much people are amazed and seem to cherish these things even though I only made them because I was bored.
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>>569118
don't know if you found it already or not, but I found it with just a quick search
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>>569118
>>569198
Yup, that's the one. I think there're a couple of videos of it too, though I doubt they'd helt much for the smaller folds. Takes 15 minutes or so, 3-5 of them and you should have it memorised.
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>>566529
Beautiful picture, you're a nice guy

>>567679
Kek
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>>569198
Can I use normal A4 sheets or do I need colored cardboard?
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>>565150
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>>569252
Normal A4 sheets are fine, all the foxes on the shelf >>566529 are made from cheap dollar-store paper. Any paper will do, cardboard will make it harder.
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>>569260
Thank you!
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I went to the Shinkai Makoto exhibit when it rolled into the city in Japan I was living in with this girl. I bought the art book they had and 2 of their 1/100 5 cm/s. I can't remember if I told her I was going to make it for her or if I just did it and telegrammed her photos, but anyways, I made it for and learned how to write her name in cyrillic so I could address it to her properly.

I think she called it the nicest thing anyone's ever done/given to her so that made me feel nice. incidentally, she's the only woman I've met so far who I've felt I could love.
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I had learned to fold all completely on my own when I first start high school in an attempt to make flowers to pic up chicks. Ended up never picking up chicks but instead went on to do a four year "career" of sorts with it, working my way up to Satoshi Kamiya and Robert J. Lang. Always gave away some portion of my stuff that I just made because I was bored, and looking back now, I probably could have picked up a few chicks with it. I just find it weird that learning to fold entirely on my own, I still ended up like all of you guys, giving it away. It's weird.
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>>564781

based

you'll have good karma :)
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Someone from work put out origami paper and instruction sheets on the tables in the lunch room, which made me pretty happy.

I've been folding them during breaks and leaving them in the lunch room. It would be nice if someone wanted to take them but I doubt anyone will without permission.
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>>564834
nice
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/po/ is homely, unusual for 4chan.
Thanks for the comforting stories on this christmas
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>>569336
That’s so cute, and a fun idea from that person
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I've given away origami, papercraft (pepakura) and 3D models.

I've shared tutorials of some of the simpler stuff that's out there (Christmas Decorations based on Polyhedra using Blender / Pepakura).

I've tried to get the local libraries interested, not only in modeling, but in FOSS (Inkscape, Blender, OpenSCAD, GIMP, Krita).

I'm mostly interested in Polyhedra and the related software.

Response? Mostly I'm pleasing myself.
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Xmas Ornaments - Pepakura:

https://tamasoft.co.jp/pepakura-en/gallery/gallerydetails.php?id=2061
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I would make a bunch of things but then I would throw them away not because they suck it's just that I don't want them
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I gave a small model to my tour guide in Japan on my honeymoon. She was genuinely very happy.
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Id make things with a limited ammount of folds, and write on the inside of the paper. Write cute little notes to the people that needed it. Most noteably my boyfriend. It loved them. They keep it normally.
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I rarely keep anything I make. I think things are created to share. I draw and paint as well. Pretty much give everything away. I feel like it's more about the growth than the collection. I'm slowly getting back into papercraft and am looking forward to trying more difficult project's this year.
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Back when I was about 14, I made pic related with a friend I had a crush on at the time. I decided I'd give it to her on her birthday, but then realised it'd be kinda shitty to receive a gift you'd partly made yourself. So once we finished it, I made another one with better paper and more dedication, and gave it to her on her birthday. We then had one each.
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I've only started recently. I've just been making some Pokemon for my niece. They look terrible, but she seems overly-enthusiastic about receiving them, so I suppose I'll continue on! I'm bound to get better after a while.
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Some months ago i met this cute sweet girl, she was gorgeous and had an outgoing personality in stark contrast to my shy restrained attitude. After seeing her for some time i thought i could gift her something. My idea was to buy a chocolate, and attach the snowflake origami to it with the loopy tape thingy, and hope for her to like it. After some days of thinking what day i could give it to her i finally decided to go for it on my birthday, that day i would have enough courage to gift it to her and hopefully make her smile and afterwarsa give her a big hug. So i send her a text asking her at what time she was available, we agree to meet at her place. She was so nice and cute that i couldn't wait to see her, after going out and buying the biggest bar of chocolate i could find and taping thle origami on it i go out. After reaching her apartment i go up the elevator, my heartbeat raising and i finay get to her door. She opens it and kisses me in my cheek, after some small talk i tell her i brought something for her and she immediately jumps of joy, insisting me to show it to her. I do and she smiles and hugs me. She loved it! I was so happy, i never thought that my arms would ever hug such a beautiful and nice girl. After that she kissed me, it was a long and messy kiss, hehe. We begin to heat things up a notch and i place my hand on her waist. Then we fucked like pigs because she's an escort and i'm her client and actually none of this happenned...yet.

Now being serious the girl actually does exist and i really like her, i know she's nice because of the money i give to her but she's actually really nice and i've been unironically thinking of gifting her the chocolate with the origami.
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>>571377
damn this thread is so wholesome!! I love it !! :)
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>>564774
When i was younger i would make incredibly small swans and just give them away to random people in the halls.
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>>568939
>People'll hand me neat things, and I'll instantly want to take them apart.
t.Anasui
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>>564774
During my internship last summer I worked with my sister and I would fold simple origami out of post-its and paper scraps between assignments and left them around our lab (nowhere they would be in the way or cause problems, of course, just by computer monitors and such). A couple people would think they were cool or cute and smiled upon finding them. Only a couple people knew I was the one leaving them, my sister included.

Before I left at the end of the summer to go back to school, I left one last koi hidden under an extra safety helmet rarely used. My sister told me when they found it; we're close so at the very least I figured it would remind her of getting to work together. I figure they all just get thrown out eventually, but it was fun while it lasted.

I do give most of mine away, people usually do appreciate them, and if they get tossed eventually I don't mind so much. They're usually only simple pieces
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As a thank you for people being nice to me I'll make tiny bottles of tiny stars. A bottle necklace for girls sometimes. I cut a strip of star paper in to 4 for the stars. Makes me happy when I visit and I see the bottle on their desk.
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>>564834
got something in my eye there
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>on vacation in Japan
>random woman on the train gives me an origami samurai hat
>tells me to enjoy my time in japan in her broken english
>still have it in my wallet 3 years later
A small, but really nice gesture. I give most of the things I make away to my sister or mother, wether its origami, paintings or other papercraft.
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We fold hoping to fill our hearts with the results. In the end, it's giving them away and having them filling other's hearts that fill our own.
Happy folding, /po/.
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I haven't made origami since a class I took in 7th grade, but I enjoy popping into this board every now and then. Always see something beautiful and artistic. The replies in this thread are touching, and remind me of the 4chan I first started coming to over a decade ago. Thanks for being yourselves, I love you.
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>Making chibi papercrafts from templates I found
>decided to make Sora from Kingdom Hearts from pic related for my older brother
>leave it in his room for him to find
>tells me he saw it and appreciated it because he's been going through some rough times lately and it made him happy
>few days later
>turns out i'm going to be an uncle
it's a weird feeling
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All lovely posts

>>571377
Please anon, gift her the chocolate with the origami. I want you to do it.
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This is the 4chan we want but not deserve.
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>>571376
This is too freakin cute.
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>>564774
I used to give some to this girl I liked in high school. One day I found out that he would just throw them out after class.
Felt really awful but won’t stop me from trying to cheer up people’s day
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>>564774
I've always wanted to be like that guy from Blade Runner and make stuff out of garbage and leave it where ever I go.
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>>564774
Used to volunteer at a charity/thrift store. Had a little section of a table where my models were free for anyone who wanted them. X-wing models were always popular.
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>>571377
>she's nice because of the money i give to her
A-anon.
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I'm not into origami and I don't browse this board but this is the best thread I've seen in a long while, warms my heart up reading all these posts. Thanks anons.
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>>564834
Gorgeous
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>>564819
>his wholesomeness gone
>his compassion destroyed
That's my man. Give into the dark side. Feast upon your anger.
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when i found out i was losing my previous job, i ran out of motivation to actually do the job for those last few days, so i spent most of my time folding cranes and handing them around the office. Everyone loved them and the people I've kept in touch with say they're all still scattered around on peoples desks. Made the goodbyes easier to know I could leave something behind that everyone appreciated.
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This wholesome thread will never die.

>>573839
This is very wholesome. A lot of my friends say they have my origami lying around somewhere as well - It's a nice feeling.
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I gave a stellated dodecahedron that I made in my Bio class to the girl I like. Apparently, she really loved it and was bragging about it all day. Few things feel better than making someone you care about happy, especially when they really appreciate your interests. Tomorrow’s the last day of school and I’m really going to miss her.
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I started using papercraft models as concrete molds, people like them.

Most my models have ~125 faces, I find it very time consuming to fold these things up. Any tips to speed up the assembly process? Anything to make the paper a little sturdier? I've just been using photo paper I had lying around.
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>>564774
I gave a kid a medallion I mindlessly threw together during class in 6th grade. Didn't think anything of it until like 12 years later I went to his house and the damn thing was sitting on his desk. When I worked the kitchen in a nursing home my morning routine involved cutting up a sheet of menus, which always left a strip of paper that I'd fold into paper stars and give to this lady who always showed up first for breakfast. When she died there was a shoebox full of them under her bed.
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hi anons I came here by accident then got sucked into reading this thread. I think origami is cool and I there is some badass creations here. if I ever personally received an origami gift I would keep it forever
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I haven't done any origami in years, but after reading this thread, I think I'll start folding again.
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>>574442
You can have one of my used paper waifus.
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>>566410
Something like this happened in college. I was folding a couple models because I was tired and it was keeping me awake during lecture. I came back the next day and they were pinned on the whiteboard.

Anyway, over 90% of my models got left at one Starbucks. I was going through some shit one summer, and I spent the whole summer folding origami and leaving it there. I had been doing it kind of on and off just making super simple things, but that summer I started making more complex models. The ones that stood out most were ancient dragon, dollar koi, a winged penis, $20 Turkey I left on Thanksgiving, and a $50 sleigh I left on Christmas with some chocolate in it.

I moved away from that city, but I still try to bring them some origami when I can. Gonna leave pic related this weekend when I help a friend out with something.
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>>566861
fuckoff, wojackfag
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>>565150
I can fucking relate.
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>>574455
I have questions.
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>>574455
wtf anon
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>>564774
I made an origami modular snake that flexed and moved around like a toy for this girl back in freshman year of highschool (bout ten years ago). She probably still has it on the dashboard of her car.
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>>571472
wow you have a better relationship with your sister then i have with my entire family combined
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>>575896
did you fuck her
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>>564774
I like to wrap gifts in modular origami.
makes it look real high end, people appreciate the effort
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>>575458
>>575454
lurk moar
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>>575925
Do you have any pictures? I'd like to see how that's done.
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>>569336
>It would be nice if someone wanted to take them but I doubt anyone will without permission.
Add a small sign, I wouldn't take them from someone else without permission either.
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>>575925
>>575945
I'd be interested as well. Any links/images/sources?
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>>574413
these are pretty damn neat
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>>574462
>a winged penis
come again?
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Yeah, people usually appreciate origami gifts a lot. No matter if they are simple, intermediate or complex models. My significant other's desk is full of models rn
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During my internship in Germany I did 3 simple models for the host. I made a crane, a butterfly and a heart. She was happy and thanked me.
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>>574413
I have always wanted to make something like this! How do you make the paper models into something sturdy enough to mold concrete in?
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The summer between my 11th and 12th grade 'merica school years, i made 50 cranes to pass out to the freshmeat at school.
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>>564774
I created MGS's "The Orange Box" template that might still be floating around here or elsewhere. Someone even took it further and made little Snake legs for it.

That kinda shit makes me happy.
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>>565150
Her question was to test your alpha levels. I'm afraid you failed that test, Anon.
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>>576692
I seem to not have the pdf for it anymore, but it is in the book Papiroflexia Bicolor by Fernando Gilgado
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>>564842
Dump that bitch right on the spot.
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>>564819
Pretty based. Tho you get a good feel when some cutie likes your origamis desu
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>>576851
care to share?
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What else am I going to do with them?

I volunteer at an after-school homework help program for kids age 7-10. Once homework's done, we usually do some other literacy-numeracy activity, and origami really helps them with patterning/geometry. It's really cute watching how interested they get when you just start folding. You get a lot of "can I have that" or "show me how to make one" which makes my heart grow three sizes.

Most of the kids know how to make stars, cranes, turtles...
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i leave paper cranes where people can find them. i'd like to think that finding them might make someone's day a little better. it makes me happy when i notice someone's taken a crane i've left behind. i'm thinking of doing the same with little paper mice and rabbits.
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>>577294
I want to do that as well anon
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>>576810
I just spray them with expanding foam and then pour the concrete in.
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>>571993
Im the same anon. I did give it to her! I couldn't see her reaction because i put it all in a bag but I hope she liked it. Ive visited her like 2 or 3 more times and I really like hanging around her. I believe im becoming too attached though because the last time i almost forgot to pay her and it was akward. Luckily she didnt get mad and took it as what it was; a missunderstanding.
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>>573441
Well maybe, but at least I get to fuck her. Thats more than what I would probably get with a normal girl.
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They are displayed in my office for about a month and then I give them away.
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>>564774
Of course I do. Occasionally. I gave one of the first big ones I did to my high school math teacher. It was a Pteranodon model from a book called Paper Dinosaurs. It was massive, probably a meter in wingspan, but I built it with colored card stock and glued it with superglue so it was a bit shoddy.
She still hung it in her classroom for years until she retired. I also gave her a Togekiss when she retired.
I’ve been known to give people origami models too, and I’ve contemplated selling a couple of my other ones.
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Gave away some recently. Made a dinosaur for the son of a guy who often joins our English Cafe, he mentioned that the T Rex is his favorite, so I made one for him, he loves it.
Made a bunch of cranes for the scrapbook-journal of a girl who I met in Japan. The paper was blueberry gum wrappers that you can cut into Origami squares. Made a shuriken for another girl who stayed here. Pretty sure all of them appreciated the Origami.
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A couple of weeks ago I was in a boring conference that I was forced to attend to. I made a simple hummingbird because it's the thing I know how to do by sheer muscle memory now. I finished it and some time later as someone passed in front of my seat, the bird fell to the ground. I didn't care for it and the girl that was sitting besides me picked it up and put it in my chair. I moved it into hers without even looking at her direction or saying a word. Shortly after I left the place because it was getting too boring and I wanted some air.

I didn't care about the bird or the person, but now since I didn't bother to look at her, I wonder what kind of reaction she had and I also wonder if she kept it somewhere or trew it away (I hope she trows it away, it was a garbage fold with printing paper cut into a square by hand).
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>>564774
I wish I had a cute gf offering me paper origami to put on my desk
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>>564774
I gave a small Miku and Roll that I'd built to my girlfriend. She liked them, she still has 'em.
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Recently made this for a good friend for his birthday/Christmas. He loves bees, and seemed to really like the gift.Being completely honest I put in so much effort because I have a huge crush on him, but he has a gf so it's not gonna happen. I'm happy he really liked the gift though.
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>>578251
That's extremely cute
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>>578253
Thank you dude
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>>565150
You should have said: You can give me it back if you don't want it.
Then she would be forced to stop her bullshit and just accept the gift. If she likes you, she will giggle and say: "Nooo, I like it. Thank you"
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>>574455
>google search
>many results

thank god
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>>569198
Lost me at 13
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>>578251
very pretty, I can see why he liked it
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>>579152
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yhq1K-pgwsc
Try a YouTube guide instead if folding instructions seem unclear. I warmly recommend this model.
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Gave away my book. Response has been pretty good, one or two critiques, but for the most part it's positive
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>>564774
I almost always give my origami models away, they have no use for me. I don't know if it is weird but I don't care so much for the final product, I simply enjoy the process of folding a square sheet into a shape that looks impossible from a single sheet, and the satisfaction of giving it to someone is really great. As far as people appreciating them, my family seem to enjoy and keep them for the most part, friends find them to be cool but I can't say for certain if they actually keep them or toss them out. It is a pretty good ice breaker for strangers too.
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>>578251
This made me say holy shit out loud, this is beautiful!
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I dont usually give my models away, but the last 3 I have.
I was sent instructions on how to fold pic related. Not my kind of model, but I made it cause he's a cool dude. Couldn't really give it to him cause he's across state, but I ended uo giving it to my boss since he's a diehard Starwars fan. He was hype about it.
I made Joe Nakashima's eagle, I think v2. Made some beautiful brown and gold paper for it. Wanted to have it as a nice gift for my parents, since theyre invested in the progress of my hobbies.
I just finished Fumiaki Kawahata's unicorn, made with purple and silver paper. This one I made to be a desk model at my bf's job, since he likes unicorns.
I'm going to be giving more away as I'm becoming more comfortable considering what I do as works of art that I feel others can appreciate as well. It might be easier to think of origami in this way, since I don't make the models, I just fold them.
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I fold tons of modulars per week but as soon as they are finished I lose interest so they pile up (and family and friends lose their shit over them) until Ive to move to a new apartment and then I disassemble the ones that weren't glued and dump the rest. Rinse, repeat.
The person who loses interest as soon as they are done with a piece, I feel you bro.
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I give most of my personal origami pieces away.

If it's something I made for a booth, I tell people that I could teach them if they want one. Gotta work for it, homie. I still give them mine afterwards.

Fuck those people who steal my exhibition pieces though.
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>>564774
I gave a beginner tier flower model to a boy as a gift bookmark and now he's in love with me desu. Works pretty well if you know exactly what to give and who to give it to.
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>>579386
That's pretty sweet. Surely he fell in love with you for more reasons than a bookmark though.
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I gave away one kade chan's trex and a few roses but thats it. Also i always make cranes from random pieces of anything foldable to pass time and leave behind. I dont recall anyone ever giving a fuck about those, only my little cousin liked them enough to actually try making them on his own.
People in general see it as childish so most reaction are something between "meh" and "why would you waste time to do that?". Thats what i get for living in slavlands i guess.
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>>574455
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>>569198
thanks
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>>564781
This is why I don't want a maid. They also put things in strange places.

Not got too much money. Damn near everyone in South Africa has a "domestic worker".
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Don't forget to post in the most wholesome thread on /po/, chaps.
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>>576810
I made a bigger one today. I just took it out of the mold so it still needs some cleaning up....thinking about painting it an antique bronze kinda look.

It lost some of that polygon shape, but overall I'm pretty pleased it actually came out....weighs like 30lbs.
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>>564777
Fucking based.
In fact this whole thread is based and has my blesing
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>>577208
I know I'm a little late, but here you go. I'm not the guy you asked btw. 1/2
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>>581280
>>577208
2/2
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I was at a cafe with my girlfriend (a couple months back) and folded the napkin into a crane without thinking much of it. She absolutely loved it, for some reason, and gave it a name and likes to put it in her pocket so she can carry it around with her. I've tried to make her some better things but I get frustrated and fail either due to unclear instructions or lack of skill. I hope I can give her more cool stuff.
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>>581283
A noble and wholesome cause. Good on you, Anon.
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>>581283
Wholesome af. I recommend practicing one thing, that way, you'll get better over time. Once you master that, work on practicing another one. Would recommend that you get some books too.
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>>581296
Yeah, I used to a do a lot of origami when I was younger and have a couple books but I haven't folded properly in years. I'll keep practicing!
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>>574462
That's really sweet. I'm sure the Starbucks employees tell nice stories about you.
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>>580318
Cat came out pretty sharp.
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>>581464
Hell yeah it did! Nice work anon!
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don't know if it fits in /po/, but i started making paper mache face masks few months ago, currently only those easy japanese fox/cat masks, but my niece who loves that kind of thing was pretty happy when i let her have one. can't make origami worth shit though
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>>581464
What kind of cement mixture did you use? That even looks like sand?
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>>581501
Totally fits here bro. Unironically good work.
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>>581508
That one is made with almond colored tile grout with a liquid latex additive. The latex makes it cute faster and I think stronger. I cleaned it up with a razor blade. I left it pretty thick....more liquid gives it a smoother finish.
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At my last workplace I used to have plenty of spare intervals of time, about, 2-5 minutes each. I would keep myself busy doing origmi tessellations and then gave them away to whoever I'd see first. Nearly noone did appreciate them, only one grill (a supervisor) actually liked it a lot and took it home and whatever.
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>>581514
Sorry for doubleposting...
I once gave the same supervisor a fistload of miniature cranes and for a month they stood lined up on her desk
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>>581515
That's sweet, anon. We all fold for that one person.
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>>564774
i remember when i used to practice origami all the time in middle school. on the last day of 8th grade i made a bunch of origamis and handed them out to students of all grades at my school for free. i had a ton of patterns memorized and could do any request on the fly. so i had different people asking me to make stuff for them. it was a hobby that made me super happy. but nobody appreciated my free origami, except for the teachers. at the end of the day i found my most complex origamis all over the school's floors being swept up by the janitors.
afterwards i lost the drive to get better at origami. i can't remember any of the patterns i learned and when i try to make the origamis i once knew again, following the most basic tutorials, it takes like an hour, and some steps to fold seem impossible now, so i give up. i got better at oil painting and illustration but it makes me sad that i lost all my gains and drive to do origami. i remember making an origami for every one of my pets and them all standing in a line on the window sill, all neatly folded, and learning new origami from the old books in my grandmas bookcase.
origami makes you happy in a way that paintings dont. when you fold a bunch of them for practice in different colors, and then you have a couple dozen of a model just sitting there, bringing color to an otherwise dull room, its really nice. my first origami project was a jar full of lucky stars of all different colors, that i eventually ended up giving away on that day at the middle school.
the last origamis i made were simple jumping frogs that i'd detail with markers when me and my friend were bored in senior year english class. we'd leave them behind and the teacher brought them home to her kids and they were amazed, she told me her son loved them because frogs were his favorite animal.
sorry for the long post. but that is my origami storys.
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>>581464
Tried a Morticia...cannot believe the arms stayed on.
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>>564774
wat
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i liked reading ur post
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>>581734
i messed up my quote it was meant to be to you >>581527

your post was nice and i liked it, i also like ur image of the male chickens thank u for posting this
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>>581719
That looks awesome. What did you treat it with?
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>>581780
Thanks! I used some kind of textured rustoleum spray paint....really have it that stone look.
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>>571372
Different /po/ love story. I had gotten on this site pretty frequently after i started dating a gal. After i learned bow to make paper stars i gave her around 153 paper stars in a mason jar for every day we had been together. Im an awkward POS, but she flexed on all the girls that day. To bad she was gay :/.
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>>564819
based
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>>566529
fucking hell i'm reeeeeealy new to origami and other paper works (only some paper planes and ships just the ez thing you know) but i have done it. yey

Cute as hell :3
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>>578495
>"Nooo, I like it. Thank you"
Ok, what the hell do you say/do after that without dropping spaghetti?
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I'm a substitute teacher.
I do everything from Kindergarten to Grade 12.
(Though I try to avoid anything lower than Grade 5 if I can help it)
I was struggling to come up with something one time, because I knew I'd have to teach a class of particularly shitty Grade 2 kids the next day, who came from particularly shitty homes. (Shitty kids as in assholes, not just dumb)
I was looking for some nature-themed color-by-numbers or craft-y things as a backup just in case (see: 100% likely) they won't follow the teacher's plans for them, and because it was an "Indigenous teachings" class. I knew I couldn't do anything too complex or involved though, or it would seem like "work" to them, and they'd go off the rails again.
I ended up bringing printouts of two color/folding sheets, and one cut-out "papercraft" cube with a "minecraft chest" design.
The whole class was mogging the front desk, enraptured, as I helped to cut, fold, and glue their little boxes together (with opening/"hinge"), fuck literally everything else, that was the talk of the class for weeks after that day, from what the teacher told me later.
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>>582037
Whoopie fucking do! This ain't story telling class, this is /po/.
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>>564774
I remember giving an origami dragon to my cousin for christmas once
He said he loved it
Then, I see him throw it away a few hours later

Never making origami again, fml
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>>582053
I- what??
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>>581464
Okay, lets be real... that looks FUCKING amazing. Nice job anon! :D
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>>564774
>make something cool in class
>give it to the person next to me
>they think it's cool
>they unfold it
>it's broken
fml
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>>582064
Thanks! Tried out a wiener dog...the finish came out funny so I gave it some paint. Gonna give it to my mom.
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>>564774
>Do you ever give away your paper creations? Do people appreciate them? Tell some stories ITT
>Do people appreciate them? Tell some stories ITT
>stories

>>582053 leave >>582037 alone you absolute dimfuck
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>>582062
don't be bummed. all cousins are assholes (except you if you are one)

>>582111
nice and nice trips <3
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>>582211
fuck you, dillweed.
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>>582035
"You're welcome"
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Bait so good you could catch a catfish and sell it to MTV!
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>>582111
this looks totally awesome. definitely your best work yet, in my opinion.
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I once made one of those swans and gifted it to a girl I liked at school. It didn't go well and I only folded for myself since.
I've made some specific models for friends who asked for them, but never again unsolicited.
If you are going to spend hours for someone else, first make sure that they want/deserve it
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>>564775
I think that the humbling is good, you probably are aware that you are exceptional within the community but
An invisible inventor is one that will probably be remembered later.
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>>579325
Do you have those instructions? I know a Star Wars fan who would like it.
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>>583449
Here's a whole page of Star Wars origami instructions.

http://www.starwarigami.co.uk/diagrams-by-others.html
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Wow. Your craft is amazing. Sometimes I stop by because I remember the meme and later I always think: /po must be where all the wholesome people of 4chan gather. I wish for everyone of you to find love and happiness.
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I make people tiny paper cranes (about half the size of a penny hehe) and they seem to appreciate it. My friend has a shelf full of paper cranes I’ve made for her.
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>>581527
I liked your origami story! I'm sorry to hear you stopped folding, but I'm happy to hear you're trying to get back in the saddle again. At least adults tend to be more appreciative of origami.

>>583704
Nice to see a fellow tiny crane folder.

My own story isn't as interesting. My 4th grade teacher was into origami and had all us kids learn it. We made a couple simple models, but the one that stuck with me was the crane. I tried getting more into origami and papercraft, but I was too young and impatient to do the harder models. However, I kept folding cranes throughout my middle school years. When I was (frequently) bored in class, I would rip out a square and fold a crane. I left them everywhere, but I can't remember if anyone ever asked me about it. My crane folding habits waned in high school, but I still remember how to fold them. I'm home from college now and the pandemic has re-sparked my interest in origami.

To actually answer OP's question, I've recently been making foxes (pic rel), inspired by >>566529. My parents always ask if they can have one and it warms my heart to see a growing army of them on their desks. I'm going to try to teach it to them once I have the model memorized. I also hope I can continue making origami once I'm back on campus and give it away to my peers.

Sorry for the big word dump. There's something oddly cathartic about posting on this board, even if no one reads it.
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>>583839
Wee fox army chap - Happy to hear you're building your own army! The model is really neat and simple.
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>>576852
This
The only acceptable answer is saying "because I like you", turning 360 and walking away
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>>583935
>turning 360 and walking away
Kek
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i think i wanna start learning origami after reading this thread. you are all such beautiful people.
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I recently completed a month long project of making a papercraft animal every day of June to raise money for London Zoo. I've been trying to figure out what to do with them all since then and this thread has inspired me to just leave them in random places. I often have to travel the country for work, so I should have a good number of opportunities to leave them in places where people will notice them.
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>>583958
list them for online charity auctions?
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>>583958
>papercraft
give them to recycling bean. if your paper toys use glue and cuts you are dirty.
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>>583958
Why don't you just give them to the London Zoo to display them in a display case in the main lobby.
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>>583960
>Being an elitist about paper arts on a Korean basket weaving forum
>>583958
Looks really neat, anon!
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>>583978
4chan is not korean. it is american, from 2ch which is japanese. i understand that because of low number of folders we have to share the origami board with the other paper arts but i do not have to respect it. if i was admin i would ban you if you use glue, sisors, etc, or make new board and put you there.
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>>583958
these look amazing. I'd love to find one in the wild.

there is not one of these that aren't totally awesome, but I especially like the alpaca, panda, and parrot models. nice work anon.
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>>583958
Why is there a unicorn on the zoo
(by the way, good work)
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>>583979
I'm not >>583978, but I'd like to interject

>Korean basket weaving forum
That's a meme, you can look it up instead of trying to brag about your knowledge

>i do not have to respect it
Fair enough, but you also have no reason to read threads that are not specifically about origami, feeling offended when someone posts some other kind of papercraft

>if i was admin
"If I were admin"

>sisors
"scissors"

In the end, please just stop being so annoying, /po/ is one of the last tolerable boards
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>>583958
Those look great. GJ, anon.
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>>583984
The unicorn was the final one I made, on the concept that if any animal went extinct, who would actually believe they were a real animal. For example, a giraffe is more unbelievable than a horse with a horn.

>>583966
I'm not that arrogant. Also, thanks for the nice comments everyone.
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>>584004
>For example, a giraffe is more unbelievable than a horse with a horn.
When a giraffe was taken to Ming China, people knew what it was: A Qilin/Kirin.
A giant dragon-serpent, with horns and golden scales? What else could it be but a Qilin?
Good work, anon.
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I once gave an origami dragon to my father, that was 6 years ago, and to this day it is still hanging in our garage
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I made some origami cranes at someone's house at Christmas when i was 16. I was proud of them because I'd just learned to fold them days prior. Someone crushed them while make some joke about hunting and everyone laughed at it.
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>>584119
I can respect that you're still folding origami and browsing this board, after that. Stay strong, cranon.
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>>564774
The best fun I ever had was making tons of Chinese throwing stars and giving them to kids in my Sunday School class and one day we attacked the teacher. It was kino.
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>>564819
Based but not all people are the devil, anon.



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