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Oversized Folding with Team OMG Twitter at OUSA 2013

July 9, 2013 Leave a comment

Every year there is an activity with OUSA and that is oversized folding. Oversize folding entails teams of four or more, folding 9 foot of paper from NYCs located Set Shop. Teams were registering two days in advance for the Sunday evening activities. There was no registration at the start of this event, since oversized paper had to be cut, assigned to teams, and transported.

Officially my team was registered as OMG-Twitter, and in the spirit of new technology and suggestion of Sok, we decided to tweet the process while we were folding in the 45 minutes that was allotted for folding. I was able to enlist the assistant from fellow folder and friend, Peter to tweet for my group. He did such a fantastic job!

Here is a roundup of tweets that was done on that Sunday evening for during Origami USA 2013. For those that followed during the time of the event, it was probably a random mess of tweets being poured out. I had to reorder the tweets around, so it makes a coherent story.

#oversize #origamiUSA13 #omgnyc the teams are gathering

— Linda (@animemiz) June 23, 2013

#oversize #origamiUSA13 #omgnyc Barefoot Linda, Catherine, Sandra, & Ray excited to start. Waiting on paper

— Linda (@animemiz) June 24, 2013

The paper were all lined up on the other side of the hall, so people ran for their paper. This is my third year oversized folding. It is advise to be barefoot, and with knee guards!

#oversize #origamiUSA13 #omgnyc Yellow paper getting folded. Pay no attention to anyone or anything folding !

— Linda (@animemiz) June 24, 2013

Teams were everywhere.. it was about 30+ this year. You really cant pay attention to anyone else.. since people either finished folding, or didnt. The paper also got soft in the process of folding.

#oversize #origamiUSA13 #omgnyc A coordinated effort of 4 people folding the same paper. Creasing. Creasing. Squash fold. Then magic — Linda (@animemiz) June 24, 2013

With bone folders or rulers, we attacked the paper. From one sheet of paper it became an amazing form

#oversize #origamiUSA13 #omgnyc Ready, on your mark, get set, GO get your 9 x 9 square of paper. Bump, crash, tackle — Linda (@animemiz) June 24, 2013

Yes in the participants rush. to transport paper over a designated area that we claimed to fold upon.. that hard tile floor.

#oversize #origamiUSA13 #omgnyc many teams already collapsed their creased folds. Were still creasing mountain & valley folds. Shri emcees

— Linda (@animemiz) June 24, 2013

Precision.. precreasing precision precision.. oh whatever fold!!!

#oversize #origamiUSA13 #omgnyc Team OMG Twitter collapses paper to base!

— Linda (@animemiz) June 24, 2013

Some things did happen.

@animemiz: #oversize #origamiUSA13 #omgnyc Team captain kicked by opponent. Still a lot of buzz here.” Kick them back until they see stars — Lorne D (@LorneDTwit) June 24, 2013

A origami pal retweeted this back at me, and I cracked up. Meanwhile presentation begins on the stage

#oversize #origamiUSA13 #omgnyc Luna — Linda (@animemiz) June 24, 2013

Back to us

#oversize #origamiUSA13 #omgnyc almost finished. Last folds.

— Linda (@animemiz) June 24, 2013

Look at them

#oversize #origamiUSA13 #omgnyc teams showing models on stage

— Linda (@animemiz) June 24, 2013

Now back to us. — Linda (@animemiz) June 24, 2013

Look oooh a Sea Ray.. ^_^

#oversize #origamiUSA13 #omgnyc dazzling ray — Linda (@animemiz) June 24, 2013

Now finally us!

#oversize #origamiUSA13 #omgnyc 🙂 Team OMG Twitter. Xmas Star

— Linda (@animemiz) June 24, 2013

This is a Christmas star designed by Klaus-Dieter Ennen.

To all those who follow me. . an origami friend was tweeting as me.. Due to #oversize #origamiusa13

— Linda (@animemiz) June 24, 2013

That was the end of the evening, with my phone nearly drained of battery, and with my official acknowledgement that I got back my mobile device. My team definitely didnt officially win, but in terms of satisfaction, compliments from the judges that included Mark from BOS, Bernie Peyton, Paul, Jill, Huy, and others, it was a great feeling. The prizes of the show, was of course more paper from Aitoh and Jong Ie Nara. Definitely this was a great year with another oversized competition. I wonder how next year would look like?

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