I ended up taking over two hours to make a plate of nori maki with tuna, mackerel and avocado and I think they turned out pretty well. I'd show you the pictures but my phone and my computer get into these tiffs, when they refuse to talk to each other. I wish I knew why, or how. Anyway, the first one wasn't tight enough and didn't close completely. That's my main problem, the other ones were better, but they were still a bit loose. Guess I'll have to work on my technique some more.
And after all that work? I wasn't hungry anymore and I had a glass of orange juice instead.
I'm suddenly reminded of the time I went to get some soy sauce from the deli across the road form K's apartment:
me: Do you have soy sauce?
guy behind counter: Uh, no. But we have Kikkoman.
EDIT: This was my very first attempt. As you can see they weren't quite perfect. Neither were my photographic skills:
Then I improved both my technique and my camera settings a bit:
Here they are both together, because I thought it was a pretty composition (but don't look at the background):
I decided that starting out making small ones may have been a bit ambitious and also for the sake of getting to bed some time before midnight (I exaggerate) I would try to make them a bit bigger:
And this was the final plate. What with the ones I already ate (I had to try them!), the ones on the edges that I had to trim and didn't want to display and the occasional bite of the ingredients, I didn't eat more than a couple of them. But they were pretty good.