Cute little water bender.
IT’S SO CUTE I’M GONNA DIE!
Cute little water bender.
IT’S SO CUTE I’M GONNA DIE!
The Alethiometer (from the Greek “Aletheia” - truth) is a device from Philip Pullman’s trilogy “His Dark Materials”. With it, you can ask any question and to get the truth in answer. On the dial of the Alethiometer are depicted 36 symbols, each of which has a huge variety of meanings.
oh god you can see mycroft looking back at the days of young and happy sherlock
This breaks my heart because Little baby Sherlock probably made Mycroft play pirate with him and now Mycroft is just sitting there thinking of all the times he didn’t play with him and he just sits there and sobs and omg bby
I am now going on an epic quest to find this fic, because I know it exists out there somewhere.
Edit: If it doesn’t, Grace, you should do something about that *cough cough hint hint wink wink* -K
There IS fic of this, and it is amazing. It’s not exclusively kid!lock or teen!lock, but contains some adorable flashbacks, and the significance of the pirate detail is just heartbreaking.
Sure I’m interested ;) Though I have no idea what I would charge! I’ve still yet to come up with a version that I’m pleased with enough to give or sell to anyone, so once I get to that point, I’ll figure it out. In the meantime I might make a list of interested people so I can keep track :3
Sorry to take a while in getting back to you - I’m not used to having messages to check! xD
Hmmm, yes and no. :) It’s a personal project, but I wouldn’t have any problem sharing the alethiometers around if people liked them enough to want one. I have the materials to make quite a few, and I’ve already had some requests from friends!
I worked on the bronze version of the alethiometer today. You can see from one of the photos that I’m doing gold ones, bronze ones, and one copper one for the lulz. I want the bronze ones to look more weathered and “antique”-like. I’m thinking of using a slightly different face for the gold ones when I do them (such as http://images.wikia.com/hdm/images/f/ff/Alethiometer1.jpg).
I’ve run into a problem though, and I don’t mean the fact that my bronze alethiometer looks more gold/copper than bronze in a certain light. The problem is that I can’t seem to do the holes at the top in a way that allows a jump ring to go through them, which allows the whole thing to be strung into a chain. I got it to work once, on the gold-nail-varnish alethiometer, but haven’t managed it since. For this one I gave up and made the holes big enough to thread the chain itself through, but it’s not ideal to say the least. Next time, I’ll figure out the jump ring thing before I’ve gone to all the trouble of painting and gluing and varnishing. Otherwise I get too scared to mess up my lovely handiwork and can’t experiment properly.
In other news, I’m going to make a few of these into keyrings since I have some split ring keychains lying around. I can’t quite recall why.
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Behold my craft project for the summer: alethiometer necklaces. Made out of bottle caps. I made an alethiometer out of a tin lid when I was ten, so this should be easy, right? *famous last words*
Anyway, here you can see most of the materials I’ve assembled for making the necklaces - bottle caps, tiny brass screws for the dials (courtesy of Seasoned Woodworking on eBay), a needle to make the holes, and some gold chain. I still need to get hold of paint for the bottle caps, though. I’m planning on making two kinds, a gold kind and a bronze kind, so I’ve also ordered some gold and bronze jump rings and bronze chain to string them on, which will arrive in the next few days.
In the meantime, I’ve made two “prototypes” with the two bottle caps which were already gold. One turned out passably well, and you can see the finished article above. It’s strung on gold string rather than on chain because I messed up the holes a bit.
The next batch will be hopefully of better quality since I’m planning to give a few away to friends and I want them to be half-decent. My experiments so far have taught me to line up the dials more carefully, and also that gold nail varnish does not make a good stand-in for gold paint.
The more you know.
Today, Amazon announced the imminent launch of its newest endeavor, Kindle Worlds, a publishing platform for fanfiction. When I read the announcement, I was horrified, then angry, then sad. I want to take a moment to explain why this is such a tragedy.
Before we start announcing the demise of fanfic, it might be a good idea to take a look at this very well-reasoned alternative view: https://medium.com/geek-empire/ddda47e2e779
EMERGENCY COMMISSION POST PART I.
Yes, another post will be up soon. These are all examples of things people can request me to make will allotted donation prices. Those prices are available in the photo descriptions, so click the picture and all your questions will be answered! Shipping will depend on what you order, because for some things I need to get the box and what not and for others I already have the box! And some packages are bigger than others. Some packages’ mothers are even bigger than other packages’ mothers. If you drop me an ask with some specifics (what type of thing you want; size; any colors, themes, or characters), I can give you a more exact estimate.
“WHY ARE YOU DOING EMERGENCY COMMISSIONS, LESLY?” You may be asking your computer as if I could hear you. Well, friend, here’s the list:
- I’m one or two commissions shy of getting my own bank account so making you stuff will be way easier and seem way less sketchy because I can get paypal.
- My medication is expensive, dude.
- I’m also raising money to go to a convention. Just because I’m sick as fuq, doesn’t mean I don’t like to have fun and be surrounded by people who share the same interests. I have a ride and a room in which I can stay, but I need some help trying to earn at least half the money for the trip by myself. I want to be somewhat self reliant and this is the only way I can do that.
- My darling friend is trying to leave a stressful and difficult situation. The plan is for her to stay with me, but we need to get her here first. That means fixing up a car. All excess funds are going towards medication, helping my friend get here safely, and helping my family with groceries/etc. The primary goals here are the bank account (because I’m half way there and it’ll help me on my way to starting a small webstore for the things I do) and the convention because that’s coming up quickly and it’ll at least help me feel a little more in control of my life and my illness.
This is the illustration-mostly post. Coming up, I’ll have a post including other types of jewelry, coasters, and mystery items*~
And this also ties into my giveaway! If I make it to AAC, I plan on buying some things there specifically for the give away, because I know a lot of my followers watch anime and I know there will be a lovely venders room. In fact, one of the venders will even have more jewelry supplies, so I can make more awesome stuff that you can get when I have my own paypal. And things people buy through that paypal will help me help my family and my friend. See how this all fits together?
Tumblr, I want to be a self-reliant person. Many of you may not understand how depressing it gets knowing that because of uncontrollable illnesses; it’s impossible to hold a real job, to help my home, to stand on my own two feet (literally and figuratively depending on the day), and to do things I love. I want to raise this money on my own, but I need your help. Even if I get just four commissions, I’ll be over the moon because four people were willing to help a sick girl have a few days of fun and open a world of possibility via paypal.
If you can’t commission anything, could you please signal boost this post? I would be forever grateful for any donations, signal boosts, or anything.
*I say this because some characters COUGH COUGH YU-GI-OH! have hair that looks a bit daunting to do realistically. But I’ll try for you!
**If any of those images particularly strike your fancy, I can get you a print of it. Just tell me which one it is and I can give you a price. =]
Reblogging here because HELP.
Signal boost! Too bad no-one actually reads my Tumblr. Maybe they’ll glance at it on the off chance and this will help somehow. Also, I’d like to see Part 2 of this post so I know what I can commission you for :)