preview from today :3 more to follow!
all the thorins <3
SO MUCH LOVE FOR THIS! ><! Can’t….take…
Have extra fun for us elves, pining to be with you two, amazing Thorins!
Steven Moffat Appreciation
One of the most touching tributes to come out of the Doctor Who 50th special was the one to the fans through the character of Osgood. There, in the background of what was the most important negotiation in history, without anyone noticing, Osgood saved the world.
She could have easily sabotaged the Doctor’s plan by telling Kate to check her pockets, but instead of choosing to divide, Osgood chose to be kind. Becoming the bridge, the one who was willing to connect with what everyone had been so afraid of.
She had been neither cruel nor cowardly. And I think that’s why Steven wrote her in wearing the scarf. Because, really, anyone, anywhere, through kindness and courage, can be the Doctor. If that’s not the greatest tribute to the fandom, I don’t know what is.
Medieval glasses (1): Dropped in the toilet
Over time, and as early as the Middle Ages, readers had an increasing number of tools at their disposal to make the actual act of reading easier. As letter types decreased in size, glasses came into use, likely in the 13th century. These were usually clip-on models without support behind the ears, as shown on the lower image.
The upper image shows a pair of 14th-century glasses. This pair is unusual. Not just because they survive (very few do), but how they did. These glasses were excavated from a medieval toilet in the Augustinian monastic house in Freiburg, Germany. Correct, this instrument of precision, this novelty of technology, lay dormant for centuries in the monastery’s darkest hole.
It is possible the glasses were dumped because the frame was broken, but I like to believe they slipped off the reader’s nose while he was reading on the toilet. That this case is, as it were, the medieval equivalent of our modern smartphone toilet-drop, prompting a familiar question: to retrieve or to cut one’s losses? Our reader opted, wisely and fortunately for us, for the latter.
Pics: London, British Library, Yates Thompson MS 5, c. 1500 (more here); the toilet glasses are discussed in Kay Peter Jankrift, Medizin im Mittelalter, Chapter “Augenleiden”.
"She may not look like much, but she’s got it where it counts, kid."
Star Wars fan Bill Deacon transformed his 1974 Chevy Malibu into a street-legal replica of the Millennium Falcon. The road vehicle-turned-spacecraft features all sorts of great details, including HANCHWY vanity plates and a field of streaking stars around the ship’s bow on the hood and front bumper. But our favorite feature is the cockpit mounted in place of the
rightstarboard side-view mirror that contains Han Solo and Chewbacca action figures.
Caveat that this is not my final form. I’m only halfway done with this costume and am missing most of my armor.
Also I’m a miniature Maedhros. Maedhros the tall? No how about Maedhros the tiny and wildly uncomfortable.
I’m ready to slay some kin. Let’s do this.
Truth be told, this happened because I’ve always thought that the ring motif in the right circle looked like the rebel alliance insignia. So that was a loose excuse to take a Mucha piece and redo it with a Star Wars theme, which is oh so original but consider it practice I guess.
Even though the right circle - Laurel/Leia drew me to this idea at first, I ended up working with Ivy/Padme first, which just makes me laugh because I’m not really fond of her, lol.
But yay!! Drawing things again!!!
Drawing things again but starting new pieces and ignoring all the WIPs on my desktop yayyyy
Middle Earth Travel Posters - Created by The Green Dragon Inn
Prints are available for sale on Etsy.