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<div class='halpi'>Narnia, Fantasyland</div>
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<b>Caspian X of Narnia</b>
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When twenty-something year old Caspian X of Narnia arrived in Storybrooke no one could have been more surprised than him – moments before he’d been sixty-six, dead and on his way to Aslan’s country with the bewildering knowledge that his son, missing and presumed lost forever, was alive and well and there holding his hand as he died. He’s not sure if his presence in Storybrooke is some sort of odd quest or an accident but he’s presently trying to make the most of it because that’s what he’s always done in difficult situations. Caspian was born to inherit his father’s throne, however on his father’s death his uncle proclaimed himself regent and Caspian spent his childhood preparing to flee whatever killers his uncle sent after him. His uncle did not disappoint and it was only after the Kings and Queens of old came back to help his cause that Caspian was able to best his uncle on the field of battle and win his crown with the help of the previously-believed-extinct Narnians. After that he voyaged to the edge of the world and came back with a star’s daughter as a bride. Alas his life continued to be full of woe as he was plagued by depression and the burden of rulership put a lot of strain on his marriage. Rilian, his son, was a bright spot but vanished not long after his wife was killed by the bite of a poisonous snake. As such Caspian has spent the last few years of his life alone and focused entirely on holding his kingdom together to the exclusion of all else.
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<b>Friends</b><BR>
Desperately needed but difficult to make! Caspian’s always had a very small social circle, being an unwanted prince left any friends he made as a boy vulnerable to attack so he didn’t make them and once he was a king he simply found it difficult to trust people’s motives and show any sort of favouritism when maintaining peace in his country was always such a delicate balancing act. Plus by that time he had no idea how to make friends although as his job involved a lot of dealing with people he was good at faking it. These days he doesn’t have to worry about holding a kingdom of warring races together and is a bit more relaxed, so there is a better chance of his making friends. He’s got no idea what he’d look for in a friend, I’d like someone who’d persuade him to actually seek help for his depression and although he’d unintentionally be quite high maintenance as a friend (his late best friend generally considered keeping him alive and well a full time job in its own right) he’d also move heaven and earth for his friends in turn.
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<b>Enemies</b><BR>
Right now Caspian is emotionally exhausted and does not have a lot of energy going spare to devote to enemies. He will not go looking for them although should someone threaten others he will act to protect them because he’s still Aslan’s champion and that still means something to him. He will always consider the White Witch an enemy for this reason and hates the lady in the green kirtle with the fire of a thousand suns for what she did to his son.
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<b>Lovers</b><BR>
Caspian was in a loving but unhealthy relationship with his wife, Lilliandil, for much of his adult life and after her death never seriously considered marrying again. At present with the dead turning up in town he’s not sure if he’s widowed or not and as such is reluctant to get romantically involved with anyone, although I’m not against things happening if he hits it off with someone.
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<b>Other</b><BR>
Caspian presently works at a day care centre so could easily run into fellow workers or parents. He’s also an avid sailor so if anyone wants to go out to sea with him he’s up for day trips. Also sparring partners, he’s picked up sword fighting again and needs someone to train with.
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<b>Sasha Draconis</b>
<P> Sasha Drconis is the great dragon scourge of the mountain kingdoms, you know, the one who was eating fair maidens and nearly ate a princess but got subdued by magical underwear wielded by a passing knight by name of St George? Yeah, didn’t quite go like that. Said princess asked for his assistance in rescuing said fair maidens (women of all ages and situations, really) from abusive home lives and got him to agree by giving him items from her jewellery box for his horde. After a while he just liked the company and kept doing it to help. The whole magic garter plot was dreamed up to help the princess herself escape a marriage and Sasha to stay alive. He came to Storybrooke with the first curse and spent the twenty-eight years as the town’s resident homeless person, constantly losing his horde and generally being a nuisance and laughing stock all in one. Since the curse has broken he’s worked out how to turn back into a dragon but largely stays human, moved in with the princess and St George, become a godfather to their baby and joined the fight department.
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<b>Friends</b><BR>
Sasha very much has the personality of a cat. If he wants to be your friend he will be and any discouragement will be blithely ignored because who wouldn’t want to be friends with him? He’s awesome. Also unlikely to suffer from self-confidence issues any time this century and vain as hell, but still generous with his time and resources if he decides that he likes someone. He’s the sort of friend who’ll give up an afternoon to help decorate the house or hand over treasured pieces of his hoard to complete some outfit or project.
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<b>Enemies</b><BR>
If Sasha takes offence, you will know it. Subtle this dragon is not even if he doesn’t threaten to eat people these days. Good thing is he’s pretty hard to offend, the only things to regularly get a rise out of him are insults directed at his appearance and people threatening his friends. He’s also often mystified at people taking offence at things he says (blunt honesty is not always a good thing) and for things that happened years ago. So he burned your barn down to prove a point that one time, he left the farmhouse and livestock alone, didn’t he?
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<b>Lovers</b><BR>
At this point in time I’m not sure if he’s interested in developing a love life given that he feels all his emotional needs are being met by his social life right now, but things happen and I think Sasha in love would be a hilarious disaster so I’m not ruling it out.
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<b>Other</b><BR>
Sasha is in possession of a horde which must have come from somewhere and the individual items probably belonged to other people before they came into his possession, so maybe people could come looking for things? He’s not an active thief these days but he’ll pick stuff up if it looks abandoned. He’s also a firefighter, so if anything’s on fire he might turn up to help. Alternately he is a dragon, so if something needs setting on fire he’s pretty handy.

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<div class='halpi'>courageous</div>
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<b>Permanent Rose Owens</b>
<P> As a little girl Permanent Rose (artistic mothers, aren’t they great?) decided that her family didn’t want her around (big miscommunication all around) and ran off to join the navy under the name of Ishmael. She served in the navy until the war ended, transferred briefly to the merchant service and eventually went whaling on the Pequod with very unfortunate results. She did befriend Moby Dick though. After that she went home and was welcomed with open arms, taking on a job in her family’s tavern where she met the love of her life and the girl she’s going to marry despite the opposition of Drizella's mother, Lady Tremaine, who wants her daughter to marry up and not down. Alas, just as she and her lady love were about to move in together the curse hit and she spent the next twenty eight years as the town harbourmaster, isolated from her family after one too many misunderstandings led to them not speaking and separated from Drizella with no memory of her. Oddly enough she still had a white whale to talk to though…
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<b>Friends</b><BR>
Permanent Rose has pretty much counted a white whale as one of her best friends for years, so she’s in desperate need of some human friends to talk to. Or humanoid, anyway, although there is a want ad up for Moby Dick if anyone’s interested. So, Permanent Rose herself is a somewhat introverted soul in that she doesn’t tend to make friends easily and generally is happy keeping herself entertained, but on the other hand she’s spent her formative years bonding with all sorts of people from all over the world in the understanding that they’re going into battle together so she can bond with and care for just about anyone in a short space of time.
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<b>Enemies</b><BR>
Through being he young lady to sweep Drizella Tremaine off her feet, Lady Tremaine, for one. Possibly Cinderella, her husband and friends and maybe Anastasia Tremaine. As a long serving naval seaman and officer quite possibly a whole rash of pirates, members of other country’s armed forces, the civil service in general… I’d actually love to see her in an interservice rivalry relationship with another branch of the armed forces. She’s also not fond of whale hunters these days seeing as her best friend is a whale and her job as harbourmaster is bound to bring her into friction with someone.
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<b>Lovers</b><br>
Very much taken and dreaming of getting married to Drizella Tremaine, with whom she has been recently reunited. In the wine and spirits section of a shop, no less. Anyway, she wasn’t a complete hermit for the twenty eight years she spent cursed so while it wouldn’t have gone very far she might have the odd ex around the place. Oh, and she might be a widow – she’s not really sure if Queequag thought they were married or not and after a while was too embarrassed to ask. Anyway, if anyone wants to help her plan the perfect proposal (she’s pretty confident Drizella will say yes, but still) then she’s open to suggestions.
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<b>Other</b><BR>
She’s a harbourmaster, so anything to do with ships and docks will likely involve her at some point. Then there’s the bar her family runs, there could always be drama there seeing as she’s usually the one called in to throw the drunk and disorderly out.

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<b>Vlad Dracula</b>
<P> Once an abused child abandoned by his family and far from home, Vlad went on to become a warlord in his own right and attained infamy by impaling people by the hundreds, picking fights with pretty much every neighbouring country he had and managing to hold his own against empires using lies, damned lies and syphilis. Really, he’s mellowed a lot since embracing the vampire lifestyle (funny story that…) and becoming a living legend. Undead legend. He rarely impales people these days anyway although he was recently fighting in a war along with his three wives as his descendant asked for his help with it and made a decent attempt at infecting the enemy with smallpox. He also turned his lover Lucy into a vampire to save her life (unfortunate business all around), got smacked over the head by Jonathan Harker for kissing him and made an enemy of Van Helsing and his crew. Next (there’s always a next with Vlad) he got dumped through a portal to Storybrooke and is currently working as a SWAT officer on the town’s police force. They don’t let him near thieves. He has very firm views on theft.
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<b>Friends</b><BR>
Vlad is friendly. Charming, even. Affably evil, maybe. Depends on your point of view and Vlad’s view is that he’s not a good person but he’s not a mindless killer either so most people should be reasonably safe around him and he likes company. He’ll happily talk to just about anyone although the people he elevates to the rank of fried are a select bunch who interest him and historically he’s only told a handful of very close friends/lovers that he’s a vampire of some centuries, so even when he’s really enjoying someone’s company he’s holding parts of himself back. Once he is a friend he’s hard to get rid of though, loyal, caring, generally good at remembering birthdays, the sort of person who will help you hide a body at three in the morning if asked and generally prone to getting underfoot.
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<b>Enemies</b><BR>
Well, there’s most of his family for a start. He’s only got on with two, maybe three of his blood relatives and he’s not sure his mother counts as he didn’t actually see that much of her. Otherwise there’s the vampire hunting crowd, he does bite people so someone could always get upset about him feeding from their friend/relative and he’s a cop so he tends to make a number of enemies at work. On an individual level Vlad doesn’t take a whole lot of stuff personally but threats to the people he loves, cares about or feels duty bound to protect will earn his ire, and historically that has not ended well for people.
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<b>Lovers</b><BR>
Vlad is in an open polyamorous relationship with his three wives – Justina (who he was married to as a human) Mirena (their mistress) and Elizaveta (Justina’s lover who later became Vlad and Mirena’s lover as well). His secret ambition is to introduce another guy to their family just so he’s not so badly outnumbered. Recently there’s also been the strange case of Lucy – a casual lover of Vlad’s who ended up sort of tagging along after her impending death caused Vlad to turn her into a vampire and is presently in the limbo of being unable to survive alone but not really part of the family either. At the moment Vlad is still up for everything from flings to romantic relationships complete with red roses and bad poetry, but he’d be a bit reluctant to take anyone new home to meet his wives and Lucy. On the other hand he’s always delighted to meet whomever they’ve been seeing and generally considers them as part of the extended family for however long they stick around.
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<b>Others</b><BR>
I mentioned in his app that some of Vlad’s descendants fell through portals, so I would love it if he suddenly had great-something-grandchildren pop up in his life just because of the fun drama that could cause. (Ever read the New Dracula series? Sherlock Holmes and Vlad Dracula being related always makes me smile.) Also he’s got terrible sea sickness, so naturally I want him stuck on a boat at some point. He’s also a member of the police force so there could be lots of fun there with cops/robbers/general shenanigans. Then there’s the options of honour and duty – Vlad does have a moral code of sorts and if someone helps him he will feel hour bound to help them in turn and will often hang around until he feels all debts of honour have been repaid. He was also raised to rule and while he never got on well with the ruling classes he actually had a good relationship with his people as he did make it his business to see the safe, fed, housed and sometimes even educated. Basically if for any reason he thinks you’re is responsibility he will happily answer all requests for assistant and generally meddle.
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<b>Fa Mulan</b>
<P> Legendary warrior of the empire and resident badass, Mulan started out life as a girl just trying to fit into a role she just wasn’t suited for. Then a war happened and to spare her father and younger brother she disguised herself as a boy and filled her family’s conscription orders. Discovered as a girl sometime later she transferred to an all-new female regiment headed by their princess, a regiment which Mulan helped build from the ground up into a near-legendary fighting force during the course of the war. After the war she went home for a while but her fiancé of some years failed to come marry her so she went adventuring instead, meeting both Belle French and Prince Philip not long after. She joined Philip’s quest to rescue Princess Aurora and has almost been bouncing from one quest to the next ever since – the one period where she didn’t have anything to do and all her friends were busy living their lives she went off the rails for a while and it took the intervention of Merida and her quest to get her back on track. Most recently Mulan has been questing in Oz and arrived in Storybrooke via random tornado. Odd place, Oz.
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<b>Friends</b><BR>
Mulan is new in town and needs friends! And to hook up with her old ones. She’s always been the sort of person who’s happiest running around doing things (pretty much every friend she’s had she’s made through questing) so she’d likely be drawn to people of a similar mindset or who she’s working with towards a joint goal. She’s a very dependable person and puts a great emphasis on honour, so she’d probably gravitate towards people of a similar dedication and moral code although it would be interesting to have her deal with a friend who has a very different outlook on life so I’d not rule that out either, she’d just have to get to know them first so that she’d be reluctant to cut ties with them.
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<b>Enemies</b><BR>
The Huns. The dishonourable. Wraiths. Cora. Her maybe-future-in-laws (although she doesn’t know this yet). Anyone she’s quested against. There’s quite a list here. As an enemy Mulan can be relentless, often enemies are people she’s actively fighting and she won’t allow herself to stop or give up before they’re defeated or their schemes thwarted, but that’s also save-the-day/village/world level questing so I don’t think she’s going to have a huge number around.
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<b>Lovers</b><BR>
Bit of an interesting field. Mulan was engaged to Sheng as a young woman when she was running around with the army but due to communication problems she knew a few years before he did and was too tongue tied about personal matters to tell him that she was the mystery girl he was engaged to. He found out and things seemed to be going well for a while but from her perspective he stood her up big time in the end, leading to her questing with Philip. Who she fell in love with. Confusingly for her she also fell in love with Aurora at the same time and eventually got to a state where she was going to tell them, but then Aurora was pregnant and she chickened out. At present she’s sort of open to a new relationship but she’s still pining for her lost loves and will probably take a while to warm up to anyone.
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<b>Other</b><BR>
Mulan has opened a martial arts training school in town so students are always welcome and needed! Otherwise Mulan is always up for quests, be it rescuing cats from trees or rounding up magical ingredients to defeat a curse, so would happily help anyone in need.
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Apr 7 2017, 07:08 PM
Finally updating this thing XD Thus far none of this lot has an application in draft mode but Lavinia (the match girl) has an itunes playlist so she's a strong contender for the next make.


Little Match Girl (Hogfather/Indexing)
Inspired by >this< and I have worked out what I am doing with her at last! Ok. So. The little match girl was lying only mostly dead in the snow when death (standing in for santa, long story) gave her the present of a future and hauled her off to the bureau. She wakes up and finds out that they had an author come though their world (probably a mysterious island) some time back and really messed them up so the stories keep replaying themselves to try and get things right and the bureau she now sort of belongs to because they can't let fairytales run around willy nilly tries to either derail or stop them because have you ever seen the fallout of a Sleeping Beauty if the magic goes wrong? Not pretty, they've lost entire towns to sleep-induced starvation that way to say nothing of what a pied piper can do when they get going. She's an angry little demon frozen at age 16(ish) who once stopped a story by shouting at it, does have some freaky powers from being an averted story, a little match girl and coming back from the brink of death and tends to be somewhat trigger happy.


Félicie (Ballerina, Leap)
No changes to the backstory of this one, I just have a face in mind now XD So, young girl runs away from orphanage and enters the opera's corps du ballet having stolen another girl's name and place, but I was going to expand it a bit. In her past is her mother Giselle of ballet fame, who had her as a single mother before her heart gave out and no one’s really sure which of her mother’s two suitors is her father but they’re not in the picture either, hence her being in an orphanage. In her future (I’m planning on playing her in her early 20s, not as an eleven year old) she’s the ballerina from the steadfast tin soldier and is deeply in love with her one legged soldier while dealing with an obsessive goblin.


Anne Shirley (Anne with an E/Anne of Green Gables)
Because Anne with an E has nearly killed me and I haven't even finished it yet XD Possibly from the same world as the Darling children (different country, obviously, Anne's Canadian) and I'm going to finish watching the series before working out if I want to make her as she stands at the end of the first season or whether a portal should pluck her out of her world somewhere along the way. Shes going to be early-mid teens so she'll need somewhere to live as well, I'd hate to send her to a children's home so unless someone volunteers she might end up living with one of my other characters (for some reason Vlad seems like a good one for this, I have no idea why) for a while.


Thomas Hamilton/James Flint, Black Sails
Still looking for someone to volunteer to play one of these guys with me! Seriously, I don't care which one I play as long as we get to bring them on board and give them a happy ever after XD Mind, given that we've got an AU Charles Vane on the board we might have to tweak the story a bit...


John SIlver/Barleycorn, Black Sails/John Barleycorn
*shrugs* I'm sleep deprived. That's my only excuse for this. John Silver would be fantastic fun to play given how much chaos he causes with every move he makes and I still want to make John Barleycorn the winter sacrifice with some weird freaky and very messy magic using Luke Arnold as a fc, so as we know very little about what John Silver (if that's even his name) was up to before he stole the schedule and lied about being a cook so he could join a pirate crew... why not combine the two? He sort of travels the world doing what interests him and gets in waaaaay over his head in Nassau. Aside from the Treasure Island/Black Sails crowd he probably hangs out with the song characters like the little drummer girl and the lady of shallot. Getting his leg hacked off at the end of season two might have kicked the sacrificial/blood magic off and made everything from that point on slightly screwy though, still working out the details.


Will Holloway, Spooks: The Greater Good
Possibly from the land without colour on the same sort of deal as the Gilmore Girls crew? Basically post spooks: the greater good Will somehow gets assigned the task of investigating Storybrook (maybe he was in the area anyway for some reason? Some sort of joint task force with the CIA?) and that’s currently what he’s doing. Poking around trying to find answers and absolutely certain that this talk of magic has to be code for something because everyone knows that magic isn’t real.


Rapunzel’s Dad, Tangled/Bluebeard
Because he had no lines but still managed to be the saddest of the Disney dads and I’d be interested in exploring him both losing his only daughter as a baby and reuniting with her and trying to build a family. Also he’s Bluebeard’s posthumous kid and had blue hair himself when he was born, his mother got a fairy to turn it dirty blond when he was a little kid because it gave her flashbacks and actually it’s his wife who’s the royal one raised to rule, he was just the royal champion no one minded her spending time with while auditioning husbands because they thought she’d never choose the son of a known wife-murderer. Then he accidentally got her involved in his schemes to use his father’s wealth to do good by giving anonymous gifts to people, they fell in love, she proposed, he said yes but she was never going to get the council to agree, she announced they were getting married to the entire country without warning him she was going to do it, she shouted the council down and they got married. Apart from trying to build a relationship with his daughter and looking for his wife he’s started trying to work out why his dad killed all but his last wife and what a magical bleeding key had to do with it.


Henry Turner, POTC 5
Still interested in playing him, currently slightly bemused as to what's going on with all the other POTC characters as they seem to be on different timelines and Eliza Swan never married Will Turner XD Current idea is a mama mia situation with three possible dads (Will Turner, Jack Sparrow, James Norrington, definitely not Barbossa due to the Carina situation) and the basic plot is the same as POTC 5 with Henry going out to save his dad (he's maybe slightly fixed on Will as James is dead and Jack's not around whereas Will's kind of alive, did stop by for his one day ashore and fishes him out the water when he jumps in by bringing the Flying Dutchman up underneath him?) and then at the end Tia Dalma gets really upset about the situation re. freeing her ferryman and tries to curse them all only the compass (which is both from her and something Jack inherited from another captain so like... POTC 5's kind of AU anyway?) interacts with the magic and catapults Henry across time and space and to a place where everyone's... different to how they were back home and it's all the compass's fault somehow for not sticking to one backstory.

Feb 22 2017, 02:37 PM
Just thought you guys might like to see what I get up to when I poof for a few days at a time. Sorry about the photos, I'll try and get them rotated and resized before posting next time.


This is my most recent addition, it's going to be a room in Dracula's castle (largely inspired by Dracula Untold, because Luke Evans) and it's wood covered in paperclay. The actual coating of the wood in clay was done last October at a craft weekend so what I've been doing the past few days is finding and filling in the cracks from where the clay's shrunk as it dried and painting it. First was a pale grey wash for the grouting, which wasn't so bad, but then came painting all the flagstones individually with water-thinned acrylics while keeping clear of the grouting. This usually involved me grabbing kitchen roll and trying to scrub the grouting clean before the paint sank into it while trying not to screw up the flagstones. Then the second coat was supposed to be brown according to the instructions to give it depth, but that ended up coming out a weird colour so I put another layer of grey on. Then the door needed staining and the hinges and handle gluing on before it got glued in place. Anyway, now it's all ready to go http://files.b1.jcink.com/html/emoticons/smile.gif


So, in between coats of paint I had a go at a couple of smaller projects, like assembling and varnishing this small table. I think the kit called it a Tudor joint stool, but it's functioning as a small table for a hot water urn here and caused me a bit of confusion in that I didn't expect the legs to be angled, but I like how it turned out.


Another project I actually completed was this pair of muddy clogs which came as bare wood, so they've been stained, had a pattern painted on them (not well, but my painting skills suck so this was as good as it was going to get), had scenic scatter glued to them and finally had scenic scatter mixed with paint added. They look really large for 1/12th scale but my story is that these are overshoes, so you'd wear them over your normal, indoor shoes. Cinderella did it in the 1950's film and Disney wouldn't lie to us, so this is a thing.


Then, there's this chair, which is pretty cool because the seat lifts up for storage but gave me a headache because I lost the kit's inventory list so fitting it together was a dry build trial and error process, during which I discovered numerous pieces needed staining in places I hadn't thought they did originally. I also discovered during this that my two metal rulers are slightly out of sync with each other and ended up using bits of wood in the kit to measure where to put the seat support inside, which to be honest I'm surprised I didn't do in the first place because this is what I usually do and explains a lot about why all my furniture comes out rickety.


From the realm of unfinished projects we've got this clock, on which the blue paint is a lovely colour but took forever to dry and the face still needs some work. A lot of work.


There's also these little guys who I got out of a playmobile advent calendar (I don't care if they're for kids, I've got them for three years and they just make me happy), who still need their eyes painting black but I did get their tails, paws and ears sorted out. They also need furring and I know I've got instructions for that somewhere...


So, this was probably the most disappointing of the current batch. These were supposed to be framed prints and I got them cut out and stuck on black card ok, but the frames just did not work for me at all. They kept falling apart and the one that eventually made it to completion was just slightly the wrong size for any of them. On the bright side I found a glue that worked on the plastic I'm using for the glass after a few goes and I got to use the craft clamps my parents gave me for Christmas at last, so not a total loss! Just need to have another go at the frames in a bit.


This is going to be the fireplace for Dracula's room and has also been a bit of a headache. So, to start with the baseboard (that's the original paperclay colouring, hence the need to turn the grouting pale grey) got warped in the drying process, so I drenched it in water and put it under a heavy box where I forgot about it for several days while using the fireplace itself as a sort of dry run for the paints before I tackled the main roombox, which is why it's come out a more uniform grey than I'd intended. Then after painting it I decided that I wanted a carved dragon on the back and when initial plans to cover a dragon charm in stone-effect spray paint then paint that grey met with limited effect

I ended up using another charm to make a mould and made the carving from peperclay and stuck it to the fireplace. It'll need painting and I'm hoping the joins will be less noticeable once it's painted and attacked with soot. Or something to make it look like a sooty fireplace. Possibly black pastel.


Then this is my Hufflepuff common room roombocx, which I didn't make this weekend (that took, like, a month last summer) but I did haul everything out of it for the purposes of dusting and rearranging it all.

So, that's what I've been up to for the past few days, crafting and watching season 3 of Penny Dreadful which was awesome and sad and terribly distracting as every few minutes I'd be looking up in astonishment at the amount of bloodshed, gazing a scenery/costume porn and marvelling at the poor decision making going on. Then scrabbling to get paint and glue back where they were supposed to be before they could dry and cause problems.
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