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The Dragon's Heart and Bank of England Mugs!

I was working on updating my Wordpress Blog for “The Dragon’s Heart” series (http://thedragonsheart.com/) and I was looking for a picture to go at the top of the page. I settled on one for the Bank of England in the 1890’s, because the update is Chapter 2 of “The Masked Lady” where Madame Vastra and Jenny visit the BOE (yes, it’s a bit behind. It’s my summer project to get it up to date.)

You may remember that the chapter includes a reference to a machine that weighs the gold sovereigns in the BOE. I googled for an image, and not only did I find one, the blasted thing is available on several styles of mugs!

Now I just need to decide which one I want!

I’m working on Chapter Eight of Movin’ On Up. Martini-Henri Rifles, The Childers’ Army Reforms, the Wimbledon Rifle Competition, the Special Branch and the Home Office. Lots of research to cover. Should be updated in another week or two! 

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Blogtor Who: New director for Series 8 (Attention Whovians, Canadians and Women!)

WEDNESDAY, MAY 14, 2014

New director for Series 8

Director Rachel Talalay has revealed that she is to direct two episodes of Doctor Who in the upcoming series. Known for films such as Tank Girl and Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare, Talalay is currently working at the University of British Columbia in Canada where the following was posted on their Film at UBC Facebook page:
"Attention "Whovians!": Our Assistant Prof Rachel Talalay is currently directing two episodes of BBC’s cult hit series DR WHO! [sic] She’s says she’s "sworn to secrecy on everything to do with the storyline… until it leaks out." And yes, she admits to being a huge fan and "Taking crappy selfies in the Tardis." So jealous! More details to come - stay tuned!"
Rachel marks the first female director since 2010’s Amy’s Choice, by Catherine Morshead. It is not currently known the writer behind the two episodes she is helming.

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daysofchofee:

saearara:

zita88:

as-seenon-tv:

storyowls:

mon-orpale:

janedoodles:

membugen:

susiron:
i got Super Streak
gROSS

SUPER HORNET
WOW
WOW
WOW

Green Guardian

I too got Super Streak….okay then

Wonder Worrier. That’s badass

Ocean Stone? LoL

Thunder Hungary so i am Thor’s central-european sister-in-arms or something

Night Hungary… and i’m your night self or your sidekick?

Green Hornet. Wait, that’s been done… How about Invisible Light….?

daysofchofee:

saearara:

zita88:

as-seenon-tv:

storyowls:

mon-orpale:

janedoodles:

membugen:

susiron:

i got Super Streak

gROSS

SUPER HORNET

WOW

WOW

WOW

Green Guardian

I too got Super Streak….okay then

Wonder Worrier. That’s badass

Ocean Stone? LoL

Thunder Hungary

so i am Thor’s central-european sister-in-arms or something

Night Hungary… and i’m your night self or your sidekick?

Green Hornet. Wait, that’s been done… How about Invisible Light….?

(Source: kansascitywaffle)

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Movin' On Up - Chapter 7 - GreyGhost - Doctor Who (2005) [Archive of Our Own]

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inja-y-ddraig:

inkfromtheoctopus:

The Adventures of Prince Achmen.1926. German.The oldest surviving animated film in history.

Nonono, you don’t understand how AWESOME this movie is
because it’s not done by a big production firm, or someone with a name as big as Walt Disney, no
the writer and “mind” behind this film was a WOMAN
yes, my dear tumblr peeps, the very first trick animator in the world was a young German woman who had an idea, and enough friends and time to make a feature-length animated film. And it took her three years
because the way this movie (and some shorter works she actually did before Die Abenteuer des Prinzen Achmed) are done is really, really complex. You see those leaves, and the hair of the figures? Yes.
That’s hand-cut paper.
Lotte Reiniger - that’s her name, my friends - always loved the art beind the Chinese shadow puppetry, and after she heard a lecture by Paul Wegener (famous vor the early movies Der Golem and Der Student von Prag) about the possibilites of animated movies, she wanted to combine these two things.
And guys, how she combined it…
Most of the puppets and scenerey she made all by herself. Her friends set up a special table that was lighted from underneath, and in the later movies she would even change the colours of the background mid-scene to change the atmosphere. Above it was a camera, shooting photos of the scenes that she moved milimetre for milimetre for those 16 pictures per second she needed for her movie.
Which makes Die Abenteuer von Prinz Achmed not only the first animated feature-length movie not lost, but also the first stop-motion movie.

inja-y-ddraig:

inkfromtheoctopus:

The Adventures of Prince Achmen.
1926. German.
The oldest surviving animated film in history.

Nonono, you don’t understand how AWESOME this movie is

because it’s not done by a big production firm, or someone with a name as big as Walt Disney, no

the writer and “mind” behind this film was a WOMAN

yes, my dear tumblr peeps, the very first trick animator in the world was a young German woman who had an idea, and enough friends and time to make a feature-length animated film. And it took her three years

because the way this movie (and some shorter works she actually did before Die Abenteuer des Prinzen Achmed) are done is really, really complex. You see those leaves, and the hair of the figures? Yes.

That’s hand-cut paper.

Lotte Reiniger - that’s her name, my friends - always loved the art beind the Chinese shadow puppetry, and after she heard a lecture by Paul Wegener (famous vor the early movies Der Golem and Der Student von Prag) about the possibilites of animated movies, she wanted to combine these two things.

And guys, how she combined it…

Most of the puppets and scenerey she made all by herself. Her friends set up a special table that was lighted from underneath, and in the later movies she would even change the colours of the background mid-scene to change the atmosphere. Above it was a camera, shooting photos of the scenes that she moved milimetre for milimetre for those 16 pictures per second she needed for her movie.

Which makes Die Abenteuer von Prinz Achmed not only the first animated feature-length movie not lost, but also the first stop-motion movie.

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Faire Play: Barbie-Compatible 3D Printed Medieval Armor

Years ago, I had the Barbie Astronaut outfit (it was one of about three Barbie outfits I owned; I was more of a ‘Jane West’ and the Best of the West girl.) I also had a Marx ‘Silver Knight’ and his armored steed.

Barbie in full plate, even as a fan item.This would be fun to make happen.

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fakedean:

greatspacedustbin:

raggedybutt:

lumos5001:

IS THIS SERIOUSLY FREAKING HAPPENING!!! I MEAN I HAVE HEARD RUMORS BUT ADKLSJDAKLJDASLJLKDJF…. IDK IF I WANNA GET EXCITED FOR THIS OR NOT!!! [x]

I’M HYPERVENTILATING

OMYGOD THIS IS ACTUALLY HAPPENING I’M CRYING

Just leaving this here

Let’s hope Moffat will keep his hands off this

Does anyone know how to do 60 seconds worth of internet research?

This is NOT an official BBC item. It’s a Kickstarter Fan project with really high hopes. That’s not a bad thing at all, and I wish them all success, but so far it does not appear to be “approved by the BBC.” An interview on BBC radio does not mean the project is green-lighted.

Does anyone not directly connected with the project have any more concrete information?

(Sorry for the skepticism; I have family that work television, print and internet over three major Canadian media outlets. (I’m the black sheep of the family; I work for a bank (gasp, the horror) as a project manager.) So I am at least aware of the challenges in bringing a series such as this to fruition.)

(via lunathewarrior)

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