MiniLog | Pinecones

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I was breaking pieces off this giant pinecone for some more different kinds of jewelry, and I thought maybe I should get it into water for a bit, so it’d not splinter so much. Instead it went ahead and closed up, the way they do when it rains! How beautiful is nature, eh?

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Promo | Harry Potter, Philosophers Stone, and the Truth behind it!

Got this video shown to me, and my mind is blown. I really hope you’re as much potterheads as I am (you don’t have to like the author, to love Harry Potter, be sure of it! Otherwise: Hemingway beat his wife, Lovecraft hated women, etc.)

Please watch this and share your thoughts with me!

Commissions Open!

Want your favorite character painted, not just printed? Want it painted just for you? Or maybe you wish you had your own painting to show off that beautiful face in a more classic but original style? Or maybe your sibling, even if just for adding “I stink” bubble to it? Well, I got you!   

 In style you see above I take portrait commissions now
 15eu per scan (if you let me upload it on dA, you can order a print from there, I’m okay with it!)
 10eu per scan if it’s black and white (or any-color + white)
 30eu per me sending you the original + shipping (from 3 to 6 euros should cover it)
 20eu per me sending you the black(other-color) and white original + shipping (from 3 to 6 euros should cover it)

 I would appreciate a very detailed description or even a reference picture(s)! You can link me to them or get to me via soukyan.jrv@gmail.com
 If it’s an original character: look closely at my style and take into consideration that I might not be able to pull off everything as you imagine. Details are welcome!
 Head + shoulders only. Unless the body part sticks out (see Deadpool for reference)
 Paypal transaction must be possible.
 Let me know if I may upload it on dA

    
    

 

All profits from this go directly to my mum’s medical bills, so you’re not just getting something nice for yourself, but you’re helping someone have a pain-free day!

 

The Late Summary

Been in a deep dark hole, as you might imagine from all the absence. But I’m trying to get back into it, so hopefully this is the last super late summary:

  • Friend got two tickets to Addams Family musical, and took me there. It was a perfectly timed day. She received the package with my new tablet. I received the package with new SSD (old HDD got so slow that both work and pleasure became torture). She helped me put it into my laptop and we went out. On our way out, I checked mail box, as I always do, and found another slip for mail. It was the dearly awaited, magically fast here Irn-Bru package and a postcard from Japan. Irn-Bru tastes like one Lithuanian drink we had in the past. Ours got extinct, hope it doesn’t happen to Irn-Bru for it is one damn glorious soda.
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  • There was still time until the play, so we went to a zoological museum. Bisons and mooses are scary, I tell you, they’re enormous and I do not wish to witness what power bodies like that can hold. I’ve already seen that video of a moose running through snow that was up to its chest, like it was barely anything. No thank you.
  • The play itself was mediocre. And that’s only due to writing. Story itself was poor, characters weren’t true to the characters. Wednesday was no more than an angry teenager who screams at her parents when she doesn’t get what she wants, her brother was a bit too attached to his sister, and uncle Fester could not have been any more creepy if he wanted too, I never cringed so hard watching anything. But. Actors really did their best, and you could tell they’re putting their hearts into this. And there were some good and memorable jokes, even if I couldn’t tell you a single song.
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  • Theater itself amused me to no ends. It was so over-the-top refined. I kept hearing that Lithuanian song in my brain “auntie, let me into the theater, I wish to experience the magic of scene, come on auntie, just let me into the theater, I wish to revive the dwindling flames!” of the old-school post-soviet theaters that we had, with these bulky ladies at the door checking your tickets and ushering you in, with no pretense to it. Not complaining, of course. And theater itself was beautiful too.
  • Had a very mighty food poisoning, resulting in three very bad days, and a lot of coconut water. Luckily, I love coconut water.
  • Reading a review request book. Now I remember why I stopped asking for those.
  • As hard as it is to believe, I have indeed finished Kim Newman‘s “Johnny Alucard“. His stories are good, but they’re so blown out with his satire and comical biographies, that it tends to get real hard to read.

[Movie] Bright

Directed: David Ayer
Written: Max Landis
Country: United States
Language: English
Genre: Urban Fantasy, Crime

What a gorgeous film. Since it came to be on Netflix, I watched it at least 6 full times, and I am not someone who enjoys watching stuff to begin with. It’s been a while since a movie pushed me to the edge of the chair!

This society is greatly divided by a war against the Dark Lord that took place a couple thousand years back. Elves pretty much run the world. Orcs, people who sided with the Dark Lord back then, are racially profiled in the meantime. The only folk who do not care about this petty feud are the Shield of Light society, dedicated to protect the realm from the second rising of the Dark Lord. For out there, in the dark, hide the Inferni, renegade elves, who have obtained a magic wand or few, and are prepared to pull him out of the death. One day, one of these Inferni escape, not wishing a world where Dark Lord rules. An assassin is sent after her, a wand in her hand… A magic wand, loose in this broken world.

Daryl Ward and Nick Jacoby, a rare sight – an officer orc, unblooded, with his tusks filed off – are unlikely heroes. They take the call on a slaughter that just happened nearby, just to find people burned to crisp, distorted. Killed as if by magic.

Then the FBI get involved, with gorgeous Edgar Ramirez (Bodhi from the newer version of Point Break) as the lead, blue haired Kandomere, and all shit breaks loose. It’s a wonderful, tough, beautiful, action and magic packed movie. Best Urban Fantasy I’ve ever seen.

5-5

Series | Taboo [S1]

Title: TABOO (2017 TV Series)
Genre: Period Drama
Written by: Steven Knight; Edward Hardy
Directed by: Kristoffer Nyholm; Anders Engstorm
Country: United Kingdom
Language: English
Seasons: 1
Episodes: 8

I’ve seen the trailers for the series back when I was still watching 4th season of Sherlock on BBC One, who, very kindly, stream their series online for people to watch free. But being the too-lazy-to-watch person, I was putting it off until it was a little too late, really. Until recently, as a friend finally talked me into getting back at it. Seems all it takes is the right lure of “this character in the motion pictures is a lot like the character you loved in the book”.

James Delaney was believed to have died in Africa. But once his father dies, leaving his Shipping Empire for someone to inherit or take over, James returns as a vengeful and more than a little unhinged demon from the depths of Mother Africa. He returns a strange man, almost a supernatural being, and right away engages into the war of reclaiming ones spot in the ever refined London, among the gents who’d like nothing more than for this savage to go back and die wherever he came from. And if he seems to need help dying, well, so be it, for the greater good.

I enjoyed this to bits. From Hardy, whom here I can compare to the love child of Stephen Day and Lucien Vaudrey from A Charm of Magpies by K. J. Charles, to the chemist who tasted everything, and thus successfully prevented me from grazing while watching the episodes. Hardy as James was a force of nature, walking in with a bang, gloriously naked so very often, and so very wonderfully spreading chaos among the unmovable, that I can only hope there’ll be more of this fine, fine thing.

5/5

Summary:

Strange week, really. One day there’s enough work for me to sit on it from dawn to dawn. The next one I barely have anything to do. My health got a bit wonky too, but I think that’s just a sign I need to start on the closing season for the morning jogs, and instead take up the exercise bike at home. I don’t like that thing. I like riding a real bike outside, but inside, the trainer, there’s too much freedom on it. Next thing you know, I’m no longer holding the handles, but reading a book on my phone. And I just don’t achieve as much if I don’t put my mind to it. But, anyway, let’s get back to the week itself. Tho now I feel awkward with the idea of “let’s see what my week was, because all of you care!” . . . :

  • I’ve read Joe Hill book “NOS4A2” (Nos-Four-A-Two – nosferatu), and while this wasn’t the best book ever, I liked it more than anything I’ve read by King so far. I still have hopes to find something I truly love by King. Nothing against the author, I do like the man, and the ideas he has, but not enough to force his work upon myself.
  • Tomorrow a trip to post office, for someone in USA didn’t pick up their package for over 2 months, so they returned it to me. I wrote the person already, informing them, asking to confirm the address, but so far – no reply. I think I’ll keep it for half a year, if nothing happens, I’ll just return the money to them, wherever they are, and re-sell this piece.
  • I still really lack the room for proper crafting. To the point where I’m thinking how could I possibly suspend my router somewhere. I fear that the wire might slip out of it. Or if I hang it upside down – it’ll bend to the point where it’ll break. On top of that, it has to be reachable, since, I mean, it’s a bloody router, requiring restarting now and again, and all that.
  • Discussed future plans with one of the companies I work with, the same one that has my contract end this month. Mostly I wanted to know how possible it’d be for me to get a spot at one of their Scottish locations if they came about re-hiring me when the next English>Lithuanian project arose. Then spoke about this with a Scotsman friend, with greater knowledge of economy and politics than my own. Sad to say, but Germany, as future location, scored a point yet again, due to the turmoil Great Britain is currently going through, and dragging the countries of the island along. Don’t get me wrong, Germany is great, but work-wise I’ve not really anything to do there to justify it. Nor do I have a work-related buffer to transition from this country, to that country if the destination is Germany.
  • I keep getting marvelous ideas for jewelry, but lack the time to make them. So I sketch them mostly and await the end of this month, when likely I will have some time at last. I’ve a great idea for a little icy cold collection!

And I think that’s that then. Thanks to all the friends who felt like giving me that extra time and attention this week, I really needed that ❤

[Promo] Lou Graves

I found Lou Graves a while ago, I think first on YouTube, then on Tumblr, and then just followed from there to everywhere else. They’re awesome, responsive, friendly, and oh that sense of fashion, right up my alley, even if I’d not be able to wear any of that, I sure do love looking at people so finely pulling off all those shirts and velvets!

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