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Gamer Blank Books

The first one you see is my version of the Shikah slate from Legend of Zelda: breath of the wild. (I find it funny on how I’d turned on it’s side it looks like Saron’s eye! Lol) and next is a golden switch with a teddybear icon on/in it. (The golden switch is a summoner tool so i’ll Be recording it’s use in that book.) [Author: Kinhime Dragon]
Tags: Crafts, Zelda, Kinhime Dragon, Saron


How To Draw A Woodland

This is another view of trees but in a more dense forest than in the previous project. The birch trees here are slender, with contrasting marks on their trunks. [Author: Arcturus Publishing]
Tags: Crafts, Arcturus Publishing


Beaded Tree, Make Your Own

Beaded tree with details. [Author: Beatrice R.]
Tags: Crafts, Beatrice R


How To Draw The Body

As with everything in drawing, correct proportions are imperative. As well as looking at negative spaces and angles, certain fundamental proportions are helpful to know. Some may surprise you. For example, the human body has several basic measurements that we roughly all conform to. These can be helpful, especially if you draw stick figures as your initial framework. In the Renaissance, certain measurements were laid down as the ideal proportions of the human figure, and with a few adjustments ...
Tags: Crafts, Arcturus Publishing


Key Ring Luna Lovegood

How to make a Luna Lovegood keyring with some felt coupons ! [Author: Manayin]
Tags: Crafts, Luna Lovegood, Manayin


My Wake-Up Call

  Spring beauties, Claytonia virginica, in Cave Hill Cemetery in Louisville, Kentucky. I’ve got a favorite spring-flowering plant, and I bet you have one, too. But I can’t fully warm up to spring, or any flowering favorites, until I’ve shaken winter’s lingering, gray dreariness. I piddled through the late winter calendar this year with hellebores, witch hazels, snowdrops and crocus. I love these teasers, but since late autumn, I have been a lazy winter gardener. I’m working on a slow-to-rise...
Tags: Gardening, Stephen, Louisville, Jared, Louisville Kentucky, Jared Barnes, Nacogdoches Texas, What's Happening, Salvisa, Austin State University, Cave Hill Cemetery, Pat Haragan, Chiondoxa


A Velocity of Being

This was a Christmas present from my in-laws (who also introduced my to Maria Popova's excellent online anthology Brain Pickings.) It's a collection of letters to young people on the value of reading, written by various authors ( Ursula LeGuin, Ann LaMott, Jane Goodall, Neil Gaiman, Susan Orlean, to name a very few) and beautifully illustrated by different artists (Charles Vess, Maira Kalman, and Roz Chast.) The letters range from profound and serious to funny and profound -- and they are s...
Tags: Gardening, London, Eve Ensler, Roz Chast, Vicki Lane, Maria Popova, Charles Vess Maira Kalman


Mishearing...

I keep hearing "When you make a sandwich with Smucker's and Jif" as "When you make a sandwich with Smucker's and gin" and I think "Yeah, I've had days like that." . [Author: Tam]
Tags: Guns, Tam, Smucker, Teh Intarw3bz, T'hee, Vidjo


Kitty in a Corduroy Jacket

This orange kitty is giving me feels for our sweet Mango kitty that we lost a year ago. I miss him. He has a Liberty print vest with a hunt scene. Perfect for a gentleman cat.
Tags: Crafts, Liberty, Boy, Kitty, Doll, Finished Projects


TrailBlazer Firearms LifeCard .22LR – Credit Card Gun Review

Just when I thought I had seen everything under the sun that is firearms related, something new gets dropped in my lap. This time it was the LifeCard pistol from Trailblazer firearms. Trailblazer Firearms Lifecard Folding Pistol in 22LR U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- I have to admit, the proof of this concept is brilliant: make a pistol that folds up into a compact package for ultimate concealability and make it a quality firearm. The LifeCard is a single shot compact rimfire pistol which folds up...
Tags: Guns, Mike, Patrick, Bauer, NFA, Ammoland TV, Firearm News, Concealed Carry, AmmoLand Shooting Sports News, Mike Searson, US Concealed Carry Association, 22 LR, Trailblazer Firearms, Aaron Voigt, LifeCard, Credit Card Gun Review


Ruger Single Six Revolver – Still One of the Best Handguns to Own

Ruger Single Six Revolver – Still One of the Best Handguns to Own U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- The Ruger Single Six hearkens back to the popularity of TV Westerns that came with the dawn of television in the households of ordinary Americans in the 1950s. Back then, Ruger was a newcomer to the game–not the giant it is today. Colt stopped producing their legendary Single Action Army Revolver so they could focus on production for World War II contracts. By the time Colt got around to starting produc...
Tags: Guns, Louisiana, Colts, LR, Ruger, Remington, HMR, Ammoland TV, Firearm News, Pistols, Blaser, Revolvers, Single Action Army, 22 LR, Terril Hebert, Terril


700 Years of Persian Manuscripts Now Digitized and Available Online

Too often those in power lump thousands of years of Middle Eastern religion and culture into monolithic entities to be feared or persecuted. But at least one government institution is doing exactly the opposite. For Nowruz, the Persian New Year, the Library of Congress has released a digital collection of its rare Persian-language manuscripts, an archive spanning 700 years. This free resource opens windows on diverse religious, national, linguistic, and cultural traditions, most, but not all, I...
Tags: Google, Art, Europe, Books, Congress, College, India, Poetry, Religion, Iran, Literature, North America, Archives, British Library, Tajikistan, Atlas Obscura


Persian Manuscripts Spanning 700 Years, Now Digitized and Available Online

Too often those in power lump thousands of years of Middle Eastern religion and culture into monolithic entities to be feared or persecuted. But at least one government institution is doing exactly the opposite. For Nowruz, the Persian New Year, the Library of Congress has released a digital collection of its rare Persian-language manuscripts, an archive spanning 700 years. This free resource opens windows on diverse religious, national, linguistic, and cultural traditions, most, but not all, I...
Tags: Google, Art, Europe, Books, Congress, College, India, Poetry, Religion, Iran, Literature, North America, Archives, British Library, Tajikistan, Atlas Obscura


Resources to determine if a book is standalone?

I don't mind novels in a series - where each book is mostly standalone with its own beginning and ending. Characters overlap with other books in the series, and occasional mentions of story lines from other books in the series. But what I hate, are books in so-called "series" where one book just ends with a ton of unresolved stuff and then you are expected to buy the next book to find out what happens. The cliffhanger right at the end. Are there any online resources that help identify such b...
Tags: Amazon, Books, General Discussions, Amazon Kindle Unlimited KOLL


Fashion Guggi SuperJanky by Guggimon

Superplastic has announced their newest SuperJanky figure - the Fashion Guggi SuperJanky by Guggimon. Shipping in the Fall of 2019, this piece is designed by international hip hop horror icon Guggimon. The Fashion Guggi SuperJanky features a “Walt" axe (used for destroying animated cartoon characters where they breed), the latest kicks, red handbag, and of course Guggi’s trademark stick & poke “GUG MOM” tat. With a limited run of only 333 pieces, you can pick one up for $65.00.
Tags: Toys, Guggi, Superplastic, Guggimon, Guggi SuperJanky, Guggimon Shipping


FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS: DIY Build Your Own PVS-14

It is widely accepted that night vision is expensive. PVS-14s with gen 3 image intensifier tubes cost on average $2,500-$4,000 depending on the tubes used inside. However, just like building a budget AR-15, you can save some money by building it yourself. Now if you lack the mechanical aptitude to build an AR-15 then this […] Read More … The post FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS: DIY Build Your Own PVS-14 appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns


Henry Repeating Arms Lever Action .22 Mag Rifle – Review

When varmints come knocking, Henry's lever Action .22 Mag comes rocking! U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- Yes, AR’s are cool and all of that but no rifle will ever replace the old lever action will it? Heck no! It’s the gun that won the West and is still keeping it tame. I’ve tested a few of Henry Repeating Arms rifles and will do a Product Review on them all one day but for today, I want to talk about the Henry’s Lever Action .22 mag. More properly called the .22 WMR but better know as the .22 mag. ...
Tags: Texas, Guns, America, Amazon Kindle, Joe, Allan, Henry, Katy, Skinner, HMR, Shooting Industry News, Firearm News, Henry Repeating Arms, Tom Claycomb, Hunt Alaska Bass Pro Shops Bowhunter, Tom Claycomb Tom Claycomb


Trump Will Keynote NRA Leadership Forum at Indy Convention

President Donald Trump will once again headline the NRA convention, scheduled in Indianapolis April 26-28. He will keynote the Friday Leadership Forum. (Dave Workman) U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- For the fifth year in a row, Donald Trump will be appearing at the National Rifle Association’s Leadership Forum during the organization’s 148th annual meetings and exhibits at the Indiana Convention Center – Lucas Oil Stadium, in Indianapolis on April 26, NRA has announced. NRA made the announcement Fri...
Tags: Guns, Supreme Court, California, White House, New York City, Court, San Francisco, Indianapolis, Alaska, Hawaii, Arizona, Fox News, Usa Today, Donald Trump, Trump, Nra


Featured Deals of the Week – 4/5/19

Welcome to this week’s featured deals of the week post. As always if you want to see a deal, or more or less of another kind of deal, leave a note in the comments. Troy Industries Folding Battle Sight Combo – $109.95 Big thanks to Mike C for giving us the heads up on this […] Read More … The post Featured Deals of the Week – 4/5/19 appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Editorial, Mike, Troy, PMAG, Geissele, Ruger American Compact, Gun Deals, 5906


Autopsy Babies – Pink Slime Edition

Miscreation Toys is going to melt your eyeballs with his latest Autopsy Babies in this super vibrant new Pink Slime Edition . These clear neon pink vinyl figures - available as both Gergle and AZSB - can be picked up from Lulubell Toys via pre-order. They're available as limited-quantity, made-to-order pieces. Each one runs $95.00 plus shipping. The pre-order ends April 14th 2019 at Noon Pacific or once run cap of 40 pieces is sold.
Tags: Toys, Lulubell Toys, Miscreation Toys, Noon Pacific


Altering a PDF book "cover"

I have a couple of PDF files that are auto calculating blank forms. Once, only Adobe Reader could hand auto-calc, but today its fairly standard. As a precaution, the PDF files include a warning as the cover for the book. Right there is my problem. I would like to remove this cover and replace it with the standard visual of the form itself (ie, page 1 in PDF). Any suggestions on how to do this? In case anyone is interested here is a direct link to one of the files (a 1 page PDF), a character she...
Tags: Books, Library Management


POTD: Where Did All of the Bumpstocks Evaporate to?…

Many states across the United States are not only banning bumpstocks, but they are calling for the destruction and forfeiture of the products. This flatly sucks for law-abiding gun owners, but the amusing part is many states who have called for bumpstocks to be surrendered have seen none turned in… literally… not a single one… […] Read More … The post POTD: Where Did All of the Bumpstocks Evaporate to?… appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, United States, Potd, Photo of the Day, Shooting Accessories, Bumpstocks, Drew Hopkins, Picture of the Day


Well played

Magpul Begins Shipping All Magazines to California Customers
Tags: Guns, California, Uncategorized, Magpul Begins Shipping All Magazines


OctoDrop Mini by American Gross

Clutter has dropped the OctoDrop Mini by American Gross. The newest addition to the Octo family, the OctoDrop Mini stands in at 2 inches tall. Hand-sculpted by artist American Gross, the internal Taku Taku (Octo) is cast in a super glow-in-the-dark teal and purple gossamer resin with an external pale blue skin. Each piece is hand-created in New York by Clutter Studios. They're currently available to pre-order for $50.00 each.
Tags: Toys, New York, Clutter, Taku Taku Octo


Change from Nook to Kobo?

I am currently using a Nook Glowlight 3. I love the ability to change the screen color, but find it is incredibly slow to do anything other than turn pages. That is, moving between screens is painfully slow, and sometimes locks up the device. While I generally love Amazon, I am not thrilled about most of their Kindle devices or their closed environment. So I am considering one of the Kobo devices. Are the Kobo devices able to process more quickly than my Nook? I have about 300 .epub books...
Tags: Amazon, Books, Kobo, Which one should I buy


Face of the Moon Stress Ball

Designed by Japanese designer Makiko Yoshida and the team at h concept, this three-inch diameter stress ball is a kooky way to ease your tension. Complete with the moon’s face, the ball morphs into various facial expressions as you squeeze it. Equal parts weird and cute, it’s a welcome distraction for busy minds of all ages.
Tags: Wellness, Sponsored, Toys, Japan, Design, Moon, Stress Ball, MoMA Design Store, Makiko Yoshida


So they can lie

Why doesn’t the FBI videotape their interviews?
Tags: Guns, Uncategorized, Fbi


The party of smaller government

My state senator wants to ban phone calls while driving. Idiot. Ted Cruz caves on red flag laws.
Tags: Guns, Uncategorized, Idiot Ted Cruz


Seaside Adventures in Sydney

G’day friends! I was in Sydney, Australia in January with my brother and we had an amazing time! It was my second visit to this vibrant city and I got to explore some areas I didn’t see my first time around. Sydney is so full of life with so much to do and see and eat and plenty of water views, great beaches, and good eats! My brother Nate and I haven’t traveled together in over a decade due to family and work obligations, and time had flown by way too fast, so we decided to visit our ex pat Aus...
Tags: Travel, Crafts, Usa, Australia, Sydney, Kansas City, Opera House, Bondi Beach, Harbour, Bondi, Quay, Sydney Australia, Royal Botanic Gardens, Nate, Harbour Bridge, Circular Quay



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