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Original story: Attic

Attic is an original short story of mine. It takes place in a girls’ boarding school on a spooky night. This is a mild horror story, and contains some unpleasant descriptions. There was a thing about attics. Shelley used to … Continue reading

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Chainmail: Wrapping up

It’s taken me a while, but here’s my final post on chainmail! The last important thing to know before you start making a pattern is how to bend the rings. Now, I know this sounds a bit unnecesary, but if … Continue reading

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Chainmail: getting supplies

After the terminology, it is time for the materials and practical tips! There are really only three essentials for making chainmail: the rings, pliers to bend them and a work surface. You can get rings in many different sizes and … Continue reading

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Chainmail: before you begin

  Before I start with the proper how-to part of this series, I wanted to explain a few terms that will be useful in the future, so there will be a handy list to refer back to. I will also … Continue reading

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Chainmail: an Introduction

In the past, I have posted pictures of chainmail jewelery I have made on this blog. Because this is one of my favourite hobbies I would like to share a bit more about it, and maybe show you how to … Continue reading

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Bestiary: Kappa

Today’s bestiary entry comes from Japanese folklore: the Kappa. They are basically river spirits. Their looks differ, though they often have scales or carapaces or webbed hands and feet. One constant trait is their head, they have a flat area or bowl … Continue reading

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Bestiary: Hydra

The Hydra is a lovely little (ahem) creature with a whole lot of heads. It’s a classic from  Greek myth, particularly in combination with Hercules. The story is that Hercules was sent to kill it, but it kept growing more … Continue reading

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