Jester armor bust and pauldrons, laid flat. I’m doing this and the gauntlets first to see if the idea is viable. So far so good.

Jester armor bust and pauldrons, laid flat. I’m doing this and the gauntlets first to see if the idea is viable. So far so good.

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The time has come to migrate my old personal Google account from 2005 to something newer. For years I’ve had multiple accounts forwarding stuff there, but I’d really rather have a new permanent login, you know? I don’t want it to be specific to my business, either. I’d rather it have something to do with my pen name/internet name/whatever, Heimdall Hammerhide/H. H. Hammer (I told you I like alliteration). For a while I was toying with the idea of using my legal name, but that’s so long and people FREAK OUT whenever I say it, so that’s out. h.h.hammer was my first choice but is, of course, taken. So I was thinking h.hammerhide. Does that feel okay to you, or can you think of something better/different?

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falkenna:

falkenna:

I need to go to a live show so badly, ahhh

Eluveitie, Metsatoll

with Tyr

at BALTIMORE SOUNDSTAGE BALTIMOREMD

…I wonder if I can do this. It’s in two days. I’d love to see Eluveitie again, eep

Oh dang, I wonder if I can get out to this show. Not sure if I have time/money :(

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noizs-nipples:

adriofthedead:

kumagawa:

in the tumblr tagging system, unsourced artwork is considered especially heinous. on this blogging platform, the users who source these felonies are part of an elite task force called the source your fucking artwork unit. these are their stories.

image

image

(via bouncybat)

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Top of a belt pouch.

Top of a belt pouch.

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Goblin deciding I need to take a break and pet him.

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WHOA. I don't think I knew you followed me (or I forgot, which happens). Hi! Your stuff is amazing!

teadrunktailor:

Oh man, you bet I do! I love seeing your leather-working updates. Your tooling game is just WAY too strong. :) (And thanks! Mutual-appreciation bro-fist!)

Woo, thanks! Tooling is fun. I never thought I’d love something so stupidly tedious…

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screamingnorth:

:bashes face repeatedly into this chapter and screams: >8(

It’s like pulling teeth, grodddd.

dakrvnet said: I know we never speak, but I’m a free lance editor working on a degree in editing. So if you need some help with editing I would be willing to look things over. I figure your leatherwork is awesome, stands to reason your story is too.

Hello, and thanks for the vote of confidence! My current stage is personal editing… not so much correcting grammar as rewriting clumsy passages, renaming people and things, beefing up areas that need some more substance, splitting it into chapters, etc. Then it goes to my beta readers. After that, I’m not sure. I’ve been toying with the idea of some gamma readers, and if I decide to go that route I’ll definitely let you know. The final editing run will probably be done by an editor with credentials to attract publishers… something I gotta research more. Would this be something you could put on your resume?

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Flared bracers, attempt 1.5 (I did a super crude mockup first). I think they’re a success, but in some ways aren’t as good as the mockup. Their horizontal figure-8 flare is great, but the vertical flare is… nonexistent. The mockup had a great bell shape around the hand. But it was muuuch thinner leather and easier to mold, which explains it.

And of course I had to make them fancy. Prototypes have no business being this fancy. Buuut I couldn’t resist! They’ll be stained burgundy.

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:bashes face repeatedly into this chapter and screams: >8(

It’s like pulling teeth, grodddd.

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