Half Past Never 3/?? (Tales of the Drunken Unicorn)

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This is the semi-weekly posting of my Camp NaNoWriMo July 2016 NaNoWriMo ‘Novel’ in which I and my Fictives attempt to polish off all of the in-progress stories in the Tales of the Drunken Unicorn ‘verse!

So there will be snark and world-building and lots of spoilers and the process of rebuilding the short stories and flash fiction from the bones of the former corpses.

Blue writing is from old drafts of stories. Green writing is new drafts of stories. Black text is just the MuseFic.

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Total Wordcount: 4,529

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How to Paint Faux Turquoise

How to Paint Faux Turquoise Battle Mountain Blue Gem Acrylics
How to Paint Faux Turquoise Battle Mountain Blue Gem Acrylics

I promised a friend to paint her a turquoise clydesdale horse head magnet, easy-peasy right? I thought for sure the internet would have a bevy of articles on how to paint something to make it look like it was carved from turquoise.  But apparently I’m the only one that’s trying this brand of madness.

So a grabbed a spare cat magnet cast and here’s a tutorial on how to create a faux turquoise paint job using acrylic paints!

Short version: I’m using acrylics to paint a replica of a Battle Mountain, Blue Gem turquoise. As always click on the pics to embiggen and if you have any questions, just ask in the comments below. 🙂

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Saturday Story Prompts [16.08.20]

Saturday Story Prompts
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1. “–will you stop shooting me? It’s–” … “–obviously not going to work–” … “–what part of ‘won’t stay dead’ is confusing you?”

2. She’d forgotten what it was like to live in a city, steeped in that sense of frantic urgency large clusterings of humanity exuded.

3. There’s a rock at the bottom of the lake with our initials on it. It was part of the spell that was supposed to make him love me, but we all know how that turned out.

4. Wood in the colony is cheap and expensive at the same time. Firm beams are rarer than unicorns, but the carpenters work their magic on the scraps of the wagons and there is thin decorative paneling to spare.5. They thought he was kidding at first, who really says they want to be an assassin when they grow up? But he got older and the answer never changed.

5. They thought he was kidding at first, who really says they want to be an assassin when they grow up? But he got older and the answer never changed.

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Saturday Story Prompts [16.08.13]

Saturday Story Prompts
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1. When she was too young to know better she made the mistake of telling people she could see the creatures in the fog.

2. The roads are hard packed clay, roasted under the summer sun and worn smooth by the herds. When the monsoons arrive they’ll turn to mud, but for now the way is clear.

3. He’s loved the feeling of falling ever since he stepped off his first diving board.

4. There’s nothing organic about the city’s layout; every street, every building was carefully planned out centuries ago. They’ve followed those blueprints religiously for generations. If you see a tree, it’s because some ancient architect decreed the need for one, to balance some undecipherable mathematical equation. No one knows what would happen if they deviate from the plan, but there’s not one of us brave enough to find out.

5. “I’d say ‘follow your heart’, but let’s be honest– your heart has a terrible track record.”

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Half Past Never 2/?? (Tales of the Drunken Unicorn)

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This is the semi-weekly posting of my Camp NaNoWriMo July 2016 NaNoWriMo ‘Novel’ in which I and my Fictives attempt to polish off all of the in-progress stories in the Tales of the Drunken Unicorn ‘verse!

So there will be snark and world-building and lots of spoilers and the process of rebuilding the short stories and flash fiction from the bones of the former corpses.

Blue writing is from old drafts of stories. Green writing is new drafts of stories. Black text is just the MuseFic.

Post Wordcount: 1,589
Total Wordcount: 3,062

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Dead from the Workbench

The Art Desk Lives!
The Art Desk Lives!

There hasn’t been any movement on the workbench in over a month now. Mostly because it was unreachable, buried under the bookcase, the things that were in the bookcases, and bits of the moldy basement wall that I was disassembling. So there’s been plumbing work, wall removal, spackling and sanding… but no art.

That said, I dipped into clean-up overdrive this weekend. I got the two bookshelves repaired and reassembled. I repaired and painted the framing for the wall, and finally got things put away to the point where I could get to my art desk again. (It’s still a bit cluttered, but I figure that’s pretty much par for the course at this point.)

Which means… ART TIMEZ NAO! 😀

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Saturday Story Prompts [16.08.06]

Saturday Story Prompts
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1. The southern forests were perpetually on fire, faint yellow flames dancing along each evergreen bough in unnatural symbiosis.

2. Ghosts use memories as currency.

3. The ink was bespelled so only vampires could read the warning. To everyone else the painting in my mother’s foyer was just unsettling, although they could never pinpoint why.

4. To the rational world, the job had nothing to offer; it was a pay cut, a move cross-country, and a sideway jump into a field with no upward mobility. To Keith, it was his childhood dream come true.

5. Mail wasn’t delivered on Sundays, but that didn’t stop the package from appearing in her mailbox.

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