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Jumping off runwildwithme’s submission, speaking of unusual firing processes, I don’t know about EU students, but I’d sell a member of the Gentry my left leg for a food-safe western raku process.
Western Raku is a little different from the original process. We bring the kiln up to around ^06, just under 1,830F, and, dressed in protective leather and heavy gloves, we open the kiln and pull the pieces, still glowing red-orange with radiant heat, sometimes with tongs, sometimes with nothing protecting us but thick leather gloves. The pieces go into containers, usually metal trashcans, filled with combustible material. We mostly use ripped up newspapers but occasionally straw or sawdust. Someone standing by slams the lid on and holds it down while the combustible material ignites and tries to explode, and you get these gorgeous metallics from the process, but they’re very much not foodsafe, which is a damn shame.

The whole process is a fantastically exciting, terrifying, frantic endeavor as the second the kiln opens the pieces start to turn black, absorbing oxygen from the air instead of having it drawn out by combusting paper, and it’s a kind of dance as pullers work around eachother, the people on the cans have to keep track of what piece goes where, and when a can is full, dodging firebursts, and trying not to hit anyone with a >1500F piece of hot dirt, and hoping everyone used the right clay body so the thermal shock doesn’t make anything explode.

Actually forget foodsafe, I’d trade a whole lot for the ability to grab glowing pots barehanded, what would that even DO to the glaze?

Damn I love ceramics.

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What happens when you pour molten aluminium at 1500F down an ant hole?

After pouring molten aluminium down an ant colony hole and leaving it for a few hours, these people carefully dig the hardened structure out and power wash it off.

What’s left is the beautiful solid structure of the inside of an ant colony (and the ants, too, I guess… nobody explains what happens to the ants!). All of the delicate tunnels can be seen as well as many chambers and storage areas, giving a valuable insight into what is happening right beneath your feet.

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stargayzing  asked:

Meet the Robinsons? Now I'm curious omg

yes!! well done!!! that’s all folks! i’ll make the promos, and after my queue, i’ll do a second, smaller promo game! thanks everyone for guessing!

1. mulan
2. the princess and the frog
3. brother bear
4. lilo & stitch
5. hercules
6. treasure planet
7. atlantis: the lost empire
8. the lion king
9. meet the robinsons
10. tangled

es-cap-ay  asked:

treasure planet?

yes! one more to go! 

1. mulan
2. the princess and the frog
3. brother bear
4. lilo & stitch
5. hercules
6. treasure planet
7. atlantis: the lost empire
8. the lion king
9.
10. tangled

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1st clue- only 2 movies are CG
2nd clue- 5. and 10. are one-word titles
3rd clue- only 1 more princess movie left
4th clue- 7. is set mostly under the sea
5th clue - all of the remaining except from 10. are male-lead
6th clue - the villain in 9. is neither human nor animal
7th clue - the lion king is the oldest out of the 10

guess what my top 10 disney movies are for a promo!