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You’re a Wizard, Neil

Part One: Neil finally discovers Harry Potter and he likes it Part Two: Part Three:

  • It started with Andrew reading a book
  • Neil wasn’t into reading, seeing as he had been on the run for a good portion of his teen years and never had the time to just sit and relax
  • And his parents weren’t the type to read him a bedtime story when he was little
  • But Andrew likes to read because books had always put him into another world where he could pretend to be the hero worshipped protagonist and didn’t have to actually worry about anything because it wasn’t real
  • So Neil finds Andrew reading all the time
    • Stuffed in a beanbag chair while Nicky and Aaron are playing some dumb video game in the living area, in the back of the bus to one of their away games, snuggled in bed waiting for Neil to be done arguing exy strategies with Kevin (and to come snuggle him to sleep)
  • This one book Neil has noticed Andrew reading lately is one that he’s seen him read before and the title looks familiar:
    • It’s Harry Potter

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current plans for kickstarter books+backer rewards!

The current plan for kickstarter rewards is to have backer tiers for some items, and then stretch goals for other items that will be automatically included in higher tiers should they be reached

I’m really excited about the books because they will be printed with a silk matte smooth soft cover and plain uncoated paper on the inside. im going to try and opt for the pages inside to be a sort of cream white as opposed to stark white, to enhance the retro/aged feel. The books will be at least 48 pages. Could be more. They will contain both chapter 1 of the story, the preview and omake/gag comics and some bonus illustrations/concept art.

There will be a limited edition collectors set as one of the tiers, which will feature an exclusively illustrated collectors box (the artwork wont be featured on any other merchandise), containing the book, the bookmark w/ attached clear charm+tassle, the usasan enamel pin, and a 5 postcard set featuring the model concept art of each of the main cast and 1 secret illustration. (hint: its something cute and romantic of hide and hiroki)

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The chambered nautilus is a common tropical Indo-West Pacific species, free-swimming from deep to shallow waters, feeding on fish and crustaceans. The shell is partitioned into chambers, with the animal occupying the outermost chamber. The other chambers are filled with gas and liquid, and connected by a hollow tube, the siphuncle, for regulating buoyancy. The nautilus shell nearly perfectly approximates the logarithmic spiral, which was first described mathematically in 1638 by French philosopher and mathematician René Descartes and half a century later by Swiss mathematician Jacob Bernulli, who referred to it as spira mirabilis, or miraculous spiral. The logarithmic spiral’s curve has the unique property of maintaining its shape as its size increases, a property that is elegantly manifested in the shape of the nautilus shell. This mathematical perfection made the nautilus shell the very emblem of natural beauty and harmony during the ages, hailed in poetry and fine arts alike.

Illustration: Nautilus pompilius (chambered nautilus); from Jean Charles Chenu, Illustrations conchyliologiques … , 1854.

See live nautilus in the current exhibition Life at the Limits, and learn more about shells in the new book, The Seashell Collector, a boxed set featuring a booklet by Ilya Temkin, a former postdoctoral researcher at the Museum.

Pictured is the great Atlantic scallop (Pecten maximus). It is the largest scallop in Europe, and evades predators by clapping its valves together to produce a jet of water that moves it out of harm’s way. You may recognize it from Botticelli’s The Birth of Venus—it’s the shell the Roman goddess is riding out of the sea in that iconic painting.

This print is included in the latest literary offering from the American Museum of Natural History and Sterling Signature: The Seashell Collector. The boxed set features a booklet containing some of the most beautiful images of seashells from texts held in the Museum’s Rare Book Collection, along with lessons about the creatures who call these shells home and background about how shells are formed and the role they have played throughout human history, as decoration, currency, and much more.

Learn more about The Seashell Collector.

The noble pen shell (Pinna nobilis) is one of the largest bivalves, native to the Mediterranean region, where it lives in sea grass beds, partly buried in soft sediment and anchored by the byssus, which means “fine linen” in Greek. Since antiquity and until the mid-twentieth century—mainly in Taranto (Apulia) and Sardinia—the Pinna’s byssus or “sea silk,” has been harvested for the manufacture of luxurious textiles that are famous for their fine texture, durability, and bright golden color. Some scholars theorize that the Golden Fleece of the Argonauts in Greek mythology was actually a cloth of byssus. The oldest surviving object made from sea silk is a knitted cap from the fourteenth century discovered during excavations in the vicinity of St. Denis, north of Paris. Due to overharvesting for food, the noble pen shell has become endangered, and today only a handful of artisans in Sardinia preserve the craft of sea-silk processing for posterity.

Image: Pinna nobilis (noble pen shell); from Giuseppe Saverio Poli, Testacea utriusque Siciliae … , 1791–1827

This print is included in the latest literary offering from the American Museum of Natural History and Sterling Signature: The Seashell Collector. The boxed set features a booklet containing some of the most beautiful images of seashells from texts held in the Museum’s Rare Book Collection, along with lessons about the creatures who call these shells home and background about how shells are formed and the role they have played throughout human history, as decoration, currency, and much more.

Learn more about The Seashell Collector.

Digital Artist:

Tom Bagshaw

“Elements Series: Fire”



“July 15, 2015


Part of the Elements series i recently completed, 5 framed one off works with a special collectors box set that i will be releasing via the mostlywanted shop next week. These framed works are 12x16″ (excluding frame) and are hand embellished, mounted on board, varnished and framed ready to hang. Titled, signed and custom stamped on the reverse.

Look out for the rest of the series over the next few days.”

The original Walt Disney Cartoon Classics got it’s home video start in 1983 as a response to the success of the He-Man videocassettes.

The image above is from the second wave of Cartoon Classics that began on March 6, 1987 with Here’s Mickey! several months before the Walt Disney Mini Classics and usually contained about three cartoons as oppose to the original series at six cartoons that focused on a theme like the Silly Symphonies or shorts starring Donald Duck. The first five titles were released in a collectors box set and Laserdisc releases included two volumes with each disc.

The final volume The Goofy World of Sports was released on June 19,1992.

Digital Artist:

Tom Bagshaw

“Elements Series: Earth”



“Part of the Elements series i recently completed, 5 framed one off works with a special collectors box set that i will be releasing via the mostlywanted shop next week. These framed works are 12x16″ (excluding frame) and are hand embellished, mounted on board, varnished and framed ready to hang. Titled, signed and custom stamped on the reverse.
Look out for the rest of the series over the next few days.”

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The Battle Of Torumekia (1982) - Hayao Miyazaki Nausicaa Watercolour This framed print comes from the Nausicaa Collectors DVD box set and is roughly 55 x 43 cms. The original Watercolour was first created and used as a poster in the 1982 August edition of Animage magazine. Miyazaki’s comment on this piece was “I don’t recall personally giving it the title The Battle Of Torumekia, I think that was added by the editors at Animage” heh heh heh See my ジブリコレクター Ghibli-Collection