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Aesthetics & Color Palettes

Aries: volcano, fireplace, red lipstick/nails, grapefruits, canyon, leather, campfire, lava lamp, melted chocolate, roasted/toasted marshmallows.

Taurus: trees, coffee/hot chocolate, Christmas sweaters, water lilies, pink roses, presents, autumn leaves, pancakes/crepes, paved streets, comfy blanket. 

Gemini: tornado, yellow cabs, crowded citiy, lemons, joker card, sand clock, clouds, roller coaster ride/funfair, ice cream, trains. 

Cancer: pearls, old books, woollen scarfs, pocket watch/clock, dried flowers, the Moon, ocean, tearful eyes, babies, lip balms. 

Leo: the Sun, champagne, theaters, gold watch/jewelry, crown, lions/felines, sunflowers, fireworks, candies, glitter clothes. 

Virgo: libraries, bathrooms, anatomy/medical books, mountains, ice/snow, grey sky, organized desk, forest, cactuses.  

Libra; cotton candy, marshmallows, flowers, swans, fans, sculptures, peace sign, macarons/pastries, tutus/ballerinas, sunglasses.

Scorpio: red apples, blood stains, satin sheets, dark streets, abandoned mansion, dark sky/thunderstorm, dark chocolate/coffee grounds, lace, candy canes, potion bottles.

Sagittarius: airplanes, tropical jungle, arrows, cinnamon/spices, dark blue starry sky, haunted house, vinyls, mountains, road signs, cars.

Capricorn: suits, black eyeliner and eyeshadow, wine bottles, pillows, guitar, notebooks and office supplies, coffee, newspapers, boats, blackboard. 

Aquarius: dreamcatchers, butterflies, smartphones/technology items, jellyfishes, rings, feathers and birds, neon lights, dark lipstick, tattoos, quotes/pictures about freedom. 

Pisces: mermaids, ocean/lake/water, shells, tears, paintings, fog, mosaic, bed and sheets, dolphins, poetry books. 

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Some more GIFs from “Keep your friends close”.

Yes I did make the top one purely to admire Aramis in his big floofy shirt and his floofy hair:) And the second last one because Athos is in his hot Spanish uniform doing vaguely bondage-like things with a belt is making me all wibbly in the middle regions :) (Also it was jolly nice of those dead Spanish soldiers to all be exactly the right size and shape for the people who stole their uniforms. Look how well that stolen outfit clings to Athos’s dainty little body :) )

I believe I now have made a complete set of the boys using that cable as a funfair ride. Enjoy :)

(Can we also note that this scene is the second time in the same ep that Ratfort looks like he’s trying to kill Athos and yet Athos still doesn’t twig the man is a bad’un. Believing in Ratfort as a character means you have to believe all the other characters have lost their ability to think. At all.)

And please to be noting that in the very last GIF, Athos kills a man dead by smacking him across the arse. Now that’s swordage for you!

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‘Pleasure you can’t Measure.’

Today I was introduced to a forthcoming book that celebrates the art of the British funfair and its most popular ride: the Waltzer.

As well as being every funfair’s most iconic ride, the machine provides an unrivalled canvas for some of the country’s most talented, yet unrecognised artists. The dizzying array of artwork all screams: Ride me!

The author and photographer, Nigel Edginton-Vigus, has been taking photos of the rides for two decades, traveling all over the UK to track them down. He says:

“Fairground art not only looks fantastic, it’s an essential part of our culture and heritage. That’s why I think it’s time this work got the recognition it deserves. Funny thing is, despite this art being a pretty ‘in-your-face’ type of advertising, it goes completely unnoticed by most of us. So I hope my book helps people see this remarkable work in a different light and enjoy it as much as I have since childhood…every time they visit a fair.”

Waltzer, a 224 page book will bring together the riotous colours and shapes, graphic devices and letterforms of the funfair. It’s being published via Kickstarter and looks well worth backing! Here.