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Heathen: Star Wars isn’t even possible, the physics would be wrong, the mathematics that hundreds of brilliant men figured out–

Me:

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This is a 14th century style hood I was commissioned to make a few months ago for another member of The Royal Court of Chesterwick. I seriously love making hoods and I seem to have a knack for designing them, so I thought I’d have a go at making one for someone else.

The main body of this hood is made from brown wool, with the gussets being a beautiful wool/ silk blend. The lining is green 100% linen. Interior seams for this one are machine overlocked (because it’s for LARP, not reenactment), with all exposed stiching hand finished with silk and wool threads. Around the face it’s finished with a green silk blanket stitch, with an overcast stitch in brown wool along the bottom.  I made this hood to fit snuggly around the neck, with a relatively short liripipe that sticks out the back when worn up.

I’m super happy with how this turned out, and Peter was also pretty thrilled. he accessorised with some cast pewter pins which worked really well.

Last photo credit to @theprohobby, taken at Swordcraft Spring Quest 2016.

I'm in a super geeky mood today, so let me tell you about one of my favourite Greek myths

Okay, stay with me because this myth is actually pretty great. It involves this wonderful, important and unfairly underrated Olympian goddess Demeter (you may know her as the mother of Persephone, but that’s a totally different myth). She is the goddess of agriculture and fertility and is basically responsible for all crops and farming and is DEFINITELY not one to mess with (we’re all looking at you here, Hades). But I digress. Anyway, this is a great myth because here we actually get to see a side of her that most people overlook because of the whole agriculture thing. So, here goes:

So a long time ago in a Greek town far, far away, there was this dude… Erisikthon??? Erikthion??? I honestly don’t know what his name is so let’s call him Erik. So yeah, this guy, Erik, he was as greedy and as selfish as men come. He wanted to build himself this fancy ass dining hall or something like that where he and his bros could all hang and eat shit (and disrespect women, I mean let’s be real here, this guy was THE biggest dudebro you could ever meet). So he decides to build this hall out of wood, so he and his squad go out to cut down some nice trees. Massive problem, though: the only source of ‘perfect’ trees around were in a grove sacred to Demeter. You can see where this is going, right?

Anyway, this bunch of men rock up at the grove and instantly freak out the dryads (wood nymphs) who live in and protect the grove, and when they realise what Erik and his cronies are up to, they immediately call for… you guessed it… Demeter! Naturally, Demeter hears about it right away, and boy howdy is she PISSED (I mean first she lost her daughter, now this shit?). So, she instantly blazes down there in all her godly glory and scares the ever living SHIT out of Erik’s crew and they run away because they’re pathetic. But Erik stays because he hasn’t quite got the hint yet that what he’s trying to do is WRONG. But hold on, it gets better.

Demeter sees Erik wanting to chop down her lovely trees and starts screaming at him like 'WHAT THE HELL DO YOU THINK YOU’RE DOING??? YOU THINK YOU CAN JUST CUT DOWN MY SACRED TREES AND EXPECT NO RETRIBUTION? UH I THINK THE FUCK NOT, ASSHOLE!“ at this point I guess she brandishes her badass, curved golden swords (FYI one of her epithets is 'Lady of the Golden Swords’ and if that’s not badass, idk what is) and issues possibly one of the best curses EVER. She curses Erik to eternal hunger and thirst, so even after he eats and drinks he will still always be hungry and thirsty… foreverrrrr

After that, Erik runs home, pissing himself as he does so. Later on, he eats a meal but is still hungry. He eventually eats all his food and shit but is still hungry, so he starts selling shit to buy food, and apparently he even tried to sell his own daughter??? But don’t worry, Demeter didn’t let that happen because she’s pretty nice most of the time (when men aren’t making her angry). So yeah, that’s the story of WHY YOU SHOULD NEVER UNDERESTIMATE A GODDESS EVEN IF HER DOMAIN ISNT WHAT YOU MIGHT CONSIDER 'EXCITING’.

Furthermore, this myth proves exactly why Demeter is so important. She can curse cities or countries with crop failure and cause mass famine, just like that. And by the way, when Persephone was taken, she made the entire world starve, and that is why we have winter! So yeah. Best not to piss her off, guys. We should know this by now!!!!

crash bandicoot: tumblr edition
  • crash: immediately got hacked after making his blog. it is now run by a scam bot
  • coco: geeky aesthetic. loves superwholock and is the most popular fandom blog on tumblr. she is also under another alias known as "the xkit guy"
  • crunch: posts really weird fitness memes all day. also spends the rest of his time making posts on his positivity side-blog
  • tawna: beauty blog. loves making diy and self-care posts, and her selfies all get 10k+ notes. also loves reblogging other's selfies to spread the love. the tumblr mum
  • cortex: constantly vagues about crash and how much he hates his guts. he is somehow the tumblr daddy and owns a secret daddy kink blog
  • nina: anime horror blog. loves tokyo ghoul and elfen lied. she's also crushing on whoever is behind that geeky fandom blog
  • n. brio: science blog. makes posts about how to do really dangerous experiments that you should not try at home. his blog is a mess and he never tags anything
  • n. gin: shitposter. nobody really knows what his posts mean but they all get 100k+ notes and are always tagged as #relatable or #me
  • n. tropy: runs an anti-SJW blog. his url is timemasters-4-real-justice and he composes really long formal arguments which make no sense if you actually read them
  • victor: owns a callout blog which keeps a record of everything terrible that cortex has ever done. also posts petitions for mutants against animal testing
  • moritz: food blog. reblogs graphics that say "fries before guys" etc. co-owner of the cortex callout blog and always spreads misinformation about him for fun