The Characters of Night Vale, as explained by Troubled Birds
[image description note: all images are from The Minced Mockingbird’s Guide to Troubled Birds, and feature realistically painted birds on top of classical wall paper, with paper quotes on top. Image descriptions have the quote. I’d put what kind of bird it is as well, except I’m horrible with birds. Sorry!]
[image description: I had on my prettiest dress and he never even looked at it. “For God’s sake!” That’s all I could think of to say.]
[image description: The risk I took was calculated, but man, am I bad at math.]
[image description: Your eyes look tasty.]
[image description: The ability to remain sober and gracious is, indeed, a form of mild insanity.]
[image description: Dealing with you is like herding cats.]
The City Council:
[image description: The drinks came. I wasn’t about to be sobered by anything like regret.]
[image description: My mating dance is mostly seizures.]
[image description: I’m three ounces of whoop-ass.]
Remember when I said I hit the Lost Boys motherland on eBay? Here it is. When all was said and done I ended up with 47 different press photos and a total of 831 copies of the images. Of the 47 I was able to add 38 of them to my collection (this is including images I may already have but in different variations).
The lot is in fantastic condition, the images are great quality (for the time) and all of the copies are studio originals (meaning all 831 prints are studio-issued copies from 1986/1987 for original distribution to media outlets, not reprints from a home printer or something printed at a drug store). Because me and my money are tight, before I even started negotiating on this set I did the math. The individual images in my collection now average around $13 to $15 each that I acquired over time. Apply even the low amount to the 38 I didn’t have and watch your eyes big out. I paid half of that for this entire lot. No way I could pass it up.
And remember how I said it was something I was going to share? Well, with 831 copies they have to go somewhere! I do plan on selling some on eBay but I would like to give some away here too. I just need to work out the logistics of that before I move forward.
This was my first attempt at picspam so it’s not the greatest but it was the easiest way to get all of the photos into one post. I had to crop them down a little to fit but I’ll get the full scans up on Hotel Twilight soon enough. The scans themselves are a little lighter than the images but I chalk that up to me having set the scan at 200 dpi. It’s time for me to take a break from eBay after this. Buying, at least.
I stumbled across this post the other day, and even though it’s really neat, I noticed a couple errors in the math and the image is way too small to read. So I completely remade it because I’m a giant nerd (and the OP’s blog has been deleted so I have no way of getting in touch with them). I mean, normally I wouldn’t care enough to do something like this, but bloodlines are very important in Tolkienverse which makes me, in turn, very interested in the exact breakdowns.
Also because—ever since I read Silm—I’ve wanted to know exactly how ‘elven’ Elrond actually is because I knew for sure it wasn’t literally half. It turns out Elrond is 56.25% elf, 37.5% human, and 6.25% maiar. The more you know.