Brass nails and why I have them.

Ever since last night I’ve been getting a lot of questions about my brass fingernails. First of all. NO, they are not prosthesis. i have them for a specific reason.

Here’s what they look like:

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HERE’s is the reason:

I bite my nails all the time. constantly, idly, without thinking.

If you’re like me, and love giving back scratches, then having no nails is a problem:

Here’s how chose to fix this problem:

Shoot bullet, collect casing.

cut bullet.

The bullets have a taper inside. we will want the broader side of the taper to be outward on our nails, and the thinner side against the rear of the nail so there is no jutting up of material when they are glued on. Here’s what that taper looks like, one cylinder is flipped over to show how thick it is at the base:

clip, bend, and trim into a nail shape:

sand for a fine (BUT NOT CUTTING SHARP) edge on the front and smooth edges.

Glue with Krazy glue, it’s the best.


Amazing. the nails will stay on for about a week at a time before working themselves loose, when that happens just scrape the glue off and reapply.

Unless you happen to have reached into the closet and snagged it on your shelves and broke the nail off on your pinky cuz holy god that hurt. reapply anyways.

Also these work as screwdrivers, knives and various other multi-tools at the tip of your finger, so that’s pretty rad. I don’t know how odd i should feel about having done this, but i must say; it’s handy as hell and really fun to have nails again.

OH, also you can shine them with “brasso” or something but screw that, I’ve tried that and they get mirror bright and really annoyingly shiny. not my thing.

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i’m very excited to upload this one, it took me quite the time!!! i could put more details in the background but i like it anyway..

“Methods of flying”

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About this piece
This big drawing is a mash-up between Lord of the Rings and the Yogscast. I’ve wanted to make something big for a long time, so I combined two things I love and secretly added some easter eggs. This was a massive project. The original file has the size and resolution of an A3 poster. (I’ve reduced the size so it would load properly and actually be viewable for you guys.) It took me about a month to do my research and draw the thing, but I loved every moment of it and I’m very happy with the result. :D

Character list
   ❍ Trottimus: Gollum
   ❍ Sjin: Merry
   ❍ Sips: Pippin
   ❍ Nilesy: Frodo
   ❍ Zylus: Sam
   ❍ Lewis: Elrond
   ❍ Strippin: Aragorn
   ❍ Turpster: Boromir
   ❍ Kim: Arwen
   ❍ Hannah: Galadriel
   ❍ Duncan: Gandalf
   ❍ Simon: Gimli
   ❍ Martyn: Legolas
   ❍ DaveChaos: Erkenbrand
   ❍ Zoeya: Éowyn
   ❍ Rythian: Éomer
   ❍ Djh3max: Mablung
   ❍ Sparkles: Faramir
   ❍ Parv: Damrod
   ❍ Panda: an oliphaunt
   ❍ Ridgedog: Thranduil
   ❍ Alsmiffy: King of the dead

I chose the characters based on personality, looks and/or skills. It was incredibly difficult to make this selection. In case you’re a member of the Yogscast who’s not included or a fan of someone who’s not in the drawing, please don’t feel offended. I tried to include as many people as possible and it was never my intention to hurt anyone’s feelings. ♡

Based on this.

How many hours of your life have you devoted to the Yogscast?

The answer* is: 4 days, 2 hours.

*This isn’t even a full representation, as it only details the timeline of bluexephos’ Minecraft content.

Simon and Lewis have had other series that weren’t included on this list. Shadow of Israpony, Minecraft Xbox, to name a couple.

And that’s just Simon and Lewis. The Yogscast, as we well know, is made up of many beautiful members!

Sips and Sjin’s series include Minecraft Season 1, 2, and 3, The Tekkit Adventure, SipsCo Tekkit, SipsCo YogCraft, SipsCo Space Program, Dirt Factory, etcetra! (That’s a lot of Lego Talk and Dirt-making…)

Other members’ Minecraft and Tekkit series such as Duncan’s, Hannah’s, Nilesy’s, Rythian and Zoey’s, Martyn’s, Strippin’s, and Kim’s add onto the list quite a bit, not to mention members who have recently started producing content. Members overlap their content, as well! Lewis and Duncan are currently in three series each!

That’s just survival. Think of all the hours of adventure maps and snapshot reviews. Professor Griswold CONGRADULAAAATS you on your prime Yognau(gh)t skills! Diamonds in the Rough, anybody?

And that’s just Minecraft! Think of Sips Plays Skyrim, or Hannah’s Watch_Dogs playthrough. Many more series such as these have been done over the wonderous years!

What about the YoGPod? Surely 45 episodes have quite a large timespan.

Be proud, everybody! Our names are Dave!, and we have the balls!

(Thank you Yogscast, for your endless dedication and hard work. It means a lot to the still-growing fandom. We hope it will continue for many more years to come, and with a great legacy after that!)