s.s. borra

For remaining loyal, dependable, and brave through the toughest of times, and for never failing to defend this ship, I award you this medal. Take it, in honor of your service to the S.S. Borra.


This was the original design I made for the S.S. Borra Medal of Honor. As you can see the design changed as I made the real-life one, but I decided to upload this one as well. This was, any fellow Borrior may print it out and make their own medals or pins! I based my design on actual Naval medals of honor, as I thought the overall design would be appropriate.

This was also made to specially honor our beloved Co-Captains korrashorts and korraxbolin, First Mate bolins-cupcake and Resident Chef oreides. Your crew salutes all of you, and commend your service to our beloved ship.

*salutes*

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Has this been done before? No? OKAY :D For the Borrians!

Woot woot Borra <3 Also, leave a comment on my original video, on youtube ^^

S.S. Borra Head Baker reporting for duty! *salutes*

On-board the S.S. Borra, this lovely cupcake is always first choice for our guests and our crew. Always made fresh and served with a complimentary red rose, this is baked with care to exact specifications so you too can eat the delight given to Korra by Bolin.

There are many other assorted cupcakes and pastries available to order (through dining or room service), though this is always our most popular and the ingredients for it are kept well-stocked at all times.

As I am in charge of all baked goods on our fair and perfect ship, to pay tribute I decided to make the lovely cupcake and rose that Bolin gave to Korra in Episode 4, ”The Voice in the Night”. Both are made from Sculpey clay and (for the icing) TLS (Translucent Liquid Sculpey). All made by hand, these are both miniatures with the rose approximately 3.5 inches long, and the cupcake 1.5 inches tall, wrapped in plastic, and finished with a little yellow ribbon.

I’m thinking of making other miniature cupcakes or baked goods out of clay with a S.S. Borra theme (to be “served” on our lovely ship menu), though I haven’t figured out the design yet! 

S.S. Borra Medal of Honor


This is the real-life version I decided to make of the medal. As you can see it is different from what I planned, but I still am very happy with it! Made from Sculpey Clay, ribbon, and painted with acrylics. There is a safety pin attached to the back so I can actually wear it too!

I also want to say thanks for all the great comments on my original picture and for all the notes! I love this fandom more than anything! 

As the S.S. Borra Head Baker, I salute you all. *salutes*

Today’s Special on the S.S. Borra: Narook’s famous Water Tribe Noodles! A favourite of Bolin, Korra, and our patrons on the S.S. Borra, these seaweed noodles are always a treat. Made with stewed sea prunes, and topped with fish cakes and blubbered seal jerky, Narook’s seaweed noodles are served piping hot. Whether you come alone, or with a special someone, the price will not matter. Dinner for two, and you get the second bowl free!


I have decided that these noodles hate me. This is the second time I had to make them and not only did the bowls give me tons of trouble, but now it is cloudy outside so the picture probably came out terrible. I sorry! ;__;

Unfortunately in episode 5, all we see of the noodles Bolin and Korra are eating is the bowl they’re in and that the noodles are green (presumably seaweed as all water tribe noodles are). But that would be pretty boring by itself, so I took come creative liberties. Since I thought that the noodles might be like the ramen of the Avatar world, I decided to add ingredients that the water tribe has actually used in the series. So, hence the stewed sea prunes, seal jerky, and the (ramen style) fish cakes.

Anyways, made with Sculpey clay, and some TLS. All my clay is white, so the bowl was painted with acrylics, but all of the rest was colored with pastels. I used my clay glaze (a lot of it) mixed with printer ink for the “soup” effect.

I hope you guys like it even if the quality is crappy….

Drinks in the Feels Lounge (haaaalp)

I want to whip out Illustrator and InDesign and (following the branding of Borra) make a pdf menu of drinks (alcoholic and non alcoholic) that would be available aboard the S.S. Borra. Sadly, the most creative I am in the drinks department is adding blue food colouring to orange juice and vodka to make a cheap ‘Sonic Screwdriver’.

So, I’m seeking the assistance of people much more creative/knowledgeable than I am.

What I’m looking for are drinks inspired by/that could be related to Borra/Korra/Bolin or their elements in anyway (of course you can include any of he elements for Korra, so this is pretty freakin’ open). They can be alcoholic or non-alcoholic, should come with a list of ingredients (and measurements if possible) and any other important/hilarious details. So if you have any great ideas, shoot them into my inbox. And yes, if the drink is pre-existing and you think it would be appropriate that is totally acceptable.

I’m not planning on make it a super long drink menu, just short and impactful.

El. Oh. El. I find it amusing that this fandom is prompting me to practise my design skills. I may even attempt to use nested styles on this thing (Yes Tara, nested styles. The bane of my existence).

Whoop whoop, party up in here y'all.

Oh boy.

I really hope no one is interpreting the Borra logo as a way to hate on Makorra.

No way, guys. It’s not a hate thing at all, it’s made with love. Made for fun. That ‘mother fucking’ comment in my original post strictly refers to the use of Pantone colours (if that’s throwing anyone off). Our ship isn’t canon, so I thought we could use something nice to go along with our ship roster =)

Quite simply, that is the reason.

I would be totally ecstatic to see the other ships with their own logos, then we could all sail into the sunset in one big shipping fleet!

IT WOULD BE ROMANTIC.

Anyone who likes Borra

I need inspiration for something S.S. Borra related that I can make. I made a Medal of Honor, crew uniform, Bolin’s rose and cupcake, and (not yet uploaded) a bowl of Narook’s finest noodles. NOW WHAT?

If ANYONE has any ideas for Borra related things to make, please feel free to fill up my ask box. It can be as crazy as you want! I will not overlook anything! Though I can’t guarantee I’ll do it, I could really use the inspiration.


So please, ask away! Any ideas?

Also if you are new, just figured i would mention: I CAN’T DRAW. So no drawing suggestions.. sorry. :S

EDIT: Sorry I should have mentioned, I’m sticking to tangible art, so no videos or things regarding music. XD Yeah, I’m not that talented…

Gonna do a whole lot of stupid today.

Gonna make an S.S. Borra logo, with Pantone colours/CMYK conversions, a mini style guide and even the chosen typeface (AND NOT HELVETICA, that type does not have enough soul to be used for the S.S. Borra).

Like, for fucksake. I’m a fucking graphic designer, I haven’t opened illustrator in months. WHAT AM I DOING?

Need to keep myself from typing a lot today before I destroy my hand anyways Dx

Let the stupid begin!