pilferingapples:

Hey Les mis fandom, can we have a rarepair week?? This post gave me like 6 new ships I want to write for.

Yeah, those are fun!:D @eirenical, what’s a good open date on the calendar?

OH GOSH.  I’m sorry, for some reason the mention didn’t work and I missed this.  O_O  And oh man, I’m ALWAYS up for a rarepair week!

Anyway, as far as I know, everything is wide open.  The only thing going on is @lesmissummerhols gearing up and the @lesmis-bigbang winding down?  I haven’t heard anything else about anyone running a week any time in the near future.  So, whatever week you want, it’s yours @spearmintstardust!

But if you’d like to check out the calendar, here it is: Les Mis Fandom Calendar.

(…that reminds me, I need to get the LM Summer Holds dates on there.  Oops.  ^_^)

So, yeah.  Pick a week and it’s yours!  Just let me know which one you pick/the details of the week, so I can put it on the calendar.  ^_^

austencollins:

eirenical:

pilferingapples:

austencollins:

I can’t for the life of me figure out who the translator for this edition is.

If you ever can’t figure out who a translator in an English edition of LM is, go to @notquitelostnotquitefound’s  wonderful spreadsheet comparing the translations of 3.4.1, and check the chapter title. Seriously none of them are the same,  somehow, (how, I don’t know) so it’s a quick way to check!

FWIW, I have that translation and I’m pretty certain it’s a Hapgood.

Thanks for the help everyone! I think I’ve read Hapgood before, so that’s $8 saved (for now). 🙂

Any time!  ^_^

pilferingapples:

austencollins:

I can’t for the life of me figure out who the translator for this edition is.

If you ever can’t figure out who a translator in an English edition of LM is, go to @notquitelostnotquitefound’s  wonderful spreadsheet comparing the translations of 3.4.1, and check the chapter title. Seriously none of them are the same,  somehow, (how, I don’t know) so it’s a quick way to check!

FWIW, I have that translation and I’m pretty certain it’s a Hapgood.

selfiequeenmax:

eirenical:

Oooo, thank you for the help! I really need to get/make me a book press. I don’t have one yet. I have been wondering how you decide on fabric for bookcloths.

(…ok, I will answer this before shutting down the computer.  ^_~)

My pleasure!  And YES, a book press makes life SO MUCH EASIER.  And if you have access to a drill, I would definitely make one instead of buying one.  You can make one for $30 or less, but buying them costs like… ridiculously a lot more.  😛  Here’s the video I used to make mine.  I found cutting boards that already had the bumpers on them, so I didn’t need to do that step.

As for how I decide on fabrics… I’m not sure?  I mainly use quilting cottons (100% cotton calico) and just… whatever fabric strikes my fancy?  I’ve always enjoyed playing with prints and seeing what fabrics go well together, and it’s not so different from picking fabrics for patchwork, which I’ve experimented with for years, so I just kind of play with that for the quarter cloth covers.  If you have a Joann’s near you, they organize all their fabrics by color, so fabrics that go together all live in the same general shelf area.  Also, most fabric stores sell little bundles of fabrics that kind of match like this and that can make it easier to find fabrics that go well together.  You can also combine fabric on the spine with fine paper on the cover.  The paper is a lot easier to work with than fabric, since you don’t need to make bookcloth out of it and it’s easier to handle, but that’s a personal preference thing.  ^_^

Does that help?

Ah, yes thank you! I took a look at the additional videos Crystal Shaulis has done, I really like how it’s done with the different spine color but I have a feeling I’m going to have to watch it several times to get it all figured out.

Went ahead and bought my cutting boards and bumpers to make my book press today. Luckily I already have access to a drill! I think mine is going to be a bit under $30 dollars as well. Just need carriage bolts, wing nuts, and washers. My boards are 12×15 though and I’m wondering if I can get away with just two carriage bolts or if I should go with with four. Eh, I figure it out I suppose.

You’re welcome!  ^_^  And oh GOSH, I love her videos.  I wish she had more about case binding, but I picked up so many good tricks from her.  As for the quarter cloth binding (different color on the spine), I practiced with a solid piece cover for a while before moving up to that, but I love the effect so much I never went back.  ^_^  And actually, on one of Crystal Shaulis’ videos, I left a comment asking for measuring advice, because that was something I was still struggling with, and she had some really good pointers.  So, that may help you, too.

As for the book press, if I were you, I’d do 4 carriage screws on that size board.  The boards I got were a little bigger than 9 x 12, too, and since the books I make are significantly smaller than that (and I only did two carriage screws; you live you learn, right? :P), I end up having to put another book in on the other side of my book press to help balance out the one I’m actually pressing when I’m putting the book in there to glue the spine.  It’s not THAT big a deal, but I think having four screws might have helped me there.  😛

But, yeah, it’s so much cheaper to make your own, it’s ridiculous.  They go for $150-$300+ on Amazon.  O_o;;;  Seriously.  Yikes.  -.-;;;  Anyway, good luck making yours!

seethenewdaydawn:

seethenewdaydawn:

Courfeyrac has a teddy bear named Ferre the Bear, pass it on

@eirenical wow, there is a real life teddy bear story, that’s so adorable 😍 you also said that you wanted to write a fic – well, it’s probably not the same idea, but it just so happens that I wrote a short Ferre the Bear fic, you can check it out if you want

There is!  And I just realized that in my excitement to share that story… I never actually gave the one piece of information to explain why it’s relevant.  OOPS.  For those just joining in…

(The story: #OMG THOUGH#THIS IS PARTICULARLY PRECIOUS TO ME#YOU DON’T EVEN KNOW#so i have to tell you about bernie bear#when my parents were dating they went to a fair#and my father… well let’s just say he shot expert in three armies#after a while the guy at the booth was willing to do anything to get him to walk away#so he gave my dad the biggest stuffed bear at the booth#my dad gave it to my mom#from then on every time my mom had to make the five hour drive back to college#bernie bear sat in the passenger seat to keep her company#SO YES#I LOVE THE WHOLE IDEA OF COURFEYRAC HAVING A BERNIE BEAR AND NOW I WANT TO WRITE THAT INTO A FIC#XD)

The missing piece of information: My dad’s name is Bernard (Bernard –> Bernie Bear ^_^).  That’s why the Combeferre –> Ferre the Bear thing got my attention.  *sheepish grin*

(And I don’t have time at the moment, but I’m always up for checking out cute Courferre fic!  Link?  ^_^)

I just finished reading Re-Entry and honestly it’s amazing. It’s probably the best Star Wars story I’ve read and you’re an amazing writer. Do you have any idea when then next part will be up?

deadcatwithaflamethrower:

deadcatwithaflamethrower:

No idea yet–April has been a weird fuckin’ month guys–but I thought I’d toss up a snippet to prove that yes, there IS a next RE chapter coming down the pile:

Keep reading

#*squealy tea kettle noises*#:D#:D 😀 😀 😀 😀#:DDDD#*flails*#I CANNOT WORDS#I CAN’T#but this is AMAZING#I WAS SO HOPING WE’D GET LEIA’S SIDE OF THIS TOO#*rolls around of the floor making gleeful inarticulate noises*#i’m on my third reread of re entry this year#THIS STORY IS A PROBLEM#IT REALLY IS#i love it so#^_____________^#re entry#have i recced re-entry within the last week?#consider this a rec#^_~#star wars prequels#star wars#leia organa#yoda#star wars fanfic#other people’s fic#fc recs#I LOVE THIS FIC SO MUCH#I REALLY DO#*more flailing* 

These tags, tho.  😀

😀  I’m glad they made you happy!  Because your writing makes ME happy.  *_*  In all seriousness, I think I don’t gush at you nearly as often as I should for how much I love this fic.  At the risk of TMI, I actually have a story to tell about how much I love this fic and how much I appreciate you for writing it…  and since I think you’ll appreciate it, I’ll tell it anyway.  ^_^

This winter I went through one of the worst bouts of extended anxiety I’ve ever experienced.  It was so bad that most days it was all I could do to get from my bed to my recliner and stare at tumblr for the day.  My brain had just kind of shut down on me.  And into the middle of this awful bout of anxiety, my friend @dreamer-wisher-liar came squealing into my inbox about THIS AMAZING STAR WARS FIC THAT I ABSOLUTELY HAD TO READ.  And you have to understand–I was so far gone in that moment that I just kind of went, “…meh.”  I wasn’t interested in reading anything.  But she was so excited and so enthusiastic that I figured… ok, I’d give it a try.

So, I started reading anyway.

8 hours later when my body was screaming at me to go to bed and my brain was screaming at me to read “JUST ONE MORE CHAPTER” and my brain WON… I knew I was hooked.  ;D

I spent basically the next week plowing my way through Re-Entry and Re-Entry: JotW and it was the first time I’d been able to even focus on anything in WEEKS and it felt so good to just unabashedly and unashamedly enjoy something and I couldn’t slow down reading enough to try to muster the mental energy to leave comments (which I felt awful about -.-;;;).  And when I reached the end of the fic, I was just kind of sitting there like… “But… what do I do NOW??”  And the answer was very clearly “Go back to the beginning and start reading again.”  *sheepish grin*

And this is how I’ve ended up rereading Re-Entry three times since January.

My head is in a much better place now, and Re-Entry has become this lovely little mental security blanket that I can wrap around me and disappear into when things get bad and I really ABSOLUTELY CAN’T THANK YOU ENOUGH FOR WRITING IT. 

So.  ^_^  There we go.  Slightly TMI story.  (And hopefully this gushing makes up in part for my lack of commenting up until now and I’ll try to do better about that in the future.  ^_^)

(Side note: I got so attached to Re-entry that I ended up even more tea-addicted than I already was, and ended up making Adagio blends for several Star Wars characters that were maybe more than a little bit influenced by how you write said characters for Re-Entry.  ;D)

zoinomiko:

irenicalarts:

Hand-bound case bound journal, currently available in my Etsy Shop, Irenical Arts.

Listing can be found here.

This journal is ~6.25 x 4.5 inches, made with high quality (64 lb. / 104
g/sq.m.), unlined, drawing paper (128 sheets) and light-weight
bookboard for the covers.  It is covered completely in handmade 100%
cotton bookcloth in in a quarter cloth style with a kimono print cloth
and a tan and brown polka dot with a red ribbon embellishment and
bookmark.  These rich colors are sure to inspire creativity!

This journal is hand-bound in a case binding technique with thread and PVA glue.  

Whether
you choose to use it as a journal, a sketchbook, a scrapbook, or you
come up with another use entirely, I hope this journal will be an
inspiration to you and a suitable place to keep your deepest thoughts,
fondest memories, and creative endeavors!

6 1/4″ long x 4 1/2″
wide x 1/2″ thick; quarter cloth case binding; light-weight bookboard;
128 sheets; 64 lb. (104 g/sq.m.) charcoal paper; inner covers of canvas
texture 65# cardstock; cover of hand made 100% cotton bookcloth and fine
paper with ribbon bookmark; hand-sewn; bound by hand

Also still available: Black Red White Splatter Print Case Bound Journal, Gold Red Brown with Butterflies Case Bound Journal, Pink Blue Gold Black coptic stitch journal, Blue Gold Green Purple coptic stitch journal

That’s so pretty~~!!

AW, thank you!  ^_________^  I’m glad you like it!  😀

Les Amis Fellowship of the Ring

thecoffeetragedy:

eirenical:

(So, this is how desperate I’ve become to avoid working on grading.  I don’t even really go here.  Ve @thecoffeetragedy, this is all your fault.  XD)

Anyway, I see immediately what you were saying about this not being a perfect match up.  I feel like some of them have obvious character parallels, either in personality or in story arc and others… not really so much.  So I ended up with a combination of both that I think maybe works?  Any input or contrary opinions, of course, are appreciated.  ^_^

Explanations under the cut:

  • Enjolras – Frodo
  • Combeferre – Sam
  • Courfeyrac – Gandalf
  • Feuilly – Aragorn
  • Bahorel – Legolas
  • Jehan – Gimli
  • Joly – Merry
  • Bossuet – Pippin
  • Grantaire – Boromir

Afficher davantage

Ohhhh I absolutely love this one also! Especially about Gandalf/Courfeyrac’s sense of humour and adventure and warmth, that’s very true! And Boromir/Grantaire being super close to the Bini (binis? binos?), and Frodo/Enjolras & Aragorn/Feuilly just admiring each other so much ahhhh

THANK YOU! 😀

Yay!  I’m glad you like it!  ^_^

baronmaximilian:

eirenical:

baronmaximilian:

Does anyone have any experience with cancelling or selling on a theatre ticket?

I have!  I called the theatre and explained that I couldn’t go (I was really, really sick :P) and one was able to refund me about half the money (better than nothing), the other was able to allow me to reschedule the ticket to another date.  Different theatres have different policies.

As for selling tickets, I’ve only ever done that with friends.  Like if one friend couldn’t go, I got another friend to take their ticket and just reimburse the money around.

Hope that helps!

Ah, thank you!

You’re welcome!  Good luck with it!  ^_^

baronmaximilian:

Does anyone have any experience with cancelling or selling on a theatre ticket?

I have!  I called the theatre and explained that I couldn’t go (I was really, really sick :P) and one was able to refund me about half the money (better than nothing), the other was able to allow me to reschedule the ticket to another date.  Different theatres have different policies.

As for selling tickets, I’ve only ever done that with friends.  Like if one friend couldn’t go, I got another friend to take their ticket and just reimburse the money around.

Hope that helps!