Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Eldritch Mon 011

Anyway… I just got home form work (Eaaaaarly shift), and now I need to renew my license, and then I’m out for the evening, and ohgodlifeissobusy, so, I’ll see you all later!  Make good life choices, or, if you make bad ones, make them count! 

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Eldritch: Moon 010

I have been long fascinated by the alchemical circles of John Dee, modern chemistry’s roots in ancient alchemy, and the Philosopher’s Stone itself.  However, I will readily admit that Alchemy is not my forte, more of one of many interests.  E.J. Holmyard’s Alchemy and Charles Jon Samuel Thompson’s Alchemy and Alchemists are lovely reads, of course, but, well, you all know that my heart lies with modern science and monstrous folklore.

Hm.  I imagine some of you may be wondering what is causing that rainbow glow.  It’s my take on the cauda pavonis or the ‘peacock’s tail’ which is a series of differently-colored sparks that are said to occur while creating a Philosopher’s Stone.  These colors are supposed to occur one at a time, but, since I didn’t have time to show the whole process (Faith just wouldn’t hang around the lab like that) I decided to address it in a much more abbreviated way.

And man, if books like  The Sophic Hydrolith, which is referenced in more modern works like Frater Albertus’ Alchemist’s Handbook or Joseph P. Farell’s </I>The Philosopher’s Stone: Alchemy and the Secret research for Exotic Matter</I> are to be believed… the stone itself is plain weird. I mean, first off, if you don’t heat it to the third and final degree, you get a white stone that’s good for medicine and making silver… but if you make a full Philosopher’s Stone, the type you see in media with its translucent, red form, it’s apparently easily ground up into powder, is heavier than gold, and yet, can be melted easily like wax.  In addition, it does not burn, and it can be completely dissolved in water (which is how the Panacea is made.)

However… well, I couldn’t just let poor Seamus make a Time Machine so easily.  It’d kind of suck if not just this world, but this dimension collapsed.  Poor Seamus.  I’m always so mean to him.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Eldritch: Moon 009

Oh man.  Thunderstorms are bad here, so, I gotta post this fast!  Hope you all are safe and dry!

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Eldritch: Moon 008

Finished!  Gah! *collapses into a pile of fluff*

Life has been crazy busy guys.  But I say that just about every week so... perhaps, we'll say, insanely crazy busy.  Yes.  that sounds good.  Emphasis and all of that.  But, I have actually left my home on several occasions lately, of my own volition, and not for work.  I've had a few little adventures, however.  Guys, I don't mean to brag, but something super cool happened this weekend:

I bumped into one of you lovely readers!

I was in my werewolf costume, and someone recognized me!  However, the username... I have sadly forgotten.  I'm sorry about that... my brain gets particularly stupid when I'm excited (More so than usual anyway.)  Anyway, she was super sweet and rockin' an awesome Okami cosplay, and it was a delight. 

I even got to hang out with kitsunehoruri of deviantart the past couple of weekends, and she's super awesome.  With outings planned, work, personal obligations, and of course, gardening, life's gonna stay hectic... but thankfully I have pleasant times to look back upon when I'm busy.