so if ya’ll haven’t heard, a lot of detroit residents have had their water turned off due to “outstanding bills”, some of $50 dollars or less. It’s gathered a lot of attention (probably bc it’s fucking disgusting) and national corporations like PETA have decided to do something about it!!! by paying off the water bills of detroit residents -who just have to agree to go vegan for a month. i am very angry, obviously, by the fact that WATER has been thrown around like a prize or a privilege in detroit and i’m really sad about this.
(if you want to do something to help, you can pay the water bills [or parts of them!] of residents who have been affected by the shut off at detroitwaterproject.org)
((also if you know anyone personally who has been affected by the shut off, have the call in 211 hotline to be connected the united way services))
It actually says ‘Practical Effects: Gone, But Not Forgotten’ but alas, the flock stuff managed to obscure most of it. CGI is great stuff but it has nothing on a good model. Long live the modelmakers throughout the land! *salutes proudly*Oh my god. This is exceedingly awesome, but it was the headstone marked PRACTICAL EFFECTS that slew me.
OK, so I finished my modelmaking course at college a couple of months ago now and finally got round to posting about one model in particular. One of our last group projects was a client model of a narrow gauge heritage railway down in Corris, Wales. It will be put on display in the museum there where it will reside for the next 30+ years, so we had to do a good job on it. On one side of the model is a graveyard and I was allocated the task of drawing up the plans for the gravestones in AutoCAD. I suggested to the class that as they were going to be so small, (only 40mm high as I recall) we should engrave our names on them as a lasting and subtle note of who constructed it all. Everyone was up for it so we all get a front row gravestone but with less than twenty of us in the class and nearly fifty gravestones to make, we needed more names…sooo… :P
Many are tributes to actors, modelmakers and artists of note but most are of our favourite fictional characters and come on, I couldn’t let this opportunity go by without paying tribute to some of my favourite, and sadly dearly departed fictional friends.
Calo and Galdo Sanza share a grave as I thought they’d probably argue over who got the best stone, while Ezri gets her own (and she got the fanciest one IMO). Father Chains got a little extra text added to his stone because I thought he’d have appreciated it. Bug has his full name on his too, though someone else glued the stones on so he’s now sitting between The Doctor and Shepard Book from Firefly rather than being with his friends which is a little sad, but he’s not too far away so that’s something. I sadly ran out of time to do one for Nazca but she’s there in spirit I hope.
So yeah, a little far from Camorr, but if any GB fans are ever in Wales, go visit Corris and see a permanent tribute to some of the most sorely missed characters ever. (also, praise the model very loudly - it took most of our sanity to get the godsdamned thing finished!)