Fractal Pendant

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If you’ve read Ecko, you probably know I’ve got a thing about fractals. Partly out of purely artistic appeal, partly out of an ‘everything has a pattern’ multidimensional mathematical fascination that I sadly don’t have the maths to follow through. Curving through space and time… the Doctor, frankly. should encounter more of them.

Anyway, while on the hunt for Christmas presents (honest) I’ve just found this.

Found on Etsy, here.

Steampunk Beholder

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What’s this? The bastard lovechild of traditional dungeoneering and a modern obsession with cogs and clockwork? What rays come from its many eyes? And where lurk its clockwork alchemist minions?

Quite apart from the glorious clanking potential of steampunk D&D, it did put me in mind of the fantastic eye jewellery that was being sold at LonCon 3. The stall was opposite where FP was stationed and it sat and looked at us, quite literally, all weekend.

Succumbing to the lure was inevitable.

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Much like that of the Beholder, I suspect.

And have since realised: both items actually made by Catherinette Rings. Gorgeous!

Lego Cat Lady

Lego Cat Lady

Lego creates the ultimate minifigure. Beyond the Star Wars Advent Calendar, beyond the irresistible £2 blind-box (bag?) collectibles, even beyond the ghastly horror that is Lego Friends… they have made the Cat Lady. Complete with long grey hair and fuzzy jumper. And cat, obviously.

I think she should come with more than one, mind you.

With thanks to @BorisKitty for the find!

Stealthcloak!

Stealthcloak

Once upon a time, at a costume party somewhere in the 1990s, my mate dressed up as Ecko.

He wore pants, Tai Chi shoes, a cloak – and a LOT of bodypaint. The fun bit came when he got absolutely wankered and the bodypaint started rubbing off all over the house. We had to put him in the shower, still drunk, to wash it off (he kept the pants on).

The cloak, sadly was not one of these (may have had less bodypaint if it had been!).

I know it’s the Wannabe Ringwraith version, but it works very well as a stealthcloak :)