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The Winter of Discontent - 2
Thierry Hornblower sighed, taking in his tea guests.
“I still haven’t forgiven you for pulling such humbug, Master Balin,” he announced.
“It was only intended to give a bit of fright, not throw the entire Shire into disorder,” Balin said apologetically.
“I’m sure Master Hornblower was clever enough to see through our little ruse, dear,” Dori said, patting Balin’s hand.
Thierry eyed the silver haired dwarf.  Something about him just seemed a bit . . . off.  The Thain couldn’t quite put his finger on it.  Master Dori was charming, polite, well-groomed, and liked his tea.  He would have made an excellent gentlehobbit if it weren’t for the fact that he was a dwarf.  But still there was something.
Hornblower sighed.
“I had a feeling you weren’t serious,” he lied.  “But between that, and the unpleasantness with Proudfoot . . . the Shire is falling down around my head.
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Arathorn and Argonui had made it past Michel Delving and were passing through the White Downs.  Once past those, they would be out on the Great East Road and officially out of the Shire.  They were nearly out of the White Downs when a wild cry caught their attention.  It was a raw, primal wail, not of physical pain, but pure anguish.  Arathorn turned his horse abruptly.  There was a hobbit woman struggling through the snow after the two Rangers.  She was an older woman, her hair gone nearly as white as the snow and she was frantically waving a blue shawl over her head to attract their attention.  Arathorn urged his mount back to her side.
“Little mistress, do you need aid?”
The woman was crying.  She gestured to her ear, shook her head and made a few gestures with her hands.
“I think she’s deaf,” Arathorn said as his son dropped off of his own horse into the knee deep snow.
“Maybe she knows hwerme,” Argon
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“The Rangers are here, Captain!”
Captain Hedgehopper reached the front of the Lawkeeper’s Central Post just as two Men entered, dusting snow off of their coats.  He had met the older one before, a tall fellow called Arathorn.  The younger Man was unknown to him.  Lieutenant Bellwether joined them.
“Ah, Rangers.  I am Cpt. Moro Hedgehopper, this is Lt. Erling Bellwether. Thank you for coming.”
“I am Arathorn, and this is my son, Argonui.  I understand you’ve had a murder?”
“I’m afraid so, Master Arathorn.  We’ve had accidents and fights that have gotten out of hand before, but this one is a bit different.”
“Was the victim someone of great importance?” Argonui asked.
“Yavanna, no, he was as worthless as they come,” Erling said.  
“However, whoever killed him tried to frame some dwarves in the Shire and—“
“There are dwarves in the Shire
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Cala Mari
I got a big lot of dolls online (including a bunch of Bratz dolls I don't even know what to do with.  I bought the lot because it had Deuce Gorgon, Jackson Jekyll, and Heath Burns in it and I got a bunch of other dolls that normally I wouldn't be interested in.  Cala is one of those.  

She's the daughter of the Kracken and she has a 'mermaid' style tail that ends in six tentacles and then the four arms. She's also a lot bigger than the other dolls.  She's not quite as big as Gooliope Jellington, but noticeably larger.  She's also a dancer in the movie and this was the pose she took as I was combing out her hair.  Quite a diva already!
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New Beginnings - Egypt
The De Niles!

After the Monster High reboot, everyone got new siblings -- all younger.  The only pre-reboot sibling to make it through intact was Howleen Wolf.  And even then, it looks like they shrank her a bit.  I have a *good* Howleen, so I won't be shelling out for the new one.  Now, I like having dolls of various 'ages', heights, and body styles.  It lends itself to a more . . . uh  . . . realistic (yeah, we're talking gods and monsters, but you know what I mean.) community.  And most people have at least one sibling, unless they've disowned them. 

So Draculaura got one younger sister, Frankie got one younger sister, Lagoona got two younger sisters.  Cleo got two younger sisters (I think the baby is supposed to be a girl.  They don't really say.) and a younger brother.  And Clawdeen, who was always famous for having a huge family, got a staggering five (including Howleen) siblings - one brother and four sisters.

So I blended the pre and post reboot family.  I always liked the punny names, so I could handle 'Pharrah', but I drew the line at 'Sandy'.  That's the name the baby came with.  I changed to 'Sabra' which is an Egyptian boys' name, but that would explain why the infant was wearing a crown when no one else was.  I also decided to make him Nefera's son, which would explain why Lux got skipped in succession. 

The child dolls are not articulated well, but they have nice thick hair and their faces are decently painted. 

If I blended the Wolf family, that would be eight children in one family!
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It snowed today.  For an hour or so.  Oct 12, for real, extended snowing.  I'd bitch about 'Why did I come back to the Midwest?' but I know it as strictly a financial decision.
New Beginnings
Most of my dolls acting out a scenario that I've had in mind for a while.  There may be some other players before it's all over. Loki wouldn't be sloppy about this sort of thing.

My doll self is a hot mess because I donated most of my normal outfit to Blondie.  She's nearly made over enough to be someone who runs around in the woods and breaks into houses for fun. She has sensible shoes, pants, a functional backpack for tools, a camera (for snooping) and room for whatever she happens to pick up.  I have some wood grain fabric that I'm going to make a hoodie from, but this one is nearly right. 

And that turntable actually turns!  It also plays the instrumental version of 'Let it Go' and lights up. I may repaint it. 
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Little Monster
After a month of washing, cleaning, hairstyling, and touch up painting, I went to take some good pictures and found out my rechargeable camera batteries wouldn't.  So I had to order new ones. I left a big display up on the coffee table until they got here.  This is a little scene from one.  I need to figure out a tripod configuration, because all the rest came out blurry.
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Mom always says she wants to come back as one of my dogs. Today I wondered if someone didn't get that wish.

I was burning a bunch of cardboard boxes in the backyard (toilets and lamps and toasters, oh my!) and since it was so nice out, I braced open the back door and let the dogs out. Missy came out and chased the flying paper bits from the fire and pawed them to bits when they landed. I've seen her do that before when she was younger and chalked it up to play.

"Aww, hers my little firefighter! You fight that fire! Beats it up!"

But Missy has gotten older and learned to conserve her energy. After the paper bits stopped flying, she sat by the fire and just stared at it while I trimmed bushes and dragged over branches. She didn't even want to leave to go visit a neighbor dog, even though we were only fifty feet away.

When the fire started to smolder, Missy walked around the edge, found coals, and dug them into the yard, growling.

Just when I'm at the point that this is a little beyond instinct, I grab the hose to douse the ashes before I go inside. The second I start dragging the hose towards the burn pile, Missy retreats to the porch. She doesn't go inside, she just retreats the porch. Bear, who is usually right by my side, has already gone back into the house. I hose down the ashes, then walk back towards the house. I say: The fire is out, Missy.

She BOUNDS back into the house, tail wagging madly. She runs over and starts chowing down on her soft food like she was starving. Mind you, the door has been wide open for three hours. After she stuffs her face, she finds the nearest dog bed and curls up on it.

And I'm just staring at her, like: Who did you used to be?

  • Listening to: Misbehavin' Maidens
  • Reading: Hobbit Fanfiction
  • Watching: Disenchantment
  • Playing: Smurfs Village
  • Eating: Taco Bell
  • Drinking: Steel Reserve Watermelon

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Bijinx Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy birthday!
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SparklinBurgndy Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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Bijinx Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome
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MensjeDeZeemeermin Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2018
Age has its rewards, accumulated wisdom, rational priorities, memories safe in the treasury of the years, inviolate and precious.  The adventure of life continues with the past guiding one's way to the future, and even the painful memories of mistakes inoculates one against facile errors.  One sees and does new things, one enjoys and recalls old things fondly--and the world, and you, journey around the son.  Better yet, others who prize you are here to travel with you, and they rejoice in your existence, celebrating that by wishing you a Happy Birthday!
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SparklinBurgndy Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much!
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MensjeDeZeemeermin Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2018
I misspelled 'sun.' o_o  So glad you liked that.
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SparklinBurgndy Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I knew what you meant!
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LonewolfD Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2018
Happy birthday to you.
I hope you have a great day
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SparklinBurgndy Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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AL-818 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy Bday, Maddy - Best wishes & MUCH more!
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