All posts tagged "homestuck"

Vriska Serket's vision eightfold, part 3: Testing the circuit (11 May 2016 | Tags: , , )

Now that we've decided how the LEDs in Vriska's vision eightfold glasses will be connected, we'll build a test circuit to make sure everything works before we permanently solder the parts in place.

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Build your vocabulary with fanfic (10 May 2016 | Tags: , )

Promstuck is an illustrated Homestuck fanfic that's longer than many original works, strikingly true to the voices of its huge cast of characters, and genuinely funny (if you already know Homestuck). Every time something reminds me of Promstuck, I have to look up a favorite panel.

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Vriska Serket's vision eightfold, part 2: Mapping out the circuit (22 Apr 2016 | Tags: , , , )

I knew I needed seven LEDs for Vriska's vision eightfold glasses. Now I needed to figure out how best to wire them up.

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Saying goodbye is hard and nobody understands (20 Apr 2016 | Tags: )

After seven years, Homestuck came to an end on April 13th. And like so many other demanding and rewarding stories, its final scenes left fans confused and divided.

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Vriska Serket's vision eightfold, part 1: What do we actually want? (18 Apr 2016 | Tags: , , , )

I'd toyed for a while with the idea of building Vriska Serket's vision eightfold – excuse me, "vision 8-fold" — glasses and lighting them up with LEDs. Now that I've done it, I'm posting the instructions — and I'm also going to explain how I designed them in the first place. You don't have to use these pages to build glasses just like mine; they also work as a starting point for your own LED project.

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The scene that (didn't) launch a thousand ships (13 Feb 2016 | Tags: , )

I commissioned this delightful picture from Paige Paz, a/k/a Zamii070, of Vriska Serket and Sollux Captor from Homestuck hanging out.

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How To Build A Cake (guest post by Jake) (23 Sep 2015 | Tags: , , , )

This Gencon we decided we'd dress up as Dad Egbert and Mom Lalonde. They're bit closer to our actual ages than the trolls we were dressing up as on another day. Since I didn't want to do another day in greasepaint, and those zentai suits look hot (and creepy), I would need something other than just a hat and tie to sell this outfit. I needed a cake. But how do you create a birthday cake that can withstand the rigors of the one of the world's biggest gaming conventions?

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How To Wire A Cake (10 Jun 2015 | Tags: , , , )

When Jake decided to go to GenCon as Dad Egbert, he bought a string of grain-of-wheat LEDs to light up his prop cake. I suggested going one step further: I'd make them flicker like real candles.

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