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Time-Out by Amalia-Illios
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Time-Out :iconamalia-illios:Amalia-Illios 121 48
Power Suit by Amalia-Illios Power Suit :iconamalia-illios:Amalia-Illios 49 30 TGIF! by Amalia-Illios
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Conversation Piece by Amalia-Illios
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Priceless by Amalia-Illios Priceless :iconamalia-illios:Amalia-Illios 25 30 Tool Time by Amalia-Illios
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Barflies by Amalia-Illios Barflies :iconamalia-illios:Amalia-Illios 39 41 Mystery Solved! by Amalia-Illios
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You Just Wait! by Amalia-Illios
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Fiddler on the Roof by Amalia-Illios
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Who's Next? by Amalia-Illios
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Happy Yew Year 2018 by Amalia-Illios Happy Yew Year 2018 :iconamalia-illios:Amalia-Illios 19 28 I'll Do The Dishes by Amalia-Illios I'll Do The Dishes :iconamalia-illios:Amalia-Illios 69 25 Sandy Claws MMXVII by Amalia-Illios Sandy Claws MMXVII :iconamalia-illios:Amalia-Illios 45 41 Lost Cause by Amalia-Illios Lost Cause :iconamalia-illios:Amalia-Illios 140 50 Not Going Anywhere by Amalia-Illios
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Not Going Anywhere :iconamalia-illios:Amalia-Illios 212 52

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Hi again all you lovely deviants,

this weekend was one of the prime examples of what it is I adore about the Internet. And no, I don't mean my keyboard deciding to conk out on me on Saturday afternoon just after the shops closed. :roll:

I was spending some time on SL, reorganizing and expanding the tiny bit of mainland I'm holding and subsequently started building work on expanding the build on it, when I had the good fortune that the wonderful MollyFootman was on as well (something which unfortunately doesn't happen nearly enough :shakefist:). She was doing the SteamPunk Hunt while I was tinkering, and some IM banter evolved. Eventually she mentioned she came across a "Steampunk Clock", and my curiousity was piqued as to what people might consider an appropriate design. So I asked her, and she did send me a picture:

Steampunk 'Nixie' Clock by MollyFootman
("Teh Mollz" next to the Steampunk clock)

Not being a exactly a spring chicken myself, I did recognize the Nixie tube reference this was drawing on, and did mention so to Molly, and pointed her to some quickly googled reference material.

One of the things I did come across in that process was the most awesome YouTube video of a young Czech fella who has set his mind to reviving the "Nixie" tube production in our day and age. It shows the entire process of how he and his staff manufacture them, a complex, laborious process that is more reminiscent of art than anything else. So it is quite aptly named "The Art of Making a Nixie Tube". Trust me, you really want to watch this! :nod:



Isn't it grand? The amazing things you can find just by socializing online! :excited:

There's just one thing I don't understand -- why would people associate something that was actually a not entirely uncommon part of technology in the third quarter of the 20th century with Steampunk? I mean ... I feel old enough as is :granny:, no need to make me feel another 100 years older! :shakefist:


Love,
Lia


P.S.: And next week, grandma Lia will tell you all about the Magic Eye to help you tune your radio juuuuuuuuust right!

"Uhm ... grandma Lia ... what's this 'radio' you are talking about?"

:sprint:

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Amalia-Illios
Amalia Illios
Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
Favourite photographer: Guenter Blum
Shell of choice: Pecten jacobaeus
Skin of choice: Insolence
Favourite cartoon character: The Brain
Personal Quote: I'm an old cow!
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Yuliyan Featured By Owner 6 days ago
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Fery9B Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the llamaLlama Emoji-03 (Sparkles) [V1] 
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TrixieHobble Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2018
Thank you for your continued Faves and support Lia... You are the best!!! :tighthug::kiss::heart::rose:
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aliencaster Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
May the Llama be with you!
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Ultimate-Psycho Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks a lot for the fav' :)
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