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About Varied / Hobbyist Core Member Amalia IlliosFemale/Unknown Groups :iconsl-bondagettes: SL-Bondagettes
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Fill 'er Up! by Amalia-Illios Fill 'er Up! :iconamalia-illios:Amalia-Illios 43 54 (Don't) Flick That Switch! by Amalia-Illios
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(Don't) Flick That Switch! :iconamalia-illios:Amalia-Illios 168 44
Flashlight by Amalia-Illios
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Flashlight :iconamalia-illios:Amalia-Illios 82 40
Time-Out by Amalia-Illios
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Time-Out :iconamalia-illios:Amalia-Illios 170 50
Power Suit by Amalia-Illios Power Suit :iconamalia-illios:Amalia-Illios 58 30 TGIF! by Amalia-Illios
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TGIF! :iconamalia-illios:Amalia-Illios 110 53
Conversation Piece by Amalia-Illios
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Priceless by Amalia-Illios Priceless :iconamalia-illios:Amalia-Illios 27 30 Tool Time by Amalia-Illios
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Tool Time :iconamalia-illios:Amalia-Illios 58 26
Barflies by Amalia-Illios Barflies :iconamalia-illios:Amalia-Illios 42 41 Mystery Solved! by Amalia-Illios
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Mystery Solved! :iconamalia-illios:Amalia-Illios 42 46
You Just Wait! by Amalia-Illios
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You Just Wait! :iconamalia-illios:Amalia-Illios 90 37
Fiddler on the Roof by Amalia-Illios
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Fiddler on the Roof :iconamalia-illios:Amalia-Illios 75 47
Who's Next? by Amalia-Illios
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Who's Next? :iconamalia-illios:Amalia-Illios 26 28
Happy Yew Year 2018 by Amalia-Illios Happy Yew Year 2018 :iconamalia-illios:Amalia-Illios 20 28 I'll Do The Dishes by Amalia-Illios I'll Do The Dishes :iconamalia-illios:Amalia-Illios 80 27

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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:


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?"



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!

Ladies of dA - Sonja and Amalia 2



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xy174j Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Artist
:-) Ah, I see you've discovered my lovely countryman Frans and his lovely ladies!
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TrixieHobble Featured By Owner 3 days ago
Thank you so much for the Faving Lia... But also for making this shoot possible.. your the best!!! :tighthug::kiss::rose:
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tamaracarmen Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
You are great
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tonyz63 Featured By Owner May 26, 2018
Thank-you for the Llama!

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TGazhang Featured By Owner May 14, 2018  Professional Photographer

Thank you for the :+fav: I appreciate the recognition 

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