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  1. I will post my other Merry Lyric ship today as well :-)
  2. BrickOn

    EB Members Title Archive

    Well probably not since I wrote hamster in my post, however hampster is one of those interesting examples of words where the spelling could change over time, to follow the way we pronounce the word. I like the nadder example too, where the word changed from 'a nadder' to 'an adder', words and spellings can change, best not to get too attached :-p
  3. A gruesome culture, nice foliage and I like the blood stained alter.
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    Eslandolan Ship Builders... Humph!

    Oh nice paneling, and I like the exchange that took place, does that mean we'll be expecting a ship to appear tomorrow?
  5. I missed this one too, so colourful, so much going on. It's just cool, I like the idea of using all the small boats and vessels in the port, looks really good.
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    EB Members Title Archive

    I got a title... a weirdly fitting one "I want a hampster" because I do, kinda, they are cute, but they are a lot of work. I guess this was given by Phred because of a slightly off topic pet conversation during BoBS...
  7. BrickOn

    [COR - FB1] Design Sketches

    Your water is superb as always and I really like that sloping beach design. I did notice the dueling crabs, what's going on with them?
  8. Elena Arrives and An Invitation is just a room from Sir James' residence in King's Harbour. This build is not licensed, I'll make a full residence to licence further down the line. TakeThisDown, on Flickr
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    Elena Arrrives and an Invitation

    Sir, In my haste to deliver this letter I am afraid you mistake my meaning, the lodgings I require are for the two young boys, Mrs Ward will be accommodated in the schoolhouse, but there will be no room to house the lads when they are away from the fort.
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    Oh its very cute, that brings back memories.
  11. Miss Elena Chase, who we have not heard of since she was first introduced with her elder brother Sir James William Chase, has finally made it to the new world to live with Sir James in his King's Harbour residence. And tonight she is aiding Sir James in his business dealings on the island, namely the establishment of a new school in the neighbouring Quinnsville. You'll have to forgive Sir James his waffle, or perhaps just skip the boring bits of his letter... TakeThisDown, on Flickr SirJamesInArmChairWithCat, on Flickr Take this down Elena: “My dear Mayor Smaugton, Sir, I write to you on this day, to announce that work on the school upon the hill, the one your goodself approved earlier this year, has now come to a close. And with much pleasure, in your capacity of Mayor of Quinnsville, I cordially invite you to the opening ceremony of the Quinn-Chase School. You will be pleased to hear, I am certain, that I have filled the appointment of schoolmistress. A most eminently suitable person was presented to myself and I am happily able to tell you, with much satisfaction, that she is, none other than my sisters’ former governess, Mrs Ward. Yes, what luck you say, and you might well indeed, for she is a lady who I have held in high esteem for many a year. She is lately widowed and in need of my assistance, so I find this to be a most agreeable outcome for all concerned. For a woman, she is highly educated and my sisters learnt a great deal at her hand. I need not tell you, Mayor Smaugton, that my youngest sister Miss Elena Chase, has a sharp mind and has proved herself exceedingly useful in aiding my many scientific discoveries.” Sir James paused at this point to allow his sister time to bask in his praise of her and was satisfied the compliment achieved its goal as one of his sister’s small smiles crept across her face. SmileyElena, on Flickr “Perhaps, you would prefer a man to hold the position? And I can quite comprehend your concerns, but I must assure you that all that is required of Mrs Ward, is that she teaches the children to read, write and do basic arithmetic, the three ‘r’s, and my sister assures me she is equal to the task…” FrownyElena, on Flickr Elena interrupted, clearly affronted, “she is considerably more than equal to the task” “What!? Yes, yes, of course, more than equal, well you must write it better for me Elena, you know all these pretty details escape me…” Clearing his throat again, Sir James ploughed forward, “Did you know I have two boys of 10 and 11 years in my service and they cannot write a thing beyond their own names? A shocking state of affairs and completely against the values our great nation is founded upon. I shall be releasing them from their duties at the Chase Point Fort twice a month to attend the school, for I deem this a matter of great importance. I will depend on you Sir Thomas to see that they find suitable lodgings and supervision whilst they visit Quinnsville, for they cannot stay overnight at the schoolhouse.” Sir James sighed, “Elena I think that is all the important stuff and I am too tired to continue, I trust you can complete the niceties and etcs without my assistance I will review the letter and sign it tomorrow morning. For now, I will retire to my study, for I received a rather fine cask today, as you know and I am keen to take a sample.” Elena sighed as her brother departed, she loved him dearly and his heart was always in the right place, but how he came to hold his current positions she would never understand. Although, upon reflection, he did have Lieutenant Watton watching over him, that probably accounted for a lot. She dipped her quill in the ink again and paused for a moment as she assessed whether the letter would need to be completely re-written to avoid giving offence or whether she could soften Sir James’ words with a well-chosen ending. I hope this request will not be cause for inconvenience, Lieutenant Watton assures me that these are fine, useful boys, they are polite and very well turned out. Any expenses incurred on their behalf, will of course be covered by myself and you may send the bill to my address in King’s Harbour. It will be a joy to finally meet you and I hope this venture is the first of many on this blessed isle Cocovia. I will bring to the ceremony my younger sister Miss Elena Chase, who is eager to make your acquaintance and joins me in wishing good health to you, your family and prosperity to your town of Quinnsville. In these matters, I remain your most humble servant, There, not too bad. Elena left the actual signature to her brother, but she re-read the letter again to make sure there were no mistakes, it wouldn’t do to upset their closest neighbours. And by all accounts Mayor Smaugton was a most agreeable gentleman, despite some of the rumours about wine and women, and she would not be sad to get to know him better. This new world was still very strange to her and it was a comfort to know that there were some civilized places established. She was satisfied the letter could not cause offence to its recipient. Sir James could not be trusted to proof read anything, he was too scattered in his thoughts, he would start reading one sentence and skip ahead three, in his haste to understand the meaning. And as a result his correspondence was absolutely littered with errors. She laid it upon his desk, snuffed the candle out and left the room. ElenaDeparts, on Flickr Sir James William Chase. Sir James, as she expected barely glanced at the letter the next day, before adding his signature and sent the letter with one of his men in the daily supply boat runs (reliable travel by land across Cocovia was not yet established).
  12. I can see it now BoBS, the cabin pets spinoff series... Edit: (Tomsche, weirdly we are having the hamster/cat debate at home right now... I am pro hamster, but my last ones lived for almost 5 years, much longer than they were supposed to, but I reckon I could make an awesome custom habitat for them out of all the large clip lock plastic boxes I used to pack the lego during the house move, just need to cut them to add proper ventilation and and connecting tubes, but they'll give plenty of room for digging tunnels which makes hamsters happy and if done right be easy to clean out).
  13. We are missing a Pearly King and Queen. Pearly King: Would hold the crown for most decorated minifigure. Gender: Male Face: Old and wise, happy and proud expression Head gear: A black cap, cook hat or top hat, but it must be printed all over in shiny silvery/pearly spots. Torso: A smart black suit, with a white shirt and maybe a red necktie of some description. But as with the hat, printing all over in elaborate shiny, pearly dots to create some fantastic pattern is a must. Back printing required. Legs: Black, again covered in shiny, pearly dots. Accessory: A cane Pearly Queen: Would win the crown for most decorated figure back off the pearly king Gender: Female Face: Old and smiling, very happy. Head gear: A black hat with a brim, covered in pearly dots and a big colourful feather in the top. Torso: A tailored black jacket.Same as the King printing all over in elaborate shiny, pearly dots to create some fantastic pattern. Back printing required. Legs: Black slope dress, with pearly dots for decoration. Accessory: A handbag. Um I think a pearly king and queen would be awesome and I really like the folksy minifigures we already have, I'd like more. For anyone who doesn't know what they are, google will provide images :-) Then maybe a morris dancer or a bunad wearer, or a dutch milkmaid... so many possibilities...