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is this legit?

This is legit. My husband, sitting across the room, looks over and says, “IS THAT SOMEONE SHOWING HOW TO CONVERT ENGLISH TO TENGWAR?  BECAUSE THAT’S THE WAY!”

Believe this man.  He owns atlases of Middle Earth, the complete history of Midle Earth (leatherbound), and has read the books at least 150 times.  Also: speaks elvish.


For future reference. :)

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I’ve given up trying to correct people.


I always use the phrase, “Murdered seven different ways from Sunday”, when people try to pronounce my last name.

I have a fairly regular name: Daisy, but I live in France where everyone goes: Desiree? Dazie? Daghjdskgjc?

It’s unbelievable how many ways people can fuck up the name Jerome.  Also it’s Curtin not Curtain.

How does anyone fuck up saying or spelling Abby like wtf

People tend to get the surname right cause they have little choice (Smith), but the first name always seems to be an issue.

Evelyn.  For some reason, many pronounce it as “Evil-in”.  I suppose I don’t mind all that much.  But my last name sounds a bit like “Homework” or “Hamburger”.  So some dude who thinks he’s original starts calling me “Evil Homework” or “Evil Hamburger”?  Pfft.  I’ve heard it a million times.

Dartanian McLevish. I dare you to pronounce it right ;-P







My dad has access to 3D Printing technology and the first thing he prints is a miniature version of himself

you shrunk your dad with a shrink ray and now you’re trying to cover it up with this bullshit.. but we dont believe it for a second

Speaking as someone who is studying 3D printing, I find it highly unlikely that this is actually a printed model. First, most 3D printers cannot print in color, meaning that either he painted this perfectly, with completely realistic colors, or he has access to a machine which can print in photorealistic colors, which would be uncommon and expensive.

Second, making a digital model to print from is not a simple matter of clicking a couple buttons. In order for this to be an accurate model, the guy’s dad would have to be scanned by a laser scanner made for this purpose, a process which would take at least an hour for this level of detail. I doubt that anyone could stand perfectly still for that long.

Third, the level of detail is just too high. You can clearly see crease marks in the pants with no “stepping” effect anywhere, which would require the layer height on the printer to be considerably smaller than the width of those creases. No commercially available printer goes that small that I know of. If one does exist, it would be extremely high-end, costing thousands of dollars.

If he does work for a company that owns a machine capable of making this, I highly doubt they would let him take up hours of valuable machine time, and spend a considerable amount of money on operating costs, on a vanity project.

So yeah, this is just a fairly well-done photoshop. Or a shrink ray accident.

My father was scanned with an Artec Eva scanner and was printed by Europac 3D who provide the same service commercially for ASDA supermarkets who have commenced this service to the general public for £60 per model. His full colour 3D print took 4 hours and utilises the colour collected directly by the Artec scanning system. The same system was used on a number of VFX projects in the film industry by my father including World War Z and the soon to be released Houdini.

You are saying this is not scan data and that this is not 3d printed, my father, who is a 3D data specialist, suggests you change your course to one that is more up-to-date and better informed. It might be a good idea to reserve passing comment until you actually know what you are talking about.

never seen someone get so demolished rip user 

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Cattle blood is so largely wasted that architect Jack Munro decided to make something eco-friendly out of it and created ‘Blood Bricks.’ He mixed cow blood with water and sand and baked it into a waterproof brick. It worked so well, he believes they could replace mud bricks in areas that have dry climates. Source

That’s actually a similar supposed recipie used in Roman times to make artificial bays and other constructions in water. One of the many nuggets of knowledge lost to time

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