Monday, March 26, 2018

Jen's Gems: LEGO and Porgs and FLAMING POTION DRINKS, yay!

Time for more of my favorite finds around the web!

Really digging this LEGO display by AmieDoubleD over on Instagram:

Amie made hers by laser-cutting an acrylic sheet, but you could get the same look with a craft blade and thick card stock. Plus, imagine filling the frame with colorful candy, or yarn scraps, or even coins - you could cut a coin slot in the top of the frame and use it like a piggy bank! SO MANY OPTIONS.

You know how I'm always looking for new ideas for our annual Potter party?


I especially like having everyone make their own, because I'm lazy. :D Although the giant flames might be going too far. Maybe. Or I could just have everyone sign a waiver...


"Tiny cosplayer" Bella has a message for Chewbacca, and it's stinkin' adorable:

"Porgs are friends, NOT FOOD."

Go check out her Instagram, Growing Up At Disney, for more squeeworthy photos like this:

And now... science!

 Lords of Lightning wear special chainmail suits so they can battle it out on top of custom built Tesla Coils. And IT LOOKS AMAZING. Check out their page for more video and some... striking... photos. (Heyoooooo.)


If you read this in Pooh's voice it's hilarious:

:D :D :D


And finally, have you seen this analysis of the "Fantastic Masculinity" of Newt Scamander? It's from last year, but new to me:

It's a little slow going at first, but by the end I was really impressed by a lot of his points. Definitely worth a watch if you have a spare 15 minutes.


Now let's announce some winners from last week's resin roundup!

The winner of Harley Quinn is Amber Oakes
The winner of the steampunk octopus is Christia Kransky
And my wild card winner is Shaun Moody!

Congrats, you three, and please e-mail me your mailing addresses!


  1. I never really analyzed why I like Newt so much. But that video makes perfect sense! I hope they keep Newt the way he is and keep him the center of the films. Or if they go with another character as the center that they keep the same themes of compassion and empathy as our culture seems to have little of either anymore.

  2. Oh wow, the Lords of Lightning are one of the coolest things I've ever seen!!

  3. That bar looks awesome!! And uh, yeah, maybe not the fire. Maybe on the back porch though?! You already have the fire pit there....
    And OMG the lightning battle guys look like it's straight out a superhero movie, but it's real life!!! My mind is blown.

  4. I saw that Newt Scamander video last year and loved it. Kind and gentle men are hugely undervalued but so important. I think if Mr. Rogers had been a "manly" man, he never would have gone into television and helped so many children feel valued and taught them to express their feelings. Newt's a guy that makes people feel safe by quietly doing the right thing.

  5. Yes! I felt the same way watching it! I was like “of course! This is why I love him!” He already knows who he is, and stays true to that purpose.

  6. I hadn't really had any plans to watch the Magical Beasts series, but after watching that, I do.

  7. I am not a big fan of Supernatural, (though I am of Pinky and the Brain) but when this show up in my feed, I thought of you. It's a cute mash-up.

  8. Thanks for drawing my name as the wildcard winner. I emailed my address & selection of artwork. Thanks again!

  9. Loved that movie! I just had my first son and it can feel like all the messages now are that boys and men are evil or at best skewed. I know that those aren't the only possibilities! Hooray for examples of other ways males can be (in fact, both men in the story seemed great to me that way).


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