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Story: Dream Trials -- Day 10bCopyright (C) 2012 by Kevin L. O'BrienAfter they returned to their room, Sunny had gone straight to bed, skipping breakfast in preference to waking early. Though their kiss had tempted them to have another tryst, they had resisted and instead discussed the possibility that Differel no longer needed to be watched. They decided that they would try letting her sleep alone that coming night, which meant Sunny would have to change her sleeping habits. So she would catnap, then get up and spend the afternoon with Differel while Eile napped. That way they could both stay up until midnight just in case, and still be able to go to bed together and wake up at the same time.Eile dressed and went on downstairs. Bettie had returned and was busy with breakfast. She spotted two sturdy wooden canes leaning against the table. They were shaped in an elegant design and looked as if they were made from polished ebony trimmed with gleaming brass."Heh, pretty fancy sticks there!"Bettie glanced at her, s
Glass in the DreamlandsCopyright (C) 2012 by Kevin L. O'BrienGlass has been present in the Waking World for at least 5500 years, so it is well established in the Dreamlands. In fact, glass can be considered the plastic of the Dreamworld, but only insofar as it can be used for a wide variety of purposes. Unlike plastic it cannot substitute for other materials like wood, metal, or ivory.Glass is defined as an amorphous solid that can undergo a glass transition. To be amorphous means that there is no overall crystalline structure such as there is in ice or quartz. Nonetheless, it displays all the mechanical properties of a solid. Its molecular structure is more like a highly viscous liquid, but the individual atoms are bound by strong chemical bonds like in a solid. Claims that glass can flow like liquid over centuries are not true; the amorphous structure locks in the shape and does not relax or deform under normal conditions. The glass transition refers to the temperature at which a substance goes from hard
Sir Differel Timeline WIPSunday 9 May 1988 1212th birthdayThursday 13 May 1988 12Father diesSunday 16 May 1988 12FuneralMonday 17 May 1988 12Reading of willWednesday 19 May 1988 12Begins pistol, knife, Defendu, Spirit Combat Jujitsu, Bartitsu trainingMonday 14 June 1988 12Attempted coup; Dracula releasedTuesday 15 June 1988 12Attempted assassinationSunday 20 June 1988 12Fomorian attacksMonday 21 June 1988 12Makes Giles Holt Master-at-Arms; funeral for Mr. MistoffeleesFriday 25 June 1988 12Officially declared Director-Apparent; Regency Committee createdJuly 1988 12Begins playing hide and seek with DraculaFriday 24 September 1988 Encounter with Spirit of the Oaks; learns to control CaliburnOctober 1988 12Begins fencing trainingOctober 19 1988 12Asked to leave Gresham's SchoolNovember 1988 12Acquires tutor; begins evasion training with DraculaThursday 29 December 1988 12Ma
Free Plushie Patterns OnlineHere's a collection of links to sites outside of DeviantArt where you can find free plushie patterns. There are well over two hundred choices, so you're sure to find something you like.Remember, if you can't find exactly what you're looking for, try adapting one of the patterns. For example, a tiger can easily be turned into a lion, an elephant into a wooly mammoth, an elf into a goblin, or combine the upper half of a mermaid with the lower half of a pony to get a centaur.BEARSNight Garden Studios Jointed and Rag BearsBaby Bows BearScrappy BearSupriseDIY BearHug Me (EMS Bear)