Comics are for READING! Then Why Seal Them in Plastic Slabs?

By Glenn

Ever since the ancestors of the commonly-known comic book were produced at the beginning of the 20th century, they’ve all shared one trait – they’ve been intended to be read! So why would someone take a comic book and intentionally seal it in a plastic case so it can never be read again? Well, let’s […] Read more…

Chock-Full O’Links (March 20th Edition)

By Kerry

Another busy week around the Ramparts! But, I did have time to spy a few cool things on the internet… Like this article from a female Fantasy Art Director on her No-Stilettos Rule. These art installations made of candy by Australian artist Tanya Schultz. These geeky merit badges designed by Isaiah Saxon. These Tweets: I'm […] Read more…

Chock-Full O’Links (March 13th Edition)

By Kerry

No time for chit-chat, these links are running late! The coolest things I saw online this week: Sarah Young’s entire Etsy shop, but especially her fairytale softies. Anna Sui’s Viking-inspired 2015 ready to wear collection. Allen Gale’s perfect princess cosplay gowns. This awesome giant octopus graffiti by Truly Design. These (extra nerdy) Tweets: Is one […] Read more…

WIP Wednesday: Former Triumphs and a Geeky Confession

By Kerry

I did actually complete a WIP this week, but it is in route to its destination – so I can’t share it yet. I am slowly working up the nerve to tackle those quilt blocks, and hope to have some actual work in progress this week. …so, I thought I would hop in the ol’ […] Read more…

Entertain Me! Rock Band 4 Announcement

By Kerry

We REALLY like Rock Band here at the Ramparts. We’ve been playing it from the beginning, and still play fairly regularly. One of the reasons we still play so often is the AMAZING folks over at Custom Creators Collective. They have been tirelessly cranking out awesome new (free!) content for the game ever since Harmonix […] Read more…

Chock-Full O’Links (February 27th Edition)

By Kerry

Like this lovely tribute to the late Beatrice Small over at Smart Bitches, Trashy Books. This cheeky Playboy or Cat Fancy? quiz. This fascinating look into the creative process of my favorite MTG artist, Terese Nielsen. This episode of The Allusionist podcast. Nerd Alert: It’s about LATIN! This Lagertha fan art sketch by my ridiculously […] Read more…

1977 – The Year of the Funky, Funky Quilt

By Kerry

If you read yesterday’s post, you’ll know that I have quilting on the brain right now. So, I turned to my trusty copy of Better Homes and Gardens Patchwork & Quilting from 1977. You can probably guess that 1977 was a supremely good year for funky, funky quilts. Need photo evidence? How about this: It’s […] Read more…

WIP Wednesday: Gathering Courage to Quilt

By Kerry

Last week, I drove up to Alabama to visit with my family. I mentioned to my Mom how I still want to make my first quilt…after saying I was going to make one years ago. She mentioned that she had some quilt squares that my Gran had made, and asked if I’d like to have […] Read more…

Trashy Paperback Tuesday: Not Enough Trigger Warnings in the World

By Kerry

Two weeks ago, Mr. Candyfloss and I were out to lunch and the subject of problematic relationships in fiction came up (as we tried to puzzle out the appeal of 50 Shades of Grey). I brought up V.C. Andrews as the potential Queen of Problematic Relationships in Fiction – and quickly explained the bonkers plot […] Read more…

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