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COMPLETE fanfic novel:

Warehouse 13: Dangerous Game

(Season 3 Finale FIX) After an explosion destroys WH13 and claims the lives of Helena and Mrs. Frederic, Myka wants to use the Pocketwatch Artifact to travel back in time. Against orders, Myka and Claudia change the rules to change their past and future. But the time-trip doesn’t go as planned and new dangers threaten Claudia’s destiny.

(See full summary in ch. 1.)

Filed under Warehouse 13 Myka Bering Claudia Donovan the fic is finally done

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3 reasons why

you might enjoy reading my fanfic novel, Warehouse 13: Dangerous Game:

1. Travel back in time by reading this Season 3 finale fix-it fic (which is almost complete).

2. See Myka, Claudia, (almost) all the major characters and many secondary characters in action, and imagine that they all have great hair, makeup, and clothes (like in Season 2).

3. Join me in pretending that Season 4 never happened! :)

Filed under Warehouse 13 Myka Bering Claudia Donovan Pete Lattimer HG Wells trust me season 4 never happened help I wrote a fanfic novel because I have so much headcanon I definitely spellchecked the fanfic

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vlajean:

art history meme. 7/7 sculptures & other media


east doors of the florence baptistery“the gates of paradise”, 1401-1421lorenzo ghiberti

In 1401, Bartolo informed Ghiberti, who had left Florence during a brief outbreak of the plague, that the Baptistery in Florence was commissioning a second set of bronze doors. Seven finalists, including Ghiberti, worked for a year to depict in bronze the story of Abraham’s call to sacrifice his son Isaac. In the end, it came down to two artists, Ghiberti and Brunelleschi. Brunelleschi’s version emphasized the violence, while Ghiberti devised a calmer, more lyrical composition.
To our eyes, the Brunelleschi seems more powerful and “modern.” But Brunelleschi’s determination to cram as many attention-grabbing devices into one work may have seemed willful to 15th-century Florentine jurors. Certainly, Ghiberti’s craftmanship was superior; unlike Brunelleschi, who soldered his panel from many separate pieces of bronze, Ghiberti cast his in just two, and he used only two-thirds as much metal—a not-inconsiderable savings. The combination of craft and parsimony would have appealed to the practical-minded men of the Calimala.
By his own account, Ghiberti won the competition outright; but Brunelleschi’s first biographer says that the jury asked the two men to collaborate and Brunelleschi refused. Ghiberti took on the job. It would occupy him for the next two decades. (x)

vlajean:

art history meme. 7/7 sculptures & other media

east doors of the florence baptistery
“the gates of paradise”,
1401-1421
lorenzo ghiberti

In 1401, Bartolo informed Ghiberti, who had left Florence during a brief outbreak of the plague, that the Baptistery in Florence was commissioning a second set of bronze doors. Seven finalists, including Ghiberti, worked for a year to depict in bronze the story of Abraham’s call to sacrifice his son Isaac. In the end, it came down to two artists, Ghiberti and Brunelleschi. Brunelleschi’s version emphasized the violence, while Ghiberti devised a calmer, more lyrical composition.

To our eyes, the Brunelleschi seems more powerful and “modern.” But Brunelleschi’s determination to cram as many attention-grabbing devices into one work may have seemed willful to 15th-century Florentine jurors. Certainly, Ghiberti’s craftmanship was superior; unlike Brunelleschi, who soldered his panel from many separate pieces of bronze, Ghiberti cast his in just two, and he used only two-thirds as much metal—a not-inconsiderable savings. The combination of craft and parsimony would have appealed to the practical-minded men of the Calimala.

By his own account, Ghiberti won the competition outright; but Brunelleschi’s first biographer says that the jury asked the two men to collaborate and Brunelleschi refused. Ghiberti took on the job. It would occupy him for the next two decades. (x)

(Source: diomedeia)

Filed under Ghiberti Lorenzo Ghiberti sculpture Florence Firenze