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C0813 – At any cost

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I based the prison caves off of the spectacular formations of Antelope Canyon My parents had a photo from a trip they took there that I always thought looked like a lady in silken robes, billowing in the wind. It’s one of the places in the US I’d very much like to visit one day.

If you’re one for rock formations, one place I have been that I highly recommend is Goblin Valley in Utah. Full of bizarre, mushroom-like formations. If you’ve seen Galaxy Quest (excellent comedy film, by the way) they filmed the Rock Fight scene in Goblin Valley.

I’ve always had a fascination with rocks. I loved nature stores, and could spend ages looking at all the different polished stones. The same with river-beds. I’d spend hours searching for rocks that the water had worn smooth. I had bags and bags of smooth stones, both purchased and found, and every camping trip I’d be hauling a back-pack full of rocks around by the end. When I first came to Colorado as a child I was particularly fascinated with mica that was everywhere, convinced that the shiny flecks in stream were gold. When I found formations of it, I was fascinated by this rock that was made of layers so thin, you could peel them apart and see through them. I wondered if you could make windows out of it, if you could get a large enough layer. Windows made of rocks! The concept was incredible to me. I’m not sure why I’ve always had a fascination with stone, but it’s even made it into my work here. People often ask what “Moko” in my company name “Moko Press” means. “Moko” is the Pamaru word for “stone.”

What fascinated you as a kid? What do you collect?


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Wow why not just have a fever and an overthrow and an execution and an imprisonment all on the same page that sounds great doesn’t it ROBIN.
*glares at Robin*
I’m so excited to see how our heroes get out of this! What kind of power play comes into it and what sort of sassmouth Tama has to support everyone emotionally.
When I was a kid I thought collecting was the coolest thing. I collected collectibles, lava stones, fancy spoons, ceramic animals… but I was never actually good at making a collection of them, because I have one or maybe two of all of the above before I’d forget i was supposed to collect them. As it turned out though I have found myself in the possession of a very respectable collection of animal cages, ranging from big iron parrot cages and small wire animal cages to glass and plastic tanks varying in levels of expensiveness. Whenever I see a cage all I can think of is what might someday live in it and no garage sale or thrift shop is safe! The fact I already have two of each kind and am way to responsible to ever get a third pet here hasn’t slowed me down.

When my parents were looking for a lot/ building my house, I would collect rocks from the lots and draw faces on them. My parents joked they were “pet rocks.”

Animals and birds (They were a little bit harder to collect :P) I used to watch, follow, catch, sneak up on every bit of fauna I would see. Got very good at identifying the types of animals and birds I was looking at.

When I was young I used to catch Alligator Fence Lizards in my back yard. They seemed so HUGE to a six year old…(They’re still quite large as we have a few running around our current yard)…and I loved to test my skill on how easily I could capture them. I usually let them right back go, but not before thoroughly looking them over. 😀

The group is definitely in dire straits at the moment! Here’s hoping Kali can come up with some sort of escape plan.

As a kid, I collected stamps and currency. I was very fastidious about the stamps, all of them neatly adhered with special stamp tabs to clean sheets of white paper, organized by country and year.
I also love all things oceanic, and when I was a kid and we’d go up to Quebec for the summer, I would catch krill with my bare hands and take care of them in a bucket. I would replace their water every day, and give them new algae and kelp covered rocks every few days. Last summer I spent hours staring at a salmon fish run, incredibly jealous of the young man assigned to count and measure the salmon as they came up the dam. Up there, there’s a place called the “Point of Plates”, and I still have a container of the shards of plateware washed up from a few centuries of ship wrecks.
Nowadays I’m more cheap and lazy in my collecting, so I’ve been only slowly amassing books, music, games, and mini-figs. I still pick up shells, rocks, and shards when I go north, though. My bathroom has a little bowl full of smooth white quartz from the shore, and the dining room has a bowl full of the assortment of rocks found there (iron ore, granite, quartz, other things I don’t know the names for).


I used to be a huuuuuuge dragon fan! That’s all I’d read about or draw, and I used to yearn over all the amazing dragon figurines and posters that I could never have. I blame the first book I ever read on my own, “Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher.” After that, I was hooked!

Ironically enough, I, too, collect stones. I have a vast collection of even precious and semi precious stones. Some cut and polished, others as rough as they were when taken from the Earth. Truthfully, I like them better that way. My grandfather made me a box when I as younger, and my grandmother lined it with velvet 🙂 He used to pick up stones for me whenever he went on a job. Good memories .

+1 for Galaxy Quest…

By Grabthar’s Hammer you shall be avenged!

Agates, the largest one the size of a coconut.

Small ones are found in the crushed gravel around here, if you keep your eyes open around the rivers, you will see what looks like resin with a rind and there’s your agate.

It is possible to make small windows out of mica. Before they had heat-resistant boro-silicate glass (Pyrex), they used make windows in oven doors out of thick sheets of mica. Or so my parents told me.

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