All that happens when you grow up is that your ethics get completely compromised and you do extremely dodgy things you never imagined doing, apparently for the sake of others.
Helen Oyeyemi, excerpt from Gingerbread
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Well what to do now...MAYBE A SMOOCH-
Alright first full mini comic I’ve posted on tumblr!
If you’re wondering why the art looks a little different between pages 2-4 is because I’ve worked on this about a year ago
This comic is based on an unused idea from an older iteration of a Paper Trail fanfiction (which is still being worked on) by an online friend named DemoPhone.
Since this mini comic is a fancomic of the fancomic paper trail by @lynxgriffin, I decided to use the colors of the squad used in paper trail!
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Sooooo, I made a dachshund out of gingerbread this year. (Because I figured, what better for a distraction from this whole year and the prospect of spending Christmas alone, than getting involved in a project?)
So I bought a papercraft pattern on etsy (this one) from SofsPaperPlanet, and built it in paper. Then I adjusted the pattern pieces so that they’d fit better for making in gingerbread (gingerbread is less bendable and foldable than paper, who knew??). Then I spent 8 hours on Saturday baking individual pieces (one or two at a time, so I’d have time to bend them while they were hot from the oven = bendable, before they got hard), and then I’ve spent Sunday, Monday and Tuesday slowly putting it together! And what WAS 97 pieces turned into more like 110-115 pieces, because I dropped them and had to adjust the pattern and bake more pieces to fit it, because again - cookie is not foldable.
But it’s done! And it looks totally okay. I am pleased. It is put together with ... icing? (egg white mixed with a lot of powdered sugar and a dash of milk and/or lemon juice and food colouring) so it’s 100% edible (although I’ll probably overdose on sugar if I eat it all).
Also, bonus. Because I love nonstop (Swedish equivalent of m’n’ms, but better), I wanted to cover the dog in them. I bought five or six bags and picked out only the black and brown ones. It still wasn’t enough ... so this is how it ended up:
It looks okay, but not as impressive as I’d imagined. Oh well, it’ll be TASTY anyway!
(But please, someone - please remind me not to do this next year? Please? I don’t know why I keep doing this.)
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