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The shadowhunter chronicles invlude book series such as The Mortal Instruments, The Infernal Devices, The Dark Artifices, The Bane Chronicles and The Shadowhunter Academy.

The characters in these books/tv show have steles-usually a silver tool, that's purpose is to draw runes on the body of shadowhunters to give them different abilities.

I thought it would be cool to have one of my own so I started researching a bit, around steles to see what I would need. These things are listed below.

1. Polymer clay in silver and a prism in a drop.
2. Carving tools.
3. An oventray to put the stele on once you are happy with the design.
4. sand paper

polymer clay from FIMO. in metallic silver. This is very easy to use- although, I do recommend using tools to be able to carve different aspects that you may choose for your own. after all, the stele represents the user.

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You can get this at your local crafts shop.

What you do is warm it up by working it in between your hands. Then shape it into the stele you want. Easy enough. You then take your carving tools and go wild. I put different runes on mine but you can do whatever you want. Some tips are: Rose thorns, geometric shapes or swirls.

At one end of your stele you press your prism in to the polymer clay to get the exact shpe of it on the inside, so it will stick. Form the edges of clay around the prism. I pressed mine down about two cm. I roughed mine up a bit by going over it a couple of times with some sand paper.

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After you have done that- If your prism can handle being in the oven you can keep it in the clay, otherwise it may melt/crack. Take care not to disrupt the clay ehile taking it out.

Lay stele on an oven tray for half an hour at 110 c. Take it out and let it cool. If it needs more time to be completely set- put it in for an extra 40 min. If you are not using this particular brand of polymr clay, then please use recommendations listed on packet. Let it cool in peace.

After you are done, use a gluegun to glue your prism to the stele. Then Voila- you now have you personal stele with your own design. It should look at bit lite this.


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Victoria's life

I just have to get this off my chest.. I don't know how to say this so I'm just going to blurt it out. I hate summer. Well not hate, maybe but I do not enjoy summer. The only good things about summer are listed below

1. Summer nights, when the sun has gone down.
2. Swimming in the sea, if it reasonably clean (not completely full of seaweed).
3. Grilled food. Although, you can do this all year round, this is not restricted to only summer.

Done. I can keep going and list all the things I hate about summer but then we will be here all day.

Today has been unnaturaly hot and sunny. I have been boiling ever since I set a foot outdoors today. In spite of that, I have had a very pleasant day. Linus finished work early today so I took the train and met him in town. We had a late lunch at rice and soup- an asian buffé place and took a stroll round the shops. I didn't get anything today, which is very unusual. Even more bizarre is that Linus practically stole two things today, they where so cheap.

First we went to gamestop- he got this really cool steamlink gizmo. You connect it to your tv and it's linked to your steam account. (For those of you who don't know- steam is a gaming platform where you can keep all your games so you have them all in one place and you can buy games from there as well). As he already has a steam controller, he can now play all his games on either his computer or on the telly. This is a better alternative to buying loads of more games to both your computer and xbox/playstation. You can porbably get these at your local gamestop shop or at steampowered.com

After Linus got this thingamabob, we went searching for some clothes and we only ended up getting one cardigan, but it was at a great price and my man looked amazing. PLEASED.

We were so tired since the sun was baking so we just went home after that. Now we are chilling on the sofa for a bit. Will probably just do a fruitsalad for dinner since we had that big lunch.

All in all- great day. Tomorrow Linus and I are cooking together and I think we are going to have a wonderful date night in. Sometimes it's nice to stay home and do something else for a change.

Hope you have great weekend

Keep on smilin'

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If you don't know what the IT crowd is, then take a deep breath and get ready. If you like british humour, crazy Irish people and computers then I have the show for you. It is kind of old but I find many old british tvshows are the best! It is about a woman named Jen who lies her way in to a job at the IT department at a law firm. There she meets an irishman named Roy who's hobbies include flirting with women, losing miserably at poker and disliking people. Also working at this department is Moss. Maurice Moss. He is the absolute best. He is very nerdy, socially awkward and is very strictly against breaking the law. This trio is always getting into trouble and awkward situations.


I would definitely recommend this show if you enjoyed fawlty towers, blackAdder and and the office.

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There are few things you find you can do when you are ill. As any sane person, I watch tv shows and nerdy movies while I'm fighting off the bacteria. This particular time I actually haven't seen the Harry Potter films. I have instead seen the Star wars saga. It kept me quite entertained but I believe it might have been at this point my voice was quavering. As I speak almost every line along with the film. Then I read for a while. Finished Percy Jackson and the sea of monsters- started Rebel of the sands by Alwyn Hamilton. I don't understand why people hate on sea of monsters. I mean I found it quite enjoyable. I thought the film was absolute rubbish though. Don't get me wrong- it was good enough to watch a second time.. But you know, it's like they just threw the book out the window and did their own thing..

Rebel of the sands started out amazing. Only a couple of chapters in and already intruiged. I am excited to find out who the foreigner is. I am leaning towards him being a djinni right now. That may change though. I have about sixteen theories with every book I read. I like that it is set in the desert and has prayer calls. It gives the story more originality and depth. We will not even speak about how beautiful the cover is for this book. It has bewitched me, body and soul.

Hoping to get well sooner rather than later because I have a temping job to go to as sodework for school now. Rather exciting but a bit scary since I've never done it before. But I'm sure I could learn.

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My sister, Cassandra and I went for a hike in the woods called "bokskogen" which directly translates into "book forrest". There is a beautiful castle nearby so Cassandra and I took a detour round the castle garden and it was amazing.

First we took the path that goeas around the garden, to see the lot of it, and then we went inside to look at all the flowers and we had our lunch by a fountaion surrounded by flowers.

Here are the pictures of our day out.


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You wake up in the morning and it's a little chilly in your bedroom. You look out the window and see orange and yellow leaves falling from the trees. You smile at the beautiful view as the sun comes up to greet you and wish you good morning. You eat your breakfast on the balcony with a cup of tea, a blanket, warm socks and a knitted shirt in navy blue because it has finally begun. My favourite part of the year. Autumn.

There are few things in life as beatiful as the change of season. I love the autumn weather, when it's raining and the sky is grey and you can sit inside with the window open while reading a great book. I can hardly wait. The best part of autumn are the walks in the forest or the parks. Bring a little picnick with you in raincoats and wellies- then you'll be fine. You can sit there with hot chocolate and some sandwiches and enjoy all the animals making sure they've got everything for winter and all the colours that are changing. Great photography weather.

The fashion is just amazing. The Autumn fashion is the best there is. All the navy, mustard, greens and browns. I completely love it. I have already bought some pretty autumn clothes this month and it just keeps on coming. I am so happy! Might even do a lookbook on my youtube channel..

As I love autumn and pinterest so much, I have a board I would like to share with you.

pinterest autumn inspiration

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The fifth wave is the first book in a trilogy by Rick Yancey. It is about a girl called Cassie and her struggle to find her younger brother Sammy during the end of the world. The "others" appear in the sky and they blast out all of the earth's electricity. That was the first wave.

The second wave was Tsunamis emerging from every pond, sea, lake and river on the earth. The Sullivan family, living in ohio, only had the lake yo worry about. The rest of the world, every island and coastal city- completely gone. The third wave was a virus spread by birds to attempt to kill off the remaining humans. Allthough- not everyone got ill. Some were immune and some even managed to survive it. Cassies mother, being a doctor got infected and sadly passed. That is when the Sullivans took to the road.

The others sent down troops of "silencers" that look human but are sent to hunt humans. This wave made the most impact on me, as they made it impossible for humans to trust easch other. By doing this they take away their humanity. Cassie and Sammy are supposed to go on the same bus to a millitary base called Wright Patterson to keep the children safe but Cassie gets of the bus to fetch Sammy's cuddly animnal Bear. The bus leaves without her- taking Sammy with them.

SPOILERS

I read the book about 3 months before the film came out but I haven't read the rest of the trilogy yet, must do that.
When the film came out, I saw it at the cinema and I was blown away with how alot of the chracters are alike and how great most scenes were. I have seen the film many times after and I will keep on watching it because it was amazeballs. There are, however, some things I find lose significants in the film and changes I would have liked them to have kept like the events in the book or added.

1. Seargent Reznik is a woman and she also holds the place of nurse.
In the book Seargent Reznik is a male and all of squad 53 hates him. He is also not the nurse, that is a completely other person. I guess they spent their money on some other stuff and combined the two characters for the film. In the film squad 53 doesn't appear to have any particular feeling towards her at all, they are quite indifferent. Reznik does look like such a badass so I think I can live with these changes in a minor character.

2. Where was the blizzard?
After being shot, Cassie eventually finds and hides in a car for some time because the weather took a turn for the worse. She isholed up in this car, getting colder and colder ubtil finally passing out caused by both hypothermia and the loss of blood and pain from the gunshot wound in her thigh. Evan Walker rescues her and is introduced to the book/movie as Cassie wakes up at his home a few miles away.
In the movie there i no blizzard and Cassie hides under one and then behind another car. She passed out shortly after finding shelter behind the second car.

3. Crisco wasn't in the movie.
I feel like Crisco was such an important character for me because he was faulty and annoying but I still liked him. Crisco was a young teenager at camp Ashpit who was attracted to Cassie. But he was a down-right douchebag and didn't treat her with respect so she punched him on the nose which was awesome. He is later killed by a soldier who was ordered by Vosch to go with Cassie to find him. He was shot right in front of Cassie which is when Cassie shoots the soldier and kills him.

One thing I thought the actors and filmmakers did an absolutety fantastic job with was the age-appropriate actors and the disturbing scenes of children and teenagers fighting the others, fighting each other and being exposed to this kind of trauma which was so greatly portrayed in the book. I can't wait to read the other two books-the Infinite sea and the Last star. Rick Yancey, your are a genious.






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My day has been filled with stuff to do. At first I got up, did my make up and got ready because I have to get a new id card. I took the train to Malmö, which is really busy because of the festival going on here this week. I had to go to this meeting at around 10 so I took an earlier train and bought myself a chilled Chai latte and sat outside in the sunhine with my Dragonfly in amber. I haven't been reading for a couple of days. In such book slump I don't know what to do really. But I read a couple of pages, at least- I am enjoying it, I just haven't felt like reading it. After my meeting I went to Gina tricot (a clothing shop here in Sweden) and picked up a parcel I have ordered as a birthday present. I am going to post a birthday haul video quite soon, I promise. 


As soon as I got the parcel I had to almost run to get to my appointment at the police to get my new Id card photo taken and I'm lying if I said I was pleased with that horrid picture. I was rained on and my hair got really frizzy so I had to put it in a ponytail and my makeup got all runny. It was not a nice picture of me.. My friend Sara met me at the police station since she had to get her id done as well. Had a great laugh while waiting in lineso not total waste.  Mum and my sister Cassandra came over to pick me up and we drove down to the festival to get some langos, which was amazing! Had the one with caviar, cheese, garlic and prawns. After lunch we drove to IKEA and had a stoll down there. I bought a new spatula. 
We drove to do some grocery shopping and then mum drove me home. Once at home, Linus and I have just sat down to watch the new Jungle book. I'll let you know if it's any good. 

Best of wishes, Victoria

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