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February 13 2011

15:44

Puzzling Monkey Island

I'm always trying to find ways to distract me from work and to relax better during my free time. So when my mother recently announced that she'd found solving jigsaw puzzles to be very much relaxing for her, I decided to give it a try myself. It has been a while since I did this1) but I surely remember of it being a quite fun and mind capturing pastime, so why not, right? :-)

Given that demod and me have a very small flat and therefore no place to store a partially solved jigsaw, I first got myself a case for solving and storing away jigsaw puzzles2), and then decided on something special for my first try:

"The Secret of Monkey Island" jigsaw puzzle

I ordered a custom 1000 tiles puzzle of the “Secret of Monkey Island” cover, based on those poster-ready files I already blogged about some time ago. Printing and delivery took less time than expected3) and so I could get to work last weekend. Due to a very busy week and unexpected difficulties with the motive4), it took me until yesterday to finish it. But now: Tadaa!

Next up: Either a Sheepworld puzzle I got as a birthday present some time ago5), or some very cheesy but calming motive I found while shopping for the puzzle case6). And – of course – “LeChuck's Revenge” and “The Curse of Monkey Island” sometime in the future ;-)

It seems to work btw – I didn't think about work at all while working on the puzzle.

1) although my mom and me have a tradition of solving a christmas jigsaw puzzle together, we haven't come around to doing so for the last couple of years, something I really miss…
3) ordered January 30th, delivered February 2nd
4) see that skull? It's left side has the same color as nearly every bit of skin seen on the picture, and also the whole upper left area… especially Guybrush made me pull my hair sometimes ;-)
5) I'm a bit scared of that one tbh, due to the many one-colored areas
6) Fun fact: Said case won't fit into a Packstation. I should have known beforehand.
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14:44

Puzzling Monkey Island

I'm always trying to find ways to distract me from work and to relax better during my free time. So when my mother recently announced that she'd found solving jigsaw puzzles to be very much relaxing for her, I decided to give it a try myself. It has been a while since I did this1) but I surely remember of it being a quite fun and mind capturing pastime, so why not, right? :-)

Given that demod and me have a very small flat and therefore no place to store a partially solved jigsaw, I first got myself a case for solving and storing away jigsaw puzzles2), and then decided on something special for my first try:

"The Secret of Monkey Island" jigsaw puzzle

I ordered a custom 1000 tiles puzzle of the “Secret of Monkey Island” cover, based on those poster-ready files I already blogged about some time ago. Printing and delivery took less time than expected3) and so I could get to work last weekend. Due to a very busy week and unexpected difficulties with the motive4), it took me until yesterday to finish it. But now: Tadaa!

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Next up: Either a Sheepworld puzzle I got as a birthday present some time ago5), or some very cheesy but calming motive I found while shopping for the puzzle case6). And – of course – “LeChuck's Revenge” and “The Curse of Monkey Island” sometime in the future ;-)

It seems to work btw – I didn't think about work at all while working on the puzzle.

1) although my mom and me have a tradition of solving a christmas jigsaw puzzle together, we haven't come around to doing so for the last couple of years, something I really miss…
3) ordered January 30th, delivered February 2nd
4) see that skull? It's left side has the same color as nearly every bit of skin seen on the picture, and also the whole upper left area… especially Guybrush made me pull my hair sometimes ;-)
5) I'm a bit scared of that one tbh, due to the many one-colored areas
6) Fun fact: Said case won't fit into a Packstation. I should have known beforehand.
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April 28 2009

20:21

LucasArts Posters - LucasForums

Highres versions of Lucas Arts Adventure cover art for printing posters.
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