Cfa ~ Jeppsian Tuned Chromatic Dulcimer

Cfa ~ Jeppsian Dulcimer
The Jeppsian Cfa
Pronounced “kuh-fah”
During my adventures over the past few decades, experimenting with various small acoustic instruments from around the world, I often investigated unusual stringed instruments.

That is to say, stringed instruments which differ somewhat from your regular Guitar or Violin. Of course there is nothing wrong with a good old Guitar, but apart from finding six strings a bit of a handful, I have always preferred the sounds of more exotic stringed instruments, like for example the Bouzouki or the Pipa.

Indeed, many stringed instruments passed my way over the years. The single stringed Dan Bau, the multi keyed Bulbul Tarang, the Baritone and even Bass Ukulele… and even the humble Tumbi.

Aye, in fact one experiment of mine revealed, that the somewhat bland Indian Tumbi can actually be played with a Violin Bow. Go ahead… give it a try!

Yet the one instrument that kept calling to my heart would only do so from a cage of incompatible design.

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Wxyzaerds ~ A Pastime Of Wordcraftery

Wxyzaerds Diceword Game By Simon Jepps
Wxyzaerds
A Pastime Of Wordcraftery
Assemble ye good Wizards, for ’tis time.

If my earlier creation, Ghost, wasn’t quite to your ghoulish fancy, then why not have a little dabble in the art of spells, with my next… Wxyzaerds.

There are actually so many different kinds of dice on the market, from 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 20, 24, 30, 60 or even 100 sided dice, to divination, tarot or psychic dice, all kinds of creative, abstract, magical or humorous dice… but, most favourably in my book… letter dice.

Letter or “word” dice are generally six sided with letters of the alphabet printed on their faces. There are various kinds available, but ones which also display a letter value are harder to find.

I will leave a reference at the end of this article to a few such letter scoring dice, but for Wxyzaerds we will be using the nine dice set from the game Dicewords by Graham Lipscomb.

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Kaval ~ Ancient Transylvanian Flute

Moldavian Kavals by Winne Clement
Moldavian Kavals by Winne Clement
Imagine yourself strolling through a beautiful forest, a canopy of trees and grasses, a myriad of flowers all around and just up ahead, a clearing where a river flows down into a deep pool.

As you approach the water you hear a flute playing. The music is coming from the hillside beyond. You decide to sit a while and listen to the sweet harmonics which echo throughout the landscape.

Then, as a wild Deer wanders into sight across the pond and casts its gaze upon you, a falling rock crashes into the water. The Deer is startled but doesn’t move. For the Deer has heard the music too. And the Deer knows this song.

This is the song of the wilderness.

The Moldavian Kaval is perhaps one of the most powerfully startling flutes in the world. At first its voice, sweet and sonorous, innocent and fragile… yet thence in spirit, becomes the thunder, the rain and the mighty rumbling of the mountains.

For this flute, believed to originate in Transylvania many hundreds of years ago, is a flute with many transcendental voices.

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Walessia ~ For The Wings Of A Dragon

Flag Of Walessia
Flag Of Walessia
Pronounced ‘wale(s)-sha’.
Our present Celtic times are becoming ever moreso a dawning of a new togetherness, not only in spirit but in political unity and strength.

Whilst born in Somerset, it is unto the Celtic lands I have always felt I belonged, where the evergreen forests cry for a spirit to dance amongst them beneath their graceful Moon.

As discussed throughout this blog, the concept of Panceltic unity in modern times is not only a growing discussion, but amidst the unwelcome politics of an anti-European Westminster, its offensive ignorance of any Celtic society outside of London and the unanimously regarded catastrophe of a recent pandemic under Conservative rule, the now crumbling British Isles is actively seeking a way out of its imminent implosion.

Panceltainia is a fine ship, she sails onwards with a raised head.

Yet even thence, a United Celtic Isles would never become a reality without the courage and political determination to first bring people together unto support independence as individual nations.

Until we have all reclaimed and made each our individual Countries independent once again, Panceltainia must sail alone only in our dreams.

Of course, she has always been a dream to me and perhaps her character is true unto only that reality. But independence… aye, at least one thing is true… the time for each our own Celtic nations’ independence is now.

I have previously presented democratic models for how our Celtic nations could go about rebuilding once again as independent Countries, all of which can be found at the Panceltainia Landing Page.

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Jeppsian Riso Fritto Speciale

Jeppsian Riso Fritto Speciale
Jeppsian Riso Fritto Speciale
Do you like rice? I’ve been in the kitchen again. Oh yes I have, but don’t worry, before you start hiding behind your protective stuffed Orangutans… this one, I promise you, is quite, quite tasty.

Whence translated into English, Jeppsian Special Fried Rice. You will have to forgive the extravagance of words… I am Italian.

Now before I give you the recipe, it has probably struck you as questionable already as to why this light meal already features a packet of Uncle Ben’s microwaveable rice.

Well, honesty is of course the best policy when it comes to food and, to be honest, I can’t cook rice.

Yes, yes, yes, I know what you’re thinking, if he can’t even cook rice how on earth does he expect to pull this one off…? Yet in fact, I can cook rice, it’s just that this recipe features Egg Fried Rice and so help me God, I am utterly pathetic at even attempting that.

I have cooked egg fried rice before, it was OK, but not nearly as good as it needs to be for regular consumption and sooo time consuming to perfect.

So microwave rice it is.

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The Honeycomb Cosmos ~ The Stars, The Planets & Our Moon

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Saturn Hexagonal Vortex
Saturn’s Hexagonal Polar Vortex
Galearthéa is, according to GIOFEST curriculum, a Galearthy, a type of galaxy formed of a super massive planar disc, featuring a small orbital population at its central galactic bulge, yet surrounded by many more Stars, Gasses and Planets about its outer edge.

Flat Earth science is, regardless of the false negative press, a particularly fascinating science and, once a person finds themselves comfortable with the majority of evidences, a wonderfully digestible field of study.

Yet even whence a great deal of knowledge has been learned, as with any scientific subject, there are inevitably some concepts which remain unclear, or inconclusive, even to a seasoned scientist.

Perhaps one of the most significantly questioned aspects of Galearthéan astronomical mechanics is the buoyancy of planets above our planar disc.

Of course, these astronomical mechanics are exquisitely described in the main curriculum, Galearthéa ~ The Alpha & The Omega Of Flat Earth Science, in which the author Simon Edward Jepps explains how a galearthy is formed and how, as a result, objects find themselves to be orbiting about and above a parallel plane.

Yet to the mind, whence altering one’s own perspective of their world, from a spherical mass-attraction gravitational mechanic, unto a planar vacuum-plenum gravitational mechanic, the remaining concept of large heavy bodies seemingly “floating” above one’s head can nevertheless be a difficult reality to swallow.

However the reality presented is actually a most beautiful truth and, whence described with a much more in-depth scientific explanation, is actually one of the simplest of all realities to embrace.

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Unto The Dice Tray…

Circular Dice Tray Rubberwood
13″ Circular Dice Tray made from Rubberwood
I love dice. Nowadays I am truly becoming more and more drawn to them than even Chess.

Yet, as a man who has played Chess passionately his entire life, whence taking away the board and pieces to make way for a handful of mere dice, something is profoundly missing.

For ages I couldn’t work it out. I kept asking myself, why, if I can get just as much strategic nutrition out of dice as I can from Chess, then why is there something missing?

Then it struck me. Aesthetics.

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