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That of a Giant Sloar!

During the rectification of the Vuldronaii the Traveller came as a very large and moving Torb. Then, during the Third Reconciliation of the Last of the Meketrex Supplicants, they chose a new form for him, that of a giant Sloar! Many Shubs and Zuuls knew what it was to be roasted in the depths of a Sloar that day, I can tell you!”  -Louis Tully [Ghost Busters, 1984)

This is a quote from Rick Moranis in the movie Ghost Busters.  It always cracked me up when he said “that of a giant Sloar!” in a way that we would know what he’s talking about.  The phrase is ambiguous enough in its raw format to make it sound strange.  But those who recognize the quote (many of my friends certainly would) would get a huge kick out of it.  So I thought I’d do a little paper-cutting of the phrase.

I really wanted a primitive/folk artsy feel to the piece similar to the way Hans Christian Andersen’s papercuts would have.  I knew I wanted the internal bits of the letters to be solid.  I also wanted a rough feel to the lettering.  So I drew out the design quickly with a sharpie marker.  Then I scanned it into the computer and cleaned up the lines with Inkscape.  I  had to shift a couple letters to make it balance better, but for the most part, the design is the same as the drawing.

I could easily cut the design by hand, but I wanted to use my new Cricut cutter.  So I imported my Inkscape file into SCAL and let the Cricut do the work.  I ended up with a really neat piece of papercut word art.  What will I do with it?  Heck if I know.  Maybe I’ll bring it into work and decorate up my dungeon office.


Category: Craft, Geekery