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Tea with Liam - Head over Tea by SinistrosePhosphate
Tea with Liam - Head over Tea
It's time to break out the scary stories, the pumpkin spice and the tea! 
Yes, this is our Hallowe'en special edition of Tea with Liam. And this week, we're talking about "blend-it-yourself" signature teas. 

Individuality has been a really big trend in everything from apps to vacations featuring zip-lining. We want our taste to reflect in everything that we do. And when it comes to tea, some companies have you covered. There are a number of Internet-based companies that know discerning palates are tired of the same old blends that everyone could get from their local grocery store. So what they offer are "DIY" custom orders where you can pick and choose what you want in your own signature blend and they will mail it out to you. You even get to name it whatever you want. Thematic tea-making in its best form. 

And yes... there is a tea out there called "The Headless Horseman." www.adagio.com/signature_blend…

 Technical details: 
1. Words hand-written with Dr. Ph. Martin's Bombay india ink with a C-5 and C-6 handwriting nib
2. Drawn with HB mechanical pencil and shaded with 2B & 3B graphite pencils.
3. Lined with Sakura Pigma Sensei 0.4cm.
4. Strathmore 300-series Mixed Media paper 5.5"x8.5" (14x21.6cm), 90lbs (190gsm)
5. Processing: PS4. (For cropping the image and contrast.)
6. Thanks to :icondannie-29: for the inspiration. This one is going to the Masquerade ball at :iconmirai-academy:

For more "Tea With Liam": sinistrosephosphate.deviantart… or mannosephosphate.tumblr.com/
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Spring-heeled menace by SinistrosePhosphate
Spring-heeled menace
One of the very first urban legend in the world is the "Spring-heeled Jack". The first claimed sighting of Spring-heeled Jack was in 1837. Spring-heeled Jack was described by people who claimed to have seen him as having a terrifying and frightful appearance, with diabolical physiognomy, clawed hands, and eyes that "resembled red balls of fire". Many stories also mention a "Devil-like" aspect. Others said he was tall and thin, with the appearance of a gentleman. Several reports mention that he could breathe out blue and white flames and that he wore sharp metallic claws at his fingertips. At least two people claimed that he was able to speak comprehensible English. Most people saw the Spring-heeled Jack as a frightful apparition, maybe an agent of the Devil. However, there have been reports that Jack actually physically attacked people and was associated with several assaults, robberies and arson. 

It's unknown if the hunt for Spring-Heeled Jack has anything to do with the popular nursery rhyme: 
"Jack be nimble, Jack be quick, 
Jack leaps over the candle stick." 

Or, as the great American songster, Don McLean wrote: 
"Jack be nimble, Jack be quick.
Jack Flash sat on a candlestick,
'Cause fire is the devil's only friend." 

Artist Note: 
1. Completed over 2 days. Pencil and Pigma markers (ranging from 1.0 to 0.2 mm). 
2. Scanned and contrast corrected by PS4. 
3. Hilroy Studio Pro, 50 lb paper
4. Produced for :iconmadmen-asylum: and its "Longest Night" contest campaign. More information here:  The Longest Night: Five O'Clock -A New Hour BeginsThe ticking clock heralds the passing of time.
Endless, monotonous minutes creep through the hallways of the mind and the labyrinth of the soul where men are left to face himself and his irresistible compulsions. These unspoken forces drive our deepest desires and fuel our most profound fears. We are powerless in front of them, just as we are powerless in the face of the march of time.
Do you hear it?
They call for you in the midnight hour, whispering in your mind’s ears the most secret of secrets.
Do you see it?
They appear to you from the corner of your eye, beckoning you to follow them down the rabbit hole.
The clock chimes. It’s time to listen up and follow suit. Will you come seek us in the darkened rooms filled with echoes of the past? Will you dance with us under the garish mercury moon? Will take our hands and join us through the Longest Night?
Welcome to the “Longest Night” Challenges where we explore men’s deepest fea

P.S. I'm a judge! So I can't actually win this contest. But please join in. And if you like what I do... I offer a commission as a prize to the first place winner.
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Tea with Liam - Nilgiri Tea by SinistrosePhosphate
Tea with Liam - Nilgiri Tea
We continue our journey through the different tea regions of India this week. Nilgiri is a slightly less-well-known tea-producing region in India, but it shared its wonderful geography with places such as Darjeeling. The high altitude produces full-bodied tea packed with flavour. However, the socio-economical condition of Nilgiri meant that most of its tea production was exported to a place where most of the tea-appraising bodies did not have access to. It was only relatively recently that the Nilgiri region is known of high-quality tea production. In fact, in November 2006 a Nilgiri tea achieved "Top Honours" and fetched a world record price of $600 per kg in Las Vegas. It's too bad that this meant the locals would never be able to afford the tea they are growing themselves, too. 

The industry is still fraught with caste and status barriers, even to this day. 

 Technical details: 
1. Words hand-written with Dr. Ph. Martin's Bombay india ink with a C-5 and C-6 handwriting nib
2. Drawn with HB mechanical pencil and shaded with 2B & 3B graphite pencils.
3. Lined with Sakura Pigma Sensei 0.4cm.
4. Strathmore 300-series Mixed Media paper 5.5"x8.5" (14x21.6cm), 90lbs (190gsm)
5. Processing: PS4. (For cropping the image and contrast.)

For more "Tea With Liam": sinistrosephosphate.deviantart… or mannosephosphate.tumblr.com/
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The Longest Night: Five O'Clock -A New Hour Begins

Journal Entry: Wed Oct 1, 2014, 5:47 AM



The ticking clock heralds the passing of time.

Endless, monotonous minutes creep through the hallways of the mind and the labyrinth of the soul where men are left to face himself and his irresistible compulsions. These unspoken forces drive our deepest desires and fuel our most profound fears. We are powerless in front of them, just as we are powerless in the face of the march of time.

Do you hear it?
They call for you in the midnight hour, whispering in your mind’s ears the most secret of secrets.

Do you see it?
They appear to you from the corner of your eye, beckoning you to follow them down the rabbit hole.

The clock chimes. It’s time to listen up and follow suit. Will you come seek us in the darkened rooms filled with echoes of the past? Will you dance with us under the garish mercury moon? Will take our hands and join us through the Longest Night?

Welcome to the “Longest Night” Challenges where we explore men’s deepest fears and desires until he comes face to face with his most irrational and terrible fate.

I'm on fire!   Five O’clock: Pyromania :pyroglompplz: 

Fire has fascinated mankind since we first discovered its power. Pyromania is an impulse disorder which drives affected individuals to deliberately start fires. This is distinct from arson because the fires were not started for financial, personal or political gains. First recognized as a distinctive mental disease in the early 1800’s, the pyromaniac derives pleasure and euphoria from starting fires and watching it burn, and suffers from withdrawal symptoms if he is prevented from starting fires. They are often hospitalized due to accidental, but self-inflicted burns.

Notable example: Elizabeth Sedgewick, who was burned at the stake in 1787, may be one of the earliest convicted multiple fire-setter who was punished for her crimes. Her motives were stated as being an “irresistible compulsion”.

:nailbiter:Coming up: Six O'clock - Alone in a Crowd :scared: 


Star! Rules: Star!

1. You have to be a member of our group to enter the contest.
Not a member? Click "Join the Group" on our homepage Madmen-Asylum 

2. All visual media is allowed. No Lit entries, sorry.

3. Start date: 1st of October  End date: 31st of October time zone PDT

4. New entries only. Your deviation have to be submitted from 1st of October to 31st of October.

5. Add to top of your description what your work was done for our group contest. Something like this will be fine:
"This is my entry to the @madmen-asylum The Longest night Contest [link] "

6. Entry have to be your own. No line arts, no bases.
For photomanipulations: If there was used any resource (such as stock photographs or textures) they have to be credited in your descriptions.
If there are collaborations the prize will be given to just one of the participants and then they'll have to divide it.

7. All entries have to fit our group theme. Please keep in mind, we all are mad here. 

8. One winner if there were 1-15 entriesTwo winners if there were 15-30 entries, etc. The judges, however, do not count as participants. We are here to give you a form of suggestion/guidance/inspiration.

9.
 You can enter as many as you want but you can win just once.

10. Please add your entry to the new Five O'clock folder: madmen-asylum.deviantart.com/g…

Heart Prizes: Heart

The patients who have enough fortitude and mental alertness to survive to the Longest Night deserves a reward, indeed. 
The available prizes are listed below. We are still gathering prizes, however. If you feel inclined to aid us in our journey, please contact us and let us know. Those who donate prizes are still eligible to win. 

IMPORTANT! The prizes will be awarded at the end of the WHOLE night challenge, not after one hour. So please be patient with us.

UPDATE: Prize amount increased! SWEET-ness Icon 04 by Gasara

Spotlight First Prize: Spotlight
Points 500 and a commission by :iconsinistrosephosphate:  
Points 50 by :iconillydragonfly:  
one month feature on the group journal :iconmadmen-asylum:
one free commission (written or drawn) by :iconillydragonfly: 
Points 90 by :icondocali:
A short written commission by :icontheoracledragon:
A detailed black and white request by :iconblood-pleasures: 
A batch of 20 postcards (reproduction of the winning artwork) by :iconart-and-books: SWEET-ness Icon 04 by Gasara

Spotlight Second prize: Spotlight
(if we'll have more than 15 entries)
Points 300 by :iconsinistrosephosphate:  
Points 30 by :iconillydragonfly:  
one month feature on the group journal :iconmadmen-asylum:
Points 60 by :icondocali:
A short poem by :icontheoracledragon:
A simple black and white request by :iconblood-pleasures:
A batch of 10 postcards (reproduction of the winning artwork) by :iconart-and-books: SWEET-ness Icon 04 by Gasara

Spotlight Third prize: Spotlight
(if we'll have more than 30 entries)
Points 100 by :iconsinistrosephosphate:  
Points 20 by :iconillydragonfly:  
one month feature on the group journal :iconmadmen-asylum:
Points 30 by :icondocali:
A batch of 5 postcards (reproduction of the winning artwork) by :iconart-and-books: SWEET-ness Icon 04 by Gasara


I am a dummy!   Judges: I am a dummy!  

:iconitt0ryu: our kind and patient principal Dr. Lecter, always eager to make our patients feel at home.
:icondocali: our trained and caring nurse Dr. Docali, probably the only one still sane here.
:iconsinistrosephosphate:  Dr. Syn, our one-on-one counsellor and man of letters.
:iconillydragonfly:  Dr. Psychic, the forensic psychiatrist who'll check all the rules are scrupulously followed.

Our entries so far (judges' entries serve only as inspiration):
One 'o clock: Erotomania

Contest Entry: Love, love me do! by Citrus-Orange Midnight by Rexionete
Inspiration from the Judges
Fever Dream by SinistrosePhosphate Madmen-Asylum longest night-1 Erotomania by IllyDragonfly

Two o'clock: Arachnophobia
Caught by Citrus-Orange Arachnophobia by Graphite451

Inspiration from the Judges
Little Miss Muffett by SinistrosePhosphate Madmen-Asylum longest night-2 Arachnophobia by IllyDragonfly

Three o' clock: Kleptomania
The Kleptomaniac's Compulsions by Feraligatr66
Inspiration from the Judges
Madmen-Asylum longest night-3 Kleptomania by IllyDragonfly Goldilocks... by SinistrosePhosphate

Four o'clock: Ophidophobia

CE: ... something's there. by sp00ntane0us Ophidiophobia by athyn100 Embrace Her Fear by BlackAddiction Red and Yellow by Graphite451 Ophidiophobic by Feraligatr66
Inspiration from the Judges
Madmen-Asylum longest night-4 Ophidiophobia by IllyDragonfly How many doctors does it take? by SinistrosePhosphate

To our dear patients: Please consider joining us on our long march through the hills and vales of the human mind. After all, they say one man's trash is another's treasure. One man's fear may just be another's pleasure as well. And you would never know what your pleasure is until you explore the extremes of your senses. So please, come explore with us. There's always room for more. 

Syn


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SinistrosePhosphate
C. J. C.
Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
Canada
Greetings.
I am not an articulate person. But I'll try.

Yours truly was born in 1981, Taipei, Taiwan.
Moved to Canada in 1993.
During the day, he's "Dextrose Phosphate": a recently-employed resident physician trying to look sharp while learning how to save lives. At night, he becomes "Sinistrose Phosphate": an amateurish busy-body who dreams of one day getting a hang at this "art" business.

... in my humble opinion, neither one's going great, really.

Despite all that... thanks a million for visiting my little proverbial hole in the wall (of the Internet). Stay a while, have some tea, leave a comment... maybe even start a conversation.

I'm not an articulate person, but I will most definitely try.

Current Residence: Newfoundland, Canada
Favourite genre of music: Various (with exception to Rap and Country)
Operating System: Windows 7
MP3 player of choice: Windows Media Player
Shell of choice: ... Nautilus?
Wallpaper of choice: Whatever the landlord puts on the walls.
Skin of choice: My own, definitely. I'm born with it.
Personal Quote: "One apple a day... keeps me and my ilk away."
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TheQuiet1s Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Student General Artist
Hey, stranger! I saw your facts on that front page story and decided to check you out. Boy, I love scholarly people. Don't mind me, just adding a watch :) Good luck getting the hang of both of your businesses!
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AterImber Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014
:iconyellowsparklesplz: :wave: Hi there SinistrosePhosphate!! :wave: :iconyellowsparklesplz:

 :iconpurplesparklesplz: :squee: I just wanted to say thank-you SO much for adding me to your DeviantWatch!! :squee: :iconpurplesparklesplz:

 :iconletmehugyouplz: I promise I will try my best not to disappoint you with my Deviations! :iconletmehugyouplz:

:heart: Thank-you so much for your support! :heart:
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Maivory Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Commission : Lelio
Finished kind of lol enjoy so sorry *runs*
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IllyDragonfly Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014   Writer
Until now I found just these rhymes about fire, since you asked me to take a look around for this 'hour'. I like it a lot because I heard about them in a recent scary movie named The Awakening. Look for 'Ladybird, ladybird' in wikipedia

Ladybird, ladybird fly away home,

Your house is on fire and your children are gone,

All except one,

And her name is Ann,

And she hid under the baking pan.

A shorter, grimmer version is also widespread:

Ladybird, ladybird, fly away home,

Your house is on fire,

Your children shall burn!

Or like that.

Ladybug, Ladybug, fly away home

Your house is on fire and your children are gone,

All except one,

Sweet Charlotte Ann,

And she hid under the frying pan.

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daegfire Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Just realised that I'm not watching you XP always thought I was, I see all your paper cutting come up in groups So I guess I assumed I was !? Haha 
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IllyDragonfly Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014   Writer
Finally some are submitting to our contests, hurrah! :la: I knew we just had to be patient and keep going. I even persuaded a friend of mine to become a member because she liked the challenge and the group. :thumbsup:
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:iconillydragonfly:
IllyDragonfly Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014   Writer
Hi! :D
The next 'hour' will start soon, it's alright if you'll post the journal for Five O' clock?
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Amelie-the-Fox Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014   Traditional Artist
皇兄幫幫我啊。。。!
可不可以替我翻譯《夷平六合 ·  虎視天下》這個畫題啊。。。秦始皇畫好了。。。TTwTT
我會報答你的~!O3O
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JohnnyandMe Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Hobbyist
I got a question. Is believing that snakes are in the toilet or pipes and are trying to bite me when I use the restroom cause I used to believe that when I was a kid? And you know my history so was I delusional even as a kid?
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vw1956 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank You very much for the :star: on angel2 by vw1956 :airborne:
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