New, New TardisBuilders!
Started by The14thDr, May 20, 2017, 10:45 pm
Quote from: The14thDr on May 20, 2017, 10:45 pmThe Veritas - an ancient text with a rather deadly translation.
Quote from: galacticprobe on May 21, 2017, 06:12 amThe wife and I believe they've discovered the funniest joke in the world, and no one can read it and live! They laugh themselves to death! (How many remember that reference?)
Quote from: The14thDr on May 20, 2017, 10:45 pmI've done a bit of research into common book sizes (which was genuinely really quite interesting), and at a guess I'd say the Veritas is a quarto (or 4to), measuring roughly 12"x9.5", which would seem to work with the screengrabs of the creature carrying the book in its arms. Kind regards, The14thDr
Quote from: Angelus Lupus on May 21, 2017, 11:21 am...a Monty Python reference (the deadly joke, not the Veritas)
Quote from: The14thDr on May 21, 2017, 06:31 amAlso, does anyone have any ideas on what the writing may be on the scrap of paper? ...whether the props people had just used a real language (such as Latin) or if the words were all made up.
Quote from: Cardinal Hordriss on May 21, 2017, 10:39 pmWhich is odd because wouldn't the interior text of a 4to be printed in 4 blocks on each side? Like octavo is printed as 8 blocks per side?
Quote from: galacticprobe on May 22, 2017, 04:27 am.... I would have commented in that thread, but could have ended up repeating comments here. Your replica is amazing, and well done. Did you find a reference for the "text" you used? Or just screen grabs and what you were able to make out from them? (And if you just made things up as you went, are you planning another version if we can find out what the text on the actual prop is?)
Quote from: The14thDr on May 22, 2017, 05:41 amFor the text I just used a screengrab from the episode, cropped, brightened and enlarged ever so slightly to bring out more of the details. There were some areas where I couldn't quite make out what was written, so I filled in any gaps with random letters.
Quote from: The14thDr on May 22, 2017, 05:41 amIf we do manage to find out what the actual text is, I would most likely make a second version, yes.
Quote from: The14thDr on May 22, 2017, 03:14 pmHere's a closer look at one of the pages inside the book from the BBC behind-the-scenes gallery:
Quote from: galacticprobe on May 23, 2017, 06:18 amA combo - some lettering from the screen grab, and some improv where needed. Very clever! (I was wondering why the Veritas would have "Rhiannon"'s name on it! )
Quote from: galacticprobe on May 23, 2017, 06:18 amI think I already knew that deep down inside. Your replicas are very good, and I know you'll always improve on one if new info about it turns up.
Quote from: galacticprobe on May 23, 2017, 06:18 amThis one almost looks like the writing is Asian of some sort. (I'll show it to my son. He's able to read Chinese and Japanese. He would know if it's one of those two, or something else.)