AHA! Caught you unawares, Tumblights.
This is what I’ve just done just now. Like, a few minutes ago. I realised my old i-of-phone case, was getting grotty. Also, the glass back-panel broke.
I reflected that I could perhaps spruce up mine i-of-phone for the sake of the New Year and whatnot. What I could have done was buy some run-of-the-mill decal from one of the cheap shops here in China, or from the INTERNET. But…that’s not eccentric enough.
AND SO, BEHOLD: The Cockatrice, a legendary beast related somewhat to the Basilisk, being half-Chicken, half-Snake, and all altitude. I’m sorry, I meant attitude. No, I was right the first time. I found the little bugger hiding in my suitcase some weeks ago, and half only managed to capture him by dint of supreme effort.
(By “Capture” I of course mean I made a watercolour picture of one and glued it to the new, clear-glass back panel, but IT STILL COUNTS DAMMIT)
The intent behind this is to serve as a self-reminder. The Cockatrice famously had the ability to turn people into stone; so too do our gadgets. So I’m reminding myself not to be turned into stone. Somehow.
It’s terribly ugly. I love it. This must be a what parenting feels like.
(Warning: I might be persuaded to do similar things to other people’s phones for money. My door is always open…)