The Creations Of Jennifer Diane Reitz


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This is where I work in our house in Olympia, Wa. The walls of my room are surfaced with IKEA shelves, filled with anime and manga toys and collectibles.

You can see my monitor and my digital pad, my computer is under all of that by the footstool. It's an Alienware Area 52...I really like Alienware, and I have never been disappointed by their computers.

This is me, August 16th 2005, age 45.

I think this is the best picture taken of me in recent years, maybe even to date at all. The reason I feel this way is that when I see this picture, I see my own personality in it. This speaks to me of who I am to me. That's pretty rare. I hate to have my photograph taken.

I do not think I am overly photogenic, or overly attractive for that matter, so if any picture turns out even moderately tolerable, I am very happy.

I only wish that I had washed my hair was a hot day and my hair was all sweaty. I have terrible hair, really thin and delicate, it loves to get split ends and generally is useless. It has no body, and I have kind of resigned myself to a crappy pageboy cut. I am having a bad hair life.


Check these out! I made my own Pikmin models, because I couldn't find any. The material is plastic clay, with coathanger wire legs on the Red Onion Ship, and a cardboard base for the Red Pikmin. They are both actual size, as based on the Pikmin manual, and a promotional book that shows their scale relative to the Gamecube.

It was kind of hard making the little Red Pikmin - they are only three fourths of an inch high, you know.


I made this metal and crystal model of my vision of H.G. Wells Time Machine back in college, over 25 years ago. The levers still work. The saddle is upholstered in real leather, as is the deck of the machine. The main metal is brass.

It's not very good, really, but I still like it, and just kind of wanted to let you see it. Be nice, I was only 19 when I made it, OK?


Speaking of Wells, I also really like the original story of War Of The Worlds, too. So, I made my vision of the Martian Tripod War Machine, and one of the Martians. Again, the material is plastic clay and wire and cardboard, with the addition of lichen for the Red Weed.

I made my model as accurate as possible to the exact description in the book itself. I have never been satisfied with versions based on the whim of some designer or the needs of some budget. I wanted a model that, in shape and construction at least, was consistant with the writings -and sketches- of H.G. Wells himself.

I took two liberties, in all honesty....the machine is supposed to be made of aluminum, and shiny, but I couldn't do that. So I painted it white. I added the sporty blue stripes as my one touch of personalization. Otherwise, though, in structure, I remained as true as I possibly could. Read the book and see for yourself!


This is my interpretation of Uni and KayWai from my own Unicorn Jelly. Plastic clay again. Isn't plastic clay just the most wonderful stuff?

Overall I am reasonably happy how these figures turned out, but I am dissatisfied with KayWai's mouth.  It's OK, but, I don't know. Maybe I am just never satisfied with my own work.


What is this? It's Latrotabuli, the chess of the Human Occupied Triumviral Empire Of The Pastellian Cosmos. It is related to the earthly Latrunculi played by the Roman Empire of Earth in the cosmos of Mundis, but has more depth.

It will be introduced in Pastel Defender Heliotrope when I finally get to the chapter that details the Great War.

And of course, I will give you the rules, and the history of it, so that you can play it yourself. That's the deal; one new universe, one new chesslike game.  You can count on me for that.

I made this board from Roman tile, wood frame material, grout, glue, nails, and varnish. The pieces are opaque Roman glass, identical to the playing pieces used in the original Latrunculi game of Rome.



I do like time machines, I guess. This is the TARDIS, of course, from Dr. Who. I made this back in 1984, the construction materials are balsa wood, fine mesh screen, one LED, glue, paint, and a doll house brass door handle.  I carved it using an Exacto blade and other tools. The police box signs were hand lettered using a fine brush.

This is more impressive when you realize the model is only two and a half inches high. Look at the LED on top for size comparison.


This is the Sojourn Quintessence, a medium bulk freetrader starship registered out of Pentolamerkan. I made this in 1983, for a tabletop RPG campaign I never got to run. Alas.

Still, this is my vision of a starship. It is atmospheric, and can land. It uses antigravitics and monodirectional force for basic propulsion, and a point-to-point style warpdrive. The yellow structure is a lifepod, which is also used as a bedroom. It can serve a crew of up to ten. The giant side hatch is one of the cargo bays. Plastic clay.


This Taasen Board, from Unicorn Jelly, was made by Martin Lepisto and is an exquisite work of art. It replicates the boards made by Wai-Wai Ngo, the toymaker of Ponsbury-On-The-Mere quite wonderfully.

Here the pieces are all arranged for a brand new game.

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