Friday, September 21, 2012

Gallifreyan Galore

So, I recently learned how to write in Circular Gallifreyan, which, if you don't know, is a transliterated language from Doctor Who.

I've just been making some pretty things with it - quotes and drawings and such.  By the way, these were all created by hand - with a pencil, a compass, and lots of black pens and Sharpies.  No computer stuff here.
That's all.  Enjoy :)

 This one was my first ever large Gallifreyan project.  It says "The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves, that we are underlings."  It's a quote from Shakespeare's play Julius Caesar and was used in John Green's book The Fault in Our Stars.

This is another quote from a John Green book, this time from Looking for Alaska.  It says "No one can catch the motherfucking fox."

This one was made in response to soulpancake's time-lapse art video on fear.  I tried to film the creation, but, having never done so before, failed miserably.  But here's the picture.  The Gallifreyan text says "This is fear" and it's supposed to represent my fear of losing myself.  Hence the maze (which is actually solvable...that was hard), the city, and snowflake letters.

I've been working on this one for a while.  As you can see, it's the mockingjay symbol from The Hunger Games.  The Gallifreyan says "May the odds be ever in your favor."  I really liked the way it turned out, and I'm pretty proud of this one.
I'm also hoping to make a time-lapse type video of its creation.  I'll post a link if I manage it.

UPDATE: Here's the link to the YouTube video of the creation of the mockingjay!


  1. I really like the last one. It's pretty damn awesome that you did this. Maybe you can translate the Gallifreyan on his cot so we can finally learn his name :P

  2. How in the name of all sanity do you have the time or motivation to do this stuff? :P

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  4. THIS IS AMAZING! How did you learn, how do I learn!? I wanna learn! I love it.



  5. Oh my goodness. This is ridiculously awesome. Too bad my classes just started, or I would totally start learning this right now.

  6. sorry to say but if you are going by the circular Gallifreyan then you have a lot! of mistakes in this other then that this is pretty good for not using a compase.

  7. you know when you draw a line it stops once it has hit another letter and your h is incorrect


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