As I sat and contributed to the conversation in the Instructables Chatroom on the mid-afternoon of July the 25th, 2008, an idea swept across my mind: "This is really cool, that I have been brought together with people from different countries, and from all cultures, to discuss the likenesses between ourselves, whether it be hobbies, projects, and even problems. I'm thankful for Instructables' uniqueness to keep me hooked.." - Bumpus

I'm pretty sure I wasn't the only one glad to have discovered Instructables, so I voiced my Idea over to Gmjhowe. "We should organize a 'Thank You' of sorts to Instructables HQ." I said, he responded with: "That is a great idea! Lets send them like trophies!" - Bumpus

So, Bumpus and I, set out on a journey, one which would result in many new friends, some lulz, and lots of creativity! But, the journey was not without its perils, a few minor mishaps with some radioactive material, it wasn't at all cool, but was a close call indeed. - Gmjhowe

Here is how we did it -

1 - Create an off site secret meeting house (a chatroom, and a forum) give it a vague name (the three deserts)
2 - Gather troops, we basically pmed people and invited them to join/sign their souls away
3 - finalize idea, and talk a lot
4 - eat cake*
5 - move/hide/cover up hidden forum and chatroom at least three times, to avoid detection.
6 - send final items to HQ
7 - rejoice, eat more cake.*

Not all of the credit goes to me (Bumpus), but to Gmjhowe who contributed as much as I did..
Partners in Crime..

*A lie ;-) . -ll.13
Hey, I ate cake a lot when we were working on this project so it isn't totally a lie. -Sunbanks
I haven't had cake in months! Want...caaaaaake...and braaaaains.... -Cameron
Actually, the cake is a lie, this is a common misconception.
The cake is a pie? That's just confusing. Will somebody please get on with explaining this whole conspiracy? - K
The cake is a lie? Great...you tell me now, after I make the letter. -Wburg
They promised us cake...
Kiteman, the cake was a lie because it was, in fact, a pie! But, the pie is in actuality a cookie. - Splint.
And it's actually a piggy in disguise as a chimney! - Wburg
Cake starts with the letter C! - Labot

We will in each step, or two, explain how we made each of our letters.

Goodhart explains things perfectly for anybody feeling a bit left out -
'Really, for those that mention about being included, we only have so many letters, and I know for a fact that it was VERY difficult for the team to say "let's include him, him, her, not him....etc". Some things just have to be limited, and for those feeling left out, everyone has there own opportunity to say thank you in any way they wish; really. I know I am planning my own personal way as well.'

Thank you!

Step 1: I - Bumpus


Well, I started with making a cardboard mold for my capital "I", making basic measurements and converting them to cardboardinese. The tube extruding is to hold up the letter on the base, it can be removed to ship easier. I used hot glue and tape to seal the edges.

I gathered crayons to melt, sorted them into basic colors, and put them in little tin cans to set in boiling water. It was just easier to melt the crayons on a pancake fryer thing. I had to go buy more wax because I didn't have enough crayons.

The pouring of hot wax went well, except for two minor leaks, and a huge leak, and a burnt finger...

I waited overnight for the wax to solidify, and removed my solid "I" from the mold. My friend offered to make the base out of wood for me, which turned out excellent.

With making sure everyone had sent their letters on time, and to the right address, I ran out of time to send mine when needed...
But I did get it sent and all is well.
Gracias! instructables for creating a site my family can enjoy.
*Wipe tear* *sniffle* I LOVE YOU GUYS INSTRUCTABLES!!!!!!! :)
*Wipe tear* *sniffle* I LOVE YOU GUYS INSTRUCTABLES!!!!!!! :)
the cake is <strong>not</strong> a lie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1;)<br/>
I believe the cake itself is not a lie, but the promise of the cake is.
I got to the end of the game, just to find the promised cake is a lie! That just ruined my evening.
the cake is not a lie unless it says it is a pie<br />
<em>What kind of pie?<br />Apple.<br />Ooh my favourite!<br />No, Chicken, you dolt!</em><br />
chicken run?
apples with cinnamon all rolled up into a flaky crust and i am in heaven<br />
And Apple Turnover in the summer time.<br />
mmmmmm<br />
You, sir, cake or death?<br />
Scream that at people on Halloween when they come to your door saying their futile &quot;trick or treat&quot;s. Sometimes they say death. Then they work out what they said. Then you pull out a 17&quot; kitchen knife and they run off screaming.<br />
Well actually, would that not make the propect of such a thing a lie. Is there a cake or is it the figment of your imagination? Why should ckae be labeled such a thing? -Hehehe, Chris
there is a cake at the end of the game... and lots of GLaDOS eye things... and a metal claw that puts the candle on the cake out...
The DELICIOUS cake is a lie, however, the POISON cake is not.
You, sir, cake or death?<br />
This is truly amazing, great Instructable, seriously moving.
All we need now is to know how to make that pin ball.
This is beautiful guys.
my instructable tis of thee sweet thing of creativity of thee we sing website were my boredom died website where my ingenuity thrived i thanketh thee thankyou instructables i am unworthy of your awesomeness
Thanks! Hurrah!
That looks really great!! <br/><br/><sup>Too bad I was not the part of this... :-(</sup><br/>
Too bad I couldn't make a letter... I would have made a plastic batch window with a letter in it...
Really, for those that mention about being included, we only have so many letters, and I know for a fact that it was VERY difficult for the team to say "let's include him, him, her, not him....etc". Some things just have to be limited, and for those feeling left out, everyone has there own opportunity to say thank you in any way they wish; really. I know I am planning my own personal way as well.
i would have declined anyway, im a bit busy with school.............
And I would not have been able to carve a letter If i did have time.......
I was just kidding around. Although, it would be cool to be a 'part' of the community, I didn't get to sign your shirt. :( or be in this. :( most people don't even know me. *sigh.
<em>most people don't even know me. *sigh.</em><br/><br/>Well, thankfully I am not <em>most people</em> :-) <br/>
Yay! That's true.
Ok, I just didn't want hurt feelings, since this particular project had to be limited to around a certain number. <br/><br/>Hey, if you post and / or have a few instructables, you are a part of the community :-) I have noticed that, when I post an -ible, that I sometimes get a whole different group of commentators then I am accustomed to speaking with in the forums here, because some do not do much with the forums but a lot in the -ibles. Kind of like two sets of personality types are here :-) <sub>three actually, since some do both in varying degrees</sub> <br/><br/>
Thats a good little sentance, im going to add this into the title.
*blush* Thanks. Although it is hardly <em>little</em> ;-) <br/><br/>I was just glad to be able to demonstrate, if only in a minor way, my appreciation and gratitude. I bet some feel I am a bit melodramatic about my <em>other</em> statement in the Ible, but it is the honest truth. <br/>
*manly brother-like hug*
*returned* ;-) <br/>
Ah I can't believe I missed (wasn't invited to) this! But I don't mind. Really nice job. That's way cool! 5 stars and favorited.
Thanks Joe! :D
well well,
I'm not in this?<br/><br/>Only mentioned once by gmjhowe?<br/><br/>And he spelled my name <em>wrong</em>!?!?!<br/><br/>That's one reason why I hate life.<br/>
heyhey gm - firstly, i always spell word wrong, especially peoples names. secondly, i think you should be inspired to send something to HQ, i mean adrians hand appeared on the forums a few weeks ago, you could easily of decided to send something then. thirdly, the people chose, were mainly made up from friends that me and bumpus have stumbled upon on ibles. Plus, who knows who will be invited into the three deserts next...
and i flagged this and gave it .5*. but i will change the rating to 5*, and remove the flag when you remove the reference to my name........... i will still remove the flag if the most you do is use my proper name.......... I always flag any forum/ible that uses my name without my permission, and no, you wont get it, but remember im going easy on you this time..........
we mention you once in the instructable? plus, the time when we mentioned you as 'coolz' was back when you were 'coolz', or we still werent sure if you were radio. either way, your missing the point (as usual) this ible is about saying thank you to ibles. I don't care about the rating or the flag. Because at the end of the day, its all about ibles, and how much it has done for us. How about you calm down, and add your own thank you message in the comments?
hmmmm, it looks like the idea formed the day that i came back as Radioactive. maybe i might try to compete with what you guys did.........
I was radio 3 months before you guys started on this project. look at my member since thing on the bottom of my profile (sorry for the long &quot;about me&quot;, as its one of the few things i <strong>can</strong> spam these days.......) <br/><br/>It says, member since: June 25, 2008. you started in September as far as i know.<br/><br/>also, im not saying this because im jealous, if you did ask me to join, i would have been too busy......plus, i dont know how to carve<br/>

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