At some point I might have promised not to do ring posts again. I LIED. Going back to my raven/shiny objects analogy, I prefer bright, odd, and more costume-esque jewelry. I like hunting through secondhand stores for a piece of treasure (and renaissance festivals are my bane). The Internet is another source for ornaments I want and can’t afford. Here are a few:
I had an entire post on Lego fads and how I couldn’t understand why people go to lengths for toy fashion. I guess it’s like the Rule 34 of design (if it exists someone has tried to make it wearable). Here is something Lego-related that I do approve of:
This is from Totally Geek.
Being the science geek that I am, I would kill for one of these (especially if it comes in Beryllium):
Linked from The Toy Zone‘s article on geeky wedding rings. From that same article there were a handful of USB rings and this:
And as an aside, I like shiny necklaces, too. Please, please, please:
A la EPBOT from their article on Geek Chic Bling.
The topic I’ve been working on is just not going to get finished. Not while I’m getting distracted by Soul Eater that is. I can’t believe I did not discover this sooner, although I haven’t been into anime since college.
I highly recommend the show if you like action anime. It is a really good dark comedy. It’s kinda cute, but at the same time it balances out with a portion of the drama llama. I like that the monsters are very creative and the show doesn’t rely heavily on blood and gore (although there’s a little of that). And I like most of the characters.
The choice of names is bizarre, though. I wish they had picked something better than “Death the Kid” for the Grim Reaper’s son, but I guess it works. Many of the villains are named things like (spoilers? kinda?) Rasputin and Jack the Ripper, but depicted as, you know, monsters.
Best character though? Dr. Franken Stein. Sounds like he should be one of the villains, right? No. He’s just crazy. Hobbies include: smoking, dissecting people, analyzing souls, mentally f*cking with people, and seeing how far he can go in his rolling desk chair without having to get up. He’s also apparently one of the best fighters on the show. Like that guy… from Naruto… who did that thing. (I don’t know. It’s been forever since I watched that stupid show.) Uhh… So. Here are some pictures:
(Yes. He has a giant screw in his head.)
And a superfluous half naked shot. He apparently gets as much sun as I do.
If I could *be* anyone in the series, it would totally be Blair the Cat-Witch. (Pumpkin Pumpkin!)
I had some fun videos and pictures from last week’s ordeal, but the tiny camera is giving me guff. I might have broked it. Don’t tell Mom. Now that I’m back to freedom I have immediately returned to my regular regimen of video games. I realized I still haven’t gotten the full 100% on FFX-2! That’s gotta be remedied. So of course I spent 4 &1/2 hours this morning glued to the T.V. waiting to get through the “concert” scene. It get all verklempt!
I need to get away from the video games. They may be part of the reason I’m on a gloomy island of solitude. That and no car. For all those lonely gamers out there, I dedicate this summer post to you:
That gif should be usable in all manner of situations. I can see it popping up as you are ushered out of the building where you are being fired. Mayhaps your ex-wife or ex-husband could use a visual exercise. We’ll work on the medium, but I think this could work.
When I said I have new shoes yesterday, I meant I personally have new shoes and not just new shoe links to bore you with. It’s a totally different kind of boredom! Okay, look: I’m not home yet and can’t get to my pre-saved links so you’re going to have to deal with my shopping stories for now.
So I have new shoes, yay! ‘What kind?’ you may ask. Converse. I have had a pair of Converse for several years, but they are brown and starting to show their age. They are made of tough leather, though, and have stood the test of time. I’m hoping to get as much use out of the new ones, but these are made of canvas. I don’t care. I just couldn’t resist them!
They look like Space Shoes! And since I got them at Marshall’s they were cheap. (Okay, so my *Mom* got them at Marshall’s since I’m broke. Thanks Mom for the early birthday gift.) The weird thing is, this image is from Shoebacca (awesome name for a shoe site), not the main Converse site. I couldn’t find them anywhere there. Apparently Converse rotates their styles so this isn’t that “cool” anymore which explains the price tag. I still think they’re awesome.
I have returned from my elongated vacation with more ideas, more creative energy, and more shoes. Unfortunately, I still don’t have the ability to destroy my new town, much less the Tri-State Area. After seeing hours of Phineas and Ferb I at least know what not to do.
If you watch daytime cartoons in the summer you may notice that the Disney channel thinks Phineas and Ferb is the bees knees. I have come across several marathon runnings of this show. (Seriously: I turned on the T.V. this morning wondering if it would be on and low & behold!…) The weird thing is that once I start an episode I can’t help but finish it. Even if I’ve seen it before I like to check if I’ve missed a secret (or not so secret) adult joke.
This isn’t so much a kids’ show as an adult cartoon well-disguised. It isn’t crude, though, like Spongebob and brilliantly works as healthy kid cartoon material by giving out the lessons of working together (even if you are an ambiguously gay bully), getting outside (instead of watching T.V. like you’re doing right now), and being creative (rocket science isn’t that hard).
For me, the biggest attraction is Dr. Heinz Doofenshmirtz. Not just because he’s the evil, attempting-to-be-genius mastermind, but because he represents the sad, lonely failure in all of us. I want to be his friend and tell him it’s alright. Is that weird?
Now for the media I like to tack on: The show is always fun and random, especially when it comes to Ferb. (What *is* that short for?) And, of course, there’s a flood of P&F fan art over on DeviantArt. (I apologize. You don’t have to go there.) I ~definitely~ recommend (as a fan of this kind of crap) the Hipster Phineas and Ferb tumblr. Here’s one of my favorites:
General funny moments:
And if you are just a fan of Doofenshmirtz:
Extra fun fact: Richard O’Brien (of Rocky Horror) plays the voice of the Dad.
I just have a link today for my last day of art week. I wanted to share Underneath It All. I can’t really post this image on my blog because it’s freakin’ huge, plus the idea is to be able to flip it around on the site.
I hope y’all don’t have the same loading problems I did, but the piece wasn’t loading correctly at first for me. My resolution was to take the un-flipped image which is here and when I flipped it upside down on the main page, it worked, but required some reloading (it’s the same link as the first one).
It’s 8-bit art of awesome.