Monday, April 25, 2011

SO I've been running old MST's on VHS all day, and I was reminded of one of my favorite commercials of all time, the late 90's commercial for a PS1 game called Bushido Blade. Fifteen years later and it still makes me laugh :)

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Pro Golfer on Commercial: Have you had joint pain? Because if you have, I've been in your shoes.
Duamuteffe: Is that what causes it?
Owlvark: #pointing at screen# I knew it! You bastard!
Duamuteffe: #giggling#
Owlvark: Those damned pro golfers, always in my shoes. There ought to be some kind of spray.


3500 books, eh?

Challenge Accepted.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

So, I've still got a lot of work to do on the props for the next Half-Life shoot; I have one mostly finished headcrab, and a lot more things to build. The weather hasn't been cooperating enough for me to finish, though; I work outside, and there are more days than not in the past fortnight where I've come home cold and soaked and not in the mood to do anything but shower and drink tea. Still, I'll have a lot of time on my hands next week when the Owlvark is on his business trip where I might get something built. I really want to finish stripping the table we got from the thrift store, too, but the weather has to cooperate for that as well. I'm still considering whether we can fit it in for immediate use somewhere, since it is a very lovely table, but I keep casting around and not finding anywhere I can wedge another piece. (It's disassembled and shoved in behind a desk at the moment. Gods, we're ready for a house.)

In other news, I bought a Kindle. I am absurdly pleased by this. I will never give up my love of owning actual books (just look in the middle room; there's 800+ in there- and I wonder why I have space problems...) but it's really exciting to think that for once I could travel and take along enough books to last the trip. Not to mention the ability to have books long out of print available for pennies rather than the handfuls of money owning physical copies entails.

Penny Arcade has a "Keep Calm and Respawn" t-shirt. I think the Owlvark must have this.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Duamuteffe: Oh. My. God.
Owlvark: What?
Duamuteffe: They have Clark Asthon Smith available for the Kindle. Along with all his contemporaries- you know, Lovecraft, Howard, et cetera. And then there's Arthur Machen, Ambrose Bierce, F. Marion Crawford, Algernon Blackwood...Oh man, this is awesome.
Owlvark: Free?
Duamuteffe: Cheap. Like, twelve stories for two dollars cheap.
Owlvark: That seems reasonable.
Duamuteffe: For stuff that spends more time out of print than in? That is ludicrously good.
Owlvark: You could buy a lot of stories with your pocket money.
Duamuteffe: Already thought of that. Excuse me while I go mad with power. #maniacal laughter#

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Funny Pictures - Jump Roping Horse Gif
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(obligatory "Look at my horse, my horse is amazing..." comment here)

Yes, it's for real- that's a modified capriole, and in its unmodified state it's one of what is generally referred to as "airs above the ground." When done by masters of classical dressage, they're not "tricks" but incredible expressions of power and skill by both horse and rider, but still, if you and your horse can get there at all in a safe manner, it's still impressive as hell. I had always planned to at least teach a horse to do a couple of them, but Cam was far too fond of getting into the air when he was upset for me to want to encourage him any more. The next horse, maybe.

Random DEVO reference

funny pictures - Whip it
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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

#while watching the Mythbusters wrangle equipment to recreate an explosion from "The Bourne Supremacy"#

Owlvark: So, if Jason Bourne really wanted that house to blow up he'd have to get some fans and hose together.
Duamuteffe: I'm sure Matt Damon could find enough of each to do whatever he wanted.
Owlvark: ...That's a little American joke there, isn't it?

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Monday, April 11, 2011

Two-Sentence Movie Reviews


For once, I am at a complete loss for a coherent summation, because there is nothing coherent about this film, and yet it was not in any way a waste of time. Imagine combining a script for a fluffy student vacation film with a script for a standard haunted house movie, then re-writing, filming, and doing the effects while baked completely out of your mind on psychotropic drugs- and I mean *really* out of your mind, like "Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas" this-is-bat-country out there- and then, when you come down and see the finished print, just saying "What the hell" and releasing it anyway.


It amuses me that out of all the shots we took on Saturday, the one that gets the most attention is a candid shot of him petting a cat. I snapped it more or less on reflex, because I thought it would be cute, but I didn't realize it would get more attention than the posed shots we did.

Saturday, April 09, 2011

Two-Sentence Movie Reviews

Ferocious Planet

I can think of several alternate and far more accurate titles for this film, all gained just by changing the descriptor- Crappy Planet, Completely Inappropriate Music Planet, Bad CG Planet, Whiny Planet, Lame Planet, Dull Planet, Unlikely Planet- the list goes on and on. "Z-Grade" is giving this "film" far more dignity than it deserves.


New HL shoot today; four pics up on my Deviant page. Despite it not being exactly the shoot I'd planned, due to scheduling issues, we got some amazing shots and it was a lot of fun.

Friday, April 08, 2011

Hey, someone did one about me! ^_^

memes - Challenge Accepted: Grocery Edition
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So yeah, mostly images this week, not a lot of content. I've been busy at work, with the new peoples, and the weather sort of shut out most of my interest in doing projects. Should be back up to normal blogging strength soon.

funny celebrity pictures - Cinema Nutrition: Iron Man
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Thursday, April 07, 2011

funny facebook fails - Dr. Mix-A-Lot, PhD
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Friday, April 01, 2011

I still want "Hell Gate Dragon King" on my business cards :)