Saturday, January 30, 2010


Sorry about the lack of posting lately, as some of you probably know Mass Effect 2 just came out and that has been eating all of my free time. Anyway, in between my brief respites from the game, I found this cute little kitty!

Oh I'm sorry, I mean manly kitty! Oh wait, that's kind of creepy. Anyway, I like the red fuzz that loveandsandwich used for the hair. And the little sword is attached by velcro!

This little guy is available on etsy for $200 (!). I don't know if there are any die hard Thundercats fans out there (I'm sure there are) but that seems a little steep. Anyway,I've made it through my first play through in Mass Effect 2, so a semi-regular schedule should be returning. Maybe. Stay tuned!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

George Orwell Accessories

I know 'Orwell' and 'handbags' don't usually go together, but check out these awesome clutches! They are based on George Orwell's "Animal Farm", and I know it's been a while since I've read it but I'm pretty sure there were no penguins in that book. Because if there were it would be ten thousand times more awesome. I like the whole concept though, and the clutches are really adorable! Check them out.

I love the platypus! Did you know that platypuses are awesome? The males have venomous spurs on their back flippers, and the venom is powerful enough to kill dogs. And they hunt using echolocation--the only mammals known to do so. Anyway, I think they are cool.

This little piggy is the only animal that really screams "Animal Farm" to me, but he is really cute! All of these little guys are (or were, at least) available at TsuruBride's shop on etsy. They are a little pricey for me, especially for a clutch--which I consider to be impractical--but I still love them. Especially the penguin. So cute! Maybe I need to learn how to sew leather. Anyway, stay tuned!

Friday, January 22, 2010

It's wrong on so many levels.

Alright, we all know the new Star Wars trilogy sucked, for many many reasons (and if you would like to hear most of them listed, and have an hour and a half to waste, watch these). Anyway, one of these reasons is the ridiculous rocket jets Artoo has inexplicably attached to him. And now there is a reason they are silly beyond being just an incredibly stupid idea.

Duh, it's all so simple now! Anyway, if you'd like to read the whole scientific discussion about it, just click here. I understood almost none of it, but I'm sure there are other people out there who would appreciate it.

I usually hate little nitpicky stuff like this, and articles about how Star Wars or Star Trek isn't scientifically feasible, but this has to do with my little Artoo and it reinforces my opinion about the new trilogy and so I wanted to post it here. And you really should check out the
Phantom Menace review,
it's really pretty hilarious. Stay tuned!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

That's cool, my velcro was wearing thin anyway.

In the market for some new shoes? Would you like to spend ridiculous amounts of money on them? Do you want to be a lonely nerd forever? Then look no further, Adidas has the perfect shoe for you!
Some AT-AT shoes.
I love the little Stormtrooper face in the back of this shoe! Although I'm sure you can get roughly the same effect with some sharpies...
And slave Leia shoes. I'm not sure if these are intended for men or women (I hope for women, although the shape of the shoe is pretty hideous), but they're shiny!
Some of the shoes are subtle--I like the light picture of the Death Star on the side, although I have a feeling that from the front they look ridiculous.

But then some of the shoes are not so subtle. Take this shiny shoe with pictures glued on the sides.

If you want to check out the official site with pictures of all the different shoes, click here, but be warned--there is a crazy amount of flash on that site. It might be a couple of minutes before you can actually navigate anything.

Anyway I'm kind of torn about these. On the one hand, they are Star Wars merchandise, and I'm pretty sure I've been programmed to love any Star Wars stuff ever made. On the other hand they are shoes, and I hate shoes almost as much as I hate shoe shopping. Hmm. Conundrum! Would any of you actually wear these?

Stay tuned!

Monday, January 18, 2010

It's a me!

Check out all of these little adorable crochet Nintendo characters! I know that there are a lot of these kind of things out there, but anenemyairship does a really incredible job on them. Plus there are lots of unusual characters!

Raccoon Mario.
Kirby Link--seriously, has anyone ever made a Kirby Link before? He's awesome!

A baby blooper and....Penguin Mario! He is so cute!

If you will remember, this is the same person who made this awesome giant Mario rug. She is really committed to Nintendo characters!

Many of these little guys are up on her etsy shop, but they are only available as finished projects. I wish there were patterns available, because these little guys are just too cute!

Saturday, January 16, 2010

What is going on here?

Anyone want to take a guess?

A dinosaur warning about the dangers of Jesus...
I guess this guy can arrest Jesus for cocaine possession?
And maybe this T-Rex is eating Jesus' disciples?
Alright, you know what? I don't care what's happening in that last picture, I want to live there. Or go on the submarine mission to find Jesus after he fled to a hidden Russian submarine while evading cocaine possession charges.

Wow, that was a really offensive post. Stay tuned for more! (more posts, not more offensiveness--well, not entirely. I'll try and keep it to a minimum. The dinosaurs made me do it!)

Thursday, January 14, 2010

So Say We All.

Alrighty, time for some Battlestar crafts!

These little guys are made by the same artist who did the Star Wars dolls. I think all of these are still available on etsy--it's worth it to go over there just to check out the other stuff the shop has! The ninjas are too cute. Anyway:
Starbuck and Apollo.
The whole crew--I'm not sure what Colonel Tigh is doing to Cally...he's probably just drunk and hitting on her.
Aww, little Gaius is so cute! Number Six, I think that dress is a little tight on you...

I love these little note cards. Actually I think I only like them because of the crazy octagonal paper they are on. I always wondered what the point of the octagonal paper was...

Yeah yeah, I know the whole Che Guevara thing has been done to death (even by us!) but I still think it's funny. You can check it out on etsy.
I put this last one in here because I think it is hilarious. It's supposed to be a sculpture of the Galactica, but I think it's just a piece of wood that kind of looks like a spaceship. I think it actually looks more like a Viper than the Galactica, but that's just me.

Anyway, stay tuned!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010


That's right everyone, I still love Okami. And with Okamiden coming out sometime this year for the DS there will (hopefully) be a new influx of love for this sadly under appreciated game. And hopefully that also means a new influx of crafts! (Note to self: finish Okami embroidery sometime within the next decade. I've worked on it since that picture was taken though. It's in a box around here somewhere....). But until that game comes out, enjoy some little cute Okami plushes I've found!

I found this little guy over on Flickr. The other animals made by the same person, while not video game related, are still pretty cute.

These little guys (Okami and a fox spirit) are so adorable! They actually look like little cats. But it doesn't matter because they are so cute! Available over on etsy.

I have a feeling that this little Ammy is a professionally made plush for a Capcom booth somewhere, but I haven't really been able to find that much information on it. She actually looks needle felted, but I can't be sure.

Anyway, that's it for now. I'll probably post updates about the game when it gets closer to the release date, as well as convince everyone and their mother to go buy the game when it comes out. If this game does really well, can you imagine how incredible an Okami sequel on the PS3 would look? Yeah, it's probably never going to happen. Anyway, stay tuned!

Monday, January 11, 2010

I want to go to there.

Check out this awesome office I found, designed by an architectural firm called "Because We Can". I don't know how much actual work gets done here, seeing as how there are about 5 lounge rooms to every desk as well as a fully stocked bar, but even so the concept of the thing is wonderful. Behold:

Each employee has a custom made desk. Now I know it doesn't leave a lot of room for clutter, something I am very prone to, but I would take any one of these in a heartbeat.
This is a secret room hidden behind a bookcase. Probably a lounge room of some sort.

That's right, a frakking POOL TABLE. At work.
And I guess this is a loungy area? I have a feeling that whatever these people do it isn't testing Guitar Hero, so I'm guessing this is another break space. But come on, who wouldn't want to sit and watch TV on a giant octopus?
If you want to check out the rest of the pictures just click here. The architectural firm who did this has done some other work too, but nothing this awesome. This just blows me away.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Porpoise Hork!

I think I may have found the world's best collection of cross stitch pieces. Check it out.

I totally read both of these in Mom's voice. I never thought that her...colorful exclamations could transfer well into this medium, but they fit perfectly. Plus porpoise hork is probably the funniest combination of words. Ever.

Aww, Valentine's Day alert!

And some Arrested Development, for good measure. I especially like the heart frame for the "banger in the mouth" one.

There are other great pieces on the flickr photo stream, so be sure to check them out!

Friday, January 8, 2010

This does not smell bad. At all.

Yeah, for Halloween I alternately throw on either my Hobbit cloak or Jedi robe, pick up a sword or lightsaber and call it a day. This guy, though, this guy went all out.

And guess what? You don't even need to get some schmuck to hold up the back end of this. It looks like you need to wear stilts, but still. Guess what else? The guy who made this posted complete details on how to make your own, so maybe if you start right now you might be able to finish it by Halloween 2010.

Me? I think I'll go with this instead:
That's right! I got a Tauntaun sleeping bag for Christmas! (Actually it was my birthday but they're so close it doesn't really matter. [I won't admit to this statement on my next birthday]). I guess my loving parents got all of my threatening e-mails lovingly read my blog and saw how cool it was.

Oh and, I take back all of the nasty things I said about you. Sorry 'bout that. You pulled through. Stay tuned!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

No, it's YOUR turn to empty the dark matter box.

Haven't you always wanted your own special little pet to curl up on your lap on cold winter nights? Haven't you ever wondered why your stupid cat can't finish the large dripping ham you gave them? Do you have a problem with large moose in your yard? Well don't worry any more! Check this baby out:

As an added bonus, he ever poops spaceship fuel! (Warning--said poop fuel may be extremely heavy and devastatingly smelly).

But wait! Act now and he's yours for free! You just need to be a member of Ravelry to be able to pick this little guy up and have him guard/eat your valuables and loved ones for years to come. Stay tuned for more great stuff coming up next!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Stitch Witchery! Also, pirates.

Look how cute this is!

At first I thought someone had drawn this on a piece of fabric, until Craftster user ktiounsometimesy said that she had satin stitched the whole thing. So amazing! I'm so jealous that it looks so clean. It almost looks like it was done by an embroidery machine! And duh, dinosaurs are awesome. Especially Dinosaur Comics.

Also, just because: