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  • Two Not enough to slow things down, but enough to look pretty and make the freezing weather a little more bearable.
  • Cut out and pieced the scholar's robe that I've been threatening to make D. for some years now. This is technically an update for the past 2 weeks as it took one weekend to draft and one to cut out/piece back together.
    some background/geeking - this got rather long )

    To give you some idea of the size, this is just the back, and not laid out flat either:

    D.'s scholar's robe-to-be taking up my workroom floor )

  • Go the F**k to Sleep, Avengers version is the funniest thing I've read all day. Here's Samuel L. Jackson reading the original [YouTube, starts about 1 min in, NSFW] if it helps you imagine Nick Fury reading it.

  • Lesson learned from brief illness earlier in the week - sometimes it's better to just give in and be sick, hydrate and rest than try to power it out. Yes, I know, this shouldn't be a revelation, but it is.

  • Weekend: getting rid of clutter and getting a proper lamp and something to put a suitcase on for the guest room.

anotheranon: (avengers)
Short short:

Thorin Dreamboatshield: An Unexpected Hotness Of Dwarves - possibly the funniest review of The Hobbit I've read. Courtesy [ profile] wendyzski.

Make your own trophy werewolf head. Like you do. Plenty of time 'til Halloween. Hat tip [ profile] danabren.

For some reason I find my icon endlessly amusing. Made by [ profile] flyingsideways.

Rococopunk is not only sillier than Steampunk, it’s also more punk - and wasn't it also called New Romantic 30 years ago (the book in the latter link is excellent, BTW, another of my Christmas haul)?
anotheranon: (humor)
Via [ profile] vvalkyri, this rivals the New Zealand airline safety video for Most Attention Getting Instructional Video of the year:

doG knows how they got Patrick Stewart for the voiceover.
anotheranon: (neat)
Saturday. D. and I went to see Epic Win Burlesque, a show of, by, and for sci fi/comic book/pop culture geeks.

I'd heard of these guys, or something like them, but didn't know they were going to be in town until [ profile] nminusone mentioned it on his Facebook feed. I'd enjoyed the burlesque I saw with C. in Las Vegas and thought D. would at least enjoy the nerdy angle, so I got tix and we met up with [ profile] nminusone and [ profile] geekchick at the venue.

Oh, it was AWESOME! Just the right blend of silly and sexy. They did only a sampling of their repertoire but they've covered almost every major fandom I can think of and encourage the audience to post their videos and photos, so there's a lot more on YouTube, etc. Both men and women perform, though IMHO on this particular evening the women were hotter [YouTube]. ObCostume: evidently at least some of the performers make their own, and go to a great deal of effort on them as well.

Perhaps the funniest part of the evening was when it dawned on us that "KittenBot" was doing her act to the "Fruity Oaty Bar" song from Serenity [YouTube].

So if these guys come your way, go out and show some support, 'cos there's not enough of it in the world. We'd definitely go again!

P.S. Obviously none of the links are work safe. Wouldn't want y'all getting in trouble at work :P
anotheranon: (neat)

  • The most insidious earworm EVER [YouTube]; I share in an effort to exorcise. Lyrics NSFW unless sweary sing-alongs are in your job description. The video is deceptively clean. Courtesy D., who I thank (?) for demonstrating that there's something sticker than old Bon Jovi tunes.

  • Joan of Arc on Stil P1, Swedish radio - probably only [ profile] tommdroid and [ profile] sealwhiskers can appreciate it, but I must include the link because the English site where I found it says the show is about juicy, seemingly disparate subjects like "'short hair and men’s clothes' on women throughout fashion history, the power and danger of dressing against the norm, historical re-creations of clothing from the Middle Ages in Sweden, jewelry as armor, and super hero costumes." Someone let me know if it's as good as advertised.

  • Anarchists of Style: Ann Nzinga, Queen of N’Dongo (1582-1663) - she kicked the Portuguese out of her country with women warriors, and looked GOOD doing it, in men's baroque clothing. Historical kickass woman, but I can't find much else about her on the web!

  • Eartha Kitt: A Catwoman....or THE Catwoman? FWIW I thought Anne Hathaway was a good choice for Nolan's more realistic, understated Bat-verse, but Kitt made the role her own in the campy 1960s version. This article is actually less about Kitt's acting and more about her anti-war, anti-apartheid sentiments. Another kickass woman, in another way.

  • Secrets of Geek Mating Rituals - sweet memories of how D. and I got together :)
anotheranon: (busy)
'Cos medicating 2 angry cats plus my normal routine makes it impossible to post more:

What can cat videos do for your business? [YouTube], hat tip [ profile] vvalkyri.

DJ CatScratch is in the house, yo, courtesy [ profile] geekchick, who clearly knows what the crazy cat ladies on my holiday list need this year.

More of substance later, I swear, after I visit fencing clubs new location and finish all this laundry. Really.
anotheranon: (nankitty)
Paging Captain Subtext - you are needed on the white courtesy phone.
anotheranon: (strangelytroublesome)
Why being into cats is essentially the same as being into psychotic tweakers. Though the author starts from a faulty premise (cats are not like humans - they are better, and know it), this is screamingly funny. The illustrations make it. Courtesy [ profile] geekchick

Black Blood of the Earth self-described "weapons grade coffee". Probably too dangerous for everyday but for my next con/symposium I've gotta get me some of this! Hat tip [ profile] nminusone, who probably understands the distillation process.
anotheranon: (neat)
Gay men on one side, straight on the other, all eager to hash out the rules of gender, what it really means to be “masculine” or “feminine,” and the roles that these words play in our lives and style in 2011. Ranges far beyond a discussion of gender in fashion, the video is about 12 minutes (why I don't link to it directly) and illuminating for me. From Stylelikeu, source of all kinds of fashion inspiration.

Fashion-able: Hacktivism and engaged fashion design - I'm late to the party because von Busch published his thesis (PDF) back in 2009, and while I've not had time to read all of it yet I love the ideas he's playing with - designer as facilitator of DIY, fashion as a collaborative process instead of dictated from on high, and how DIY relates to hacking, fan fiction, etc. Courtesy Outsapop Trashion, fine purveyor of all manner of DIY tutorials and ideas.

Ending with a silly - does anyone else remember the Brady Bunch parody movies that came out ~10 years ago? If not, they are delightfully wrong entertainment if you're familiar with the TV show:
anotheranon: (costume)
The sleeves are on:

snipitude )

Even with interlining, the deep cuff is floppy and tends to roll down. I'm uncertain whether I want to tack it in place or leave it as is - the latter might lend extra flappiness if I ever perform the hand-waving Jack Sparrow Run:

Next: finish the insides, hem, and addition of 28 pewter buttons.
anotheranon: (writing)
anotheranon: (Default)
First 4 courtesy D., who is fantastic at enabling my costume nrrd:

  • Femme de Lascaux: costume, art, and other oddities. Some morbid, some NSFW, all fabulous. Favorite so far: I am no bro.

  • Morbid Fashion - what it says on the tin: gothicky fashion both high and low.

  • Ornamented Being - currently on a mad tiara jag. Go for the shiny!

  • Costume and Construction - the creator seems to have started with her wedding dress and gone from there. Lots of Regency, which is great timing as I'm seeking inspiration for accessorizing my own.

Found my own self:
anotheranon: (writing)
Don't tell me you haven't thought about it. Hat tip [ profile] idragosani for saying what we were all thinking:

[Poll #1747748]

Show your reasoning in the comments.
anotheranon: (humor)
In a season where many are pressured to make everything perfect, I offer some holiday(ish) weirdness:

Frozen Dead Guy days in Nederland, CO - [ profile] jlsjlsjls notes that due to typos, freezing can lead to "immorality", so there's that.

I can't see me loving nobody but you, for all my life [YouTube] - odd duet from the folks who brought you their frozen bass player back in '89.

Techno contra! Via [ profile] vvalkyri

Christmas Dalek.

Soviet-era Christmas cards, complete with rockets.

Here begin the deeds of Rudolf, the tundra-wanderer.

The 12 Days of Geekmas.

Foxtrot LOTR/Christmas comic.

Last minute geek gifts, but mostly Hi ho Fluffy, away!.

Will be away from my computer tomorrow - 1/1. Leave links to your own holiday weirdness in the comments if you're so inclined.
anotheranon: (fasthardfandom)
I'm enjoying True Blood more than I ought.

I've only read a couple of the books and last season didn't quite "grab" me, but this season scratches the same "silly-sexy-gory-scary-ohmygodtheydidn't" itch that Lexx used to. It's camp and horror but not quite either, perhaps because it's so firmly planted in the real world (let's face it, if vampires did exist, there would totally be ads like this cluttering up our screen margins. The viral marketing for this show has been fantastic).

For example, the King of Mississippi manages to be both menacing and hilarious during his scene-stealing speechifying (how does a 3,000 year old vampire have a Cajun accent? Who knows? Who cares?):

I know some of y'all watch ;) Please share your criticisms, witticisms, fan art/fic/whatever, more aca-fannery in the comments, 'cos I'm sure I'm missing something.


Jun. 19th, 2010 03:33 pm
anotheranon: (humor)
Funny images from 'round and about

snipped so they won't eat your Friends page )
anotheranon: (Default)
A tiny cabinet, but I didn't want these to get lost:

Catios. Given abundant free time/$ I would likely do something like this for my princesses. But I'd never subject them to the indignity of a cat stroller.

Glut: Mastering Information Through the Ages - a history of how people organized and retrieved information before the internet. Gotta love that the author expanded the bibliography for his website.

Extremely late to the table, but writers! There's still time to enter if you're so inclined. Hint: it involves a unipegakitten, a clown sweater, and an orc.

Celebrity Gossip, Academic Style - an ongoing explanation of how and why the celebs on the front of tabloids got there and why so many people give a damn.
anotheranon: (Default)
  • 09:19 RT @MargoEve: One does not simply walk into Mordor, there's an app for that. #appft #
  • 11:44 RT @FashionHistoria: The Fashion Culturist: Brief Course of Events CSA National Symposium 2010 #csa10 @costumesociety #
  • 19:34 Coupling UK's "Scary Jeff" + Terry Pratchett = very, very promising: #
  • 23:00 @daudi_g - He DOES play Moist! #
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The Keep Calm O Matic rivals Photofunia for silly icon creation.

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