Caturday :: Dissertation Honey

Saturday, August 30, 2014

As we all know, Saturday is Caturday. I went into work the morning to do some training in our Network Operations Center, and after that came home to get some writing done on the dissertation. But apparently I don't need my notes, or the book I was taking notes on…

Kitties know best, I suppose. I guess I'll just watch some college football instead.

Fave Friday

Friday, August 29, 2014

Charlie and I hit up South Congress last week and stumbled upon these amazing dino-succulent-planters:

I didn't get one and kind of regret it now. But seeing the other colors and options… I'm seriously debating the wholesale lot and putting them all over my apartment…

I stumbled upon this cowl on Pinterest and was quickly intrigued by the odd construction and striking design:

Apparently this is from one of the Hunger Games movies. The extent of my Hunger Games knowledge is that it's a thing that exists, kind of like Harry Potter. (Just not my scene, y'all, sorry.) But dang it all if I don't like that cowl. I definitely have some yarn that could be turned into this.

I saw these earrings and love their vibe:

Though it's nowhere near and dear to my heart as this necklace:

I am enamored by this corner shelf.

And really, all the other shelves by The807 on Etsy.

While I'm being a catlady, this Kiki's Delivery Service cross stitch pattern is the cutest:

Jack Kirby Day

Thursday, August 28, 2014

I saw a rather distressing photo today of what Doctor Doom is join got look like in the new Fantastic Four film coming out this year. Rather than dwell on how horrible that film is going to be, I think it's time to celebrate one of the most iconic Fantastic Four artists of all time: Jack Kirby.

His art shaped the look of both Marvel and DC properties in ways no other artist ever has or will. The way we think of great heroes like Captain America, the New Gods, Black Panther, the Fantastic Four, Thor, the Avengers, Superman, Kamandi, and so many more, are all because of him. Yet his contributions go mostly unsung, with the exception of collectors and obsessed comic book nerds.

To celebrate Jack Kirby, I've cobbled together some of his art from my favorite Jack Kirby panels and covers from various properties he's had a hand in over time. I'm sure my boyfriend Charlie will have something more meaningful over on his blog, but in the meantime…

New Doctor Who Eaglemoss Round-up

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

It's been a while since I checked in with the most recent additions to my Doctor Who Eaglemoss collection. There have been some really beautiful figures added to the series, in particular some baddies from Classic Who and New Who.

I know I've stressed this before, but the figures are scaled, not just built from the same mold. They are also hand painted, so the detail is amazing.

Here are some close-up shots:

Zygon from "The Day of the Doctor"
Omega from "The Three Doctors"
Judoon from "Smith & Jones"
Sycorax from "The Christmas Invasion"

Even though "The Christmas Invasion" is a pretty dumb story and the Sycorax are also kind of dumb, the figure is probably my favorite so far. The detail is amazing and it really has a gorgeous presentation. The Judoon is my newest addition and the realism (you know what I mean) is astounding.

I honestly feel that if you want to collect Doctor Who items that are more adult and have some prestige, these Eaglemoss figures are the way to go. They are really statement pieces.

If you don't have a comic book shop nearby that carries these figures, click on the captions above and check out listings on Amazon.

Music Monday :: Depeche Mode, Policy of Truth

Monday, August 25, 2014

Charlie and I have a big 80s mix we put together on Spotify. This one is always a favorite when it pop ups. Great riff. Sure, it's repetitive, but it's still damn catchy. And you never get tired of it.

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