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Yesterday, the Dodgers lost by stranding 16 men on base.

On the bright side, I felt a small earthquake (probably one of these) from the top deck, and a Star Destroyer menaced the field during a lengthy pitching change:




The only way I want to see Los Angeles:


EDIT: Fooey, some of those earthquakes are big enough to have done structural damage locally. I shouldn't let myself enjoy the ride when someone else's house is getting cracked.
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You read a thread titled, "Do you use grammar checkers?" as "Do you use granular chickens?"

(I have distance glasses now, but the doctor insists my eyes are fine at close range. Er.)
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 I need to make an animated gif of this. Somehow.

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I usually make a cat pumpkin, as [livejournal.com profile] laebeth87 remembers!

However, this year, I made a gamer geek pumpkin.
If you have played any of the Final Fantasy games, this should look oddly familiar.

THUMBNAILS:




FULL SIZED PHOTOS )


Art reference -- FF2 Bomb concept art + bits of FFVII, FFVIII, FFX bombs from Final Fantasy Compendium's Bomb Gallery.



(Apologies to friends whom I have spammed with cross-posting)
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So I was reading about how the Philadelphia Free Library system is closing due to lack of state funding, and how this may well start happening in many cities, despite the fact that free libraries' computers are where many of the unemployed go for job hunting and info about federal assistance, and seniors go there for info about social security (much of this info only available online).

And I thought, "Well, at least we now have a president who cares about education, who may realize this is a problem and kick somebody with a view to doing something about it."
And then I thought, "Oh, I'm being unfair to W. His wife is a schoolteacher, after all!"
And then the little voice in my head said, "Yeah, but she looks like Dolores Umbridge."
And then I scolded myself for judging someone by looks, when she actually DOES care about education!
And then I went and did this anyway, because I couldn't resist:


Now, back to work...



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Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] owlmoose, I have learned that a prominent net-trend-tracking website [***] has declared 9/9/09 a "Day Without Cats on the Internet" day, in which no cat videos, photos, or lolcats are uploaded to the net.

Naturally, a counter-protest is circulating. Here is our contribution.



[***]: Oh, the irony! I just realized the website organizing the internet-wide ban on cat videos and photos is part of AOL, the company that mailed us several landfills' worth of "Free Trial!" plastic CDs over the last 15 years.

I'm glad to see they have their priorities about what constitutes "spam."
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I am back from Pennsic, attempting to slot back into dissertation, and finally healed enough from aches/pains and near-sinus-calamity to THINK.
Except dang, I really did nearly break my shin over the rocks in Rivendell Roseland. It's a beautiful, beautiful encampment down in the valley with gorgeous standing stones and paved pathways, but WTF WITH THE BIG ROCK near the firepit where people sit around being drunk and/or bardic until 3AM?!

I killed someone's ceramic drum with my fall. He was so gracious about it, but I still feel horribly guilty, like I ran over someone's pet. I must bring a weregild next year to atone.

On a COMPLETELY different topic. The following is ganked from flist. I find it painfully funny, even though I've managed to avoid MMOs. The selection-screen poses are great.



And just to reiterate, ONE MORE TIME, for old time's sake:
"There is no sex on GarouMUSH."
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I stopped by on lark and see that Sunday's edition of the Onion is a special Chinese Edition.

ETA: Aha, now I see. It's been sold to the Chinese government.
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Some of you have probably seen these videos before, but you probably haven't seen them all.

This was organized by a theater group.

The Sound of Music



The rest are organized by Improv Everywhere, a nucleus of pranksters who use email and the web to gather groups of volunteers and dispatch them on "missions".

(If you only watch one, I recommend the food court musical for hilarity and/or the very last one. Note that Jim Gray really IS a sports broadcaster for NBC.)

Frozen Grand Central Station
(their most famous prank)



No Pants on the New York Subway



Food Court Musical
(For this one they contacted the mall upper management to get permission and rig up cameras and a sound system, but none of the regular mall employees knew what was going on.)



Best Game Ever



Go to ImprovEverwhere.com for more. I also recommend "Look Up More", "High Five on Escalator" (notice how the mood of the commuters changes by the time they reach the top), "Abercrombie and Fitch" (shirtless guys), and the "Human Mirror".
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...never got a good video of the original Concrete Dance, but here's happy Samhain in the back yard. One of the top priorities on my house hunting list was an enclosed, partly-paved area for her to play in!

So, in celebration of moving in about a year ago...



Music is some random song I've never heard of, "Bang a Drum" by Selena Gomez, because I was trying to get a piece of music in the Audioswap section of YouTube (i.e. made available by the artist).

And yes, my eye is healing. SLOWLY. Still can't see much out of it, but the main thing is the infection is gone, so now it's just a matter of healing the damage.
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Mostly I just like the name, but the Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest tickles my fancy: submit an absurd poem to a "vanity contest," as a joke, then also submit it to Wergle Flomp.

I think they should give their award to the most outrageous poem that WINS a vanity contest, but anyway... cheers. I have a latent subversive streak when it comes to making too much of poetry, despite being a highfalutin' bard.

I believe I tormented Mrs. Cope (English Teacher) once by giving her a batch of haikus my Random Basho Generator had created on my old Apple ][, just to tweak her nose, because (as I expected) she immediately started interpreting the profound meanings in each haiku. I was resisting poetry analysis as a colossal waste of time, because I was suspicious that it was a process of projection.
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You have to see these animated userpics by [livejournal.com profile] ladyelleth...

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Often the Onion is too tasteless for my taste, but this news story on Al Gore amused me.

In a sad way.

Web Flotsam

Feb. 4th, 2008 11:14 pm
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I love origami, although I don't do it often enough anymore.

I just ran across a good origami website with a ton of diagrams, including how to fold the classic flog.

Froggie has always been my favorite origami model, because I received one as a gift when I was very small. It's doubly charming when it comes with a dab of Engrish.
sepdet: Samhain worshipping the veggies. Oooommm. (Okay, yes, catnip was involved.) (rockin' bambi)
YAY! I HAVE FOUND ENGRISH! VAST QUANTITIES OF ENGRISH!

For those who (sensibly) do not follow my fandom babblings, I have something fun.

I believe there's a Japanese movie DVD edition of FFX available with the original voices (yay!) plus English subtitles. It's a playthrough of the game, minus the combat.

I suspect that the copy I picked up on eBay is NOT the version released by Square-Enix, but a bootleg fansub. I hope. Because the translation is just awful. Horrible. Incomprehensible.

And FUNNY.

I give you: Final Fantasy X, the Engrish Language Version

featuring the star player of the one and only...




For the rest of the insanity, please go to my Final Fantasy X Bad Fansub gallery!

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