Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Random Thoughts

So I was just thinking about the reading I did in school, and I recalled that there was a book by… uh, someone, called 'The Cat Who Went to Heaven' that was an option for us to read in our history class if we'd finished another book before the due date.

As I recall, it was a decent enough book, about a cat who befriends an artist in some eastern country where the religion suggested that cats were bad and could never go to heaven and the artist has to paint a mural for some prince or something. I can't say anything about how accurate it was to the culture it presented since I barely remember what it was about and it was back in middle school that I read it, but there was one very significant flaw with the book that made it difficult for me to fully appreciate it (though I did in the end anyway).

This book was severely lacking in mustached journalists who went around solving mysteries with a couple of siamese cats. Talk about a total letdown...

Monday, November 19, 2012


So due to me not being able to concentrate on anything for extended periods of time (well, unless it's Legos or Pokémon) I haven't really been able to get any new posts up.

Sorry about that. In the meantime, have a Lego Pyramid Head riding an alligator.

Also: if an actual Silent Hill Lego set exists I am so totally buying it someday.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Screw Adulthood, Man!

So I haven't gotten around to taking pictures of my Halloween costume yet. I did finish it, but wearing it is a pain and there are a few things I need to fix and then I have to dress up and get my mom to help me take pictures and blah blah blah here's what else I've been up to lately.

Those of you who know me (and know me relatively well) will know that I tend to gravitate towards kids' toys to entertain myself.  Why? Because they're #@*%ing awesome, that's why. Also because we have a lot of them from when me and my three older siblings were all kids. Most of these toys are in storage, but I did make a pointed effort to find the legos and bring them home so I could build things.

Of course, I like to make sure I have them sorted first.

By which I mean I connect all the ones that are the same shape because I don't have enough different compartments to sort things into. But you get the point.

There is a slight problem, though. All the things that I want to make with legos require quite a lot more of the regular building blocks than I have on hand. So, I've decided to see just how much I can build by building a singular entity. In this case, a tower built on a 16x16 whatever-unit-you-use-to-describe-those-little-connecty-round-bumps base. I started out hoping to have the outside of the tower look like it was made completely out of the regular block shapes, but then I started running out of the regular shapes so I decided to get creative and use everything that I could possibly use to build this monstrosity. At this point I'm having to get really creative, but it's a fun challenge and my tower's really friggin' tall now so I'm really enjoying myself.

You can probably tell where I gave up on trying to make it look pretty with the regular block pieces and just started using everything I could stick on there.

So yeah, that's what I've been doing when I'm not doing inventory for the gallery or wasting time playing games on facebook. Pretty cool, huh?