Scary Stories: A Documentary

Posted in Books, film, horror with tags , , on April 6, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

As a child, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark was one of my all time favorite books (thank you, Stephen Gammell, for the incredible illustration!).

Now, an Indiegogo campaign is raising money for a documentary about the history and controversies surrounding these urban legends. I, for one, would be very excited to see that.

Support the project HERE.

Happy Easter

Posted in absurd, art, easter, ephemera, photography, vintage with tags , , , , , on April 5, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

Wishing a very Happy Easter to those who celebrate it!

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Easter-Greetings

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Image Odyssey: Galaxy Easter Eggs

Posted in craft, easter, image odyssey, space with tags , , , on April 4, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

I’m not dyeing any Easter Eggs myself. But if I were, I’d like to take a crack (no pun intended) at galaxy eggs.

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Perhaps next year I’ll find a tutorial and whip some of these up.
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Bonus solar system:
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Are you dyeing eggs? Any special designs?

Tenth Doctor Collectible Action Figure

Posted in geek, sci-fi, toys, TV with tags , , , on April 3, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

I very rarely post action figures here, but this one is worth pointing out.

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Here is the dialogue that ensued when my best friend showed me the link to this product:

Ron: Does that thing not capture all the misery of the latter era Tenth Doctor? I want to give up just looking at it.

Dana: Tenth Doctor figure with EXISTENTIAL CRISIS ACTION!

Ron: He should be able to talk, and say really sad things, like “I’m sorry. I’m so, so sorry,” and “I don’t want to go,” or “I may not die, but it feels like dying.” It should also come with a device that makes it rain on him.

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Is this not the most internally conflicted action figure you’ve ever laid eyes on?
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Here are six different angles of pain.
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David Tennant as the Tenth Doctor was unequivocally my favorite in the series. Glad they’re capturing his tortured charisma in collectible figures.

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Alexey Kashpersky

Posted in anatomy, art with tags , on April 2, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

Alexey Kashpersky creates hyper-realistic 3D cadaver images using ZBrush, and the detail is extraordinary.

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Alexey has an impressive background. Earning a Master of Visual and Decorative and Applied Arts while in the Ukraine, he went on to create a large volume of 3D work for the television and print industries. Later on he settled down to specialize in scientific visualization.

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How incredible is the texture he achieves?
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Isobelle Ouzman

Posted in Books, craft, paper, sculpture with tags , , , on April 1, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

Isobelle Ouzman’s altered books are spectacular three dimensional creations that breathe new life into discarded volumes. Light seems to shine from within them, and draw us down a path inside the pages.

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She states:
Every book that I alter was found by a dumpster in Seattle, a recycling bin, a thrift store, or was given to me by someone who no longer wants it. Rather than have these discarded books sit out in the rain or in some store to gather dust, I’m striving to make good use of them. I love books very much and would never carve into one that was valuable. I just want to give them a new life and a second chance to mean something again.

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As to how I make these – glue, an x-acto knife, Micron pens, watercolors and lots of love.
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Her illustrations are equally magnificent, so check those out too.
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The Blue Ringed Octopus

Posted in nature, photography, sea with tags , , on March 31, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

Real Monstrosities recently had a post that reminded me of a small collection of Blue Ringed Octopus photos I’ve had floating around in my “Sea Creature” folder for years now.

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These tiny cephalopods are actually among the most venomous, possessing enough poison to kill up to a couple dozen humans.
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Blue-Ringed Octopus, Mabul Island, Malaysia

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Since Real Monstrosities did such stellar job of giving the scoop on these beauties, rather than repeat the info I’ll guide you to that post.

PS. Don’t the rings remind you of an even more hypnotic version of Hypnotoad?
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