Lyme Lags

Posted in announcement, bugs, horror, sci-fi with tags , , , , on July 16, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

I’ve been skipping a bunch of days on SWS recently due to spending every moment of my days in such crushing full body pain that it’s difficult to move…even breathe. It’s utterly indescribable (this is post is punctuated with centipede monsters because a search for “spirochete monsters” turns up nothing).



This is nothing new. I’ve had pain of this kind without one second of relief for eight years straight. I do my best to push through it, despite being housebound since 2011.


But it has reached unprecedented heights, and there have been massive delays beyond my control and allergies to all of my Lyme Disease treatment options thus far. That’s the worst part…feeling these bugs squeeze the life out of me in the most slow, agonizing way without any major recourse in the immediate future.


I’ll be attempting to orchestrate treatment through my diagnosing physician on Monday via phone, although he is across the country (it takes months to years to get in with a Lyme literate doctor so I still have months to go despite making an appointment immediately upon diagnosis).


In the meantime, forgive me if I miss a day here and there!

Kmye Chan

Posted in art with tags on July 14, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

I could have sworn I posted about Kmye Chan before, but could not find the post. Perhaps I only posted this single image which spoke to me greatly, as I’ve often hoped these bed/housebound years of mine during illness would be my chrysalis.


Those hands! So delicate, and beautiful…

But the portfolio also contains figures with great power…

…and pain.

Kmye Chan

Paul Jackson

Posted in art with tags on July 13, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

Paul Jackson is a gifted anatomical artist who uses his fine technique to create images that straddle the boundaries of life and death.


Whether these pieces are metaphorical statements about breaking through the confining shell of one’s own exterior or just awesome pictures with skulls, his detailed line work and crosshatching make these creatures come to life (or…a kind of meta-life).

Look at these stickers! Fantastic!

Wouldn’t it be fascinating if this were really what went on in the bellies of Rhinos?


Paul Jackson

Artist, Anyone?

Posted in art with tags on July 12, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

Does anyone know who this artist is? Google image search has not yielded results for me.


Sung Jae Kim: Ice Cream Melting

Posted in humor, sculpture with tags , on July 11, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

I think this sculpture by Sung Jae Kim would make a great decoration to haul out at the beginning of summertime.


And from now on, temperatures should be measured on a progressive scale of Pleasant, Warm, Hot, The Popsicles are Terrified!

If you thought you’d probably never witness an ice cream bar having an existential crisis…you thought wrong.

You can see this little guy come to life step by step HERE.

Desktop Goodies 7/10

Posted in absurd, advertising, art, Books, cats, horror, humor, japan, kitsch, monsters, oddities, photography, satire, undead, vintage with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 10, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

Apologies for skipping a couple days this week, but between huge health setbacks and mold remediation in the SWS house, things are a bit hectic.


What happened on this beach to necessitate a sign like this (well, I guess that’s self-explanatory).


What question did someone ask him to warrant this answer? Ideas?

I’m assuming this is a gag product (the source where I found it said it’s unironic, which was perhaps more entertaining than the ad itself).

Facing the shadow…

I had to look up where this fellow came from. Now I must see Ultraman Tarou. Has anyone seen it?

Well, that’s supportive.

Careful, parents, it could happen to you.

Answer: don’t.

Now THIS cat is a work of art.

“Hey, you’ll never believe where I’m calling from.”

Twilight Zone Doorway Decal

Posted in decoration, home, sci-fi, TV with tags , , , on July 8, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

Would you like your home to contain a 5th dimension beyond that which is known to man? A dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity? A middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition, that lies between the pit of man’s fears and the summit of his knowledge?

Well, you’re in luck. This “life size” Twilight Zone wall decal contains the iconic (eyeconic?) eye and clock from the opening credit sequence, floating in the endless vastness of space.

I’m tempted. Oh yes.

Preorder Here


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