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How to Talk to Your Cat About…

Posted in Books, cats, creatures, humor with tags , , , on June 25, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

With two new kittens in the house (who have completely dominated my heart and attention since they arrived 4 days ago), I realized it’s never too early to educate them on important topics.

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This collar…perfection.
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Yes, these are real pamphlets, available here.

This post is dedicated to my boy Dr. Morbius (after Forbidden Planet, as opposed to Marvel comics Dr. Michael Morbius…I can’t believe I’m geeky enough to specify that distinction) and my little lady, Ms. Nimbus.
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Lest you had any doubt that I’m totally out of my mind, their FULL names are Dr. Morbius Doodles and Ms. Nimbus Biscuit. All I can say is…you’d get it if you met them. I promise.

THE Cat Dress

Posted in craft, creatures, fashion with tags , , on June 23, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

Why do I call it THE Cat Dress? Because once you’ve seen it, all other cat dresses don’t seem quite catty enough.

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Some fine craftsmanship, eh? This stunner debuted at CatCon LA (Yes, that’s a thing. No, I haven’t gone. Yes, I absolutely would.)

5 Metres 80

Posted in animation, creatures, film with tags , , on May 21, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

I received a link to this short film from a loved one last night with the introduction: I know you’re not a huge fan of CGI, but seeing this I think you’ll agree that it’s been put to some pretty good use.

Oh, INDEED IT HAS! I’m generally opposed to elaborate CGI that is used as a crutch to compensate for lackluster storytelling and character development.

High-diving giraffes, however, are clearly what this medium was truly invented for.

Can we just pretend this is exactly what happens in public swimming pools, after hours?

Thank you, GD!

Julie Alice Chappell

Posted in craft, creatures, nature, sculpture, technology with tags , , , , on May 13, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

Julie Alice Chappell describes herself as “Portsmouth Artist/Painter/Photographer/Creator of miniature worlds and subversive taxonomies exploring themes around the exploitation of nature.”

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These gorgeous creatures are made of old Nintendo consoles! (Hopefully broken ones…I love the idea of re-purposing).
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Desktop Goodies 4/27

Posted in absurd, advertising, art, Books, clothing, creatures, horror, humor, monsters, retro, sci-fi, street art, vintage with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 27, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

WHY don’t more buses look like this? It’s such a missed opportunity NOT to paint giant teeth on all of them.
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I’m sure this valid excuse resulted in instant exoneration:
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Yeah, but the Wild Germ has anger issues…
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One must look at the tagline and consider whether it is really the kind of attention ones wants.
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What has she seen?
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…Perhaps Karloff’s carload of arsenic?
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If I ever get to space, I’m traveling via giant, helmet-clad intergalactic puppy.
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A very touching piece of street art.
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AS fellow fans of The IT Crowd know, two is the best number of eyes.
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Yep.
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The sweet, pink title image is excellent with a cat that looks exceedingly unamused.
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Caitlin McCormack

Posted in anatomy, craft, creatures, sea with tags , , , on April 11, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

I love Caitlin McCormack’s crocheted creatures!

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Some appear to me made from vintage doilies. Such an unlikely craft material for this subject matter, and I think it works.

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The stray strings add to these pieces, as if they impart a kind of natural disarray or decomposition. Beautiful.
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Caitlin McCormack

Oddities Store

Posted in antiques, creatures, medicine, oddities, taxidermy, vintage with tags , , , , , on February 18, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

If it has “oddities” in the title, there’s a good chance I’ll go down a massive rabbit hole exploring it. Thus, Oddities Store was an enjoyable find indeed.

I desperately need these:
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They have bisected animals…
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Bell jar skulls of all sorts…
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Fish sticks (literally):
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Diaphonized beauties:
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Skulls on plaques:
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Lovely shadow boxes:
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And…Lung Salve!
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Browse the rest of the collections at the Oddities Store.

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