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Fabulous Cat Papers

Posted in anatomy, craft, science with tags , , , , , on July 12, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

Fabulous Cat Papers carries gorgeous handmade embroidered notebooks with all kinds of perfectly geeky themes (heavily focused on anatomy and science).

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I’d having trouble choosing just one of these (and I have an odd habit of “saving” really nice notebooks and leaving them blank because they are are art pieces!).

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Fabulous Cat Papers

Opposuits: The Ultimate Geek Suits

Posted in clothing, comics, fashion, geek, video games with tags , , , , on April 23, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

Looking for the geekiest suits ever? Look no further than Opposuits.

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They make a number of suits for the rebels and geeks of the world who want to look sharp with some fancy threads.
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Some suits are unpatterened, unconventional colors (every bright color of the rainbow, actually), but I think the Pac Man is my favorite:
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While there is no mention of the material, these ensembles are available for a shockingly affordable (for a suit) $100.
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Don’t miss the Halloween and Christmas collections too!

Opposuits

SWS Gift Guide: Stay Puft Marshmallow Mugs

Posted in 80's, film, geek, products, wish list with tags , , , , on December 15, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

Honor your nostaligic (and/or present) love of Ghostbusters with a Stay Puft Marshmallow Mug!

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I love that it has two faces (I don’t love that it’s not microwave safe…because I’m lazy when it comes to heating beverages).

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But damn…it’s pretty great.

Stay Puft Marshmallow Mugs

Bombz N Roses: Tom Servo

Posted in art, film, geek, robots, sci-fi with tags , , , , on September 16, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

My fellow MST3K fans, check out this awesome Tom Servo print, brand new from Bombz N Roses.

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I love the style of this piece. I wouldn’t mind a little space traveling Servo gracing the walls of my home.

Ennuigi

Posted in geek, satire, video games with tags , , on August 14, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

I never got into video game consoles, but I loved Mario Bros. on the original Nintendo as a kid.

Now, Josh Millard has developed a sequel of sorts: Ennuigi, in which we are invited to “spend some time with a depressed, laconic Luigi as he chain smokes and wanders through a crumbling Mushroom Kingdom, ruminating on ontology, ethics, family, identity, and the mistakes he and his brother have made.”

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This is a shot at a collection of ideas I had a few years ago, about looking critically at the universe of Super Mario Bros. in light of the total lack of explicit narrative in the original game in particular. Who are these strange men? What motivates them? By what right do they wreak the havoc they do on this strange place? What do they feel about where they are and what they’re doing?

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And so, this is one lens through which to look at all that, with Luigi, the second brother, the also-ran, as a complicit onlooker, wandering now through some fractured, rotting liminal place in this strange world, reflecting on it all in scattered fragments.

What do you think, Nintendo fans?

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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.

Tenth Doctor Collectible Action Figure

X-Presion Pixelated Hair

Posted in body decoration, fashion, geek, hair with tags , , , on February 20, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

X-Presion, a unique, cutting edge hair studio, recently debuted a coloring technique that mimics colored pixels.

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At this stage in my life, I doubt I’d ever be daring enough to do such a thing (and it might look a bit less striking on blondes).

Side note: back in college I had jet black hair, and when I went to a professional salon to restore my normal color, I ended up with something similar to this…and by “similar” I mean every color between blonde and black in splotches with no particular pattern. It looked like I’d lost a bet or fallen victim to a seriously awful prank. I wish I’d taken a picture.

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Would you try this?

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