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Bez: Android Tattoo

Posted in art, body decoration, sci-fi, steampunk, tattoos with tags , , , , on September 7, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

I’ve seen a number of gear, machinery and various android stylings in tattoo art, but perhaps none so unique as this brightly colored gem from Bez at Triplesix Studios:

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Such a strange and beautiful combination of manufactured material and otherworldly organic matter.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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).

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

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.
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I’m tempted. Oh yes.

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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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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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Desktop Goodies 1/22

Posted in absurd, advertising, antiques, art, comics, creatures, photography, satire, sci-fi, skulls and skeletons, vintage, you can't handle the cute with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 22, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

Yep, these are real birds…
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…not Tribbles with eyes.
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I wanted so much to believe this is an actual album, but sadly I don’t see it on Amazon or YouTube.
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Now THIS is music! I can almost hear their sweet, fruity harmonizing.
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1926 skull clock created by the German Oswald clockmaking workshop. They eyes rotate to tell the time.
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For maximum safety, place your child in a crib that appears to be a cross between a glass coffin and what magicians use to saw people in half.
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A unique abduction? Eye don’t know.
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MONSTER SOUP OF THE THAMES!
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Never neglect your bowels.
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I wish this were part of a large “Things to Do With a Giant Head” photo collection. There are two fine suggestions here:
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The Shadow is a force, indeed.
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The challenges we rarely think of…
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Alien Facehugger Brooch

Posted in craft, jewelry, sci-fi with tags , , on January 5, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

Alien fans, drop everything and look at this Facehugger Brooch!

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Yes, the silver craftsmanship is wonderful, but check out the center! An actual Chestburster waiting to squirm its way into someone’s unsuspecting guts.
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I can’t get over how well done this creature is. I wish these were for sale. I would love that resin center piece by itself, but using it as an anatomically correct Alien takes it to a whole other level.
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Holiday Desktop Goodies 12/23

Posted in advertising, art, humor with tags , , , , , , , on December 23, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

“He sees you when you’re sleeping. He knows when you’re awake. He knows if you’ve been bad or good, so be good, or he’ll crush your car with his gargantuan hands as you drive.”
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I’m not usually into tinsel, but this is absolutely stunning. It looks like real shimmering icicles.
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Ah, that is the question:
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Walking in a Winter Wonder Lard.
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And now for some nifty Christmas art.
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That ornament is about to be pawed to the floor and shattered.
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Yikes.
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Vincent price goes tree shopping!
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Gingerbread Enterprise! (Dedicated to my dad and our many nights watching Star Trek TNG when I was a kid)
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Halloween Countdown: DIY Preadtor Costume

Posted in craft, halloween, sci-fi with tags , , on October 17, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

Are you ready for one of the best DIY costumes you’ll every lay eyes on? PREDATOR! The likeness is mind-blowing.

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See the outrageous step by step process of this costume creation here.

Doctor Who Theme Song On Cello (Only)

Posted in music, sci-fi, TV, video with tags , , , on September 6, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

Whovians, this cello version of the Doctor Who theme song is gorgeous (maybe I’m just a sucker for anything redone using the cello).

Anyone watching the new season? What do you think of Peter Capaldi as the Doctor? I must admit, I completely stopped watching the show during the “Amy Pond” era because for some reason I found her intolerable, to the point that I couldn’t even give Matt Smith a fair shot in his role. I still miss the days of David Tennant and Billie Piper. But I’m getting back into it now.

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