I remember recently waiting for a page at the printers and playing with a toy tank and a dinosaur thingy while I waited. I wish the game I was playing was as cool as these pictures from Aled Lewis' set of works "Toy Stories". They rule.
This horse shares my opinion on haters:
And I'm always up for good classic video game reference:
Anyway, here's the rest of this neat set, enjoy!!! I'm off to buy some toys...
(This was the post I was working on before the quake..)
John Kenn does awesome intricate line drawings of monsters on post-it notes. If thats not the coolest thing you've heard in ages, then I don't know what is (but then again I don't know everything you've heard in "ages" either). Anyway, they're pretty much like a mix of Edward Gorey (writer of one of my favourite alphabet books) and Hayao Miyazaki. Which is pretty much the best mix.
"It is a little window into a different world, made on office supplies."
I'm not going to write too much about this, but it's something I kinda have to write about? I don't know. Anyway, a month ago a 6.3 earthquake struck Christchurch (whilst I was actually writing a draft for this blog). We'd already lived through a 7.1 and pretty much all came through unharmed, there were no deaths and most people I know kept their homes. This was a nightmare version of that. My flat was destroyed, and I'll probably never see any of my belongings again. Most of Christchurch beloved buildings are destroyed beyond repair. Worse then that, many people died or are still missing. It's pretty much like living in a worst-case scenario.
But now, a month on, I'm beginning to rebuild my life. I was so lucky in that my friends, family and loved ones are still alive, and that's the important thing. Everything I did lose was pretty much replaceable (except for my art stuff), and although I miss my life at Poplar Lane, I'm optimistic things will turn out better eventually :)
Till then, I'm gonna focus on the positive. And I'm hoping this blog will help me do so!