Thursday, December 9, 2010

Girl Geeks

Ashley Eckstein, center, the voice of Ahsoka on "Star Wars: The Clone Wars," sent Katie some girl-friendly gear.
Saw this story on CNN while looking for a current event today. I thought it was good. :) And it mentioned ThinkGeek!

Sunday, November 21, 2010


Haha! I have it!
Okay, so it's just a sketch. The colors were just what I had with markers, so don't worry about the fact that raichu and skitty look stupid. Also, I'm thinking of changing your jacket color, because right now you look like a patriotic pirate.
check it!Yeah, the pants will not be that blue. Also, I may remove the socks. Thoughts? Your jacket is too blue, I think it should be a different color. Ideas?
Why yes, those are the first four Hoenn badges. Also, I imagines your Raichu being lazy outside of the battle.

Yeah, Skitty looks like an alien floaty thing. I think I'll have it standing on the ground reaching up instead of jumping.
Bellossom is gather flowers for you. Also, how do you feel about the boots? For me, boots means combat boots, but if you have something else in mind, let me know.
Why yes, that hastily added shape in your pocket is a Pokedex.

Okay, so feel free to let me know about color ideas or any changes you might like.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Secrets . . .

I know that you are busy with schoolwork and such, so me suggesting all of these movies is not very helpful, but there are just many that are entertaining!

This first one is one I had never heard of, but apparently it was nominated for an Academy Award. It's an animated film by the Irish Studio, Cartoon Saloon. It's a fictional story about the book of Kells and a young boy who helps with it. It's called, "The Secret of Kells". I don't know if our library will have it, but you should definitely check, and if they don't, I'll see if I can find a way for you to see it. There is a trailer for it HERE, but what you should really watch is this clip of a song from it, which is HERE. Because it's about Ireland and Kells, I think mom would like this one, too. It is a gorgeous film.

This next link is related to The Secret of Kells in that it was made by the same studio. It's a short animated video along with a Gaelic song that airs on a show in Ireland. The song is called Bean Pháidín, and is about a girl who is in love with a man, Pháidín, and wants his wife to break her legs and die because she would do anything for him. But then she realizes that she has worn herself out chasing after this man. It's very cute, and the song is nice. Watch it HERE.

Finally is another short video about some statistics in Japan. It was made by a Japanese student as a thesis project, and he decided to take a foreigner's perspective to look at some of the problems in Japan. It's interesting and worth a watch. Check it out HERE.

Saturday, October 23, 2010


Well, not that much TO post, just so much that I'd LIKE to post.

First off! I wasn't sure if I ever made you watch the episode Mismatched from Jane and the Dragon. It's one they didn't air on qubo, and it's one of my favorites because it sort of begins to develop the relationship between Jane and Jester, and it's a genuinely sweet episode. I watched it again recently and thought that if you haven't seen it, you should.

You can watch it HERE in good quality on youtube.

Secondly, some movies you should see.

Practical Magic is about semi-accurate witchcraft. The movie itself is humorous, sweet, romantic, and sometimes scary, but overall I enjoyed it. It stars Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman when they were both fairly young. There's a short TV spot for it HERE, because all of the trailers on youtube were terrible quality. You should definitely see if our library system has it. Here's a quote that was hilarious within the movie:

Sally Owens: And I don't want them dancing naked under the full moon!
Aunt Jet Owens: No, of course. The nudity is entirely optional. As you well remember!

Next is Titan A.E., which I showed Greg the trailer for. This movie is really good. REALLY GOOD. Find it at the library and make Greg watch it with you. Trailer is HERE. It stars the voices of Matt Damon and Drew Barrymore. And a quote:

Cale: Maybe I've been wrong all these years, and it's taken your inspiring speech to make me see it. You've really changed me. It's beautiful. I think we've gotta hug.

Finally, there's Sydney White (And the Seven Dorks). It's an Amanda Bynes movie, which means that it is definitely not an artistic statement about finding yourself in college, but it is entertaining. As usual, Amanda plays a cute, but not girly character, this time leaving for college to hopefully join the same sorority her dead mother belonged to. Things happen, people learn to be themselves, etc. etc. blah blah blah. Trailer for it is HERE. What's most entertaining about it, though, is the "Seven Dorks". There are so many geek-related jokes that I wondered if the typical Bynes fan would appreciate the movie. I know you've never heard of Fangoria (it's a horror movie magazine), but one of the dorks wears a shirt with it's logo and I almost DIED because I was so impressed that they didn't just give him a Spiderman shirt and pretend that was true geekiness. A few quotes this time, because the Dorks just keep 'em coming:

Gurkin: [updating his blog] Does anyone know another word for "douchebaggery"? I don't want to use it a third time.

Terrence: [at a DJed party] Do you think they have the Doctor Who theme song?

Tyler: I... doubt it.

Terrence: [holds up a CD] That's okay, I brought my own.

And now for something completely different.


Yeah, this has been pretty text-heavy, so I'm going to lighten it up with some visual fluff. You will now see: My re-painted Barbie, her outfit, ability to stand, and her scorpio tattoo. My own painted libra "tattoo", and all of the zodiac signs I painted afterward. You, stirring up some fabric, and then looking adorable as Aeris. ENJOY.

Also, if you wanted to watch The Craft online, you try to HERE. Otherwise, our library system should have it.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Historical Accuracy

One of the reasons that I am continuously acquiring new books is that I am always in need of knowledge to consume. As you might have guessed, this is one of the reasons that I love the internet. There is so much to read, and so much to be learned!
So, the subject I am educating myself on right now is . . . historical costuming!
The great thing about historical fashion is that so many people are passionate about it, so finding great information is easy.
Anyways, a site I've been perusing recently is "Reconstructing History". It seems to be an actual shop in Pennsylvania, but there's a section of their site that has pages of period clothing information. Some of their categories include: Celtic, Japanese, and 17th Century; and all of those categories have sub-categories, too, with pictures and comments about accuracy.
I really get into costumes because of the thoughts they open for drawings and stories. So, um . . . yeah.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

From the LEFT

So I know that you're off being all girl-scouty, but I'm still going to post anyway. First off, TOMOPOP'S CONTEST ENDS MONDAY. Well, technically Tuesday morning, at midnight. Even if you don't think your pictures are the greatest, you should enter anyway, because you never know how things will shape up.
The second thing isn't a link or anything terribly interesting, but I thought I'd share it with you. In my drawing class, which I have on Fridays, we were drawing from a model. We did a series of "gesture drawings", which are quick (10 sec- 2 min) drawings to practice getting the essence of the pose and weight of the person.
Anyways, we had about 4 2-minute gestures, when our professor informed us that she had a special exercise for us. We all made our "OHCRAP" faces and glanced at each other nervously.
"Put your drawing tool in the opposite hand. We'll now draw another 4 gestures with your weak hand.
They actually weren't too terrible, and I was actually kind of impressed with myself. So, that's my story of a personal encounter with leftieism.
Anyways, here's how they turned out:
Yeah, you can't actually see anything. Haha.

Thursday, October 7, 2010


Okay, so this isn't really an interesting post, but I just thought I'd let you know that while I was browsing through gashapon stores on eBay, I came across one of your $1 figures from ACEN. I just thought I'd let you know that she's a character from Air Gear named Emiri Adachi.
Here's the link for the store where I saw here:
So, um, yeah. Oh, and the one you have with the yellow vest and green skirt is from To Heart. I saw her a while ago but I can't remember where. I'll see if I can find her.