anonymityblaize: (tardis)
Look at me, posting two days in a row. It's shocking, I know. And I will probably post tomorrow as well, because my Arthur cross stitch is framed and looking lovely and i can't wait to share him with the interwebs!

But first, I wanted to share a few Christmas pressies I got, because they are awesome and need to to be shown off!

Further proof of my mama's geekdom )

And in yet more I-am-so-showing-off news, the super (soo-pa-paa!) [livejournal.com profile] rooferrocks (roo-fa-faa!) made me my very own Tardis journal just like River Song's. And it is wonderful! Lookit!

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More pics... )

anonymityblaize: (bomer trekkie)
As I transfer pictures and patterns and other random files to my shiny new computer I've discovered loads of stuff that I've made and not yet posted any pics of. So working through the backlog should keep me busy for a while, which is quite nice - I was worried I'd have nothing interesting to post until I'd finished any of the umpty-billion half completed and then abandoned craft projects I have cluttering up the place!

So to start out the year, here's the gift I sent for the [livejournal.com profile] ontd_startrek secret santa.

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A few more pics... )

And under the cut - the wonderous gifts I received from [livejournal.com profile] silviasmurf

Yet more pics... )

And to keep up the Star Trek theme, I was asked if I would share my Star Fleet insignia cross stitch patterns, so if you want to stitch any of these...

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...then a pattern lies under the cut!

The cut has a pattern... )
anonymityblaize: (Default)
Gradually catching up on messages and emails and comments and all the wonders of the interwebs. And so here's some more crafty stuff.

The fabulous [livejournal.com profile] akisilver and the wonderful [livejournal.com profile] epicycles were my winning bidders for the [livejournal.com profile] help_japan auction and both asked for very exciting stuff.

So I got to make a steampunk Hetalia badge:

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And a kitschy Doctor Who sampler:

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Both projects were great fun to work on, and all for a good cause. Many hurrahs!

anonymityblaize: (Default)
I have begun the Inception cross stitch of doom!

I am excited! But also terrified!

I am clearly an masochist. Look at the sheer ridiculousness of the sixteen (sixteen!) pages of the pattern.

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And here's what I managed to stitch on the first day. I appear to have begun with the area underneath Arthur's crotch. Seems inappropriately appropriate.

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In utterly unrelated news I would like to tell you about my new hero: Greg from Glasgow Cineworld.

I went to see X-Men First Class again (still awesome, thoughts still percolating) and when I arrived at the screen I encountered a lone Cineworld employee throwing 31 (I kid you not, I counted them) teenagers out of a screening of Kung-Fu Panda 2. He gave them a magnificent speech about how they should be acting like the young adults they were and marched them from the building ignoring their whining and their attempts to throw each other under the bus so that they might be allowed to stay. Already impressed with this lone protector of cinema-going etiquette I wandered in to take my seat and was slightly perturbed by the large number of teens and unaccompanied kids already there. But I shouldn't have worried as ten minutes later while the adverts were playing, my hero strode into our screen and walked straight up to the large group of teens who had commandeered the entire back section. He was very polite to them and told them he didn't want to tar all teenagers with the same brush, but that he had just removed a large number of people from one screen for talking, using their phones and causing a mess, and he was perfectly prepared to do it again. That last bit was still polite but had a definite bite of threat to it. He then insisted on watching them turn their phones off, and wandered down to the front of the screen where a smaller, but still numerous group of quieter tweens/younger teens sat. He gave them the same speech, with the addition that he was sure they were going to be well behaved, but that it wouldn't be fair to talk to the older teens and not say the same things to them. He then moved to the centre of the screen and loudly introduced himself to the entire audience and explained that he intended for all customers to have a enjoyable cinema experience and would gladly throw anyone out who was spoiling it for others and we were to come out and ask for him to be sent to our screen if there were any problems.

What followed was one of my favourite cinema experiences in ages. The audience was noisy in the all the right ways (laughing at the funny bits, ooh-ing at the exciting bits, generally going mental for the cameo with the swearing bit) but not in any of the bad ways. Every now and again some kid or other would start talking or using their phone and within moments one of their friends would hiss at them to stop ("I'm nae getting chucked out cos of youse" was my favourite). Greg had essentially created a situation where the teenagers were policing each others' behaviour. And it was good. I think I love him.

(Also, as my eavesdropping on the way out showed me, even teenage lads from Glasgow think that Charles and Erik are very very gay for one another.)

Somewhat relatedly, I feel the need to make a picspam of Michael Fassbender wearing hats. I'm just warning you now. It could be epic.

anonymityblaize: (Default)
Have joined the Dreamwidth ranks and just want to test out the cross posting function. I'm [personal profile] anonymityblaize at DW - feel free to add me there, but I think LJ will remain my main internet home as long as it can still manage to function somewhat normally.

A few random links to see how well this all works.

Firstly, anyone who hasn't already should check out [livejournal.com profile] honorh 's story of her time in Japan during (and after) the tsunami, and also her follow up post here. It's an incredibly moving and well-told piece of writing, and an uplifting reminder of how good and kind human beings can be. I have to admit I got quite teary at a few bits.

Secondly (abrupt change of tone is starting to be a habit), I got featured in another lovely etsy treasury, this time a Firefly themed one (as always, you can check it out here), but far more important is the fact than it alerted me to the amazing work of pungopungo who makes some Lady Gaga inspired items but also this amazing reproduction of Zoe's leather vest:
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If only I had the money to spare I would buy one of those in a heartbeat. So awesome.

And thirdly, here is a random fact: Pineapple is a source of bromelain, an enzyme that breaks down proteins. Thus, pineapple is literally a flesh-eating fruit. (This is why you might get a tingly feeling on your lips and tongue after eating a lot of pineapple.)

Please, for the love of God, the flying spaghetti monster, and all that is good in this world, could someone please use this in a Hawaii Five-0 fic? It feels like just the kind of thing Danny could rant about for hours.
anonymityblaize: (cat)
Are you still alive, LJ? Cos I really need to take this opportunity to list things what are awesome, because IRL they are decidedly not right now. But I am determined to be full of positivity. Determined, I say!

Awesome Thing #1: Adam and Joe are back in the Big British Castle on my radio! Hurrah! This must be the only radio show in the world where I love the jingles just as much as the actual talking and stuff. Possibly more than the actual talking and stuff.

Awesome Thing #2: Spiral is back on my telly box! Wooooo! Spiral is pretty much what would happen if someone smushed together The Wire and Prime Suspect and then made it in France. Which I'm pretty sure is exactly what they did.

Miniature Awesome Thing #3: I am getting my very disorganized life back in order one tiny thing at a time. Like having all my cross stitching threads carefully ordered. This is a massive victory in a sea of chaos.

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Awesome Thing #4: Awesome people [livejournal.com profile] epicycles and [livejournal.com profile] akisilver who won my services in the [livejournal.com profile] help_japan auctions. They are wonderful and I am hopefully making wonderful things for them. Huzzah!

Awesome Accidental Thing #5: I completely-and-utterly-by-accident and totally-not-on-purpose downloaded and mainlined the rest of Hawaii Five-0 but somehow have managed to save the most recent one to tide me over until next week for a new one.  My snobbish telly stance is slipping and I'm just giving in to the fabulously stupid wonderfulness. Joy.

Awesome Thing #6: The Pet Shop Boys are supporting Take That on tour this summer. I repeat, the motherfucking PET SHOP BOYS are bloody well SUPPORTING Take That on tour. I am going to see the Pet Shop Boys AND Take That in one evening. I am dead. Dead from the awesome and also dead from the bizarreness that the Pet Shop Boys are supporting anyone let alone a band at least a decade their junior. But it is going to be awesome. AWESOME!

The word awesome is starting to look weird now. I think I should stop.
anonymityblaize: (enterprise)
It's a good thing I don't make actual New Year's Resolutions otherwise I'd be feeling pretty bad about that whole "I'm going to post more in 2011" thing...

I may use this journal as an outlet for moaning about why the real world is mean and isn't letting me play on the internet enough at some point soon, but for now I am being a happy bunny because I got my [livejournal.com profile] ontd_startrek Secret Santa present from [livejournal.com profile] carma_bee at the weekend and it is awesome and made me much cheerier.

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A plushy Adipose! Isn't he just the cutest thing? When I've got my work space reorganized I'm going to sit him on top of my computer monitor with my Spock monkey I got from last year's Secret Santa. I love Trek fandom. Y'all are amazeballs.
 

And here's the gift that I made:

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More pics )

In unrelated business, I've started posting the etsy treasuries I get featured in over on my blogger blog as I can't use script type widgets on LJ (or at least I haven't worked out how to yet). I'll link to them every so often so go have a look at some more awesome geeker crafts by me and by other people here!

And finally, it is awesome that NBC sell a Troy and Abed in the Morning mug. It is awesome that it only costs $12. It is unawesome that it would cost $24 to ship to the UK. I really don't think I can justify spending $36 on one mug. Boooo. (BTW the short version of my reaction to the latest Community episode involves a lot of high pitched squealing, hearts in my eyes and me hugging my telly because it was just that awesome.)
anonymityblaize: (jeff)
So, More Joy day seems as good a time as any to commit myself to participating in Pay It Forward 2011:

I promise to send something handmade to the first 5 people who leave a comment here. They must in turn post this and send something they make to the first 5 people who comment on their status. *The rules are that it must be handmade by you and it must be sent to your 5 people sometime in 2011.

I'll mail to anywhere, just leave a comment and I'll contact you for an address. Anon commenting is on, so if you aren't an LJ user give me a twitter name or some other way of getting in touch. I won't chase anyone to pass it on, but it doesn't have to be much, and I'm sure icons or banners or fic are in the spirit of things if you're not a crafter. And if you know someone who needs some extra joy in their life, feel free to comment and nominate someone else to receive a free wee something or other! And here's my disclaimer now - I give no guarantees of when I will find the time to do this, but I promise it will be done this year!

ETA: Between here and fb I've got five people now. Thanks for getting involved!

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And if you want to help spread joy to those who aren't seeing much of it at the moment, please consider donating whatever you can afford to the Australian flood relief appeal. ETA: Or help out at [livejournal.com profile] qldfloodauction

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And on a totally unrelated note (apart from the fact that it gives me much joy) Richard Ayoade is directing an episode of Community. Am dead. Am dead from awesome and joy and the fact that I am running out of appropriate gifs of joy for Community news. Yaaaaay! *runs around with flaily Kermit arms*

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Spread some joy today, my dear flist!
anonymityblaize: (chang britta)
I think tomorrow I'll get started on posting pics of some of the custom orders and handmade gifts I made in the run up to Christmas, but for now I'm just going to have a little fangirl flailing moment.

Enver Gjokaj is going to guest star on Community!

My joy can be accurately represented only in gif form. Multiply these two together and that approximates the squee in my heart right now.

Woot!
anonymityblaize: (lensflare)
I bloody love Quinto, I do.

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Huh.

Sep. 17th, 2010 12:10 am
anonymityblaize: (gaga)

There is no context for this. I have no further information. But this exists so all arguments ever are invalid.

anonymityblaize: (smarties)
And I've seen some random-ass stuff on Twitter. But this takes the cake, the biscuit, and all the cookies.

(Apologies for crappy screencapping, I was in a hurry.)

It all starts out innocuously enough:

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Then the madness begins.

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RPF MPREG? On MY internets? )
anonymityblaize: (stoned)
Misha Collins is trolling Sarah Palin on twitter. To say that I love the internets would be something of an understatement at this juncture.
anonymityblaize: (tardis)
Thank you to everyone who sent birthday wishes - 'twas much appreciated!

As anticipated, the Doctor managed to stop the universe from ending so that I could enjoy my birthday.

Brief spoilers for the Doctor Who s5 finale )

And the wonderful [livejournal.com profile] rooferrocks made me Tardis cake. It was yummy. I am blessed among geeks.

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anonymityblaize: (emo)
So it's been a very Flight of the Conchords-y few weeks for me. (This is never a bad thing.)

Last week I got tickets to see them on their European tour (fourth row -woot!). This means I have until mid May to make a Mel-style homemade Conchords t-shirt. I have too many ideas! Must narrow down the choices.....

And then I finished this housewarming gift for some friends:

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anonymityblaize: (disappointed coach)
D'oh! Oh well, tomorrow is another day and perhaps all my picture uploading issues will magically fix themselves.

To be going on with however I have a thing of magnificence to share. My [livejournal.com profile] ontd_startrek Secret Santa present is a GQMFing Spock Monkey, made by [livejournal.com profile] hurricanine , and it is a thing of beauty. Thank you so much.

Pics of my Spock Monkey and the present that I sent await after the cut... )

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