Howard Thurman: “What makes you come alive”


“Don’t ask yourself what the world needs, ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who are alive.”

— Howard Thurman


Steve Jobs: “Your time is limited”


“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”

– Steve Jobs

Two of a Kind


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Beast finally arrived today! Max and Some Cuelinians (there’s a band name nobody thought of for obvious reasons) apparently got me this some time ago, but it took a while before he could get to me. But here he is!

[Just edging him out in awesomeness were four folded-up letters hidden in his packaging (by the girls, not at the factory). Sweeter and sweeter.]

Of course I couldn’t really end the night without getting a shot of these two. Sorry, Bumblebee, this lady’s taken.

Heroes: Unlimited. Space: Not so much.


The thing is, that's only 3/4 of all of them...

The thing is, that’s only 3/4 of all of them…

Still working up the nerve to post an actual blog-entry blog entry. In the meantime, have another image before the month ends!

This is a picture of acrylic risers I picked up from Tamago’s Cases and Bases [their logo is a toony tamago sushi slice, heh] with the express purpose of setting up all the DC Minimates I’d painted up over the last [literal] couple of years. Finding acrylic riser-making people is hard!

The word “heroes” in the title is probably a misnomer, considering at least half this display is made up of bad guys. I may eventually get around to posting individual photos and descriptions, should there be any interest. Over the course of an afternoon I quickly found that I didn’t have enough Blu-Tack, and that there was still a sizeable chunk of the little guys yet to be put up. Probably calls for another riser set in the future, sure, but I’d also need to have a shelf to put the risers themselves on.

See any characters you recognize in this teeny tiny photo? Sound off if you do [he said, whoring for attention].

Beauty and the Bee


Beauty and the Bee

Thought I’d try a photo post through the blog because it was just lying there. The blog, not the photo.

For some reason — I’m not terribly familiar with Funko Pop figures and such — Belle [#21 in the series] wasn’t included in the shipments of Pop figures that made it here as TK exclusives. This despite them bringing in virtually everything ELSE, from Sanrio’s Tuxedosam to rap person Flava Flav, of all people.

Then again, local assortments didn’t seem to have Boo from Monsters Inc. so it’s not like they just singled Belle out. Boo’s absence does result in a similarly broken “set” though — local stores only have Sulley, and I think I saw a Mike Wazowski exactly once, although that might have been a dream. Maybe Boo and Belle actually ARE case-limited to begin with? I dunno. It’s not like I’m actually building a collection of these. Thankfully. Anyway, finally got one at a good price thanks to eBay seller theluckypennyllc. Now the wait begins for getting a Beast [#22 in the series — who DID show up here].

In the meantime, this Mighty Muggs Bumblebee’s the only other figure I have of a similar aesthetic, so, er, enjoy this weird  photo.