Wednesday, April 28, 2010

small king

Everyone thinks that their cat is the best cat. I am no exception, except that in my case its true. He's the best.
example? well right now he is sitting beside me with both front paws on my thigh. BEST

Thursday, April 22, 2010

i miss gin-chan

Get ready, it's nerdier than ever.
I have been wanting to write about this for a bit. One of my favorite anime (Gintama) ended recently and while I wish that it hadn't and it will probably remain a favorite forever, I started looking around for something else to watch.
I finally settled on Naruto Shippuden. Having read some of the original Naruto manga, i thought that i could fall into it. This hasn't been such a problem. It's alright, I am enjoying it... for the most part. However there is one specific thing that is really bothering me.

Some math -
1 episode = approximately 22 minutes
opening theme = approximately 1.5 - 2 minutes
ending theme & next time & special featurette bit = approximately 3 minutes
That suggests that there are usually around 17 minutes of original footage for each episode.

NOT SO! here is where is get annoying to me. Most episodes have at least 3 minutes of filler usually in terms of flashbacks or what is even worse, the same exact scene that you just viewed before a commercial break!
This tends to make the show a bit repetitive, in other words ... boring.
Gintama wasnt big on this "stalling". This just makes me miss it more.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

HARU is here

hello all, i know its been quite a while - sorry. The nicer the weather, the less i want to be on/in front of/anywhere near the computer.
I spent a lovely Sunday at High Park with some fantastic people (in alphabetical order - Brandon, Dan, Gen, & Jeff). Luckily the sakura were in full effect! Took a couple great polaroids and these two nice ones on my iPhone. Spring always makes me miss Japan. Honestly the most beautiful springs I ever experienced were back in Osaka.

My biggest time-suck lately has been "the shoe-less wonder". Ripley had been a bit under the weather, but has since appeared to be back in the pink.
I had noticed over the past month that he had new exciting object that he wants me to throw and throw and grown bored with his favorite toys, it appears he has now found a brandthrow and throw...
a plastic spoon, but only between naps.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

colour bricks

Been working on something pretty fun. Heat transfer disperse dyes! the results are pretty pretty. I love the geometry in them, and the colours are so beautifully spring and feminine. I am going to make a necklace out of some of the fabric.
It's too bad that the dyeing is more fun than the sewing. Making something beautiful and then having to make it something else beautiful can be a bit of a letdown. But i do have an idea of how else to use the fabric. I'll let you know how it turns out.