Archive for May, 2010

Link List – Revival

Whew! It’s been a while, eh?

Uni is finally over, which is a little insane. Still getting used to the free time, let alone anything else. Gotta adjust and all that jazz. I just can’t wait to get home and start my life off properly. should be neat 🙂

Still, for all you dudes and dudettes still working, why not grab a cup of tea, take a break, and pursue over our fat list of goodies?

Art of the Day

Diana Rikasari

An artist I found on deviantart, I just love her bright vibrant photos with a childish (or rather, tween) cheeriness to them. Check it out for the colours alone if nothing else 🙂

Sleep Talkin’ Man


This is a pretty funny blog where a wife chronicles all the bizarre stuff her husband says in his sleep, even with sound bites. For example, this gem:

“Yeah, I say, clean your teeth with pie crust. Shiny. Shiny shiny.”

Stop Alien Abductions

Your “WTF?!” of the Day

I try not to judge people, I really do. People can believe what they like, and I do try to keep an open mind about the unknown, including aliens. But still, this site is bat-poo crazy. Enjoy

Gives Me Hope

Showing that life is still beautiful.

I thought this was a lovely site – lots of bittersweet anecdotes that make you proud of humanity. Check it out and have a tissue or two ready. (and don’t wory, it’s not a religious site)

Eclectic Method – Robots

A funky music vodeo made by using various popular Tv/film programme’s robotic sounds.Quite catchy in a weird way.

Motivation of the Day

Crazy Awesome Facepainting

By James Kuhn

One word: epic.

Defining a decade – the 90s

In words

ahh sweet nostalgia. The idea of teh 90s being ‘vintage’ is somehow upsetting to me. I feel old!

Music of the Day

Five Finger Death Punch – The Bleeding

I love this song – it’s been playing on the radio a lot recently. Just the right amount of soft and metal mixed together. Plus he has a beautiful voice. Thumbs up.

10 most unusual Mirrors

Which one would you buy?

I like most of these. the ‘how tall are you’ mirror is pretty interesting too.

10 cool tricks…

To play with your brain

The Human mind is a crazy thing, and you can trick it.Let me know in the comments if any of these work 😀

If Video Games Were Real..

Shopping Spree

Think Geek ‘Live Long and Prosper’ Foam Hand

This is just awesome. It almost makes me want to go to a sporting event just to show it of…..almost. Maybe I’d take it to my next rock concert instead. :p

Craft Corner

Beeton’s Book of Needlework

A book of needlework you can read online, originally published in 1870. historically I find it fascinating, plus there’s a lot of Victorian patterns and techniques that those who like needlework (esp tatting and lacemaking) with no doubt find fascinating too. Well worth a look, even if it’s just a curious glance at the old patterns

Quote of the Day

“Intelligence is not what you know, but what you do when you don’t know. ” – Piaget


30/05/2010 at 5:51 pm Leave a comment

Itty Bitty Hiatus – see you in a week ;)

BRB Y’all

Yes, the posts here have ground to a bit of a halt at the moment, I’m concentrating on getting my work done as Y3 of uni comes to a close. So I’m gonna focus on that. BUt the good news is that when I’m back hopefully I’ll have a buttload of new content for you all, which’ll be epic all ’round.

My last exam is on 28th May, so I’ll be free form then


Until then, here’s a nifty little video you HAVE to watch if you like (or hate) Harry Potter. Awesome

And also A comix, because I know how you love ’em 😉

18/05/2010 at 12:57 pm Leave a comment

Picture Passion

Ahh Picture Posts – the bigger the better I say. So here’s this week’s collection of epic win for you all. I hope you enjoy!

I’ve got a load of nifty links stored up for you, but I’m trying to get around to making an actual link list. To be honest he picture posts naturally take a little less effort to make and are more superficially entertaining for me when i’m putting them up (“heeeee gifs!”) so they’re easier for me to put up when i’m multitasking.

BUT the link list is in progress. And at some point they’ll be  new review.

Happy working. The end is in sight for everyone at school and uni, I think. so keep working hard,

and roll on the summer!

09/05/2010 at 11:45 pm Leave a comment

Picture Passion: This is Madness…

Welcome welcome. got a nice meaty picture post for you. Hope  you enjoy…

04/05/2010 at 9:00 am Leave a comment

Review Corner : 300

Name: 300

Date: 2007

Genre: ‘Historical’ Action / Comic Book

Certificate: 15

DT’s Rating: 8.5/10

I’ve mentioned before about review a film within it’s context and purpose. Each film serves a different mood and seeks to create a different emotion or effect in it’s audience. Some, naturally, are more serious than others. And some, like 300, and make just for pure fun.

This is what I love about the recent blue-screen comic book genre that’s been creeping up recently with films such as Sin City, The Spirit and 300. They’re homages to the comic books that spawned them because they realise that comics are meant for fun. They’re often gratuitously over the top and at times critics dub them a little mindless, favouring style over substance. But isn’t what you want when you sit down to a film like this the style? And the action?

Admittedly, 300 is pretty simple. Leonidus, the King of Sparta, is threatened with the invasion of the massive Persian army unless she submits. Being a spartan he of course kicks the persian messenger into a well and sparks a war. However the council will not allow him to use all his forces, so he sets off with an ‘armed guard’ of 300 soldiers to avoid needing their permission, ona  suicide mission that is designed to aim to prompt the council into allowing the full army to go to war. Thus the 300 soliders battle to an extremely impressive and as ever greatly choreographed death.


The film knows it’s audience. It knows you’re there for a thrill. It knows you’re there for the visuals and for some lighthearted gratuitous violence, and boy does it deliver. It’s maxed to the eyeballs with geek-worthy quotes. It’s choreographed and filmed beautifully (check out the oracle sequence for some eye-poping cinematography) and the digital artistry is stunning (even if the abs so look painted on)

the Character are admittedly fairly thin, but drawn enough to be cool and entertaining (I esp liked the Spartan queen as a kickass lady). You cheer for the Spatrans, you boo and hiss at the melodramatic excess of the Persians, and it’s all great fun.

What more could you ask for?

True, it could be fleshed out a little more, but why overcomplicate things. as a lighthearted fun movie it works. Just a little escapism without being too bogged down.

I loved it.


…plus it spawned a funny internet meme, what more do you want? haha


Xerxes: There will be no glory in your sacrifice. I will erase even the memory of Sparta from the histories! Every piece of Greek parchment shall be burned. Every Greek historian, and every scribe shall have their eyes pulled out, and their tongues cut from their mouths. Why, uttering the very name of Sparta, or Leonidas, will be punishable by death! The world will never know you existed at all!
King Leonidas: The world will know that free men stood against a tyrant, that few stood against many, and before this battle was over, even a god-king can bleed.

Dilios: “Remember us.” As simple an order as a king can give. “Remember why we died.” For he did not wish tribute, nor song, nor monuments nor poems of war and valor. His wish was simple. “Remember us,” he said to me. That was his hope, should any free soul come across that place, in all the countless centuries yet to be. May all our voices whisper to you from the ageless stones, “Go tell the Spartans, passerby, that here by Spartan law, we lie.”

Daxos: I see I was wrong to expect Sparta’s commitment to at least match our own.
King Leonidas: Doesn’t it?
[points to Arcadian soldier behind Daxos]
King Leonidas: You there, what is your profession?
Free Greek-Potter: I am a potter… sir.
King Leonidas: [points to another soldier] And you, Arcadian, what is your profession?
Free Greek-Sculptor: Sculptor, sir.
King Leonidas: Sculptor.
[turns to a third soldier]
King Leonidas: You?
Free Greek-Blacksmith: Blacksmith.
King Leonidas: [turns back shouting] Spartans! What is your profession?
Spartans: HA-OOH! HA-OOH! HA-OOH!
King Leonidas: [turning to Daxos] You see, old friend? I brought more soldiers than you did.

Persian: A thousand nations of the Persian empire descend upon you. Our arrows will blot out the sun!
Stelios: Then we will fight in the shade.

03/05/2010 at 2:09 pm Leave a comment

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