After this I recommend her Steampunk Batman and Runaway Robots. So fun! Then check out her website for more goodies. (Thanks to Lauren W. for the link!)
A couple of craft blogs that have been hogging my "free" time lately:
Pinstrosity - More than just craft and recipe fails, this blog puts all those super popular Pins to the test, and even explains how to turn the failures into successes with extra "How to Fix This" bits at the end of each post. Like Pinterest itself it's pretty heavy on recipes, which I tend to skim past, but I love all the craft experiments. So if you've ever wondered if this "Fairy Jar" really works,
(No, really, I'm not Photoshoppped! Hooonest.)
...then Pinstrosity is the blog for you:
(read more on this one here.)
Resin Crafts - I'm still planning more resin jewelry experiments, so this blog has been a fun resource. Most of her jewelry isn't really my style, but there are so many ideas here! (Plus mold-making!) This gal puts any and everything in resin, and shows you the results with big, step-by-step photos. I especially like her recent goldfish pendants, based on the work of that amazing artist who paints photo-realistic fish on layered resin:
What's that? You haven't seen the amazing artist who paints photo-realistic fish on layered resin?? Oooh, then you're in for a treat:
It starts a little slow, but the bit starting at 1:04 is pure magic. I literally gasped.
For those of you who can't watch vids at work, here's an example of Fukahori's work:
- This is going to make you cry, but I promise you'll be smiling through the tears by the end: A Love Story in 22 Pictures. (For those keeping score, I was bawling by #7. Seriously. Close the door and grab a tissue before you hit this link.)
- And finally, for a little heavier reading, how about this older but-still-relevant article from Kotaku that Kassia sent over: Nerds and Male Privilege.
I know the subject of geek girl equality is currently being beaten to death around the web, but I think this one addresses and raises a few interesting additions to the standard "geek cred" nonsense. Not to mention the first comment rebuts some of the author's points masterfully, so between the two you get a pretty satisfying discussion. It kind of makes me wish I had a geeky book club IRL, just so I could round table a talk on subjects like this.
For example, I don't mind being treated differently because I'm a girl, so long as I'm not treated as an inferior. (If a guy chooses NOT to playfully punch me in the shoulder because I'm a girl, I'm perfectly Ok with that. Ditto for door-holding or other small signs of chivalry, though I certainly don't *expect* them in this day and age.) I know some women find chivalry insulting, though, because they'd rather be treated exactly as equals - no gender consideration at all. I still find beauty in the differences and dynamics between the sexes, though, and I'd hate to see them completely obliterated, even if such a thing were possible. I realize this is a hefty topic to tack on to a Procrastination post, but since I've opened this can of worms...What do you guys think?
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