Someone made an animated version of the intro to Buffy the Vampire Slayer which includes hundreds of wonderful homages to the original show. Check out some of these homages highlighted on the post by Zimbio.
Watch this amazing couple dance on the side of City Hall during an art festival. It is quite beautiful and an amazing feat. I hate heights, so … respect.
Check out Nerdist’s posting on cartoon characters in nerdy Halloween characters as imagined and drawn by Isaiah Stephens. Check out his other work on DeviantArt and Tumblr. Such as his imaginings of the Magic School Bus Kids All Grown Up. Some amazing artwork here folks! But my favorite so far is his Mulan as Xena, so much nerdy girl warrior goodness I’m about to explode!!!
Sandro Miller and John Malkovich collaborated on a photography series where they recreated some famous photos. Malkovich did an amazing job portraying different genders and ethnicity as he modeled for Miller. The essence of each famous photo is capture brilliantly and in one or two I did a double take that it wasn’t the same photo twice. To see all of them check out the original posting on Bored Panda.
Here in Texas, we believe bigger is better. This goes for antique malls and left over independent book stores. Dallas is surrounded by a bunch of cool towns with little fun shops in them, and we decided to take a trip to Denton this weekend to check it out. Upon arrival we entered into a humungo book resell shop that also had an impressive record collection.
Did I tell you about the 1970’s record player we bought a while back? It functions as our TV stand as well. Slowly Chris has been collecting records and occasionally we play them a little too loud at night and dance around our living room.
The only qualm I had with the bookstore was that there were no price listings anywhere, and only a few items had stickers on them. So, I went up to the counter not knowing exactly how much everything was going to cost. I try to live life in the now, with a sense of free spirit, but no price markings makes me a bit anxious. I got the books anyway.
We also went into three antique malls all within two blocks of each other. Texans take their antiquing seriously! Well sorta. Each antique mall is divided into booths were various individuals display their wares. Or in some cases, their junk.
Some of the shops are well organized and hold cool items, gems, or hidden treasures that make me want to buy all the things!
Not surprisingly, there are a lot of Star Wars collectibles in these antique malls.
One fun thing about antique malls is all the weird and random, sometimes scary, items that we find. I’ve seen a baby doll head on a lamp, a white fake Christmas tree with blue feathers springing from it, and a lamp stand that looked like a porcelain bottom with a rose tattoo. In Denton we found scary clowns and dolls that come apart at the seams.
One booth that is in almost any antique mall, and usually my favorite spot ever, is the hidden book corner. So many books! So little time to look around and see what treasures may be hidden and waiting to be read.
Some time last fall I went with my sister to Hot Springs, Arkansas, which was an experience all its own. It is all very touristy, but also on the decline. It is weird to watch history fade from a place, and sad. We went to the Josephine Tussaud Wax Museum. What once was a casino and supper club in the 60’s, now houses various scenes in wax. The escalator was not working and at some point many of the wax figures had been replaced due to a fire. While a lot of the figures resembled the people they were supposed to, I must say I was expecting them to be more realistic, and I did quite enjoy the characters from the stories, which need not look like anyone in particular. The scene from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs was probably my favorite.
The lighting in this place was terrible, I honestly think it was because they didn’t want you to notice that most of the figures did not look like the people they were representing. Plus, my phone does not have the best camera. But I got a couple of interesting photos.
I’ve done some rejiggering of my Pinterest board as I realized my Nerd Love board was getting a bit cluttered with all my different fandoms. So I separated out a few of them, like my Firefly/Serenity board called Serenity Now! Check it out as I’ve found some cool fa art and the like. Or check out a few of the links below.
Jayne and Vera fan art on DeviantArt.
Firefly and X-Files mash-up poster. I may have posted this before. But it always makes me smile.
Firefly cookie cutters, which I want. Like yesterday.
Serenity friendship necklaces on Etsy. Ah Wash, I miss you.
And this cool set of dishes. Serenity and the bot from Farscape, if I’m not mistaken.