batyatoon: (cool stuff weird things)
I have a tumblr account.

That isn't new; I've had it for some months now in order to follow the tumblr blogs of people I like, plus other blogs I was finding interesting. What's new is that my account is no longer zero-content, because I have finally started reblogging things.

Why? Well ... about mumble-something years ago, there was this guy I knew in Gargoyles fandom. We were involved in producing various fanworks together, including both of us being on the staff of The Gargoyles Saga ... but what we mostly collaborated-slash-competed on was filk. I mostly fell out of the active fandom around the time when I got married (though I visited the conventions again a time or two), and while we followed each other on LJ for a while, Patrick and I sort of gradually lost touch.

And sometime in December I re-encountered him on tumblr -- I believe by way of looking at the tag for Disney's Frozen. And then this happened.

Followed by this, this, this, and this...

And finally this.

As I said in one of the posts: Whoever had January 14 in the betting pool for “how long will it take before she breaks the no-content policy”, or either “filk” or “connecting with an old friend” for “what’s going to finally make her actually post something,” please stop by the office to collect your winnings.

I am not sure yet how/whether I'm going to connect my Dreamwidth/Livejournal account to my tumblr account. Any thoughts? Also, are there any of you lovely people who have (or wish to recommend) tumblrs that I should know about?
batyatoon: (ded from laff)
... TREE-ZILLA!

Someone please make sure the Ropers see this?

Those of you not sure who the Ropers are or why they should see this may wish to click here.)
batyatoon: (cool stuff weird things)
And if we have learned one thing from the Jaegers, it is that any plan where you lose your arm is a bad plan.

(Short short form: we liked it! If any of y'all have written up reviews, or just Thoughts, that I've missed because I've been avoiding spoilers: toss me links in the comments.)
batyatoon: (back off man)
Hello, folks. If you haven't seen the Old Spice ad the subject line is referencing, take a look at the ad. Now back to me.

...sorry. couldn't resist. ANYWAY.

As I was perusing my flist the other day, I saw [livejournal.com profile] autographedcat's link, under the subject heading "Old Spice and Gender Politics in Advertising," to [livejournal.com profile] xiphias's interesting rumination on the commercial here. (Some of the comments to the original post are kind of fascinating too.) I quote, in part:

In the Axe Body Wash commercials, women have no agency. If you (and "you" means "a male" -- the commercials ignore the possibility that half their audience might be female; females don't exist as PEOPLE in those commercials) use Axe, women will flock to you without any free will of their own....

[The Old Spice commercial is] addressed to women, with the impression that WOMEN are people who can make choices. It's not terribly feminist, yes, but there IS a difference between the commercials for men's deodorant which treat women as props and these, which at least make a nod to the idea that women are people.


Hmmm.

So tell me, friends and acquaintances: what do you think?
batyatoon: (...duuuude.)
Saw Watchmen.

What I thought [WARNING SPOILERS FOR BOTH MOVIE AND GRAPHIC NOVEL WARNING]: )

Also! A meme, ganked from [livejournal.com profile] in_the_blue:

1. Go to http://www.googlism.com/
2. Type your first name into the search box.
3. Post your five favorite results.

My five favorite results: )

Try it out yourself! It's fun!
batyatoon: (undead monkey)
Hey, [livejournal.com profile] cadhla? Saw this, thought of you.

One Velociraptor per Child
batyatoon: (music: I meant to do that)
(... But where do you get the tracklist from?)

Meme ganked from the adorable [livejournal.com profile] vixyish.

1 - Go to Wikipedia's "random article" link. The first random article you get is the name of your band. (I didn't use the first one because it was already a band name. *facepalms*)
2 - Go to Random quotations. The last four words of the very last quote of the page is the title of your first album.
3 - Go to flickr's "explore the last seven days". Third picture, no matter what it is, will be your album cover. (I cropped mine to be proper album dimensions.)

My album: Cut to spare your browser. )

What kind of music do you suppose Staudach-Egerndach plays?
batyatoon: (gashlycrumb)
...I had to share.

Shakespeare's Who's On First.

*ded from laff*

hee hee hee

Nov. 5th, 2007 07:21 pm
batyatoon: (my friends need to be punished)
For those of us with our own Firefly-cast headvoices: saw this, had to share.
batyatoon: (might as well dance)
Or, It Was Late And We Were Tired.

[livejournal.com profile] batyatoon: *yawning yawnishly* I have no idea why I am so tired.
[livejournal.com profile] newredshoes: I know why I'm tired! :-) And I also wish that whosever beeping alarm is out there NOT SHUTTING UP would cease to do so. *grumps at it*
[livejournal.com profile] batyatoon: yeah, well, you've been traveling.
[livejournal.com profile] batyatoon: I have no such escuse. :-(
[livejournal.com profile] newredshoes: You are in New York! It is... naturally exhausting?
[livejournal.com profile] batyatoon: ... by that logic, though, I should be this tired all the time. Which I'm generally not!
[livejournal.com profile] newredshoes: --hey look, a bunny! What logic?
[livejournal.com profile] batyatoon: -- bunny! *goes chasing it*
[livejournal.com profile] newredshoes: *fingersteeples*
[livejournal.com profile] batyatoon: *comes back proudly carrying a blue bunny* Caught it!
[livejournal.com profile] newredshoes: *blinks, startled* We meet again! *backs away from the bunny*
[livejournal.com profile] newredshoes: That's -- not the bunny you were supposed to catch!
[livejournal.com profile] batyatoon: Bunny: *eyes you and pawsteeples*
[livejournal.com profile] newredshoes: *presses self against a wall!* I saw you go over that waterfall in '82! We all saw it! You and that fiendish device you were captaining! How is this possible?
[livejournal.com profile] batyatoon: Bunny: *laughs maniacally* Fools! You saw what I wanted you to see! And now we meet again, but this time the advantage is mine!
[livejournal.com profile] batyatoon: *looks down at bunny* ...So, uh ... you guys have met.
[livejournal.com profile] newredshoes: *sheepish* We used to be mortal enemies.
[livejournal.com profile] newredshoes: I won that time, but apparently nemeses don't go away quite that easily.
[livejournal.com profile] batyatoon: Bunny: *sulks* You did not win. You just had a temporary advantage.
[livejournal.com profile] newredshoes: Yes, that's usually called winning!
[livejournal.com profile] newredshoes: That's when you're supposed to say, "You haven't seen the last of meeeeeeeee!" and then disappear before the credits roll.
[livejournal.com profile] batyatoon: (*cracking up*)
[livejournal.com profile] newredshoes: (IMPROMPTU CRACK FTW.)
batyatoon: (timelord & kitten)
... I kind of love this concept.

*giggling madly*

... *ded*

Aug. 6th, 2007 07:38 pm
batyatoon: (gashlycrumb)
...you guys.

You guys. Look what Vixy did.

*so very, very ded*
batyatoon: (crack bible)
So today at the office there's a conference call.

Co-worker, over phone, says: "...and once we change the agency number in the database, we'll have to also change that number in all the payments, because we don't want to end up with floating data."

I, with immense self-restraint, do not say brightly: "In the event of a water landing, I can also be used as a flotation device."




Sometimes I worry me.
batyatoon: (gashlycrumb)
*ded from laff*

Blame yesterday's xkcd.
batyatoon: (my friends need to be punished)
[livejournal.com profile] patrickat is responsible for this:



I may have to kill him.

GIP

Feb. 27th, 2007 07:37 pm
batyatoon: (oblivious)
From the last panel of yesterday's comic on Questionable Content, rearranged so as to fit in a square.

If you've known me for any length of time at all, you know I have days like this. Occasionally entire weeks.

SWORED.

Jan. 16th, 2007 09:40 am
batyatoon: (glee!)
My day: officially made.

As of this post in [livejournal.com profile] dduane's LJ.

Police are trying to trace a mysterious samurai sword-wielding vigilante who came to the rescue of two officers when they were being attacked by an armed gang....
(Entire article here.)




Hiro Nakamura was unavailable for comment.
batyatoon: (might as well dance)
Hey, look, everybody!

Demon fishies!


In other news: I win at work today. GO ME.

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