Archive for January, 2006

Last-Second Swiggety Swag Haiku

Wednesday, January 11th, 2006

  • Make your church pals all giddy! Eye
  • His Thousand Eyes burn

    and they have our attention

    so wear with caution

    tarp dwellers

    Tuesday, January 10th, 2006

  • 7 days of this makes one weak! subtle arts logo
  • (posted by tobias)
    Urgh. This is probably not as interesting as jetsetting around and hanging out with lovely forum ladies like Brooke, but sometimes you gotta tell it like it is, and this is how it is: we are being painted. Top picture: the entire contents of my erstwhile studio, stacked chaotically in the space beneath our loft bed. The studio room is completely empty, which makes for a pretty boring picture, so I left it out. Bottom pic: the rest of my poor sad apartment, also stacked and under wraps. It’s kind of like camping, except less fun and more uncomfortable, and with poorer air quality.

    The upshot: the water damage from upstairs neighbors, which caused all this mess, miraculously did virtually no damage to anything in the studio (and left my precious grand piano untouched as well!). So overall I guess we’re still in the black. Even though the paint is as white as snow.

    Solacey Goodness (Fan Fun Haiku)

    Tuesday, January 10th, 2006

  • Disneyland welcomes little people Eye
  • I might hate this town

    but sometimes it
    ‘plays nice’ with

    a saintly surprise

    (Couldn’t think of a better spirit-lifter than an impromptu dinner with my long-lost high-school drama-camp nemesis and forum frequenter SOLACE! With her hubby in tow and the Angels in attendance, I was reminded that ‘where’ doesn’t matter – it’s all about the WHO – even if Tommy can’t hear you… ;) )

    A Sidelined Sicko…

    Sunday, January 8th, 2006

    I came down for some last-minute meetings with our distributor ‘friends’ (which seems like an ill-suited moniker, considering their status as a multinational media conglomerate and part-time Evil Empire…but I digress).

    Had a chance to hang with forum fems Fallen Angel, Solace, and Captivating Angel over stiff sangrias and mucho flamenco.

    Did a quick tour of the Getty, which impressed me to no end.

    But on Saturday, out of the smoggy LA blue, I got sledgehammered with throat problems and a 104 degree fever. Seriously. The original plan was to go and scope this at midnight, but I couldn’t really MOVE, let alone throw toast and TP with any zeal. I forced my kind hostess to shoo, and spent the night pounding raw garlic and alternating between hot baths and cold compresses. The fever finally broke around 3AM…but I’ve still got those nasty spine chills and prickly skin. What a great way to ring in my first real vacation in five years :P

    Will drop another line before I jet out of here on Wednessday for shark-infested shores. Expect some guest bloggers to fill my beach-craving sandals until the end of the month. Hey…change is ‘good’, right? That’s what I keep telling myself as I rotate the sweat-soaked sheets…

    Oh, the horror…the HORROR!!!

    Wednesday, January 4th, 2006

  • “I only eat three kittens a day…”Eye
  • BS pal and new Rue Morgue Editor-in-Chief Jovanka Vuckovic claims the frame with particular sass and no small dollop of ennui. I think this shot was her photographic ‘apology’ for calling at 6AM on New Year’s Day with vodka-soaked pledges of friendship and true journalistic integrity. If you squint realllly hard, you can make out the quote on her fetching and fearsome stretched-to-capacity T-shizzle:

    “The world is indeed comic, but the joke is on mankind.”

    That’s why she’ll always be our #1 Lovecraftian latex lass ;)

    ‘Personal Assistant’ Haiku

    Tuesday, January 3rd, 2006

  • Posted By Brooke Burgess Eye
  • Protecting key files…

    who needs a locked cabinet?

    Security Cat!

    Back to Work 2006 Pimp Haiku!

    Monday, January 2nd, 2006


    Calendrical Comicon Comeliness Eye

    Cubicle present

    to help keep track of the days

    until the weekend

    :D

    new years’ insanity!

    Sunday, January 1st, 2006

  • rooftop fireworks chaos subtle arts logo
  • (posted by tobias)
    Hi all… thought I’d drop a line to add my happy new years to Brooke’s, and add a homespun pic (taken by Athanasia) to give an impression of the crazy organic anarchistic chaos that is Berlin on New Years’ Eve. It is really one of those things which, in my father’s memorable phrase, can be experienced but not described; 360 degrees of complete madness, noise and smoke and general absurdity that kind of overwhelms the mind and senses which is thrilling and terrifying and hilarious in equal measure. Highly recommended, if you find yourself in these parts at any point…

    A few links – first, to a few more photos from the madness described above. Second, a couple of lists – a top ten and a top twelve – to keep us with the program. Then, some thoughts on the future – some extremely chilling, some downright comforting, and some surprisingly positive – which is not a bad thing to leave you with for now… I hope 2006 is all you want it to be, and holds more pleasant surprises than unpleasant. And, if not world peace, then at least something worth hoping for. More soon…
    - t