Vader (masked or unmasked) with kitten ears:
Still intimidating, or the most damned adorable thing you've ever seen?
I’ve been thinking about his one for a few years, actually. Contrary to what most people would believe, Vader actually has kitten ears. It’s true. There was a documentary done in Canada about it several years ago, and Lucas has been trying to hide the truth for ages.
I can’t find a photo, but if memory serves me, the ears are slightly ghosty, as if they were made of tape and myth. Someone said something to him about the ears in the doc, and he ended up killing that person with pain, suffering, and swiftness. If you consider a decade of pain, swift. I don’t, personally. I don’t really know how they filmed that long, and why I kept watching. I kind of want those years back.
I just called my robotgrapher to see if he had any openings, but he’s booked solid until 2017. I could use the smarmy outfit down the road that accidentally installed Windows 7 on my buddy rather than Snow Leopard. He was angry.
So yes. I may have to go with robot arms, especially if they are the extendy kind so I can reach hard to get places and crush cars with my bare hands. Or bear hands. Depends on which model I choose to install, I guess.
When faced with the life and death situation of either saving a drowning unicorn or a peagus with broken wings in a burning house .... which do you save?
This actually happened to me last week when I was walking by the lake that exists next to the house that has been on fire ever since I started working in the suburbs. I’m always fascinated by the burning house, and while on my way to purchasing a bag of rocks, I saw that there was, in fact, a pegasus with a broken wing in the house. I heard splashing: drowning unicorn in the lake.
I happened to be wearing my fire-proof floaties, so I jumped into the lake, rescued the drowning unicorn, and then we went to the house and made fun of the pegasus before getting some ice cream together. The ice cream was delicious.
I’m a huge fan of JD Salinger, specifically Nine Stories. Any of his stories about the Glass family are particularly enjoyable. He’s a master of dialogue.
Other authors in no particular order: Douglas Adams, Kurt Vonnegut, Chuck Palahniuk (although, I didn’t care for his last several books), Douglas Coupland, Jonathan Tropper, JK Rowling, Phillip K. Dick, Cormac McCarthy, Stephen King, and some of Dean Koontz stuff is pretty descent.
I’m always on the hunt for new stuff, and my trend is to find an author I like and read everything by them. I’m trying to break that trend to widen my perspective.
I’m currently reading Atmospheric Disturbances by Rivka Galchen.