spandrels: (iron man/logan's run)
I've recently decided to embrace the fact that I am an action figure collector*. So I was thrilled when I found the following deal online, and thought I would share it, in case someone else is in the market for the

Hot Toys: The Dark Knight: 1/6 Joker



He's so articulated! There is another bank robber model, but I like the expression on this one. I've seen the price range up to 189.00, so I'm pleased as punch. If still a little sheepish...

Next on the wish list:




or



I'd love to know what other people are coveting!

Oh, and it turns out that the internet also sells the coolest umbrellas on the planet. I love it because it's reminiscent of the umbrellas from Blade Runner but incorporates, perhaps unintentionally, some of the wardrobe styling of said film (think: Zhora crashing through panes of glass in a see-through raincoat..). Ordered one for M and I each.




*Thanks to the book, Turn Costly Behavioral Patterns into Satisfying Hobbies: The Road to Freedom**
**Not a real book, but I bet I could hash it out in short order.
spandrels: (stos: linux)
It's funny the difference a word makes.

"Can't" is one of the least favorite words in my vocabulary.

When I told someone the other night that I couldn't make an origami unicorn like the one Gaff leaves behind him in Blade Runner...it didn't feel right.

I'd failed. Several times. I'd stared at the instructions for a good half hour. There was this one bit I just couldn't get past. But..

What if it wasn't that I couldn't make one, and just that I hadn't yet? Interesting idea.



Origami unicorn -
"Roy.3"

Origami unicorn -
"Roy.3"



After practicing a couple of times, I can now make them from memory.

This little experiment has taught me a useful distinction: "Can't" is often a judgment. "Haven't" is simply an observation.

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