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IS THAT A GIF IN A GIF IN A GIF

omg

that last gif

also yzma and cronk

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My 2015 Hobonichi Techo set came in last week!

I delayed photographing it for showing off/squee purposes until I had good lighting and the energy (ahh, chronic depression~~).

I’m SO GLAD everyone told me to go for the Blue over the Marigold, because as it turns out? this is my FAVORITE shade of cerulean blue ever, and it’s just perfect. Bright and slightly aqua/turquoise, but still blue. (My favorite color is bold pink, but I tend to like to buy/wear things in this shade of blue more?) The inner green is a nearly pure kelly green, exactly the same as this year’s box.

Anyway, I was really amused to see that the entire thing shipped in a big yellow bag from Japan - the other side has all the shipping forms and customs declarations and such, so I didn’t photo it, but it arrived on the 11th after sending me the notice that it was shipping out on the 8th (maybe the 7th my time? not sure). EMS is fast!

Since I bought the JP set (Monday start), I got the tri-color ballpoint pen and pocket tissue holder (yellow), which I didn’t realize I would actually be getting with it. I don’t think they come with the English Planner from A&S, do they? I mostly picked the JP Original Techo because I like the differently colored pages for each month over the uniform grey of the Planner (except for the orange Sundays).

I already have 3 stencils and so I bought the 4th to finish the set, and of course I’ve been wanting flag/banner-design washi tape all year, so was pretty excited to pick up the roll in the Hobonichi shop.

My new cover is ~so pretty~ and I’m a little bit tempted to start using it already, but I really like my navy blue one, too, with the floral-design Cover on Cover. Maybe I’ll just hold off on my new one until December :)

fpgeeks:

Just took delivery of this Conway Stewart RiKwill LolliToo. It’s made from solid silver and covered in a layer of hand applied green enamel. Now, what ink to fill it with?

I originally read the caption as “candy apple green enamel” (probably because I was in the middle of admiring my bowl of Americone Dream ice cream…) and went “oooh, what a great name for that enamel color/design!”It is absolutely gorgeous. I love this kind of enamel on just about anything, and I am doing the grabby-hands thing right now at this Conway Stewart pen. (Even if it isn’t Candy Apple Green.)

fpgeeks:

Just took delivery of this Conway Stewart RiKwill LolliToo. It’s made from solid silver and covered in a layer of hand applied green enamel. Now, what ink to fill it with?

I originally read the caption as “candy apple green enamel” (probably because I was in the middle of admiring my bowl of Americone Dream ice cream…) and went “oooh, what a great name for that enamel color/design!”

It is absolutely gorgeous. I love this kind of enamel on just about anything, and I am doing the grabby-hands thing right now at this Conway Stewart pen. (Even if it isn’t Candy Apple Green.)

Got some new specks today! I love how my regular ones are neon yellow-green on the inside, and the shape of my aquarium blue sunglasses is so much fun.

It’s four years since I last got new glasses, it’s fun to change my style like this — but more fun that my best friend went with me to pick them out. It was her idea to go for the rectangular tortoiseshells.

Also THANK HEAVENS for vision insurance. The frames were cheap compared to the cost of lenses, but a combination of my insurance and the LensCrafters buy1get1 sale meant I only spent a fraction of the cost otherwise. The sad part is that these are Ralph Lauren and Coach branded frames, but I don’t give a fuck about the branding, only that they look good on me and I feel comfortable wearing them (I have a wide face or something - the vast majority of frames I tried on pinched in the temples; I tend to need 50mm+ in width, but 48mm seems to be super common).

Gonna try to get some cheap knockabout specks from Zenni Optical or some other online shop, because I’m SUPER bummed that the magenta “Tiffany” frames (with Tiffany blue inside!) were only 48mm and didn’t quite fit. They were gorg. and I miss having brilliant red glasses, which is what I always used to wear, until 4 years ago when the shop didn’t have any in stock in the right style. At least my new ones are brightly colored :D

(My best friend was teaching in South Korea when she got like a dozen pairs of glasses for suuuper cheap and she keeps saying that I need to travel there with her so I can get as many brightly colored frames as my heart can handle.)

Got some new specks today! I love how my regular ones are neon yellow-green on the inside, and the shape of my aquarium blue sunglasses is so much fun.

It’s four years since I last got new glasses, it’s fun to change my style like this — but more fun that my best friend went with me to pick them out. It was her idea to go for the rectangular tortoiseshells.

Also THANK HEAVENS for vision insurance. The frames were cheap compared to the cost of lenses, but a combination of my insurance and the LensCrafters buy1get1 sale meant I only spent a fraction of the cost otherwise. The sad part is that these are Ralph Lauren and Coach branded frames, but I don’t give a fuck about the branding, only that they look good on me and I feel comfortable wearing them (I have a wide face or something - the vast majority of frames I tried on pinched in the temples; I tend to need 50mm+ in width, but 48mm seems to be super common).

Gonna try to get some cheap knockabout specks from Zenni Optical or some other online shop, because I’m SUPER bummed that the magenta “Tiffany” frames (with Tiffany blue inside!) were only 48mm and didn’t quite fit. They were gorg. and I miss having brilliant red glasses, which is what I always used to wear, until 4 years ago when the shop didn’t have any in stock in the right style. At least my new ones are brightly colored :D

(My best friend was teaching in South Korea when she got like a dozen pairs of glasses for suuuper cheap and she keeps saying that I need to travel there with her so I can get as many brightly colored frames as my heart can handle.)

"Ursula thinks she’s just hilarious every time she sees someone walking around in high heels and mutters ‘poor unfortunate soles’."
— via Cats of Disneyland twitter

"Ursula thinks she’s just hilarious every time she sees someone walking around in high heels and mutters ‘poor unfortunate soles’." — via Cats of Disneyland twitter

For everyone going back to school this month…

"There’s Nothing Like a College Education" from OLD MAN RHYTHM (1935)

Anonymous asked:

Is the 2015 Planner Book the same thickness as the 2014 book? I can tell that it's still A6 size but cannot tell whether it's the same thickness. In simple terms, will the '15 book fit in my '14 cover? Thanks!

hobonichilove:

They’re the same thickness, and books are always designed to fit covers from subsequent years ♪

This is good to hear!

When I first came across the Hobonichi Techo years and years ago (2005 or 2006, I think?) there was this carefully detailed article on the website about how the new year’s Techo was different from previous years - the binding was a little better and the size was very slightly different. The cover, too, was improved, made to fit the Techo better and be easier to use. But that meant the previous year’s cover wouldn’t fit the new books.

I’d been under the impression that the design was updated annually with improvements based on user feedback. Sounds like they’ve got it pretty well figured out now, though!

(It was the year of bear designs on the stencils and such, whenever that was, and of course my all-time favorite pink-purple-green-blue madras plaid cover design. Is there an archive somewhere?)

tastefullyoffensive:

Pun Dog #14 (previously)

omg

so perfect

is there a dedicated tumblr for pun dog i need it in my life yesterday

keristars:

I’m having trouble deciding which color I want.

My navy one this year is lovely, but I kind of want a brighter color for next year. These two are my favorites. And, look, the blue is paired with the exact Lamy Safari that I own! (Except I use my metallic pink Sailor Clear Candy with my Techo…)

Help me decide?

I finally decided! That blue/green combo is a favorite of mine, and I think I’ll like it better over time than the yellow/pink. Plus, people told me “blue!” and I didn’t feel resentful about it. (Sometimes, I have choice A and B. People say A but I get annoyed, so I know to pick B?)

I also got the flag-design washi tape because I have been coveting tape like that ALL YEAR and then the 4th stencil I don’t have, to complete the set - I got the other 3 with my prize winning last spring. :)

I’m having trouble deciding which color I want.

My navy one this year is lovely, but I kind of want a brighter color for next year. These two are my favorites. And, look, the blue is paired with the exact Lamy Safari that I own! (Except I use my metallic pink Sailor Clear Candy with my Techo…)

beccabuchanans:

For anyone on the fence about getting into the little disastrous hobby of fountain pens, you should probably run far far away from this post because it’s all recommendations. Your wallet will thank you.

You have been warned. 

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This is a really good pro/con recommendation for fountain pen newbies, based on what the Goulets have available.

penaficionado:

Check out this Sterling Silver Snake fountain pen by Parker! We LOVE those green gemstone snake eyes!

Well I guess if you’re a stupidly rich Slytherin, this is the kind of pen you need, to advertise your tribe?I can’t get over the price and the cost! Imagine what it would be if it were white gold or platinum or something. I mean, it’s a gorgeous pen (maybe not really my taste?), but.

penaficionado:

Check out this Sterling Silver Snake fountain pen by Parker! We LOVE those green gemstone snake eyes!

Well I guess if you’re a stupidly rich Slytherin, this is the kind of pen you need, to advertise your tribe?

I can’t get over the price and the cost! Imagine what it would be if it were white gold or platinum or something. I mean, it’s a gorgeous pen (maybe not really my taste?), but.

penguinsandpaper:

penaficionado:

Got $67,000 to spend on a new fountain pen??? Who doesn’t?!?!

I want to like it, but the section is way too thin for my tastes. What do you all think of this pen? Would you consider buying it if you could afford it or if it were at a much lower price?

Gaaah so beautiful, is that lapis lazuli??? no way am i going to the site to see and feel poor (more poor than usual).I like the section myself, but the nib looks to big for it. The nib should be smaller, perhaps with a more graduated step between the section and the body, for better proportions, if they’re going for such a narrow section.

penguinsandpaper:

penaficionado:

Got $67,000 to spend on a new fountain pen??? Who doesn’t?!?!

I want to like it, but the section is way too thin for my tastes. What do you all think of this pen? Would you consider buying it if you could afford it or if it were at a much lower price?

Gaaah so beautiful, is that lapis lazuli??? no way am i going to the site to see and feel poor (more poor than usual).

I like the section myself, but the nib looks to big for it. The nib should be smaller, perhaps with a more graduated step between the section and the body, for better proportions, if they’re going for such a narrow section.

Four Classic Films for Amicable Aliens

TCM’s twitter asked this afternoon “Hi @Maureen_McD! Were amicable aliens to land on the planet, what four classic films would you show them first?

I thought “ooh, good question!” and promptly tried to come up with an answer. Here are my four:

  1. 1920’s Mark of Zorro with Douglas Fairbanks
  2. Gold Diggers of 1933 (which I keep calling “Broadway Melody 1934” because the two series are so similar, and I get confused - I mean the one with “We’re In the Money” and Ginger Rogers, ofc.)
  3. Alice Adams
  4. Meet Me in St. Louis

The criteria are that the person watching the films has never seen any before, so has no frame of reference. Also, they are unfamiliar with most or all context. So I chose 4 films that fit well together, telling a story you could say, but are also unique.

The Mark of Zorro is a just-plain-fun film with an emphasis on physical acting. It’s goofy and silly, and it’s an adventure story and a romance. I think it is a wonderful picture and can’t believe that I never saw it before this year.

Gold Diggers of 1933 is a Busby Berkeley musical, but an earlier one that doesn’t go to quite the stretches of fantasy dance sequences. It’s also a little bit goofy and silly, but in a different way than Mark of Zorro. It’s also interesting for the way it rebels against the Hays Production Code, which was only barely enacted when it was made.

Alice Adams is a drama from the late 30s, but it’s accessible and light compared to others (at least in my experience! I’ve never been able to sit through Grand Hotel). But like Mark of Zorro, it has an emphasis on physical acting rather than showiness. I mean, you know that scene with the violets at the party? Katharine Hepburn does it so good. Anyway, Alice Adams also provides a more realistic film than the previous two, while still calling back to them.

Finally, Meet Me in St. Louis is another musical, but in a completely different way than Gold Diggers of 1933. Like Alice Adams, it is a realistic film rather than playing with fantasy, and its musical numbers are fully part of the story rather than the story being an excuse for the musical numbers, as in Busby Berkeley pictures. It reminds me of Mark of Zorro with its pacing and “fun” feeling, but it’s still grounded in drama. Family drama, but still.

At first, I wasn’t sure about Alice Adams’s spot on the list, but as I thought further, I think it really does balance the other three really well. I considered including something by Hitchcock - Shadow of a Doubt, maybe - or a noir like Key Largo, or even a comedy - but I feel like it’s too hard to pick out a “beginner” suspense or comedy that is accessible to someone new to films and also can feel like “ah, I get it” right away.

If this list were for 5 or 6 or 10 pictures instead of 4, I think it would be very different. I’d probably still include Mark of Zorro, because I think it’s a near-perfect film, but my thoughts on what to focus on for the others might look more towards more genres or something. As it is, I chose 4 films with different story-telling and film styles that represent different parts of American history and context (though, weirdly, I keep thinking of Meet Me in St. Louis as about the 1940s, because it’s so thoroughly of that decade, even though it’s about the 1910s!).

These aren’t my favorite pictures ever. I mean, except for Mark of Zorro. But as much as I adore We’re Rich Again or Double Wedding or Theodora Goes Wild or even Shadow of a Doubt and Key Largo, I don’t think they’re suitable for newbies. The screwballs especially, even the Bs, aren’t to everyone’s taste, and it took me a while of watching old films to appreciate them. There’s a certain knowledge or familiarity that’s assumed with the context and also story-telling elements. I still can’t watch some pictures because I’m not good enough at understanding the story-telling tricks to fully appreciate them. (I think this might be part of the reason why I tend to adore the b-movies and feel bored by the prestige ones. also, i love love love the absurd, and farces are my favorite kind of story)

Anyway, what do you think of my list? Would you change anything? What would yours be?

So @kindervenom tagged me and I fucking love handwriting memes (I was so excited when I got a Graphire 3 tablet back in the day, and then a scanner, so I could share them on Livejournal), and I worked really hard in high school to get my handwriting legible and consistent.

Sorry for the shitty photo quality, but it is night time and the lighting is poor. That ink is really lovely, though. Who on Tumblr made me decide to try it? I forget, it’s been several months.
_
    1. name
    2. url
    3. blog title
    4. crush
    5. favorite color
    6. ALL CAPS
    7. favorite band
    8. favorite number
    9. favorite drink
    10. tag ten people_

So @kindervenom tagged me and I fucking love handwriting memes (I was so excited when I got a Graphire 3 tablet back in the day, and then a scanner, so I could share them on Livejournal), and I worked really hard in high school to get my handwriting legible and consistent.

Sorry for the shitty photo quality, but it is night time and the lighting is poor. That ink is really lovely, though. Who on Tumblr made me decide to try it? I forget, it’s been several months. _ 1. name 2. url 3. blog title 4. crush 5. favorite color 6. ALL CAPS 7. favorite band 8. favorite number 9. favorite drink 10. tag ten people_