My Zombie Apocalypse Team

I’ve seen this zombie apocalypse meme floating around and I decided I’d throw my own together. It’s a bit slap dash. Let me know what you think!

My Zombie Team-page-0Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock) is clearly only there for eye-candy and comic relief.

Julia Gillard = Superhero

So long Avengers. Good bye X-Men. Take a break Justice League, there’s a new hero in town and she’s wearing a sensible pants suit.

Imagine my delight as I read the local newspaper, here in Kuantan, to find an article extolling the virtues of my country’s PM! Julia Gillard calling Tony Abbott on his own hypocrisy has got to be one of my favourite moments in modern Australian politics. Well done Julia! I hope that this will bolster women in the workplace who have to put up with some of the crap that Julia has during her time as PM. And thank you for reminding me that female superheroes aren’t all tiny waisted, large breasted, overly sexualised “wonder women” and can in fact be the person that was elected to stand up for my interests (despite the fact that I’m an Aussie abroad).

Going a little stir crazy. (Or why I need a crafty type project)

It’s very important to have some sort of creative outlet. I’ve been going a little bit crazy not having something to keep my fingers busy and my mind creative, and there’s nothing quite like the satisfaction of finishing an object. I’ve always been a bit of a crafty type of person. I’m a keen knitter, but that doesn’t suit my current climate. So I thought I might swap needles!

That’s right I’m thinking of taking up embroidery, and this kit might be the perfect place to start. In the China Town/Sushi Bar combo, as a nod to my current Asian location.
What do you think? Could this be my new craft?

Tom Baker, The Forth Doctor

Tom Baker played the Doctor for 7 years. That’s longer than high school! For this reason it was hard to make a decent representation of his costume, because there are so many variants to it. So this is more of an inspired by Tom Baker’s Doctor. And before you ask, you’ll have to make the scarf yourself because I’ve looked and I can’t find one, unless it’s on etsy… where there are plenty.


Legend of Aang

I geek out over a lot of stuff. TV shows and books mostly. During one of my geekier moments I found this:

By an amazing young artist that goes by viria. This image inspired me to have a crack at styling some modern versions of what the gaang would wear. For those of you not in the know the above picture is based on characters in Avatar: The Last Airbender, a Nickelodeon cartoon.

A side step from my Doctor outfits but I hope you like them anyway.

Reasons to love “Community”! #1

Filled with nerdy TV tropes and film references Community is a bit of a cult classic. And here are the reasons I love it!

1. Danny Pudi. Flawlessly playing the film student of a straight-laced Arabic father and absent Polish mother, Danny Pudi brings to life what has to be one of the most loveable characters on the show. Abed.

2. Troy and Abed. Reminiscent of some of my favourite TV friendships, JD and Turk (Scrubs), Tim and Mike (Spaced) and Leslie and Ann (Parks and Recreation), Troy and Abed are really close. And funny. The shenanigans these two get up to can’t be described. Just watch:

Long video I know, you really only have to watch the first minute to understand what’s with these two.

3. Alison Brie. Playing the jail-bait of the group, Annie, Alison Brie transitions perfectly from playing Trudie on Mad Men to playing youthful Annie Edison. She is a truly amazing actress. And so funny!

4. The writing. This show is really for film and TV nerds. But it definitely has wide spread appeal too. The jokes are hilarious, the progression of story lines are perfect and the narration style is so subtle you’d have to be a complete nerd to truly pick up on it.

5. The ensemble. I know I’ve highlighted Alison Brie and Danny Pudi because they are my favourites, but this show wouldn’t work at all if the cast didn’t click as well as they do. There is brilliant chemistry between this group of people which comes through in nearly every episode. (Pilot excluded, because, well, aren’t they always?)

6. The B characters. This show is fleshed out with a great cast of B characters, those that aren’t part of the main line-up. From Dr Rick and Starburns, to Leonard and Vicki. All of these characters are just like those that you see at real universities.

Life in Pictures.

My life of late has:

Seen me peruse the Op Shops around my town. I found this amazing lounge suite in one outside of my city! Awesome right?

Imagine them with a really dark red or purple corduroy upholstery. Fabulous for reading. With a brown alpaca afghan and a nice big mug of strong tea. Brilliant. But alas I have no where to put them and I doubt they’ll still be there when I do.

This guy survived the whole trip to and from the supermarket, clinging to my rear vision mirror. It reminded me of that scene in A Bee Movie where the insects are clinging to the windshield (or was it A Bug’s Life?).

I have also been reading a lot and knitting like a trooper! And watching Speed for the 15 millionth time! Although I didn’t see it to the end, the perils of sharing a television!

And finally, on a cold and rainy day, I took refuge in the delightful cafe Nanna’s for a pot of piping hot tea and a slice of fruit toast, sprinkled with cinnamon sugar.

How’s your week been?