Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Jean Cyborg

see what I did there? huh huh? hopefully...

So I've been thinking about robots alot lately. Particularly female robots, the loss of emotion, the lack of agency and shiny armor. I care not if you judge me.

This is inspired in part by AI Artificial Intelligence, I'm A Cyborg but That's Okay, Cindy Mayweather, Death of a Tin Man, Data from Star Trek, iRobot(?), Robot Jones, My Life as a Teenage Robot and too many other things. I'm keen on the idea of a human trying to become a robot or a robot striving to be more human. I'm gonna stop talking, because this sounds like madness. Look, a playlist that will hopefully explain these thoughts...

I haven't done a mix in a while! If you like, leave comments. I really really enjoy them. Oh and I may upload this to Spotify because sometimes 8 tracks isn't always compatible with certain web browsers or the most user friendly.

I've wanted to use a FOTC song in a playlist since forever .

I always love the tracklist art on Rookie so I tried out a version here. I think it's fitting. no?

*EDIT : here's a link to the mix on Spotify :)

Saturday, August 18, 2012

It's A Wonderful Life

The amount of strange and bizarre movies there are out there about "womanhood" are in no shortage. This just may be the MOST ABSOLUTELY STUNNING one I've ever seen...

Valerie and Her Week of Wonders (originally Valerie A Tyden Divu), is a Czech movie, based on a book, about a girl and her period. Oh, if only it were that simple. You see, Valerie's menstrual cycle cause a series of terrifying surreal events to happen around her.

Lustful priests, a jealous and pious grandmother, and brief encounters with the debauched residents of Valerie's picturesque town all threaten this extremely pivotal, vulnerable moment in her life.

It's not clear who can be trusted or feared in this movie. Or if anything in this movie is a dream or reality. That vague distinction made the film work for me. The set design is spectacular and immaculate. Everything works just the right way in this movie, even things that seem the most irrelevant.

The synopsis compares this movie to Snow White or Alice in Wonderland, which I suppose does traditionally fit. I also think it shares many similarities with Pan's Labyrinth for the same dream/reality dynamic, adult fairytale elements, and idealistic doe-eyed protagonist.

I heard about this movie in so many different places, but the Broadcast album, Haha Sound, made me finally check it out, since it's heavily inspired by the film. There are alot of religious and sexual overtures in this movie that may make it an uncomfortable watch. Did I mention the lead actress was only THIRTEEN when this movie was made!?

The thought of doing a style collage for this movie crossed my mind, but I gave up and just watched it again and again and again. Here's some awesome news, the full film is on YouTube with English subs!!!

Like seriously, watch

All poorly done screencaps by yours truly.

-Peace & Hair Grease.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Plaid Girls' Club

Oh god, that title sounds like a Macy's Uniform ad :-(

So uhhhhherrrm yeah. It may be a bit early for most folks, but in Georgia, kids are already in school/headed back to school! Including yours truly (begrudgingly of course).

One thing I've always wanted was the perfect little school girl uniform, complete with plaid skirt, crisp blouse, knee highs, and Mary Janes/ saddle shoes. Of course, now that I am technically a *cough* adult *cough* it seems a bit strange...

I have yet to find the perfect little plaid ensemble, but here's a few images that have inspired me to take this look on:
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Empire Records

The Craft trailer

Marc Jacobs AW12

Rosario Dawson 25th Hour

School Daze

Back to school and plaid...I know how wholly original :-p In other news:

I've taken to queuing posts more often! Well, not entirely by choice, but because I have no time for anything until the weekend :-( I'm writing a guest post for Vintage Fee that should be up some time with in the next two weeks. I'll add a link when that happens. Also, this is my first time using Polyvore for a collage. I'm not 100% sold. It is more efficient and organic looking than MS Paint (which is what I've used in the past). 

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

oodles of doodles

I drew some stuff a while ago and, true to form, I'm finally getting around to posting some of it. I hoped to get my scanner running so I wouldn't have to rely on shaky camera images, but my scanner is made of SUCK.

Soooo here you go.
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The above two photos are based on a Sylvia Plath story called Ocean 1212 W. I'd love to make a short film out of that story and call it Escargot...for reasons.

I found some water colors! Sadly, I'm bad at using them.

This is "Eli". I wish her name was pronounced like "E-Lie", but it's short for Elizabeth, so it sounds like "Elly". In the short story I'm writing -and will more than likely abandon very soon- she is a nurse to a former Bauhaus architect in the 50s. He has no one and her father was lost at sea. He is bedridden for some time and his joints are becoming arthritic. They forge a bond. That's all I have so far : (

making a new banner

There are tons more drawings and I have a lot of personal drawings with little witticisms and odd thoughts to accompany the image (they are essentially 1 panel comics) that I may post soon.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Cannot think of a clever title...look colors!

Sadly, I cannot come up with any "punny" titles, maybe I need to look at some more Hannah Hart videos...

This thing started as a way to dump the VAST amount of pictures stored on my computer, but as I do not like making anything easy for myself, apparently, it quickly dissolved into a hair/lifestyle/summer/cool pictures inspiration type thing.

So, it's completely random.

I was just bored when I made this.

So bored.


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Hazel Scott

Charlotte Linton AW12 collection

Demona Le Fright BLOG

Internet K-Hole BLOG

Vashtie Kola (The Girl Crush of my life)

Jeannie Bogan

William Eggleston

My best friend told me about the beautiful Cameroonian singer, Ntjam Rosie, ages ago, and I wanted an excuse to post her music. She sounds a bit like Sade with Afro-Caribbean touches. I think her hair and style are plenty cute too!

I'm off to watch Pushing Daisies from beginning to end.

-Peace & Hair Grease.