We can’t stop staring at this indescribably awesome AT-ST cat tree. It was made by Roxy’s Dream, a small Douglassville, PA-based company that creates high quality custom pet furniture. Their kitties really appear to be getting into the villainous spirit of chicken walker operation. Pew pew!
Visit the Roxy’s Dream Facebook page for more photos of this spectacularly geeky cat tree as well as many of their other custom pet furniture creations.
YOU HAVE GIVEN THE CAT IDEAS. YOU WILL REGRET THIS.
this is everything i aspire to be
This was supposed to be an enhanced version of my comment about the new Disney Jungle Book, but thanks to some weather-related wireless broadband hiccup out here in the sticks, it didn’t attach. (Duh. The delights of modern tech vs. rural environment.)
I want to find out more about the STORY (which will of course be impossible for ages) because I’m getting a feeling that, once again, Kipling’s original material won’t be getting much notice. What it says here is “based on the book by Rudyard Kipling”, but past Jungle Book movies have shown that can mean as little as “shares a title with the book by Rudyard Kipling" and "includes named characters from the book by Rudyard Kipling" but not a lot else. I was only 11 in 1967 when the original cartoon came out, and I was offended by what it did to the stories I loved. Maybe this time will be better.
I’m unconcerned by Kaa (though “he” in the stories) being gender-flipped to have a female voice. There are already few enough female characters apart from Mother Wolf (aka “Raksha, the Demon”) and Mowgli’s human mother Messua (aka “not appearing in this film”.) In any case, Kaa’s behaviour and mindset are so alien and cold-blooded - in both the literal and figurative sense - to the warm-blooded mammals who are most of the other characters that it’s like gender-casting a force of nature.
But will Kaa as finally scripted allow Scarlett Johannson to play the great python as having huge physical strength and eerie ancient wisdom, or will it be all googly-eyed hypnotism and lisping implied paedophilia again?
Only time will tell.
reblogging for petermorwood input.
mggardner - input coming up! :-)
This is a modern fantasy-influenced version of a Renaissance-style parade helmet…
…with a definite nod towards (or echo of, depending which came first) The Hound’s helmet from Game of Thrones.
Both have echoes of the Renaissance “Savoyard Helmet”, which usually looked like something a Cyberman would wear…
…but occasionally the Scary Skull design would appear there as well.
Fangs were not required: these guys had big wheellock guns…
Hmm. Looks rather better this way.
Crow: CROW YES!
You can feel the offense on that golden eagle’s face.
They do it with wolf-tails too. And shoelaces. And frying-pan handles…
Dorian “Zib” Zibowski #66 -Skidar
One of my favorite characters from my favorite comic, Lackadaisy by the brilliant Tracy Butler.
This is wonderful - thank you!
Heard while heading to Blackrock Clinic for another of D’s complex eye exams…
DD: Look there, it’s the wetlands bird sanctuary.
DD: Lots of waders about. Oystercatchers, exocets…
PM: Uh-hu… What? Where?
DD: There, running along the shore.
PM: … Ah. I think you mean avocets.
DD: Not exocets?
PM: No. Trust me on this…