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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year (3)

8:37 AM by , under

Merry Christmas! (by ElDave)

And with that, I would like to wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! I will be taking a short vacation from blogging here and will be resuming after my birthday.

See you in the future!

Be good,
-Dave

You know, I know
Everybody everyone let's go



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Perceptor (9)

8:55 PM by , under , , ,

Perceptor

Brawn
: Do you have any better ideas, or is your intelligence as fleeting as your courage?
Perceptor: As a matter of fact, I do: get inside Megatron and disconnect the heart of Cybertron.
Brawn: Are you defective? How're we gonna do that?
Perceptor: Simple: we use my trans-mat reduction beam to shrink down to microscopic size. Then, we crawl into Megatron and rip the blasted heart out!
Optimus Prime: What do you think of his intelligence now, Brawn?

Perceptor is a Transformers Autobot, recently re-issued and released by Hasbro, exclusively for Toys R Us.

As I've said before, I grew up mainly watching Robotech, but a few select Transformers found their way into my little hands. Perceptor was one of them and is the primary reason why I'm fascinated by microscopes to this day.

I "<3" him.

Be good,
-Dave

The walls are closing in again, oh well

I seen some thing I thought I never saw



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Solid Symbols (0)

6:49 AM by , under

I listen to a lot of podcasts. A lot. My podcast to music ratio is something like 4 hours for every 1 hour of music. Somewhere in that daily listening is usually a podcast produced by a gentleman named Anim5 (not his real name?), the host of The Gutter Skypes (recorded actual-play sessions of tabletop RPGs using Skype) and International Detective Dragons from Outer Space (forgive my gross oversimplification, but philosophy for geeks).

Not only does he produce both excellent podcasts, but he makes things as well, which brings me to today's topic: Solid Symbols.

From the page:
"Here you will find an ever-growing collection of original sculpted pieces created for proud display on your study wall, above your door or in your workspace.

What all of these works have in common is the theme of antiquity.
An aura of things ancient.

They are instantly familiar and recognizable symbols of something in the human experience that transcends borders and centuries.

Solid Symbols represent classic ideas or display slices of history.
All of them are tangible emblems of human cultural imagination.

Also, you may be surprised to find that they are all made in the United States, and are the most affordable collectible castings you are likely to discover online or anywhere else."

So, right there, I'm hooked. For only $10 there was no reason for me not to order one, so I quickly put the Micro Skeleton into my shopping cart, paid, and waited in eager anticipation. When it arrived, I wanted to take a thank you photo of my Solid Symbol and send it to Anim.

The photo:
Fossil

His incredibly generous response.mp3

I am very glad to have both ordered a Solid Symbol and "met" Anim5. Which one should I order next? I'm thinking the trilobite...

As a follow up, I thought maybe I should take one more picture:
Ancient Mystery

Be good,
-Dave

Leap of faith, do you doubt?
Cut you in, I just cut you out



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