Monday, November 29, 2010

Christmas season is here!

I thought I'd update my friends and wish you all a safe and happy holiday season. I've been working like hell on my final projects and my job is working me to death so I've had little time to think up witty and fun blog posts. I would love to share some new, not really ever posted, illustrations for you all~
They are for my portfolio project due in about two weeks. ugh, I hope I can live past finals!!

Delicious contortionist, he's just and original character.

I had to do SOME lolita! A mermaid one is just so cute~

Thats it for le sneak preview.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

3 movies you'll regret watching

Besides my normal obsessions (lolita, art and gaming) I also love movies. My favorite type? Horror movies, but I am specific with the films I love. Not just any Scream, or bad Wes Craven film (I mean the BAD ones). I mean amazing films such as Suspiria, Night of the Living Dead, [rec], ect...
But, there comes a time I stumble upon films that leave me feeling sick, horrified, and wanting to take a shower. These are the films that have cause outrage and have been banned in several countries. They also make Human Centipede look like a feel good fun fest.
These films are watched out of a dare among friends, or as a conquest for the brave. I've watched these films and bring them to you if you dare to watch.

Photobucket Cannibal Holocaust is a 1980 exploitation film. Set in the amazon, a crew enter to find and exploit cannibal tribes. The film seems so realistic that the director stood trial for murder charges. Not only that but the film also went under fire from animal cruelty charges. Yes, the film depicts real animal deaths. There are 6 different animal deaths on film.
-A muskrat is stabbed multiple times in the neck
-A large spider is chopped by a machete
-A a snake is killed by a machete
-A monkey has it's face cut off
-A small pig is shot
-A large turtle is decapitated and cut up to cook.
The turtle scene by far is the worst, while the actors cut it up, the head is still snapping while dreary and unsettling music plays.
These by far where the worst and most uncomfortable scenes to watch in the film. After coming under fire by animal right activists the director did in fact state that he regrets filming actual animal deaths.
The film ,of course, pack a message of who is the real savage in he film. The cannibalistic tribes or a crew exploiting them throughout the "footage".

Photobucket Salo, the 120 Days of Sodom a 1975 Italian language film by Pier Paolo Pasolini. A film that after watching will leave you wanting to take a shower. The film is based on the book The 120 Days of Sodom by the Marquis de Sade. To basically sum up the movie: in the 1940's 4 rich and sick men kidnap a lot of young boys and girls to molest, rape and ultimately kill a select sum, the end. The film is praised as an excellent art film but in the end is a disturbing piece of film.
It explores themes of corruption, sadism, political corruption, and fascism. If you're given everything you want and can do whatever you want with no consequences, what will you do?

Photobucket A Serbian Film, a 2010 horror film from, well.... Serbia. It's about a retired Serbian porn star given a role in an "art film". Half way into the film he has woken from a drugged haze to figure out what has happen. The film depicts rape, murder, necrophilia, incest, and pedophilia. The film is so horrid, viewers have uttered "I want everyone associated with this film to die a horrible death" and I can only agree.
30 minutes into the film you are presented with something so horrible and disgusting it will make you sick, and actually gave me nightmares. If I had to recommend one film out of this list to destroy, it would be this film.

You're probably asking, "why did you watch these?" A challenge I guess, I can't really explain it. Someone tells me "this is horrible, you shouldn't watch this" I most likely immediately go out and watch it.

Now, I ask you, have you watched any of these? Care to share others that can be added to the list of fucked up films? Or are you up to the challenge like am and are willing to watch them?

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Cosplay Wigs USA review

This is a review of Cosplay Wigs USA's two toned pigtail styled wig. If you'd like to see a review of another wig by them, my friend Sarah has a review up on her blog.
I felt it was silly but I always wanted one of those trendy two toned lolita wigs. After a short while I finally committed to buying one. I chose Cosplay Wigs USA because of the free shipping and I loved the color choice.
I actually ordered with wig as soon as my paycheck went through (at 2:30 am!) and within 6 hors of ordering it, they shipped it out. I was surprised by how fast they processed the order, they where actually trying to ship it out to me by Halloween like the website promised. Since it was in two days, I didn't expect it and didn't mind since it wasn't for Halloween at all.  The wig arrived the day after actually and here is where some of my disappointments started. The package was shoved in my small mailbox and actually torn. I blame my local post office for this, I've had problems with them in the past (my struggle with them can be read here at my personal blog)
Sorry for no photos of the package, I tore it open in excitement to get at my new wig. What I didn't know about it, when purchasing it was that the pigtails are sewn in; they are not clips.  Also with the pigtails, I have a small complaint.
The poof for them is teased wig fibers, the problem I had was successfully covering them, they will end up showing a little unless hidden by an Alice bow. Which brings up another problem, the pigtails rest on the front of the wig, when putting on a hair band or Alice bow, the pigtails are in the way, you can't go in between the curls either because of the dense teased wig fibers. I had to open the band wider to get it to rest on the wig. Fortunately band wasn't warped at all (thank you Angelic Pretty!) but, I had to adjust it or push it back down onto the wig because it would stick up. Any girls with stiff hair bands (like some Innocent World ones) will have a problem with this wig.
In the end, I do love this wig. It's very cute and a nice quality. Overall I do recommend Cosplay Wigs USA, please check them out.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

My top 3 favorite podcasts

Over the past two years I've turned into an avid podcast listener. I tend to listen to podcasts more than music lately. It helps me get through homework, long illustration projects, or when I'm playing World of Warcraft (hah hah)
I thought it would be great to share my favorite podcasts with you all. A warning though, the ones I listen too all have adult, controversial and offensive subject matter. I didn't get into them because of this, I just find them very funny and interesting to listen to.
So, if you get offended easily or very squeamish at times, you might not like these.

Wreckless Media Radio
A weekly show from Detroit Michigan, hosted by Brian Berris and co-staring his friends. The show goes over a long list of topics such as news stories, personal anecdotes,strange youtube clips, and outlandish stories. I find myself laughing hysterically over strange moments in the show. It usually runs 2 hours long so I tend to listen to it while doing something that takes forever or many projects at a time.

No Body Likes Onions
A comedy podcast run by LA comedian Patrick Melton. He usually has fellow comedy friends on the show with him talking about current events, his love for Apple products, or gossiping about the comedy industry. On the show he acts like a senseless prick picking on co-hosts, callers, or women. Anyone with a brain will realize it's all for comedy. This show leaves me laughing over other's and Patrick himself doing something intentionally stupid. The show runs about an hour and updates once or twice a week, sometimes more.

Distorted View
This is my all time favorite podcast, coming from Ohio, it is hosted by Tim Henson (not to be confused with the puppet guy). It covers current "crazy, bizarre, and fucked up" news. The start of each episode has sound clips gathered from all over the internet. News bloopers, crazy homeless people, youtards, and the all over crazy is presented with Tim's commentary. At times he struggles with the simple task of just reading what is one screen which is half the fun, hearing him screw up every name in the news stories leaves me laughing hysterically. "A woman named.... oh fuck me.. Sha-sha-ckunasku- fuck it".  The fans of the show have been dubbed Freaky Deakies and I am proud to say I am one. This is one of the only podcasts that I have a paid subscription to, a "Sideshow" membership. The episodes run for about 30 minutes, episode with special Sideshow content run about 40 minutes.

Those are my favorites that I listen to daily. Do you have any others you like? I'd love to hear more recommendations.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Meta's Controversial Dark Secrets

Many regulars in the lolita communities heard about Meta's new line called "Dark Secrets".  The line features military style outfits. Namely Nazi style outfits as many girls are pointing out. If you don't believe me, check out some photos.

To me, the outfits are reminiscent of Nazi uniforms, they are also like any European uniforms from the 1940's.  I applaud Meta for being this ballzy, I believe this will go down next to the leopard print dress and the fake leather skirt. Though, I won't be wearing the full getup any time soon, I did fall in love with the jackets. I couldn't get a picture though before they where taken down. Someone sent Meta an upset e-mail to which they quickly took down the photos and left an apology note on their website. This has left many girls upset at Meta for buckling so easily. I personally commend Meta for actually listening to their over seas customers and doing their best to please. To any girl upset over this whole situation can still get their uniform lolita through shopping service. Because, Japan has a huge uniform fetish like me.