Toys and this and that and just some stuff because of a slow day at work.


Other than a bunch of KO news posted on TFW2005 there isn't much news about real and official toys from Hasbro and TakaraTomy.

Methinks that it'll be a slow toy news for most of December too since we've more or less seen all the endless repaints of the movie stuff.

I think I want mini Legends Rescue Ratchet but other than that TakaraTomy repaint of Blackout shipping with the movie DVD in Japan and Hasbro's Evac there isn't much in the world of TF toys right now that even remotely stirs my nether regions.

(Off subject, but back in grad school, I actually had a professor of cultural anthropology who could not, for whatever insane Christian or what-have-you reason, refer to sexual organs or genitalia as such and in lecture used the term nether regions!!! When an academic can't use medical or other academic terms and has to use a guilt-laden term like nether regions we know the apocalypse of some religion is upon us. What's even funnier is that from time to time I now try to specifically use the term "nether regions" in conversations. I suppose it reminds me of happier and more academic times of my life.)

Since there's so little TF in my life right now I don't have much to say. Hell, I don't even have much to photograph. I do need to add some Target repaint basics to the site though. Maybe this weekend.

Living Room: Day 5 - 2nd coat and fake line at the top.I've mostly managed to get the living room and dining room done for Thanksgiving tomorrow. We still need to arrange all the furniture and setup shit. There's still the hanging of some wall art and other decoration we've bought. I really need to commission pieces from all my artist friends. I'd rather have real art from people I know other than shit I found in a store or gallery.

Giga took off work today and said he'd keep working on the first floor and the leaves. The damn magnolias in the back finally dropped the past 2 days and there's snow on the way this weekend.

Basically, after tomorrow, I've promised myself more or less taking December off to try and let my back heal and to try and get back on a simple daily gym and diet regimen. I can blame the steroids only so much for the recent weight gain. The rest is purely because I stopped going to the gym daily and because I stopped my strict daily diet. And of course, every time Hoop posts something about now fitting into size 32 jeans or some shit it pisses me off since I've strayed so far from where I was just 4 months ago.

Anyway, once I can sit, stand, walk, and lay down without severe pain I can hopefully shed the recent weight gain.

I kinda want to have the foyer painted by December 8's Pierogi Party and Dumpling Orgy so I may spent 3-4 days doing that up into the stairwell a bit. A better color and maybe a new light fixture will make it feel more "me" instead of the lingering "them". Then I can rest.

2007-11-21-santa.jpgMight as well set up some Christmas decor too even though I could honestly take or leave all that. Christmas to me is more nightmarish and less fun anyway, though I'd love to get a life size crucified Santa to put out front. And if he lit up too? So much the better. A crucified Santa to me is pretty much a dead-on interpretation of my general feelings for this insane runaway Victorian-created Christmas "holiday" time. When gas hits $3.50/gallon we'll see how the typical view of Christmas starts to collapse. Give it 3-7 years and the US consumer economy, which generates most of its profit off of a 30 day shopping orgy, will totally sink this country into a depression. It is right around the corner kids.

But there will always be plenty of pierogies to eat.


You pick up the Star Wars Darth Vader-Death Star TF!!! It'd be a good crack fix ... you can place it beside Unicron & Primus!!

I'm on the fence about picking it up myself, but the more I see it, I more I want it.

No "Star Wars" Transformers will ever enter my house.

I'm just wondering when the general public here start to demonstrate their anger at paying $7.82 a gallon...


Haw haw,I pay 2.50 a gallon still for my car's "corn fuel".

Hooray for renewable resources!

It's sad when I'm so desensitized to gas prices that I don't even notice the difference between 2.55 and 2.95.
Yeah up until last year I really couldn't be bothered with Christmas. Oddly enough, the new spring of children in my family (3 over the past 3 years) has gotten me totally jacked about it again. The oldest of the three is a huge TF fan, too. Does anyone else have trouble saying "no" to little ones in their families who so innocently want to play with your toys?
Good luck on your holidays and be careful on your back, don't rush into anything you're ill-prepared for.

I totally understand what you mean Nala, but I fear you might be giving the American public too much credit; I don't think I've ever encountered a group capable of such apathy towards their own reaming.

Let me add to that though, you may well be right about the current retail model faltering over the next few years. I don't know if it will be truly apocalyptic, but there's definitely change coming...

nows a good time to do an updated photoshoot of entire collection!

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