Oklahoma based photographer, writer and jack of all tracks.

 

Sword Art Online II: Calibur

Y’know, I could ramble a lot about my thoughts on SAOII, but I’ll just keep it simple.

I really wouldn’t mind if they just did a whole spinoff season from scratch with this cast going around and doing stuff. I really miss this group of characters interacting. The only thing missing is a little more Kirito and Asuna goodness, but that’s my only real complaint. Well, that and maybe a little less fan service, but I know that’s not gonna happen.

sashaforthewin:

unclewhisky:

clannyphantom:

if ur hair covers ur boobs u have mermaid hair and u are a mermaid i dont make the rules

As a man with a hairy chest, I was very, very confused by this post for about ten seconds.

You are a mermaid, sir

Hagrid: “Yer a mermaid, hairy.”

jamesbong00420:

scenicroutes:

naruhodos:

is this the rise of the brave tangled frozen dragons

no actually it’s even better than that
this is a still from a 1990 television special entitled, “cartoon all-stars to the rescue,” which, literally, was absolutely nothing but half an hour of beloved children’s cartoon characters attempting to get that kid in the blue to stop smoking pot.
it opens with a brief clip of george h.w. bush and barbara bush sitting in the oval office, petting their dog. the president of the united states looks into the camera and says, “some of your favourite cartoon characters will help you understand how drugs and alcohol can ruin your life.”
and that brief clip alone would be worth the price of admission but then we get into the actual story, which begins with a teenage boy smashing his kid sister’s piggy bank to buy pot. while alvin and the chipmunks look on in abject terror. and winnie the pooh exclaims, “oh my!” and then the kid runs off to buy pot in an alley and bugs bunny appears out of nowhere dressed as a cop, picks a joint off the pavement, and launches into an anti-drug spiel.
it’s actually really not the kind of thing that can be put into words so here’s the full half-hour video, knock yourself out

oh my GOD

The thing I will never forget about this special is when Bugs Bunny shows up. “What’s this, a joint?” INSTANT RECOGNITION.

jamesbong00420:

scenicroutes:

naruhodos:

is this the rise of the brave tangled frozen dragons

no actually it’s even better than that

this is a still from a 1990 television special entitled, “cartoon all-stars to the rescue,” which, literally, was absolutely nothing but half an hour of beloved children’s cartoon characters attempting to get that kid in the blue to stop smoking pot.

it opens with a brief clip of george h.w. bush and barbara bush sitting in the oval office, petting their dog. the president of the united states looks into the camera and says, “some of your favourite cartoon characters will help you understand how drugs and alcohol can ruin your life.”

and that brief clip alone would be worth the price of admission but then we get into the actual story, which begins with a teenage boy smashing his kid sister’s piggy bank to buy pot. while alvin and the chipmunks look on in abject terror. and winnie the pooh exclaims, “oh my!” and then the kid runs off to buy pot in an alley and bugs bunny appears out of nowhere dressed as a cop, picks a joint off the pavement, and launches into an anti-drug spiel.

it’s actually really not the kind of thing that can be put into words so here’s the full half-hour video, knock yourself out

oh my GOD

The thing I will never forget about this special is when Bugs Bunny shows up. “What’s this, a joint?” INSTANT RECOGNITION.

How about some new photography? It’s been a while, so here are the photos I entered in this year’s Oklahoma State Fair. The image of the baby orangutan won fourth place in the Nature and Wildlife category. Pretty pleased with that, but seeing what everyone else did this year, I really need to step up my game for next year. If anyone was interested, here’s the list of what category and what the photo’s of…

Nature - Orangutan, San Diego Zoo

Pets - Jackson, our manx cat

Misc - Custom car from Count’s Kustoms in Las Vegas

Nighttime and Twllight - Hill overlooking Dana Point Harbor in California

Weather - Rain on the highway in Death Valley(yes, seriously)

Floral - Shelter Island in California

American Landscapes - Shelter Island in California

Motion - Common dolphins off the coast of California

Let’s face it, the only thing missing from this is Link landing in the tree, putting on sunglasses and The Who played triumphantly.
And as if you weren’t impressed enough? Yep, that shield appears to be made of wood.

Let’s face it, the only thing missing from this is Link landing in the tree, putting on sunglasses and The Who played triumphantly.

And as if you weren’t impressed enough? Yep, that shield appears to be made of wood.

(Source: suluj)

My Conflicting Feelings on Sword Art Online

This seems totally relevant in light of today’s episode. I wasn’t as down on it as some of the fans have been, but I honestly think it highlights the issues I have with the series. And it bothers me because when this show clicks for me, it REALLY clicks for me. And I think there are some really interesting ideas, and from what I’ve seen of the translations of the first two light novels, they get developed a little more in there. Anyhow… my rambling thoughts on it all under the cut for spoilers…

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Sword Art Online Light Novels and SAO2

So I’m currently working my way through the second Sword Art Online novel that was released in English(I would have been done already, except work has enjoyed keeping me there 10-12+ hours a night, so there hasn’t been a lot of free time). The translations are pretty good, and I’m enjoying seeing the side stories I first saw in the anime. I’ve come to appreciate Lisbeth even more, and really wish she’d have a bigger role in the later story arcs. She’s got a lot of potential, and it would be fun to see that explored somewhere. I’d honestly recommend checking both the novels out, as they give a little more of the characters.

And of course, I can’t mention SAO without talking about how much I’m really enjoying the new Sword Art Online 2. Sinon’s a really good character, and some of the stuff with Kirito in his new avatar is pretty funny. The Death Gun plot is pretty intriguing and I really can’t wait to see the new episode. And they’ve done an AMAZING job of setting up some great cliffhangers. The last couple episodes have been positively Sleepy Hollow-esque(and that’s a really high compliment in my book).

I’m also glad I avoided some of the fan translations of the GGO novels, as it’s fun to watch this story unfold. I’m also glad that, despite the fact she’s not in GGO, they’re giving Asuna more to do than just sit around and watch. And most of all for me, being such a fan of the Aincrad arc, it was really fun to step back into that world, albeit briefly. I wouldn’t be opposed to more flashbacks like that, for sure.

I really hope the whole season holds up, because thus far, I’ve been pretty impressed.

cutemutant:

starklyinaccurate:

crohns-sucks:

neecygrace:

Today’s picture for invisible illness is a personal one. This is one of about 30 notes that my friend has received since using her handicapped placard. I’m going to say this to you, have you ever seen someone get out of a car parked in a handicapped space and said to yourself “they look too young or they don’t look disabled.” I’m going to go with yes you have, because we all have at one time. I can’t remember doing it, but before I understood the difficulties of invisible illness when I was younger I probably did. Let me ask you this though, when you had that thought was it because you knew with 100% certainty that they weren’t handicapped or did you assume that because of their age and/or not seeing a cane, walker or wheelchair? All I’m asking is that we stop and think when we someone need a mobility aid, park in a handicapped space or say they are disabled that we remember this “DISABILITY HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH AGE OR APPEARNACE.” #spoonie #invisibleillness #disability #chronicillness #rheumatoidarthritis #lupus #fibromyalgia #myofascialpainsyndrome

If nothing else, this post needs to be seen around the internet more. This harassment is not okay and no one should have to deal with it on top of having an invisible illness. This is just another form of anonymous bullying to add to the internet bullying these TROLLS are capable of.
If you are healthy, please reblog.If you are sick, please reblog.If you have a disability, please reblog.If you have an invisible illness, please reblog.If you know someone with a disability, please reblog.If you are a human being, please reblog.Let’s spread the word and help those of us that may not look like it. 
Ignorance isn’t bliss, ignorance is ignorance. 

And people ask me why I am afraid to use my cane in public.Being disabled, visibly so is always dangerous

my friend (who is a year younger than me, and we were about 18 when this happened) has a disability and has a parking permit, and one time we went out to lunch and he parked in the handicapped spot and this lady was driving by and she like slowed down when she saw us getting out of the car and like glared and we were like whatever, so we went into the restaurant and while we were waiting to get seated, some other ppl in the restaurant told him “i think that lady is doing something to your car” and we look out and shes like… inspecting the car or something like looking around it suspiciously, and so he went out to confront her and she ran off. it was so shady. people are fuckin scumbags

The last couple of years, I’ve had surgeries that have involved incisions to my abdomen. As anyone who’s been through that knows, that makes you learn REAL QUICK how important your core muscles are. I’d usually wear out and, especially in the summer/early fall months, overheat really fast from the strain. So, my physician gives me a temporary placard and advises me to use motorized carts when possible. 
I can’t begin to tell you the number of dirty looks I’d get from people because, outside of sometimes using a walking stick, it wasn’t immediately obvious that there was anything wrong. If I happened to be in a store and stood up to get something from the shelf? Yep, there were a few times I got some looks and heard a few comments of the “under the breath” variety, usually just accusing me of being lazy.
The worst example came when I decided to head to the zoo for my birthday a month after surgery. People had no consideration, making it really hard for me to get around. At one particular exhibit, I was trying to navigate the cart closer, and an older gentlemen pushed his children ahead of me. I actually spoke up, offering a pretty sarcastic “excuse me” to him. He actually turned out, looked at me a moment, and said, “You don’t get special treatment just because you’re lazy.”
(It got better when another guy actually stood up for me and called the dad out on his BS, then told his kid to NOT act like that guy. Kind of an awesome moment.)
The experience really did open my eyes to what people go through, and it certainly taught me never to judge just because I can’t see what a person’s handicap is. I’m reminded of the great quote from Wendy Mass: “Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about.”

cutemutant:

starklyinaccurate:

crohns-sucks:

neecygrace:

Today’s picture for invisible illness is a personal one. This is one of about 30 notes that my friend has received since using her handicapped placard. I’m going to say this to you, have you ever seen someone get out of a car parked in a handicapped space and said to yourself “they look too young or they don’t look disabled.” I’m going to go with yes you have, because we all have at one time. I can’t remember doing it, but before I understood the difficulties of invisible illness when I was younger I probably did. Let me ask you this though, when you had that thought was it because you knew with 100% certainty that they weren’t handicapped or did you assume that because of their age and/or not seeing a cane, walker or wheelchair? All I’m asking is that we stop and think when we someone need a mobility aid, park in a handicapped space or say they are disabled that we remember this “DISABILITY HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH AGE OR APPEARNACE.” #spoonie #invisibleillness #disability #chronicillness #rheumatoidarthritis #lupus #fibromyalgia #myofascialpainsyndrome

If nothing else, this post needs to be seen around the internet more. This harassment is not okay and no one should have to deal with it on top of having an invisible illness. This is just another form of anonymous bullying to add to the internet bullying these TROLLS are capable of.

If you are healthy, please reblog.
If you are sick, please reblog.
If you have a disability, please reblog.
If you have an invisible illness, please reblog.
If you know someone with a disability, please reblog.
If you are a human being, please reblog.

Let’s spread the word and help those of us that may not look like it. 

Ignorance isn’t bliss, ignorance is ignorance. 

And people ask me why I am afraid to use my cane in public.

Being disabled, visibly so is always dangerous

my friend (who is a year younger than me, and we were about 18 when this happened) has a disability and has a parking permit, and one time we went out to lunch and he parked in the handicapped spot and this lady was driving by and she like slowed down when she saw us getting out of the car and like glared and we were like whatever, so we went into the restaurant and while we were waiting to get seated, some other ppl in the restaurant told him “i think that lady is doing something to your car” and we look out and shes like… inspecting the car or something like looking around it suspiciously, and so he went out to confront her and she ran off. it was so shady. people are fuckin scumbags

The last couple of years, I’ve had surgeries that have involved incisions to my abdomen. As anyone who’s been through that knows, that makes you learn REAL QUICK how important your core muscles are. I’d usually wear out and, especially in the summer/early fall months, overheat really fast from the strain. So, my physician gives me a temporary placard and advises me to use motorized carts when possible.

I can’t begin to tell you the number of dirty looks I’d get from people because, outside of sometimes using a walking stick, it wasn’t immediately obvious that there was anything wrong. If I happened to be in a store and stood up to get something from the shelf? Yep, there were a few times I got some looks and heard a few comments of the “under the breath” variety, usually just accusing me of being lazy.

The worst example came when I decided to head to the zoo for my birthday a month after surgery. People had no consideration, making it really hard for me to get around. At one particular exhibit, I was trying to navigate the cart closer, and an older gentlemen pushed his children ahead of me. I actually spoke up, offering a pretty sarcastic “excuse me” to him. He actually turned out, looked at me a moment, and said, “You don’t get special treatment just because you’re lazy.”

(It got better when another guy actually stood up for me and called the dad out on his BS, then told his kid to NOT act like that guy. Kind of an awesome moment.)

The experience really did open my eyes to what people go through, and it certainly taught me never to judge just because I can’t see what a person’s handicap is. I’m reminded of the great quote from Wendy Mass: “Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about.”

Since I haven’t posted anything in a while, I thought I’d go ahead and share some photos of our rescue can, Jackson. As you can tell from some of the photos, he’s a manx, no tail whatsoever. He’s also probably the sweetest cat I’ve ever been around.