Wednesday, January 11, 2012

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Miscellanea and whatever.

I woke up early today, which is weird because I went to bed late last night, but whatever. I ran across a weird website this morning called book porn, well maybe the site isn't as weird as the name of the site. I've always been interested in books whether they are comics, coffee table, fiction, non fiction, or whatever. I also like interiors, and how people fix their home, how they display things, interior design, and so forth. This site is about books and the interiors that house them, be it a personal library or actual library. Check it out here: book porn.

I also got up today and started watching the Syfy Channel's Face Off, which is another reality show this one showcasing special effect artist, body painting, creating aliens, and so forth. It's fairly formulaic in its formatting, but it's also sort of interesting to see a behind the scene on how that's done. I just like to see how art is done whether it's watching someone like Bill Alexander or Bob Ross paint or whoever. I find it interesting. There's was another show on the Bravo Channel called Work of Art. It more broad in its concept, not just dealing with fantasy art, and I found it interesting as well, but whatever...

I went to the dentist the other day. I really think we need to rename that: modern torture that you pay for. Yeah, that makes sense to me, otherwise it does not. I feel like I have horrible teeth, and I'm always putting money into my mouth. Not only do I have to wear glasses, but bad teeth as well. Sometimes life sucks. They both cost me more money than I want to pay, but whatever, right...

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I've been reading a few of these FF, as they are now known. The FF stands for Future Foundation, which I didn't know. I knew it as the old comic book, Fantastic Four. I'm out of the loop, where was my memo? What's interesting is Hickman and crew have taken all this past mythos that Kirby created and are using it all at the moment: they've got Dr. Doom, Diablo, Mole Man, The Inhumans, Namor, the Watcher, Spider-Man, and bunch of other characters in it. It sort of is a universe in itself. It sort of on a grand scale like maybe Green Lantern Corp. Heck, I didn't even know that Johnny Storm aka the Human Torch had died, and I didn't know that Reed and Susan Storm had a little girl. So a lot of this is new to me. At any rate, they're pretty neat, large in scale, grandiose, cosmic, and I bet Jack Kirby would be proud with what they are doing with it. I say Kirby over Stan Lee, as I just think of FF as being more a Kirby creation than Lee. I'll give Lee Spider-Man, that seems more him, his style, and his creation. But Kirby is more FF, Thor, and Captain America to me, but whatever.

2 Comments:

At 11:30 PM, Blogger Mob said...

Hey man, if you're digging Book Shelf Porn you should also check out Book Lovers Never Go To Bed Alone and Bookshelves And Late Fees for more of the same, great looking stuff, piles and piles of books, makes you wanna dive into it like Scrooge McDuck in his money bin.

 
At 6:19 PM, Blogger El Vox said...

Thanks Mob for the links, I'll check that out. Love that stuff.

 

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