Basically a virtual scrapbook of everything I like from the net and random ideas following through my brain.
Don’t be Fooled!! This is a Dalek!!!
The vampire squid (Vampyroteuthis infernalis, lit. “vampire squid from Hell”) is a small, deep-sea cephalopod found throughout the temperate and tropical oceans of the world. Unique retractile sensory filaments justify the vampire squid’s placement in its own order:Vampyromorphida (formerly Vampyromorpha), which shares similarities with both squid and octopuses. As a phylogenetic relict it is the only known surviving member of its order, first described and originally classified as an octopus in 1903 by German teuthologist Carl Chun, but later assigned to a new order together with several extinct taxa… [more]
DAY 05: FAVORITE ALIEN
I love these things. The idea of an alien race hellbent on destruction and domination that have built this almost invincible shells to do it with is amazing. When you look at the alien Dalek, they don’t look that intimidating, a cycloptic jellyfish more or less but when you hear them talking and finally understand that they will kill you without any hesitation all of sudden it gets scary.
Dalek have no emotions, no concepts of compassion or even elegance. They simply act upon the initial drive to kill and destroy and the knowledge that you’d every meet one talking to them would do any good. They look funny until you see that the plunger like took can suck your skin from your bones or the laser which resembles a paint roller skeleton can eliminate you into dust, you start to think of something that looks almost silly as something that could be truly terrifying. You also gotta love that they can fly and that like cockroaches they always come back, always get stronger and are always ready to exterminate.
DAY 11: The last completely useless thing you bought.
The term useless always bothered me. When something is useless to me it means you aren’t allowing your imagination to think of a use for it. So I’m going off of the last thing I bought that wasn’t used in any way like it was supposed to be used. I bought my original Dalek keychain to go onto my keys but as I carried it around in my pocket, I realized that the eye, the gun, and other small accents were getting rubbed and getting broken from my daily usage. I transferred it to my work lanyard to have some sort use for it and carried around until the end of the school year when it was taken off battered and broken (battle damaged in my opinion)
The thing is it could have stayed on or thrown away but as I had a lot of students and other teachers saying how awesome it was to carry around on my keys, I bought a replacement. So I bought a keychain to wear on my keys in August simply to replace the one that I had the year before. It’s my version of a hood ornament I guess.