Tuesday, May 31, 2011


Thank you, Google, for replacing any time I would have spent doing something productive with time spent flinging birds at pigs.


Friday, May 27, 2011

Beeping, pounding, grinding syntheticness

It's raining out and I'm bored, so I put together a quick list of electronic/dubstep artists and songs I enjoy.

The entire Acid Crunk Vol. 2 album is very good, I especially like Gangsteppin' and H.A.A.R.P as well.

This is about it for now. If you have any suggestions or recommendations, I'd love to hear them.

In the meantime, go listen to the Portal 2 soundtrack.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Credit Report

Yesterday somebody shot me an FM about whether or not they could post an MOC that looked similar to my recent-ish red and blue trucks. What was meant to be a short reply morphed into this, and I thought it might be appropriate to post this somewhere where I could express my views to everybody.

"Thank you , really appreciate your concern. Due to the medium we use, Lego, similarities are bound to happen, and nobody can truly take credit for something unless it is extremely specialized. People have probably made the same thing a thousand times before and will make something similar a thousand times again.

Personally, I love when someone posts something similar to my stuff or inspired by me, because it means that I have impressed them enough with my models to influence their own design. If someone is ignorant enough to believe that they have the sole right to a design, they are mistaken. If you built an exact copy of their model and never posted it, they can neither know or care about it. Therefore, why should they care if you do post it?

Something that a lot of people seem to get worked up about in this kind of thing seem mostly concerned not so much with the copying itself, but with a lack of credit. If you are directly inspired by something, or know that you directly copied someone's design, common sense says that you should credit the original author/designer/artist/whatever.

From what I understand, the only thing we have in common here is that we built 6-wide pickups. I was inspired by multitudes of builders, most notably mister zumbi, ricecracker, and proudlove, but I don't think that they would be bothered by the fact that they influenced my designs. We take, they take, they give, we give. It's a circle, and nobody can take credit something that belongs to everybody, which is the right to build and post models.

I apologize for my circular, longwinded rant, this is just something I feel strongly about and apparently needed to get it all out.

In short, please post it, it's a major ego boost for me, and I get to see an another awesome model.


P.S. As I was typing this, I found another inspiration for the red truck, here:www.flickr.com/photos/brafalski/4813975065/

I didn't directly reference it, but there are definitely similarities in my mind."

Monday, January 17, 2011


I realized today that I haven't really posted any pictures of my new workspace, and since Moosebot has threatened to spam my blog if I don't blog about something, I figured this might be a topic I could cover.

Seen here is the main workspace and my display shelf:

Secondary workspace and sorting area:

Some random crap on the top of the display shelf:

Main workspace (with WIP swamp-racing buggy):

Aside from LEGO, I also collect Hot Wheels cars and other toy vehicles:

I'm not sure exactly how many vehicles I have in my collection, but I estimate somewhere around 450. I am currently working on estimating the value, but I collect for enjoyment, not cash.

Most of my cars are from the late 1990's and later. However, I have been able to find some of my dad's old cars at my grandparent's. Here are a couple beautiful Corvettes, a Hi-Rakers 63' split-window and a Road Champs '57:

For some reason or another, the "Cabbin' Fever" is one of my most favorite Hot Wheels molds:

....And that concludes today's tour. Tune in in another 6 months for more! ;)

Sunday, December 19, 2010

This is my very favorite shirt...

So, it's my birthday on Tuesday, but since my grandparents could visit today I got to open my loot early.
The shirt on the right is from earlier this year, when I was "school shopping", but the shirt on the left, this, this is my holy grail of nerdom. It's the only thing I've asked for this year, and now it's mine! all mine, my precious....

In addition to this, I also received a stylized mug with a "T" on it, a Hot Wheels Deora II with boogers(?!) on it, and a week's supply of Monster.

Jayne "Troublemaker" shirt: Free!
Nerf Longshot: $29.99
Black spray paint:$3.99

Feeling like a badass and a nerd at the same time: Priceless

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Up in flames

Like my new theme?

Anyway, I baleeted all the previous contents of my blog, so I now have a fresh slate to work with.

I'm mostly going to post musical findings and interesting things from the web, so it'll be less like a failed outlet for my ego and more like an actual blog.

And to start it off, here's a sweet truck from Ricecracker.

I really love the logo on the side, and the shaping of the vehicle is really nice as well.


I want to push it around on my floor and make vroom vroom noises. >_<