Saturday, 24 October 2015

Ladies' Interest Sites

Bustle is for basic bitches.  With stories about body positivity, PSLs, and totally true online personality quizzes, they need to take a damn seat.  One moment they are tearing down the "basic" label, then the next they claim to educate on how to identify a basic bitch.  #contradictorymuch
End of story.  #byefelicia

Monday, 12 October 2015

Never Stop Learning

So I graduated from university on Thursday!  Hoorah!  I am still perpetually busy, but I am taking a drawing and design basics class to learn some art skillz.  I am hoping to challenge myself to illustrate a post a week and do many fashion sketches over the Fall season and beyond.  Anyway, in the meantime, here's some food for thought:

I have always been unbearably uncomfortable with mascots.  Tonight I saw a video on Facebook of a sport mascot absolutely slaying the gesticulation game.  I can appreciate the art of movement and gesture that some professionals have mastered.  Even their costume design is done to evoke jaunty responsive movement to maximize visual communication.  There is art in it.

After watching the video above, I got to thinking about the experience and training necessary to use movement so efficiently to communicate to enormous stadium crowds.  In my curiosity, I found Hogtown Mascots.  Please read this page if you want to read some wonderfully worded tactful suggestions.

Anyway, I have gained a lot of respect for professional mascots today.  Happy Canadian Thanksgiving everyone, ours is in conjunction with Anglo/Germanic harvest festivals of olde, among other large areas of uncertainty such as rebellions between Upper and Lower Canada and such,  and not the squashing of indigenous cultures so there's that.  And a lot of turkey, of course.

Saturday, 3 October 2015

Jock Jams

Was anyone aware that the song Cotton Eyed Joe has a music video?  A friend and I were discussing the song, as one does, and I didn't think much more about it.  As I cleaned my room tonight, I got into the 90's music video part of YouTube and the suggested videos for Aqua's Barbie Girl included that infamous Cotton Eyed Joe.

For your viewing pleasure:

I do so, more than anything, want to have a Cotton Eyed Joe themed party.  Not country music, not red neck theme, just Cotton Eyed Joe themed.  Horse Rave.  It'll be the next big thing since ABC parties, I reckon.

Pulling wild rats out of your hair?  Sounds like my dream party time.  Who wouldn't want this?  And how about that Hill Billy Kurt Cobain lead singer?

Are you seeing it?  I see it.  The resemblance is uncanny.
Plus my favourite part is the subtle nod to the king of creeps, Beetlejuice.
Whatever you do, don't say Rednex three times.