Watching “Vibes” with @almsvats and @maximillian_deersteak , I got out of the shower and it was on, I recocognised it in half a second (impressed Amy, Max knew I’d know it), I haven’t seen it since vcr was rhe home viewing of choice- maybe ’92? I saw it in the theater back in ’88 , too. How could I not know it? Peter Falk, Cyndi Lauper and Jeff Goldblum, 1980s… got to dig it.

#80sflicks #vibes #peterfalk #cyndilauper #jeffgoldblum

Jun 29 2024

Day 20,236

Amy is here! No photos, so I will share progress on a project that I have been working on here and there.

Experimenting with doing a little model editing and morphing to turn some Gormiti, gorilla, orc, wolverine, and spaceman figures into some stretched-out shoulders and ears, skullcaps, and a little color-shifting paint job to design a couple of 3D Skrulls to print. We are all relaxing on the couch with the in-laws and Pearl, watching Crazy Rich Asians, and I am tweaking the models in Nomad Sculpt.

#skrull #3dmodeling #gormiti #june292024 #3dprinting #skrells #toymaking #spacemen

Thursday Jun 27 2024

Day 20,234

Hey there, Junebug!

The front and back yards are covered with the crazy bumblebee-like flying of dozens of June bugs this morning. Last week, it was dragonflies.

FIL reminded me that back in the day, people would attach a bit of thread to keep them tethered nearby, like a weird living toy balloon.

Of course, the first thing that came to mind was the B-52s song, although it is not my absolute favorite of theirs (or even in my top twenty, probably). I’d catch some and put them on strings, but I think I like them better roaming free and bouncing around like little flying pinballs.

#doodle #junebug #summer #bugs

Aaron Stack

Machine Man / Aaron Stack – in my top 5 robo-dudes in comics, possibly my fave in the Marvel universe. (He competes with “Awesome Android” and villains Arnim Zola and M.O.D.O.K.)

Generally, a superheroic, competent, and non-comedic version of Inspector Gadget, Machine Man originally appeared in the pages of 2001: A Space Odyssey #8 (July 1977), written and drawn by Jack Kirby, where he was called Mister Machine. He went on to appear in his self-titled series in 1978. Machine Man is powered by solar energy and also draws power from several different external energy sources, if needed. He has the ability to telescope his arms and legs to a length of 100 feet (30 m). His hands are equipped with variable-payload hand-parts, some routinely carried in his fingers, others stored in hidden recesses in his belt. His fingers contain a variety of devices, including: a gas chromatograph, laser interferometer, micro-pulse radar, audiometer, seismometer, gravity-wave detector, pulse-code modulator, standard computer input/outputs, radio beacon, all-wave transceiver, laser-cutting torch/weapon, and projection of heat, cold, or electricity; one of his fingers has been shown to contain a bullet-firing mechanism that uses .357 Magnum ammunition. He has the ability of flight under his own power through the means of anti-gravity disks. His feet can also change into wheels, like rollerblades.

#aaronstack #mistermachine #jackkirby #machineman #toyphoto

Summer begins

Day 20,227

So, the Summer Solstice arrived today, Thursday, June 20, 2024, at 4:50 p.m. Eastern Time. I’m getting shaggy again, so it’s time to trim my vines. Tomorrow, it looks like it will be extremely hot, so any outside time will be strictly on a need-to-go basis, and maybe keep a portal open to Antarctica following me around for a blast of cool air if I need it.

We have fireflies and all sorts of nature out back, and expect some lovely visitors in the coming days and weeks… but I am looking forward to autumn weather.

#doodle #cryptid #summersolstice

Sunday Jun 16

Pearl spotted the Chipmunk out back.

#backyardzoo #roanokeva #chipmunksofinstagram #chipmunk #chipmonk #chipmonksofinstagram #catsofinstagram #tabbycatsofinstagram #stripedcatsofinstagram #misspearl

Monday 18 Jun 2024

Testing out Luma Labs’ single image to motion feature with a photo of the new Man-Thing figure (prompt was a lurching walk through a swamp) and the other was Batman of Zur-En-Arrh “walking away after an argument.”

(Luma Labs AI is committed to developing this AI in an ethical and responsible manner. This includes ensuring data privacy, avoiding bias in its algorithms, and promoting transparency in its operations.)

#manthing #batman #zurenarrh #lumalabs #aianimation #tedsallis