telophase: (L - only one talking // the_pixelized)
Saturday we went to the Mythbusters exhibit at the local science & history museum. It was kinda pricey ($19/adult!), but you did get to play with a lot of stuff--they had set up a number of experiments that you can do. Including a big rain tunnel so you can see if you get more wet when running or walking. Given that the day was cold and rainy already, I didn't see anyone giving it a try. :) The exhibit also had a demonstration of reaction times in which the presenters shot paintballs at a volunteer (attired in a padded coat and helmet and holding a blast shield) to see if he could move out of the way in time. And I sat on a swing that was held up by phonebooks interleaved with each other. (I note there was a failsafe cable around each of the phonebook sets, but as they've proved on the show and in the stage show multiple times, it takes way more force than you're going to get from even a pile of people sitting on the swing to break the friction you get when interleaving phonebooks.)

They also had props and detritus from experiments, including the bike Tory wiped out on and a post-explosion water tank.

Over the weekend, I continued forcing Toby to watch the Death Note anime. (I'd never seen it either, but I've read the manga AS ALL YOU OLD HANDS HERE WELL KNOW.) He is fully appreciating the hilarity of the cat-and-mouse game with L and Light continually doing the "I know that you know that I know that you know that I know that you know so I can clearly not choose the wine in front of me!" schtick. (If you're going to comment about DN here, no spoilers past the appearance of the mysterious new Kira, as Toby's only watched up to that episode.)

Sunday dawned cold and grey and rainy. CLEARLY perfect zoo weather, so we went to the zoo. (It meant that we got front-row parking and saw more damp, disgruntled zoo employees than other visitors, even though a good portion of animals are off exhibit due to the cold. It's a tradeoff.) You've seen two of the photos posted here during my experiments with the Wordpress crossposting, and I've got a few more good ones that I will post at some point in the near future.
telophase: (Default)
Not cosplay, just crappy snapshots of three things I drew and something my table-mate, http://shira-chan.deviantart.com, drew for me.

Read more... )
telophase: (Mello - hates you)
No, really, he does.

Read more... )
telophase: (Mello - bite my ass)
Work in progress

Read more... )
telophase: (Mello - fear & loathing)
Work in progress

Read more... )
telophase: (Mello - hates you)
Work in progress.

Read more... )
telophase: (Mello - shiiiny)
Work in progress.

Read more... )
telophase: (Mello - emo!gothboy)
I just threw four Death Note doujinshi up on eBay, experimentally. Between discovering moving ALL THAT HEAVY PAPER was not all it was cracked up to be and the general deficit in my cash flow from hemorrhaging money on setting up a new apartment, it seemed like an ideal solution. :D Starting bid reflects the price I paid in Japan plus a bit extra for the shipping over here.

Hah!

May. 28th, 2008 10:01 pm
telophase: (L - boyfriend)
I must pick up Death Note swag for the newest reference librarian here at work. When she found out I was going to A-Kon, she mentioned that she'd started watching Death Note, but quit because she found herself too attracted to L and it kind of freaked her out. XD (She laughed, not nervously, as she said it - she's one of those very outgoing, funny people.) But she wanted to know how the story went, and I told her she needed to read the manga. I also promised her I'd hook her up with some DN swag. Hopefully I can find her some L stuff to dream over. XD

Expand Cut Tags

No cut tags