|El Matsuri es el festival de cultura Japonesa que se organiza cada año, donde venden comida y artículos diversos. Preferí ir temprano, porque en la noche hay demasiada gente:The Matsuri is the festival of Japanese culture organized each year. There they sell food and diverse items. I prefered to go early because at night it is too crowded:Mi kitsune encontró algunos amigos en los puestos de juguetes:My kitsune found some little friends in the toy stands:También tomé estas fotos de la exhibición de Origami (el dragón está hecho de una sola hoja de papel):I also took these photos of the Origami exhibition (the dragon is made from a single sheet of paper):Gasté la mayor parte de mi dinero en comida y golosinas. No me arrepiento de nada :DI spent most of my money on food and candy. I regret nothing :D
Current Music: Indila - Dernière Danse
|Los Centauros son extremadamente hábiles para la arquería.Centaurs are extremely skilled for archery.
Current Music: Les Enfoires - Ici les Enfoirés
|"Lo siento, no era mi intención lastimarte""I'm sorry, I didn't mean to hurt you"La historia aquí (Part 2) / The Story Here (Part 2)Parte 1 / Part 1
Current Music: Rachid Taha, Faudel, Khaled - Tellement N'Brick
|Quise celebrar la chompa de zorrito que me dió mi hermana con mi zorrita Vaski:I wanted to celebrate the fox sweater my sister gave me with my foxy Vaski:De derecha a izquierda: yo,Vaski, mi hermana Melissa, su novio Pedro y mi prima Giuliana.From right to left: me, Vaski, my sister Melissa, her boyfriend Pedro and my cousin Giuliana.Ahora, para todas sus necesidades de cosas adorables, más fotos de los cachorros de Killa (presentando a los seis cachorros, Giuliana y su enamorado Erwin, dejé la foto más adorable para el épico final):Now, for all your cuteness needs, more photos of Killa's puppies, (featuring the six puppies, Giuliana and her boyfriend Erwin, I left the cutest photo for the epic end):
Current Music: Calle 13 ft Café Tacuba - No hay Nadie Como Tú
Current Music: Los Enanitos Verdes - Igual Que Ayer
|No estoy Segura de Quién Dice Esto:- Miren, adopté a este adorable caballito como mi mascota :DNot Sure Who is Saying This:- Look, I adopted this cute horsey as my pet :D
Current Music: America - A Horse With No Name
|Los contraté para que protegieran mi Poster de Ponies :DI hired them to protect my Pony Poster :D
Current Music: Creature Feature - The House Of Myth
|La Adorable Pareja trajo a sus amigos con ellos:The Adorable Couple brought their friends with them:Creo que quieren jugar conmigo :D :D :DI think they want to play with me :D :D :D
---Lo que adoro acerca de Jackson Jeckyll es que él se ve como el chico nerd del que piensas que es todo buena gente... hasta que entras en la Zona Donde No Hay Más Luz y encuentras... uh... un muerto en su ropero y dos más en su piscina.What I adore about Jackson Jeckyll is that he looks like that nerdy guy you think is all nice... until you get into the Zone Where There's No More Light and you find ...uh... a corpse in his closet and two more in his pool.Los Abuelos de La Nada - Te quiero AsíFui a las puertas del Edén
y encontré todo muy bien,
fui a la casa del prelado
lo sentí muy preocupado.
Llegué a la casa de un artista,
lo encontré corto de vista,
pasé por lo del doctor
nunca vi tanto dolor.
Te quiero así,
me gustas viva,
yo no pedí nacer así,
son cosas mías.
Y a la hora de partir,
cuando atravesé la esquina
no necesite dar vueltas
venía la policía.
Y me llevaron a un cuartel
sucio de gris agonía,
yo les vendí mi inocencia
a un precio que no entendían.
En esta zona no hay luz
y aunque usted no lo distinga,
hay un muerto en el ropero
y otros dos en la piscina.
Esta vida gira así,
sin cabezas por la vida,
pocos juegan lo que tienen
y envidian lo que imaginan.
Los Abuelos de La Nada - I Like You This Way
I went to Eden's doors
and I found everything pretty well,
I went to the prelate's house
and I found him very worry.
I arrived to an artist's house,
I found him with poor vision,
I passed by the doctor's place
I never saw so much pain.
I like you this way,
I like you alive,
I dind't ask to get born this way,
this is my stuff.At the time to leave,
when I crossed the corner
I didn't need to make turns
police were coming.
And they took me to a quarter
filthy of grey agony,
I sold them my innocence
at a price they didn't understand.
In this zone there's no more light
and despite you don't notice it,
there's a corpse in the closet
and two more in the pool.
This life turns this way,
headless throught life,
few bet what they have
and envy what they imagine.
Sip, la canción favorita de Jackson :D
Yep, Jackson's favorite song :D
Current Music: Los Abuelos de La Nada - Te quiero Así
|Todo empezó cuando compré una Save Frankie Clawdeen. Ella de verdad se ve como una super heroína. La historia que inventé es que ella protege nuestra realidad de las entidades dimensionales que intentan destruirla...Everything started when I bought a Save Frankie Clawdeen. She does look like a super heroine. The story I invented is that she protects our reality from the dimentional entities that try to destroy it...... como Kitty Cheshire, la hija de una humana y uno de los Espíritus del Caos: El Gato de Cheshire:... like Kitty Cheshire, the daugther of a human and one of the Spirits of Chaos: The Cheshire Cat:"Soy tan adorable como mami y papi :D""I'm as cute as mommy and daddy :D""No destruirás mi mundo, malvada criatura de la oscuridad""You won't destroy my world, evil creature of darkness"Entonces, la larga batalla comienza:Then, the long lasting battle begins:"MUEREEE!!!""DIEEEE!!!"La idea es que ninguna gana. La Realidad se balancea entre el Caos y el Orden, de modo que esta es una guerra sin fin.The idea is that none of them wins. Reality balances between Chaos and Order, so this is a neverending war.
Current Music: Thalía - Entre el Mar y una Estrella
|Critteria Coleccionables es una tienda de cultura pop ubicada en el Centro Comercial Arenales, en el piso más alto, sus dueños son Bruno Lecca y su enamorada Patricia.
Los coleccionistas también dejan ítems para ser repintados y restaurados.
Yo fui para hacer algunos intercambios de juguetes, y encontré a este amigo (no lo compré, le pertenecía a otra persona):Critteria Coleccionables is a pop culture store located in Arenales Shopping Center, at the highest floor, and owned by Bruno Lecca and his girlfriend Patricia.
Colelctors also left their items for repainting and restoration.
I went for making some toy exchange an I found this pal (I didn't buy him, he belonged to another person):Como parte del intercambio, me dieron este valiente GI-Joe:As part of the exchange I got this brave GI-Joe:Dejé un set de Playgo pensado para niños de menos de 3 años. Patricia me dijo que tuvo que buscar un montón en Internet para hallar cómo armarlo (yo lo tenía desarmado):I left this Playgo playset meant for children under 3. Patricia told me that she had to peruse a lot on Internet to find out how to assemble it (I had it dissasembled).Observen el palito celeste arriba de este set, es una antena de tv. Hasta que la tv por cable llegó a Lima a fines de los 90s, era común ver estas antenas sobre todas las casas.
Cuando volví a la tienda la semana pasada, Bruno me dijo que ya lo había vendido :D
También tomé una foto de Bruno y la mascota de la tienda :DLook at the light-blue stick on this set, it is a tv antenna. Until cable-tv arrived to Lima in late 90s, it was common to see those tv antennas on every house.
When I went back to the store last week, Bruno told me it was already been sold :D
I also took a photo of Bruno and the store's pet :D
Current Music: MoonSun - Vois sur ton chemin Cover - Les Choristes
Centro Comercial Plaza San Miguel - Julio 2015
Plaza San Miguel Shopping Center - July 2015
Current Music: Les Stentors - Chanson Pour l'Auvergnat
|Uno de los hobbies favoritos de los príncipes es salir y atraer extrañas criaturas mágicas con su música.
¿Tendrá Dexter suerte hoy?One of princes' favorite hobbies is going outside and attract strange magic creatures with their music.
Will Dexter be lucky today?Dexter:- No lo puedo creer ¡un unicornio (que se ve como si ya estuviera muerto)!Dexter:- I can't believe it, an unicorn (that looks if he were already dead)!Dexter:-Ven aquí, no tengas miedo.
Neighthan:- :D :D :D :D :D :DDexter:-Come here, don't be scared.
Neighthan:- :D :D :D :D :D :D"Un poco más que unos pocos minutos después"Neighthan:- Clawd tenía razón: Los de la realeza no tienen sabor. *Sigh* :(Neighthan:- Clawd was right: Royals have no taste. *Sigh* :(-------------------------------------------
Current Music: Les Stentors - Mon Amant de Saint-Jean
Current Music: Luc Arbogast - Vox Clamantis
|Parece que Billy por fin halló a su hermano perdido, Valentine.Valentine es una edición especial del Comic Con de San Diego. Para fabricarlo, no sólo usaron el mismo molde de la cabeza de Billy, también copiaron su peinado!
De hecho, Valentine es sólo un Billy con una paleta de colores distinta!!It seems Billy at last found his lost brother, Valentine.
Valentine is a San Diego Comic Con special edicion. For making him, not only they used Billy's head mold, they copied his hairdo too!
In fact, Valentine is just a Billy with a different color palette!!
Current Music: Madison Beer - We Are Monster High
Photo taken last Sunday, I was trekking with old friends Juanito, Bruno, Samuel, Don Raúl and Don Tomás :D
Altitude: from 2400 to 3400 masl. Total distance walking: 17 Km.
Ok, I'm having a problem with Livejournal right now: It is narrowing the Traveling Pics page and scaling down my images!! I hate it I hate it I hate it! because of this, I will be posting here those photos I don't care if they are resized down. But for those photos I do care, I will post in my own journal.Like these photos I took of Neighthan Rot!! :D :D :D :DUpdate!!Entelein
made me an administrator! I'm so happy, now I could fix the layout of this Livejournal Community. I uploaded a bigger version of the photo of this entry and I'm planning to write the entries also in Spanish from now, so spanish speakers can join the fun too :D
Ten Thousand Thanks Entelein!
Fun fact: On June 2016 will be Ten years of posting in The Traveling Picture Show, Isn't that amazing?
Current Music: Luc Arbogast - Sentinel (Ultimum Cantum Arborum)
I have this adorable couple by the side of my bed:
Maybe they are friendly :D
Current Music: Ska-P - ¿Quienes Sois?
This is Miner. It is not clear if She/He is human/robot/zombie/princess/dex/pony/zom
biecorn/biomatrixed or anything in between. All I know is that Miner loves to mine stuff like rocks and data.
In his/her endless journey to find Zee Captain
, Miner found Lifalope
, and now is hoping this creature lead him/her throught the Dead Zone*
I wish them good luck!!
* Actual view from my house. Post Apocalyptic World Rocks
Current Music: luc arbogast - Le Grand Coureur
This entry is a tribute to the glorious music band Creature Feature
.The tittle is part of their song "A Gorey Demise":
Ashes to ashes, bones to paste, you will wither away in your resting place...
But, now, I'm listening this song:
Look, Frankie, it is your granpa about to kill William Frankenstein*!![Here is a more detailed view. He, he:]
Billy:- At least you could eat me on a decent table, damn it!
Frankie:- Sorry Billy, we're on a low budget right now.
* I truly truly recommend you to read the original Mary Shelley's Frankenstein.
Current Music: Creature Feature - The Netherworld
I have a problem with the Monster High playsets: they are too expensive (specially compared with the overall quality). And I am not the only one that thinks this way: youtube has tons of videos about making your own
room/bed/kitchen/playset, even an entire house
. The most used materials: wood, cardboard and fabric. Also they use generic Barbie-like furniture. As a result you get a decent playset for a fraction of the price.
Alright, I admit I bought one playset, a really cheap one (less than $10): The Monstrous Locker, but it doesn't appear in these photos ;)
(come on, 10 bucks for 3 empty plastic boxes that are more than 20 cm tall, with tiny drawers, and two toy locks with a total of four keys is a pretty good price).
The point is that I wanted to take the idea of "Making your own Doll Playset out of Cheap Materials" to ITS EXTREEEMEE!!!!
This is the challenge:
1. Use only stuff you already have.
2. Use materials that were discarded or meant to be discarded, in other words: TRASH, Baby!
3. Bonus points if you take the materials from the trash bin.
4. Extra Bonus if you take the materials from the landfill :D
After gathering forgotten/unwanted stuff and trash from my house and workplace, this is my masterpiece:
Halo Jones is the teacher (psss, Billy, the answer is y=e^x). The wall is a wooden board I found gathering dust and cobwebs behing a shelf.
I reuse some materials from the Cafeteria of Doom
(in fact, I reuse some materials for making the Cafeteria of Doom, because I made this classroom first, the Cafeteria is the second one).
The student's backpacks are purses.
Now, a few close-ups:
These are the Visible Man surviving pieces on a 1994 Color FX Hotwheels playset
. My cousins played with it until the cars lost their color changing paint and ended in very bad condition, and the brushes disintegrated. But the playset itself were almost as new:
In the Cafeteria of Doom, the plastic vases under the CDs are the green and purple vases of this playset. The fluorescent starters are the same shown in the Cafeteria. Teacher Halo Jones is holding a skeleton keychain. This Hot Wheels playset is placed on the same cassette boxes used in the Cafeteria.
The classroom desks were made with a couple of Polly Pocket Designables put upside down. In these playsets, the background walls are made of cardbard, I simply took them off:
These Designables can also be used as doll's shelves, put together as a table (better results if they are covered with fabric) or they can be customized and turned into a kitchen.
The seats are bent pvc cards, the same that are shown in the Cafeteria of Doom:
Here is another angle:
Harry Hoodude Voodoo Ponder Stibbons Potter (that's his complete name, seriously!) is holding a Trashblet made out of a pvc card and a broken cellphone screen.The two Trashiba laptops are made out of pvc cards, cut-outs from magazine ads, and the keyboard of a broken tv remote control:
The pvc cards were bent and glued together. Behind it can be seen the glass tube from inside a fluorescent started, I like them because they look like Leyden Jars
. All the florescent starters I use are burnt.
The hardest part was finding computer ads with the right size:
Bonus points if your photos are blurry because you use a camera from 2007.
You win if you are reading this in a computer older than my laptop where I'm writting: A Toshiba Satellite from 2008.
Current Music: Les Marins d'Iroise - Santiano
It's lunch time at the Literally Monster University, because my monsters are now in their early twenties, they are going to university, and now, as young adults, they can be as violent, gory and scary as monsters are meant to be.
Mattel tends to treat its monster as if they were barbie dolls. LAAAMEEE!! Let's make it clear: monsters DO NOT care about fashion, airheaded teen's music festivals, make up, accesories, being popular or fancy furniture
. They are too smart and deep thinkers to focus in such nonsense. Monster DO care about blood, guts, severed limbs, bugs, rats, brains, poisonous substances, deadly mushrooms, toxic waste, knifes, blades, dark rooms, science, science fiction, suspense, advanced math, horror literature and horror movies (hey, that's a lot of cool stuff to think about!).
Here I want to give them the respect they deserve.
Now, it is Lunch Time!!
Ghoulia:- Billy, thanks to cut this skull, but you know, we zombies can tear apart a bull's skull with our bare hands with no problem.
Billy:- You are welcome. I just wanted to be nice. Do you know where I can get a hockey mask?
Ghoulia:- No idea. But I want to point out that I now I just eat non processed food. This brain is all fresh and organic.
Billy:- How do you know that?
Ghoulia:- Because I killed it myself :)
Venus:- I love to eat my boyfriends and girlfriends :D
Rilah:- I prefer partially rotten food (specially if it died from drowning). About food, are you talking about those bugs?
Venus:- Yes, after they fertilize me to let me make my seeds, I eat them.
Rilah:- It was amazing seing you chewing that Hercules beetle
Venus:- I just eat them when they are adults. Hercules worms are too cute to eat :D
Clawd:- Alright, ghouls, today we serve the food.
Draculaura:- I sucked all the blood from this heart and I'm still hungry! Happily, hypnotizing these animals was pretty easy.
Max (the robot they build at the Evil Science class and is secretly plotting against all organic life):- Who wants moose??
Neighthan:- I want the head :D :D
Max.- It is all yours, pal.
Now, a little about the materials I used to make this Cafeteria of Doom:
Monsters love crappy trashy stuff, so I build this playset out of trash, literally: the tables where Billy, Ghoulia, Rilah and Venus are eating are just a couple of unreadable discarded CDs placed on a couple of cheap plastic glasses. The seats were made from discarded PVC cards I bent using a ruler and glued together with super glue (in Perú is known as Triz and it is made by a company called Soldimix) here's a close up:
The doll's drinking glasses are from fluorescent light starters. I use the plastic covers as doll's glasses, and the little tube from inside as a toy laboratory equipment. The wooden dishes are peruvian craftworks.
The blood on Billy's chainsaw, Max's blade and Clawd's axe are mom's nail polish (uhh... I don't use nail polish).
The bones and body parts are from a broken Visible Man set from 1994 I found forgotten in my house:
Other materials that can be used: broken dolls, cheap plastic Halloween ornaments, toy bugs, bones made of cold porcelain, guts made of play-doh...
In the photo with Neighthan and Max, the cups with the bones were taken from cough syrup. The red closet is a cardboard box with cut-outs from Billy's box and random stickers.
The table with the animals is a wooden board on audio cassette boxes.
This is the whole set, the walls are black fabric and a wooden board. The base is a couple of laptop's tables. I got the Monster High emblem from the doll's boxes. I use a cheap desk lamp for lighting: I simply hold the lamp with one hand and take the photos with the other hand.
Current Music: Luc Arbogast - Le Roy A Fait Battre Tambour
This Pluto plushie belong to Eduardo.He told me that he and his wife have several plushies and they have created a personality for each of them, like the bunny that is all airheaded and just watch trash tv programs, LOL. I found him taking photos of Pluto D
Here is Eduardo:
My camera had condensed snow on its lens :(
Current Music: 'N Sync - Bye Bye Bye
While diving in the dusty forgotten rooms in my house I found some old (+ 20 years old) hand made Barbie dresses. These dresses were simply a tube of elastic fabric sewn with a "skirt" at the bottom. They were sold at the street markets in Lima during 90s decade for very little money. To made them fit my monster high dolls I simply resewed them:
The more elastic the fabric is, the better. I had to be careful to not sew it too tight because it has to pass through the doll's hips.
Rilah (to the left) has a dress made of two piecs of discarded frabric. As a protest for the airheaded trend of dolls being fashion-obsessed, my girls are posing in the most anti-fashion way possible: shoes don't match the dress, dresses are recycled, and the colors are totally insane, btw, fashion is so insane and non rational that this can be the trend of the next year!
After taking this photo, my girls went to the street with signs saying "you don't need to look well to be happy with yourself", "you are more than clothing and make up", "your selfsteem doesn't depend on how pretty you are, that's a lie"*, "guts are delicious" and "I want to eat your brain"
------------------------*it happened to me in 2006(?) that an old lady told me: "Don't you like make up? don't you want to feel good about yourself?" At that moment I didn't know what to reply. Now, if some idiot tell me this, I will grab my engineer degree, my thesis project, my software's source codes (that are being sold here in Perú), my stories that were published, my admision to study a master in applied math, my teacher's recommendation letters and my skateboard (specially my skateboard), and I will rub all of them on his/her face until he/she ends up with no skin and asking for mercy!
Then I will eat his/her brain... If I find one inside his/her head.
Current Music: Circus - Sur Un Fil
Three(?) weeks ago I went with my friend Bruno to El Virrey bookstore
located in Miraflores district, Lima - Perú. We ate our lunch there because it has a cafeteria, an ice cream stand, and a little shop that sells all kind of tea :D
This is the view of the cafeteria near the entrance. The bookstore itself is behind.
This is the tea shop, ice creams are to the left.
The bookstore is filled from floor to ceiling, this is one of the corners. This section is about fantasy.
Here is a better view of the bookstore:
The bookstore is bigger than this, it includes other rooms with books about art, architecture and design. Behind are the books about social stuff and philosophy. To the left (not seen in this photo) it is the place for comics and graphic novels.
This is an amazing place to spend an afternoon. You can choose a book and sit down to read it, and buy it if you want. I bought a couple of graphic and non graphic novels here :D
Main problem: this place is expensive, but not so incredibly expensive for not to drop here from time to time :)
Current Music: Luc Arbogast — Complainte Au Duc De Savoye
Torelei belongs to Fiorella. Clawd is mine :)
Current Music: Mick Jagger ft. Rob Thomas - Visions Of Paradise
Last Saturday I dropped at University and I found this tiny flea market promoting articrafted stuff:
Well, one of the tables (the one to the right) was selling loose action figures and I bought this anime dollie :D
Oops, I only took this photo.
Current Music: Belinda Carlisle - Circle in the Sand
It felt so soft when I touched it :D
Current Music: Cheb Mami Featuring Zucchero - Cosi Celeste
I was at the university's library where they recently added a new room for studying, chatting with friends and drinking coffee:
The red surface is a continous table that goes all around inside the room:
I was reading a book about "Teoría de Juegos" or "Game Theory": Nash dude´s stuff :)
The toy rabbit to the left was a gift from Bruno. Its name is simply "Bunny".
The table goes outside. Seats are behind:
For my taste, this building design is too much about stone and cement and too little about plants and grafittis. Well, trees are small because they are young, this building is less than a year old.
But for now it looks like a Franz Kafka's nightmare.
At least they could paint the walls in a different color.
I love the freaky red table, I love the idea that in the future those trees will be bigger, and inside this building is pretty awesome, but the color of the walls outside is hideous!!
Current Music: The Baltimore Tummelers Band - Tantz a Freylanch
Webcam testing at work got 20% cooler :D
Current Music: Amistades Peligrosas - Eloi Eloi
A couple of weeks ago I visited my friend Fiorella, and we ended up playing with our dolls :D
I randomly took this photo of Raven:
Raven is gorgeous and impressive (and she can stand by herself, yay!). In this photo she looks like the evil queen that will throw you inside her darkest dungeon and, after many years without any daylight and when you are about to lose your sanity, set you free to begin a new life as a beggar.
So, when Queen Raven found a zombie unicorn, she convinced him to follow her. He doesn't know that she plans to make him eat her enemies' brains while their families are watching unable to help...
... then, a new era of darkess will begin.
Raven and Nightmare: belongs to Fiorella
Neighthan Rot: mine
Current Music: Haluk Levent - Aşktan Emir Var