Thursday, October 30, 2014

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Fright Music: A Playlist and Recent Favorites

FIRST OF ALL: Every year I make a Halloween Playlist.  My rules are

  • No "Thriller"
  • No "Monster Mash"
  • Do Not Repeat Any Song


This Year's Fright Music:
1. "The Ballad of Fiedler and Mundt" - Disparition
2. "Dystopia" - The ZZZ's
3. "There There" - Radiohead
4. "Pet Sematary" - The Ramones
5. "Me and the Devil Blues" - Robert Johnson
6. "Patterns" - Band of Skulls
7. "Monster Hospital" - Metric
8. "Husbands" - Savages
9. "Big Bird" - Andrew Jackson Jihad

Songs 3-9 have been complied into this playlist

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Secondly, this tweet from St. Vincent:

As stated before, I love Halloween.  I've been planning my costumes for the past few months, even though I don't get candy anymore.  This is senior year, and I shouldn't be afraid to wear something ridiculous to school this Friday!!!  Even more exciting is that Youmacon, a huge anime/animation convention in Detroit, is the same weekend and I'm planning on going on Sunday.  I'm split between going as a Night Vale scout, Princess Bubblegum, and Death.  Can I be honest: I'm more interested in the cosplay people wear to conventions more than the conventions themselves, because I don't watch a lot of anime.

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Recent Favorites!

Gravity Falls (Disney XD 2012-Present)
One of the best cartoons on right now is Gravity Falls.  One of my favorite things is REALLY WELL WRITTEN cartoons (with continuity!)  This one is similar Welcome To Night Vale, but kind of written for kids. (Ok I just looked up the air dates of both shows to see which is older and THEY FIRST AIRED ON THE SAME DAY.  SPOOPY.)  It follows two twins, Mabel and Dipper Pines, as they stay for the summer with their seedy Great-Uncle Stan in Gravity Falls, Oregon.  Dipper finds a journal containing information about the mythical beings that live in the town and hilarity ensues.  What the comic creator in me finds super intriguing is how much crap the show can get away with

I live on a steady diet of cereal and TV Tropes

In an interview with the Nerdist Writers Panel (NSFW language), creator Alex Hirsch stated:
I'm sure you can imagine the difficulty of trying to, coming from Cartoon Network, do this style of humor for the Disney Channel.  When I made my pilot for the show I said like 'This show is  gonna be not like your other shows ... if you wanna make this show, you have to expand your brand to include this.'
The point is,  It's possible and innovative to have a show "for kids" that can appeal to everyone.  We can see this trend with other popular shows like Adventure Time, Regular Show, Legend of Korra, and Steven Universe.

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Goat Simulator (Coffee Stain Studios 2014 iOS, Android, PC)
I got a new phone for my birthday.  (I had it for 2 days before I dropped it in the parking lot of the Secretary of State and dented the metal back.)  Anyway, the first thing I was going to do when I got the  phone was download Goat Simulator, the best stupid game ever.  You play as a goat and wreck stuff.  I've had it for a day and I'm almost done with it.  I got the iOS version, while cheaper, I realize now it's not as expansive as the PC version. I'll have to get it sometime.  The only thing I ask of the current app version is that it should have a ton of dumb achievements, as there isn't nearly enough right now.  

Goats = anarchy

Stickers
Stickers are fantastic.


Love you guys! DFTBA!


Saturday, October 18, 2014

Quickly: Store is Back Open! Hooray!

As of about 5 minutes ago, RockPaperMisc store is open for business!  I've included 2 new brooches. Both are $4.50, and SPIRIT WEEK is still $3.00.


Friday, October 17, 2014

Unique Halloween Costume Ideas




How brilliant and marvelously lazy would it be to dress up as everyone else's costume?

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Hey everyone!  How are you all doing since last time?  Yesterday was my birthday, so we went back to the pastry shop mentioned in this post.  They didn't have any more bread turtles because it was late in the day, but we still got some really good buns.  

Last week my dad and I went to run a few errands.  We were in a store when my dad was surprised that he couldn't find his phone and thought he left it in a different store.  I went back to his car to go look for it, calling it to check if it was actually in his car.  My pocket started ringing.  Don't know how it got in there.

I love Halloween. It's my favorite holiday!  I love how there's a day to do anything silly and macabre and sugary and everyone's cool with it.  In elementary school, all of my costumes were things that were scary.  In first grade, I was a spider princess. I used the dress for it in 3rd and 5th grade, for a witch and a Medusa costume.  Would anyone else recycle old Halloween costumes?  Now, I just come up with whatever I have on this spot (last year I wore all black and a black beret and called myself a hipster witch.)  
I don't get candy, though.  I stopped going out to get candy after 9th grade and kids don't come to our neighborhood.  But my gosh, the candy was great!!!  I loved the weirder ones you'd get, like those chocolate eyeballs or strange variations on peanut butter cups.  Everything HAD to be chocolate, though.  Fruit flavored candy is gross.  I think the word "flavored" is one of those inherently unpleasant words, as it always indicates that something is of low quality and doesn't actually contain that item.  "Chocolate flavored"? Ugh no thanks.  

So I ask you this, dear readers:  what's your favorite Halloween costume that you've worn or seen?  Are you going to dress up this year? 



Tuesday, October 7, 2014

My Brain as of Late

I do not recommend studying this for your next psychology test. 


Ever since school started, I've been in SUPER VICTORIA MODE trying to get all my stuff done.  Like, write-two-essays-and-read-half-a-book-in-a-night busy  This is why I have been on a bit of a hiatus.  I've been working non-stop!  At least everything will be easy once October's over, which makes me disappointed how stressed I am.  October's my favorite month.  At least they're my birthday, candy, scary things, and costumes to think about :) yeah.  That's good.

I'm still working on store stuff, too,  Keep your eyes peeled for that.

Yeah.  Fall is good.


Tuesday, September 23, 2014

3 More Little Comics / What's Been Going On

Just upgraded to a graphing calculator.  I can't remember how I FUNCTIONed without it.

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This blog is not responsible for any Halloween related traumatic incidence you cause.

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Getting this written on a post-precalc homework Tuesday night.  I'm trying to update Rock Paper Misc once a week, preferably on Saturdays.  The store is still closed for "renovations" of sorts, but I promise it'll have more cool things in it!

Finished reading This One Summer by Mariko Tamaki and Jillian Tamaki.  It's the story of one summer vacation with 2 preteens and how they capture the dramatic events of the tiny town around them.  It truly is told following these kids, as the reader never quite sees the whole stories of the novel.  I was talking to my mom the other day and i was telling her about comics and creators I really like, and I showed her This One Summer.  "Every panel is a work of art," she exclaimed as I flipped through the pages.  I recently read the duo's previous book, Skim, and I loved it as well.  It's about a depressed teen and her shifting friendships, and wow the dynamics of losing and making friends are so true to life, I recommend this to everyone who's been there.

Another recent favorite is Maggie's blog Futile Ramblings.  If you're unfamiliar with her, she does reaaaaaallllly good prose and writes beautifully, but keeps humor in mind.  I would love to collaborate with her somehow.

The award for cutest song about plants ever goes to Dogbreth for "Close With You".  Heard/heard about/saw them for the first time when they opened for Andrew Jackson Jihad back in June.  I thought their stuff was cool, and this song makes me so happy whenever I listen to it.  I really like the opening riff and the whole thing is so adorable AAHHH!!! (Also, their Facebook page lists their genre as "Powerkindness" and that makes me smile.)


If you need even more cute, this AnimalWonders video does the job perfectly:


What's new with you, kangaroos???  Tell me below!


Saturday, September 13, 2014

8 Things That Clearly Contain Spiders


Mailbox Spiders are my least favorite kind of spiders I encounter on a regular basis.

Ok so this weird thing has been happening recently that whenever I think of making fun of spiders, one just shows up out of nowhere like some freaking magician.  "Surprise, weirdo!" I imagine it says to me telepathically as I recoil in fear and promptly get-the-heck-out-of-there.  Seriously,  One of the main reasons why I like colder months is because there aren't any spiders.  We've established that I used to like bugs and things. I'm totally fine with Daddy Longlegs, heck I'll even pick them up if I need to.  Extra-large Madagascar Hissing cockroaches are also big babies.  But nope. not spiders.  

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If you didn't see the last update, I closed the Etsy store temporarily (until my birthday, October 16) so I could work on it.  If you DID see the last update, I'll have you know I did make the marshmallow bunny.

It fell apart immediately after I took this picture.

So Spiders: Yes or No?  Tell me below!