Inspired by the XKCD comic above, I decided to do a bit of good ol' shopping on eBay. I gave myself a budget of $50.00 (although I ended up spending the astronomical sum of $52.89, shipping included), and ended up with plenty of interesting stuff.
Here's what I bought myself with these 52 bucks:
- a pair of Florsheim Imperial brogues (my size! yay!) - a 20'' leather cat o' nine tails (don't ask...) - a silk tie with matching pocket square and cufflinks - a sterling silver ring with an ornate fleur de lis on top of it - a red, vintage looking t-shirt for the 2010 vancouver winter games - a mistery gift (can't wait to find out what it is!) - silver & rhodium triangle cufflinks - black and stainless steel cufflinks sporting a sphinx's face - a pair of 00g plugs made out of 3 different kind of exotic woods - a sleek stainless steel ring with a cross design - a lot of 20 sterile, individually wrapped piercing needles going from 18g to 12g
My gift to her is the beautiful work of taxidermy pictured above, by one of my favorite artists, Sarina Brewer. This work of art is unique, beautiful, and reminescent of years past. Perfect in my opinion for such an interesting blogger, who shows interest in a wide variety of topics.
Here's the music video of The Goat, by Sopor Aeternus & the Ensemble of Shadows
If you never heard of them, I strongly advise you to take a look. The gloomy nature of their music is not for everyone, however, but those of you who can find beauty in darkness, the words and voice of Anna-Varney Cantodea, which uses her art as a form of catharsis for her depression, and the beautiful, neo-classical music of the ensemble of shadows are a thing to behold.
I'm a canadian multi-disciplinary artist, epicurian and all-around dork, working full-time as a 3D animation teacher in a tiny private college. When I'm not wasting my free time on the internet or gaming, I like to make stuff and learn stuff, with an emphasis on creepy, weird or unusual things.