Saturday, March 27, 2010

New blog... yet again!

I just started a new blog showcasing my "less politically correct" side, on which I might also post a few pseudo-philosophical thoughts now and then. There's not much now, but I should fill it out eventually.

I'm Going To Hell

Friday, March 12, 2010

One day short of friday the 13th

I didn't have anything to write about so I wanted to share the only LARP-type activity in which I would accept to indulge, which is related a bit to good ol' zombie walks.

Every friday the 13th, there is an event called ZV13 (an acronym for zombie vendredi treize). I wasn't aware of this event until I met a fantastic guy, now a good friend of mine, Carl. He takes part of the organisation of this event, in which hundreds of people turn up for a whole night of zombie killing and human biting.

The scale of the thing is pretty impressive; Last time (I unfortunately couldn't make it, though), they managed to rent a whole school. You're basically locked inside the venue, with paintball guns (without ammo, we wouldn't want to hurt someone!), and the goal is pretty simple: survive for the night. If you get "bitten", you go to the makeup room and you end the game as a zombie. If you're a zombie and you're shot in the head, the game ends for you.

The crew responsible for the game also has complete access to the electricity controls of the building, to add a bit of piquant.

I've yet to try it out, but from what I've heard from plenty of people, it is something a zombie fan MUST experience once in his life. Although the explanation I made is pretty basic, you've got to keep in mind that the players are what make the event enjoyable.

I'm not sure of the next venue, either a factory or a small shopping mall, if I remember well, but you can be sure I'll be there.


The security guards of the venue; they won't let you come in without a ticket, 
but they won't let you come out until morning.

 Resting a bit before the attack

Carl, in all his rotten glory
 Link to the event's official website

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Book Makeover

Rev. Marx at MRX Designs recently shared a clear, simple, to-the-point tutorial on reinforcing an old, tattered paperback's spine and rebinding it in hardcover with leather, using a french groove hinge.

The results are truly beautiful, and I am quite fond of the book he bound using the leather from a bomber jacket a leather of a color described as "bomber jacket" (thank you for correcting my mistake!)(illustrated above). The texture and color of the leather adds so much character to the book!

Take a look at the tutorial

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

The Music of Erich Zann

From the youtube description:
"Die Musik des Erich Zann (original german title)
A stop motion movie based loosely based on H.P.Lovecraft's novel.
Creepy and with a lot of atmosphere made by Anna Gawrilow at"
 A nice, creepy short indeed. I enjoyed it very much, even though the fact that they replaced Zann's viol by a piano. It is still very fitting, in my opinion, however, and let's keep in mind that it is described by being only loosely based on Lovecraft's short story.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Prayer of Exorcism

Here's what I've been up to today:

The text is a latin prayer of exorcism taken from the Rituale Romanum written under Pope Paul V in 1614.

You can buy this lovely little thing on my etsy shop by clickety-clicking here

Stuff for sale! yay!

Got a shop on etsy. Up to now, there's not much in it, but feel free to go take a look! More will probably be added later on. 

buy my crap! now!