I got an Omega Male Military Stikfas set today! (More pics when I find my Alpha Male Motorcycle set.)
What is Stikfas? It’s basically an action figure template. 3.25″ figures that you build yourself that comes with accessories appropriate to the playset you get. (say you get a ninja set, you get swords and shurikens for accessories; get a mobster set, and you get a trench coat, tommy gun and guitar case accessory.) Designed with playability and customization in mind, some people have gone on to do repaints to recreate their favorite characters in Stikfas form.
I think I might get back into Stikfas instead — over the last years, they’ve added color (they used to come in dark gray only before), more playsets / character types and have gone down in price! (The opposite direction for the 6″ figures…)
It’s pretty neat having something to play around with on my desktop, while waiting for things to load / upload / download on the computer.
Pro-tips! * If you don’t have an X-Acto knife, (like me!) you could use a nailclipper to cut out the parts from the tray. * After doing so, it’ll leave nasty cuts on the spot where the part was attached to the tray … sandpaper 40 is your friend.
‘Nuff said. (Well, not really, I would give my thanks for all the help from the presscon to the party. (and that’s my cue to give yourselves a pat on the back, from me — the family, the “family,” the excellent people at work [special thanks to Cheekie for the Sobranies!], FTW people who share drinks with me, and the users who enjoyed themselves at the party! and yeah, you could help out by propagating the “hrudu haet christmas” campaign — Happy Holidays!)
“On the internet, nobody knows you’re a dog,” one dog muttered to another, in a Peter Steiner cartoon from 1993.
And it’s true — the internet has made the world a small kennel, where a sniff is a click away. Social networking? SEO? I didn’t even know these terms 3 or so years ago. It’s easy to point out that the internet virtually has everything, but in providing everything, is it choking the passerby with all the choices? Like a hungry man in a 5-minute-all-you-can-eat buffet, there’s simply too much good stuff to take in all at once.
Something I’ve noticed though, as video games overthrew the comicbook as favorite past time, TV has always been there. Regardless of all the bad shit they have on, it’s still going strong. That’s why statements like “Youtube’s going to make TV obsolete” aren’t taken seriously. That, coupled with the sudden abundance of social bookmarking sites can only have one conclusion: the internet is struggling to be more interesting.
It’s become a place where original content is broken down into excerpts, referenced to itself and vice versa. Where content is king, and audience participation is a must.