Discussion in 'January And Everything After' started by Hanzii, Mar 23, 2012.
Fuck that site is endless hilarity. Some excerpts:
I'm pretty sure I've been served that dish as a salad course in the Upper Midwest.
Careful. That site is trying to request some Facebook permissions in an unusual way.
I'm getting the same problem. Chrome vomits into a Facebook error after about a second or two on the page.
I've been having the same problem, so I assume the error is on Facebook's end. Or have we only been having this issue in Chrome?
Holy crap, it was a Facebook bug.
I almost put my fist through the screen after the third time it happened. FB is a little too fucking ubiquitous.
Helps to turn all that dross off by default with something like the Firefox plugin NoScript.
Late to the party: I am Lady Peanut Frapenstein.
You don't know how smug I am right now for always making sure to logout of Facebook.
I tested it with a Private browsing session of Chrome, but I must've had another private session open logged into Facebook.
Bioshock/Rapture in Lego.
FrankA linked this other album of Rapture lego.
Not as smug as I am for deleting my Facebook account two years ago.
Dumb question: Are projects like this normally done with stock Lego bricks from commercially available sets, or do users sometimes fabricate their own? I'm (obv.) not a Lego expert, but some of the components seem a little too specialized to be stock.
Captain Macaroni McPantaloons, reporting in.
Captain Pickles Bunnybottom.
I quite like that!
So far, only one Corgi queen. ALL HAIL Queen Waffles McDrummies!
To be fair, it's a Scottish queen. We know how that turns out...
They're done with stock parts with occasionally some modifications. The ones with posters and stuff on them are obviously custom stickers or something, but the parts in general are pretty versatile.
I will love They Live forever. An 8 minute fight scene where both actors should have been dead or in a coma within the first minute is something you just do not forget.
"Put on the glasses!"
That fight scene is so great. Jon Carpenter will always have a special place in my heart.
But the bank scene takes it to another level. To everyone he's just a schizo wasting people based on some criteria only he knows.
Dr Pickles Bunnybottom reporting for service. I can tend to any wounds you may acquire on the field of battle!
Very long but very awesome evolution graffiti.
These are awesome and the story title delivers as advertised: Pretty Girls Making Ugly Faces.
It's hard to believe some of them are the same person:
So, the opening of a new part of zoo, a choir of singers from Greenland, lots of media and a deadly predator taking a small rest...
Prepare for explanations!
So among adult fans of LEGO, (hereinafter and among the LEGO community referred to as AFOLs,) there's the concept of "purist" creations. This follows a certain murky hierarchy.
At the top is 100% purist, which uses only LEGO bricks and other materials manufactured and distributed by LEGO. This extends to things like like stickers. No cutting, gluing, or otherwise modifying parts is allowed. To some people, this still gives you some leeway in doing crazy things like using Pick-a-Brick cups as reactor towers, but to others, this means not using anything LEGO didn't intend to use in a creation.
Below that there are various modifiers, which most people mix and match to fit their tastes, but are accepted to varying degrees by different members of the community. At the more "acceptable" end of the spectrum are things like making custom stickers or using Brasso to remove unwanted printing from printed pieces. When it comes to minifigs, the use of custom accessories from places like BrickArms and BrickForge are typically encouraged, but are frowned upon by a purist minority. (Think of them as the grognards of AFOLs.)
At the low end of the acceptability scale is things like cutting pieces, using pieces from clone brands like Megabloks or Best-Lock, using non-toy elements like ballpoint pens or paperclips, or the worst blasphemy of all, using glue. (Though some would argue Megabloks are a worse trespass, since the big displays you see at places like Legoland are all glued and nothing LEGO itself does can be bad!)
There are exceptions to most of these rules, though. For example, people who build a lot of sailing ships often use non-LEGO materials to make custom sails and rigging, and no one bats an eye. Also as I mentioned, people mix and match, so someone who uses BrickArms accessories might find using Brasso on LEGO pieces unacceptable, and vice versa. In general, though, if a MOC (My Own Creation, the typical abbreviation for a LEGO creation) is good enough, then no one cares either way.
I'm towards the more purist end of the spectrum, though I have been known to paint a minifig piece. (I took the tall minifig legs from Woody in the Toy Story sets and painted them silver to use in a custom Gregor Clegane minfig.) The Bioshock creation above also looks to me to be entirely purist save for the custom stickers and use of LifeLites, which is a third-party lighting system often used in MOCs, since LEGO's own light offerings are fairly lackluster.
I think we need to see this. For science.
This one is from the Onion's Our Dumb Century. A classic
Super random: I went to high school with the girl in the center of the last picture. We remain Facebook friends.
If science demands it. I snapped a quick shot with my phone, and put Sandor in there as a bonus. Other than Gregor's legs these are all original LEGO pieces. The Hound's head is Two-Face's from the Batman sets, but I plan on replacing him with the new Shredder head as soon as I get the Ninja Turtle set he comes in.
Can't decide between Clockwork Crocs or Termi-diles. or maybe Termigators?
I will be using this later.
Edit: Dammit! Too late!
IT'S THE THOUGHT THAT COUNTS <3
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