Bend Me Backwards Baby

Bend Me Backwards Baby, originally uploaded by _saturnine.


Blair (closer & rotated)

Blair (closer & rotated), originally uploaded by _saturnine.


Quick Review: Afro Samurai

Just finished up the 5 part series Afro Samurai, starring Samuel L. Jackson, soundtrack by RZA, and originally aired on Spike TV in the US. While it's not a patch on Samurai Champloo, in my opinion it's bad form to start comparing samurai anime just because they both have sword action. It's got more of a Western feeling that reminded me of the bleak landscaped cartoons of the 80's - He-Man, Thundercats, Transformers. The enemy is cadaverous, insectoid or mechanical; and the violence is the exact adult equivalent of the bloodless fighting I watched as a kid. If you're looking for a quick, clean series with undiluted bloodshed/revenge/no distracting humour, then this is what you should be watching. I don't think they should extend it beyond the 5 episodes that have already been made (not that there are plans to), but I would be interested to see what else comes out of the makers, because it's rare to get such a concentrated samurai tale produced in the same way that makes it over to my viewing habits.



EMO, originally uploaded by _saturnine.

Link Dump 19/02/07

  • Running from the camera. "The rules are simple: I put the self-timer on 2 seconds, push the button and try to get as far from the camera as I can."
  • PingMag: Graffiti in Iran. Cross reactions to the government via stencils and paint. Lots of yellow, which is not something you see in Bristol too much.


Flying the Flag

Flying the Flag, originally uploaded by _saturnine.


Seak! in a phonebox

Seak! in a phonebox, originally uploaded by _saturnine.


Still Waiting


Link Dump 12/02/07

  • BBCNews: Sky is fucking around with their programming availability, and via some new special packagies, are removing Sky News from Freeview. I've been a loyal 24/7 viewer for over 10 years, and considering they've had a massive drop of Lost viewers since taking the show from Channel 4, I'd be surprised if they actually go ahead with this.
  • Frances Bean Cobain has a blog, and a "fan" website. She's pretty average, yet her averageness is fascinating. I think she was always destined to be famous, and her Mom did well to help her avoid it until she was in her teens.


If you paint, I will photo.

If you paint, I will photo., originally uploaded by _saturnine.



Anna Nicole Smith. Her death created such a force that it knocked OhNoTheyDidn't off the internet.


Link Dump 06/02/07

  • We've got a ticket to read. The Guardian asks a bunch of people on trains across the country what they're reading, and it's slightly more honest than I expected.
  • YouTube: Max Headroom Pirating Incident, circa 1987. I say we need more television pirating, especially in the middle of the Sunday night episode of Corrie.


Bristol Based (dark version)

Bristol Based (dark version), originally uploaded by _saturnine.


Pull Out Your Katana, Soldier (detail: skull & year)


Grainy (pipework)

Grainy (pipework), originally uploaded by _saturnine.