Does anyone out there actually enjoy candy corn? Seriously, I’d like to know. Admittedly, I am not a huge fan of candy – most of the Trick or Treating excursions I took as a child ended in me picking through my stash, immediately consuming the Hershey bars and Reeses Peanut Butter Cups, and tossing the rest – but even I know better than to eat a food item claiming to be a sweeter version of a vegetable.
(I also got a lot of pencils in my basket on Halloween. A judge lived across the street from us, and he’d always give out these campaign pencils that were shaped like gavels, with two erasers at the end. I always thought they looked more like hammerhead sharks, though. And those things freak me the hell out.)
Anyway, candy, huh?
Because only one monster is not enough for something as awesome as punctuation, here’s a little exclamation point to keep the question mark company. Together, they make an interrobang!
Why am I posting this two days after National Puncutation Day?
Why is my iPod broken?
Why did I come home yesterday to find two doormats mysteriously sitting in my front yard?
Why is there no hot water in my house?
And why was I woken up at 8am on a Saturday by a power drill boring into the other side of my bedroom wall?
The answer to all of these, of course, is that there is no answer. Except for the iPod one. I dropped it. :(
Yeah soooo it looks like I was gone for longer than a week. What can I say, weddings suck the soul right out of you.
Anyway, today I’m posting a classic monster that has just been adopted. In fact, it was one of the first ones I ever made, so I’ll be sad to see it go. But it’s heading to Australia, where I assume it is much needed, what with the drought and the wind storms and whatnot. So it’s all for the greater good. Godspeed, little droplet!
The powers that be (namely my mother) have informed me that it’s time to get up off my crocheting ass and plan my wedding already. So will be taking a week off to do just that. Perhaps I will post some stuff along the way, if I happen to see any monster dresses or monster flowers or, God willing, a monster popping naked out of a wedding cake.
Does this grainy, slightly creepy photo of a happy-go-lucky ragamuffin and an old-timey villain pique your interest? If so, hop on over to the Etsy Handmade Moment Contest (a competition for budding Etsian filmmakers to create 15- and 30-second films), where you can view the video I submitted!
This is the project I’ve been working on all week (with a fair bit of assistance from Human Monster) and I think it turned out pretty decent for someone with zero digital video editing experience. *launches into an I-Don’t-Remotely-Know-What-I’m-Doing dance*
So if you happen to be a fan of this site and/or monsters and/or vaudevillian puppets in general, do me a solid and watch and rate my video. The winners get some pretty bitchin’ prizes, and while ratings and view counts aren’t the only deciding factors, they certainly don’t hurt either. Enjoy the shenanigans!
This guy, who could hands down beat Andy Rooney in a Bushy Eyebrows of Death contest any day of the week, is Part 2 of my Top Secret Project. The whole thing should be done by tomorrow, so check back here to see the fruits of my weird and some may say pointless labor. Also stay tuned for my Bushy Eyebrows of Death contest, which I plan to hold sometime later this year.