Geeky Ornaments by uGeek Designs
From Doctor Who to Star Wars to The Hobbit, make the holidays a little nerdier with one of these hand-painted copper ornaments. Don’t celebrate Christmas? Get one to hang in your window, from your rearview mirror, or on your bedroom wall!
There are some actors you see as guest-stars all the time (mostly male), and there are some who always seem to pop up on the shows that end up at Comic-Con. Just for fun I made a couple charts which are by no means scientific and heavily biased towards things that I watch.
The information I gleaned from this exercise in utter boredom is that no one comes close to stealing Mark Sheppard’s title as Über Geek Guest Star. (His part on Doctor Who alone makes him untouchable.) John Pyper-Ferguson is the surprising #2, with Mark Pellegrino tying with the up-and-coming Amy Acker for 3rd. (They all get points for frequently playing villainous and/or crazy.)
Other notes: Sam Anderson should get extra points for his lengthy career as ‘That Guy,’ including The Good Wife, The Closer, or Criminal Minds would shake up the scores, and everyone has been on a CSI or Law and Order. (I came very close to figuring out how many actors have appeared on all incarnations of either franchise.) This could really go so much further, but I’m procrastinating, not insane.
Something’s been bugging me about the Weeping Angels for awhile; the angels themselves are definitely creepy, all that sneaking up on you if you stop looking for just one instant and the stone teeth, but their methods of ‘killing’ aren’t really so horrible.
Yes, what they do to people is terrible, ripping them away from their loved ones and stranding them in an unfamiliar time, but the fact is that the Angels’ victims still get to live. To ripe old ages from everything we’ve seen. (There hasn’t been a single victim who died young after getting Angeled.)
So while no one wants to get nabbed by a Weeping Angel, there are far worse fates in the Whoniverse. (And many ways to send messages through time to offer some measure of closure.)
Van Gogh’s Exploding TARDIS in Needle-point - finished. Canvas has been sewn onto an old messenger bag to give it new life. I’m very pleased with the final product. My next piece is the Hogwarts crest.
I understand it’s Mark Sheppard’s birthday today. I think he should form a band with Titus Welliver, Mark Pellegrino, and James Frain called ‘Wanted: Undead or Alive.’
Happy birthday, Mr. Sheppard. Thanks for being a part of my favorite shows.
Space Travel - I started this design before I found the quote, and found that the quote fit perfectly. Not only is the concept of outer space exploration enough to inspire childlike awe, science fiction stories that ‘boldly go’ have a way of triggering our nostalgia centers unlike anything else.