The first time I heard a psychobilly song was on a Geico commercial of all places. After that, I sent away for a Th’ Legendary Shack*Shakers cd and have been in love with that type of music since. I’ve always been a fan of horror movies, Halloween, and creepiness in general, so it was easy to love other aspects of psychobilly subculture as well.
If you’re a fan of zombies, tattoos, and retro fashion, you might fall in love with it as well. Check out what these amazing Etsy sellers have made!
Allure by black-dicefish
A couple of years ago I discovered that I have Synesthesia – a neurological condition that causes different senses to be combined, rather than separate. A common trait of people with Synesthesia (synesthetes) is always perceiving letters, numbers, and words with certain colors attached to them. For example, ‘A’ will always be red to me, ‘B’ is brown, ‘C’ is yellow, ‘D’ is navy blue, etc. I also see colored shapes when I hear certain sounds, and perceive textures when I smell certain things. My sister also has Synesthesia and she is the reason I discovered my own. Up until that point, I thought seeing each letter as a color was normal. There are over 60 known kinds of Synesthesia and my sister has traits that I do not, such as tasting voices and perceiving numbers with personalities.
Synesthesia by ThePathOfDreams
Most people with Synesthesia are creative and artistic by nature. And since this condition involves a lot of color, I thought I’d gather a collection of pieces with beautiful color palettes, and also include art by syesthetes as well. And even if you don’t have this condition, everyone loves color!
The following pieces are filled with many vibrant colors!
League of Legends – Zyra Fanart by alexnegrea
What’s cooler than steampunk? Steampunk contraptions that actually function. Because really, what’s the point of all those gears if they don’t actually do anything? (Besides looking cool, that is.) The following gallery includes amazing inventions and art pieces that would make DaVinci and Atrus proud.
The Braxtonian Lantern by JWKinseysArtifice
This wall sconce features a slowly rotating inner cylinder and displays a star field on the ceiling in a dark room. It looks amazing, and the super fun part? That round knob at the top is the on/off switch.
Personal Reactor by ReactionDesigns
This cool necklace features a tiny “reactor,” composed of sterling silver, brass, titanium, and a glowing glass tube. The front of the pendant slides closed over the tube, where the light then shines through the three portholes in the front.
Steampunk Rotating Gear Heart by CarryTheWhat
Functional steampunk doesn’t have to be expensive. This awesome puzzle heart was 3D printed in metallic plastic. It can be twisted apart and rotated back together. It also comes in a colorful cube variety.
I’ve always been drawn to the bad guys. I think part of it has to do with my shy, law-abiding nature. Not that I have fantasies about committing arson or anything, but I always wish I could speak my mind more, or do what I want without worrying about judgement from others. I think I like to live vicariously through them, or in the case of my worldly, brutally honest husband, learn a thing or two about coming out of my shell.
There are plenty of villains and bad boys in games, movies, and comics. There has to be, or things would get dull very quickly. But some are more memorable than others. The following is a gallery of my favorite evil-doers, along with some of yours. :)
Vegeta: Failure by clefchan
First up is my absolute favorite – Vegeta, from Dragon Ball Z. Many people love Vegeta and it’s not hard to see why. He’s a cruel, blood-thirsty warrior prince, who eventually, thanks to Goku and the gang, becomes an ally, family man, and even a friend – all without losing his fierceness and attitude.
I have quite a few favorite paintings of Vegeta, but I love this digital painting by clefchan. It does a great job of portraying Vegeta as he often is – brooding and frustrated at his failure to surpass Goku in fighting ability.
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