Friday, March 30, 2012

Etsy Shop Announcement #1

My Etsy shop is officially open, and the first item has been listed!   *confetti* 
 

 

You can visit  this little beauty on Etsy or check out my tutorial & learn how to make your own. Happy crafting!

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Contributor's Corner: SciFi for the Fiction Challenged

Ok so before we get started I wanted to introduce myself here.
I am Hunter(Otherwise known as KexFett), I have been friends with RandomGal for a LONG time and we talk about just about everything. Hence when she decided to start a blog I thought I would help out with the SciFi, Funny', and cool Universe stuff. RandomGal is the sole editer of this Blog while I am simply a Contributor for some stuff here and there.


Now on to the good(ish) stuff


"SciFi for the Fiction Challenged"


-> Review Edition <-


So first off for my SciFi Reviews I'll be covering a book that I read about a month ago. Star Carrier Earth Strike and it has got to be one of the most technical books I've ever read in SciFi.


Pros: The amount of time he put into thinking up the tech in this book and coming up with good uses for it staggers me. I love the space ships he uses and the alien species that he introduces. The combat and tactics of the space battles are pretty average but still fun to read. The ending I didn't see coming AT ALL so I love it when something like that happens.


Cons: His characters (if you can call them that) in this book are almost as flat and cardboard cut out as they come. I still don't know what the Read Admiral looks like. I got no insight in any of their feelings or struggles(except Grey who is considered the "Main" main character out of the 3). The description of the surroundings are great...if you enjoy reading three pages of it without any dialogue. I found myself skipping over description parts from time to time cause it just got so annoying to read the same thing over and over in different ways.


Overall: Good book with wonderfully thought out universe. Tech and space battles are what this book is made of with slight hits of emotion from the main character. But if you are wanting character development from sub main characters or minor characters then not the book for you.

Rating: 3.5/5

A.D.D. : Ice Cream


THIS.
IS.
BRILLIANT.

The first person to buy it for me gets my eternal devotion. (Click the shiny picture click it!)

Also Etsy is evil. 







In a good way.



Crafty: Melted Crayon Art


So apparently if you melt crayons all over a canvas, you get this.



AWESOMESAUCENESS!!!
How do you do it?
Simple.

Step One:

Get crayons. 

Step Two:

Get canvas.

Step Three:

Get hot glue.

Step Four:

Glue crayons to canvas.

Step Five:

Get a hair dryer and crank that baby up!

And that's that. You might want to be careful where you point the dryer though. The melted wax follows the airflow and it tends to splatter. I pointed the dryer downwards most of the time to get the dripping effect. You can do what I did, but there are many ways to do it so make sure not to put yourself into a box!

One last note. 
The wax won't start melting immediately, even with the dryer on a high setting. Don't get discouraged if it takes a minute or two to start dripping! Patience is the key with this one.

Supplies: Crayons, canvas, hot glue, blow dryer.
Time: 30 mins approx.

Have fun! If you make one I'd love to see it!



Friday, March 23, 2012

Crafty: Painted Boxes + FAIL



So my mom was shopping and noticed a bunch of wooden boxes on sale. Being the awesome mom she is, she bought several for me to paint! :) 




They all turned out quite nicely I think... EXCEPT


FOR

                  THIS >:(


THIS is what happens when you coat THIS box with red and white acrylic paints and then try to seal THIS with clear sealant spray.
The red runs. 
Even though it had been dry for 48 hours. 
Go figure.


Anywhooo, if anyone wants to buy a wooden box, feel free to make a request. But please don't ask for red and white! LOL



Wednesday, March 21, 2012

DeviantArt Showcase: "Orwald"


Today I just thought I would show off an artist that has caught my attention lately. Orwald is a photographer by hobby. I admittedly know very little about photography, but the color, motion, and surreal nature of her work has completely blown me away! These two photos are just a sample of the beautiful things she has in her main gallery,
so come check out her work on DeviantArt!
I promise you won't regret it! 







Sunday, March 18, 2012

A.D.D. : Owl City & Etsy

This is (in my opinion) one of the most exhilarating pieces of music e v e r woven into the tapestry of sound. 






And this stunning little piece of hand-crafted jewelry reminds me of it.( I mean, come ON! It's 1950's retro futurism for pizza's sake! )



So when I saw it my heart skipped two whole beats and I thought "Hot dog! Forget college I'm buying that beauty!", and then that annoying little voice in my head said "No! You don't need it and you don't even have the money! You might want to wait a while and come back to it after you've thought a bit...". So I did. I waited. I thought. Then I came back. It had been sold. 

Etsy! Why must you torture me so?!


Saturday, March 17, 2012

Night Owl: I'm thankful for...


Spiral Galaxy M83
NASA APOD 
Nov. 11, 2011






What I'm thankful for today is Spring. I'm thankful for these warm nights when I can throw my windows open and listen to the crickets. I'm thankful for the spring blossoms, and I love them more while they're here because I know that soon they'll go away. But today I'm the very most thankful that I was able to spend the last two days with both of my wonderful grandmothers.
I love you both so much.

         
Happy Birthday to Grandma 
   Happy St. Patrick's Day!
                                    
                                        
                                          
                                          

Thursday, March 15, 2012

First Post:

Hello everyone! If you're reading this I want to say thank you! I also have to warn you that I take no responsibility for the brain damage which may occur from reading this blog. 


Thank you! 


So...If things go according to plan (they rarely do), I'll be able to sort and label my posts according to content, so that readers can find the subjects they are most interested in quickly, and ignore the ones that bore them. In each post, the first word or two will indicate what kind of post it is. Like this:

  •  Crafty - arts, crafts, and DIY.
  •  Just a thought - stories, quotes, and prayers.
  •  Night Owl - stars, nebulae, and what I'm thankful for today.
  •  Geek Chic - science fiction, cartoons, and common geekery.
  •  LOL - will make you giggle or your money back!
  •  A.D.D. - for anything that doesn't quite fit in...

Well, I hope you have fun! 
If I can make you smile then my job is done!

~ Random Gal ~


Disclaimer: the author is not to be held responsible for any negative effects this blog may have on readers. Side effects may include but are not limited to - mild derpiness, geeky obsession, puking rainbows, and that inexplicable urge to do something very, very, random.