I don’t know how I missed out on hearing about this, but I really want to see it!

Norwegian Wood, based on the book by Haruki Murakami. Now, who’s going to make The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle or Hard Boiled Wonderland for my viewing pleasure?

Fashion is one of the very few forms of expression in which women have more freedom than men. And I don’t think it’s an accident that it’s typically seen as shallow, trivial, and vain. It is the height of irony that women are valued for our looks, encouraged to make ourselves beautiful and ornamental… and are then derided as shallow and vain for doing so. And it’s a subtle but definite form of sexism to take one of the few forms of expression where women have more freedom, and treat it as a form of expression that’s inherently superficial and trivial. Like it or not, fashion and style are primarily a women’s art form. And I think it gets treated as trivial because women get treated as trivial.



For now the shield is done. Probably needs some more wet sanding and polish, and I sort of F’ed up a bit when I attached the star, but on camera it looks pretty boss. This shield and all the other props I have been building will be featured in future episodes of “DIY Effects” (formally FX Reboot) which will air on the Epix HD movie channel. Also extended build segments will be posted on Indie Machines


You guys, I’m going to get all mushy and sincere for a second and just tell you, straight up, that my friends are talented fucking people who astound me on the daily.

Bob approves.