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D: Oh well, that dream out the window I suppose.

Anyway, so here's a tip. Don't spend a day looking at Shag's art, and tiki art, and Pink Panther stuff, and spend the most of the next day missing Hawaii, and then go dress shopping for a formal. It's... dangerous.

I mean, I love the dress. I liked it when I saw it on the wall of the store because it's structured, and most dresses now are that lame under-the-bust stupid design that makes every girl look like they're pregnant. Yeah, so, I was really into these bright jewel tones more than anything (like I said... too much Shag art) but nothing really fit well. So I have this awesome fitted dress, but... I don't know. It's about >this far< from being trashy. I mean just imagine the bright gold heels and some Tiffany & Co. jewelry on there and woo baby it's like you walked out of Talladega Nights. So you have to play it... carefully. And the problem is, I can't quite place the style. It's not quite forties, not quite fifties, not quite sixties... Maybe it's more thirties but it's too bright for that and I can't exactly waltz in there with a big sun-hat and breakfast-at-tiffany's shades. The dress is already too look-at-me for me. I mean, I like the dress, I just hope it blends in more than I'm suspecting it will.

Meh, anyway, Laura and I bought the closest thing we could find to a black fascinator that didn't have a rose on it (we were looking for feathers) but the closest thing we could find was a headband with this reconstructed-black-glittery-flower thing on it.

This is essentially the dress: dis one

And I mean, if this were really more formal than "formal" (it's not a black-tie event, or even prom-like; probably more like homecoming), I would put on my black fed or just a hat in no time flat. But, eh, I guess you take what you can get.

OH, and Laura said wearing my Hawaii flower hairclip would be too trashy. :C That makes me sad because I really love them and I'm really feeling that right now. (Too much Shag.) Oh well.

So... yeah, I'm kind of afraid of tomorrow. I generally hate attention and it's just one of those dresses. I dunno, I kinda feel like I should be a dumb platinum blonde when I step into it... Does that even make sense?

Okay, it's kind of sad, I'm looking for a pic of that dress and finding all this bright Indian and gypsy style stuff... It's gorgeous. And dangerous. If I ever end up as a crazy cat lady I'll be wearing shit like this all the time, you know it and I know it. Fuck.


Nov. 1st, 2006 02:13 pm
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So, pretty much as soon as I posted it hit me how I will name the betta fish. And yes, I also learned in the last half hour that it's "betta," not "beta." Damn greek alphabet. Anyway.

From "The Seven Faces of Dr. Lao," which is one of my favorite movies: Dr. Lao owns a tiny goldfish in a bowl, as one of his wonders-- he insists it's the Loch Ness Monster. Of course, I don't want to ruin part of the movie for you, so just borrow it from me sometime.

Also, Ursula Vernon (one of my favorite artists) has this slightly-recurring character, or type of character, which are some type of mage, or something. Wait, I'll go find the page to make this clearer.

OK, I think this is original image. I can't find the phrase I was looking for, which was "just don't ask about the goldfish."
The original?:
The second:
Another of the type:

Hmm...and this was an inspiration some time ago, from deviantart when I was looking for Ursula Vernon's stuff. Her descriptions are usually better there, as well.

Ah-HA! I found the piece I was referring to, but I didn't find the Deviantart one, which I will keep looking for. So here's the one with the quote...ish:

AND HERE WE HAVE... the goldfish one that triggered my memory of Dr. Lao's fish:

Ahem, SO. (I've been working on this post for a few good hours, through lunch and my classes. So that explains the rambliness and why the times are wrong and whatnot...ex, the post is marked 12:11 pm, but now it's 2:09.) I love Dr. Lao, so that will be the main inspiration for my fish, but I have also projected it onto Ursula Vernon's fish. (She is one of my favorite artists. =^n.n^=)

So, I was thinking, all right, it's the Loch Ness Monster. Only, I was like, OK, I think in the movie it has a name, so I will call it that, and for now it was something like Nessie. And then Nessa popped into my head, and I was like, hey! That's awesome, I can work Wicked in there, too. Only it's a girl's name and the fish is probably a male. SO. I'm just going to go with "The Loch Ness Monster" as the name of my betta.

And aparently I need to find a larger tank and also get some kind of tank warmer... as my roomie keeps the room about 55 and the tank needs to be in the 70s.

So, anyone know much about bettas?


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