I am so confused by the new format... I am still alive though? You can find me at all the things although these days, now that my son Spyton is grown up I go by my actual name LinneaRetina. You can find me at the Instagram and Twitters via LinneaRetina (not that you'd want to unless you want to know about my pet rats and DnD games?) and my website linneaboyev.com (if you want to know about pharmacology I guess?) ... Oy how does all this stuff work? What happened to Photobucket? Am I in a time loop? Ahhhhhh!!!!
3 years agoElnea
My baby sister has a home that Martha Stewart would envy. Every room is perfectly decorated to be cozy and welcoming. I visited this last weekend and her basement guestroom and bath were nicer than my entire house. My only complaint was that the only window to the room looked out into a window well that was filled only with dead leaves. I told her I would work on coming up with some nice way to decorate it and today sent her the following letter:
I was thinking maybe you could put a nativity scene into the guest room Window of Despair, but I’ve discovered that all outdoor nativity sets on the planet seem to be specifically designed to be as ugly as humanly possible. My theory is that it is some sort of test of faith. Surely only a “True Blue” devotee of Jesus et al. will put out a Nativity Set on their lawn despite the shame and humiliation of displaying something so ugly that Mother Teresa herself would want to convert to Islam upon viewing the abomination of yellowed plastic and/or rusted steel currently available.
Considering the rich tradition of Christian art over the last thousand years, I’m frankly disappointed in the human race for not being able to come up with something better. I’m going to have to think about the problem; surely there is a solution.
In the meantime, consider some of these charming and whimsical dioramas that might bring that touch of elegance to your guest room window:
1. A restful scene from a popular science fiction franchise:
2. Nothing says Christmas like a diorama of the Battle of Stalingrad. Who doesn’t love watching Nazi’s getting frostbite?
3. Why not celebrate delicious winter delicacies with a Donner Party scene?
4. Perhaps you’d like a politically-charged display warning of the dangers of climate change with scenes of our brave ancestors as they suffered through our most recent ice age:
5. Or why not show off your favorite fantasy-based TV show with this classy Game of Thrones: Direwolf winter scene?
6. …or just sell out to Big Candy with a Peep display:
Other winter-themed dioramas to consider:
“I can’t feel my feet!” Washington crosses the Potomac"
“Who needs potatoes? The Dutch Hunger 1944”
“I smell something burning! The 1851 Fire at the Library of Congress"
“Offsides are delicious! The 1972 Andes Soccer Team Plane Crash"
I hope this has given you inspiration for decorating. Merry Christmas!
3 years agoElnea
If you're like me (and who isn't?), you're stuck at home this year waiting around from 3pm-8pm for trick-or-treaters to show up and demand tribute. This means you have to be within eight feet of your front door at all times to avoid having your house egged. It also means you can't do anything which will require more than 90 second stretches of time. This can set you up for five very long boring hours unless you're prepared. So I've compiled this list of things to do tonight which I will share with you because I'm nice that way.
1. Look at Facebook on your phone and enjoy the photos of all your friends dressed up at parties. F*%rs.
2. Put away your phone.
3. Organize your wallet. Organize your dollar bills by date of issue!
4. Dance insanely while shouting, "I dance to your glory, O Satan!". If you do this with the door open, you will have more treats for yourself at the end of the night.
5. Flip through your Norwegian language phrasebook. "To glass øl, takk!"
6. Look for your keys. They're usually by the front door.
7. Eat candy.
8. Play with your cat with that red laser pointer thing.
9. Look for that red laser pointer thing. It's probably with your keys.
10. Draw a face on your hand. Use your new hand puppet to have a Norwegian conversation with your cat.
11. Compare and contrast your left and right thumbs.
12. Name all the amino acids.
4 years agoElnea
I am so sad to hear of Monty's passing. I learned about him, as many of us did, after his amazing "Haloid" video and an interview one of the gaming websites did with him. He was obviously a very self-motivated, talented young man. When Roosterteeth hired him I was so thrilled for both him and Roosterteeth; I knew it would be a wonderful match. I'm going to sound like the old 50-year-old lady I am, but one thing that strikes me about the modern day is the way people can hear about and pay tribute when they hear of a death of someone that has affected them in some way. It is so sad, but truly wonderful, that so many people loved Monty so much and they have a forum like Roosterteeth to share their feelings and grieve together. And it is also very odd, but special, that Monty will live on in his motion capture work... I'm sure we all recognize some of his signature moves in his animations.
Goodbye, Monty, you were an amazing young man. And I send my deepest sympathies for his family and close friends.
5 years agoElnea
I decorated my Christmas Tree with Halo Reach and Halo Action Figure Theater figures BECAUSE I COULD.
Also, I inherited my son Tony's two rats, which he named Ornstein and Smough (Dark Souls players will get this joke.)
They're both cute but Ornstein is SUPER cute:
More ratty pictures at s2.photobucket.com/user/LinneaRetina/library/201...
5 years agoElnea
KnucklesDawson (David) has gone missing. I'm reposting from here (SailorTweek) with the details. Updates will be at that link or on Facebook. If you have seen him, or have information about him contact the Vancouver Police. If not, then please keep him in your thoughts and prayers.
Last tweeted to Randy about deleting his accounts 21 hours ago (as of 9.39pm PST)
He left his wallet, computer, & phone behind.
His bike was found in Stanley Park
People have tried contacting him on both his Canada cell # and his US cell #
Deleted his Twitter and Xbox Live accounts last night.
Those of us who know David understand what a big deal the deletion of his accounts are.
Search for him started at noon today.
There will be a search of Stanley Park
Tuesday May 28th
10:30am till undetermined
Meet at Prospect Point
Dress for rain.
PLEASE REPOST ON EVERY AVENUE. WE WANT DAVID HOME SAFE.
COMMENT ONLY FOR MORE INFO.
if you are reposting on other sites (Reddit, Tumblr, and so on) please include a link. Try to use the posts already made on those sites for maximum coverage. Reposting, upvoting, retweeting is IMPORTANT
* Vancouver PD is searching by boat and chopper. Friends, family, and police are combing the park.
PD is also looking at Lions Gate Bridge
6 years agoElnea
I REALLY want Dr Halsey's jacket from the Spartan Ops missions. And I would just wear it around. As a jacket. To work. 'Cause I'm like that.
Dude, there are slots for pens on the arm. Or... wires, or syringes, or whatever she's got there. Why aren't all jackets made like that?
I might have to take a tailoring class next spring so I can make one. I find a vast majority of my adult education courses are motivated by Halo projects. (That's not normal, is it?)
Until then I have to satisfy myself with my Bioware N7 hoodie and my Blizzard StarCraft Kerrigan Ghost Jacket. And yeah, I wear them to class. What are you thinking, 343?! Think of the free advertising as I influence the young minds of tomorrow! Now make me a Halsey Jacket, bitches!
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