I discovered this great YouTube channel earlier this week and knew I had to share it with you all. I’m very jealous of Katy Towell’s talent, because I would love to be able to write, illustrate and animate my own little stories… Her’s are mainly creepy – although some are more on the sad side. All a bit strange. Many of her little girls have black, uneven google-y eyes, which is adorable. The mixture of cute and creepy is just right, in my opinion.
I had a hellish time deciding which video to feature here…. In the end I did not choose my favorite(s) because they are multi-part. When you visit her channel be sure to watch Death & Elsie 1-3, and Ida’s Luck 1 & 2, as well as The Mockingbird Song.
Here’s one of her videos, which is definitely more on the creepy side:
And here is the “You Tube Channel Trailer” with glimpses from her channel:
Have you seen Mameshiba? This is a cute bean dog character from Japan. Yes, its strange… but strangely cute! Actually, they have become very popular apparently. There is a series of short videos where the different mameshiba characters pop out of peoples foods and divulge “unsettling” facts (usually very random, although sometimes they actually fit the situation). Personally I don’t find the facts disgusting or whatever, as the people in the videos seem to, but maybe that’s a cultural difference, lol.
Here’s an example of one of the videos, you can find them all on the Mamaeshiba website or on YouTube.
Mamashiba merchandise is popular. Just search google to see some of the cute items you can get.
As you probably know… today there was a annular solar eclipse visible in the western part of the USA… I happen to live right along the line of visibility 🙂 So my family took some time to watch it happen. We are lucky enough to own an Orion telescope and a solar filter, so we were using that to get a “close up” experience. My family didn’t believe me when I said I was going to take pictures – I guess they thought it wasn’t possible to get a good focus through the camera + telescope…. its true that I didn’t have perfectly crisp pics, but there were a few that turned out fairly decent. You can even see a sunspot or two (very blurry – even at max zoom/focus). Take a look…
I also took a video of the eclipse as the moon “exits” the sun…