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A Thing with Limbs (hint: it's a cat)

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Feb. 18th, 2011 | 11:58 pm

A NEW RADIOHEAD ALBUM HAPPENED. WHAT. It didn't do much for me until I got to Codex and Give Up The Ghost (Little by Little and Feral aren't bad, though). I never know how to feel about Radiohead's later stuff anymore. Hail to the Thief was the last Radiohead album I really got into. I like how low-key The King of Limbs is, but I think that's also a strike against it since it keeps any of the songs from standing out on their own. Except Codex, because what the fuck that song. Is amazing. Of course I immediately gravitate towards the most depressing-sounding song because that's how I roll. But overall I'd say it's alright! Gonna take a little while for me to appreciate it, I guess. Still debating whether or not I should get that newspaper album thing. My wallet says, "Please God no," but the obnoxiously zealous Radiohead fan in me says, "WHY HAVEN'T YOU BOUGHT IT YET. WHY."





















I made cookies for Valentine's day! Some for my family and some for John - you can see us and his cats in cookie form in that 2nd to last photo. That last picture is of the Valentine's Day Rooster, who is angry because he's a bird and birds are jerks. But he brings you love anyway! ...Yeah, I don't know, either. I was at Melissa's house when I did the cookie-cutting, and she didn't have any Valentine's themed cutters. When I feel less barfy, I'll probably make some more. There's a lot of leftover icing.

Also, John made me steak wrapped in bacon for dinner on Valentine's day. STEAK AND BACON TOGETHER. It was magical.





Mouse :) She's the good cat. She also has the most adorable meow ever. Ahhh cats.



Mellow is the bad one. I think he just acts up to get attention. I still like him, mostly because he pisses John off and it's funny (I shouldn't laugh at that, but I totally do every time).









I posted this on Facebook and DeviantArt already, but I made a Tumblr for posting art: kittendrumstick.tumblr.com. It's easier to post there than to LJ, and it's something I can send to people when I'm feeling too lazy to update my website (which is ALL THE TIME) or too lazy to clean up my public LJ posts. I'll continue posting art to LJ in giant chunks the way I do now, but Tumblr will have all the most recent shit. Either way it'll be the same art, so you're not missing out if you don't add me there too.

Also, I made a new DA account: kittendrumstick.deviantart.com. I've wanted to do this for awhile. My old DA account has a stupid name and is kind of a mess. Starting over and uploading the stuff I DO like is easier than trying to decide what I don't like anymore. Not quite done with it yet, so if you add me, expect some upload spam.

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My arm is numb. Numb arm! Numarm! Narm! NARM!

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from: fridge_buzz_now
date: Feb. 19th, 2011 07:00 am (UTC)
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I just got home so I'm finally downloading King of Limbs right now. I think "Lotus Flower" is really low-key, but the video is so fantastic, I'm compelled to listen to it over and over.

I need to get dinosaur cookie cutters. There is a 3 year old in my life who will love me forever if I give her dino cookies.

Love the Tumblr! I'm going to update mine more often when I'm done catching up with homework. I'm a week behind!

UPDATE: I listened to it! Favorite song right away was "Little by Little." The album as a whole feels unfinished, but I know it's going to grow on me. Hail To The Thief took me so many listens to get into.

Edited at 2011-02-19 08:36 am (UTC)

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King O Frod

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from: silvertiger
date: Feb. 19th, 2011 04:18 pm (UTC)
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Dinosaur cookie cutters are awesome. I have no idea where Melissa got hers, but I want them. And the cat one.

I didn't realize Tumblr would have so many options for customization (if I were better at writing code I'd write my own template from scratch), but once I did I was like, "BABY WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN ALL MY INTERNET LIFE." This thing is magical. I can't let go of old LJ though, haha.

Man, Hail to the Thief was one that I didn't really get the first time I listened to it, I think - then I listened to it a second time and realized it was amazing and never stopped listening to it (I had maybe 3 or 4 CDs on rotation when I was in Tech school and Hail to the Thief was one of them). I was so fucking into that album. In Rainbows and this one not so much. I think they're both a bit lighter than Hail to the Thief and the albums before it. I need that darkness, haha.

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My arm is numb. Numb arm! Numarm! Narm! NARM!

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from: fridge_buzz_now
date: Feb. 19th, 2011 06:46 pm (UTC)
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Tumblr is amazing. I'd totally move my LJ to Tumblr, but I feel such a close connection to people through LJ. Even though there are plenty of layouts that allow commenting, Tumblr seems to put less emphasis on interaction and feedback, with more on re-blogging.

In Rainbows was a really happy album, wasn't it? I definitely like it more now than I did upon the first listen. Hail to the Thief doesn't work for me as a cohesive album, but there are certain songs on it that sing my life. If I had to pick a favorite Radiohead album, the honor would go to Kid A. That one completely changed my entire perception of how music should sound.

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King O Frod

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from: silvertiger
date: Feb. 19th, 2011 07:22 pm (UTC)
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That's the thing that puts me off Tumblr a bit. It's got options for comments, but even having that option doesn't really seem to facilitate much discussion.

I think I actually like In Rainbows less now, but I was so excited for a new Radiohead album that I probably would have liked whatever they did at the time. Not that I don't still like In Rainbows, but it's not one that I go to when I want to listen to Radiohead. If I had to pick a favorite album, I don't know if I could. I always used to say Ok Computer, but then there are so many good songs on Kid A or Amnesiac or Hail to the Thief or even The Bends. It's too hard to choose!

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My arm is numb. Numb arm! Numarm! Narm! NARM!

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from: fridge_buzz_now
date: Feb. 19th, 2011 09:04 pm (UTC)
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Oh, I'm sure tomorrow I'll wake up and be like "WHY DID I TELL HER KID A WHEN IT'S OBVIOUSLY OK COMPUTER/IN RAINBOWS/APPETITE FOR DESTRUCTION AHHH?!"

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UNDER-ESTIMATE THE GIRL

asdfklcjelakj;dlkjdf CATS HI CATS

from: rocknrollpsycho
date: Feb. 19th, 2011 12:10 pm (UTC)
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AWWWW. <333 OMG HIS CATS ARE SO CUTE. Because they is cats. <3 Cats is cute. Mouse looks kind of like Eleanor to me, but gothier! Cats with ruffs!! OMG I COULD SPAZ FOREVER ABOUT CATS BUT I WON'T. I will say that laughing at cats being dicks is one of the great joys of life--Toby basically runs around being orange and ruining everything and I still love that dumbass cat. I wish we were taking him to Portland! Aww, dumbcat. <3

I love your cookie & cat photos--the colors are so bright and everything's so crisp and they're basically just really good photos very much unlike the ones I take! Angry Valentine's Rooster is awesome.

Maybe later I'll go find King of Limbs. I may just watch the video for "Lotus Flower" like 50 more times instead. THOM YORKE DANCING IN A HAT = AWESOME. And aww, maybe it's because of you that Hail To The Thief is my favrit Radiohead album--after I heard them all, I gravitated most to that one. It sounds like there's not any good fun, freaky-outy kinds of songs on this one from your synopsis, but I suppose I can always do the Thom Yorke to "Lotus Flower" and call it good.

I HAS PUT YOUR TUMBLR UP ON MY BAR OF IMPORTANT THINGS TO CHECK. I will be more diligent in this if you plan to stop updating LJ with your arts I MUST SEE THE ARTS.

... omg pix of cats. STILL ADORABLE.

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from: silvertiger
date: Feb. 19th, 2011 04:27 pm (UTC)
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It's funnier when they're not being dicks to you, but yeah, even if he were my cat I'd probably still laugh at him.

Thanks! I needed a lot of Photoshop for those cookie photos. The lighting on the original pictures was so terrible.

Yeah, there's no crazy freak-out songs on King of Limbs, but look! Thom video! He's freakin' out! So awkward! So I guess that sort of makes up for it.

Nah I'm still gonna post art to LJ the way I do now, but Tumblr will just be up to the minute art updates or whatever since it's easier to just post something there real quick than it is to do pretty much anything on LJ right now.

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you may be a little too special to live

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from: asscollection
date: Feb. 20th, 2011 05:14 am (UTC)
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That's right. Welcome to the tumblr party.

COOKIES

CATS

TWO GOOD THINGS

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from: silvertiger
date: Feb. 20th, 2011 03:42 pm (UTC)
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Do you have a Tumblr? I forget who has one and who doesn't.

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you may be a little too special to live

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from: asscollection
date: Feb. 20th, 2011 03:46 pm (UTC)
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Yeah, I have sarahmartha.tumblr.com and my website is actually a tumblr: sarahshipman.com.

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