Thursday, March 12, 2009

Love Lobster!!!!!!!

I just finished folding an origami "Love" Lobster from John Montroll's Anime Origami for the Enthusiast and have photos, but I have a little story to go with this too. A couple of years ago, I was folding some good old origami and my fiancee was folding this lobster. The problem was, she was using a much too small square to start with and I even warned her that it wasn't going to work. Apparently, my words of wisdom turned into a challenge and a 1.5" version of this lobster was born that looked little more than a wierd 10 legged creature thing. I mean, if you knew it was supposed to be a lobster you'd recognize it, but if not, you'd have a little trouble trying to figure out what the model was supposed to be. So, showing all the love and affection I could muster, I died laughing when I saw the finished product. Hurt, she told me that it was a "love" lobster and reflected the love she had for me, so I better not laugh at it. Well, little "love" lobster only made me laugh more, but I kept it squished up in the book for quite a long time. Inevitably, the "love" lobster had to be thrown out as I got rid of all my origami when I last moved. It's kind of been an inside joke between us and she told me in a previous post that I owed her a love lobster.

Here it is. Surprisingly, despite the final size, this guy was made from a large 9 5/8" square of origami paper. There are so many layers of paper that even this size of a model was a little challenging to keep clean precise folds. After 2 hours of work and some custom shaping, here it is.

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Monday, March 2, 2009

UVERworld - Just Melody

Unfortunately, this video cuts off the really cool instrumental intro, but I heard this song today and loved it (kind of rediscovered it). So here it is for anyone interested in JPop. UVERworld is a pretty solid band that have done quite a few opening and ending credits for various anime in Japan. Without further's a video for you...

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