December 30, 2008
A Crayon Haiku milestone!!!

What — you didn’t think I’d forgotten, did you? I’ve had these written for weeks, but I figured I’d prolong the suspense a bit. 😉

So today, on the eve of New Year’s Eve, we finally cross the 100-haiku threshold and begin our journey towards the big two-double-zero. Considering that it’s taken us nearly five years to get this far, it might be a bit ambitious to set a goal of reaching A Crayon Haiku #200 by 2010… but I’ll be pretty impressed if we can get to #240. I’m also digging the multi-haiku format, so with the exception of guest haiku I’ll probably continue with that into the new year and beyond.

On to additional notes regarding today’s haiku! The stand that I’m using to display Chun-Li performing the Spinning Bird Kick is a Whippy Superpose/Color Bear stand — Poe Ghostal highlighted them a while back on his site and they’re pretty darned cool! While you can get cheaper stands at Michael’s for simple doll display (I’m using one of those to keep Blade of Puppet Master fame on his feet), these are ideal for displaying Street Fighter figures doing SPECIAL MOVES. 😉

As far as I know they’re not sold in stores (in these parts, anyway), so unless you have a different source (in which case you should tell me!) you’ll have to resort to eBay to get them. I’m sure you can find them from multiple sellers, but this is the store from which I purchased them back in September. This particular seller even shipped me another stand (all the way from Hong Kong!) when one of the stands in my first shipment was missing the rod, so I feel good about recommending him.

The Skeletor haiku is a reference to the old Eiffel65 song — when I first heard it, I thought it was saying, “I would bleed, I would die,” during the refrain. Yes. Also, that Skeletor actually is bluer than usual, since I gave him a very messy dark blue wash. It’s difficult to tell in the light tent setup, but in person he looks not only darker, but also kinda scaly. Given that extra evil characteristic and his black costume, I’ve taken to calling him Shin Skeletor.

Then there is the rubber band ball! Inspired by my love of “Pee-wee’s Playhouse”, I started this up back in high school and then kinda forgot about it until I unearthed it again earlier this year. Since then, I’ve added to it quite a bit — enough that I’ve had to stop using the bands in regular assorted packs, which either won’t fit the ball or roll right off, in favor of the 3 1/2″ by 1/4″ postal size bands. So if you ever want to send something random and/or cheap my way for whatever reason (like the upcoming Scary-Crayon anniversary on January 25!) and aren’t up for donating to the site, rubber bands are acceptable! The packs I buy are 88 cents at Wal-Mart. 🙂

And the final haiku is a reference to the 2006 remake of The Wicker Man. The original was fantastic, but the remake was… well, the most unintentionally hilarious movie ever. Or maybe the hilarity was intentional, in which case everyone involved is a genius.

Okay, that’s all for now! More to come in the near future.

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