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You Can’t Take the Officially Licensed Sky From Me April 12, 2013

Posted by J. in Genius.
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Yeah, I made something so freaking cute that I’m now spiraling completely out of control with the making of things.

I was asked, “Can you do a Captain Mal amigurumi?”

Bitch, please. With my eyes closed.

"I'm Malcom Reynolds, Captain of Serenity. You got a job, we can do it. Don't much care what it is."

“I’m Malcom Reynolds, Captain of Serenity. You got a job, we can do it. Don’t much care what it is.”

For the uninitiated, Captain Malcolm Reynolds is the main character in the altogether-too-short-lived TV series Firefly. The plot of the show is too complicated to explain here, but in a nutshell, it’s a classic western in the tradition of the movie Stagecoach but set in the future and in outer space. It’s the final frontier, only they’re not encountering new life forms, just dealing with other humans. Some people favor a slick, polished, perfectly controlled society and they are in opposition to our heroes, the crew of the ship Serenity, who prefer a life of freedom and autonomy, and the ability to make their own way. They live on the fringes and margins of “polite society” and come from a variety of classes and backgrounds, much like in Stagecoach. It’s a complex character study, but it’s also adventure, a bit of intrigue, there are running story threads woven in with stand-alone episodes, and it’s also pretty funny, too. And the fact that I can turn on my TV and see a “Real Housewives” or “Extreme Couponing” at any hour of the day, while Fox in its fucked-up lack of wisdom canceled this show is truly irritating. Not just to me, but to a shitton of fans who feel the same way.

If you haven’t seen it, you should. It’s a good show, I swear. It’s on the Netflix.

I think the brilliance of Joss Whedon’s characters is that they’re all so well-fleshed out. Each one has his or her own conflict that makes them interesting. It would be easy to draw them as caricatures, but there was a depth to them even from the very first episodes. I think that’s part of my attraction to this show.

Anyway, I got halfway through Captain Tightpants and knew that Jayne had to happen.

"Our love for him now ain't hard to explain, the Hero of Canton, the man they call Jayne."

“Our love for him now ain’t hard to explain, the Hero of Canton, the man they call Jayne.”

I couldn’t make Vera because the scale is just too small to do it justice. Jayne and Mal are about 10 inches tall. Wash is up next. I’m already thinking tiny needle felted dinosaurs…



1. Siress Yorkie - April 13, 2013

I should stop being surprised by your skills, but those are REALLY good. If you do River, could you make her eyes all twirly and mad??

2. resonanteye - July 20, 2013

Reblogged this on resonanteye: professional tattoos, affordable paintings, and art in all mediums and commented:
My friend Poops makes things. Amazing things.

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