Sunday, November 24, 2013

Eyeless Rabbits and Other Curiosities

This week's Tungsten Hippo post is about how our current "mash up" age might not be as unique as we think it is. It is inspired by ideas from a couple of different short ebooks. It is not long, and I feel like perhaps there is more to the topic than I have understood at this point. I'm still thinking about it, but decided to go ahead and post what I have now, anyway. Maybe there will be some follow up posts later.

And that's about all I have this weekend. Mr. Snarky came home on Thursday. It is good to have him home. He brought the kids a couple of Manga dolls (which they love) and some colorful Hello Kitties (also loved, and currently riding in the back of a dump truck). He also brought them yukatas, which made them squeal with glee. The girls are ridiculously cute in them, but I have no idea what we'll do with them now that we have pictures of them being cute in them. He brought me a rabbit, which is appropriate because I collect rabbit things, and like to find interesting rabbits to buy when I travel.

I was initially puzzled as to why it lacks eyes, but between @BetsyPhd and the day care teacher who is Japanese-American, I have learned that it is a daruma doll. I am supposed to draw one eye in and make a wish. When the wish comes true, I can draw in the other eye. I haven't decided if I'm going to do that yet, but I'm enjoying thinking about what wish I might make.

What do you think? Should I leave it eyeless? Or attempt to add the eyes?


  1. Draw in an eye when you decide on your first wish.

  2. Oh yeah, definitely use the power of the wish. What an *awesome* (unexpected) gift-within-a-gift!

  3. Anonymous8:39 AM

    Definitely draw in an eye - maybe practice a couple times somewhere else first.

  4. Do it! Consider your wish carefully and draw in the eye!

    (By the way, I liked the Tungsteen post. I love the "mashup" participatory entertainment culture of today"--I spend way too much time on tumblr--and it's interesting to think that participatory art is the default for human cultures, not an oddity or marginal thing. And I do think some of the amateur and fan videos, artwork, and stories I've read is as skilled as anything made by the "pros." Not all, of course, but some.


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