Celebrating my treasures as they parade out of my life.

This concludes Chapter One, in which we Fight The Hoard whilst making room for home renovators. Stay tuned for Chapter Two, when many hastily-stowed items are more thoroughly examined before re-acceptance into my living space.

Video game promotional posters, obtained directly from their respective publishers. Donated to the Digital Game Museum, where they will likely receive better longevity care than I can give them, and greater likelihood of being seen and enjoyed by more people who love them as I do.
Batman: Arkham Asylum, by Eidos (dual-sided; both sides shown)
Gauntlet: Dark Legacy, by Midway/Atari
Maximo: Army of Zin, by Capcom
SoulCalibur, by Namco
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Video game promotional posters, obtained directly from their respective publishers. Donated to the Digital Game Museum, where they will likely receive better longevity care than I can give them, and greater likelihood of being seen and enjoyed by more people who love them as I do.
Batman: Arkham Asylum, by Eidos (dual-sided; both sides shown)
Gauntlet: Dark Legacy, by Midway/Atari
Maximo: Army of Zin, by Capcom
SoulCalibur, by Namco
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Video game promotional posters, obtained directly from their respective publishers. Donated to the Digital Game Museum, where they will likely receive better longevity care than I can give them, and greater likelihood of being seen and enjoyed by more people who love them as I do.
Batman: Arkham Asylum, by Eidos (dual-sided; both sides shown)
Gauntlet: Dark Legacy, by Midway/Atari
Maximo: Army of Zin, by Capcom
SoulCalibur, by Namco
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Video game promotional posters, obtained directly from their respective publishers. Donated to the Digital Game Museum, where they will likely receive better longevity care than I can give them, and greater likelihood of being seen and enjoyed by more people who love them as I do.
Batman: Arkham Asylum, by Eidos (dual-sided; both sides shown)
Gauntlet: Dark Legacy, by Midway/Atari
Maximo: Army of Zin, by Capcom
SoulCalibur, by Namco
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Video game promotional posters, obtained directly from their respective publishers. Donated to the Digital Game Museum, where they will likely receive better longevity care than I can give them, and greater likelihood of being seen and enjoyed by more people who love them as I do.
Batman: Arkham Asylum, by Eidos (dual-sided; both sides shown)
Gauntlet: Dark Legacy, by Midway/Atari
Maximo: Army of Zin, by Capcom
SoulCalibur, by Namco
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Video game promotional posters, obtained directly from their respective publishers. Donated to the Digital Game Museum, where they will likely receive better longevity care than I can give them, and greater likelihood of being seen and enjoyed by more people who love them as I do.

  • Batman: Arkham Asylum, by Eidos (dual-sided; both sides shown)
  • Gauntlet: Dark Legacy, by Midway/Atari
  • Maximo: Army of Zin, by Capcom
  • SoulCalibur, by Namco
Original marquee art for various Atari coin-op arcade games. Not replicas. Donated to the Digital Game Museum, where they will likely receive better longevity care than I can give them, and greater likelihood of being seen and enjoyed by more people who love them as I do.
Paperboy
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
Road Runner
California Speed
Rush the Rock: Alcatraz Edition

Original marquee art for various Atari coin-op arcade games. Not replicas. Donated to the Digital Game Museum, where they will likely receive better longevity care than I can give them, and greater likelihood of being seen and enjoyed by more people who love them as I do.

  • Paperboy
  • Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
  • Road Runner
  • California Speed
  • Rush the Rock: Alcatraz Edition
Light-up globe, always reminded us of the final scene in Rocky Horror Picture Show. Last one out, remember to turn it off!  (Pictured atop our vintage Victrola, not scheduled for unhoarding. At least, not yet.)
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Light-up globe, always reminded us of the final scene in Rocky Horror Picture Show. Last one out, remember to turn it off!  (Pictured atop our vintage Victrola, not scheduled for unhoarding. At least, not yet.)
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Light-up globe, always reminded us of the final scene in Rocky Horror Picture Show. Last one out, remember to turn it off!  (Pictured atop our vintage Victrola, not scheduled for unhoarding. At least, not yet.)

Totoro, colored pencil, by wife circa 1997. She doesn’t like it anymore, so perhaps a digital scan will suffice for posterity. (Original size 8.5 x 11)

Totoro, colored pencil, by wife circa 1997. She doesn’t like it anymore, so perhaps a digital scan will suffice for posterity. (Original size 8.5 x 11)

Star Trek insignia, high school skit. I was Spock. My friend’s dad had written the parody script for a fanzine, never expecting it to be performed. An excerpt, paraphrased from poor memory:

KIRK: Spock, what took you so long?
SPOCK: I was in the head, Captain. The sudden movement of the ship caused me to urinate 60% in the bowl, 23% on the rim, and 14% onto the floor.
KIRK: Ah, Spock, I’ve got you this time. That doesn’t add up to 100%.
SPOCK: Correct, Captain. The remaining 3% ran down my pant leg.

The audience went wild for our costumes, authentic sound effects, and battle lurching, but we went on a bit too long; we’d have been smarter to cut it short after scene 1.
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Star Trek insignia, high school skit. I was Spock. My friend’s dad had written the parody script for a fanzine, never expecting it to be performed. An excerpt, paraphrased from poor memory:

KIRK: Spock, what took you so long?
SPOCK: I was in the head, Captain. The sudden movement of the ship caused me to urinate 60% in the bowl, 23% on the rim, and 14% onto the floor.
KIRK: Ah, Spock, I’ve got you this time. That doesn’t add up to 100%.
SPOCK: Correct, Captain. The remaining 3% ran down my pant leg.

The audience went wild for our costumes, authentic sound effects, and battle lurching, but we went on a bit too long; we’d have been smarter to cut it short after scene 1.
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Star Trek insignia, high school skit. I was Spock. My friend’s dad had written the parody script for a fanzine, never expecting it to be performed. An excerpt, paraphrased from poor memory:

KIRK: Spock, what took you so long?

SPOCK: I was in the head, Captain. The sudden movement of the ship caused me to urinate 60% in the bowl, 23% on the rim, and 14% onto the floor.

KIRK: Ah, Spock, I’ve got you this time. That doesn’t add up to 100%.

SPOCK: Correct, Captain. The remaining 3% ran down my pant leg.

The audience went wild for our costumes, authentic sound effects, and battle lurching, but we went on a bit too long; we’d have been smarter to cut it short after scene 1.

First, worship the Z.
Then, meditate upon Z with accompaniment.

The first time you play around with glass-bending is pretty magical. On a dark night, the glow of the torch on a garage workbench, feeling the rigid tube become pliant for the briefest moment before giving way to complete sagging fluidity. For some reason, creative opportunities always begin for me with uninspiring geometric forms.
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First, worship the Z.
Then, meditate upon Z with accompaniment.

The first time you play around with glass-bending is pretty magical. On a dark night, the glow of the torch on a garage workbench, feeling the rigid tube become pliant for the briefest moment before giving way to complete sagging fluidity. For some reason, creative opportunities always begin for me with uninspiring geometric forms.
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First, worship the Z.

Then, meditate upon Z with accompaniment.

The first time you play around with glass-bending is pretty magical. On a dark night, the glow of the torch on a garage workbench, feeling the rigid tube become pliant for the briefest moment before giving way to complete sagging fluidity. For some reason, creative opportunities always begin for me with uninspiring geometric forms.

Bantam bowling league memento, given to every participant. 60 isn’t too bad for an eight-year-old kid, though my teammates were all closer to 80. It felt really good to have a little bowling pin on my shelf, just like Mom, even though mine was white (like the real pins) and hers was a nice wooden brown. Funny how I decided hers was nicer because she had seniority; objectively, I’d say they were equivalent alternative styles.
Also, notice how that S looks a lot like a mirrored treble clef? Omen!

Bantam bowling league memento, given to every participant. 60 isn’t too bad for an eight-year-old kid, though my teammates were all closer to 80. It felt really good to have a little bowling pin on my shelf, just like Mom, even though mine was white (like the real pins) and hers was a nice wooden brown. Funny how I decided hers was nicer because she had seniority; objectively, I’d say they were equivalent alternative styles.

Also, notice how that S looks a lot like a mirrored treble clef? Omen!

Flat cat named Abernathy Archimedes. He creeps along the mantel, creeps behind the books. He creeps while you sleeps, he sleeps no he doesn’t. He dares you to love him and you do. Creepy cat is flat.
Most of the hoard was my fault, but this one came with the wife. Even more rare, my adoration ran out before hers. She gave it that name, it wasn’t born with it. Turns out you can still buy these; we even saw one in a real-life store not too long ago.
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Flat cat named Abernathy Archimedes. He creeps along the mantel, creeps behind the books. He creeps while you sleeps, he sleeps no he doesn’t. He dares you to love him and you do. Creepy cat is flat.
Most of the hoard was my fault, but this one came with the wife. Even more rare, my adoration ran out before hers. She gave it that name, it wasn’t born with it. Turns out you can still buy these; we even saw one in a real-life store not too long ago.
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Flat cat named Abernathy Archimedes. He creeps along the mantel, creeps behind the books. He creeps while you sleeps, he sleeps no he doesn’t. He dares you to love him and you do. Creepy cat is flat.
Most of the hoard was my fault, but this one came with the wife. Even more rare, my adoration ran out before hers. She gave it that name, it wasn’t born with it. Turns out you can still buy these; we even saw one in a real-life store not too long ago.
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Flat cat named Abernathy Archimedes. He creeps along the mantel, creeps behind the books. He creeps while you sleeps, he sleeps no he doesn’t. He dares you to love him and you do. Creepy cat is flat.

Most of the hoard was my fault, but this one came with the wife. Even more rare, my adoration ran out before hers. She gave it that name, it wasn’t born with it. Turns out you can still buy these; we even saw one in a real-life store not too long ago.

Two by two, hands of blue. Add blue kitchen gloves, a black suit, and slicked-back hair to complete the costume. Made from a pair of black plastic panels salvaged for free from a broken toy in the dollar bin, hot-glued around two cheap mechanical pencils with the tips pulled off and the spare leads dumped out. Not as impressive as a moving-parts reproduction with high-pitched whine might have been, but not bad for a “that Halloween party is tonight, isn’t it” panic.

Two by two, hands of blue. Add blue kitchen gloves, a black suit, and slicked-back hair to complete the costume. Made from a pair of black plastic panels salvaged for free from a broken toy in the dollar bin, hot-glued around two cheap mechanical pencils with the tips pulled off and the spare leads dumped out. Not as impressive as a moving-parts reproduction with high-pitched whine might have been, but not bad for a “that Halloween party is tonight, isn’t it” panic.