Tuesday, December 31, 2013

That Last Year in Search Engine Terms.

I do this every year, sometimes twice a year when it looks interesting, but this year actually looks a little dull.

So, here's the top ten search engine terms that landed folks here over the course of 2013.

1. fake axe
2. severed finger prop
3. finger monkey
4. zombie prosthetics
5. moonshine of the damned
6. prosthetic half mask female.
7. zombie head prop
8. forehead prosthetic
9. simple clay model
10. fell off arm

I like the last one.

So here's some of the weirder ones from the year:

explain monkey rodeo
I don't know if this was directed at me or a real monkey rodeo, either way, you don't deserve an explanation

child cleans ear mould
I can't decide if this was someone looking for a clean ear mould of a child or a child who cleans ear mould?

as do latex bad tutorial
as do not understand the first part of that.

thing I hate
You just assumed the search engine would know what it was? My assumption would be a complete sentence is the thing you hate.

upper jaw zombie
Because all those lower jaw zombies are so mainstream.

severed female
I like the simplicity of this, just a severed female - doesn't matter what part or anything, so long as it's severed and female.

zombie rubber chicken
I did it first so I hope you were looking to buy one.

mace for sale
The spray kind or the kind you whack people in the face with?

fit men

severed toe earrings
I guess they didn't care for mine since I haven't sold too many.

old lady silicone gloves for movie
This just creeps me out for some reason.

severed head broken jaw
They like them good and mangled I guess.

hookers for sale
Why am I still seeing this? I don't have any? And quite honestly, isn't the "for sale" implied in the "hooker" part? I've never heard of hookers not for sale.

couple keychain boy
I don't get it.

crack minos
I actually looked this up because I thought it might be minotaur drugs, turns out it's just software - how dull.

50-vfe 3230
I had to look this up as well, it's an engine part? How the hell did a search for engine parts land you on my blog? Did you think, hey, demons might sell them?

And there was the usual assortment of severed this, zombie that, fake axe, blah, blah, blah among several with mangled grammar.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Severed Zombie Ear Necklace

I finally got around to getting these things finished up and I'm pretty happy with how they turned out given how simple they are.

I'd posted a while back about having the idea do my own version of these, and having seen a few other folks do them, I thought I could do a little better - I know that sounds a little arrogant, stuff like this is hard work no matter what, so all due respect to them. The reason I say that is because I decided to mould mine from real ears, not a one sided sculpt like most of the others I was seeing out. This makes them a little harder to make though, but does offer some random defects which I think make them turn out a little nicer - and ensures that each set is pretty unique.

They're cast in latex and all individually hand painted and strung together on a leather cord, although in the new year I'm planning a limited set of silicone ears which look and feel a little more realistic.

Fresh from the moulds.

Closeup of one of the ears.
They sell for $25, shipping is only $5 worldwide - unless something comes up and I can't ship them as planned, but it shouldn't be an issue. You can email me at themonkeyrodeo @ gmail.com if you're interested.