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I didn't get many tees this year (which is not a statement on what was printed, nor the change to Anvil, nor the price increase!) but of those I did, Nightmoth remixed on purple is my favorite.
My speech is not parsing. I am speaking in ellipsis.
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I didn't buy much this past year either, and most of what I did buy came from side sales and were old designs in new formats. But I did get a few new t-shirts, and two of those are tied for my best of the year. They have joined my hallowed roster of Most Frequently Worn t-shirts.
They are Troubled Waters and Interstellar Kitten Pizza Party.
Troubled Waters is a favorite because of my reasons listed in an old post, namely, that "[i]t is AWESOME. Very seriously and emphatically a special sharky shortbus of uber-archi-coolness...
It is charming and silly and totally an existential ballad about the zero-sum brain-battle between the false yet persistent Realities of Now, Is, and Being. Just, you know... #WINNING!!1!1" So basically dumb but awesome and that makes it fun to play "what philosophical quandary is ShortbusShark contemplating today" every time I wear it and I get to laugh at myself and my thoughts and the world, which are never bad things at which to laugh.
Interstellar Kitten Pizza Party is just... it's perfectly absurb, amusing, has lovely texture, a naif sweetness, and looking at it feels like I've been going through old boxes and came across a construction paper masterpiece made at summer camp years ago and all the feelings of warmth and childhood silliness that comes with it. Plus it's printed on AA purple from a special side sale, further making it seem like that last huzzah evening bonfire of fading summer, where the fireflies are dying, new friends are leaving for their long-distance homes, and there's a distinct chill in the air that makes it almost too cold to stay and party, so everyone huddles around the fire and talks a little too quietly and laughs a little too sharply but there's enough summer left for the goodnight hugs to be just as strong and warmly felt as any goodbye would where you're fully convinced that you'll all see each other again soon and it'll be exactly the same and even better, yeah. That universal feeling of nostalgia and saudade intertwined. That's Interstellar Kitten Pizza Party for me.
I was made to love magic, all its wonder to know.
But you all lost that magic, many many years ago.
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goldenthorn wrote:... But I did get a few new t-shirts, and two of those are tied for my best of the year. They have joined my hallowed roster of Most Frequently Worn t-shirts.
They are Troubled Waters ...
I second Troubled Waters. I made a big jump into the shirt woot waters this year, with most of my purchases coming in 2012. I'm not traditionally a tshirt wearer and I'm making an effort to wear them more often so I can wear more awesome ones. Troubled Waters is one that is in my "wear on the boat" rotation, but is so totally awesome that I wear it out in general public as well. I always get compliments on it and it makes me smile every time I look at it.
forever fighting the urge to buy something just because it is cheap and cool...wait, it's cheap and cool, let me click that big yellow button!