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Sawa-San’s ‘Terminator’ AE86

You may have seen some shots of this AE86 on its roof being posted around the net recently. Unfortunately, the car known as the ‘Terminator 86′ and its owner Sawa-San had a pretty bad accident at Gunsai Touge, ending with the car upside down and a substantial amount of damage. Luckily Sawa-San is OK, despite a few hefty looking scuffs on his helmet! 

This car was pretty well-known on the drift circuits in Japan. Sawa-San is a very active drifter and gets to a lot of events. The Terminator style headlights also made it a very distinctive car. 

Here are some shots I took of it back in Spring at the Ebisu Drift Matsuri. 

R.I.P Terminator 86.

“My first impulse, when presented with any spanking-new piece of computer hardware, is to imagine how it will look in ten years’ time, gathering dust under a card table in a thrift shop.”
― William Gibson


“Robotic Retina”

“Robotic Retina Reversed”

“Central Nervous System”

My friend was fixing his old Lloyd’s amplifier for his record player, and I took the opportunity to get some shots of the motherboard. Unimpressed with the original photos, I decided to have some fun digitally mirroring them. I like the back lighting a lot more than the front lighting on the first one two I posted.


So I hacked up an old calculator circuit board and put it in a setting and glued a few aurora borealis Swarovski crystals to the parts where the green had flaked off and covered the whole thing with gloss varnish and made it into a necklace.  It’s pretty roughly cut, but I’d had this project planned for at least a year, so I’m happy it’s finally done.


Could Sri Srinivasan be the next Supreme Court justice?

The most buzzed-about prospect to replace Antonin Scalia so far is U.S. Court of Appeals judge for the Washington, D.C. Circuit, Sri Srinivasan. The 48-year-old circuit judge would be the first SCOTUS justice of Indian descent. His experience and history with the Senate make him a strong contender.

In related news, here’s what happens if no one replaces Scalia in the next year and what Scalia’s death means for three current cases on abortion, Affirmative Action and redistricting.

I think I'm gonna win this time - Anonymous for jfcxtommo

Rating: Teen

Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply

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“Speaking of Harry Styles…” An older woman in the middle of the room stands to ask the question that Louis didn’t even know he was anticipating. “Looks like your old Junior Circuit rivalry might make a reappearance as we progress towards the Grand Prix Final this year. What are your thoughts on going up against the current Olympic gold medalist?”

Louis leans back in his chair, making sure he looks as arrogant as possible. It’ll be fun to ruffle some feathers.

“I say, bring it on.”

OR a Figure Skating AU where Harry is a wunderkind, Louis wears jeggings, and the Grand Prix Final is a perfect place to resolve some tension.