Friday, August 29, 2008

Horrible Names I Have Encountered

Stupid fonts! It lets me do every one except Trebachet... ah well. The first letter doesn't mean anything.
Back to school... ah, what memories. I remembered my science teacher telling me a long time ago that she had a neighbor named Wilamima Glotfelly as a kid. I found that too funny! Then I remembered some of the stupid names of kids that never sounded good to begin with.... forget holding up!

There are way more... but enjoy the old grind everyone. :P

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Horseland Makes Me Mad

All around Horseland I have seen RIP Dixie. Naturally, as a trend-follower, I decided to track it down. Even my good friend *Star* had put it up on her updates and added it to her name. So I decided to track down the Dixie Club. Well, long, graphic story short, Dixie was a three-month old pretty solid paint filly who was severely injured in barbed wire. Where most people went, "Oh no!" I went "You idiots". Why? Because any horseowner with HALF a BRAIN knows that under any and all curcumstances you never, ever put a horse even CLOSE to barbed wire. What did FHOTD tell you? Especially babies!
Expect the unexpected. Of course you can guess she got horribly ripped up and needed a massive amount of stitches. There a multiple shots in the video where she is standing right next to barbed wire fence! Wtf!?!
She is cute and all, but I have no sympathy for idiots. Her owner has been called a scammer by quite a few people I know. O.o So, in short, KEEP YOUR HORSES AWAY FROM BARBED WIRE. I am not trying to be heartless, and I just angry for ignorance. Maybe I am wrong, but still, it is pretty hard to be stupid enough to put your foal near barbed wire.

Friday, August 22, 2008

My, It's Been Awhile!

Two weeks, in fact! Exactly!
The Horseland blog is once again dragged into the pointless attempt of convincing the ever-stubborn Mini Lottos that she is wrong... I have never seen anyone return so many times when they are so clearly outnumbered. Thickheaded, I believe that's what it is. Or stupidity.
I have little to say today. I have found little worth of bashing in my absence, so enjoy your weekend!

Friday, August 8, 2008

Pic Bash #3 - Where's my foot?

Wow, I should just change the name of this blog to Kaye's Pic Bashing! While grumbling about having my premium account upgrade delayed again I found that an individual scheduled a show. I was like, what the fudge? Why does a person with a name like that get to be premium and not me? It gets better. This person doesn't actually support any animals! Yes, there is a watermark but it's hard to read (I didn't really even notice it at first) and I highly doubt it will make sense to any of you.

First off, the whole idea of this picture? I am not sure. It's titled TROTTING HORSE for obvious reasons, but since when do long-bodied Warmbloods go trotting through the Navajo complete with halter and shipping boots? If I was that Warmblood I'd be running for my life to through off that misted ponytail subsituted for my tail.
This is yet another random horse plopped in a random scene. The feet have been cut off to make it look like they are in grass or something, but it doesn't even come close to that effect. It looks exactly like a poor attempt for picture enhancement. I think she's actually looking back to see if she's shaken that wierd-o tail added on!
There's no price on this one, but I wouldn't even pay for it. The odds of this thing selling are really high, in my point of view, but if people think this is quality.... go for it.

Kaye has spoken.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

K'pinion #6: What's wrong with this picture II

Omigosh, look! I found another classic well-cut and stuck on a background picture, with a little bit of cutting. Yeah, that's right, Horselanders. This is what ten million HLD will buy you!

Let's get started. While the background is pretty and the white letters having their own reflection is lovely, wtf is the boat for? It's a lovely, peaceful theme..... and then, there's this fugly horse plopped in the middle. Again, terrible stock choice!
That horse looks too fat for its hind end. The horse is sunny! It doesn't match the background at all! While it might be the fact that the horse has its head turned this way, the neck and chest are freakishly muscular or fat, I can't decide. Which makes the poor head look tiny on such a colossal front end.
People, that's not graphics. To some extent, I could do that on Paint. It's just a totally random horse cut and put on a background. With fancy text affects. Really.

Kaye has spoken.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

K'pinion #5: What's wrong with this picture?

Well, the Fugly Horse of the Day Blog is back on track and I've discovered a new blog that cracks me up, Cakewrecks. It was an okay day - I spent quite some time on horseland due to the fact that I had nothing to do - and then I found a picture on a horse vying to be the stallion mascot of the FFA Club, which I add, really has little to do with horses.
I hate to sound like julian (who I adore, no offense) over at the hl blog, but...... as the title suggests, what wrong with this picture? (click for full view)

It's a picture that made me do a double take. Never mind the fact that he has 130,000 points at age 13. He only has 1500 unruns in the past two weeks, which leads me to the fact that he is a full-fledged ticket eater, which is how horses will 2 million points exist on horseland (ooohhhh trust me, they do). This straight eygptian arabian stud, with no get on the internet, has a great name. I used my fantabulous MS Paint skills to erase/paint over any evidence that could be harmful (the picture maker's trademark, the owner's name, the link to the page.... stuff at the bottom which I accidentally made into a white cloud....) and saved it, titling it fugly. Let's point out the wrongness, shall we?
That is one of the wonkiest leg posistions I've ever seen! The equine on the Howrse homepage has a better limb configuration than this Arabian. If it were a dude, I'd say it was preparing to pee or something. But it's not..... I'm not going to go into detail, but basically I can tell if it's a stallion/gelding or not. Trust me. That's not it. That's a filly.
A filly is a young female horse. Youth may have to do with some of the ugliness in the horse pictured here. First of all, I hope the horse grows into those huge, honkin' feet. They look clunky. Next, that neck is fatter than it needs to be for such a tiny head, but maybe it's just the angle. It's also freakishly long. Why does it look like it's going to fart? I guess they have high tail carriage or something. Puny ears, I mean I'd heard they were small on Arabs, but those are just teeny.
Is that a scar or a tiger stripe on its thigh or what? Shadow? And where is its mane, hmm? I still can't find it. All I can make out is some limp orange spaghetti.
The horseland blog has been up in arms about graphics lately, and they have been talking about the maker of this particular picture a little bit, actually. This is an example of a horse cut out very well and put on a pretty background. No blending, no textures, not really a matching background. Yet, in horseland currency, this hideous creation probably cost at least ten million.
I'm not insulting this player's work, really, I'm not. But if you're going to choose horse stock images to put on your graphics, please pick a good one. And again, this is basically a very well cut picture on a background. I saw a drop-dead gorgeous vexel/vector on a horse the other day, and it looked like real art. Freaking amazing. This ain't a masterpiece. You should get a picture to enchance the appearance of your horse's page. Sometimes, it can help people want to buy/breed to your animal. It should be about quality and beauty, not bragging rights. Somebody bought this to put on their horse and brag about how they got something from XXXXX. Wowwwww. Lucky you. All I can say is that if I was a horse, I'd be really ashamed to be represented with an image like that.

Kaye has spoken.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

K'pinion #4 - Million Dollar Cow?

Too much for a bovine?

Time for a post! I first read about this on msn and thought it would make a great post. If you haven't heard, a group of people bought a red cow named Apple for a million bucks. Just wondering, how old do cattle have to be to reproduce? They sold five of her daughters, and she is four years old. Isn't that a little scary? Her sold rare-colored offspring for as much as $160,000 each. Wow, what a steal! A lazy red mooer to sit in your field and pop out babies! I'm sorry, but this thoroughbred cost lest then that, at $80,000. The white thing is blueblooded and can actually earn his keep, even after he's done racing. Isn't a million bucks too much?
Oh, sure, she's got "rare color and breeding potential, so she can pass on the genes". Haven't you ever read FHOTD? There's stuff like that all the time. (P.S. There hasn't been a post since Thursday! I hope there's some kind of big rescue going on.) It's a red, freakin' cow. So, it's rare. What do you think made it rare? Tigers didn't commit suicide, you know. Cows always pick black and white over red and white. People probably bred it out of the cows, but not entirely. Just look at the Friesian horse. They have been in one color - black - for a very long time. Again, all the color is bred out.
Look, one million is just too much for me. How can you afford to feed the darn thing after an investment like that? Apple's cute. But a million bucks can buy you a whole ranch and one thousand head of bovines. Plus you could feed them for a year. What's the big whoop over a red one? Weeelll, I hope there aren't any buff-e-lo shooters anywhere nerby - red stuns fer bullseye!

Kaye has spoken.