HelFire's Pictures

various photos for those with broadband/patience - music, funny pix, my life, etc. - from http://helfire.blogspot.com

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Modern Mr Men

Saturday, May 20, 2006

Badges (and badgers)

Some badges i just bought off eBay:

(badger badger badger... mushroom mushroom!)

Gah... overdraft... i'm such a spendthrift sometimes!

Saturday, May 13, 2006

Doctor Who

Watched the latest episode of "Doctor Who" today: it's the first of a two-parter and included the return of one of his old enemies, the Cybermen, and they are actually quite scary. Here's some pics for any fellow fans out there...

Thursday, May 11, 2006

Moz again

I'm slowly preparing a review of Mozza's awesome Manchester Apollo gig. In the meantime i'll just say that he and his backing band looked and sounded great, and both stuff from his new album Ringleader of the Tormentors and his older stuff sound really good live... and he looked absolutely gorgeous in person! While you wait for the full review, here's some more pictures of him:

Saturday, January 28, 2006

stolen traffic cone

Surely the traffic cone is one of the most iconic of all the symbols (beer, "men at work" signs, pizza, "neighbours", etc.) of university undergraduate life?

Yes, last night i fulfilled ye olde stereotype of the student by going out to an indie gig, getting drunk, and dragging a traffic cone home. (read more about it here)
It's still sitting there in the corridor outside my room. We get flyers advertising stuff like club nights under our doors, and i put one of those in the top of the cone. I thought it was a good idea at the time. I suppose it wasn't that naughty to steal the cone, as it wasn't doing anything (warning people of any danger etc.)
Its new home is in a dark, dingy, Duryard corridor, far (well, only 5-10 minutes walk) from its previous location: stacked on top of another traffic cone, in the bitter January cold, outside Holland Hall.
More Duryard corridor greyness:

^ These photos turned out really bad because the lighting in our corridor is so poor - maybe the dullness gives a bad impression and visitors think it must be depressing to live in (the social life makes up for the grottiness though, and we liven the rooms and corridors up with accessories, and that includes nice, brightly-coloured traffic cones!) so it could be one of the reasons why they're going to knock down this hall this summer. Almost all of Duryard will be knocked down and rebuilt, although Moberly House is going to be kept, which i find a bit strange as it's in a slightly worse state than Jessie House (the one where i live, in the photos) which is being knocked down and replaced. My brother stayed in Moberly for a few days because he was on a Physics course during the summer (one of these things to encourage sixth-formers to carry on doing Physics), and he said it looked like a prison inside. (The other two main houses are said to be awful inside though - everyone seems to describe Hetherington House as "a shithole" - so i can see why they're being knocked down.)

Friday, January 27, 2006

the treasures of eBay

someone on the HIMonline messageboard saw this Ville Valo doll on eBay. it bears a resemblence, although he's had some new tattoos done so the doll will need to be updated. it was really expensive, but i suppose that's because it's a rare item.

i also like this Morrissey doll that i found on pretty petty thieves (it wasnt for sale though).

i also found this on a livejournal community, apparently it's on eBay, but i don't know as i don't search for this kinda stuff there (ahem). i guess you know you're famous when people buy sex dolls based on you. or maybe someone was inspired to make a visual joke based on this screenshot from the "Boy Racer" video. anyhoo...

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

new piccies

this is a photo i took of my uni room last term (it hasn't changed much since then)

and now some photos from fancy dress parties... a guy at the indie soc's halloween party dressed as a vampire, pete's mate who dressed as a woman for the same party, and someone who dressed as a rubiks cube for the law society's 1980s-dress social...

and now for some formal dress: these are photos from the freshers' ball (i can't believe how long ago it seems it was!)

here's a couple of photos from when i went to london and went sight-seeing while my brother was in a uni interview there:

here's a pic of the view from my window at uni (on a nice sunny day):

here's a small pic of a poster of led zeppelin that i've seen, i'd love to get it but i have no money or wall space!

and last but never, never least, here is a screenshot (or screencapture or screendump or whatever you call it) that i took from morrissey's excellent "who put the m in manchester?" DVD - a kind of behind-the-scenes moment in which he is drinking tea (i think?) while the stage is being set up for the gig...