Friday, August 26, 2016

Neon Neuron Podcast - Episode - 10 - Johnny Pop - Chapter 3

Neon Neuron Podcast - Episode - 10 - Johnny Pop - Chapter 3

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Neurons and Neuronettes, Welcome to our third chapter with artist Johnny Pop! This installment finds our hero facing off with the evils of the creative struggle and your humble narrator continues to pronounce the names of prominent artists incorrectly!! Also, your most humble narrator learns of a comic-art gallery in the lush hills of sunny San D, where our hero is reunited with his old master... But, who can it be? Rob Liefeld?! No, but his name does come up in this episode... For good? For Evil? You'll have to listen to believe... But, will you?
And don't forget to check out the Designers and Discourses podcast, it's a pretty cool thing!


Find Johnny Pop @

Pushing Lead on Instagram

Pushing Lead on Etsy

Thanks for joining me this week!
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Music this episode:

Last Year's Nest
Artist: Boy Sets Fire
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Was That Away Message For Me
Artist: 8bit Betty
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Balla!
Artist: Tracky Birthday

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Gameboy Rock!
Artist: Wizwars
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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Neon Neuron Podcast - Episode - 9 - 8 Bits Per Second

Neon Neuron Podcast - Episode - 9 - 8 Bits Per Second

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Listen on: iTunes Stitcher
Neurons and Neuronettes, Welcome back to a very different episode! Today in the Neuroniverse we are taking a little intermission from our conversation with Johnny Pop, to bring you '8 Bits Per Second... All chiptune All the time!' musical episode.
So get up and stretch your minds a bit, because the next two chapters are spellbinding! 
On today's episode we feature music by:

Stream1
-1.WizWars - Gamboy Rock! -Gameboy Rock!
-2.Rolemusic - AyVentura - gigs n contest
-3.2NR080T - The TV-Asteroid -Ugol Padeniya
-4.RoccoW - FamiFunk Over Breakfast -Singles 1370

Stream2
-5.Bit Shifter - Hexadecimal Genome -Information Chase
-6.Bondage Fairies - Nv4.dll -Cheap Italian Wine
-7.8Bit Betty - Blast Off - Too Bleep Too Bloop
-8.Buskerdroid - Gameboy love -Gameboy Love

Stream3
-9.GoTo80 - Love Crime -Updown
-10.Anamanaguchi - Helix Nebula - Power Supply
-11.Gier Tjelta - Luminous -AHX To Excess
-12. NullSleep - Galaxy Tonite - Unconditional Acceleration
-13.WizWars - Right Back To You -Gameboy Rock!

Thanks for joining me this week!
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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Neon Neuron Podcast - Episode - 8 - Johnny Pop - Chapter 2

Neon Neuron Podcast - Episode - 8 - Johnny Pop - Chapter 2


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Neurons and Neuronettes, Welcome back to the second chapter of this our four part saga artist with Johnny Pop. in this part of our conversation we hit on the struggles of being an artist, and the triumphs of perseverance and courage!  

Also in this episode we are giving away a Conjure Club enamel pin which features the Metal Turtle designed by Johnny Pop, himself! Listen to see how you can win!


This could be yours! 


Find Johnny Pop @

Pushing Lead on Instagram

Pushing Lead on Etsy

Find The Conjure Club @ Conjure

Thanks for joining me this week!
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Music this episode:

Last Year's Nest
Artist: Boy Sets Fire
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Was That Away Message For Me
Artist: 8bit Betty
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TMNT-2 Technodrome Theme
Artist: Design-Say
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Gameboy Rock!
Artist: Wizwars
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Metal Turtle Enamel Pin Giveaway! (CLOSED)





Find out how you can win this limited Metal Turtle enamel pin from The Conjure Club, designed by Johnny Pop!

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Neon Neuron Podcast Episode 7 - Johnny Pop - Chapter 1

Neon Neuron Podcast - Episode - 7 - Johnny Pop - Chapter 1

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Neurons and Neuronettes, Welcome back to the Neuroniverse! This episode I'm very excited about. This is the first chapter in a 4 part conversation with the energetic and enigmatic Johnny Pop. Johnny is the artist known around the internet as Pushing Lead and it is a very fitting moniker. If you follow his Instagram feed you will see he is always working... Always working! His artistic drive is that to rival the likes of Bisley and Eastman, and their influence is evident in his passion and ability. In this first chapter of our epic conversation, Johnny tells us the humble beginnings of his journey  to become that artist he is today. Very Compelling!
Find Johnny Pop @
Pushing Lead on Instagram
Pushing Lead on Etsy
Thanks for joining me this week!
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Music this episode:
Last Year's Nest
Nostalgic For Guillotines
Artist: Boy Sets Fire
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Was That Away Message For Me
8bit Betty
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Gameboy Rock!
Artist: Wizwars
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Monday, August 1, 2016

Been Feeling Down... Que WizWars!


Been Feeling Down... Que WizWars!

Whenever I get depressed (And I've been feeling it a lot lately), I like to turn to music. One of the artist who gets me through these times of darkness, despair and hopelessness is a chiptune programmer who goes by the name WizWars! I especially enjoy his song 'GameBoy Rock!' 
There's something about this song that is so up lifting, triumphant...

I want to share it with you in hopes that, if you're feeling down, this might give you a glimmer of hope... Or, at least something that can make you happy.

Friday, July 29, 2016

Neon Neuron Plays: Five Nights At Freddy's Night 2 (Warning! Jump Scares)


Welcome back, Neurons and Neuronettes to the second night of The Neon
Neuron plays Five Nights at Freddy's!!! We continue this gameplay
nightmare much to the dismay of your humble custodian of the
Neuroniverse! Will he survive night 2? Will you?
!!Warning: Jump scares, not for the faint of heart!!

Please enjoy and subscribe for more!

The Neon Neuron
www.neonneuron.net

Music by:
Last Years Nest
-Boy Sets Fire
http://boysetsfire.net

Five Nights at Freddy's (instrumental)
-The Living Tombstone
http://thelivingtombstone.com

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

FNAF Night 1 (Warning! Jump Scares)


Welcome, Neurons and Neuronettes to another episode of The Neon Neuron plays! Today in the Neuroniverse we play a little game I'm sure you're familiar with... Five Nights at Freddy's!!! Yes, the one that started it all!
!!Please excuse the poor camera quality in the beginning...it gets better!!
Otherwise enjoy and subscribe for more!

The Neon Neuron
www.neonneuron.net

Music by:
Last Years Nest
-Boy Sets Fire
http://boysetsfire.net

Five Nights at Freddy's (instrumental)
-The Living Tombstone
http://thelivingtombstone.com

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Neon Neuron Podcast - Episode - 6 - Robert J. Dean Part 2

Neon Neuron Podcast - Episode - 6 - Robert J. Dean Part 2


Listen on iTunes:Neon Neuron Podcast
Neurons and Neuronettes, Welcome back to the Neuroniverse for part two of my conversation with Rob. In this half of our journey into the mind of an artistic mad scientist we discuss Tumblr for promotion, the graphic novelist: To be or not? And, of course, music!

Find Robert @

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Music this episode:Last Year's Nest
Artist: Boy Sets Fire
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Weeklybeats 2014 #4 - All Will Be Well
Artist: RoccoW
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Gameboy Rock!
Artist: Wizwars
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Wednesday, June 1, 2016

The Neon Neuron Podcast - Episode - 5 - Robert J. Dean Part 1

The Neon Neuron Podcast - Episode - 5 - Robert J. Dean Part 1




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Neurons and Neuronettes, Welcome back to the Neuroniverse! This episode I have the great pleasure of speaking with an old college buddy of mine, Robert J. Dean! In this first half of a two part interview we talk about quitting the smoking habit effectively, coffee shop cup art, Rob's amazing anime figurine collection and of course art! Then, our conversation gets interrupted... How rude!

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Thanks for joining me this week!
If you’d like to send your comments, questions, love, hate, you can send emails to:

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Music this episode: Last Year's Nest Nostalgic For Guillotines
Artist: Boy Sets Fire
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Weeklybeats 2014 #1 - KORG M01D Jam
Weeklybeats 2014 #4 - All Will Be Well
Artist: RoccoW
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Intro - Jabberwocky
Artist: Sputnik Booster
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Gameboy Rock!
Artist: Wizwars
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Saturday, April 30, 2016

Let's Give This List Thing A Try...

Things To Accomplish Today

1. Create a papertoy mascot for Neon Neuron Podcast
2. Convert podcast audio to creative YouTube
video
3. Tea
4. Brush ink digital prints (Why?)
5. Send notes to Creators for possible Podcast interviews
6. Sleep?
http://neonneuron1.tumblr.com/post/143627317057/things-to-accomplish-today

Monday, April 25, 2016

Neon Neuron Podcast -Episode - 4 - The Darkest of Lights

The Neon Neuron Podcast - Episode - 4 - The Darkest of Lights









Listen on iTunes: Neon Neuron Podcast
Neurons and Neuronettes, Welcome back to the Neuroniverse! Today I have the pleasure of speaking with The Darkest of Lights herself Samantha Pina. A multi talented witch who is well versed in the occult and esoteric. She shares her passion for creating magical and mystical items like wands and sigil making, paintings and hand-made jewelry. And she even enlightens me on how to use crystals to enhance water!

Find Samantha "Darkest of Lights" @

Darkest Of Lights Tumblr

Darkest of Lights Etsy

Thanks for joining me this week!
If you’d like to send your comments, questions, love, hate, you can send emails to:

Neonneuron1 (at) gmail

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Music this episode:

Last Year's Nest
Nostalgic For Guillotines
Artist: Boy Sets Fire
Http://boysetsfire.net

Was That Away Message For Me
Artist: 8bit Betty
http://www.8bitbetty.com/

It's A Long Way To The Top
Artist: Miniroc
http://www.miniroc.com/

Gameboy Rock!
Artist: Wizwars
https://wizwars.bandcamp.com/releases

Saturday, April 9, 2016

The Neon Neuron Podcast - Episode - 4 - Amend and Revise

The Neon Neuron Podcast - Episode - 4 - Amend and Revise

Welcome, Neurons and Neuronettes, to the Neuroniverse! In this weeks episode I sit and talk with my former co-host and Co-founder of Writer Room Productions, R. Gabriel!
Writers Room Productions is a non-profit company that brings grade school students stories to life! You can learn more and donate @
http://www.writersroomproductions.org/about.html

Thanks for joining me this week!
If you’d like to send your comments, questions, love, hate, you can send emails to:
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Music this episode:

Last Year's Nest
Nostalgic For Guillotines 
Artist: Boy Sets Fire
Http://boysetsfire.net

Activation Theme
Artist: Bit Shifter
Http://bit.shifter.net

Eöööhh! (with The Discoghosts)
Artist:Tracky Birthday
http://www.upitup.com/releases/28/

Rap is the Soul of a Man! Perk Up Your Earholes and Listen REAL Close to the Theme of Lord Kamina, the Man of Raging Bellows Who Believes in Himself and Points to Heaven!!
Rap & Lyrics: Tarantula (from Hi-Timez)
'"Libera me" from hell' Operetta: Kasahara Yuri
Music & Arrangement: Iwasaki Taku

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Stocking Anarchy Papercraft Mode WIP - UPDATE!

Panties! Panties! Panties!

Well, it's been slow going lately, but I've started with a test build. And... what better place to start on any model? This actually appeared to be the most difficult to build, based on the intricate details of the bow and frills. With a little patience, it turned out pretty nice. 

From the beginning I new this was going to be trouble. I'll edit out  the band (that thin strip of paper) because that's just pointless...


I'm happy with the over all shape. I've simplified a few times already, and I think at this point there is a good balance of contours and edges.


You wouldn't believe the fun I had with this one.I was rushing to test it out, I left a lot of strips behind. I was cutting with scissors not my exacto knife. So, yeah... a little bit sloppy.


Just to give you an idea of what I'm working with here. Ain't he adorbs? Very coquettish! The teal looks good on him, really brings out the silver in his eyes.


Putting on the finishing touches. You can see here I already added the frill. That was fun. 


And Here, We see the finished product! Frills, bow and stripes! If you look closely you can see the thin little band around the waist. Won't be in the finished pattern, though. It was a lot of work, but, I enjoyed it. Really like seeing a model come together. Until next time, Neurons and Neuronettes! 
Keep'em firing!


Sunday, March 20, 2016

The Neon Neuron Podcast - Episode - 3 - Engage

The Neon Neuron Podcast - Episode - 3 - Engage

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00-Ignition, Engage Welcome, Neurons and Neuronettes, to the Neuroniverse! This episode I interview paper toy designer Alex Gwynne, review the app Dumb Ways To Die and this weeks resource is Justin Martin's PoseReference/PoseMuse!

01- Allocate And Stabilize Don't play around trains, or keep a cobra as a pet! But, if you do pay close attention. Be alert and most importantly... Be smart! DWTD will help open your eyes to the many dangers surrounding us everyday and have fun in the meantime!

DWTD Music Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJNR2EpS0jw
DWTD Shop https://shop.dumbwaystodie.com
Music: Dumb Ways To Die Artist: Tangerine Kitty https://soundcloud.com/tangerinekitty

02- Our Forward Thought This episode I interview Alex Gwynne, a powerhouse in the papercraft community. We discuss the craft, the hard work and I am humbled by the sheer quantity and quality of work Alex is able to put out.  Visit Alex @:

http://folduptoys.com/

03- Amend And Revise This weeks resource is PoseReference.tumblr.com, a great spot for artist learning, struggling or even just refreshing your knowledge of human anatomy. Visit

http://posereference.tumblr.com/
or support
https://www.patreon.com/PoseRef

Music: Bitter Bleeps
Artist: Mini Roc
http://www.miniroc.com/

04- Hope Will Provide Thanks for joining me this week! If you’d like to send your comments, questions, love, hate, you can send emails to: Neonneuron1 (at) gmail
or visit the Neuroniverse @
www.NeonNeuron.com
https://www.facebook.com/NeonNeuron
https://neonneuron.blogspot.com/
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https://neonengine.deviantart.com/
@NeonNeuron

Support Me @ https://www.patreon.com/NeonNeuron

Music
Intro Music: Last Year’s Nest
Artist: Boy Sets Fire Album: Tomorrow Come Today
https://Boysetsfire.net

Outro Music: Gameboy Rock
Artist: Wizwars
https://Wizwars.bandcamp.com

Friday, February 26, 2016

The Neon Neuron on Patreon!

The Neon Neuron is now on Patreon!

Hello Neurons and Neuronettes!
This is your humble custodian of all things in the Neuroniverse. I would just like to let you know that the Neon Neuron is now on Patreon. If you like what we are doing around these parts, you know, the podcast and the blog and the papercrafts... Then show your support by throwing some love our way! Every little bit is very much appreciated. 
Thanks for participating!!!

https://www.patreon.com/NeonNeuron

Thursday, February 25, 2016

The Neon Neuron Podcast - Episode 1 - Neon Genesis

The Neon Neuron Podcast

Episode - 01 - Neon Genesis


Welcome, neurons and neuronettes, to the first episode of the Neon Neuron Podcast! Bringing you cool things for human beings...
Neon Neuron is hard at work designing a paper model of Stocking Anarchy soon to be released. He most recently built the paper model of Ruby Rose, designed by S.V.
Nn talks about some of his own paper models, like his Famous Monsters series, based on the Misfits album of the same name. And his Rise Uppers papertoy series.
Nn discusses some of his videos on Youtube. His most popular one being a Bazooka Jules digital drawing.
We disengage the premiere episode by welcoming your comments and questions, plugs and promotions. 
Send all these to:
Neonneuron1 @ gmail.com
Neon Neuron shares the numerous places around the Neuroniverse you can find him:

Nn's home in the  Neuroniverse where you can find links to Nn art, papertoys, videos and more!


A place in the Neuroniverse to find out what is currently happening. What projects Nn is working on.


A place where Nn comes to share the intelligence he has gathered around the Neuroniverse... Cool videos, amazing projects, fantastic artists and much more!

or 

A place where you can look at Nn's artwork and photos.


A place where you can find Nn's videos of inkings, studies and artistic ramblings.


What do you know... More of the same! But, Tumblr is a great place to look for inspiration!

@NeonNeuron

Nn on Twitter!!



Intro Music:
Last Years Nest
Boy Sets Fire
-Tomorrow Come Today
Outro Music:
Gameboy Rock
Wizwars
-Gameboy Rock

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Stocking Anarchy Papercraft Progress

Stocking Anarchy Papercraft WIP

It's slow going, but going none-the-less! Here we see the beginning stages of an un-fold. Fun stuff and a lot of work. A LOT!

The legs are separated into different sections (as are the other parts of the body). This for a couple of reasons. I want to mimic the construction of garage model kits, and make the model more sturdy. By connecting several layers of paper the figure will have more support. Seen here is the first stages of separating the many different pieces that will make up the final segments. What a mess...


And, finally we see the complete unfold. Spread across four sheets of paper, Stocking will stand approximately 7 - 8 inches. This, really takes most of the time. Adjusting tabs, organizing the pieces, laying them out in a some what cohesive manner. I don't get paid enough for this...


The real payoff is seeing the model come together in tangible form. It doesn't look like much now, but, can you imagine this leg in 90lb card, with texture? It would be fantastic! 
Well, that's the update for now, I am really getting excited about this model. Stay tuned for more boys and girls!


Thursday, February 4, 2016

Garnet Papercraft WIP

A Garnet Papercraft Model!?

Working on one project for too long will give you tunnel vision and become a bit stagnant. I like to stay fresh by messing around with other things between session. I started messing around a bit with a new design and wouldn't you know it, I started making a GARNET model.

 

This was supposed to be just for fun, but, I'm a huge fan of Steven Universe... Soooooooo, I think I'll see this one through. Stay tuned for updates!!!

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Next Project: Finishing Stocking Anarchy PS and G

Stocking Anarchy Papercraft Project

Here's a little something I started a couple years ago, but my inexperience got the better of me and I put it away. I think it's about time I finish this little endeavor. 
For those who don't know, this is Stocking Anarchy from the series 
Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt.
PS & G is a wacky, high speed cartoon produced by none other than Studio Gainax. Stocking is the younger of two sisters, has a calm, collected disposition and an insatiable sweet tooth. Stocking can transform her stocking into "Stripes", a pair of katana that she wields to fight off demons, ghost and evil spirits.


I started modeling her after searching the web for a decent papercraft version and finding very little. There were also a couple 3d models floating around, but nothing usable. I then turned to Metasequoia (2 at the time) and began fumbling around with a workable 3d model. Not being very skilled, I put her away until now and with the help of the updated Metasequoia 4, I'm continuing the work.


Here, I'm building off the old model and trying to remember what I was going for.


I started getting the hang of it again. I had to remap everything because the UVs didn't translate in Meta4. It was good practice though, Meta4 has some real good updates.


I decided to change the stance to something more interesting. It's kind of boring just having Stocking standing there doing nothing.


A little adjustment here and there. Once I get something I want to work with, I'll unfold it in Pepakura and start with the test builds. If anyone is interested in the test builds, shoot me a line! And, that's all for today...
Until next time!
-Nn-


Wednesday, January 27, 2016

RWBY Ruby Rose Papercraft Finished!

Ruby Rose Finished Figure


After hours and hours of intensive work.
Cutting and gluing... Scoring and folding...


She's finally finished!
From head to boot, what a FANTASTIC model! The pictures hardly do her justice, she is definitely something that must be seen in person to be truly appreciated. The difficulty level is moderate - high. Not to many intricate parts, but some very intricate folds which give Ruby a nice continuous shape. The most difficult being her hands, followed by her boots. Ruby's scythe was the easiest thing to assemble, being its simply a silhouette, but really brings the whole model together. In the end she ended up being approximately 42 cm tall and definitely the largest model I have built yet.


My favorite part has got be Ruby's skirt. If I had to do it again, I wouldn't have scored it so heavily, and let the creases roll more than fold to give it a more natural look. But, even as they are now, I'm still impressed by them. Her hair looks pretty rad, too!


You can see, I painted the back of her hood and under her skirt with a light red watercolor. 


I was actually surprised how big her scythe turned out to be. I walked around the house swinging it for awhile. I added extra support on the back to keep it from curling.


Another thing that astonished me, she was very capable of holding the scythe. Ruby actually held the scythe on her own, no glue or tape!


You can't tell me this isn't cool...



And that's that! 
It has been a most fantastic journey. From print to pose, thanks to all who came along for the ride. Thanks for the "Likes" and "Shares", and the questions and interest. If anyone is interested in a Ruby of their own, you can download
>HERE<

And a very special thanks to S.V. for an awesome papercraft!
Thanks, folks!



Saturday, January 23, 2016

Ruby Rose RWBY Papercraft - WIP

Ruby Rose Papercraft

Well, there hasn't been an update around the Neuroniverse in quite some time. But, that doesn't mean things haven't been happening. Anyway, here's a little something I've been working on. You might recognize her...

It's Ruby Rose from RWBY!
If you're interested in building your own
you can find it at the link below, along with building instructions.

Here's a few pictures of my progress, so far. 
Looking to finish her up soon!


Her skirt, with a very cool ripple fold effect. Next time, I'm not going to crease it so it has a more natural feel. 


Here Ruby is with her skirt on...
But, what's missing? 
Oh, yeah... Legs!


Coming right up!


Just have to finish her boots and then her Scythe.
When finished, Ruby will stand at about 12 inches!
Stay tuned for the final build...
Until then, enjoy a picture of a cat 
who loves sticking his head in plastic bags

I don't ask to many questions...