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Late night image trawls

Sometimes, late at night, when I should have long since gone to bed, I instead go on endless image-hunts. Trawling across image-boards for whatever strikes my fancy. Often they come in use for blog posts but more often then not I have no use for them whatsoever. Because these hunts are undertaken so late at night, my brain isn’t exactly functioning properly and the next morning I tend to forget I’ve gone on one of these late-night trawls. Much like a college student forgetting about a previous night’s party until he looks at his camera and finds pictures of himself in a lap-dancing club with some transvestites, the evidence of these hunts only comes apparent when I open my image folder the next day. I’ve just taken a bunch of pictures for the latest episodic post but when I go to inspect the screencaps, I’m also greeted with a picture of a whale wearing Alucard’s hat.

What the artist was thinking I do not know. Equally baffling is what on earth I was thinking I would use this picture for. What sort of instance would a picture of a whale wearing Alucard’s hat come in use? In the end, I could only think of one post in which I could use this picture. You’re reading it.

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  1. Posted July 28, 2010 at 12:53 pm | Permalink

    It amuses me to see the “alucard (hellsing) (cosplay)” tag for this on danbooru. A whale cosplaying…

    Sometimes image trawling when you’re up late and are not incapacity of your mind are more fun than usual image trawls.
    I do this as well.

    • Scamp
      Posted July 28, 2010 at 7:36 pm | Permalink

      Who says whales can’t cosplay too? Danbooru isn’t speciest

      • Posted July 28, 2010 at 11:05 pm | Permalink

        No one. But that doesn’t make it less amusing!

  2. Posted July 28, 2010 at 3:37 pm | Permalink

    You could write about how Hellsing is a whale of a series. Seems like the only other way to use it, because I don’t think Alucard is a gambler.

    • Scamp
      Posted July 28, 2010 at 7:39 pm | Permalink

      *trying to figure out what the connection between whales and gambling is

      • Posted July 28, 2010 at 8:43 pm | Permalink

        Casino operators call high rollers “whales” because they can drop hundreds of thousands of dollars in a single day.

        And someone needs to watch the Oceans trilogy. :P

      • Scamp
        Posted July 29, 2010 at 10:00 am | Permalink

        I have seen the first one but I’m afraid that piece of gambling lingo escaped my memory

      • Posted July 29, 2010 at 5:38 pm | Permalink

        The third one is great. The second one not so much, but it’s required viewing for the third.

  3. luffyluffy
    Posted July 28, 2010 at 5:14 pm | Permalink

    That is… the awesomest thing I’ve ever seen.

    • Scamp
      Posted July 28, 2010 at 7:48 pm | Permalink

      It was the most bizarre thing I’d ever seen

  4. Taka
    Posted July 28, 2010 at 7:30 pm | Permalink

    The WTF tag on danbooru is great for this

    • Scamp
      Posted July 28, 2010 at 7:53 pm | Permalink

      Ah so that’s where I was! I have a bunch of other bizarre pics but this was the weirdest

  5. vucubcaquix
    Posted July 28, 2010 at 9:52 pm | Permalink

    I live my life constantly in this state.

    • Scamp
      Posted July 29, 2010 at 10:03 am | Permalink

      As a whale?

      Wearing a fancy hat?

      I’m so jealous…

      • vucubcaquix
        Posted July 30, 2010 at 2:29 am | Permalink

        You know, I think I meant in a late-night non-functioning dream state, but as a slightly biggish dude with a penchant for hats, I think I have to reevaluate my original comment…

  6. Posted July 28, 2010 at 11:58 pm | Permalink

    Hmm, a large mammal with a penchant for hats, has a crazy eyes and razor-sharp teeth, eh…

    I think he should start his own anime blog.

    • Scamp
      Posted July 29, 2010 at 10:02 am | Permalink


      • Posted July 29, 2010 at 5:25 pm | Permalink

        I think you just named the winner of the next Ani-Blog Tourney.

      • Scamp
        Posted July 29, 2010 at 9:14 pm | Permalink

        Nah, it would clearly be the Worst Anime Blog Ever

  7. Posted July 29, 2010 at 3:46 am | Permalink

    I visit imageboards for their insightful and refreshing opinions about anime.

    >Your face when you realize that I’m being completely serious.

  8. blissfullynaive
    Posted July 29, 2010 at 6:51 pm | Permalink

    Ow lol, that image..

  9. Posted August 2, 2010 at 8:09 pm | Permalink

    I like this whale. He is the right whale. Not some failwhale.

  10. Posted May 16, 2011 at 11:22 am | Permalink

    I had a WHALE of a time reading this post!

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