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  • posted: January 30 @ 5:43am
He could tell that it was cold outside. He could see the passersby walking with their scarves and mittens, flipping up their collars to block the chilled wind from sneaking under their protective outer shell.

He could smell the wood-burning fireplaces and the cups of coffee being made around the neighborhood.

He told his invisible friends that they should go outside and build an invisible snowman, or a to scale replica of Castle Greyskull. They wanted to watch outdoor remodel shows on HGTV.

So he pretended he was outside, dressed in his Skeletor costume, fighting off Storm Shadow and Han Solo, who were both in the cockpit of the Millennium Falcon. He knew they wanted Greyskull. He knew it.

Comments

keifel says:
beautifully captured.
Posted: Jan 30th, 2010 - 5:47am -
P-Jack says:
Greyskull in the snow is very in-demand real estate.
Posted: Jan 30th, 2010 - 6:23am -
Andrew says:
I think you should clame this clame
Posted: Jan 30th, 2010 - 7:04am -
mOtke says:
@andrew - thank you. brilliant.
Posted: Jan 30th, 2010 - 7:08am -
Shanks Keating says:
Looks like a great day for cheese tag.
Posted: Jan 30th, 2010 - 7:12am -
TheStride says:
THis is magic.
Posted: Jan 30th, 2010 - 7:18am -
sariebell says:
By the Power of Greyskull!
Posted: Jan 30th, 2010 - 7:45am -
Yogi Beard says:
Those first two paragraphs made me feel warm and fuzzy, like I was wearing a sweater made of kittens. The latter two made me laugh out loud. Thanks for doing both on such a cold, dreary day.
Posted: Jan 30th, 2010 - 7:54am -
Ozzy Nelson says:
i'm pretending i'm outside too.
or that i'm sleeping.
or partying with some great bearded friends and pretty ladies.
Posted: Jan 30th, 2010 - 7:58am -
ThatGuy says:
This shot looks fantastically awesome. Fav'd immediately
Posted: Jan 30th, 2010 - 8:00am -
pcain says:
when I was little I got a used castle greyskull at a yard sale. I was able to buy it with my own money... sure it was missing some pieces, but I will never forget how happy it made me.
Posted: Jan 30th, 2010 - 8:08am -
Katie says:
Oh. We have that white stuff too.
Posted: Jan 30th, 2010 - 8:33am -
Finn MacCool says:
Your invisible friend sound like a downer.
Posted: Jan 30th, 2010 - 8:54am -
folliclejuju says:
i've been meaning to tell you that i'm dating your invisible friends. well, the twins, anyway. we go on invisible dates and leave invisible invisible friends in place of the invisible friends. i know it's wrong, and i'm willing to get counseling.
Posted: Jan 30th, 2010 - 10:30am -
jnonfiction says:
Yeah, yeah, it snowed. Come to Detroit sometime, Island Boy.
Posted: Jan 30th, 2010 - 10:33am -
mOtke says:
@jnonfiction I grew up in Colorado, so this kind of feels like home to me. If the wife would be willing, I'd move back to Colorado tomorrow.

I love snow. About to go play in it now. Woo.

By "play" I mean "take a walk to eat nachos."
Posted: Jan 30th, 2010 - 10:36am -
mOtke says:
@folliclejuju - It's not as much of a secret as you think. They may be invisible, but they are chatty.

I heard about that "mole" too.

Eww.
Posted: Jan 30th, 2010 - 10:37am -
mattyc says:
funny you mention Han Solo we are watching return of the jedi now.
Posted: Jan 30th, 2010 - 11:43am -
mattyc says:
currently watchin Ewoks battle storm troopers.
Posted: Jan 30th, 2010 - 11:44am -
mattyc says:
The little Ewoks just beat the crap out of this one storm trooper.
Posted: Jan 30th, 2010 - 11:47am -
mattyc says:
YOu just missed that really really sad scene where the two Ewoks are running ant then there's an explosion and they both get thrown...and then the one of them gets up and tries to wake up the other one...only he's dead....that was the saddest cutest scene ever.
Posted: Jan 30th, 2010 - 11:48am -
mattyc says:
Chewie and those two Ewoks just stole one of those emperial walkers.
Posted: Jan 30th, 2010 - 11:51am -
mattyc says:
one of the ewoks toally just lassoed on of the speeder bike guys and he hit a tree.
Posted: Jan 30th, 2010 - 11:51am -
mattyc says:
and then they threw rocks on another one.
Posted: Jan 30th, 2010 - 11:52am -
mattyc says:
and tripped another one of those emperial walkers with a bunch of logs.
Posted: Jan 30th, 2010 - 11:52am -
mattyc says:
oh...now it's the part where Leih totally shoots those troopers that were about to shoot Han.
Posted: Jan 30th, 2010 - 11:53am -
mattyc says:
Oh....and you are totally missing the part where Darth Vader and Luke are fighting with Light Sabers.

Vader just said
"Obi Wan has taught you well"
Posted: Jan 30th, 2010 - 11:53am -
mattyc says:
"You are unwise to lower your defenses"
Posted: Jan 30th, 2010 - 11:54am -
mattyc says:
that's what vader just said.
Posted: Jan 30th, 2010 - 11:54am -
mattyc says:
"I feel the Good in you"
Posted: Jan 30th, 2010 - 11:54am -
mattyc says:
That's what Luke told him."
Posted: Jan 30th, 2010 - 11:54am -
mattyc says:
"never underestimate the power of the dark side"
Posted: Jan 30th, 2010 - 11:54am -
mattyc says:
that's what vader replied with.
Posted: Jan 30th, 2010 - 11:54am -
mattyc says:
Luke has Vader on the ground now.
Posted: Jan 30th, 2010 - 11:57am -
mattyc says:
The emperor is telling him to kill vader and fulfill his destiny and take his place by the emporors side.
Posted: Jan 30th, 2010 - 11:58am -
mattyc says:
they showed a shot of vader's hand and how luke had cut it off...which I always like b/c it was like an eye for an eye a hand for a hand....which i thoguht was really cool esepcailly since they are fahter and son.
Posted: Jan 30th, 2010 - 11:59am -
mattyc says:
Han and those guys on the planet (including ewoks) totally just blew up the station on the forrest moon so the sheild is down on the death star.
Posted: Jan 30th, 2010 - 11:59am -
mattyc says:
but back on the star luke wouldn't kill vader son now the Emperor is using force lighting on him.
Posted: Jan 30th, 2010 - 11:59am -
mattyc says:
On luke...not on vader.
Posted: Jan 30th, 2010 - 12:00pm -
mattyc says:
and he told him to feel the power of the dark side.
Posted: Jan 30th, 2010 - 12:00pm -
mattyc says:
luuke yellled out "father please"
Posted: Jan 30th, 2010 - 12:00pm -
mattyc says:
here comes the best part.
Posted: Jan 30th, 2010 - 12:00pm -
mattyc says:
luke is in the featal and the emperor totaly starts force lightning him again.
Posted: Jan 30th, 2010 - 12:01pm -
mattyc says:
oh shit.
Posted: Jan 30th, 2010 - 12:01pm -
mattyc says:
vader just picked up the emperor and threw him down this cray pit.....and he died and all this energy got released and stuff...but now vader is totally like dying an sounds even worse with his breathing than usual.
Posted: Jan 30th, 2010 - 12:02pm -
mattyc says:
So now Lando is leading a team into the heart of the death star to try and blow it up.
Posted: Jan 30th, 2010 - 12:03pm -
mattyc says:
some dude just totally Kamakazied his jet fighter when he was about to die and took out an entire emperial ship and it toally crashed into the death star.
Posted: Jan 30th, 2010 - 12:04pm -
mattyc says:
"Luke, help me take this mask off"
"But you'll die"
"Nothing can stop that now. I want to look at you with my own eyes"
Posted: Jan 30th, 2010 - 12:04pm -
mattyc says:
He took the mask off
Posted: Jan 30th, 2010 - 12:05pm -
mattyc says:
and darth vader totally looks like humptie dumpty.
Posted: Jan 30th, 2010 - 12:05pm -
mattyc says:
and he told luke to go now to save his life.
Posted: Jan 30th, 2010 - 12:05pm -
mattyc says:
I can't really hear the dialog right now b/c steve is talking to his wife.
Posted: Jan 30th, 2010 - 12:05pm -
mattyc says:
but I'm sure it's something touching... Oh luke said he wouldn't leave his father.
Posted: Jan 30th, 2010 - 12:06pm -
mattyc says:
but then Vader or should I say Anakin died.
Posted: Jan 30th, 2010 - 12:06pm -
mattyc says:
they just blew up that thing in the middle of the death star...they are pulling the fleet away and the Falcon just barely made it out of the death star before it exploeded.
Posted: Jan 30th, 2010 - 12:07pm -
mattyc says:
Now Down on the Forest Moon of Endor the Ewoks are all cheering b/c they could see it.
Posted: Jan 30th, 2010 - 12:08pm -
mattyc says:
oh...and leih just told had that luke made it...and she knew...and Han ...and he all thinks she's in love with luke and then she's like no...he's my brother and then she kisses Han...oh and then Wicket the cuttest ewok comes up and hugs them or something.
Posted: Jan 30th, 2010 - 12:09pm -
mattyc says:
oh...now they are buring vader's suit on the moon
Posted: Jan 30th, 2010 - 12:09pm -
mattyc says:
oh son now all the fireworks are starting. and stuff
Posted: Jan 30th, 2010 - 12:10pm -
mattyc says:
So the ewoks are totally singing that song that's like
"yub jub...lub jub la muuuuuu aaaaaaa ubbb jub. Hum na jum na rom...ja ja...and its' totally the best song ever in the star wars movie.
Posted: Jan 30th, 2010 - 12:11pm -
mattyc says:
and then all the force ghost show up and stuff.
Posted: Jan 30th, 2010 - 12:12pm -
mattyc says:
and now it's over
Posted: Jan 30th, 2010 - 12:12pm -
mattyc says:
it was totally awesome...glad you got to enjoy it with me.
Posted: Jan 30th, 2010 - 12:12pm -
folliclejuju says:
it smells like gun power in here...
Posted: Jan 30th, 2010 - 12:13pm -
mattyc says:
oh...the thing that pissed me off when the redid it...did you see the redone version ...we were just watching the original...but anyway in the redone one they totally replaced vader with Haden christianson and totally took out the awesome ewok song to show all the new worlds that they created and stuff.
Posted: Jan 30th, 2010 - 12:13pm -
mattyc says:
Ok....I'm gonna go to some thrift stores with my buddy steve...later dude
Posted: Jan 30th, 2010 - 12:13pm -
yourfavorite says:
I really really enjoy your photos.

I dedicated my birthday photo to you.
Posted: Jan 30th, 2010 - 12:54pm -
Mat Wiseman says:
Let The Right One In
Posted: Jan 30th, 2010 - 2:18pm -
mOtke says:
@mattyc - that was EASILY the best commentbomb in all of history.

You're amazing and hilarious and the emperor of comments.
Posted: Jan 30th, 2010 - 2:45pm -
Ploafmaster says:
"What are the rule variations for Calvin Ball when snow is involved?" he wondered, more to himself than anyone else, really, since nobody else believed in Calvin Ball except for him.

He was quickly distracted by a piece of floating lint that wasn't really floating lint but, rather, a snowflake.
Posted: Jan 30th, 2010 - 2:46pm -
Ula O cealleigh says:
cause matty c is mattyc. & he can.

great shot mOtke.
you crazy guy :)
Posted: Jan 30th, 2010 - 3:06pm -
Vanbert says:
i wish we had snow. mine is hours away in the mountains. i wish i were there snowboarding.
Posted: Jan 30th, 2010 - 3:15pm -
wondermade says:
I think if you'd just rushed out at the first sign of snow you would've had as much fun and your brain wouldn't hurt.
Posted: Jan 30th, 2010 - 7:22pm -
Wilcoxjd says:
73 comments? wth? i am amazed by you
Posted: Jan 30th, 2010 - 7:50pm -
reasaurus says:
I'm really glad I decided to look at the comments on your photo and see all the @mattyc @mattyc @mattyc @mattyc @mattyc @mattyc @mattyc @mattyc
Posted: Jan 30th, 2010 - 10:32pm -
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