Tuesday, August 11, 2009

We Are Wedges @ FANEXPO!!!

Tomorrow is the first day of Fan Expo 2009! This is a big year for Expo as they celebrate their 15th anniversary. You can check the official website for full details, but as a quick overview, here's some of the guests they've lined up for this year:
  • Mary McDonnell (are you counting down the days 'til The Plan?)
  • Bruce Campbell (this is his boom stick!)
  • Linda Hamilton (T-1000 slayer)
  • Avery Brooks (I really need to watch DS9 again, in chronological order)
  • Leonard Nimoy (was in some other scifi series, or something)

Plus piles of other guests. A huge gaming tournament. Costumes galore. And a giant retail floor, where we'll be! Come look for us at booth A63 in the Small Press / Artist Alley. We'll have all the Wedges available for sale, as well as a few Fan Expo exclusives: giant Octo and and Squido plushes. They're really, really big, and you can't get them in any store!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Top 10 for Wedges!!!

The Handicrafter is showing some love for the Wedges!!!!
Check out their Top 10 Handcrafted Picks for May 1, 2009:


Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Wedges Celebrates EARTH DAY in CANADA

Wedges are Celebrating EARTH DAY in CANADA!!!

So What's Happening in Canada??? Check out the Canadian earthday website: http://www.earthday.ca/

Tonnes to do from cleaning up our city's parks to have a free cup of Java from Starbucks!HAPPY EARTH DAY FROM THE WEDGES FAMILY!!!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Etsy Bloggers April Feature: TwoZanyZebras


Zarkles are whimsical creatures that are part of the Zarkle family. Each Zarkle has their own unique name, personality, and Zany Pocket Blankie to sleep in. They can also be a comfort at night and help keep all the scary things at bay.

Created by TwoZanyZeebras. The Specialist in anything Zany!:

In order from left to right:

1) Ingrid Zarkle: She has perfect vision and loves to ride the the basket of a bike. She loves to read books.
2) Zeke Zarkle: He loves cheetos and pop rocks. He loves to watch tv and his favorite show is Dexter.
3) Socrates Zarkle: His favorite food is olives and he loves to watch I Dream of Jeannie. He can be a comfort at night and helps keep all the scary things at bay.
4) Dewey Zarkle: He has perfect vision and loves to do the hokey pokey. He loves to read books about dinosaurs.

Want to know more? Check out her blog!

Saturday, April 11, 2009



but no worries...he's coming back next week so no worries!

More beans please!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Etsy Bloggers Blog Carnival: A little bit of green


We Are Wedges is celebrating along with all the other Etsy Bloggers!

So what's green with Wedges? So many things!

1) There is SLUGGO, he's a green sea wedge.
He naturally cleans our oceans waters by feeding on detritus!
Thats the dead and waste stuff found in our oceans!
You can adopt a sluggo here.

2) There is WALTER the Wedge!
He has a green hoodie!
To save the earth, he lowers his carbon footprint by riding his bike EVERYWHERE!!!
Even to work!!!
You can adopt Walter here.

3) Most of all we'll introduce RASCHERA the Wedge!
She's a Wedgetarian! What's a wedgetarian? They only eat wedgetables!
That means she's reducing her human footprint in wedgeland!
Being wedgetarian contributes to solving:
-World hunger
(it takes more energy to raise and produce animal meat than the meat itself provides)
(forests and rain forests are being cut down to provide grazing land for animals)
-Soil erosion
(grazing animals that eat the grass strip the land and make it vulnerable to wind and soil erosion, thereby destroying prime agricultural land)
(vegetarian diets reduce the risk of heart disease, atherosclerosis, diabetes, obesity, cancer...)

To learn more about Raschera and the other characters, check out the "We Are Wedges" Main Website: http://wearewedges.com

To adopt a wedge, visit the adoption centre: http://adopt.wearewedges.com
OR visit our etsy shop: http://wedges.etsy.com

Monday, April 6, 2009

Haiku Ode to Snow in Spring

Just a little ditty...reminiscent of the past few days...

cold, confusing me
spring has come? or maybe no...
clear sky's, warm winds please

Friday, March 20, 2009

Walter Talks Global Positioning

Walter asked us to post this on his behalf, because he has no hands. He's a wedge after all. Anyway, he bought some satellite laser box or something and is jumping up and down about it. Here y'go.


A week or two ago I was in the local Wedgeland Canadian Tire (yes, they have Canadian Tire in Wedgeland) and saw a GPS for $49.99. I thought this was neat, because I like shiny things with buttons. Turns out several other people like cheap neat things, too, as evidenced in this thread on Red Flag Deals. The GPS has old map data and a clumsy interface, but isn't too shabby as far as hardware is concerned: 372MHz ARM processor, 64MB ram, 2GB built-in flash with an SD-slot. Not bad for $49!

Very quickly, some smart kids found that this GPS was very easy to hack. Within minutes, by changing a single line in a text Editor, you can get to a Windows CE (Core 5.0, bleh) shell and start installing other stuff. Neat!

I won't go into detail on how to hack the unit, it's been covered in the aforementioned thread, and summarized in a recently created wiki. Stick to the Wiki, at 2700+ posts, the Red Flag Deals thread's signal to noise ratio is a bit low.

The first thing I did was to install BBMenu, an alternative menu system to replace the clunky Curtis software. It comes with a bunch of stuff like:

- Core Player, for playing divx and other video formats
- An EBook Reader
- An MP3 Player
- A bunch of games (Sudoku, guys, SUDOKU)
- Shortcuts to the Windows CE command/line

Also, it kind of makes the UI look like an iPhone. Is that still cool? I'm new, it's still cool to me. And for those who want to try out alternative GPS software, it has icons ready to be pointed at Tomtom, Garmin, and iGo navigation software, all of which reportedly work on the GPD359. Just remember to buy legitimate copies, kids! BBMenu installation help is on the wiki as well.

What I'm working on right now is getting some more intense gaming action out of this thing. I'd like to get a NES or SNES emulator running, ultimately. My old first generation Compaq iPaq (Pocket PC) could run a NES emulator, and this has twice as much RAM as it did. But, I thought, before trying that out I should go for something a little less intensive. I thought ScummVM would be a good choice as it's been ported to EVERYTHING. Here's a brief walkthrough on the steps to get it running on your GPD359:

0) "Unlock" your GPD359 following the instructions on the aforementioned wiki.

1) Download ScummVM for Windows CE: http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/scummvm/scummvm-0.13.0-WinCE.zip?download

2) Unpack and copy the ScummVM folder to somewhere on the GPS (/ResidentFlash/ScummVM/ or /SDMMC/ScummVM/) are good bets. ScummVM will fit in the resident flash memory but you may max it out if you install more than a couple games. You must have Windows Mobile Device Center installed to copy to your device, but you already installed it as part of the instructions to unlock your device, right? If you have a separate SD card reader, by all means use it instead. ActiveSync is dog slow (assuming a relatively slow dog, where a dedicated card reader would be a middle-of-the-road Greyhound).

3) Download GAPI. GAPIS is the "Game API" library, written by Microsoft and subsequently abandoned. Some nice, probably European people have written a free clone (Save this somewhere on your PC): http://www.wincesoft.de/GAPI_for_HPCs_v403_with_Apps.CAB

4) .CAB files are the Windows CE equivalent of .MSI installer files on Windows XP/Vista. Using Windows Mobile Device Center (aka. ActiveSync), copy the file anywhere your devices (ResidentFlash/ or SDMMC/, perhaps).

5) Load Windows Explorer on the GPS (if using BBMenu, there is an icon to load Windows in the apps subscreen). Find the .CAB file on your device and double-click it. It will install GAPI and the .CAB file will magically disappear. Don't despair!

6) With GAPI installed, you need set it to emulation mode. Unfortunately, no native GAPI configuration [yet] exists for the GPD359. In Windows Explorer on the GPS, click your way to \Windows\ and find the GAPI executable. Double-click it to load the options dialog.

7) Select the 'Emulator' tab, check "Use GAPI emulator'. Ensure Emulated Display size set to 320 x 240 (Native).

8) Go back to the ScummVM folder you copied over to the GPS earlier and click ScummVM1 or ScummVM2 (older games use ScummVM1, newer ones ScummVM2). You may need to go through the GAPI dialog once more, after which, you're presented with the ScummVM main menu!

So here's the rub. I can't yet figure out how to make the GAPI installation "stick". Every time the device is shut off, everything non-stock (including GAPI) is purged from the \Windows\ folder on the internal flash memory. Anyone gotten around that? Please post in the comments!

Other than that hitch, it's Scumm time! I'm off to play some Maniac Mansion. Or Monkey Island. Ooh, or Kings Quest 5! Did you know all the old Sierra games run on ScummVM? Amazing!!

Next task: Get PocketNES or similar running and beat Final Fantasy with 4 white mages. It has happened before and it will happen again!

PS: RIP Battlestar. My sadness is tempered only by GPS fiddling.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Where and How to adopt a wedge!

Spring is coming! Maybe it's here already for some of you! So its time again to think about stopping wedgelessness and adopt a wedge!

Simply visit the Wedge adoption centre:

Or maybe you have an etsy account, then you can adopt your wedge here:

Don't like the online thing?
Then why not stop by Kensington Market in Toronto and check out Kid Icarus!75 Nassau Street
Toronto Ontario
M5T 1M6
T: 416-977-7236


Or maybe you're in Barrie, Ontario!
The visit Awkward Stage!
Awkward Stage can be found beside Le Petit Chapeau on Lakeshore Mews
a(Mulcaster and Simcoe), Barrie Ontario.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Blog Carnival: Be My Valentine

Love is in the air in Wedgeland, seeing as Valentine's Day is coming up soon and all.
So what mating rituals do Wedges follow? How does a wedge choose its valentine?

Here we have Walter, a Wedge person, he likes to eat cereal, make music, and build things.

This is Brie, another wedge person. She likes to shop, paint circles on everything, frogs, and forts!

Some would say they are polar opposites, especially since Walter is very, very, tall, and Brie is very, very petite!

So how did Walter and Brie become sweethearts?
Was it her keen sense of style? Her no nonsense intellect?
Or was it his sense of humor and crooked smile?

Lets interview Walter:
Me - Walter, when you first saw Brie, what made you look her way?
Walter - I liked her red colour.
Me - What did you think of her?
Walter - Pretty...
Me - Is that it?
Walter - Pretty...
Me - mmm...ok...why did you ask her out?
Walter - she smells like diverse gene pool...
Me - What did you do last Valentine's Day?
Walter - Took her to a park and gave her some cherries...

Lets interview Brie:
Me - Brie, what was your first take on Walter?
Brie - I thought he was very tall and very thin, other than that, I didn't think much about him.
Me - So how did you two start dating then?
Brie - he asked me out, and I said why not.
Me - So did things pick up from there?
Brie - I got lots of free dinners...oh and some cherries...
Me - What took it to the next level?
Brie - sparklies.
Me - You doing anything special this Valentine's Day?
Brie - Oh, we're going adventuring.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Etsy Bloggers February Feature: Donna Pool

Donna Pool's Etsy Shop has a lot to offer. From cards, to buttons, mirrors, photos and handmade plush toys. As a plush toy maker, I have to really admire her toys, completely handmade (no sewing machine used!!!)

Cuddly teddy bears!!! Great for Valentine's Day!

...and how about some brain working puzzle balls!!!I am amazed at these! Nicely intricate, beautifully handsewn!

Want to get to know this crafty artist??? Check out her blog: http://ddpool.blogspot.com

Saturday, January 31, 2009

Why spend money on a loved one? Buy a Wedge instead.

I want to start by saying that in typing my subject heading I was reminded of a guy who told me that he wasn’t that into his girl and that he planned to dump her before Vday so that he wouldn’t have to give her anything… Hmmm actually come to think of it maybe he did give her something after all.

Valentines Day. I think my best valentine was my mom who would sneak little cinnamon hearts into my lunch as a kid. The fiery red that burned at my throat and stained my tongue was like a warm hug.

Now because I don’t have a particularly bad V-day to write about, which kind of feels like a lost pastime, or a particularly amazing one… I will tell the tale of two wedges in LOOOVE. The added o’s are meant to indicate the icky-ness level.

As you maybe know Rochero owns both gwen and beck. One morning she went to Gwen’s cage in hopes of getting her out and BLAMO she was gone!!! Rochero went to becks cage…she peeled back the blanket to reveal two very guilty looking wedges. 35 days later and BABIES!!!!! I guess this is maybe about love cause Gwen loved the whole ordeal enough to pull the same stunt 1 year later.

‘Love is blind,’ and it’s a good thing too.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Let’s get romanitcal.

So it is almost February…which I am deeming the month of love. After which you can go back to resenting your significant other, or to being extremely alone and cynical. Anyway this blog is going to have a theme…can you guess it… if you thought ‘superior intelligence’ and ‘witty charming goodness’ you were right by default but no. Anyway I am going to throw a wrench in the system by saying that Feb 14 is no longer Valentines day…and because of the “witty charming goodness’ bit you buy it.

So it’s what Jan 29… and I say bring on the love!

First on the theme of Looooove you can go here myspace.com/thetinamarlinincident and read the blog called ‘First kisses- swap some spit’ OMG!!! Did I just name drop myself…indeed I did.


The thing on everyone’s mind I’m sure…is what wedge would make the best mate. And by mate I mean other half…significant other…etc. etc. What I don’t mean is the verb form of mate… everyone knows that wedges don’t have reproductive organs –cringe. ANYWAY I digress. Okay best mate award, for me, would have to go to Octo who can both hold your hand and hold the door at the same time.

Come back for more love. We’ll be here all month. [note: the ‘we’ is 50% me and 50% my ‘LOVE’ at the end of the month I am the part of the 50% that isn’t going anywhere…}

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Roll Call - Featuring Rose Works Jewelry

So this month’s featured blogger is Rose Works Jewelry. Her shop features an array of bejeweled goodness. And despite what I initially thought, no snakes were actually harmed in the making of the snake tail bracelet.

Be sure to check out her other store and blog:

Now it is time for making promises and commitments that I am already scheming ways of backing out of. Like in terms of goals for the blog… I will try to post more regularly (actually that one I mean…for real), maybe add some more eye bling like pictures, and videos, and my beautiful hand crafted goodness…yay adobe. Maybe take the wedges on the streets to the ppl and document it for the blog, or finally make my short film which I can’t tell you about but which includes some indecent exposure, wedges, an old suitcase, and random strangers…could be my big break.

And now for your pleasure, the worst joke on the internet:

Q: What do you get when you cross Star Wars and road construction?
A: R2Detour

Thursday, January 8, 2009


it is time for what I like to call ‘ANIMAL of THE WEEK’. Actually I don’t much like calling it that. Seriously typing it out was like torture.

Okay so this weeks’ featured animal is the hedgehog. Or, in Wedgeland, the wedgehog. By the way just because this segment is called animal of the week doesn’t mean that I will necessarily commit to the idea. This may just be animal of the hour. A scientific fling as it were, with the topic of one animal in particular on one particular day. Who knows I might never blog about another darn animal again.

Animal of the Week: African Pygmy Hedgehog

Common name: hedgehog

Pronunciation in Wedgelish: Wej-hog

Translation/Origin of the Name:
HEDGE: because in cartoons and children’s books that is where they hang out.
WEDGE: because of their shape,
HOG: when translated means one who uses too much of something. Both wedge and hedgehogs alike have been known to use excessive amounts of cuteness in order to get their way. Sneaky buggers!

A) Wheeling- In the great plains of Africa and perhaps in parts of England bucket wheels grow in the wild. Hedge and wedgehogs use these exotic plants for daily exercise, which explains why the domesticated hedge or wedgehog is so keen on running on these things.

B) Food. Mealworms, crickets, turkey, chicken, veggies, baby food, high quality cat foods, 3 course gourmet meals – these are all things native to the hedge and wedgehog and so they must be included in the diet of a domesticated hedge/wedgehog too.
C) The Moon- Hedgehogs are nocturnal for the simple fact that they are also Pagans. They worship the moon as their god.

Dislikes: The cold- therefore domesticated hedge/wedgehogs hate Canada for ¾ of the year . Then again so do most Canadians. They like their homes to be at least 72 degrees which for you Americans is a fairly big number in Fahrenheit.

Myths: that they can collect coins and defeat evil doer mad scientist doctor types. Also if they are in a ball and rolling down a hill etc. it is probably because they tripped. This is not how they get around.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Octo and Squido Spotted!!!

Normally it is Miko and Mantari getting in to mischief...but Octo and Squido have been spotted at a Designer Trunk Show on the Danforth, who knew they were into fashion!!!

Checkout ou the article online at SNAP Beaches Magazine: http://www.snapbeaches.com/display/68526/504/

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Etsy Bloggers Blog Carnival: New Years Resolutions

So I wanted to help by giving you all a list of new years resolutions but then I figured that for a girl who can’t even take the energy to come up with one resolution coming up with a list would just be a whole lot of effort. So I did the next best thing and googled new years resolutions and didn’t I come up with the top ten. Besides it is so much better to break someone elses resolution than it is to break your own. So here we go:

1. Spend More Time with Family (Yes this includes your Wedges Family members too!)
Unless of course you already spend too much time with family. Like if your mom still folds your laundry and your dad cuts your sandwiches into triangles for you, then perhaps your should resolve to spend less time with family and I don’t care if your 5!

2. Fit in Fitness (Stay tuned for future Wedges workout video!)
Or just start calling the every day things that you do fitness. Like instead of getting food from the fridge, you are now going on a walk that just coincidentally ends at the fridge and with you stuffing your face with twinkies and a sandwich that your dad cut into triangles for you.

3. Tame the Bulge
Not really sure why this is separate from the fitness one unless this one involves like a cape and whip maybe. Like my stomach rolls use to be ferocious now they are only passive aggressive. I don’t get it.

4. Quit Smoking
If you don’t smoke, start, then next year you can resolve to stop.

5. Enjoy Life More
Or have less expectations for what enjoyment is. Like say enjoyment is now about getting a parking ticket because your car went 5 minutes over the meter which might have had something to do with the man in line in front of you at the supermarket who apparently hadn’t been told that debit cards and dollar bills have been invented and insisted on paying for his purchases with pennies and nickels. Now look how happy you are to find that you owe the city another 30 dollars. Yay!

6. Quit Drinking
Remember there is no point in quitting drinking if you don’t make a good go of doing it in the first place. Binge for a while, then quit. People will be much more impressed that way.

7. Get Out of Debt (So you can adopt more wedges!)
Rob a bank. Be sure to wear one of the black outfits that your mom has pressed and folded for you. Next year resolve not to steal.

8. Learn Something New
OR find a new way of looking at something old that you already knew.

9. Help Others
Especially if helping others will benefit you. Don’t be a sucker about it. And doing something out of the goodness of your heart is just a way to make the rest of us feel bad.

10. Get Organized
Or at least become really skilled and defending your disorganization.