August 06, 2013

obsessed.: Pacific Rim jackets, "Hopeless Wanderer" video and "I Hope You Suffer"

I mentioned this in yesterday's Haiku Revieu, but I can't stop thinking about the "flight" jackets worn by the Jaeger pilots in Pacific Rim. I don't know why, really, other than the fact that they look awesome, and I enjoy owning bits of "costumes" that I could wear everyday (were I to want to).

I particularly enjoyed the Gipsy Danger jackets worn by the Becket brothers. These aren't the greatest of screenshots, but they should give you a good idea of what they look like (if you've not seen the movie).

I'm seriously considering making my own. Hopefully, once the BluRay is released or high res screenshots are uploaded, it'll be easier to figure out the pinup art on the left side. (I also found a forum thread on which people are discussing creating their own jackets, which will definitely come in handy.)


And from the Mister:

I sent Colt the latest Mumford & Sons music video earlier today, and he couldn't stop laughing. When I asked him what he wanted to submit for this week's obsessed., I should have known what he'd want to submit.

On the one hand, he really enjoys the song for what it is—it made him wish we had a piano for him to play (maybe someday!)—and on the other, he loves it because the video highlights the band's self-depreciating nature. "I think it's great when people don't take themselves too seriously," he says.

And from TGG:

Wes has a new song for us today, too—the first single, "I Hope You Suffer," off AFI's new album Burials (which will be released in October).

He's excited about the direction the single hints that the new album is taking, which is "a somewhat darker and more layered direction" than the previous album. "Also," Wes says, "as sort of serious as the tone of this song and video is I can't help but think of it as the worlds most bitter and to-the-point breakup song."

As a bonus, you can check out the first UK single, "17 Crimes," here. (As an aside, this song, and as-yet unreleased AFI track, will be on The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones soundtrack.)


  1. I am BEYOND excited for the new AFI album. In fact, I really just need to go and get my tickets to their show RIGHT NOW. I've loved them since middle school xD Good to hear some new stuff :)

  2. I'm not really all that familiar with the band, but it's definitely music I'd listen to were I in the right mood. (I'm fickle with music sometimes.)

  3. I love that Mumfs & Sons video soooo much! I've watched it well over 15 times by now x__x

  4. Ha! It's so good. It's worthy of many rewatchings.

  5. Their stuff has changed a good deal over the years, but I'll always have a soft spot for them