BAD NEWS: IT’S A DEAD MOTH
GOOD NEWS: IT WON’T EAT YOUR SWEATER
I’ve been sitting here trying to think of some sort of moth- (or general lepidoptera-) themed pun for like ten minutes and I am completely stumped.
Like…moths like to hang out on stumps…or…something….
You said a mothful.
As long as it wasn’t what the pupate.
“Wockia, Wockia, Wockia…” – Fozzy Bear.
I think that might be a cicada, not a moth. Difficult to tell from the shitty photos, though.
Next time, just wing it.
It’s good to be back in our little cocoon here at regretsy.
Imago back to work now.
You guys are Lunatics.
How about “moth to the shame”?
At least the moth was loved while it was getting all Han Solo’d.
It’s last words were “I know.”
DAMN erroneous apostrophe!
Alas, there’s no coming back for this poor lil’ guy. His wings appear to have melted off as well, so it would be a resurrection in vain.
That or they’ve been accidentally torn off by those claws…did you see the fingernails on that chick? They’re almost impressive, but she needs to invest in a nail brush. Enough gunk under them to pot a plant.
What I find funny is that the moth lacks wings- the one feature that makes the animal remarkable.
“pot a plant”
or plant some pot!
That would be drawn to my trashcan like a moth to flame.
I only by hypoallergenic dead things anyway.
Like dead poodles?
“Dead poodles aren’t much fuuuuuuunnn no no no”
For some reason I read this as Dead pool and I was trying to figure out why my favorite marvel mercenary was hypoallergenic.
Is there such a call for bugs covered in metal that we have to worry about sweatshops popping up?
Yes. Moths are drawn to the lights in sweatshops. Just wait- mass produced metalic moths will be mammoth.
Perfect for MOTH-ers day
Speaking from experience, when you have access to electroforming equipment, you electroform everything you can. Question is, why didn’t my school tell me I could sell it all on Etsy?! My education was incomplete.
Hah…if this seller had lived in Wisconsin, I could have sworn that I saw that exact bug in my metal jewelry class. The more advanced section was doing electroforming and someone thought it would be great to do a moth!
Think of all the mistakes you discarded! All the crap that got plated accidentally! You could have been selling that shit man! Instead you only turned them into supervillains!
Dead-Things Estyians unite. I’m seeing an unstoppable juggernaut of fashion accessories.j
Very nice but could use a little skunk paw.
And what couldn’t?
That description gave me a great visual of little Indonesian children in a sweatshop electroforming dead bugs into jewelry.
Its like the baby pajamas that say “Flame Retardant” – everybody pictures their baby on fire.
Also, the forums are down??
Was “Mystik Spiral” too ambiguous a name for you?
p.s.- I like the new name.
I also thought that was our pal Mystic. Maybe she realized that name made her sound like a hippy.
She definitely doesn’t sound like a hippy now!
She sounds like an inmate you don’t want to fuck with.
Or a scary art teacher!
Matt and Zippy! I’ve returned, you bastards.
Mystik Spiral is actually a fictional grunge band from the cartoon Daria, which is my avatar. They had songs such as “Icebox Woman” and “Behind My Eyelids.” They remind me of the bands I used to play in. Definitely not a hippie band.
And Darlene Scissorfuck is what I will to change my legal name to should I ever become a lesbian. *throws glitter into the air*
Yay Darlene Scissorfuck/Mystik Spiral! You have just given me an excuse to yell yay and scissorfuck!
I’m gonna scissorfuck, fuck you into my life
Girl, you like to scissorfuck and that’s all right
‘Cause I’m the king of scissorfucking, let’s not fight
I’m gonna scissorfuck, fuck you every night
Sorry, it was in my brain and needed to get out…
Who am I to stand in the way of one woman’s dream of being a lesbian? (Or having a bad-ass lesbian name.) That is pretty much the definition of a dick move and I’m better than that!
Oh well, that’s a relief. I almost didn’t buy this dead bug and it’s metal tomb for fear it was produced in a sweatshop. Now I can breath easy knowing I bought it from someone willingly selling dead bugs encased in metal for profit.
Bonus points for getting me to Google “electroforming.”
Probably, the moth just flew into the electroforming machine by accident. Like the first computer “bug” that led to the coining of the term “debugging”. The seller should call it the Grace Hopper Commemoration Moth.
Why couldn’t a grasshopper have jumped in there instead?
Actually, the computer bug thing came from way back when punch cards were necessary to run programs. If your program didn’t run, it was often due to a bug gnawing an extra hole in one of your punch cards. Hence, debugging.
Now if only I remembered actual relevant facts from my programming class.
That is an interesting bit of useless information! Now it has wormed its way into my head and taken the place of my mother’s maiden name in my memory.
There goes your most popular security question answer!
This would look very nice next to my mason jar of dead bees.
YOU STOLE MY IDEA OF USING MASON JARS TO HOLD DEAD BEES!!!
At least my idea of a mason jar full of live bees is still good after all these weeks.
At least I’ve still got my totally original idea for mason jar pendant lights.
I don’t think anybody’s taken my repurposing-containers-for-bodily-fluids-and-medical-waste-as-tableware idea yet.
And I haven’t seen any placentasols, those custom-made folding parasols made from one’s joyous extrude.
Then that “chumbrella” I saw must have been made with some other kind of offal?
Oh, yeah it was some kind of awful.
I am considering getting this to go with my pantry moth charm bracelet.
Perfect timing. MOTHRA VS ELECTROFORMER released next month.
Ty for the inclusion of Mothra! I was wondering why no one “went there”
That moth would go well with my collection of other electroformed animals missing their signature parts, including:
-Bunny with no ears
-Centipede with no legs
-Alligator with no teeth
-Baboon with no ass
-Giraffe with no neck
-Shark with no teeth, fins or tail
-Crab with no claws
-Buffalo with no wings?
Blind Albino Cave Salamander with no external gills?
(I know what you’re thinking: that’s crazy talk.)
You’ll be hearing from the ASPCBACS over that one! (They have their own Society because they have good lobbyists.)
I hear Hobby Lobby lobbies for them, as a hobby.
But only in the lobby. The store and offices are for business!
The company’s leaders Robbie and Bobby usually lobby for them. You can tell them apart because Robbie looks kind of knobby and Bobby is a sad-sack and usually sobby.
Bobby’s also kind of blobby. Not in a body-shaming “he’s fat” sense but rather in a gelatinous monster who engulfs his prey way.
Or a chicken with no fingers?
If I saw someone wearing this thing, I’d probably hit them in an attempt to kill the insect that landed on their sweater.
I actually love this. LOVE IT!
I do too! If the owner wasn’t on vacation, I would buy it right now
“Theres no accounting for taste” said the frog as he ate the moth
I kind of like it. It would be nicer if the wings were still intact and spread out and did not appear as the one that was swept from the garage floor.
Ooh, do you think they have a “stuck to the grill of the truck after a cross-country drive” one?
On her Facebook page she mentions that this was a moth her cat killed. If only I’d thought to electroform all the things MY cat killed. Oooo…and when the cat dies, BONUS!
Everyone felt a little creeped out brushing aside chain after chain of hanging dead insects, but as they made their way through the darkened former abode of the Etsian jeweler, none of the officers had anticipated the revenge of the moth people, who they found standing 7-foot tall and gleefully spinning liquid gold around the body of a local gas station clerk. Assembly line sweatshop free INDEED.
“Fall back squad!” shouted Sergeant McFibbons. “Protect your faces! They’re… ELECTROFORMING!”
The real crime against nature here are those fingernails.
I think we know what Darlene could do to those fingernails.
But still got downthumbnailed.
And check out those totally awesome gift boxes!!! I mean, WOW!
Ohemgee, she’s in my hometown! Maybe I can sell her some pantry moths to use in her jewelry.
With matching Bed Bug Earrings!
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Oh. My. God.
Just LOOKING at that gives me the creeps. I just cannot fathom why anyone would wear this, let alone WANT to wear it.
I’m surprised that no one on etsy has listed tooth decals of bugs
This reminds me of when one of my high school boyfriends told me that he had been making a sculpture for me out of bug wings. Thankfully, we broke up before he ever showed it to me.
I don’t know you but I’m sure you’re enjoying being alive more than you would have enjoyed seeing that sculpture.
How I envy his next girlfriend, who he surely gave it to instead. lol
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