Well, if you're going to do a post on eyepatches, you might as well
start it off with a painting of Mad-Eye Moody's magical eyepatch.
Seeing as Wednesday's post was about horns that do not fall under the category of "devil horns," it seems only fair that today I should do a post on eyepatches that are not strictly pirate-related. So that's exactly what I'm gonna do.
For some reason, this red-splattered medical eyepatch makes me think of zombie movies, or possibly something done in the J-horror vein. Either way, those are pretty good places to start when thinking up Halloween costumes.
Mind you, I have never actually watched Gladiator or Spartacus or pretty much anything in the gladiatorial theme of things (not even one single episode of American Gladiator,) but I would imagine that all that fighting-for-your-life business could lead to putting an eye out. Which is why--while I never would have thought of it on my own--a gladiator eyepatch actually makes an awful lot of sense.
This eyepatch is made of wood, and I am posting it so that TH can say that I actually posted something of interest to him sometime recently. Also, I think it's kinda cool.
Interestingly enough, a good majority of eyepatches on the Internet seem to be crafted by/for the steampunk community. The reason I chose this particular eyepatch out of all of them is simple: it's because of all the useful things you could put on an eyepatch, a clock actually makes the most sense. Granted, you won't be able to read it (not without the help of a mirror, anyway,) but others will. And that could come in real handy from time to time.
And just because it's not often that I can bring a post around full-circle, here is an actual wearable Mad-Eye Moody eyepatch:
Yeah, I'm kind of proud that I found one, too.
And that's it for this week. See you Monday!