26. Inspirations and misadventures. Norwegian and Anishinaabe, bigender (they/them is always safe), addicted to tea, cooking, Miyazaki, Pacific Rim, Blackadder, Avatar/Korra, and several unhealthy crushes on dead guys. (Ulysses S. Grant is dreamy as hell.)
So for taxes and because I’m sick of paying full price for Disneyworld and potential votech courses I’m researching officially becoming a Florida resident.
….holy shit it is a pain in the ass. Florida requires incoming Michiganders to have twice as much identification and it’s going to be about $400 to get new plates. On top of that, I need to get a car because my Oldmobile gave up the ghost back in July and I’ve yet to inform the parentals. Then there’ll be the insurance to deal with, and I’m sure Mom and Dad will use this as an excellent time to cut me loose on that.
tl;dr: Adulthood is expensive and silly, particularly if you do it legally.
Since Dragoncon’s over and we’ve got over six months til the next convention, there’s been a LOT of cosplay planning in the Catterdome.
Gajinka Jose Carioca- Jamie and I went to Epcot with the always delightful and wry startrekrenegades and went on the Gran Fiesta tour ride. It was then that Jamie and I learned of each others love of the Three Caballeros and decided FUCK YEAH COSPLAY. So I’m going to be Jose and Jamie’s going to be Panchito Pistoles, the Mexican rooster.
I’m thinking an Arda Rufio in Light Green, reparted and styled into an undercut, then green sideburns to mimic Jose’s little cheek feather fluff. Of course, the challenge of custom tailoring a banana yellow linen jacket and bright green trousers is also hella exciting.
Sybil Vimes- I’ve come up with my own design of Sybil in her dragon breeder’s kit, including an Edwardian-style puff-sleeved tweed jacket (I found a hella cute purple tweed for cheap on etsy), quilted oven mit gloves, a leather apron, some kind of dragon puppet, and modding a Regency bonnet to include protective ear flaps. I don’t think Sybil wears her wig 24/7 (just in polite and somewhat impolite company), so I’m using my own patchy, short hair for it.
P’Li- Since Jamie and I are learning leathercraft, I want to have a go at making P’Li’s top into a leather partial corset. I’m going to use an Arda wigs Eowyn in natural black, strip off the sides, and blend my own hair into the top and pompadour, then stub in the braid. The best part is that I can keep the sides of my head buzzed!
Jury’s still out on a realistic way to do the forehead tattoo or how to boost myself up an extra foot (THIS LADY IS A GIANT). All I know is that I’m excited to FINALLY make some curve-toed Fire Nation boots.
In the meantime, I’m working, saving up money for materials, and working on a mixture of plushies and dresses for myself.
Jamie, Delling, and I at Epcot: *looking at character pins*
Me: *looks at pins of Mulan and Pocahontas* I feel obligated to support Pocahontas, but I don't identify with her. What does it say that I identified more with the Chinese princess than the American Indian one growing up?
Jamie: That Disney did a terrible job of representing your culture and ethnicity?
Me: ..... eeeeeeyup
russian literature: a summary
ivan ivanovich ivanov is an upper middle class student who is madly in love with maria petrovna petrova! BUT maria petrovna petrova loves dmitri dmitrivich dmitrov who is a nihilist upper middle class student!
ivan ivanovich ivanov goes through a long soul searching journey before realizing all life is petty and meaningless and eventually dying alone and unloved of tuberculosis while dmitri dmitrivich dmitrov marries maria petrovna petrova
Just gonna say this: Vanessa Gottlieb isn’t canon?
- Neither is the information on Hermann’s family. His brothers and sisters? They don’t exist.
- Neither is the information that Newton is MIT alum (he’s probably a shit teacher anyway)
- Neither is the information that he’s a anime and comic book fan
- Neither is the information on his Uncle Illia, his mom or dad
- He wasn’t named after Isaac Newton
- He’s 45 not 35, get with the program…. oh, wait.
- Newton and Hermann never corresponded prior to the events of the film
Basically, everything that wasn’t presented in the film in regards to either character isn’t canon. It’s only para-canon after, amirite, that shit don’t count.
Have a nice day.
That’s cool, I don’t regard any of that shit anyway.
Have a better day. Full of ponies and taffy.
Don’t you think there should be kaiju-invading insurance for people living near the Pacific coast?
Untapped cosplay market there: Sleazy Kaiju insurance salesman.