Say who is this typing man?

I don't even know, people. They let anyone write on the internet nowadays.

Apr 27, 2012

Chats with Dad

I read "Let's Pretend this Never Happened" by Jenny Lawson this last weekend, then started mainlining her blog (I'm on page 61 of the "previous posts").

So basically, I'm regurgitating her writing style as well as feeling pseudo-guilty that I never write blog posts frequently enough and at that point where it's like "no one's gonna read this anyway," so I thought I'd post random snippets of conversation with my dad.

From this morning:
Fishing: you're doing it wrong

From not this morning: 
me: Quick, give me a biscuit pun
 Daddy!: you are half baked
  i never have enough dough
don't get in a jam
  you'er toast
 me: your mom's face is toast
This is how I found out my big brother was engaged: 

Daddy!: Oh yea
  U see ace is engaged
 me: I found out after patrick
8:10 PM Daddy!: Of sourse he's a douchbag
 me: I found out because patrick posted Congrats to your brother, and good luck being the only sibling not married.
  but i'm not really sure where my phone is
8:11 PM so if you call me a couple times i'll pretend i was tried to be informed before all of facebook
 Daddy!: Oh tay
 me: maybe a text too
  that's not from twitter
  and if you really want to be extravagant, a snail mail letter
 Daddy!: Want me z2 call ur phone?
 me: maybe some sky writing
8:12 PM nah
  i don't have it with me i'm pretty sure
  and i'm listening to live music
  it'd be a bit rude if it went off
 Daddy!: Calling 7 now
 me: 7?
  I'm 7?
  that's it, i'm changin your nmber to 3
  mom's now 2
8:13 PM I seriously have no idea where it is
  maybe it's in my bedroom
 Daddy!: I just called u
Conclusion: I love my dad, and I can't figure out the formatting tab to save my life. (why you no left-align, post? v.v)

It's not like it's pink-eye, right?

A conversation with my dad from earlier this week: me: yo
  u there?
 Daddy!: yes
 me: Did mom feel sickly last night?
 Daddy!: no did you?
 me: ... yus.
9:31 AM me: i think i may have eaten some expired chicken for dinner.
 Daddy!: u at home?
 me: no
 Daddy!: Tazikis?>
 me: no
  that was lunch
  though it doesn't look near as good 10 hours later.
 Daddy!: did you blow chunks?
 me: indeed
9:32 AM it was gross
 Daddy!: nice
  i hate3 it
 me: yeah
  but at that point, I was too nauseous to sleep
 Daddy!: not as3om3sauc3
 me: so I was kind of glad
  at what point do you know it's okay to go home sick as a grown-up?
 Daddy!: last time I was sick it was after Behold
 me: i know.
  I heard
9:33 AM Daddy!: u have sick leave use it
 me: this is true.
  but I'm not like, impaired
  and I'm not exactly pukey mcpukerton
 Daddy!: 'cept mentally
 me: thx
  i just don't want to eat anything ever again
 Daddy!: good plan
 me: and i have a weird headache that makes it hard to focus
9:34 AM Daddy!: go home, dummy
 me: ooo
  but if i hold out till 11 I'll only use a half-day
 Daddy!: and possible infect the entire office
 me: I don't think it's that kind of sick, i really don't
 Daddy!: take a vote at work
 me: pretty sure it's straight up "whatchu eat, willis?"
9:35 AM i thought i was having a migraine last night
  then it was like, OH WAIT
  all better
 Daddy!: maybe it was bad comedy
 me: mebbe
9:36 AM Daddy!: steve Martin had a quote
 me: we had a steve martin movie clip at church sunday
 Daddy!: Comedy is the art of making people laugh without making them puke.
9:39 AM goota go -puke ya later
 me: thanks
  puke you later too. :/
I really don't know when it's okay to leave. When I was a kid, I'd get migraines during math tests, and my mom would be like, "Honey, I know you don't feel good, but I'm fighting fires right now and I cannot come to get you. Just do your best, okay?"
So I feel like I need parental approval to go home. Unless it's strep. Vague bad feelings? no idea on what the go-home point is. Being grown-up is hard. This is like the worst post ever. But don't blame me, I was sick on Monday ('cause that totally justifies this).

Apr 3, 2012

Cosplay update - Mockingjay

Let me start off by saying I'm not a furry.

This is important, because I want to cosplay as a bird. But I'm NOT A FURRY. No offense to the furry crowd, but that's not how I roll.
So I dressed as Puss-in-boots once... still not a furry.
I was thinking of dressing as a mockingjay, the offspring of mockingbirds and genetically engineered bluejays called jabberjays from The Hunger Games. I do NOT want to dress as Katniss in her mockingjay costume, or anything like that - though I may be able to get away with it, since I have similar coloring to the actress who played her in the recent movie. I just have always loved mockingbirds (they're everywhere here) for their attitude and abilities, and thought it'd be cool.

I'm still waaaaaay in the beginning stages of the project, though. I've found some pretty good reference images around the net, as well as an incredible lifelike wing tutorial and lady model template for designing the costume on deviantart.
inked by Dualmask
I also have got my hands on some Wonderflex to play with and I'm on the hunt for some liquid latex. I'm thinking some feather patterns on exposed skin using the latex and some body paint. A note on the Wonderflex - I ordered a sample sheet from Dani's Cosplay supplies and it arrived pretty quickly (in fact, it shipped less than 6 hours after ordering), but I had some unforseen problems. Nothing that could be blamed on the supplier; I just forgot that it's "spring" here in the South. Wonderflex is wonderful because it's easy to work with using heat, and 80 degree weather combined with the back of a mail truck equals partially worked Wonderflex. It bonded slightly to the envelope it arrived in. Obnoxious, but something I can work with.

To sum up, I'm concepting like a crazy person, but I'm not expecting this particular costume to be ready for Dragon*Con 2012.