Month: August 2010

2 Days to Dragon*Con: Warhammer 40K

So this is what Jon has been doing for the last few months, he told me to write about it for 2 Days (!!!) to Dragon*Con:

Allright. So. Warhammer 40K involves the painting of lots of miniature figures to create armies, and then you battle these armies on a tabletop.  A tabletop of war.  That is all I can really say about it because I have never witnessed a game myself.  Anyhow, here are some figures:

Boooooom war!

So Jon paints several armies, but the best are the Tyranids.  They look like um, super-rabid crazy alien velociraptors, which is really exciting.

Um, there’s a song too, but you are not privy to it.

Jon also wanted me to show you an actual tabletop playing field.  This is pretty impressive:

So, yes, that’s Warhammer 40K.  People do play this at Dragon*Con, by the way, but I think Jon will just be an observer, not a participant.  Also, free painting session!  Fun times!

3 Days to Dragon*Con: Star Wars Uncut

GUYS! Star Wars Uncut is FINALLY DONE.

Watch it here:  STAR WARS UNCUT.

Star Wars Uncut is the fan love letter to Star Wars.  The creators chopped the film into 15-second increments and the public could film any 15 seconds they wanted, and as many increments as they wanted.  The best of the best were pieced together into the entirety of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope.  It makes more sense if you watch it.

Below is the trailer.  Watch that, then watch the whole thing, it will be better than the yub-nub party, I promise.

4 Days to Dragon*Con: My Costumes Part II

I know that y’all are dying to hear about my second costume.  Just dying.  Well, here’s where it is from:

Yes, I am doing a Repo costume.

Now just to be clear, I know this is a terrible movie.  Like, dreadful.  Even though Anthony Stewart Head aka GILES FROM BUFFY is in it.  And I mean, it is a musical, but clearly written by someone who has no concept of what makes an excellent musical.  The plot is some convoluted dystopian future blah blah where organ failure is an epidemic but some company called GeneCo makes organ replacements and SAVES EVERYONE.  If you are late paying for your organs, however, a REPO MAN will come and tear the organs from your warm body.  Mm, bloody.  Also, there is a subplot involving drug use.  And the main character is Alexis Vega from Spy Kids.  It totally makes no sense whatsoever.

However, there was something about the aesthetic of Sarah Brightman’s (ick ick ick I really dislike her what can I say) Blind Mag character that I just could not shake.  So I bought some gray colored contacts to approximate her mechanical eyes, and I got a long black wig, and I commissioned someone (Nancy aka Hemlock Emporium who hangs out at Davenport & Winkleperry, all of this is excellent btw) to make the dress from this scene:

I know, I know, the color is super washed out, and the whole thing is sort of blurry, but basically it is a cool black hooded dress with a patterned fabric and my version of it looks awesome.  I am super-de-duper excited.

Anyhow, you don’t need to rush out and see Repo: The Genetic Opera! It is a totally lame film, and I just like it because it is super gothy.  Just like the sixteen year old inside of me.

Oh, hey, but this song’s kind of ridiculous.  And PARIS HILTON is in it.  I neglected to mention her role in the movie.

Oh, this isn’t bad either.  Also, GILES.  Oh Giles, I have such a crush on you.

6 Days to Dragon*Con: Regretsy Things That Are Not Steampunk

So while dancing around and trying to finalize my costume (6 DAYS OMFG) I stumbled upon this hilarious Regretsy feature, Things That Are Not Steampunk.

So, here are some things that are not remotely Steampunk:

One cannot Steampunk with this cat.

One cannot Steampunk with this hat (though this hat is fairly baller in its own right).

Maybe baby?  Sorry, no Steampunk.

Jesus is so not Steampunk.  Especially on a clock, with a lamb.

Anyhow, six days, time to totally get cracking, brush out my wig, and not buy anything else on Etsy (because I totally did buy some costume stuff on Etsy).