Friday, February 23, 2007

Cosplay Is Love, take 256...rockin' the ScienCenter

I didn't cosplay at Anime Los Angeles...too much stuff to sweat between making sure that my partially-sighted friend Donald was OK and my hubby was being treated right at City of Hope. The latter part was no cause for concern at all: CoH treats their patients like gold, up to and including medicines that ounce-for-ounce cost way more than that. And Donald is pretty amazing with his ability to get around autonomously in spite of his visual challenges.

However, tomorrow I'm going to be part of a huge throng of costumed folks at the California ScienCenter. Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination will be in full effect. However, I have no illusions about actually enjoying myself there: we will have work to do.

There will be 60 of us Sunrider Base Brightsiders there, which means that there will probably be twice as many 501st TK Units there as well. This is going to be hella big...bigger by far than Santa Monica.

Since I am not cosplaying a "face character" I will likely not be getting a great deal of love from picture-takers. I'm sure there will be plenty of people out there wanting pix of Darth Vader, Stormtroopers, Anakin, Luke, etc. Hell, usually in a situation like this the Padmes get short shrift, never mind that theirs are the most eye-popping costumes of all.

Hopefully I'll get to roll copious quantities of tape and take plenty of pix. I doubt I will be able to get a look at the exhibit. I should wait until some Friday when I'm feeling bored and caught up with my school work to do that.

I have to be out to wait for the bus at freaking 7am. Target time for arrival: 9:30am.

The Force had BETTER be with me tomorrow. :P

Saturday, February 17, 2007

More YouTube follies...

This is the video YouTube does not want you to see.

So yeah, apparently now I'm Persona Non Grata there. Whoopee! Oh well, Ning is just fine by me.

Update: this is up on YouTube as well. They are finally showing a little scrotal matter.

Friday, February 16, 2007

Ms. Geek's scary logo dissected.

This was done with my Mac, and is a tongue-in-cheek look at what makes a scary ident scary. I'm putting all my stuff up on from here on out. YouTube might be more known but they are also prone to be overzealous when they get rid of material associated with Big Media companies. They will get rid of parodies and fanfilms at the same time as they get rid of copyrighted stuff.

Like I say at the end of this video: YouTube should grow a spine. Big Media should grow a brain. Sites like YouTube do not allow downloading, and could conceivably block the tools that people in the know use to download .FLV content. Sites like these give absolutely FREE PUBLICITY. If anything, Big Media should be THANKING YouTube for providing people with a way to find content that promotes their products.

Thursday, February 08, 2007

Damn, it's been a while...

Keeping on top of school and Richie stuffs and so forth means my blogs don't get much love no more. [sigh]

I will update here soon. I promise.