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Journal Entry: Sun Oct 31, 2010, 10:16 AM

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dA's Storage function frustrates the hell out of me.  It might not be a big deal if the community wasn't created in such a way that it encourages to highlight others' work, BUT IT WAS.  

The entire Favorites function is there so we can gather and remember all the things that made us say "Ooh, shiny!" during our wanderings through dA, and share them with others to get them excited too.  It brings new traffic to artists' sites, and encourages us to explore.

Storage is ostensibly there to give artists "more control" in their galleries.  How?  By showing an ugly blank rectangle where the art used to be?  It doesn't clear visual space when the gallery loads, because it's not like the work is gone.  All it does is show that the artist, for whatever reason, has stopped sharing their work.  

If anything, I would argue that Storage actually encourages more people to make copies of others' work (and likely not to include artist information) and results in more unauthorized access and distribution of copyrighted art.

It just makes me sad, really.  I just had to replace a stamp I display on my journal footer because of this, and gods only know how many of my favorites are languishing behind those damned grey boxes now.  




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Technical wittering

Journal Entry: Sat Oct 16, 2010, 8:51 AM

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Our old desktop computer runs Windows XP and is a few years old.  We have an Epson 1250 scanner attached to it and Photoshop CS2 installed on it.  It's what I've been working with since I opened my DA account.

We've recently added a laptop computer, which runs Windows 7 64-bit and has become our "primary" computer.  I've lost our CS2 disk :crying: so I've installed Gimp on it instead, and am in the process of learning how to use it.  It's not too different from Photoshop, but it feels a lot like learning to speak the same language with a different accent.  :hmm:

I'd love to be able to scan drawings right into the laptop rather than having to migrate everything from the desktop all the time, but there currently isn't a driver that will run our scanner on a 64-bit machine.  Therefore, anything I draw has to be run through the desktop.  It's annoying, because working on the laptop keeps me from being chained to the desk in the study and I can actually pretend to be social and everything. :XD:  Plus, our desktop is "old" by computer standards, and I'm paranoid that one day it will just up and quit on me.  

This leaves me with the options to  A)Wait until Microsloth comes up with the right driver for our scanner and just deal with shipping files from one comp to the other,  B)Learn how to draw in Gimp with a tablet (ow, my carpal tunnel...), or C)buy a scanner that'll work with the laptop.


I know, in the grand scheme of things, that this is extremely minor problem to have.  That doesn't mean it's not frustrating as all hell.  :dohtwo:

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:pointr:F for Fanfic: The V for Vendetta fanfiction community:pointl:






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Stamps by picklelova, styrecat, Fedini, grau-gestreift, Jhas777, capriciousgamzeee

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Feature round-robin offer!

Journal Entry: Sat Oct 9, 2010, 7:39 AM

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LAST UPDATE - honest! xD

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:iconartisteri: was doing this, and since I benefited from it I'm paying it forward.


¡. :iconprincess88alasse:
AfraidI kept holding back,
From standing under that doorway,
Because I was afraid...
Afraid of ruining something good in my life,
And afraid of rejection.
I have a piece of what hung from the door frame,
Will I use it?
Will I put it on a shelf, never to be used?
Will I carry it around until my courage becomes stronger than my fear?
Or will I throw it out because I am afraid of what it could cause?
I was so afraid of getting my heart torn apart again,
I stopped doing something I had started,
Putting myself in a shell,
Reluctant to come out,
And hating myself for retreating there in the first place.
Why is it so hard to open up my heart?
Is it because of what I am afraid of?
Or is it because I may have forgotten how to open the door?
To all those questions,
I have no answers.
    Thoughts As They ComeAs I grew, I remembered your love, your unforgetable laugh, and so many fond memories come to mind when I think of you.  Now a toxin is taking over your mortal body, and my eyes brim with tears that I am trying not to allow to fall, but they do anyway.  
Knowing that if I do see you in this life, you will probably not recognize me cuts me to the core and makes the tears prick afresh at my eyes.  I know you wouldn't want me to cry Grandma, I know you would want me to be strong, to be happy, but I cannnot find the strength.
You taught me the love of music through your singing and loving to do so.  I solemnly promise you that I will never truly stop singing, no matter what inner battles I may face.  This promise is sealed, never to be broken.
As much as I want you to be there to beam at me on my wedding day, I do not think that will be possible.  I know you will be there in spirit, but as selfish as it sounds, it's not quite the
    Complete ParadiseStars like tiny gems, shining with their own rare light.
The moon having no light of its own, but reflecting the light of the sun.
A soft, cool breeze caressing all things around it.
The trees rustling lazily in the soft breeze, whispering to each other in a language only they can understand.
And chimes being awakened from their slumber, into song by the soft breeze...
Complete Paradise such as I have never before experienced, I can still feel the cool breeze dancing around me, see the stars and the moon beaming from their places in the Heavens, hear the trees whispering, and the chimes singing.


£. :iconskysongma:
The Eyebrow Thing
My first thought was, I don't believe it. He really does wear that much purple all the time. My second thought was, Why am I even bothering to wonder about it?
I shook my head, deciding to look at my punch instead of Odd. He had a mask on, but I still knew it was him- who else would show up in a purple tuxedo? I had to admit, he had pretty good taste. He was wearing a dark violet, velvet waistcoat and pants with a black undershirt. For once, his hair was styled in something other than his usual gravity-defying updo. He'd left the hair gel behind, letting mauve bangs fall in his face and pulling the rest of his hair back. The mask was a nice touch, even if I wasn't sure why he was wearing it. There was a small rose tucked in his breast pocket, too. Somehow, it worked.
And there you go, you're staring at him again.
I glanced down at my drink again. It wasn't as interesting a subject.
There was no further way to avoid it- I was bored. Truly, outstandingly bored. Despi
    BraveryOn Saturday the twenty-first of January, Elliot took a gun, pressed it to the strip of bone between his eyes, and shot himself. The bullet shattered the frontal bone of his skull, warping his features past recognition, and burrowed through his pre-frontal cortex into the midbrain. He died before the sound stopped echoing through his empty apartment.
This story isn't about that.
I worked with Elliot for only a little while—less than six months. Most of what I knew about him came from his desk. Unlike the smaller ones the secretaries and other reporters had, it was a stately, imposing thing. It would've been terrifying, especially to a mousy little girl like me, but it was covered in paperweights and spare pens and pictures of people hunting ducks. Anyway, Elliot himself denied fear: he was middle-aged, poised on the cusp between forty and fifty. His hair had already turned grey, but he didn't dye it, like he hadn't noticed he was getting older or just didn't care. He smiled more t
    Words Taking Flight by SkysongMA

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Vigilant by JazzinLyric    Hodge-Podge by JazzinLyric    Reflection of Gratitude by JazzinLyric

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BedmatesOne night, Insomnia and I
Will curl up together
And learn to sleep
To the tattoo of a heart beat.
Or to the lullaby of gasping waves
From a machine that validates itself
By pretending it's the ocean
    A Month of Letters - IIDay Six - To a Stranger
"Suga"
I know your name. I know where you're from and where you work. I know the pet name you make a habit of using at the end of sentences. I also know the irony of me opening with it will be lost on you. I know the man you're dating. Yes, I know him very well.
I don't know you though. You are a stranger to me. With no offense intended, would you mind terribly at least trying to keep it that way? I have no desire to know you. The few minutes of interaction we have occasionally is more than enough for me right now. It's all I can really handle. I really don't mean to sound rude or anything. It's just, well, he's yours. You've won. There really isn't anything more that I need to know about you beyond that.
You are his type. Normalcy won, after all his lovely talk about marching to the beat of my own drum and all the other lovely phrases that fell from his bespelled, musician's lips. It's as though he were King Midas or rather that princess in that one stor
    Sunday NightsIt's time to
Throw clothes stained
With meaningless words
& careless touches
Into the laundry.
Try to blink away
The lack of sleep
& brush stale beer
Out of your teeth.
Wash the cigarettes
Out of your hair
& scrub the bar fights & tipsy falls
Off your limbs.
Bear a mostly cold shower when the tank runs out
'Cause only two minutes of steaming water
Isn't enough to no longer feel dirty
After two steamy nights.
& you never cease to be amazed
That one night of being alone again
Can so rapidly unravel a weekend
Of some stranger's lies about caring for you.
Your biggest question seems to always be
Which one is scarier,
A cold, barren half of a bed
Or warm but unknown side?
You turn off your lights
Tell shadows good night
Curl up tight so your toes don't touch
The icier regions of your lower sheets.
You didn't make mass again this week
But that hasn't changed in years.
So you whisper a prayer, quick & fleeting,
Thinking maybe that would make momma proud,
It's Sunday night after all.


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Tigers Eye by shan3990   Murder by shan3990    Ezio details 2 by shan3990

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Serap's Gift by Maffoo    Every Minute by Maffoo   

Surface Tension 1 by Maffoo

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My other hang-outs:

:pointr:The Rorschach/Watchmen Kinkmeme:pointl:


:pointr:F for Fanfic: The V for Vendetta fanfiction community:pointl:






Member of:

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.:Watchmen:. Stamp by styrecat Rorschach Stamp by picklelova
:thumb119651311: :thumb69517584: Question Authority Stamp by BuckNut


Civil Resistance Stamp by Jhas777



Credits:
Rorschach emote by Smileydesign (Gomotes)
Stamps by picklelova, styrecat, Fedini, grau-gestreift, Jhas777, BuckNut, Cyberknife

  • Reading: "Fables"
  • Watching: Whatever's on the TV
  • Drinking: coffee

Checkin' out Geek.Kon

Journal Entry: Fri Sep 10, 2010, 4:04 PM

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Thanks to :icongarylaibart:, I found out about a con that's in my own backyard, so we're going to mosey over there today.  We went to it a few years ago when it was pretty small, and I proceeded to forget it even existed. *facepalm*   Guess I'll find out how much it's grown!



ETA:  Dude, that was such fun! :w00t:  The costume panels were already done the day before, so I don't know how good they were - they looked good, at any rate.  We went to a Steampunk discussion that had a lot of thoughtful commentary and a cosplay photography presentation that was really informative.  I also got to wear Rorschach again (woohoo!) and I won a hall costume award (WOOHOO! ^^)  I really do like that it's possible to "compete" with a cosplay without going through the whole process of trooping up onto a stage and having to perform.  We did it at C2E2, but it's definitely not my preferred medium! :blush:  Plus, I like getting to see others' costumes close up. :)

If I can get my act together, I'd like to do an Artist Alley table for next year.  They allow fanart, so it should work - provided I come up with enough stuff. (What, me, procrastinate?? :XD:)




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My other hang-outs:

:pointr:The Rorschach/Watchmen Kinkmeme:pointl:


:pointr:F for Fanfic: The V for Vendetta fanfiction community:pointl:






Member of:

:iconshadow-gallery: :iconclubv: :iconvforvendettaclub: :iconvforvendetta-club: :icongunga-diner: :iconjeh-fans:


Other cool places: :iconthe-mask-club: :icondigitalpainters:



Coexist stamp by Nethrion Love is Love Stamp by Cyberknife


.:Watchmen:. Stamp by styrecat Rorschach Stamp by picklelova
:thumb119651311: :thumb69517584: Question Authority Stamp by BuckNut


Civil Resistance Stamp by Jhas777



Credits:
Rorschach emote by Smileydesign (Gomotes)
Stamps by picklelova, styrecat, Fedini, grau-gestreift, Jhas777, BuckNut, Cyberknife

A brief issuance of fair warning

Journal Entry: Thu Aug 26, 2010, 4:04 PM

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My gallery will reach a landmark of sorts soon, and I realized I ought to say something because not all of my watchers know my tastes, and my gallery doesn't entirely reflect them.  So -  For the record, I include slash in my fandom.  Not every fandom (very few, actually) nor every character, but it's definitely there.

I will be posting a drawing with a slash pairing (Dan/Walter, Watchmen).  It's not at all explicit, but the relationship portrayed is unmistakable. I have no specific plans for other slashy work, but I'm not going to avoid it if inspiration strikes.

This is the only heads-up I'm giving.  Anything truly "adult" will be under a filter, but that's all.  I know that slash isn't to everyone's liking and my watchers, whom I respect, are varied in their backgrounds.  I won't be offended if I get un-watched.  :heart:


(This feels kind of odd, considering my fandom activity for the past couple(?) of years, but I realized that most of the overt stuff I've got out there is either off-site or still anonymous... :XD:)



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My other hang-outs:

:pointr:The Rorschach/Watchmen Kinkmeme:pointl:


:pointr:F for Fanfic: The V for Vendetta fanfiction community:pointl:






Member of:

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Coexist stamp by Nethrion Love is Love Stamp by Cyberknife


.:Watchmen:. Stamp by styrecat Rorschach Stamp by picklelova
:thumb119651311: :thumb69517584: Question Authority Stamp by BuckNut


Civil Resistance Stamp by Jhas777



Credits:
Rorschach emote by Smileydesign (Gomotes)
Stamps by picklelova, styrecat, Fedini, grau-gestreift, Jhas777, BuckNut, Cyberknife

*Sigh*... and Whoa!

Journal Entry: Sun Aug 8, 2010, 9:54 AM

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My brain is full.

I have a couple of images languishing in my head, waiting to come out.  My workspace is currently covered, though, and in addition to those I've got two stories in progress (one of them 57 pages and counting(!) and a need to complete a couple of Steampunk pieces for our Etsy store.

Which reminds me, my dA account for our Etsy stuff is sorely in need of updating.  Grah.  >_<

On the other hand, I just discovered dA's Muro toy, which has likely been around for a while but I'm just terribly unobservant.  xD  Regardless, it looks like fun and it may be a good way to get my brain unstuck.  We'll see, I suppose.

For now, I need to get off my duff and get something done. :nod:

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My other hang-outs:

:pointr:The Rorschach/Watchmen Kinkmeme:pointl:


:pointr:F for Fanfic: The V for Vendetta fanfiction community:pointl:






Member of:

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Coexist stamp by Nethrion Love is Love Stamp by Cyberknife


.:Watchmen:. Stamp by styrecat Rorschach Stamp by picklelova
:thumb119651311: :thumb69517584: Question Authority Stamp by BuckNut


Civil Resistance Stamp by Jhas777



Credits:
Rorschach emote by Smileydesign (Gomotes)
Stamps by picklelova, styrecat, Fedini, grau-gestreift, Jhas777, BuckNut, Cyberknife

San Diego Comic-Con... protest?!? UPDATE!

Journal Entry: Sun Jul 25, 2010, 5:39 PM

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Well, the WBC was at Comic-Con, as planned.  And geekdom was ready for them.

My favorite counter-protester was "Buddy Jesus" from "Dogma". :giggle:

The Phelps-a-Thon raised $1500, and much fun was poked at Phelps' movement.

Geeks.  Are.  AWESOME.  :#1:


(original post)

Ok, here's the deal.

There's this guy named Fred Phelps.  In short, he's the guy from the Westboro Baptist Church who organizes the "God Hates Fags" protests at military/police funerals, high school dances, pride marches, and so on.  He and his followers are hell-bent (pun intended) on spreading as much hate and vitriol as possible wherever they go.

Now they're protesting Comic-Con. Comic-Con.

BUT!  There's a counter-movement known as the Phelps-A-Thon that raises money for LGBT equality for every minute that Phelps and his ilk protest. The Phelps-A-Thon's purpose is to turn this message of hate against itself.

I fully and vehemently support this movement and will be pledging money to counter the hatred that these people try to spread. Their pledge site for Comic-Con is here.  They will also hold counter-protests for any other locations that the WBC will be "visiting", and will happily take requests if they're not already scheduled somewhere.

Boost the signal quickly, please (SDCC is the 22nd!) and consider donating.  Even 50 cents a minute (WBC tends to only do 45-minute demonstrations) can make a huge difference.




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My other hang-outs:

:pointr:The Rorschach/Watchmen Kinkmeme:pointl:


:pointr:F for Fanfic: The V for Vendetta fanfiction community:pointl:






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.:Watchmen:. Stamp by styrecat Rorschach Stamp by picklelova
:thumb119651311: :thumb69517584: Question Authority Stamp by BuckNut


Civil Resistance Stamp by Jhas777



Credits:
Rorschach emote by Smileydesign (Gomotes)
Stamps by picklelova, styrecat, Fedini, grau-gestreift, Jhas777, BuckNut, Cyberknife

Rorschach cosplay coat for sale

Journal Entry: Sun Jul 18, 2010, 9:42 AM

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I recently found a trench coat at a second-hand store that's similar enough to Rorschach's coat to be good for cosplay.  I posted about it here: community.livejournal.com/watc… pics and details.

Check it out if you're interested! :)




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My other hang-outs:

:pointr:The Rorschach/Watchmen Kinkmeme:pointl:


:pointr:F for Fanfic: The V for Vendetta fanfiction community:pointl:






Member of:

:iconshadow-gallery: :iconclubv: :iconvforvendettaclub: :iconvforvendetta-club: :icongunga-diner: :iconjeh-fans:


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.:Watchmen:. Stamp by styrecat Rorschach Stamp by picklelova
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Civil Resistance Stamp by Jhas777



Credits:
Rorschach emote by Smileydesign (Gomotes)
Stamps by picklelova, styrecat, Fedini, grau-gestreift, Jhas777, BuckNut

Thank you!

Journal Entry: Fri Jul 16, 2010, 3:16 PM

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Thanks, guys, for all the Happy Birthday wishes. :aww:  I'm having a lovely day and hope all of you are too. :love:

And thank you for all the llamas!  :giggle: :D




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My other hang-outs:

:pointr:The Rorschach/Watchmen Kinkmeme:pointl:


:pointr:F for Fanfic: The V for Vendetta fanfiction community:pointl:






Member of:

:iconshadow-gallery: :iconclubv: :iconvforvendettaclub: :iconvforvendetta-club: :icongunga-diner: :iconjeh-fans:


Other cool places: :iconthe-mask-club: :icondigitalpainters:



.:Watchmen:. Stamp by styrecat Rorschach Stamp by picklelova
:thumb119651311: :thumb69517584: Question Authority Stamp by BuckNut


Civil Resistance Stamp by Jhas777



Credits:
Rorschach emote by Smileydesign (Gomotes)
Stamps by picklelova, styrecat, Fedini, grau-gestreift, Jhas777, BuckNut

AO3

Journal Entry: Sat Jul 3, 2010, 9:50 AM

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Well, the bulk of what I've written ever is now at AO3.  archiveofourown.org/users/Fugu…

There's stuff there from Watchmen, VfV, and one of my first loves, ST: DS9.  Some of it is here or on ff.net, but not all, and there are still a few things floating around that I need to format and get put up.  3 from Watchmen that need polishing, one from VfV and at least 2 from DS9.

But!  I'm very, very close to having everything in one place, which is a big accomplishment for someone as clutterful as I am.  xD




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My other hang-outs:

:pointr:The Rorschach/Watchmen Kinkmeme:pointl:


:pointr:F for Fanfic: The V for Vendetta fanfiction community:pointl:






Member of:

:iconshadow-gallery: :iconclubv: :iconvforvendettaclub: :iconvforvendetta-club: :icongunga-diner: :iconjeh-fans:


Other cool places: :iconthe-mask-club: :icondigitalpainters:



.:Watchmen:. Stamp by styrecat Rorschach Stamp by picklelova
:thumb119651311: :thumb69517584: Question Authority Stamp by BuckNut


Civil Resistance Stamp by Jhas777



Credits:
Rorschach emote by Smileydesign (Gomotes)
Stamps by picklelova, styrecat, Fedini, grau-gestreift, Jhas777, BuckNut

  • Listening to: Pandora

Drabbles

Journal Entry: Fri May 21, 2010, 4:33 PM

V mask emote by FugueState :rorschach by Gomotes :rorschach by Gomotes V mask emote by FugueState

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Decided to add the Captcha drabbles I've done at the Watchmen Kinkmemes as a step toward centralizing what I've written.  What's a Captcha drabble? Since the Kinkmemes host anonymous posts, LJ makes you type in two random words to prove you're not a bot.  At some point way back, someone had the awesome idea to treat ReCaptcha's random two-word selection as a prompt to write something.  It's really kind of amazing what just two words can inspire...  Here, you try it:

(Link to ReCaptcha program)


At some point I'll get ambitious enough to put absolutely everything I've written over at AO3 (*gulp*) - but in the meantime there's going to be a small barrage of mini-fics while I pile stuff here. x)  FFnet is okay, but its formatting is simultaneously too demanding and too limited.  dA isn't exactly made for literature, but at least it's easier to cut & paste everything!




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My other hang-outs:

:pointr:The Rorschach/Watchmen Kinkmeme:pointl:


:pointr:F for Fanfic: The V for Vendetta fanfiction community:pointl:






Member of:

:iconshadow-gallery: :iconclubv: :iconvforvendettaclub: :iconvforvendetta-club: :icongunga-diner: :iconjeh-fans:


Other cool places: :iconthe-mask-club: :icondigitalpainters:



.:Watchmen:. Stamp by styrecat Rorschach Stamp by picklelova
:thumb119651311: :thumb69517584: Question Authority Stamp by BuckNut


Civil Resistance Stamp by Jhas777



Credits:
Rorschach emote by Smileydesign (Gomotes)
Stamps by picklelova, styrecat, Fedini, grau-gestreift, Jhas777, BuckNut

C2E2! *flail*

Journal Entry: Tue Apr 20, 2010, 7:06 PM


Please to forgive any incoherency, as I am still coming down from this past weekend.  Rather than compose a whole new entry, I'm borrowing heavily from my LJ:

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- Rorschach's Journal, April 17th 2010 -


Second day of C2E2. Wandered Expo floor with Daniel for several hours. Stopped frequently by fans for photographs. Reciprocated with attendees in costume.

Attended panel on subversive comics presented by Comics Studies Conference. Panel's definition of "subversive" was distinctly academic - not quite what I expected, but not without interest. Despite sitting in back of room, suspect my presence may have made third panelist nervous. Title of his piece was "Watchmen Deconstructs Nothing". Was amusing.

Artist in Artists' Alley gifted me with printed likeness of myself. Must remember to return to her booth tomorrow to offer thanks.

Encountered a Nite Owl II, a Comedian, and two Silk Spectre IIs by chance. Daniel and I joined them for photos but found it difficult to separate from the group due to attention we attracted. Amusing, but tactical liability.

Interesting day, all told.

.']['.



April 20th:

So, we took lots of pictures and even ended up with some that came out well enough to post.  xD  There were also about a zillion pics posted by others on C2E2's Flickr site, which should give a pretty good idea of what all was happening.

Here's our little photo gallery, with some pics of us and others:  (link)

Here are links to the other Watchmen cosplayers we encountered.  We only saw them briefly, partially because we knew if we came too near each other we'd be trapped posing for pictures indefinitely.  xD  

Silk Spectre II & The Comedian (view 1)

Silk Spectre II & The Comedian (view 2)

(a different) Silk Spectre II & Nite Owl

We did manage to get one group shot, but it came out terribly blurry. :(  I'm hoping someone out there posts a pic of all of us (because gawd knows a zillion people out there took that picture!!)


We've been finding multiple postings of pictures that others took of us (which has made me squee mightily and in a most unbecoming manner).  The ones we've found so far are here:

(link 1)

(link 2)

(link 3)

(link 4)

(link 5)


Finally, some links to C2E2 photo galleries:

The group gallery, multiple contributors, several hundred photos

SF Moe's photo set

leepus' photo set




Yeah.  It was like that.  ^__^



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My other hang-outs:

:pointr:The Rorschach/Watchmen Kinkmeme:pointl:


:pointr:F for Fanfic: The V for Vendetta fanfiction community:pointl:






Member of:

:iconshadow-gallery: :iconclubv: :iconvforvendettaclub: :iconvforvendetta-club: :icongunga-diner: :iconjeh-fans:


Other cool places: :iconthe-mask-club: :icondigitalpainters:



.:Watchmen:. Stamp by styrecat Rorschach Stamp by picklelova
:thumb119651311: :thumb69517584: Question Authority Stamp by BuckNut


Civil Resistance Stamp by Jhas777



Credits:
Rorschach emote by Smileydesign (Gomotes)
Stamps by picklelova, styrecat, Fedini, grau-gestreift, Jhas777, BuckNut

Learning even more about sewing...

Journal Entry: Sat Apr 3, 2010, 8:11 PM


Still in the process of altering/improving my Rorschach costume.  As of now, I finally got rid of the front pleats in the suit trousers (seriously, has anyone encountered a pair of trousers that actually benefits from front pleats?!) and I found a $17 hat at a vintage store that is A)awesome in its vintage correctness, and B)teaching me one hell of a lot about how a proper hat band is constructed. xD  I can't say that I'm learning correct sewing or alteration techniques, but things are holding together and looking fairly neat, which is all I ask.  ;P

I'm also working on another mask, as the first one I did is a touch off-center and the fabric is losing a bit of its elasticity.  Oh - in case anyone wanted to know (and partially so I remember to write it down somewhere for future reference), the mesh that I used for the mask was called "Power Mesh" and I found it at JoAnn Fabrics.  You can see it here as well:  www.bnbtextiles.com/gallery.ht… www.nyfashioncenterfabrics.com… .  I sewed it using the "mending" setting on my sewing machine.  Straight-stitching it didn't work so well, and you have to go s-l-o-w-l-y with it.  But it works, and lets you see through up to three layers in good light/day, two layers in poor light/night.

I've got access to a really kick-ass location for some cosplay photos, so I hope to get that done soon.  Don't know if I'll do it before or after C2E2, but provided they turn out all right I'll post them. :)



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My other hang-outs:

:pointr:The Rorschach/Watchmen Kinkmeme:pointl:


:pointr:F for Fanfic: The V for Vendetta fanfiction community:pointl:






Member of:

:iconshadow-gallery: :iconclubv: :iconvforvendettaclub: :iconvforvendetta-club: :icongunga-diner: :iconjeh-fans:


Other cool places: :iconthe-mask-club: :icondigitalpainters:



.:Watchmen:. Stamp by styrecat Rorschach Stamp by picklelova
:thumb119651311: :thumb69517584: Question Authority Stamp by BuckNut


Civil Resistance Stamp by Jhas777



Credits:
Rorschach emote by Smileydesign (Gomotes)
Stamps by picklelova, styrecat, Fedini, grau-gestreift, Jhas777, BuckNut

Not panicking. Really... _

Journal Entry: Mon Mar 15, 2010, 5:36 PM


So, checking up on the C2E2 website, I'm seeing that they're reporting a 50% higher registration rate for its debut this year than the New York Comic Con had in 2006.  Evidently, NYCC had a debut attendance of 33000 people.  Doing a quick bit of math, that means that somewhere around 49,500 people are currently registered, and we're still 5 weeks away.

I am... apprehensive, yet excited.  The last event I attended of comparable nature and size was a Creation Con in LA over 19 years ago(!!!) back when Gene Roddenberry was still alive (and my father still has the scars to prove it ;D ).

I'm already going into a quasi-stress mode about it, just because I've been out of this loop for so long.  It's not the crowds I'm as worried about, as much as logistics and my (irrational) fear of missing something.  C2E2 at least has a zillion maps and reference links, so I can print information to my compulsive heart's content.  I imagine I'll be studying everything I can get my hands on from now-ish until we leave on the 16th.

I did want to ask a couple of questions of more recent convention veterans:  Those who cosplay:  Do you choose one day to do it, or plan on the whole weekend (if you attend the entire event)?  I know some folks out there have multiple costumes, but I'm not among them! xD  And a more general question: Are there any particular con-related highlights or pitfalls nowadays that I should keep an eye out for?  



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My other hang-outs:

:pointr:The Rorschach/Watchmen Kinkmeme:pointl:


:pointr:F for Fanfic: The V for Vendetta fanfiction community:pointl:






Member of:

:iconshadow-gallery: :iconclubv: :iconvforvendettaclub: :iconvforvendetta-club: :icongunga-diner: :iconjeh-fans:


Other cool places: :iconthe-mask-club: :icondigitalpainters:



.:Watchmen:. Stamp by styrecat Rorschach Stamp by picklelova
:thumb119651311: :thumb69517584: Question Authority Stamp by BuckNut


Civil Resistance Stamp by Jhas777



Credits:
Rorschach emote by Smileydesign (Gomotes)
Stamps by picklelova, styrecat, Fedini, grau-gestreift, Jhas777, BuckNut

C2E2 and procrastination

Journal Entry: Thu Feb 4, 2010, 2:56 PM


Okay... looks like I'll be attending C2E2 in Chicago.  It sounds cool, it's close and I can afford it.  :D

I have some work to do on my costume - I'd like to either alter the mask I have or create a second one (thank gawd I've got material left over!), and I'd like to alter the gloves so they fit closer.  I've found it's really frustrating to be wearing gloves and not be able to pick things up because they're just a tad too big. :hmm:  I'll need to check seams for weak spots, and just generally clean things up.  Halloween was pretty easy 'cos it was fairly dark all the time, but this will be a daylight outing!

And one of these days I'll get something more done for my gallery. *sigh*  I've had a drawing half-sketched out for weeks now, but I need to fix the pose and get going on it again.  Stupid procrastination...



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My other hang-outs:

:pointr:The Rorschach/Watchmen Kinkmeme:pointl:


:pointr:F for Fanfic: The V for Vendetta fanfiction community:pointl:






Member of:

:iconshadow-gallery: :iconclubv: :iconvforvendettaclub: :iconvforvendetta-club: :icongunga-diner: :iconjeh-fans:


Other cool places: :iconthe-mask-club: :icondigitalpainters:



.:Watchmen:. Stamp by styrecat Rorschach Stamp by picklelova
:thumb119651311: :thumb69517584: Question Authority Stamp by BuckNut


Civil Resistance Stamp by Jhas777



Credits:
Rorschach emote by Smileydesign (Gomotes)
Stamps by picklelova, styrecat, Fedini, grau-gestreift, Jhas777, BuckNut

Cosplay aspirations

Journal Entry: Sat Jan 16, 2010, 9:56 AM


I'm trying to decide on a convention to attend this year.  I want to cosplay as Rorschach (natch), and I'm looking at ACen 'cos it's close/affordable. Dragon*Con would be my pie-in-the-sky preference if money were no object, but the odds of that one are pretty bad.  Maybe C2E2 would work too, now that I think on it.  David Lloyd is one of the guests, which could be way cool!

Sigh... y'know, it really doesn't help that I'm easily ten years older than most of the fan base out there right now.  Adventuring is much easier when one is younger!  xD




My other hang-outs:

:pointr:The Rorschach/Watchmen Kinkmeme:pointl:


:pointr:F for Fanfic: The V for Vendetta fanfiction community:pointl:





Member of: :iconshadow-gallery: :iconclubv: :iconvforvendettaclub: :iconvforvendetta-club: :icongunga-diner:

Other cool places: :iconthe-mask-club: :icondigitalpainters:



.:Watchmen:. Stamp by styrecat Rorschach Stamp by picklelova
:thumb119651311: :thumb69517584: Question Authority Stamp by BuckNut


Civil Resistance Stamp by Jhas777



Credits:
Rorschach emote by Smileydesign (Gomotes)
Stamps by picklelova, styrecat, Fedini, grau-gestreift, Jhas777, BuckNut

Happy/Blessed/Merry Chanhijrastismasaa!

Journal Entry: Tue Dec 22, 2009, 5:27 PM



:holly:

Whatever you celebrate, whenever you celebrate it, here's hoping it was/is/will be fantastic!  :aww:

:holly:



For the curious, in order of observance:  Chanukkah, Al Hijra, Winter Solstice (Yule), Christmas, Kwanzaa




My other hang-outs:

:pointr:The Rorschach/Watchmen Kinkmeme:pointl:


:pointr:F for Fanfic: The V for Vendetta fanfiction community:pointl:





Member of: :iconshadow-gallery: :iconclubv: :iconvforvendettaclub: :iconvforvendetta-club: :icongunga-diner:

Other cool places: :iconthe-mask-club: :icondigitalpainters:



.:Watchmen:. Stamp by styrecat Rorschach Stamp by picklelova
:thumb119651311: :thumb69517584: Question Authority Stamp by BuckNut


Civil Resistance Stamp by Jhas777



Credits:
Rorschach emote by Smileydesign (Gomotes)
Stamps by picklelova, styrecat, Fedini, grau-gestreift, Jhas777, BuckNut

Thanksgiving

Journal Entry: Thu Nov 26, 2009, 9:07 PM


Appropriately enough, I've been spending the evening thanking people. xD  I fell horrifically behind and had :+fav: messages from all the way back in June.  June!  

*fails at etiquette*  :no:

But really, I do owe a debt of gratitude to several tens of thousands of people here on dA.  When I started out, I had no idea that some of my work would be seen over a thousand times.  Even if the same people visited more than once, it's still over a thousand times!  That's just amazing.

So thank you guys - thanks for dropping by, and commenting, and adding my art and stories into your collections.  I (obviously) don't stay current with all of it, but I want you to know that I really do appreciate it.  :hug:





My other hang-outs:

:pointr:The Rorschach/Watchmen Kinkmeme:pointl:


:pointr:F for Fanfic: The V for Vendetta fanfiction community:pointl:





Member of: :iconshadow-gallery: :iconclubv: :iconvforvendettaclub: :iconvforvendetta-club: :icongunga-diner:

Other cool places: :iconthe-mask-club: :icondigitalpainters:



.:Watchmen:. Stamp by styrecat Rorschach Stamp by picklelova
:thumb119651311: :thumb69517584: Question Authority Stamp by BuckNut


Civil Resistance Stamp by Jhas777



Credits:
Rorschach emote by Smileydesign (Gomotes)
Stamps by picklelova, styrecat, Fedini, grau-gestreift, Jhas777, BuckNut

'Hurm.'

Journal Entry: Wed Oct 28, 2009, 8:06 PM





Costume finished.  Am much relieved.





My other hang-outs:

:pointr:The Rorschach/Watchmen Kinkmeme:pointl:


:pointr:F for Fanfic: The V for Vendetta fanfiction community:pointl:





Member of: :iconshadow-gallery: :iconclubv: :iconvforvendettaclub: :iconvforvendetta-club: :icongunga-diner:

Other cool places: :iconthe-mask-club: :icondigitalpainters:



.:Watchmen:. Stamp by styrecat Rorschach Stamp by picklelova
:thumb119651311: :thumb69517584: Question Authority Stamp by BuckNut


Civil Resistance Stamp by Jhas777



Credits:
Rorschach emote by Smileydesign (Gomotes)
Stamps by picklelova, styrecat, Fedini, grau-gestreift, Jhas777, BuckNut

  • Listening to: Whores and politicians shouting &quot;Save us!&amp

Ohai, stranger...

Journal Entry: Thu Sep 3, 2009, 7:19 PM


Egad, the last journal entry was in May... :disbelief:

Well.  

Obviously, fandom has shifted. I've been writing for Watchmen, but the bulk of it has been either highly improbable bromancy slash, obscure inside jokes or odd drabbles, so I haven't posted a whole lot anywhere except for the Watchmen Kinkmeme (v. 2.0) where one can write utter insanity/drivel under the cover of anonymity.  ;P

I'll go ahead and date this post for the next god-awful stretch of time until I update again and say that I'm working on a costume for Halloween.


Three guesses.  :XD:



And that's about it.  Until next time!  :wave:





My other hang-outs:

:pointr:The Rorschach/Watchmen Kinkmeme:pointl:


:pointr:F for Fanfic: The V for Vendetta fanfiction community:pointl:





Member of: :iconshadow-gallery: :iconclubv: :iconvforvendettaclub: :iconvforvendetta-club: :icongunga-diner:

Other cool places: :iconthe-mask-club: :icondigitalpainters:



.:Watchmen:. Stamp by styrecat Rorschach Stamp by picklelova
:thumb119651311: :thumb69517584: Question Authority Stamp by BuckNut


Civil Resistance Stamp by Jhas777



Credits:
Rorschach emote by Smileydesign (Gomotes)
Stamps by picklelova, styrecat, Fedini, grau-gestreift, Jhas777, BuckNut

  • Listening to: Assemblage 23
  • Drinking: tea