Checking In

Sorry for the radio silence. Had a bit of an Introvert Meltdown earlier this month, on top of hitting the ground running on some new costumes for this year’s Fan Expo. I started the costuming incredibly late this year, so I’ve been spending most of my time working on them.

I have been taking snaps as I go, but as the stuff I’ve been working on has been stuff previously covered (pants, shirts, etc.) I decided to skip reporting on those.

I do have 2 posts started – on for a new clothing piece, the other for the first of the three costumes – but haven’t actually sat down to finish them.

I will try and find the time in the next couple of weeks, but as Fan Expo is just under two weeks away and I have quite a bit of work to do, I might not be able to get them up before then.

See you guys soon!

Night of Writing Dangerously 2017

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(Timmy and I at NOWD 2016)

Back in June I got an email from NaNoWriMo informing me that the time to raise funds for The Night of Writing Dangerously was nigh upon us.

I admit that I was completely torn, knowing that getting back to San Francisco might not be in the budget this year. I created the page anyway, and after 21 days of sitting on it, I’ve decided to go for it.

If I hit the minimum goal for RSVP ($275 before August 1, $300 after), I will figure out the logistics of making it to the event; if I don’t, them I won’t have to. Nothing ventured, nothing gained, after all.

So here’s the official link to donate to NOWD, and help me raise funds for NaNo’s Young Writer’s Program.

https://www.classy.org/fundraise?fcid=1015148

If you can’t donate, please help spread the word!

🙂

Take Me Out to the Ball Game…

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Few weekends back, I got the opportunity to go to a Jays game with my mom, my aunt, a couple of cousins, and some friends. I was dumb in that I’d known about this outing for at least a month or two before hand, and it never ocurred to me to make Timmy a jersey or ball cap. Once Fan Expo stuff has been taken care of, you better believe I’ll be fixing that.

The game was against the Yankees, and we ended up losing, alas.

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The Last Minute!

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Yep, I went and left things to the very last minute this year. I’d meant to get things rolling back in May, but it was a rough month. Then around the time I’d been seriously planning on starting near the beginning of June, we had company show up, which meant keeping the sewing supplies hidden for the weekend. I finally got it all set up last week, and my first order of business was to sort out this whole jacket thing.

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Costume Throw-Back: Rebel Pilot Timmy

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I meant to post this on Star Wars Day, since it was a Thursday, and coincided with TBT, but alas, the day got away from me, and then the week was gone, and now here we are, two weeks after the fact. Sadface.

The third and final costume for Fan Expo 2013 was the Rebel Pilot. I’m incredibly proud of this costume, as it is the most complex out of all the costumed I’ve made so far, in terms of, well, everything.

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Having Fun in K-Town

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I reconnected with my friend, Michelle, back in March at a youth retreat and we’ve hung out a few times since then. Considering that we’re both introverts, this is cool and a bit of a big deal for me, because all of the people I used to hang out with were extroverts, and they were a bit over-bearing and smothering.

The best thing to come from this, for me, has been a broadening of my cultural palate. I’ve had a passing interest in reading manga, but it’s never really taken hold for me. I have a couple of Legend of Zelda manga kicking around but I’ve never read them.

Somehow, I tripped over Fruits Basket, and instead of shelling out the money to buy them at Chapters, Michelle’s been lending them to me. This exchange of manga has been the catalyst for most of our get-togethers, as she gives me the next volumes and I return the ones I’ve read.

Our meetings have also brought us to Koreatown in downtown Toronto. The first time we visited, it wasn’t until the trip home again that I realized that I should’ve brought Timmy with me, so the second time we went, last week, I made sure to bring the little dude with me.

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Checking In

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I’ve spent the last few weeks brainstorming ideas for costumes and blog topics.

I still haven’t had a chance to sit down and mess around with the Smart Plastic, but I hope to, soon.

I’ve come up with some more costume ideas, and even have some ideas on how I’m going to execute a couple of them. When I get back to a computer I’ll add a new page with a compiled list of  costumes, old and new. That’ll be easier to maintain, and nicer to look at than a sticky post   EDIT: Here we go!  🙂

I’m planning to document my Smart Plastic trials, so watch this space to join me in the journey.

See you soon!