So I haven't done all that well with my resolution to post more. I have no excuse other than extreme laziness.
Frankly it's only going to get worse since a) my copy of Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning will be arriving early next week along with b) my copies of Mass Effect 1 & 2 in preparation for the release of c) Mass Effect 3. Also d) we've already begun initial preparation for our group costume for CON*vergence this July.
We decided on Fairy Tale Sith for our group costume, so there's been quite a bit of brainstorming and concept wrangling. I thought I had my concept cemented and was smug with my plan to "get better at buying things" then I started looking at images and patterns and yeah. I've got some sewing to do.
I picked Little Red Riding Hood and am going to be relying heavily on the visuals from the recent movie starring Plate Face. The movie might not have been very good, but it was visually stunning.
As a group, we're wrangling about what sort of lightsaber replicas we want to use. The really awesome one, the ultimate FX ones, don't retract, so that seems to be asking for trouble and/or breakage when one of my other utility belt items will be a flask. On the other hand, most of the retractable ones look totally cheap jack and I hate that.
Is a real, affordable lightsaber so much to ask, science?
What else... As you all saw, I finally finished the story that ate my life for like 10 months. I'm not sure if I've ever worked on a story for that long, but I feel sort of adrift now, like I'm forgetting to do something now that I don't have to work on it.
I've been poking through my unfinished story file on googledocs, trying to pick what to work on next. I know duckduck
would like me to work on the CSI:Miami/Sports Night story. And I just found some handwritten notes for the Saved by the Bell/Doogie Howser story that reminded me how much I love that crack addled bullshit.