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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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: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
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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:





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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

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:





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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

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:





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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

'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:





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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

  • Listening to: Whores and politicians shouting "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:





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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

  • Listening to: Assemblage 23
  • Drinking: tea

Feature #8

Journal Entry: Thu May 7, 2009, 4:38 PM


More fanart from around DeviantArt:


Featured "V for Vendetta" Art:



"V Portrait" by :iconserpentdoness: serpentdoness
V portrait by serpentdoness

"November 6th" by :iconradulan: Radulan
november 6th by Radulan

"Misfits and Monsters: V" by :icon13thewicked13: 13TheWicked13


"ideas are bulletproof" by :iconengelasche: engelasche
ideas are bulletproof by engelasche

"vote Guy Fawkes" by :iconjake-the-mistake: Jake-the-Mistake
vote Guy Fawkes by Jake-the-Mistake

"v" by :iconracuntikus: racuntikus
v by racuntikus




My other primary hang-out:
:pointr:F for Fanfic: The V for Vendetta fanfiction community:pointl:



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Settling in again

Journal Entry: Tue Apr 14, 2009, 5:44 PM


Huzzah, the Muse awakes again!  :boogie:

No telling how long it will take me to complete anything, but I've got a chibi mini-comic in progress, an idea for a portrait-ish image of Evey, inspiration from an author on FFnet who's doing an intriguing series of word-prompt shorts (for "Watchmen", but it could easily be translated to VfV), and a completely insane impulse to create a Minor Arcana set to complete my VfV Tarot (which is badly in need of neatening, but that's a whole other issue...)  

I'm guessing it's all due to a combination of work going well (so far, knock on wood!) and the weather warming up again.  I don't know about anyone else out there, but I turn into a complete slug during winter.  x-P

Here's hoping all your Muses are doing well and rarin' to go! :)



My other primary hang-out:
:pointr:F for Fanfic: The V for Vendetta fanfiction community:pointl:



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I'm not dead...

Journal Entry: Sat Mar 28, 2009, 8:31 PM


...RL just has the Muse a bit worn out.  The job is going well, but it's sort of eating the rest of my life at the moment.  I walk at least 3/4 of a mile every day (the place is huge and consists of multiple buildings) and at any given moment there are at least three different projects going.  :faint:

Which is all just a long-winded way of saying I haven't been able to write or draw anything new of note for some time, but I'm still here. xP




My other primary hang-out:
:pointr:F for Fanfic: The V for Vendetta fanfiction community:pointl:



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A public service message of the geek kind

Journal Entry: Sat Mar 7, 2009, 7:05 AM


[Edited slightly]

To anyone thinking of seeing "Watchmen" who has not read the graphic novel:

Read it first.

The film was made for fans, and you will miss important details.  I initially said it would cause you to get lost if you hadn't read it, but that's not necessarily true.  But I still say you'll get confused at points.  xD


I loved it, btw, but I'm waiting to discuss it 'til more people have either seen it or decided not to.

That is all.



(please be sure not to post spoilers in the comments!  kthxbai)





My other primary hang-out:
:pointr:F for Fanfic: The V for Vendetta fanfiction community:pointl:



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Oy...

Journal Entry: Sun Mar 1, 2009, 8:30 AM


Ok - I know full well that my fandom isn't exactly popular, and that there will be a tapering off of art/stories/whatever in said fandom as time passes (I myself am guilty of it.)  

However - That does not mean I don't get irritated when my "V for Vendetta" search feed brings up all sorts of random shyte that gets caught up in the search because someone put the words "v for vendetta" (or "v", or "vendetta"...) in their description.

I can't tell you how many times I've looked at a feed and uttered a brief "WTF? :O_o:" at some weird scribble that only showed up in the search because the description said "OMG I just got done watching V for Vendetta it's teh AWESOME and oh by the way here's a stupid picture I drew 'cos my roommate made me HAHAHAHAHAHA"

...

*headdesk*

I so wish there was a way to filter those out.

:disbelief:



My other primary hang-out:
:pointr:F for Fanfic: The V for Vendetta fanfiction community:pointl:



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Update and Feature #8

Journal Entry: Thu Jan 22, 2009, 11:01 AM


Well, things will be changing for me in a little under two weeks.  My old job petered out, which was bad, but the new job I landed pays better, so I can live with it.  ;D  I have absolutely no idea what it's going to do to my so-called free time, or how well I'll like it, or what.  But believe me, I'm happy to have it and I'll be doing my best to make it all work out. :phew:

Meanwhile, it's time for another feature. :)


Featured "V for Vendetta" Art:


"V" by :iconclemrusty:clemrusty:
:thumb109491710:

"Codename V for Vendetta" by :icontherenderer:TheRenderer:
Codename V for Vendetta by TheRenderer

"V" by :iconpredator-fan:predator-fan:
V by predator-fan

(these next two are digital works!)
"v for vendetta" by :iconnseiken:nseiken:
:thumb108193137:

"You may call me V: by :iconhalfbakedone:Halfbakedone:
You may call me V by Halfbakedone

"wind whispers." by :iconm0thart:M0THart:
:thumb107735435:





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



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New Year

Journal Entry: Tue Dec 30, 2008, 7:22 AM


Well, here we are approaching 2009.  I have a cold.  Hooray.  :XD:

A couple of years ago, for various reasons, I shifted my observance of the New Year to November 5th.  It's still working quite well for me, so this time of the year is actually something of a non-event.  ;P  However, I know that most other people do put a lot of significance on Dec. 31st - Jan. 1st, so I wish y'all a happy, healthy, prosperous new year that's exciting for all the right reasons.  :love:

If you make resolutions, I wish you the best of luck with them.  Just remember:  Lofty goals are admirable, but it's only impressive if they're actually attainable. ;)  Baby steps will get you there!  :D





My other primary hang-out:
:pointr:F for Fanfic: The V for Vendetta fanfiction community:pointl:



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All Of The Above

Journal Entry: Sat Dec 20, 2008, 3:32 PM

:holly::snowflake::holly::snowflake::holly:




Whatever it is you celebrate this time of year, may it be wonderful.  

:love:





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China has banned DeviantART.

Journal Entry: Wed Dec 17, 2008, 5:15 PM

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Civil Resistance Stamp by Jhas777




I'm behind in learning about this, but perhaps I'm not the only one.

Evidently the Chinese government has decided that this place is unsuitable for its citizens to access.  > news.deviantart.com/article/65… <

Above and beyond my fondness for the characters, this is just one of many reasons I am a fan of V for Vendetta and Alan Moore.

The story is not just a work of fiction with "hawt" main characters; it deals with very real issues that have happened throughout history and continue to happen to this day.  It is both a warning and a comfort, because although it reminds us of the monstrosities we're capable of, its existence means that at least some places still allow some freedom of expression.

We must not take anything for granted, no matter where we live or how things have been in the past.  We are all responsible for our future.



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Update and Feature #7

Journal Entry: Mon Dec 8, 2008, 9:21 AM

~ FAN ART LINKS ~

:bulletred: Fan Art Love Collaboration Project: Go contribute!

:bulletred: Fan Art Forum


The good news is, I finished another drawing.  :w00t:  

The bad news is, it's a gift and I have to wait until Christmas to post it.  :hmm:

There's a holiday-ish story in my head that wants to come out, so hopefully I'll get that done soon.  And in the meantime, I feel like doing another feature.  There are still lots of works out there that need more love.  :love:


Featured "V for Vendetta" Art:


"Process her." by :iconfoxybcosplay::
'Process her.' by foxybcosplay

Natalie by :iconthroughxrayeyes::
Natalie by throughxrayeyes

God is in the Rain. by :iconaylie::
God is in the Rain. by aylie

Reborn by :iconsaniika::
Reborn by saniika

just a kiss and I'm gone. by :iconsilverleopard::
just a kiss and I'm gone. by Silverleopard





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  • Drinking: anything WARM... *shivers*

Doing a bit of branching

Journal Entry: Mon Dec 1, 2008, 9:01 PM

~ FAN ART LINKS ~

:bulletred: Fan Art Love Collaboration Project: Go contribute!

:bulletred: Fan Art Forum


[Not V-related, apologies in advance ^^;]

Well, thanks to the economy being what it is, I've been looking for ways to put my "hobbies"  (oh, such an innocuous name for something that occupies so much of my time!) to a slightly more gainful use.

I can't sell my V fanart - aside from the legal prohibitions, I just can't bring myself to do it.   What I've done instead is branch into another genre I've been interested in, namely Steampunk.  I've begun creating a number of Steampunk/Victoriana/Fantasy accessories and featuring them on this account:

:icontempusfrangit:TempusFrangit


If you feel inclined to have a look, please do so - and while I'm pimping, I should also mention the Steampunk club on dA as well:  

:iconsteampunk-club:Steampunk-club

There is some Seriously.  Awesome.  Stuff.  out there.  :D


Whew - thank you if you stuck with this all the way through!  :phew:  I am now returning to my reassuringly V-centric holiday plans.  :plotting:


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Finally drawing again!

Journal Entry: Thu Nov 27, 2008, 11:32 AM

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:bulletred: Fan Art Love Collaboration Project: Go contribute!

:bulletred: Fan Art Forum


Gah... I know that the Tarot project at least counts for "visual art", but it still wasn't drawing.  I feel much better now.  ^_^

Holiday madness has well and truly begun.  I have some plans in place, but not nearly enough.  Ah, well...




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Housekeeping

Journal Entry: Sun Nov 16, 2008, 4:20 PM

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:bulletred: Fan Art Love Collaboration Project: Go contribute!

:bulletred: Fan Art Forum


I finally went through and put my own watermarks on the rest of my artwork so they don't have the ginormous dA logo across them anymore!

:faint:

Never.  Again.   Gah. :disbelief:

I also fixed the links to peahopeless' stories that are attached to some of my drawings, so they'll lead to the right place once again.  :)

My life has become... interesting on a few fronts, so my artwork production is still stuttering.  Well, that's not entirely true - I do have something in the works.  It's just for Christmas, so it's not going to be posted here for a while yet! :lol:  I've at least been writing as I can, so that's been helpful.

In other news, :iconbdunn1342: drew this for me 'cos I caught her 6000th pageview:

A Vaticination... by bdunn1342

*does happy dance*  :boogie:


So.  Work continues.  :work:  We'll see what comes of it! :XD:




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