tenel_ka: ([ cosplay - ophelia ])
Everyone else is doing it -- so what better way to coordinate! XD I figure I will fill this in for me and Nate since pretty much every single costume I have planned for 2012 somehow goes with a costume he has planned for 2012 EXCEPT FOR ONE SINGLE COSTUME, which I will note, lololol.

SO MANY PHOTOS? Monkey Island?! The Warriors?! PROFESSAH?! )

That was... so incoherent.
tenel_ka: ([ smt - jack frost ])
Things I have been putting off: posting the rest of the Dragon*Con photos, working on costumes, responding to LJ and dA comments, painting the 80+ pegs I need to paint for MAGFest which is at the beginning of 2012, cleaning anything and everything, rearranging things I want to rearrange, selling lots of old stuff, finding all the stuff I want to give away, RP, everything ever.

Now, I am a lazy person and I will admit that, but for the past couple months, all I have done is sleep - no real video game time, no crafting time, just couch + tv + blanket. And that is not like me. This is one of the reasons I didn't finish everything I wanted to finish for Dragon*Con. This is one of the reasons I have gotten absolutely nothing done since Dragon*Con. I get home from work and sleep. On the weekends, Nate comes over and we watch something and then I would say I needed a nap and sleep for five hours.

I even put off writing this damn post for six days. Every single day it was, "I will do it in a bit." And then I slept.

I finally went to the doctor last week and they did blood work. They called me Friday to tell me that everything looks fine except my white blood cell count is high, meaning my body is trying to fight off some sort of virus. Cool story bro. So, I'm going back tomorrow (they are supposedly running more tests) to let them know my head and neck and the upper portion of my back have been hurting like a bitch.

This weekend, after I did my two exams on Saturday morning, Nate stole me and brought me to a town about an hour south of where I live to a hotel. He wanted me to relax and not be stressed about all the shit I still need to get done and whatever is wrong with me and all that jazz, which I was very grateful for. We ended up at a Wal-Mart Supercenter at 11pm last night to get dinner (since I had slept from like... 6pm to 9pm :|) and we bought food and a nerf blaster and Halloween plates and went back to the hotel room and he shot nerf discs and I looked at a cookbook full of recipes you use lots of cream cheese in.

(Seriously, we went to a state park on Sunday and walked a trail that was 0.3 miles around a pond. We even stopped and sat down near the pond a couple times to look for turtles. After we finished this trail, I collapsed in the car. >| 0.3 miles. With stops.)

There are two things - media-wise - that have been keeping me sane. One is Foster the People. I kept hearing "Pumped Up Kicks" on the radio and I was all, "That song is kind of cool." So I went to Amazon and listened to samples of the rest of the album. It sounded alright. I needed new music so I said what the hell and bought it and it has been a lot better than I thought it would be.

The other thing... Avatar: The Last Airbender. This is one of those shows that I've always meant to watch. Then it showed up on Netflix's Instant Watch and I added it to my list. Erin, Ronnie, Jeremy, Roger, Beth and Denis were talking about it on Twitter awhile back and I thought, "Oh hey, that's on my list." Nate hadn't watched it yet either. So him and I started it. Aaaaaaaand pretty much got sucked in. Now, we started out both loving Zuko dearly because he was a bitch.

Buuuuuut, after the whole series we had three new MVPs.



We couldn't resist Iroh's awesomeness, Sokka's... Sokkaness, and Suki's kickassery. Plus, you know how I feel about warrior ladiezzzz and their completely doofy boys with lol so so amazing jokes.

So next year, along with the giant Avatar group Erin started talking about on Twitter, Nate and I are really effing excited to be putting these together for Dragon*Con 2012:



Nate knows he's gonna do WARRIOR SOKKAAAAAAAA, but he hasn't decided if he's gonna do the helmet yet or the awesome facepaint he wears in like one whole episodeeee (see inset, hehe). The facepaint would hide the fact that he is almost as pasty white as me, so there is that. Plus, it looks slick.

But yeah, that show has been a big part of me not just being a complete lump. I've watched the whole thing and love it to pieces.

(We're planning on doing this costume set at some point too, okay:



YUP.)

I am trying to finish my D*C photos and everything. SOON I PROMISE. ;-; Hopefully something good happens at the doctor's office tomorrow.
tenel_ka: ([ teevee - maurice ])
So I am slowly but surely working through Sunday photos from Dragon*Con. There are roughly 150 that will most likely be going in the Sunday recap so I need to crop/resize/fix some coloring in all them and, of course, write all the rambly rambles that go with them so it's taking me longer than I want it to. :|

I did put this up on deviantART a couple weeks ago. We both had a lot of fun making this costume (and he had fun making and derping around with those flipping amphistaffs lol) and I was really happy to get this shot of it. I was hobbling around in highly obnoxious boots that morning but I was like, "NO LET'S GO OVER HERE GO UP THOSE STAIRS" so he grabs his amphistaffs and skips on over and I'm all, *step step drag feet skitter stumble* "OKAY HERE I AM"~

There are obviously not 17 amphistaffs on him like there are in the book, but there was no way he would have been able to get anywhere with 17. The three he had were being difficult enough, lol. THOSE CHEEKY LITTLE BITCHES.

He's also going to fix his boots so they stay up on his legs (they did at the start and then just... stopped cooperating as the morning went on) and he wants to wear this again at some point, but here it is like it was at D*C after he had been putzing around in it for the giant EU shoot. XD


Jacen Solo - Traitor by ~holler-you-home on deviantART


MORE STAR WARS INSANITY WHEN I GET THE SUNDAY PHOTOS DONE (also lots of Long Walk insanity, regular tipsy insanity, more derp and some fun costumes I saw on Sunday <3333). :O

(Also, making this nasty tunic thing was good practice for a costume of his he's planning for next year! His will be much easier than mine though, lololol. XD)
tenel_ka: ([ cosplay - mcvries ])
LE CON OF DRAGONS.

So this report will be shorter than all my other D*C reports most likely. The con was effing packed, esp. on Saturday, and I didn't do much in the way of panels and all that jazz. Plus, we brought nine costumes so a lot of it was either chilling in the room getting ready/being lazy and watching D*C TV or being dorks and taking pictures of the crap we put work into, haha~ XD I didn't even make it into the Dealer's Hall (expect for two seconds to get water) or the Exhibitor's Halls (except for a quick walk around one of them to help Ashley look for something). I went in the art show for a couple minutes to look at Erin's table. Besides those, I didn't use my badge for anything except one Star Wars panel. WHOOPS. Well, okay, and to get into the other hotels later in the evening since you needed your badge to do that - BUT YEAH~ ON WITH IT. :3


LOOK AT THAT LACK OF BADGE LINE, HOLY CRAP.


Wednesday, August 31 - Thursday, September 1 )

THANKS TO HOMEWORK, I've had a crap chance to write my con report -- meaning the longer it takes to get written, the less I remember. I AM TRYING AS HARD AS I CAN THOUGH. :3

More soon!
tenel_ka: ([ sw - just like that ])
Between the 9038490283490824957437 costume things we're trying to get done for Dragon*Con, Nate and I decided we're going to do a project of the photo-ly type (which will get done in... forever from now, most likely :|).

While going through our boxes of costume junk looking for pieces we would need for this year, we cackled at all the Jacen and Tenel Ka costume action spilling from the boxes (not to mention we're both bringing two new costumes each of them-thar-darlings this year). We talked about taking all the costumes (including the new ones and a couple we're planning on putting together) and creating a set of photos that sort of follows the timeline of the two of them -- beginning with a photo of little woodsy Jacen and ending with a photo of stoic bitch Tenel Ka many years later. I won't bore you with the loljuicy (not really) details of all the middle photos - it'll make sense one day when we actually start taking them all. I HOPE. D:

WE GOT THE FIRST ONE TAKEN THOUGH -- and this is where WE NEEEEEEEED YOUR HELPS.

On Saturday, we went to a park nearby and headed up one of the trails, straying off of it (and Nate pushing old spider webs out of the way while I squealed mercilessly and tried to deal with it LIKE A BOSS) just to get to this amazing little grove area to take the first photo in - little nature boy teenage dirtbag Jacen Solo. Nate was a super sport and even took his frickin' shoes off. I was stupid and wore shorts. I have sixteen mosquito bites on my legs.

We also saw a frog.


Nate got so giddy - "OHHHH IT'S A FROG! LOOK. AT. HIM!" -- this is the same park we were walking through last fall when he started telling me about the mating habits of frogs.

Anyways, I snapped as many pictures as I could while feeling sweat drip down my back and swatting bugs away from my pasty legs (uggggh summertime) and hoped we got something passable. COME TO FIND OUT WE MIGHT HAVE.

Two of the photos are under the cut below. Nate said the first one could work cause he's smiling and looking down and being awkward - which definitely works. But the second one got me because the angle makes him look smaller (do you know how hard it is to make a 6'4", 24 year old look like he's a decade younger? IT'S IMPOSSIBLE) -- and that Zoolander expression on his face said EAGER TINY JOKE-TELLING JACEN to me for some reason. I don't know. I like both and we can't decide which one to make the FIRST PHOTO OF THE JACEN/TENEL KA PHOTO PROJECT OF DOOOOOOOM!

KJKSJFKSJ DECISION. I haven't done anything to these pictures except resizing them and knocking the contrast up a bit - so picture them a lot fancier or something lololol okay wat )

WHAT TO DO?

I just rambled I need to go to sleep.

(How out of it I am: Jacen Solo needs a "Honey Badger don't give a shit" shirt. I'm assigning memes to all the Star Wars characters. D:)
tenel_ka: ([ movies - mortals ])
So Tuesday happened to be the two year anniversary of my first date with Nate, which is crazy because it seems like yesterday I met him for the first time and he had just graduated from college. And he was telling me that the black t-shirt he was wearing was his only clean t-shirt and it was covered in fur from his parent's cats. I kind of adored him after that, I will admit. I AM SUCH A CAT LADY. D:

We went out to dinner and it was nice so we drove around a little with the windows open (I wish the weather was breezy and 70 degrees allllll the tiiiiime). We ended up near Micro Center which is this huuuuuge computer/electronics store and Nate was freaking out about it cause he had never been inside. He was all, "CAN WE GO? ;-;" I said yes, of course, we can. I had crazy flashbacks because last time I had been in that store was with my Dad and that was forever ago. I ended up getting him a Micro Center mousepad to send him cause I remember how nerdy he got in that store, much like Nate was acting oh my goodness.

Him: "LOOK AT THESE CABLES. AND OMG THEY HAVE A WHOLE GAMING SECTION, HEATHER--"
Me: "-- let's save the gaming section for last."
Him: "GOOD IDEAAAA. OH MAN, LOOK AT ALL THESE TYPES OF BATTERIES-- I JUST-- LAPTOP F-- CLEARANCE STUFF--!!"

It was like an adorable 6'3" kid in a candy store.

To match the Gentleman Octopus he got me for Christmas, he got me a Sombrero Octopus (THE MOUSTACHES I CAN'T RESIST HOW CUTE)! He also found a necklace of a robot holding a heart that sort of matches the one I made him out of sculpey last year. I made him wooden peg robots this year so next year I will have to think of something crazy~ XD

Speaking of bots, zhobot.net's (which is turning a year old soon!) forum has a logo! We might be looking for a new theme though... so I will update on that later. ALSO MAYBE UPDATES ON WEIRD PEG THINGS I MADE. Hehe. I had been having too much fun with peg people. Also, with chainmail jewelry. o_o
tenel_ka: ([ boys - leto ])
Last Wednesday was the 30 Seconds to Mars concert and OH MY GOODNESS. I was like, "lol okay going to see 30 Seconds to Mars cool yayyyyyyy" cause I have liked them since their first album and I've always had my girlcrush on Jared Leto and all that jazz. But seriously, that concert was amazing and CHANGED MY LIFE OR SOME NONSENSE. Kings and Queens came on the radio today and I wanted to burst out in tears of happy cause it made me think of how awesome it was live with all the people they brought up on stage. Everyone in the audience just seemed so together.

I was prepared to be absolutely annoyed at the audience singing everything cause Jared likes to let the audience sing. But it worked. I was also prepared for a semi-crap concert. All the reviews I read of some of the previous recent shows were all, "ugh the band seems tired. jared lets the audience sing everything. they have no energy anymore."

But they floored me with how excited they were. Jared was running around and spinning in circles and going crazy and Tomo was Tomo (aka crazy-awesome) and Shannon was killing the drums so hard. Here is the panoramic photo they took at our show (Jared and Shannon - Tomo is in the lower right, lololol) with a guy they pulled up on stage. Jared pulled him up cause his mohawk was awesome and reminded him of the mohawk he used to have.

There are empty seats in the back cause Jared saw empty space on the floor and invited "anyone who wants to" down to the floor. People rushed. XDDDD

Nate and I were up on the right side of the stage. The view was awesome and we were satisfied. But then they got to "The Kill" which is one of my favorite 30STM's songs and Jared came into the audience two rows ahead of us - the fangirl inside of me exploded.

AND SOMEONE GOT VIDEO:



You can see me and Nate around 2:00 - 2:20 right at the top of the screen. We're both like "DUUUUHHHHHHHH" and I'm trying to snap a photo with my cell (I have a black shirt on and a white shirt draped over my shoulder). I grin like a d-bag, give a WOOOOO! and then as he wanders off you can see me pretty much watching him like this: O__________O

Basically, "IS THIS REAL LIFE?"

Nate was doing the same thing. After he walked off we looked at each other and were both like, "JDFKAJIJDIOEHFJIEF HE WAS RIGHT THERE HAHAHA DUDE~"

Bottom line = I still love 30 Seconds to Mars no matter how many times they are labeled as an LOLOLOL EMO BANNNNDDDDDDDD. XDDDDDD

Also, the second photo for second Centuria Challenge game is done!


Game 2 - ToeJam and Earl by ~holler-you-home on deviantART


I made Earl and Nate made ToeJam. Our absolute favorite thing in the game is when they dance with the hula girls so our photo had to relate to that somehow. XDDDDD
tenel_ka: ([ king - sowisa ])
I haven't been able to sit down and catch up with anything here lately. Between running back and forth to the vet for the kitty (some little darling had to go on a diet to hopefully break up bladder stones so she doesn't need surgery *crosses fingers*), finishing up a project at work and moving a couple things around to try to make a better craft/costuming workspace for myself, I haven't been able to keep up with anything else.

Nate and I have also been trying to make zhobot.net and the forum two cohesive things which we haven't achieved yet because we are lazy slugs. We also need to get the photo gallery and shop up running on z.net too, which hasn't been done either. Hehe.

Then of course, the Video Game World had to go and release Portal 2 AND Mortal Kombat on THE SAME DAY. Not to mention I am still chugging through Fallout: New Vegas (have I mentioned how much I love/hate/love the White Glove Society?) and we rented Army of Two: The 40th Day from Gamefly so the television is my BFF right now. I CAN'T GET AWAYYYYYYY--

(Also, we finished Game #2 in the Centuria Challenge! Only 98 more to go!)

I need to catch up on LJ and RP and all kinds of stuff-- not to mention updating websites and making a logo for the board which I've been telling myself to do every day FOR WEEKS NOW.

In other lol news, I think my Dragon*Con 2011 costume lineup might be somewhat finalized. You know this changes 900982390482309482034.7 times throughout the year but I need to hurry up and get it set asap since it's already almost May(!!!!!) - how is that even possible what is this

Nate has his heart set on a Traitor!Jacen Solo costume and we've been brainstorming amphistaff ideas (I get stupid giddy every time he mentions this costume, STUPID GIDDY) - the thing he's debating the most though is if he should go with trying to make a robeskin + amphistaffs (what Jacen's wearing in the book) as opposed to going with the gray jumpsuit (that Jacen is wearing in everything else including the action figure) + amphistaffs. He is debating with himself here and would appreciate any input on the matter. I keep thinking about it and I don't know which one would work better. IDEAS? Thankyousomuchinadvance~ <33333 XD
tenel_ka: ([ sw - royal pain in the ])
The subject line. Nate said that to me this weekend. I was all, "WHAT? NO."


Tenel Ka Djo Costume - Tempest by ~holler-you-home on deviantART


Some junk from this weekend (since I did the asscape surgery and kind of fixed the purple top). It's not as easy to shove my arm behind my back with those scales on, which is the reason why I'm aiming right side out in pretty much 85% of the shots in this set and the four I picked out for this thing were all that side. XD

Hoping to get all the passable ones onto flickr this weekend, hahah~ then I can move on to other costume projects! Like helping Nate somehow create amphistaffs for his sudden new D*C addition-to-his-lineup he is excited for, which is Traitor!Jacen. Sadly, I don't think I can con him into the skirt/robeskin - he'll probably do the action figure version with the jumpsuit.

Saw Wimpy Kid 2 earlier tonight. I am in love with those books and now the movies too. Rodrick = lololol <3. And I think I'm about to beat Ghost Trick - I will hopefully have that beat by later tonight!

ALSO GONNA BE KIND OF LAZY THIS WEEKEND I AM EXCITE.

Oh dear.

Mar. 9th, 2011 11:46 pm
tenel_ka: ([ sn - swan song ])
So I got a new camera last weekend. Then I did lots of homework (with Nate's help - dear Physics, I hate you, that's all). Then we saw [livejournal.com profile] lusa_thul and goofed off. And you know how we roll when we goof off.


HERE IS A CAT.


HERE IS A ME AND THAT ONE DUDE (HE SCURES ME).


HERE IS A [livejournal.com profile] lusa_thul. (P.S. to said [livejournal.com profile] lusa_thul - I am editing the rest of the photos and they should be up on my flickr this weekend. I have been editing them to fix some coloring/light issues. <3)


No really, you know whenever Emily and I get in the same space we always goof off with cameras and costumes and crap. Since I didn't get any shots of that Tenel Ka outfit besides random ones at con after doing those damn scales, I wanted to get a couple this past weekend. Emily offered to take pictures if Nate wanted to throw on a Jacen outfit. He did and we got a couple photos. THEN I LOOKED AT THEM.

Now, me being the tool that I am looked at these pictures and thought of 9234209.8 things I wanted to do to fix this costume. One of the asscapes looks funny (you can't see it in that photo CAUSE IT MADE ME ANGRY), I need to fix some stuff on the sleeves and give them more depth, remake the purple top to better accommodate the scales and make a freaking belt. Maybe a small scale addition too. SO I'LL HAVE THAT DONE BY THE END OF THE MONTH. And then I'll take final THIS SHIT IS FINALLY DONE MY HANDS AREN'T CUT UP FROM SCALES ANYMORE BUT I LOVE THEM celebration pictures and be finished with the 938492084.873 revisions I have done to that costume since however many years ago when I originally made it. XD

THEN we went to the magical park and I got a bunch of shots of Emily in her femme!Who which I love - also, I do not have the patience for that. She knitted that whole scarf, girl, I was like WORK IT (been watching to much RuPaul's Drag Race, sorry bros).

Also at the park, we finally got our first shot for the Centuria Challenge!


Lillian Prune. Psycho bitch? From Game #1 - Laura Bow: The Colonel's Bequest


ONE GAME AND ONE PHOTO DOWN. 99 MORE GAMES/PHOTOS TO GO! For more info on this adventure, check this!

GAME OVER.

Jan. 31st, 2011 12:46 am
tenel_ka: ([ boys - l/l ])
So Nate made a mistake by introducing me to Death Note. There are certain animes I love and it really takes a lot for me to get into one. If I don't like it by the first/maybe second episode -- if it doesn't catch me -- then I can't watch the rest even if it gets completely awesome later. I'M WEIRD. :( Or just picky about watching things.

One day Nate was all, "I think if you enjoy the craziness, intensity and twists of 9 Hours, 9 Persons, 9 Doors then you would like Death Note."

Now I had heard of Death Note before, but didn't know anything about it and hadn't seen it. I knew the fans were rabid (not that that is bad all the time), lol. But I said, "I LIKE CRAZINESS, I'LL TRY IT. SURE."

So the first episode I thought, "Okay, premise is pretty neat. Let's see where they go." Also, Ryuk wins everything. By the second episode I was almost ready to sail this ship. By the third I was on the front of the ship with my arms out like flippin' Titanic. MY HEART WILL GO ON, AMITIRE?

If you told me, "There is a whole episode of this anime where all that happens is this dude tries to get this chick's names and you will love it." I would've told you, "LOLOLOL STFU WHATEVER. DISLIKE."

But that episode had me chewing my fingers cause I had already chewed my fingernails off on the episode before. Light + Death Note = total justice dealing dickface. I LOVE IT.

We're on episode 19 right now and things are getting even more crazy, which I thought wasn't possible, but apparently it is.

I kept saying to Nate, "OH GOD. I BET THE L/LIGHT SLASH ON THE INTERWEBS IS ABUNDANT. OH YES. OH MAAAAN." And he keeps laughing about it. I also keep saying that he should cosplay as Light. He's tall, he can easily pass for high school/college age when he shaves and he always wears nice outfits (plus I would just like to make the Death Note, lol) -- then I started in with the "I WILL COSPLAY AS L AND SLASH WITH YOU OKAY THAT'S GOOD YES~"

He thinks I'm kidding. He thinks I won't do it.

Excuse me, bros, while I prep my eyeliner, look for a black wig and gather an abundance of sugar-infused items.

(WE FINISHED THE FIRST GAME ON OUR LIST OF 100! IT'S A MIRACLE! Let's see if we can keep it up! XDDD)
tenel_ka: ([ king - sir landon ])
So I'm taking a costume away from Katsucon and pushing it back - I've been putting so much into Santa right now that June is getting no attention (not to mention the new sleeves for the Tempest Tenel Ka and the fix-ups on Barbie) so I'll be holding off on June. I want to put effort into it and not just throw it together, hehe~ SO THE NEW PLAN IS...

KATSUCON: Barbie (Toy Story 3), Tenel Ka (Star Wars - Tempest cover), Santa (9 Hours, 9 Persons, 9 Doors)
THIS OTHER THING: June (9 Hours, 9 Persons, 9 Doors), Elaine Marley (Monkey Island)

Now THIS OTHER THING = my family (Mom, Duane, Valerie, Brian and then myself and Nate) is planning a trip. We all haven't gone on a trip together in foreverrrrr so this will be awesome. And apparently we're going on a cruise. I have never been on a cruise, but this is providing too many good opportunities for complete massive nerdery. JUNE AND JUNPEI PICTURES ON A SHIP LOLOLOL.

And Valerie says the opportunity for Monkey Island pictures on an actual Caribbean beach is too good to pass up - I would have to agree here since our only current shots are in a HOTELLLLL. XD

This weekend was spent cleaning and putting up new blinds and doing homework and cleaning some more. Although, we got in more Laura Bow in, which is good. Nate also hooked it up to the new tv - so I had Laura Bow on the big screen and I almost wibbled of nostalgia. ALMOST. Then Nate made a comment about "BUH. WHAT, YOU DIDN'T EVEN SEE THAT BITCH FALL BY THE WINDOW?" and my wibbles turned into cackles.

I GOT A WORDPRESS DUR DUR, I can't remember if I linked it here. But it'll pretty much be a home for entries of the boring blah blah creative type (photos, costumes, progress updates, shop stuff, craft stuff). Like the latest one where I ramble endlessly about making that flipping paperclayed-to-the-end-of-the-world lightsaber.

http://hexterah.wordpress.com

ANYONE HAVE A BLOG I CAN ADD TO THE (lol) BLOGROLL. BLOGTROLOLOLOL.


...I am so out of it. I think the cleaning products got to my head this weekend.

P.S. WHO HAS A DEVIANTART I CAN STALK? I'm hereeee. <333 Need more artists to stallllk.
tenel_ka: ([ sn - :D sam ])
Or something like that! Happy New Year and all that jazz, even though I'm late with it. XD

My birthday was good (om nom nom Red Lobster and I got some magical Wonderflex thanks to my Mom - which I still need to play with - and a Nannerpuss necklace thanks to Nate, among other things, haha~). This weekend was also good - Nate and I went with Erin, Jeremy, Ronnie, Beth, Roger and Alex to ICE!!!1 It was cool, and by cool I mean two things - awesome and flipping cold. Of course, then we walked outside and it was like 55 degrees (last week was freezing with a wicked wind chill). WHAT ARE YOU DOING WEATHER, MAKE UP YOUR MIND.

I moved my room around this weekend (and cleaned the hell out of it - it's still not done) with Nate's help and I forgot I had a floor. My room seriously looked like something out of Hoarders. Although, there are no animals hiding in my room or old, rotting food stuffs. sdjfajkljsdfd ewwwwwwgh.

I need to catch up on friendslist and everything internet-wise. But for now, HEY STAR WARS DUDESSSSS, time to find your copy of Shadows of the Empire and head on over to the forum to discuss Xizor being a creeper!

This is open to anyone, btw, not just people who have already read all the Star Wars books - cause I'm sure I'm not the only one who would love to see some people who have new opinions on everything. :D

Updates on the Centuria Challenge are coming soon too! We'll be starting the first game soon and we've decided that we're really gonna make it a challenge in all aspects and also make something creativity-related for each game - and there will be one photo of said creative item for each of the 100 games. Whether it's a ghetto costume or a puppet or something.

MORE THINGS WHEN I AM TOTALLY COHERENT. XD
tenel_ka: ([ games - rockstar ])
So on January 1st, Nate and I will be starting what we're tentatively calling the CENTURIA CHALLENGE. Now, you might remember I started this thing called the Great Video Game Powerup years ago. I was playing some of the games and chugging through my list when I started going out with Nate. He said he would help. We kind of slacked for awhile.

Then we looked at all the games we played (like... 3), the ones we still needed to play and ones we played when we were younger and wanted to play again. We're starting the list over and expanding it to 100 games.

The games on this new list will hit many systems and we'll be keeping track of total playtime, number of deaths and other doofy things we come across while playing. This will all be a giant nostalgia bomb for both of us. It will also make us both more pale and antisocial than we already are (if that is possible :|) because we'll be playing freakin' 100 video games, lol hurrr.

Our main rules are:

1.) One game at a time. Doesn't matter if it's a 100 hour RPG or what.
2.) Must be played in chronological order of release date.
3.) NO PUSSING OUT. LIST MUST BE FINISHED. DOESN'T MATTER HOW MANY YEARS IT TAKES.

I'll post the place where we'll be attempting this silly goal within the next few days when we get it set up. I'll also post the magical game list. For now I'm just warning you that I'll be ripping my hair out over some old video games here soon, I'm sure. :3
tenel_ka: ([ cosplay - hunter ])
So I have a bunch of random photos on my computer from after Dragon*Con and before the Disney World trip. I figured I would dump some here. Hehe.

PICSPAM INCLUDES: photos of Nate goofing off in Jacen and Caedus costumes (from the days I got these shots) - including me goofing off in a Tenel Ka costume as well, Halloween pictures, outside forestish pictures, some crap I made, Nate shutting me in a cop car, the prison... YOU KNOW, THE NORMAL.

Here is some randomness to start you off with... explanation of this one under the cut with the others from that day, hahaha~ XDDD



--- FALL 2010 - SOME STUFF OF THE RANDOM TYPE ) ---


YAY PICSPAM. Now to try to do something productive, lol hurrrrr.
tenel_ka: ([ movies - mortals ])
Aaaaand here is where my body gets confused cause it feels like it's later than it is but I'm not completely tired and I should be in bed but I'm not and I AM GOING AROUND IN CIRCLESSSSSSS


Fading - Jacen Solo and Caedus by ~holler-you-home on deviantART


(LOOK I EMBEDDED SOMETHING the world is ending what is this)

I got this done which makes me happy cause I got something done. I still need to update a whole ton of websites and fix a bunch of photos (and finish the Long Walk calendar for Cafepress) and CLEEEAAAAAAN. But I have been sort of bleh. Like I find myself just sitting around. Maybe staring at the tv. Or the wall. Or the ceiling. Or where the wall and the ceiling meet. It's been pretty awesome. :|

But I got this done. And I also started on my new sleeves for my Tempest Tenel Ka costume (after forever, lol). So they are small things. But they're a start.

They're better than staring at where the wall and the ceiling meet.

(I know people totally make fun of Tokio Hotel, but I'm sorry. I am a closet fangirl for some of their songs. D: ESPECIALLY THIS ONE)
tenel_ka: ([ dizz - donald ])
In about a month I'll be headed to Florida to visit my Dad and take a trip to my favorite place: WALT DISNEY WOOORRRRRRRLD.

(This place is my crack - in 2007, I put together a list of 101 reasons why I love Disney World - that list can be found here. XD)

Now, one of the best things about this upcoming trip is the fact that Nate is going. Nate has never been to WDW before. I'm extremely excited because I've never been to Walt Disney World with someone who has never been.

My sister, and the rest of the family too, are all "seasoned veterans" hur hur (family used to live in Florida - my Mom, Dad and sister lived there for a long time before I was born too). Once we moved to Virginia, we went back a lot, especially since a lot of the relatives were/are still in FL (and still are - and now since my Dad moved back). I've also been with my IDK MY BFF ERIN ([livejournal.com profile] omicron1337) and she is a pro too.

When my sister and I go, we get super meticulous with our planning and most of our days consist of powering through to everything we adore and riding/seeing it all. Now, Valerie and Brian will be there a couple days with us while we're there, so there will probably be a lot of that for those couple of days, hehe.

But after that, it'll just be myself and Nate. I'm looking forward to just sort of taking it slow and letting him take it all in. I want him to be able to listen in on the phone conversations on Main Street, I want him to be able to spend an hour in Mitsukoshi, like I know he'll want to (he will nerd for hours in there, dude). He's a big, goofy kid at heart just like I am and I want him to be able to show it at Disney -- I ALSO WANT HIM TO TRY THAT REALLY NASTY SODA FROM ITALY. djfaksjdkfjsdhfunerufji fdhd BEVERLYYYYY *shakes fist*

APPARENTLY WE AREN'T THE ONLY ONES WHO REACT THIS WAY: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5UsslgOf1XQ&feature=fvw - hahahah~ XD

(Ohhhhman, we're gonna be like two twelve year olds running around "JKJFD FJWI JEOMG LOOK AT THAT, IT'S MICKEY OMG TINKERBELL IS FLYING OVER US FIREWORKSSSSSSSSSS" - a cast member will probably be like, "Where are your parents? D:")

Basically, I am hyped up about introducing Nate to my favorite giant rodent (I think he is excited too - we have been watching one Disney movie a weekend AND THAT WASN'T EVEN MY IDEA--) and I hope he enjoys what that magical rodent has to offer. Although, I know him, and I can't see him disliking the place. It's a giant playground of AWESOMENESS.

(ALSO I CAN'T WAIT TO SEE DONALD DUCCCKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK, MY FEATHERY LOVAAHHHHHHHHH)

And I still need to post some Halloween pictures (...Barbie and Ken from Toy Story 3 YOU'RE A GIRLS TOY - I AM NOT). XD

You know what else I'm gonna post? The last half of the report & pictures from the 2007 trip to Disney with my mom, Valerie and Brian! BECAUSE THEY NEED TO BE POSTED. I WILL STOP BEING LAZY AFTER THREE YEARS~
tenel_ka: ([ music - florence ])

SUP BROS


(i need to upload the rest of these photos lol, esp. caedus with glasses)

So I finally updated this thing with Dragon*Con 2010 costumes (and updated a whole bunch of other crap on there). I also made a new layout for the mess of J/TK fanthings site (om nom jared & bryce). And put a new necklace up on etsy! Now on to the new layout for echuta.net~!

Between sites and writing and pictures and costumes and moving all the furniture around in the gaming/craft/costuming/workspace area (THEN CLEANING IT ALL, OH GAWD FOREVER LATER) I have been so busssssssssssssy. I guess that's better that staring at the wall though. XD

ALSO, FALLOUT NEW VEGAS IS A WEEK FROM TODAY. So that on top of everything else - and by everything else I mean I WILL FORGET IT ALL UNFORTUNATELY and crawl under a pile of blankets to wander the Vegas Wasteland! I'm coming for you, SUPER MUTANTS. <3
tenel_ka: ([ sn - swan song ])
NEW PROFESSOR LAYTON GAME. IS AWESOME.

No, seriously, Nate and I were cocooned up under a ton of blankets with the windows open (this goes back to the whole meat locker AC thing) and playing last night like stupid little wide-eyed kids watching for Santa Claus or something. PROFESSOR LAYTON IS SERIOUS BUSINESS.

There's this whole thing right at the beginning where you get a note from FUTURE LUKE TRITON WOOOowowowowoOWOWOWOWOW. Apparently, he already has a following on the internet and he has been dubbed LEGAL LUKE. This note at the beginning is read by LEGAL LUKE and right as he starts speaking, Nate just looks at me and goes:

"Oh my god, you're gonna leave me for Legal Luke."

I said nothing. I would never do such a thing but omg Legal Luke's voice is so i don't even NEVER EVER.

MAAAAAAAN, the latest BioShock 2 DLC has me in <3 too. I adore Porter so far and the new weapon + Gravity Well plasmid = akjdfkjsjdfsfjdfadf om noms. I'm afraid to finish it cause I keep hearing the story is like DID YOU WANT YOUR HEART? SORRY ABOUT THAT~

So yeah, outside this weekend was almost to the point of SILENT HILL weather. SHW is when it's cool enough for a jacket or coat but not cool enough to bundle up in all your fluffy things. It is also known as FALL or AUTUMN. I am excited for this cause I'm sick of going outside and drinking the air. :(

On an internet-ish note, if anyone likes the cracktacular things that make up whatthefun.net, echuta.net, zhobot.net (or any of the sites on those places) or any of the other junk I happen to work on -- it's all encompassed into THE SEAWARD NETWORK! And as I just linked, TSN has a facebook page! So if you like it - then I love you dearly <333 - and you will be able to get updates when anything happens on any of those sites. :D

Friday D*C report should hopefully be up tomorrow or the next day! That will include Jedi Strike Team and Ophelia! WOOOOOO METAL~ XD

(*pets icon* This is one of my favorite shots in Supernatural ever even though I've always been odd on the later seasons. SAM IS A PUPPY. AN ANGRY DEVIL PUPPY. <3)
tenel_ka: ([ movies - warriors ])
Alright, overall D*C was pretty good this year. There were many highs and there were a few lows. HERE LET ME SHOW YOU SOME.

HIGHS: Hanging out with people (roomies, sister and brother-in-law, SW PEOPLE <3, etc.), taking goofy pictures, getting tipsy off of one drink, having people recognize Franklin and flip out, seeing Patricia Quinn (Magenta from Rocky Horror) multiple times in the Hilton just chilling, the Aquarium! - AAAAAAND OH GOODNESS I SAW CELLDWELLER IN CONCERT AND HE WAS AMAAAAAAAZINGGGGGGG. I have loved Celldweller since 2003 and he usually just doesn't tour so to hear he was playing at Dragon*Con, both myself and Nate freaked out like little fangirls. THE CONCERT WAS GLORIOUS. <3


LOWS: Three hours in line for a badge? Really? And then missing people like [livejournal.com profile] iamsooverrated and [livejournal.com profile] zombifiers both of whom I saw for a couple minutes and then made the mistake of saying I'LL CALL/TEXT YOU LATER -- since apparently everyone's phone service sucked and texts/calls either A.) did not go through at all or B.) show up like 12 hours later. BUT MORE ON THAT LATER~ Another low was OH MY GOD I CAN'T MOVE ANYWHERE GET OFF THE WALKWAYYYY. Where did all these people come from, yo? Didn't help that all the football people were milling around watching the "LOL FREAKS" (and also stealing the con rooms at the D*C room rate :|) - that was a giant problem. Too many badgeless people taking up PRIME CON SPACE. XD

Another big suck was not being able to take pictures in the rat tunnels between the hotels, which I fully support so that people don't stop and muck the human traffic up -- but I saw some of the best costumes in the tunnels and couldn't do anything about them! Noooooo!~ D:


SOME HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE:

1.) [livejournal.com profile] see_aphy_be hitting Stan Lee in the face with feathers ON ACCIDENT(?).

2.) Meeting Klayton (Celldweller) and Bret (Blue Stahli). ("Bret got to our badges first and signed them!" - "Bret gets to everything first. I was making out with this girl and I started to pull her shirt down and it said BRET WAS HERE." Klayton says as he points at his neck. XD)

3.) Hearing Valerie continuously say, "Heather, shut up." or "Heather, stop moving." or "Heather, stop acting like a dumbass." I LOVE MY SISTER. <3

4.) Standing in the food court holding an armful of lunch with [livejournal.com profile] see_aphy_be waiting for [livejournal.com profile] blood_sorbet to get her food so we could go meet the rest of the Strike Team for lunch and having a guy come up to me and go, "May I ask what character you are?" And then him grinning and going "I knew it! Awesome!" and taking a picture when I told him Tenel Ka. I was sweaty (sf hot in the food court D:) and gross and trying to balance two lightsabers and food and a drink too, lol.

OH MAN I KNOW THERE'S MORE -- they will pop-up in the con report, I'm sure.

For now here are a couple tiny versions of (only) a few random photos from my camera while I start scribbling my report (BIGGER VERSIONS WILL BE IN THE REPORT). ;D







(from t to b: Tobias, Chewie and Mace hanging in front of D*C TV - Ashley blue me and I'm disturbed by Nate's non-gothness - Tahiri force pushing Caedus' chair while Ben watches ALL BESIDE FIREEEEEE GUYYYYYYYYY!!!!1)

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