Too Damn Close, and I Give Up

19 08 2010

I give up! I can’t not talk about Dragon*Con. It’s too damn close and not close enough. I can’t wait. Anyone got a TARDIS? Time machine of any sort? no? Damn.

I can’t wait to see all the Star Wars, Star Trek, Harry Potter, DC Comics, Marvel, anime, Doctor Who, Torchwood, BSG, Buffy and Angel, Firefly, Dollhouse, video game and many other cosplayers. Okay, those links all link to zazzle, and I get money if you buy anything from Zazzle within 45 days after clicking those links, but the links are relevant to their hypertext. Buy from them, buy from me. I need the money. I can’t get a job, I’ve been trying. So please.

Please?

Okay, anyway. I still can’t fucking wait ’til Dragon*Con… how many more days is it? Shit! that many? Damn you, time, and your apparent linearity even if you are wibbly wobbly and all that. Grr.





Another Post about That Thing Which Shall Not Be Mentioned

31 07 2010

I’m breaking my promise to my readers and myself, but I had to post this. I’m planning a choreographed Lightsaber Duel at that-thing-which-shall-not-be-mentioned with my roommate in the halls of the Marriott Marquis. If you’ve never been to the one in Atlanta… trust me when I tell you the halls are perfect for a Lightsaber Duel… and for generating an audience. We’ll have to be careful, though, so as we don’t get kicked out.

We may have to time it to Duel of the Fates as well.





My Favorite Mistake

27 07 2010

Going to the Once More with Feeling/Dr Horrible's Sing-Along Blog event at Dragon*Con 2009 late.

If I hadn't made the mistake of going late to find a huge line wrapped around the building, I wouldn't have met the friends I did that year at Dragon*Con.

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Why I May Never Costume

24 07 2010

I’m not sure I could ever costume. I want to, but I want to pretend to be too many different characters to ever decide on one…. Maybe next year I’ll go to Dragon*Con as a Jedi Knight, or Kaylee Frye, or Kilik, or Raiden, or Riku, or Link, or or or or or or or or or or or or or or or or or or or ror orororororororrororororororororororororro………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………//

Reboot. Sorry about that… but that’s the conversation I have with myself or a friend or two every year the weekend after Dragon*Con… And I always seem to have a meltdown towards the end. I can’t ever seem to decide what I want to do… and then I have a sort of nerd overload and always have to calm myself. That is why I believe I may never costume.





Nerd Drink Recipes

24 07 2010
  1. Cthulaid
    • Ingredients:
      • 3lbs white grain sugar (5 if you are a sugar-fiend)
      • 2 cans of pre-mix cool-aid (cherry and hawaiian punch)
      • 10 packets of blue raspberry lemonade cool-ade flavoring
      • 1 2ltr bottle of mountain dew (regular)
      • 1 2ltr bottle of mountain dew code red
        • (you can replace the code red with 4 cans of cherry Jolt cola)
      • 1 750ml bottle of raspberry flavored vodka (we prefer smirnoff)
      • the largest bottle of Yago Fruit Sangria you can buy
      • 1/2 750ml bottle of catdaddy moonshine (optional)
      • 1 bottle of raspberry lambic
    • mix vigorously. decant into reasonably portable bottles.
    • makes about 3 gallons.
  2. Pie
    • Ingredients:
      • 1 qt. Everclear
      • 1 gal. Apple Juice
      • 1 gal. Apple Cider
      • 7 sticks Cinnamon
      • 4 Cups Sugar
    • Mix apple juice, apple cider, sugar, and cinnamon sticks together. Boil until cinnamon sticks lose flavor. Add Everclear. Refrigerate
  3. A Slow Comfortable Screw With Captain Jack (Harkness or Sparrow; your preference) – 11.67% alcohol
    • Ingredients:
      • 8 oz Orange juice
      • 1 oz Sloe gin
      • 1 oz Southern Comfort
      • 1 oz Vodka
      • 1 oz Captain Morgan Tattoo
    • Mix well. All measurements are approximate.
  4. Sonic Screwdriver – depending on what proof vodka you use 7.78 – 8.89% alcohol
    • Ingredients:
      • 6 oz sprite
      • 2 oz Blue Curacao
      • 1 oz vodka
    • Fill highball glass 1/3 full with ice. Add the Blue Curacao and vodka, and then pour the sprite over top of it to mix it all together.
      • This is my own modified version of a recipe of the same name found here.
  5. Grog
    • Ingredients:
      • 2 oz rum
      • juice from 1/2 lemon
      • 1 organic sugar lump (If your sugar is ever ‘inorganic’, you’re doing it wrong.)
      • 2 cloves
      • 1 stick of cinnamon
    • Boil some water. Fill a mug with the boiling water. Dump all ingredients in the boiling water. Let steep for at least three minutes… and if you’re following the recipe from Dragon*Con TV, take a sip of the grog. Spit it out. Mix all left-over rum with Coke. Drink rum and Coke until you forget the taste of grog.
  6. Romulan Ale – 26.67% alcohol
    • Ingredients:
      • 2 cups Blue Curacao
      • 1 cup clear rum
      • 1/2 cup grain alcohol
      • 1/2 Viso Will
    • Mix in a sealed bottle. Chill till ice cold. Serve. Die.

This post will likely be updated as my knowledge of nerd drinks expands.





No More Posts About Dragon*Con

24 07 2010

… Until Dragon*Con. That’s 41 days.

So anyway. I got drunk Wednesday… reeeaaaalllllly drunk. I found out that I get very, very…very friendly when I’ve had a bit to drink. I fell asleep with another girl. And by fell asleep, I mean fell asleep. We were really too drunk to do much of anything else… except cuddle. I also like to use big words. Correctly. I remember insisting I was cognizant… rather a lot. And I have more of a propensity to remove my shirt….

Perhaps I should explain that. We were playing strip Scrabble… I was winning. And we weren’t really that drunk then… and I was still, somehow, the only one who could manage to play– and I was probably the most drunk among us at that point. The last round I even played for everyone else…. I had yet to remove a single article of clothing. My comrades decided that perhaps they needed to even out the odds a little bit, and we started playing strip poker… that was how I lost my shirt… well… sort of. We were counting watches and bracelets… I have one of each… and I forgot about them completely. I suppose that can happen when you’ve been drinking.

Besides being adamant that I was completely cognizant… I also remember telling every single person there that I loved them. I said it a lot. And oftentimes accompanied the pronouncement with a hug.

I never lost more than my shirt. I eventually took my pants off because it was hot, but that was under completely different circumstances.





Dragon*Con 2010

19 07 2010

Preparations are underway for Dragon*Con. I have a room–in one of the con hotels this time. I almost have the money I need, though I want a bit more. Have a few recipes for nerdy alcoholic drinks. Am planning what I’m gonna pack (am taking my laptop this year… and am gonna remember to bring an actual camera; though, the one on my phone isn’t bad.)

I don’t think I’m gonna actually be able to costume this year either. I’ll still try to before the month is out, but it’s looking grim. One year. So many characters and only 4 days a year… *sigh*.

Gonna have to practice with the other camera… I’m used to the one on my phone.

Well that’s all for now. More later as it gets closer to Labor Day weekend.