Liveblogging the two most recent episodes of this show was full of hardship and despair. While the pilot remains free from various trustworthy sources including Hulu, one must needs pay cash money to access further episodes. I wrestled with my carefully crafted self-image for quite a long time before I finally signed up for a free seven day trial of Hulu Plus, which should get me through episodes two AND three, at which point I will have to seriously re-examine my priorities. EDIT BEFORE FINALLY POSTING: I failed to re-examine my priorities in time and instead am now paying for Hulu Plus. So….I am paying for this show. Somewhere in my life I made a wrong choice.
In addition to all this, mr. biscuit recently came home with the new Tomb Raider game. So while you read this post, remember that while I could have been following the adventures of Lara “Fuck You I’m Awesome” Croft, I was watching Reign.
I don’t know why, but I watched the premiere episode of Reign. You know, the show on the CW where the Dauphin of France is running around without pants on and Mary Queen of Scots is wearing sleeveless gowns and sparkly headbands? Yes, that Reign. I watched it. And then I liveblogged it. For you.
I gave up on the costumes almost immediately, because it was really just dynamiting fish in a barrel and I only have so much outrage in my body. Let’s just talk about the plot, and the acting, and the…the everything. On a scale of One to Ten, I rate it a Hot Mess.
Let’s watch it!
DragonCon is over.
DragonCon was over like a month+ ago? I KNOW THAT. I was busy…I don’t know, doing something, probably. Working. Watching the BBC on DVD. Getting ready for the opening of the Carolina Renaissance Festival. I AM A BUSY PERSON, DON’T JUDGE ME.
Where do I even start with this wrap up? I guess with a quick review: our costumes went SUPER well.
Glad you dig it, Mr. Seal
We did almost all of our costuming on Sunday, which made for an exhausting but exhilarating day, and also meant I had an excuse to shower twice.
It was AMAZEBALLS. Allow me to show you more…
YOU GUYS I AM STILL HERE.
To recap the last twoish weeks:
I got home from DragonCon on Labor Day, shoveled some food and water into my gaping maw, fell asleep on the couch, woke up, took a shower, and fell asleep in my bed. Then I spent Tuesday stumbling around in a fog. Then I went back to work, and spent the rest of the time between now and then catching up from five days out of the office. I only dozed off in my car once, and it was before I had actually turned it on. Success!
DragonCon, and specifically the costuming created for it, was a huge success. Posts in the works include one with the pictures I took of other people, and one (at least) with pictures of our costumes. And also, a post about what I have to do before CRF starts in…four? weeks. And then a post about how next year I’m starting DragonCon stuff in January, because I am too delicate to handle another summer of this much stress.
Stay tuned. In the meantime, teaser pictures:
When the hour’s approaching to give it your best, and you’ve got to reach your prime
That’s when you need to put yourself to the test
and show us the passage of time
We’re gonna need a montage! Ooh, it takes a montage!
Show a lot of things happening at once
Remind everyone of what’s going on!
With every shot show a little improvement
To show it all would take too long
That’s called a montage!
Oooh, we want a montage!
In anything, if you want to go from just a beginner
to a pro
You need a montage! Even Rocky had a montage!
Always fade out in a montage…
If you fade out it seems like more time has passed in a montage…
Dragon*Con work has kicked into gear here in the biscasa*. stone biscuit, mr. biscuit, the bismates**–even the biskitties** are getting in on the action, though not in quite the way we hoped (i.e. they have not learned to stitch, glue, or pin, but instead continue to uselessly insinuate themselves into the laps of sewing persons).
There are two major projects going on in these pictures: Rococopunk and the Post-Apocalyptic Avengers. Also, a great deal of drinking. We’re hitting all of these piece-meal, except the drinking, to which we’re all strongly committed. Behold, a small sample of our recent successes!
Obviously, not all of these were made by me. I can lay no claim to the Scarlet Witch headpiece (done in a satellite office), the medals, nor the enormously well drawn pattern piece. My pattern pieces tend to look like they were done by a four year old.
We look forward to more progress, as well as more drinking. Always more drinking.
*a combination of “biscuit” and “casa”
**”biscuit” and “housemates”
***”biscuit” and “kitties”
Well, not all of them, but at least one friend hates me. J, who we’re discussed in the past, was over at my place for the 4th of July. A couple of hours into the revelry, she cued up a video on her phone, put it in my hand, and said “here, watch this.” Like the drunken fool that I was at the time, I did her bidding, and before long I was flailing and cursing, shrieking my dislike of the costuming to the heavens. “Put on some pants!” I remember yelling. “WHERE ARE HIS PANTS?” It took a few minutes for J’s laughter to penetrate my haze of intoxication and indignation.
The video in question was the 4 minute long preview for Reign, a new show on the CW, presented here for your own teeth-gnashing/garment-rending pleasure.