Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Ticket, check. Costume, umm...

Firstly as a gigantic MUSE fan, I just have to say that I'm uber happy they the trio took home the American Grammy for "Best Rock Album" for Resistance. Very well deserved. I only wanted to watch the Grammy's because they were performing. Yes, my heart was beating fast. Yes, my palms got sweating watching it. Yes, I was watching it in the dark on my lap top.

They just get better and better. My dream is to see them somewhere in Europe. Someday...

Ok so that didn't have anything to do with the title, let me explain:

Yes. I will be returning to Comic Con this summer. I'll bring my fan fic t-shirts (which have arrived and looks amazing!) but it's Comic Con so you have to dress up. I just don't know what wear. Maybe a Naruto shinobi of the Hidden Leaf Tribe? Bright red Vulturi cloak? I have a green 3/4" sleeved shirt, jeans, and blue Keds so I could be "Italy Bella". Decisions decisions. 

Friday, February 11, 2011

February for Twilight fans

I know that if I put "Happy Birthday Taylor" I'll get a google hit because everyone will be googling him today (even if you Bing you're using Google). So... Happy 19th Birthday Taylor Lautner (watches blog counter go up).

Last year I made a little manip of him holding a lovely bow over his half naked chest, this year all you get is this t-shirt:
Drawing by uniqueLegend

I'm not a Tay tay follower. I'm more of Rob's plaything =)

In other news....

February means Valentine's Day. If you're lucky enough to find a significant other before you found Twilight, you're probably going to spend the weekend with them. Otherwise, if you're like me, you'll be sending naughty candy grams to your other Twi-singles. I'll be doing that and going wine tasting. There will be chocolate covered somethings involved I'm sure.

My bff is a major Wolf girl. Here are a few of my Valentine Card options:

I think I'll do something hand made...

You could always see a movie, most likely, about sex you're not having.

Advance to 1:35 and you'll hear The Bravery's "Ours" from the Eclipse soundtrack. Clearly they're expecting you to see this movie. You'd hate to disappoint right?

Monday, February 7, 2011

Fan fiction merchandise

I've been wanting something to show my devotion to Twilight Fan Fiction. Maybe a bumper sticker? License plate frame?

Nope (though they're not totally out of the question). I decided that I wanted to have a t-shirt. You really can make anything nowadays. I used the fandom friendly Cafe Press to make my own creations. I wanted to represent stories that I love and that others would recognize.

My very first story into the fan fiction universe was Wide Awake by Angstgoddess003. It remains my all time favorite fic. It has everything I love in a story and it always makes me cry and sigh. It has a lot of great quotes that would make great slogans for t-shirts "I missed the shit out of you" "Shining Fucking Curls" "Red Bella White Bella" etc. But I settled on the moment that Edward knew that Bella was more than just a girl who, with real flowers and cookies, allowed him to sleep.
"The switch was gone and my girl was beautiful." -Wide Awake

I love that moment! When she gets back from Arizona after the trial. Gah! I love this story.

Now once you start designing t-shirts on your favorite stories, it's hard to stop. I have several already but I only made and bought one more. The other story I'm going to wear with pride is Snowqueens Icedragon's Master of the Universe. Fifty is a classic character. The incident he has in Echo Charlie makes me cringe every time. My heart can't help but beat itself out of my chest whenever I re-read the story. It's so so good (that's what she said). It also doesn't hurt that I'm going to be waring Rob all over my chest.
"Master of the Universe // 50 Shades // by Snowqueens Icedragon"

It makes me want to walk in Downtown LA or at the next Kings game in Staples Center and try to make eye contact with everyone to see if they recognize the stories or their references. 

So I think for sure, the next bit of merchandise will be either a license plate frame or a window decal. Is "FORKS" too subtle? I do not want a "I drive like a Cullen" plate frame. That's lame. Maybe just "Addicted to Fan Fiction" or "Caution! Lemons ahead!" What do you think? :0)

Friday, February 4, 2011

Bobby Long

I guess you can call this Twi related. It's all about making the degrees of separation between myself and Rob as small as possible. That's the goal right? Anyway, so earlier in the week I saw that Bobby Long was doing a concert out here in LA. Now if the name sounds familiar, that's because Bobby and our lovely Mr. Pattinson, are friend. He actually wrote the two songs that Rob sings in the Twilight movie. I was wavering back and fourth trying to decide if I should go to the concert or not. I really don't know any of his music. So the first thing I do is send out the call "Does anyone want to go with me??" Crickets. I probably should have given them more than a day's notice but whatev'. So around 5:30pm-ish, I decide to just go for it and go by myself. He's playing the Troubadour which is probably my favorite venue. Great place, friendly bartenders, and yummy food. It's also semi close by. I go online to buy a ticket but it's too close to show time, you have to chance it and go to the box office. So off I went.

The opener was a band called He's My Brother She's My Sister and I'm assuming that the two leads are brother and sister. They were a lot of fun. Clappy. Some of their percussion was done via tap dancing which I thought was really creative and pretty awesome. The dude on bass was actually on a double bass, not a guitar but an orchestra bass which I think has a lower more resounding tone. Anyway, they were a good.

Then Bobby comes out with his band and gets everyone all fired up with his opening song. I've no idea what it's called though. Like I said, not very familiar with his music. He played with the band for a few songs then he did his solo acoustic thing which I enjoyed the most. He did two songs for an encore. The first one was I think his most popular song since everyone, except me, was singing along to it. I tried to record the whole thing but a new friend of mine that I just met there loved the song so took my video camera down to ground level (I was sitting up top).

Here are highlights of the night:

Disclaimer: It was dark, that's why the video is so grainy. Sorry =T I took a lot more video than that. These are just excerpts/highlights.

All and all it was a pretty good show. I'm glad I went. Thanks Troubadour! I knew there was a reason you're my favorite.