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And then I remember if I'm trying to wean myself off tumblr I have to start doing low-content shitposts here instead because that's mostly what I've got.


So now that I've successfully cosplayed once I've got the bug but I can't decide who else I want to dress up as. The kind of costume I'd be most excited to try is a monster cosplay, like that one Silent Hill costume that did the rounds on the internet. Dressing up as a monster would make sure that my costume was unique, and plus I love the idea of taking something outlandish and not physically real and recreating it in 3d materials.

The problem with that is that monsters in games tend to be tall, which I am not. to get the most imposing and creepy look for something like the Dark Souls/Bloodborne bosses, I'd need to learn to walk on stilts and that's slightly more effort than I want to go to. So I was trying to think of monster costumes I could do that would still look okay worn on a short person.

And then I had a thought.

I've been pretty obsessed with Darkest Dungeon lately, and while its most recognizable monsters still obey the "monsters are tall" rule, you know who's instantly recognizable that I could dress up as?

This little asshole.

Who as a bonus everyone who's played the game would know immediately because of his assholery.

I'm pretty sure I even have a hat like that.

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As always MAGFest was a ton of fun, and my first year cosplaying seriously went really well! I was in costume Friday and Saturday until about 5pm each day and we parked nearby so we could change into regular clothes and shop/game/go to panels in the evenings. Didn't do a ton of panels, and I sadly didn't get in line soon enough for the Austin Creed panel, but I never do all that many panels anyway.

I didn't have the foresight to take photos of myself in costume, but a lot of people asked for my picture, so I've been checking Instagram, Facebook, and Tumblr, and I'll post if I can find a good one! 

Where the other part of the title bar comes from: I did take a few selfies that I posted to IG, mainly because there were other cosplayers in some of them and I wanted to give them credit, and that's where most of them were. However, my IG is tied to my real-life ID, since I mostly set it up so I could see photos of Mom's dog that she didn't put on Facebook. I've been keeping my real life and my fannish life pretty strictly separate for about fifteen years now, for a variety of reasons. Some of those reasons weren't great ones (internalized shame about my nerdy interests, old-internet paranoia about people on the internets knowing where I live), but it's been a habit anyway and one I wanted to keep up.

...and now I've tagged a bunch of people on IG in cosplay photos, and some of them are following me, and so if I post any photos to my Tumblr that'll tie my two online identities together and if I do any more cosplay it'll be this one nerdy hobby that's gated off from all my other nerdy hobbies, so that's even more separate social media to maintain, and I wasn't thinking about any of this until I realized that I can't post my MAGFest vendor hall haul on IG because a good third of it is smutty doujinshi that I don't want to explain to my mother.

(I'll put up a haul post here, though, once I've got pictures.)

So yeah. Going to try to be a bit better about responding/commenting now that I'm not spending every waking moment prepping my costume! I'll have plenty of time to do it, too, because I'm among the furloughed. *sigh* I'm fortunately okay as far as money goes for the moment; I can afford two months before I have to start dipping into savings, but I am absolutely still pissed. Glad I at least had the con to take my mind of it for a few days.

Mood:: 'tired' tired
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So I had a nsfw sideblog on tumblr, which I backed up and shuttered when the ban rolled in. A few posts in there were things that I wrote, so reuploading and backdating those here makes sense. However, one of the things that blog also had a lot of was art.

Now, with some of the art, I may be able to find the artist again and link to another copy of the piece on DeviantArt/pixiv/the artist's web gallery. However, that won't be possible for all of them; some may have only had tumblr blogs or have gone inactive since then. But, of course, I don't want to repost art on an unlocked post where it could be further distributed without proper credit to the original artist. 

Plus, as far as nsfw writing goes, I've had it cordoned off on a sideblog for so long that having stuff like that on my main account where - where anyone who follows me can see it instead of having to specifically opt in to do so - feels uncomfortable to me. 

The way I see it, I have two options for a nsfw space. I could either:

A) Create a specific friends lock on this journal for nsfw content and put any art I'm unable to properly attribute there. Asking for access to the flock would mean understanding that there would be unattributed art and that it's not to be reposted unless/until I or you can track down the artist and get permission.

B) Set up a community for stuff that would previously have gone on the sideblog. Posts of my own content, or content I'd gotten permission to reupload/link, would be public. Unattributed art would be in member-locked posts only, and again, getting membership would mean agreeing not to repost the art further. 

Looking at the two options written out here, I'm pretty sure I'll go with creating a comm, since that lets me keep writing/headcanon/prompt posts public and in the fandom tags while also letting me restrict access to art reuploads. Only real disadvantage is that I feel slightly self-important creating a whole ~community~ just for my porn stash.

So, if you've got input, or any reccomendations for what you did with any of your sideblogs (nsfw or otherwise), I'd love to hear them! Or even thought in general on adapting the good parts of Tumblr to a journal-based platform like this. It's something I'm still hashing out myself.

Mood:: 'contemplative' contemplative
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posted by [personal profile] stunt_muppet at 09:21pm on 23/12/2018 under , , ,
postcitywave on Tumblr tagged me for a 2018 Year In Review meme, and that seems like a great way to ease back into blogging before I start bringing out my actual personality.

Behind that cut! )

Tagging[personal profile] walkthegale , [personal profile] enemyofperfect , [personal profile] nimueth and  [personal profile] caiusmajor And of course anyone else who wants to do it should feel free!

Now let's see how this formats on mobile, shall we. 

Mood:: 'sleepy' sleepy
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 It's a very mean trick to make me think I'm over the stomach bug that knocked me out on Wednesday, wait for me to start eating normal food again, and then be like SURPRISE back to saltines and ginger ale. 

hope that latte was good cause you're going to be paying for it all day. 
Mood:: 'sick' sick
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posted by [personal profile] stunt_muppet at 02:56pm on 16/12/2018 under ,
Hello again - for the first time, for some of you! Hard to believe it's been six years since I was here last. Like a lot of people, I'm moving back after Tumblr's latest change of policy, and I'll be backing up some of what was posted there to here as well, appropriately backdated. Introducing Myself Again ) If you're coming to DW from Tumblr and I followed you or vice versa there, feel free to add me or send me a message - I'm happy to see you here!
Mood:: 'nostalgic' nostalgic
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posted by [personal profile] stunt_muppet at 10:13pm on 23/11/2012 under
Wow it's been a long time.

There's even a "Like" thing here now, that's new.

So. There's a lot to talk about, and every time I try to type out a post about it it gets way too long and off-topic and I stop. So, instead, I'll just say hi, and apologize for not being here.

It can be difficult to blog when all I want to do in the evenings is nap sometimes. have things been with you?
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Oh wow has it really been since May since I was here?

That's sad.

The worst part is, it's not like I don't have anything to talk about! I have lots to talk about, but that's part of the problem - things just keep happening and I have more and more things to put in an entry like this and so because I have so much to talk about I never know how to say it satisfactorially I end up never saying it at all.

New job has gone super super well so far! I think they really do want to keep me on past the end of my part-time appointment, since they talk about giving me assignments past the end of my part-time assignment, in September. Which is exciting, since I've been trying to get a full-time job for two years now, but also a little scary!

There was about two weeks there when my parents were both out of the house on vacation, and it was up to me to fix dinner, get all the chores done, feed the dog, get to and from work on time, assign menus and tasks for my brother and me to make sure the dog got fed when I worked late and the plants got watered and everything and the laundry got done, and as I was preparing bills to pay to drop off before I went to work, and it occurred to me - am I, like, being an adult? Is this what adulthood looks like?

It was nice to feel capable (and let me tell you, just having a job has done wonders for my mood, never mind holding down the house), but at the same time it's like OH MY GOD WHEN DID THIS HAPPEN.

I'm still working at the shop a few days a week, too, which means I have super long and tiring days and my back is starting to ache on occasion, but honestly it kind of feels good having stuff to do. It makes it so much easier not to feel useless or like I'm wasting time. Even if I'm creating that business for myself and it's completely false.

Unfortunately working all this time has kind of sapped my writing energy - I have ideas, but when I'm not too tired to write them it just doesn't feel worth it - either because it's something no one cares about or it'll be too much work or my writing is terrible so there's no point in continuing to write fic, things like that. Perhaps a tradeoff for feeling so good about myself in other respects?

That'll be all for this entry; I'm going to keep this short so I don't get all intimidated and not finish it again! And also I need to go to bed because commuting into the city every morning means getting up at 6, bleeeh. That's a part of adulthood I can do without.
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posted by [personal profile] stunt_muppet at 11:35pm on 08/04/2012 under
Happy Easter, loves, if you celebrate(d) it. And happy Passover, to those that celebrate that.

To those that don't, I hope you have gone out and gotten yourself some Peeps or Cadbury Eggs and had your life enhanced accordingly. And if you haven't you should do because it'll improve your day immeasurably. Have a fantastic week.

Other stuff to post, but I just wanted to get that in there before I let another holiday/special event go by.
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posted by [personal profile] stunt_muppet at 01:36am on 16/03/2012 under ,
Just late enough to watch more TGWTG videos of cheesy horror TV shows and post a meme!

'The iPod Shuffle Meme

No, not that one. Let's be honest, when we need inspiration, the first place we go is our music library. So let's try something a little bit different. My music library is no help to me, but maybe it can be for someone else. Here's how this thing works:

1) Comment to this post, and I'll give you a prompt in the form of whatever song shuffles up next on whatever music player I've got going at the time.

2) Turn on the music player of your choice to shuffle, post this to your own journal and dole out prompts. No, you can't hide your shameful music. If it shuffles up, that's the gig.

3) Write/draw/whatever way you create for the prompt you've been given: post it. Again, no hiding the shame. Even if you think it's awful, post it.

4) Link your finished product to the prompt comment, because it's always lovely to see the results.'

I may skip a song if I can't find a YouTube link, since then I won't have a convenient way to link you to the music! 

Alas, I have not finished my own prompt because I am still slow. But again! Day off tomorrow. If I don't spend it napping (which I might) I may do some writing! Or just waste time on the internet, y'know.


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