08 October 2007 @ 06:13 am
Had a dream about little bugs that looked like olives, but then could change to look like old-fashioned leather bound books. I need to stay off [livejournal.com profile] steamfashion right before going to bed.....


I am eating fruit.

ALSO. I did the art meme thing I keep going on about....and was really pleased with how it came out. It didn't look amazing, but it looked good by my standards (which aren't very high when it comes to my art) BUT then I went to ink over it with the pen I used to use to do that stuff....and it died. Seriously, I don't think that pen has been used in over a year and it completely forgot how to perform it's assigned task. So *tear* I must start again because now the pics look worse than chicken scratch. (if it weren't for the fact I drew them myself, I wouldn't know what some of the stuff was)

If any of you girls want some free tampons, my school was giving out bags of "ladies stuff" and I took like three without realizing that they were stuffed with tampons (which I don't usually use) Not sure what kind...I can look later when I get back from school. Just give me a holler and I'll send them your way.
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15 September 2007 @ 11:30 am
Found this on [livejournal.com profile] steamfashion....looks really interesting. Anyone up for it?

12/8/07: Pretend to be a Time Traveler Day!
Pretend to be a Time Traveler Day

You must spend the entire day in costume and character. The only rule is that you cannot actually tell anyone that you are a time traveler. Other than that, anything's game.

There are three possible options:

1) Utopian/cliché Future - "If the Future did a documentary of the last fifty years, this is how badly the reenactors would dress." Think Star Trek: TNG or the Time Travelers from Hob. Ever see how the society in Futurama sees the 20th century? Run with it. Your job is to dress with moderately anachronistic clothing and speak in slang from varying decades. Here are some good starters:

- Greet people by referring to things that don't yet exist or haven't existed for a long time. Example: "Have you penetrated the atmosphere lately?" "What spectrum will today's broadcast be in?" and "Your king must be a kindly soul!"

- Show extreme ignorance in operating regular technology. Pay phones should be a complete mystery (try placing the receiver in odd places). Chuckle knowingly at cell phones.

2) Dystopian Future - This one offers a little more flexibility. It can be any kind of future from Terminator to Freejack. The important thing to remember is dress like a crazy person with armor. Black spray painted football pads, high tech visors, torn up trenchcoats and maybe even some dirt here or there. Remember, dystopian future travelers are very startled that they've gone back in time. Some starters:

- If you go the "prisoner who's escaped the future" try shaving your head and putting a barcode on the back of your neck. Then stagger around and stare at the sky, as if you've never seen it before.

- Walk up to random people and say "WHAT YEAR IS THIS?" and when they tell you, get quiet and then say "Then there's still time!" and run off.

- Stand in front of a statue (any statue, really), fall to your knees, and yell "NOOOOOOOOO"

- Stare at newspaper headlines and look astonished.

- Take some trinket with you (it can be anything really), hand it to some stranger, along with a phone number and say "In thirty years dial this number. You'll know what to do after that." Then slip away.

3) The Past - This one is more for beginners. Basically dress in period clothing (preferably Victorian era) and stagger around amazed at everything. Since the culture's set in place already, you have more of a template to work off of. Some pointers:

- Airplanes are terrifying. Also, carry on conversations with televisions for a while.

- Discover and become obsessed with one trivial aspect of technology, like automatic grocery doors. Stay there for hours playing with it.

- Be generally terrified of people who are dressed immodestly compared to your era. Tattoos and shorts on women are especially scary.

And that's it. Remember, the only real rule is staying in character and try to fit in. Never directly admit you're a time traveler, and make really, really bad attempts at keeping a low profile. Naturally, the dystopian future has a little more leeway. And for the record, I've already tried out all of these in real life, in costume. It is so much fun you want to pee yourself.

(Linked from here.)
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