arirashkae: (Default)
So! This past Saturday, my husband and I schlepped the kids over to the new anime convention in town. It was their first year, and I really hope they come back. We had a blast! The little guy entered his Starscream costume, after a few touchups from "battle" damage from Halloween. He wasn't quite expecting just how popular he would prove to be, though!

Would have been up sooner, but the photos didn't want to upload. :P )

The whole album.

Other people's BamCon photos on Facebook.

Also, the BamCon & GoPittsfield channels have some great videos of other parts of the convention! <3

arirashkae: (Hoptimus Prime)
So, my brother texted me a few days back, with a gem of a sign he saw on a semi:

<--- passing side

suicide --->

Now I want to see someone peg Optimus with a similar sign while he's recharging, except of course, more like both sides being "suicide" XP Kinda hanging off his back like a "Kick me" sign.

I really really need to figure out what's wrong with my head.  :P
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For everything else, there's energon goodies. )

We don't have a video of the final, detailed, transformation. He wanted to get out and get candy ASAP, and had to pee when we got back. So, hopefully in the next week or so.

But! I have pics of him and his brother. Older kid wanted to be Darth Maul this year. (Why this year, I don't know.) His was so much easier: Black pants, black shirt, a modified Snuggie to cover the lack of horns, and some face paint. He already had the dual saber from the 6 Flags trip.

The pumpkin really makes the shot. )

Anyone know how I can rotate the video? )

Darth Derp )

Here's the entire album, if you're curious. ^_^

Hai, guyz!

Oct. 28th, 2011 10:24 pm
arirashkae: (Default)
Guess what landed in my living room?

Insert photo shoot )

So. He's happy, but it needs a bit of tweaking. And the other half of the velcro attached to the protoform sweat suit. Yellow duct tape to finish the nose cone, and (obviously) the wings. Just because of the time involved, he won't be transforming at every house, but he can do it, and he's thrilled. He's going to be playing with this until it falls apart.

Also: I have a spider that makes me squeal instead of shriek now! <3
arirashkae: (Killing Everything)
There is white stuff falling from the sky and sticking.  It's not even Halloween yet! Not fair!

Yes, I'm used to this. I've lived here my whole life. Doesn't mean I have to like it.

Speaking of Halloween )

I took the older one for X-rays on his finger yesterday morning. 8:40 AM and the doc says we're her 3rd X-ray of the day already. Ummm, yay? Fortunately, it's just a sprain, but that does mean he has to keep it wrapped and splinted for a few days. I swear, it seemed like it took longer to get it through his head that, "No, you can't play sports with it on." "Yes, you have to keep it on." "No, you can't take it off for gym and then put it back on." "Yes, we really mean that!" than anything else. (Except maybe waiting for the radiologist to look at the X-ray.) You would have thought we kicked his puppy in front of him when he finally got it. Yeesh. XP
arirashkae: (Default)
:wants to make a G1!Soundwave icon: -->
:has no base images to play with on this computer: -->
:should really be in bed: -->

Older son f*cked up his finger in afterschool sports. Didn't tell me until after dinner.   Now we have an appt. with the doc for tomorrow morning, and I had been planning to go in early tomorrow. :le sigh: (It just looks like a sprain, so not too worried.)

Screw trying to roof corral & build new coop. I shall upgrade the existing one and build a 10' X 10' run attached to it.

Have a ficlet snippet from 'Fruitful'. Still working on nudging this section where I want it to go, but I'm not sure it'll work.

I will end up in hell for this fic, I'm sure. )
arirashkae: (Default)
From #1 in the countdown of  "7 Badass Cartoon Villains Who Lost To Retarded Heroes":

"While boys were taught that evil giant transforming robots could only be defeated with other giant transforming robots, girls were taught that
evil could be defeated with the power of rainbows and flamboyant song  and dance.
Which one better prepared their audience for the real world?  If you'd like to find out, go perform a choreographed song and dance  number in the middle of the highway while a semi bares down on you. In your final moments of consciousness, imagine how much more terrifying  this would all be if that semi was sentient." (emphasis mine)
arirashkae: (Killing Everything)
OK, mentioned a while back something about TFA!Starscream was busy preening at having the Nemesis as his harem, courtesy of the Allspark. Have a half-polished 1st scene from that bunny (although he's not in it). (I was asked in all seriousness what I was on when my husband read my notebook, and I didn't even get as far as explaining the whole bunny. )


If Starscream is Adam, does that make Slipstream Eve and Blackarachnia Lilith? )

Next up: Lugnut attempts to court Starscream. It goes about as well as can be expected. XP
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Saw Dark of the Moon yesterday. I still love the little theater downtown. Due to going shortly after the parade, the theater was almost empty. We took both our boys, and were able to keep them guessing right up until the tickets were ripped, b/c they had to hit the restrooms while we were buying the tickets. ^_~

Little one slept through part of it, somewhere after the halfway point, so yeah, shit was blowing up and he didn't care. ^_^

Commentary a day after the fact and in no particular order. Also, I missed bits due to potty breaks, but I was assured they were not plot relevant. You have been warned

Srsly, if you're on my f-list, you probably beat me to the theater and this isn't spoiling you. I suck. XD )

OK, somewhat spoilery stuff done!

More random crap. )

OK. That's a quick recap. Where's my beer?
arirashkae: (Default)
Title: 'Idle Hands'
Warnings/content advice: None
Rating: G
Continuity: Bayverse, between 2007 & 2009 movies
Characters: Optimus Prime, Epps, Lennox, Ratchet, Ironhide (mentions Sideswipe, Red Alert, Prowl)
Disclaimer: I don't own any of these guys. Should have worked in 'Bee somehow.
Prompt: 5/21/2011 -- "Too much time on my hands"

Time: Approx 30 minutes, banged out before work. Please point out any glaring errors and I'll fix them later. ^_^

Idle hands are the Devil's playthings. Poor Epps. )


arirashkae: (Default)
Title: 'Cliff --- eh, you know'
Warnings/content advice: None
Rating: G
Continuity: G-1
Characters: Bumblebee, Sidewsipe
Disclaimer: I wish they were mine. Although I might have a G1 Bumblebee around somewhere...
Prompt: 5/21/2011 -- "Cliffhanger"

Time: Approx 20 minutes, not counting transcribing and proofing.


No, I don't know why they were on patrol together. )



This other one was spawned a long time ago, but through a series of comically frustrating events never got transcribed. Bunny was spawned by Shy-Light's "Rock Climbing" and is posted with permission. Using the Speedwriting headers for my personal amusement / indexing. It seemed appropriate to post today, given the prompt.

Title: 'Rock Climbing'
Warnings/content advice: None
Rating: G
Continuity: G-1
Characters: Hound, Mirage
Disclaimer: I wish they were mine. Hound would love it here.

Old fic is old. )



Haven't forgotten the chickie pics. Just can't find my card reader.
arirashkae: (*headdesk*)
... for you are small, insignificant, and biodegradable.

Oy. More snow last night. Only about 4" or so, but came down fast enough to close school again. So the kids had a whopping 2 days this week. And then we get a few days of below 0 temps (-14 F for a low on Sunday? Srsly, Ma Nature? ), and maybe another massive storm on Tuesday. Right now, our local forecast says snow showers, but....

I love New England. I love New England. I love New England.

In other news, still gotta get off my backside and poke Shy_light and see if she's willing to let me post the fic her pic inspired. And then write the other(s) that followed behind that one, plus the older ones...
arirashkae: (Default)
Look what my husband drew! )

OK, so he banged it out before dinner last night to try to make our little one smile (it didn't work until this morning), and he was using the Allspark Almanac for reference. But! He claims he can't draw bots at all, so here's hope that the power of the 5 year old can compel him. I know if he just practiced, he could come up with some awesome stuff (even if he is colorblind).

Of course, now I have to make a bunch of copies so our son can color himself a whole set of seekers. ^_~
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Just woke up to find This is True in my mailbox (Hey, it's Saturday and the kids don't have school. 8 AM is sleeping in for me!) Here is their funny headline for the week:

Graffiti tagger who urinated on transformer gets shock of his life

OK, we all know they mean an electrical transformer (which are LOUD if they blow near your house, btw!), but you know you're thinking the same thing I was. And probably giggling about as maturely as I was when I first read it. 

This is almost worthy of the bunny farm. Think I'll hang on to it a bit first, in case I need to break a writer's block.
arirashkae: (Default)
Title: Darkness (so original, huh?)
Warnings: Claustro trigger, maybe? OCs
Rating: K+
Continuity: Pearls (Bayverse AU)
Characters: a certain "deceased" mech ^_~, OC Kate, random* OC, OC mech
Disclaimer: Not mine. This will probably turn into a bad James Bond type thing for a while. I hope to make it worth reading anyway.
Prompt: Prompt #1: "Master Prompt List" -> 13 Nov 2010 "Darkness"

Time: about 15-30 minutes, not counting spellcheck and rereading for unintentional bad grammar. Yes, I know a bit of it will be hard to read.

Yay for finally getting the bunny to go linear! Don't worry if this makes no sense yet. It will.

*Seriously, he had no name until it was time to type it. Don't know if we'll ever see him again.

All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream. )


Teaser beginning that the bunny finally gave me. Apparently it likes the speedwriting prompts. :shrug: I try to avoid glancing at them, unless I think I will be able to sneak a bit of time to write. Maybe I should just let it chew on them anyway. Oh well. ^_^

Not a lot explained here. Just an intro. Hopefully I will get to write soon and not have to wait forever for the next bite. Where are my Have-A-Heart traps? ^_~

Art spam!

Nov. 9th, 2010 06:02 pm
arirashkae: (Wanna paint)
Jumping on the posting-fanart-bandwagon. The problem is, it was hard to pick a fave. So have 5 behind the cuts.

Most of my faves are cracky/funny:
Some are just really cool:

And then you get ones that are just Woah!

I don't care if this ever went on sale; I'd print & cut my own!
arirashkae: (On fire!)
Posing for bad art, such as this. I really need a hobby. Wait, I have several. I need a life instead.

Good Show Sir - Only the worst Sci-fi/Fantasy book covers

I swear, I'm going to be giggling madly over some of these.
arirashkae: (Sunstreaker)
EDIT: Just realized I forgot header-ish stuff for these, but it's after 10 PM and I already took my contacts out, so fix in the morning. XP

Short version: Bayverse AU, OC warning, TFs not mine, PG-ish rating. End EDIT.

Pearls bunny has been suspiciously cooperative with some of these speedwriting prompts. Granted, I'm getting more character development than plot, but it's something. Maybe we'll finally get this show on the road. :cough:

Anyway! Two bites for prompt #1: a room with an empty seat which should be occupied, both about 30 mins with pen and paper, 1 kinda angsty, the other cute until the last line.

Title: (none yet)
Warnings: None
Rating: G
Continuity: Bayverse AU
Characters: Sideswipe
Disclaimer: Not mine, obviously. Read comments for quick & dirty rundown of AU
Prompt: 'A room with an empty seat which should be occupied'
No. 1 )



Title: (none yet)
Warnings: OCs
Rating: PG (mentions rude stuff ^_^)
Bayverse AU
Characters: Ironhide, Will Lennox, mentions of Barricade, OC Kate, OC younglings
Not mine, obviously. Read comments for quick & dirty rundown of AU
Prompt: 'A room with an empty seat which should be occupied'


No. 2 )
arirashkae: (Wanna paint)
This one bit when I glanced at the prompts for last Wednesday in [ profile] tf_speedwriting Pearls!bunny hopped up and begged me to write this, but I locked it away, covered my ears, and went "La la la la!" until I was done fighting with the spook_me entry. (Didn't win the fight, but ... I'd call it a draw.)

Sat down with pen and pad yesterday to finally write it. Got about 10 minutes in when my father called. "Hey, find me that bottle of 'mycin I had and bring it down the barn." Oh goody. "Oh, hey, while you're down here, help me dose this pig."

Get back up to the house, find my pen, "Hey, I'm almost done down the barn. Go hook the truck up to the trailer for me." Dammit, you're borrowing George's truck. I hate driving George's truck. Makes your 3500 look small and I can't see the trailer hitch to line up right. Half an hour later, it's "Hey, before you go back in the house, help me unload these chickens and swap pigs around. Oh, and come down the barn with me to work gates for me."

I love my father, my whole family, and the farm. Really, I do. But damn if it seems like every time I sit down to write, something comes up to demand my attention!

ANYWAY! Better late than never. I figure, I probably spent about an hour and a half actually writing/plotting, even if it took over 24 hours to actually get it written. I, apparently, am not allowed to write short even when I have the pen in my hand and the bunny hopping up and down madly with a complete scene.

This is my brain on me. Also, chickens. Because everything's better with chickens. )



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