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July 1st, 2014
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Halloween Costumes past, new art info, OH GOD LOOK BEHIND YOU

Originally published at benchiladaland. You can comment here or there.

I’d apologize for letting you down on content last week, but I’m not sure that any of you give a shit.

And that hurts.*

I’ve got two pages of The Wizard’s Tale ready for scanning tomorrow, and may be able to finish a third before heading to Oakland for nine days. You’ll be getting some content those days, but likely in the form of photos and stories about how awesome it is in California.

Don’t try to rob us, though; our home will be guarded by a ferocious old cat and a friend who is staying there and being afforded an exception to Stone Robot Enterprises‘ “NO GUNS” rule.

A few weeks ago Nadja figured out what her Halloween costume would be, and a few days ago I figured out mine.

This is important, because Halloween is my favorite holiday. It even beats out Van Riebeeck Day, which is a VERY close second*.

While I’ve had a few years where Halloween costuming was superceded by extenuating circumstances, generally, when I actually do Halloween, I don’t believe in pissing about.

Here’s one of my favorite homemade costumes:

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[pic--and most of the others--by Nadja Robot]

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I really hope you recognize it or can figure it out. No worries if you can’t, though; I’m here to help.

You can find more behind the jump at the bottom.

Did I mention I’m getting a new tattoo in California? I didn’t?

The hell I didn’t; go back two sentences.

Anyways, time to get back to the culling. These rabid [REDACTED] aren’t going to [REDACTED] themselves, after all.

Love,

benjamin

*Not true

MOAR COSTUMES!

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From:carrot_khan
Date:July 1st, 2014 08:58 pm (UTC)
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I care. There's only like four people still on LJ. I don't think anyone is reading me either. ;)
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From:benchilada
Date:July 2nd, 2014 01:36 am (UTC)
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Weirdly, I get hits from LJ on my website, but rarely do people comment there or here....
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From:carrot_khan
Date:July 2nd, 2014 11:17 am (UTC)
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When everyone made the transition to FB, LJ died. I just figured it was because it was an easier medium to share random thought processes (as opposed to really expanding on a tale), the easier photo share, and well - when you're the only one sitting in an empty club, you go where the crowd is.

Now I wonder if people are still reading but not commenting because there's just such a glut of people to comment on. Like the readership is both overwhelmed with the intake and now conditioned for one-liners. In LJ-land, you can actually have separate threads for conversation rather than have to scroll through 147 comments to put in your .02.

That, and FB is all about reactionary table-flipping rage. People are all gunshy now.
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From:iamangelachase
Date:July 2nd, 2014 12:36 am (UTC)
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Is the gun a water gun? It's okay. You can tell me.
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From:benchilada
Date:July 2nd, 2014 01:37 am (UTC)
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The "gun" in the Fahrenheit 451 is actual an old gas-pump handle, with a fake hose going to the fake kerosene in my backpack.

In the The Live photo, it's plastic. :)
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From:iamangelachase
Date:July 3rd, 2014 11:33 pm (UTC)
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I meant the gun in the "exception to [your] NO GUNS rule" statement, actually. :P Of course, if they're one and the same, well, guess you told me.
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