August 31st, 2011

Steampunk girl with backpack

Costumes

So since i'm only planning on doing carry-ons for the plane originally i was figuring i would just skip out on any kind of costume at DragonCon this year (other than brining my kilt along so i can get blown of course =) however Abney Park is going to be there _and_ there's going to be the steampunk picture thing on sunday.

My duster would take up a significant amount of space in my duffel, however i _could_ just wear it for the flight there and back. Packing goggles would be no problem of course, and i'll already have the boots and black pants. However i'm not sure how well the peasant/pirate shirt would pack. It would fit in the duffel easily enough, i'm just not sure how well it would recover. Would doing the goggles and duster without the floofy shirt look steampunky enough? Or should i pack the shirt and hope for the best? Or just not bother?

(Obviously i'm not even thinking about trying to carry my awesome steampunk gun on the airplane, even if it is just a remodeled NES Zapper :)
Beeda: Haruhi

Um...

The new register person at the place we usually go for lunch on wednesday's was wearing a shirt that on second glance was a Tootsie Pop shirt. At first glance however the most apparent thing about it was "How Many Licks?" written in a large font across her breasts. I'm not quite sure what to think about that, or rather i'm not quite sure what _she_ thought about that. I mean, if she understands the... associations that are almost inevitably going to jump into some people's heads and is okay with that, that's great. Though if so that's not really a shirt i would choose to wear to work if i were a girl.

Actually, i'm not 100% sure if it said "How Many Licks?" or "How Many Licks Does It Take?" I read it, my brain went "huh?" and then upon closer (hopefully circumspect) inspection i could see the little Tootsie Pop owl, kind of hidden beneath the large text and the... er, overhang, at which point it made a certain amount of sense. I thought "i ought to remember that to mention later," but now when i try to think back though all i see in my head is "How Many Licks?" It seems like "How Many Licks Does It Take?" would make a little more sense product placement-wise though. I'm not sure if they condensed the phrase to save horizontal space, or if they used the whole phrase but my brain is just segfaulting as soon as it gets to "Licks" =P