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I had a fangirl squee kind of afternoon. George R.R. Martin just announced a definitive publication date for A Feast for Crows! I had heard the news but dismissed it but he's serious this time (apparently all of the other dates were optimistic guesses). Look's like all of the devotions the dark entity living in my Furby have paid off.

I've actually been rereading the series in anticipation of the Game of Thrones series starting up on HBO (which I must needs gain access too by then) The man they have playing Littlefinger looks exactly like how I had pictured him in my brain. I think it is the first time my brain has matched that closely with visual media from a book. Arya is pretty close to my mental image as well although I always picture her with birds nest hair.

A few weeks ago I e-mailed a bunch of conventions wanting to run a special effects makeup panel. I have heard back from panel programing from Penguicon (still working out details) and Animarithon (Confirmed to run a panel). Animarathon is on March 26th so I need to get my stuff together. It's a one day anime convention at Bowling Green State University near Toledo, Ohio. This will be my first panel and I'm glad it's at a smallish con, that way I can work the kinks out and have more of a discussion than a presentation.

Anyway, in preparation for this I started playing around last weekend and came up with an alien parasite thing. Enjoy!

Also, mythdude has been feeling under the weather so pester the crap out of him with healing thoughts and anti-crappy feeling vibes. I'm doing my part by having Flot postpone her attack. Mwhahaha

Rather than making dinner...

I spent about an hour carving a demonic sigil in my forehead. Which means nachos and M&Ms for dinner for me!

mythdude retweeted something that made me legitimately laugh out loud, "If you see a Yellow Sign on the side of the wall that says '15 Miles to the... LoveCRAFT!" (I giggled again while posting this)

if you don't get the joke, I'll explain in the comments

In response to this my muse kicked me in the head. Almost literally even since it decided that my forehead was the perfect canvas for the aforementioned Yellow Sign. You know, maybe it wasn't my muse but actually the King in Yellow that gave me the idea. Give me an "H"! Give me an "A"! Give me an "S"! Giv-
It turns out my forehead makes a good canvas. It also turns out that sculpting wax is a pain in the ass to work with.

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They've been added to my SFX makeup gallery on photobucket.

Side note: It turns out that I had an image removed from the gallery due to terms of service violation. It was the first in the gallery which is used as an icon for the gallery. I'm guessing that someone did a search, got that as a result, got grossed out and/or offended, and reported the image. I actually feel complimented.

What the hell photobucket!? I resized the pictures so they would all be a less ridiculous size! Why are the first two gianormous while the third is the size I wanted all of them to be!? THEY SHOULD ALL BE THE SAME SIZE! (I've been troubleshooting this for the last half hour, hence my frustration)

Apparently photobucket finally resized the photos to what they should be after I gave up trying to fix the problem. Hooray for reasonably sized pictures!