|The Pie Fight
||[Sep. 16th, 2012|09:09 pm]
|||||Damon Buxton: Alexandria||]|
A few months ago I was sitting out on my back porch reading a book and intermittently checking Twitter when I noticed NY Times best selling writer, John Scalzi, (author of, among many other things the very popular novel Redshirts), say something like "If I reach 30,000 Twitter followers, I shall post a photograph of myself covered in buttercream frosting." And of course I chimed in "I shall take the photo." Eventually Neil Gaiman got involved and, I think @NickSagan might have suggested that the frosting be applied by roller derby girls, or that might have been me, or Fablor. I don't remember.
To make a long story short. I eventually decided to do an homage to The Invisible Man because, you know, it's Science Fiction! We met up in Neil's front lawn early in August and hilarity ensued.
There are posters of this available which you should buy because it's awesome and cool and the money is divided between the SFWA Emergency Medical Fund for science fiction writers and, my own favorite, City Kitties.
"Even the moon is frightened of me! Frightened to death!"
Clickenzee to get yourself a poster for $10!
You can order one here on neverwear.
You can watch the Making Of video here (it's awesome):
**EDIT** John blogs about the event here.
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[Roller Derby Portraits]
I have completely cleaned all the buttercream from them!
Hot diggity. It's a good thing this benefits cats, because, you know, otherwise I would say you guys were weird.
Edited at 2012-09-17 01:53 am (UTC)
I'll still say they're weird, but it's the good weird so it's OK.
Very cool! Looks like you all had a blast making it, and the final product is gorgeous and awesome.
that's the important thing -- the final product had to look mind bogglingly wonderful.
One more microgram of awesome in there and it will implode into a black hole.
Whereas - back then - I had visions of him nacked and covered up with buttercream. Not very SFy, of course...
Apparently a lot of folks expected that. @scalzi tweeted that the reason he was not completely covered in frosting was Neil keeps bees. With that much sugar slathered all over his body, he would definitely be swarmed and stung.
The real reason was that I'd already assembled the invisible man costume and proper amount of frosting. I had a full-length plan which I'd sent around a month before but it was incredibly elaboriate and everybody (me included) was like "I don't want to be doing this for six hours." We were fairly far from the beehives and I actually suspect they wouldn't have been able to get their stingers through that much frosting. It would have been like a sticky, sugary bee suit.
Yet the house is far enough from the hives (although there is one close to the house, now that I think about it - I don't know if it has been revived this year). Still. He is entirely entitled to object to potential stings. Especially in sensitive areas.
your brain makes me happy.
2012-09-17 07:15 pm (UTC)
What fun! You lead an interesting life . . .
Covered in buttercream! What sacrifices the man makes.