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26 May 2012 @ 02:02 pm
It R The Weekend  
Some pictures of Christopher's Hermes costume (ignore the closed eyes):

I'd hoped to put the wings on the sandals farther back, but there was no heel strap. He had the only real toga of any of the Greek Gods, and he was asked to wear a t-shirt during the play because the bare chest made people uncomfortable. What? With the girl in short-shorts? Please tell me it's not because people are still stuck on thinking he's a girl. Well, no chance of that after a couple more years.

I stumbled onto this list of 35 Best Animal Photobombs last week. I still love the classic original squirrel, and the seal in the penguin beach photo, and the descriptions are fun. But I think my favorite is the one titled, "Probably Overreacting Dog" (probably? There's room for doubt?), which has and needs no other description. :0

Yesterday, I was thinking it would be nice to collect examples of media hype vs. reality. As in,

Media Hype: Showering with a friend is fun! And sexy!
Reality: The friend is usually of the 8-legged variety, and often also dead. :0

Got any of your own?

medleymistymedleymisty on May 26th, 2012 09:22 pm (UTC)
My favorite is the one with the bear. :)

Also wow, that's a nice looking costume. And I don't even get the T-shirt thing. Sigh.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on May 26th, 2012 09:43 pm (UTC)
Isn't that bear one a frightening picture? Holy cow! And how can you be unaware of the scary bear outside, looking like it wants to kill you?

I don't get the t-shirt thing, either. I think it's unnecessary weirdness, and these days our school system is FULL of that. :0
never trust a big butt and a smile: girl!samobeetaybee on May 26th, 2012 09:32 pm (UTC)
Very cute costume!
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on May 26th, 2012 09:43 pm (UTC)
Thank you! He was very pleased with it, which is what really matters. :)
Kizzyxo_kizzy_xo on May 26th, 2012 10:14 pm (UTC)
LOL -- I love that "evil cat that knows something" photobomb!
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: heh-hehhalfshellvenus on May 26th, 2012 10:32 pm (UTC)
Me, too-- though I think what is knows is that the enormous freakin' DOG is on the TABLE! :D

Friending you back!
Vice Captain of the Universesweeny_todd on May 26th, 2012 11:58 pm (UTC)
great costume!!!!
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on May 27th, 2012 12:20 am (UTC)
Thank you! I sewed the connections/etc. for extra confidence. The play's Zeus had a bedsheet toga at one time too, but it was held together by safety pins and he abandoned it by opening night. :0
Vice Captain of the Universesweeny_todd on May 27th, 2012 04:22 am (UTC)
I wore a togo dress to my sisters formal once - held together by safety pins.. also a different togo to a toga party. Once again, safety pins played a key role ^_^
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on May 27th, 2012 07:00 am (UTC)
The Zeus kid's safety pins didn't stay closed, so his toga fell apart during one of the rehearsals. That could be more a problem of boys with nervous hands who won't leave safety pins alone, than anything else.

Also, the kids had to be able to get their own costumes on during rehearsal. My son had the hardest time figuring out which opening was for which arm. I sewed down loose stuff, and also put some decorative gold bordering along the shoulder piece, so he could tell which one that was. :0

Reminds me of when both kids were little. I'd have them put their clothes down flat on the floor, and then come in under the shirt and into the pants. Like 2D clothes, they could understand. 3D clothes-- too mysterious!

aeroport_artaeroport_art on May 27th, 2012 12:19 am (UTC)
Those shoes are awesome!! And I must've missed your photo post from 2008, it's so lovely seeing photos of your kids :D They're absolutely adorable, the both.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on May 27th, 2012 12:21 am (UTC)
Those sandals were a really lucky find. The wings are actually attached to some felt I sewed on them, so when Christopher's tired of playing with them, they can go back to Goodwill and be perfectly usable.

That 2008 post-- I reread it myself today, and it was so nice seeing those pictures of the kids when they were little. :)
nodressrehersalnodressrehersal on May 27th, 2012 02:13 am (UTC)
It's the end of a long day and I'm probably overtired, but the two, "This is what you look like" photos actually made me lol.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on May 27th, 2012 03:44 am (UTC)
I liked those too, especially because of the way they build toward the guy next to the hippo. Those too really look incredibly similar. :D
cindytsuki_no_bara on May 27th, 2012 04:28 am (UTC)
cute sandals! the wings look good. but why the hell did christopher have to put a t-shirt on? who could possibly be made uncomfortable by his costume? he's not flashing anyone or showing excessive amounts of chest. hmph.

i like the goofy-ass photobombing fish (that one actually made me laugh out loud - what a derpy fish face) and the stalker cat.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on May 27th, 2012 07:08 am (UTC)
I really couldn't figure out what the issue with the partly bare chest was, but it was clear that the T-Shirt was not optional. People manufacture weirdness out of thin air, I swear!

Is that the sideways photobombing fish that just looks stupid? (And also like it has buckteeth?) Love that one. Also the Scandalized Cat, and the Sinister Plotting Dog. :0
amodalie: penguin danceamodalie on May 27th, 2012 12:04 pm (UTC)
Aww, that's a great costume! (Reminds me of my schoolplay ages ago when I was Aphrodite...=D) Some people wanted your son to wear a shirt under it? Pfff, don't get it.

Hehe, the penguin/seal pics are still my faves! *lol* Though the fish in the diver's face is also hilarious ;)
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Psycho Penguinhalfshellvenus on May 27th, 2012 06:50 pm (UTC)
Aphrodite! Now, that would be fun!

I love that penguin/seal photo. Apparently, the guys who took it cropped the right edge to make the photobombing more obvious (just the seal's head coming in from the corner), but it doesn't change the effect: penguins, penguins, penguins, OH HAI!
the key of the day and the lock of the nightlocknkey on May 31st, 2012 03:56 pm (UTC)
Nicely done costume! You have all the talents. :)
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on May 31st, 2012 06:07 pm (UTC)
:D Except for the serious artistic talents, like drawing and sculpting. Those are pretty, um-- what's that word that isn't total fail but not particuarly good? Basic. :0