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Oct. 24th, 2011

Ahhh, the bizarrity of it all -- this year and last, I've been diving into costume making, and I've set up this strange pattern where I exercise my creativity throughout the year then suddenly, come October, lose my drive and have to wait for the system to reset. Naturally, this is the time when I should most be making a costume, but I guess I'll have to work around this somehow. So far, I'm just recycling some of my costumes from the year. I do have an idea for a costume brewing now (with some reservations, I can easily buy or craft everything for it, now that I've done some reconnaissance), but I don't know if I can get it done this week, especially since I have a midterm.

I went to a party last night. It was an interesting "balancing act of terror and acceptance"*. I have this interesting problem where my reserves of small talk can usually be fit into a shot glass. I often mask this by wearing odd outfits to give people something obvious to chat about, though it can sometimes put me in the awkward situation where I'm just talking about myself the whole time. I also have difficulty where I recognize faces but cannot map them correctly to names. I had a very embarrassing situation where I met somebody, chatted with them briefly then realized that they were not the person I thought they were. I also had difficulty visually identifying the host of the party, even though he seems like a very recognizable fellow.

But, ah well. I had my first stilt-fall at the party, and it was an extremely light fall (because it was into a non-fiery part of a fire pit). I was helped up promptly, which was really cool. Besides that, I got to meet a few people I hadn't seen in several years, which was nice. One of them even came up to me and said that I (in a small but poignant way) made a difference for her back when we were in college in the SF Forum. At the end of the night, I got to see Keith Locke, who is just generally on my list of cool** people, and I did not embarrass myself in front of him like I did at the last of these particular parties. :D

So, yeah, not bad. Now I'm gonna go get some sleep so I can study for that midterm and maybe toss together plans for that costume. :)

* That's how William Shatner described his stance on mortality in a recent interview with readers of Slashdot.org.

** Generally you get on this list by seeming like an exceptionally nice person and/or by doing things that make people happy


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Oct. 24th, 2011 04:16 am (UTC)
You were by the fire pit in your stilts? Somehow that seems very not-safe. :(
Oct. 24th, 2011 06:23 am (UTC)
My costume for this year is dead simple, and you may dig it too... I was just going to cover myself in glitter, and when people asked what I was, say "An STD" and give them a big hug. And then watch the glitter spread.

It's funny, and you get to hug people.
Oct. 24th, 2011 01:17 pm (UTC)
That's hilarious! I demand pictures of a glittered up Aak!

Oct. 25th, 2011 03:14 pm (UTC)
second the demand for pictures!

feel free to borrow my glitter icon as needed.
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