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25 January 2013 @ 05:01 pm
I have been reminded that I actually had two videos to post up. You'll just have to put up with more of me, I'm afraid! You lot are troupers.

The other night I was just sitting here at my computer catching up on some YouTube when I suddenly thought, "I could vlog! It would be easy! I have an awesome faerie-lit room and a fake fireplace to put the tripod on! I'm wearing a bow-tie!" And with that glorious understanding, the bow-tie perhaps most important of all, I filmed and edited a vlog (that's 'video log', so you'll have to put up with my face, too, you sorry lot).

It's mostly to catch up on my life over the last two and some years. You all will likely know it already, so you certainly don't have to watch.

I sound funny. That's something you'll just have to get over, I'm afraid; you won't even be close to the first if you tell me how funny I sound. I'm an Atlantic Ocean mermaid, alright? Some creatures speak the languages of Middle-earth; I speak the dialect of Middle-pond, which sounds better under water. So we're all clear with that? Clear as mud? Jubbly. On with the show!

Now, I don't know if you've ever sat down and thought "gee, I'd love to see a lesbian in a bow-tie playing the Harry Potter theme song," but if you have then this video is for you. Notice I did not say "playing the Harry Potter theme song well" so I make no promise of quality. I hadn't played in more than six months, as I mention in the video; I'm rusty!

Also, watch me completely and utterly fail to roll up my sleeves a number of times despite that I've been doing it since I was an ickle tyke-dyke. Also, the faces I pull when I make mistakes.

It's likely that seeing myself in a bow-tie has proven to remind me of something else: a dear friend of mine (who is surprisingly not a housemate), a housemate, and I were talking about cosplaying Harry Potter the other day. (It was partially in reference to MistiCon, or at least it started with that.) My dear friend said, "Now of course we'll want to get you everything else Minerva McGonagall, because you're you, but I could really see you as Wilhelmina Grubbly-Plank." (My squeeful fandom heart went crazy there, since even a number of people in fandom don't remember her, and this isn't even someone I met through Harry Potter.) I got very happy but felt forced to say, "I'd love that, but I don't have short-cropped grey hair!" To which she immediately replied, "Oh, we'll shove it under a hat and no one will know! We have to do this!"

Not likely to happen any time soon, but the fact that a real-life friend up and told me without fishing or prompting that I'd make a good Wilhelmina Grubbly-Plank filled my heart with fannish glee. She agrees I'd make a spot-on Hermione Granger (to her Harry Potter) and a great Madam Rosmerta, too, but knows also that I love going into lady-gentleman waters just as much or even more.

Now you lot can be free of me again! Escape while you can!

[Crossposted from dreamwidth.]
Current Mood: mischievousMischievous.
lash_laruelash_larue on January 25th, 2013 10:28 pm (UTC)
You're gonna need a bigger hat...

Kiwi Crocus: Hair || Red-head flip.cranky__crocus on January 25th, 2013 10:35 pm (UTC)

I wonder if I hair spray my hair before putting it in such a hat, if after a while when I took the hat off my hair would itself be the shape of a witch hat. :P

It would be a bit Hocus Pocus:

shadowycat: SSMMshadowycat on January 25th, 2013 10:59 pm (UTC)
I loved your "vlogs". They brightened up a rather dull and gloomy day here. You don't sound at all funny to me, but I know you probably do to you. Everyone always seems to think they sound odd when they listen to a recording of themselves. I like your dice. They look a bit iridescent to me, are they? Mine are rainbow colored and really haven't been used properly in years, but I still hang on to them. You never know when you might need a 20 sided die, after all. :D Thanks for the smiles!
Kiwi Crocus: Seasonal || Toast the season.cranky__crocus on January 25th, 2013 11:07 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I think the reason I sound funny is that my voice/accent has gone through two major changes in the last year: first from a pretty non-regional American to a pretty standard English and now to this hybridised combo of the two. When I'm solidly in either one I don't tend to think I sound too funny, although I haven't managed to get solidly back into American for longer than a minute even when I was trying; I just naturally seem to revert back to this half-way place.

Thanks on the dice, too! I consider them a bit iridescent. :D I was choosing between these black/purple ones and some blue/green ones that reminded me of the earth (I often feel pretty aligned with earth and play earthy characters). The character I'm playing fits the black/purple ones more, though, and I know at some point I'll be wanting to get another kit anyway since it's a bit annoying to have to re-roll and it'd be nicer to just have multiples of the same-numbered dice to roll.

Rainbow coloured! Oh, if I'd have found those, I definitely would have been in for them, character be damned. :P And no, you never know when you'll need a 20-sided die! My father still has all his old D&D dice from the 80s. He was tickled pink when he found out I was going off to play D&D with a bunch of my friends; he even gave me all these old magazines that talked about the "new underground game" called D&D. It's definitely been a bonding experience.
kellychamblisskellychambliss on January 26th, 2013 12:38 am (UTC)
Are you going to Misti-Con??? Yay! We can be Minervas together. I'm really looking forward to it. Or we can go on a "date"as Minerva and Willa.

pssst-- should be "troupers"
Kiwi Crocus: HP || Happy witch hopping.cranky__crocus on January 26th, 2013 12:53 am (UTC)
It isn't all confirmed yet, but I'm very much thinking so! Seems silly to miss a con in my own region, hah! I'm looking forward to it too. Did you hear back on the programming idea you submitted?

pssst-- should be "troupers"
Oh hello there, wine! I see you wanted some input on the entry as well. *Grins.* Fixed! Though now I'm pickled tink (wow, I just typed the spoonerism in my head) by the thought of you lot as mounted police officers of the Ministry. The Mighty Mounted OLSB.

Edited at 2013-01-26 12:55 am (UTC)