Ropecon 2017

Day 125. 150 pages, 69,622 words.

Another lazy pre-write this weekend, and another essential flatline although I am still hoping to get a bit done.

It’s Ropecon this weekend, so we’re going to be hitting Messukeskus for the duration. Since I never got my shit together for my Noro Metak costume (I still have hopes for Worldcon), and am not really feeling Edpool this time around, I was looking for some lazy alternative costume to dress up in.

I’ve settled, since I’m basically already there, on Old Luke Skywalker. I’ll shape my bear a bit, pin back the braids, don my Jedi bathrobe and robot my right hand up a bit. This will be a low-effort and hopefully minimal-sweat cosplay for the weekend.

If it crashes and burns on Saturday, I may take Edpool out for a spin on Sunday, or just don the bowler hat and go steampunk.

About Hatboy

I’m not often driven to introspection or reflection, but the question does come up sometimes. The big question. So big, there’s just no containing it within the puny boundaries of a single set of punctuationary bookends. Who are these mysterious and unsung heroes of obscurity and shadow? What is their origin story? Do they have a prequel trilogy? What are their secret identities? What are their public identities, for that matter? What are their powers? Their abilities? Their haunted pasts and troubled futures? Their modus operandi? Where do they live anyway, and when? What do they do for a living? Do they really have these fantastical adventures, or is it a dazzlingly intellectual and overwrought metaphor? Or is it perhaps a smug and post-modern sort of metaphor? Is it a plain stupid metaphor, hedged around with thick wads of plausible deniability, a soap bubble of illusory plot dependent upon readers who don’t dare question it for fear of looking foolish? A flight of fancy, having dozed off in front of the television during an episode of something suitably spaceship-oriented? Do they have a quest, a handler, a mission statement, a department-level development objective in five stages? I am Hatboy.
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3 Responses to Ropecon 2017

  1. brknwntr says:

    I’m interested in seeing the bear shape.

  2. brknwntr says:

    No, and now you have to find a bear to shape.

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