Side note: We ended up hitting another McDonald's at 3am after Decadence Project, and I got another Happy Meal...and it had the exact same Yoda skateboard.
Naturally, I made Cord ask the guy working the window if I could get a different one. He chuckled, instead of throwing ketchup packets at me for being an idiot customer, and I ended up with General Grievous and now he can battle Yoda! Bwahahah!
This past weekend, I recorded lines for a fan-made commercial (with an atrociously affected French accent), I did my first stage performance, and I danced onstage in body paint and latex lekku. Sometimes I wonder if this is really my life. In the immortal words of my friend Joss - "I think I've died and gone to Heaven. Or Narnia. Because this is not my life!"
Don't get me wrong, there's parts where I've wondered if I died and went to Hell (late night solo car trips and insane travel schedules come to mind...) But they're outweighed by the good, like the gold leaf photoshoot I did this weekend with Timeline Photography. Photoshoots can sometimes be Serious Business, but we were cracking up and having a blast like old friends. It didn't hurt that he provided food. (Pro tip: Feed your cast and crew! an army production team marches on its stomach)
And I've been learning how amazingly encouraging my friends are -- people lending me crash space, helping me with costuming, letting me know about events, even something as simple as commenting on a picture or sending a message. It is so very appreciated! I like to think that if/when I hit it big, I'll have a thank you party. I shall call it AwesomeCon.