Sunday, November 7, 2010

I like to move it, move it.

My first week of work! Four days, four stores, preaching the goodness of the Xbox Kinect. The first two days I didn't have a demo station, but I evangelized for all I was worth (to the amusement of the store employees). The last two days, I had a big beautiful Kinect demo area, which is the equivalent of having Jesus come stand next to you and thumbs up the crowd while you give the sermon.

What's the Kinect like? Totally awesome. Go play it. I could give you my sales spiel, but that's a lotta typing and you won't believe me till you try it for yourself anyway.

Just to clear up something though - no, I am not playing in my bikini. I am wearing a shirt like a normal person because I am in  family friendly chain stores. Should you purchase a Kinect and bring it to a con, though, I will rock the hell out of that thing. In chainmail.

Winter is not going to be an exciting blog month -- I'll be working weekends, doing minor costuming/art projects in my free time, and playing Minecraft with alternating levels of rage and adoration. I might use this time to post some con stories that don't translate super well to stick figure comics, though.

This week, with my hard drive being suckered into giving up its data, I don't have most of my photography/modeling stuff to work on, which is driving me nuts. But I decided to use it as a chance to point out some people who's work I admire, in a variety of fields - gaming, photography, costuming, performance art, traditional art - and I'm having a lot of fun putting together a list. My personal goal was 3 people a day, and I waaaay exceeded that. I may have to save some of them for a round 2 later on, or post a full list on here.

Speaking of which! My friends are doing that "15 authors" thing. [The Rules: Don't take too long to think about it. Fifteen authors (poets included) who have always influenced you and will always stick with you. List the first 15 you can recall in no more than 15 minutes, and they don't have to be listed in order of relevance to you.] Just for fun, I added which book got me hooked :) Here's what I came up with:

1. SE Hinton (The Outsiders)
2. Arthur Golden (Memoirs of a Geisha)
3. JK Rowling (Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone)
4. Orson Scott Card (Ender's Game)
5. Anne Bishop (Heir to the Shadows)
6. Neil Gaiman (Sandman)
7. Patrick Rothfuss (Name of the Wind)
8. Shakespeare (Merchant of Venice)
9. Frank Herbert (Dune)
10. L.M. Montgomery (Anne of Green Gables)
11. CS Lewis (The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe)
12. Tamora Pierce (In the Hand of the Goddess)
13. Tolkien (The Two Towers)
14. Michel de Montaigne (On experience)
15. Terry Pratchett (Good Omens)

What does your list look like?

1 comment:

  1. C.S. Lewis
    Jules Verne
    Jack London
    Anne McCaffry
    Mark Twain
    James Thurber
    Ernest Hemingway
    Kurt Vonnegut
    J.R.R. Tolkien
    Dr Seuss
    Stephen King
    HP Lovecraft
    Tennessee Williams
    Leo Tolstoy