So now that I'm over the flu and cold that nailed me one after the other, and Halloween decorating is over, I thought I'd drop off the most recent news and Halloween goodness--all the reason I haven't been able to do my embassy hopping lately.
Short alliance news:
1 million strength passed,
Graduated from the Ragnablok and upgraded treaty with RoK to MDoAP,
Revived MDP with TSCE. We like brainssss.
And now for the Halloween stuff!
(Might want to google American McGee's Alice to understand this madness!)
First thing on the way to the office, I had to draw this on foam and cut it out, because I couldn't find any Alice stuff in the stores. Ugh. Also, the little caption is from the game. "Please don't dawdle, Alice, we're very late indeed." Appropriate for going into work, no?
Open that door, and here's the looooooooooong hallway leading to the office. I'm lucky our supervisor lets me decorate this area, since defendants are occasionally escored down this hall. I also hid an iPod with creeptastic music playing on it, so people could wonder where the noise was coming from all the way down the hall. Bwahahaha....
The Cheshire's grin--had to draw this one, too. Not even 4 hours up, and it fell victim to vandals, one of the deputies decided to turn my Cheshire into a toothless hick by scribbling out one of his teeth. And they give those people guns...
Check out a screenshot of the doorway portals in the game. I found fabric that looks somewhat portal-ish. Bwahaha...
Whoooo are youuuu? This is the Caterpillar's spot, complete with hooka, psychadelic fabric and colored strobe light. The 'shroom was an airbrush project of mine from several months ago.
This is what happens when you stand around OUR water cooler. Also, you can get the little figurines at toy stores, online or ebay.
Had to draw these, too. Damn foam soaks up marker ink like.. well...foam. Cause it's.. you know, foam. At least it was a lot easier to cut than the cardboard was.
More on that in a minute...
The arches of the hedge maze--the "wrought iron" fence spikes were another 3am special. That means I was up till 3am cutting and painting these things by hand out of cardboard. I think I had carpal tunnel for a week.
Better shot of the Queen's hedge-maze effect. I scattered a regular deck of playing cards all through the maze's greneery, cause everyone was asking why I had Christmas stuff up for Halloween before they knew it was Alice in Wonderland.
Not even my cubicle was safe from my silliness. I was real popular at the Dollar Tree for a couple of days. Had to buy a good 30 Christmas garland wreaths to mangle for my Halloween project. ??? Thankfully, everything's a dollar there. Hence the name...
Clocks. Hanging, dangling clocks, all in varying degrees of twistedness. Printed those out from the computer (one normal and one mirrored so I could make them double-sided), cut 'em, stuck 'em onto the same foam for better support and "dangle" effect.
And that's pretty much it, aside from a couple other little details. It was one of my most convoluted plots yet.
Also, this doesn't show the two separate times I was sick during the course of this production. The flu the first time, head cold the second. Ehe...
Oh well, for the few days it was up, it was worth it.