*laughs* Happy April Fools Day to New Zealand! And to all countries as the Time Zones click into place! Unfortunately, that huge “Mwahahaha!” thing I promised totally slipped through the cracks when Mon got her new job (still, congrats^100000!), and I didn’t have enough time to draw anything myself. So you can share in the gigglefest, here’s what we had planned:

Potter of the Caribbean

Harry: Will

Ron: Norrington

Hermione: Elizabeth

Fanon!Draco: Captain Jack Sparrow (blonde, hahahaha!)

Hedwig: Jack the Monkey (or maybe Mr. Cotton’s parrot)

Luna: Anamaria

Dean: Barbossa

Zacharias: Ragetti (the pirate with the wooden eye)

So check out Fiction Alley and enjoy everyone else’s submissions! All images from past years are there if you reload enough times, so you can still get some Moni/Pris dorkery with our Chicago parody from last year and LotR from the year before! (Good lord, we’ve improved! *points and laughs at old images*) EDIT: And aauuugh! They also have the old FA covers Mags, Mon, and I did! Bwaha, SemiClassic!Starling! *mocks Ginny’s hair*

And the last two, WAY too rushed: Destiny and Delirium.

I just got back from printing the big poster of doom, which is a much bigger scale than I imagined. It’s huuuuuuuge! Wah! Oh well, it’s tres luvverly, so it’s all good. And I spent enough getting this printed, so I’m not about to reprint it. And look at how ahead of the deadline I am! Will I be in the lab at 2AM finalizing and printing and panicking because we’ve run out of ink/paper/caffiene? No! At 6:40 PM, I am a new woman!

So the rumored title for Star Wars Episode Three is “The Creeping Fear.” Not “The Rise of the Empire” or something even remotely approaching the realm of quasi-coolness. Gah, you’d think I’d be used to the sheer painful badness of the prequel trilogy by now. Or you’d think Lucas would have gotten a clue.

MAA question: Do you think the average theatregoer knows what an APB is? Or at least, in context of the phrase “put out an APB”?

Whee! Purse! I probably should have considered the difficulties of painting details on corderoy beforehand, but I’m quite pleased with the result, so I’m glad I went ahead with it! Before and After!

I want to do an emblem of Rohan on the other side in brass… that would rock. Currently looking through my LotR art books for something fitting. In the meantime, I’m going to spend a few days with just the Gondorian white tree to see if adding anything else would be too much. Though it would be quite cool! Instead of deciding each morning to show the world my huge Penn button or my “snarky and political” button side, I could pick between the men of the North or the South. XD

Also, I’m probably going to have to take off the sequins and just paint in the stars, because they definitely look like they’re going to fall off. They’re too small to form a decend bond with the grain of the corderoy.

Whee, shopping! I went to South Street, a big artsy area with lots of crazy fun thrift shops and such, and I got the fabric paint and sequins for my Gondor shirt. And my purse is going to be so cool there are no words. And I mailed Renata and Rebecca’s packages! Expect them in 3-5 days, my darlings. Whee, off to work! &ltcrafty&gt…