By ECHOENDLESS 3 Comments
damn... I have like 2 months worth of blogging to catch up on... NYCC, other things I made and shoots ive done... but we will get there when we get there. Now we are here... and what is here? and when is now? Too many abstract questions!!! This isnt a poem! Its a blog post!
I've been getting pissed about women complaining about being sexually harassed at cons and online. I thought I might be the only one who felt this way, but apparently im not. sooooo... I got together with Spidey Ham, to help me camp it up express our views on this situation.
THIS VIDEO IS A COMMENT ABOUT OUR RIGHTS OF SELF EXPRESSION, WHICH I HOLD DEAR TO MY HEART. PLEASE DONT MISTAKE IT FOR ANYTHING ELSE, OR SHE HULK WILL COME AND CRUSH IN YOUR TINY SKULL FOR BEING SO IGNORANT.
Life can be full of strange coincidences.
Thats how these pictures came to be. I recently changed jobs, and when I did took the chance to reach out to all the people I had worked with thru my facebook profile. A coworker of mine, Christine Szymanski was in a delightful state of shock when she realized that she and I had so much in common. Lamenting the fact that we didnt have the time to get to know each other better, we started to reminisce about our sordid club days, and found out that we had traveled in the same social circles some years ago, and had just never run into each other.
Then one day there is this picture from Christine in my inbox of Echo and Daredevil by artist David Mackfrom the upcoming End of Days.... along with a message about how strange it was that my name was Echo, since she had planned to name her daughter Echo Seven (but sadly, it was not meant to be) ... all this was indeed strange, as my birthday is 7/7, so of course that is my lucky number as well....
but this image struck me so deeply, for so many reasons..... it is an image that needs no words, no story, no knowledge of wither of the characters to be evocative... the emotion comes through clear and strikes the viewer directly int eh heart. The lighting is both strange, and effective. it speaks to both individuals in the picture, and yet is a unique and subtle way to sway the viewers emotion. I could go on and on about how much I liked it, but, I decided to give a shot at recreating it instead.
Yes, I'm a cosplayer, but mostly by accident, so I didn't have an Echo costume, or a DD costume.... I had a bag full of club clothes, and some red bodypaint.
so I did what I could with what I had. I painted my gracious DD model and by accident photographer Miguel M Melendez red, slapped on a few bandages, found a red lightbulb and an led flashlight, and we had this makeshift photoshoot. I wanted to post the pics right away, but I sent one to Christine, who fist alerted me to its existence, and one to the artist to ask for permission to post it, since it was his image.
What happened next was totally freakin AWESOME!!! David Mack actually replied to my message, was super nice, and told me that he had had a friend take a picture of himself and a lady friend of his in that pose to use as a reference for the painting.
and so it goes... life echoes art, echoes life echoes art... endlessly....till the end of days.
So.... I had this dream.....
That I lived in this post apocalyptic kind of world. I was a metal smith, and I had been given the task of forging the Lantern rings for my world. The problem was that I had only a tiny shard of the Starheart to work with, and there was no chance our rings would self replicate, given the technology on our planet. I set about fussing and following with a design, but didnt want to finish anything in feat that I might do something wrong and waste the shard...
There was news of a traveling exhibition coming to our town by train... it was a carnival of sorts and it was said they had an exhibition of this glowing green man. I was intrigued and awaited the carnival.... When it arrived, and I went to see the exhibition, it was vague and a bit horrifying, (as dreams can be) The "glowing green man" turned out to be a corpse, who, when viewers entered the room, would be sloppily propped up by strings, boated head lolling to the side. But he did, indeed, glow. And I could feel the lantern power filling his corpse and the rest of the room. The rest of this exhibition included a small table, on which a holographic video was played on loop detailing the discovery of the glowing man, and the story of his death.
He was a bank robber, and after a heist, he took to the mountains to find a place to hide. He was being chased out in a strange valley during a thunderstorm, and happened to get struck by lightning... what ensued was something of a fireworks show, as his body was raised up, charged with immese power, but he was unable to withstand the charge.
It was then I knew there was a valley that had strange radiation, and that if I could combined the lightning and the radiation, it would be the key to my worlds source of power for the lantern rings......
thats where the dream ended. But it inspired me to hit my hammer (praise Thor) and torch and get to work making my own lanterns. Please take a look at the pics and let em know what you think of the prototypes!!!
Soooo... I have always been this "accidential" Cosplayer... my first cosplay being Ziggy Stardust (may the pictures be burned!) when I was 14.... but I never really "pimped" myself as being one... until now. So I have been so impressed by the warmth of the community, and ANY excuse to dress up is a good one! It seems as though I see lots of cosplayers entering these "vote for me" contests, and when there was a zombie themed one... i figured "why not?"
I've been losing HORRIBLY ... until the AMAZING SPIDEY HAM came to the rescue with a video blog plea thats got me at least back in the running.... so... if you happen upon this blog... please visit and subscribe to his youtube!!! hes does a bang up job at bein spidey!!!
annnnddd... if you could... take a moment and vote for me in the sexy zombie contest too...
While ive been a casual observer of comic vine for many years now, some things are inevitable and thus here I am BOOM!!!!
Im a nerd, cosplayer, and music sensation!!! if you dig the SHE HULK... then check my SHE HULK SONG!!!
so much more to come... WATCH OUT!!
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