Monday, April 23, 2018

Our Dreamfinder Funko Pop!

John and I've been fiddling around with the final touches on this for far too long, so my apologies to those of you I've been cruelly teasing with sneak peeks over on Instagram. ;)

At long last, though, here's our latest custom Funko Pop:

Dreamfinder!





Here he is side-by-side with the official Figment:



And a look at just the figure:

Friday, April 20, 2018

Jen's Gems: Everything That Made Me Smile This Week

Well, that's not exactly accurate, since most of you made me smile with all your thousands of emoji hearts and support. Thank you, thank you. If you saw the update on my Sad Announcement then you know John and I've been through the emotional wringer and back again, but already things are better. I'll fill you in on some of that later, but right now I want to show you everything that made me smile, guffaw, and believe in Goodness again these last few days.


First up, the thing that made John and I laugh WAY too long.

Allow me to present... the Incognito Avengers:

The longer you look, the funnier this gets. The shield! And Hawkeye in the background! Bahahahaha!

Credit: Captain America and Black Widow by Ben Campbell and Stephanie Campbell at C2E2 2018.
Photo by Jen Greeley for Over 30 Cosplay, and found via the always delightful RPF FB page.

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We don't really have gnats around Orlando (or am I just inside too much to notice?) but I still found this hysterical:

The power-washing, omigosh.

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I actually found this next video a few weeks ago, but I could watch it every day for the rest of the month. Here's almost everything I love about conventions, encapsulated in 3.5 hysterical minutes.
Turn on your sound and promise you'll watch the whole thing.
(It's not the whole vid; just that one short montage.)

Who caught the MC Hammer Dance around 1:40? CAN'T TOUCH THIS. Yaaaas!

Someday I want to figure out a funny interactive cosplay like this. There's nothing better than getting to play with fellow fans - look how much fun they're all having! - and talk about making some memories.

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On a more somber but super-inspiring note, it's been incredible reading about Tammie Jo Shultz, the pilot of that SouthWest plane that had to make an emergency landing after one of the engines blew out/off.



Tammie was one of the first female fighter pilots in the U.S. military, and the very first to fly an F/A-18 Hornet for the Navy. While there was still a tragic loss of life during the South West emergency, hearing Tammie's calm, controlled voice as she landed the damaged plane made me believe in real heroes. Obviously there were a lot of heroes at work that day, but it's especially inspiring to know little girls everywhere have a new role model this week - and as a result, may someday even follow in Tammie's footsteps.

You can read more about Tammie and the incident here on NBC News. You can also listen to the full cockpit recording, which is shockingly serene. If it weren't for what they were saying, you'd never know it was such an extreme emergency.

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Oh! Speaking of great role models, Sarah shared something on my Epbot FB post that makes my heart happy: