For New Year's Eve John and I got wild and crazy and had some garlicy white pizza (Blaze at Disney Springs. SO GOOD.) followed by a vastly overdue viewing of Moana at our local theater. And oh. Migosh. You guys. YOU GUYS.
Believe the hype. If you haven't seen this movie yet, RUN to your nearest theater and see it immediately. Just be sure to bring Kleenex for the buckets of happy tears. (Yep, not a single tear for Rogue One, but I produced a two-hour rainstorm for Moana. Not because it's sad, but because it's just so beautiful.)
Seriously, Moana's animation is off-the-charts gorgeous, but you almost don't notice because the story is so relentlessly fantastic. Original, hilarious, touching, multiple strong female characters... ah! I can't wait to see it again. I could have stayed in the theater then and there for a second showing.
But here's the thing:
I LOVE THIS CHICKEN.
Well, he's a rooster. Named Heihei, which is pronounced, "Hey Hey."
If you're like me, and enjoy CGI slapstick done by a bug-eyed rooster, then you, too, will fall beak-over-tail for Heihei. And when you learn Alan Tudyk is the voice behind all of Heihei's chicken sounds, your love will only grow.
I feel deep in my soul that I must possess a Heihei of my very own, so I've been looking at all the Heihei merch out there. Then my friend Steph found the most AMAZING THING EVER:
This is Gladzy Kei Art & Cosplay and her hand-sculpted Heihei.
Behold his magnificence!!
Gladzy made him using Apoxie Sculpt and Worbla - a brilliant choice for those feathers. Her paint job is what really drops my jaw, though. Those color fades! And the metallics! Ah! I'm making involuntary "gimmie" hands in-between typing right now.
I also want to drop everything and buy some Worbla and try sculpting my own Heihei. Maybe with his head tilted to the side? I don't know that I could ever match Gladzy's amazingness, but dang, it seems fun to try!
Anyway, here's to trying lots of fun new things in 2017. Thanks for sticking around with me, geeking out with me, and for being my tribe. You guys rock. Sending you ALL the hugs and rooster pecks.