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Wednesday, 28 April 2004


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1925 - It just gets crazier and crazier

I've now done 3 radio show interviews, including The Don & Mike Show last Friday. There'll be a short story in the July 2004 issue of Stuff Magazine. I've been asked to contribute to the official 25th anniversary website for The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. I've gotten email from Kibo. I've been asked to make a personal appearance at an '80s video arcade in Portland.

The capper: I'll be appearing on Jimmy Kimmel Live next Monday night. (ABC after Nightline, check your local listings for exact time.)

current mood: [mood icon] enthralled

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From:frookah
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Wowie zowie! Nice work.
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From:aloudallowed
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EXCELLENT!! You're an icon. Like William Hung, only different.
From:sethm
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KIBO!

You know, screw the rest. Kibo is your sure sign of fame :)
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From:tardis_chan
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Neat. Just...fucking neat. :)
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From:be4u
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w00t!

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All I can say is, let any of your detractors TOP THAT!
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From:geektasha
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Hi, I just wanted to drop you a note saying I really liked the Tron costume. It looks great, and you can tell how much work was put into it. It's great to see people taking cosplay seriously. :)
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From:sarin000
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Nifters, who'd have though that little costume would cause such a ruckus eh?

Have fun with it, I think I'll add you to my friends list.

Sarin
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From:quizzicalsphinx
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Okay, I'll admit it: I followed you here from LJDrama.com, and I gotta unlurk just to put my two cents in.

First and foremost: the costume is beyond cool. If I'd been at that con, my response would have probably been a bit of blinking as I tried to recognise the source (I'm a bit young for Tron) and then a 'squee!' of pure delight when it finally hit me.

Second but just as important: the grace with which you've taken the sudden burst of celebrity/notority is a thing of pure beauty. You have neither drama-queened nor folded. You rock.

Last but not least: the legitimate props you've gotten on both of the above are more than well-deserved.

Don't bother to put me through the screening process, unless you want to. I just thought you'd like to know.


--Lynette
(geeky gamer chick)

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From:ginafae
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Holy Crap, Jay! You're the most famous person I know!!!
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From:jmaynard
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Yeah, but I'm still trying to decide if that's a bug or a feature...
From:glaximus
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From:dreamfall
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Heh. Not everyone who reads Fark is a puerile adolescent jackass. I found your story on Fark and I for one think you are just beyond cool.

You go, tron guy. Take comfort in the fact that you're having a hell of a lot more fun living life than the people with nothing better to do than post bullshit about you from their mothers' basements. You're spending a lot more time in their heads than they're spending in yours. And that, my friend, is how it oughta be.
From:namatad
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redundant

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ummmm
puerile is superfluous
From:jmaynard
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Re: redundant

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From:thraeryn
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I admire the work you put into your costume. I'm surprised that the Fark linkage, etc. haven't brought LiveJournal to a standstill. ;)

I think your next project should be a Yakko Warner costume so that you look like your icon. :D Sure, that takes things up several difficulty levels, but how cool would THAT be?
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From:jmaynard
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I've thought about a Warner costume. It wouldn't be that had, except for two areas:

1) The head. Getting this right would take serious work, especially if I went all the way and made the mouth work. I don't have a clue as to how to accomplish even the basic part.
2) The feet. In theory, this is just a matter of shoe covers, but getting them right and set up so I don't constantly trip myself is nontrivial. Then there's the matter of the soles, which would be impossible to do completely accurately (they'd have to be fuzzy, and there's no way that would survive a single wearing), and even getting them approximately right (white on the bottom, with two round black pads) takes some serious work.

I'd like to try it, but it'll take some serious learning first.
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From:ithrowhammerfar
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Cool Suit man, brings back memories. Did you try the new tron 2 video game tat came out recently? Worth a try if you're a fan of the original. I found the link on fark.com. Good luck with the 15 minutes hehe.
From:endy_n_omni
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You sir, are awesome. All this because you posted a few photos on-line. I wish I could gain stardom without trying.

Good luck man, I'll be watching Jimmy's show for you!
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From:katastrophy23
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Have you ever seen this stuff, its battery powered and gives of a bright glow. I don't know if your costumes glows or not but you could use it for that. I weaved it into a mesh shirt for halloween and it looked really cool. Great costume by the way!!

Website for Lightning Wire - http://www.fiberopticproducts.com/Wire.htm
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From:jmaynard
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That's the stuff I used. (The darker blue shade.) I got it from a different source, but it's the same product.
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From:flense
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That's pretty damn cool. It's good to see that someone who puts hard work and ingenuity into making cool stuff gets recognized for their efforts. A question: did you attend this year's Penguicon? I was planning on it, but my ride copped out.
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From:jmaynard
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Yes, I did; the costume's debut was at the Penguicon Masquerade.

It's a neat con. I'd be going back next year even without the free registration I won.
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