Team Edmund

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Edmund has been recast as my niece has been antsy for the return of her Ken.  He is now posable!

And yes.  Even more cracky than before.  But this is for SgL.  Maybe nice guys can win.


Crack Red Riding Hood Extras

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You can fill in your own internal dialogue/story.  These are alternate shots or things that for whatever reason, didn’t fit into the “canon” of the previous crack story.  It also reveals behind-the-scenes shots.

For access to the album: HERE

I knew I needed natural light for the photoshoot, but through the test shots, I discovered that actual sun was terrible for getting good pictures, so I migrated everything over into the shade.

I am not much of a seamstress, yet I somehow always manage to force myself to sew things.  The Wolf Man was rather challenging.  I am highly neurotic and feel obligated to keep the Japan Ken doll intact (please google image this guy) and as such, decided not to cut the plastic bits holding his hair in place in the back of his head as well as not remove his clothing because guess what?  HIS HAIR IS SEWN TO HIS OUTFIT IN THE FRONT.  So I had to design an outfit for Mr. Wolfram that would work around his clothes AND the two strands of hair trailing down the side of his face and attached to his chest as well as adequately cover up any bits of red clothing underneath.  Whew.

I am sort of a fan of his faux fur.  And even though I really doubted my ability to make the tiny wolf ears, they were incredibly fun and make him look hilarious imo.

Red is a very old doll from my (pre)adolescence.  Due to my neurosis, many of my dolls are still in tip-top form.  She had just the right kind of hair for Elanore: bangs, past shoulder length, with a curl.  There are issues with her red cloak, but shh…

Poor Edmund is being returned to my niece, so he will be recast should any future pictures be taken.  I may or may not also have to find new pants for him.

I’m trying to think of any other interesting tidbits…but they have since fled my brain.

On characterization of crack:

Don’t think.  Just do.

Boil characters down to the basic essentials and then exaggerate those things tenfold.

In the case of Elanore:  Unfortunately, she is quite passive here.  But the main attributes are her “ladyhood” and peacekeeping disposition.

In the case of Edmund:  As (arguably) a romantic, I made him melodramatic and speaking in wannabe-Shakespearean.

In the case of Wolfram:  Stoic, speaks mysteriously, and drops hints as to his true nature…


Hm…I guess next I should work on a collab for Ms. Waters?  BUT WHAT??  Sock puppets?? O.o

Crack Red Riding Hood (for SgL)

The following slideshow is pure and utter crack.  Apologies if the slides go too fast.  Photobucket only has three speed settings (and WordPress slideshow only one).  You may have to pause every now and then.  You can also view the individual pictures at: THE ALBUM.

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So, I’ve been sitting on this for a very long time.  I wrote the script back in January and (in true ME fashion) took weeks to select the right fabrics and even longer to assemble costumes (including stealing my niece’s Ken doll, which she has been upset over my having kept for half the year).  The backdrop was very easy (the apple tree made from foam and construction paper), although the crayon doesn’t show up and for future, will use paint instead.  The photoshoot was incredibly fun and yielded around 7 times the number of photos that actually made the canon “cut.”  In true indecisive fashion, the photo selection process was arduous and digital media being my weakest point, involved trying to figure out how to do what I wanted done (tho I ended up filching a particular job onto a friend).

Digital Sparklies added by: Celly
Phantom hand provided by: The Great and Powerful and Hot and All Girls Want Him Nate (or just Nate)
Overall patience and sanctuary to work credit goes to: Nate

Edmund played by: my niece’s Ken
Elanore played by: my Theresa (over ten years old!)
Wolfy played by: Japan Ken

Next week (I hope) there will be a second set of pictures that show behind-the-scenes as well as the photos I really liked, but that didn’t end up in the final cut (for various reasons).  I’ll write more about the creation process then!

Also, if there are any requests for specific shots (certain poses from a certain angle), let me know!  I will try to accommodate!  Your Red Riding Hood fantasy come to life…in doll form!!! XD

Update, A Square Paradise pt 2

Update: Here’s Ben! (Written by T.E.Waters)

“A Square Paradise” is an experiment in round-robin fiction.

The explanation for how it was set up is here.

To start from the top, clicks here.

Update, A Square Paradise

Update: Enter Al (Written by CS Kay)

“A Square Paradise” is an experiment in round-robin fiction.

The explanation for how it was set up is here.

To start from the top, clicks here.

February Collab

Heh. February collabs begin with me starting random sketches around Suzy’s Box.


Wrapping up Jan 2011 collabs – a conversation with EK

It’s February, you say?  You just have to learn to think outside the box.

I poke and poke and keep poking EK for information in our conversational informal interview:  Diverting Digressions, where we talk about everything from deceptively cheerful characters to fantasy to personal vices.  I attempt to peek at the world from inside EK’s brain.

And if you are still looking for something to do, go read EK’s .

What will February have in store?  Better keep an eye out!

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