MaximusJune 6, 2014
Groin Screens and the Presents of the Droid
I had an interesting, Fish out of Water, other-worldly experience last weekend. Yes, I went to Armageddon. Some of you may think that I spend my entire tiny life on another planet, but this experience was definitely like living in a parallel universe. There were people wearing spandex, with cod-pieces, and underpants over tights. There were many people of indeterminate origin, begarbed as aliens of indeterminate planet, from ages with indeterminate space-time continuum, and beset with wigs of indeterminate materials. There were many androids in attendance, but they were not the droids I was looking for. Many people were in costume – no one else was disguised as a giant Fish – which meant that I fitted right in, as many people just thought I was a cos-play Nemo. More than once I heard the cry go up “I’ve found Nemo!” which was sweet, but unoriginal. Not so the fans. Originality was, well, compulsory. I’ll post a few pics for your pleasure…
Just what WAS sweet legless Robin doing with the medieval Viking maidens?
Most impressive was the Elf Queen and her entourage.
There were Zombies, and it does indeed seem as if the Zombie apocalypse is soon to be upon us, as the Zombies were running, and groaning, and being filmed… instead of their normal slow shuffling pace. These two charming zombies, once living flesh, now sadly deceased, clearly didn’t like the taste of Fish. It was human flesh they were after. Their pock-marked skin almost impossible to tell apart from the ranks of acne-battle-scarred teenagers, I was most impressed by the Zombie Nation…
And then there was IronMan himself….