I've covered cosplayers before, because it's cool, and these people are some really stunning artists. You've probably seen pictures of Riki "Riddle" LeCotey, even if you never knew who she was. This page is, by the way (and despite the title), not any kind of "history of Riddle," which you can find all kinds of places. This page is just a "Hey, now you know!" (Yes, old schoolers, that was deliberate.)
Ms LeCotey has been cosplaying since before it was cool - like way back to at least 2008. (Which is, by the way even longer thanReigning Queen of Cosplay Jessica Nigri.)
And in case your like "Yeah, but if she's that old, is she still relevant?
So, yeah, she is relevant to the cosplay world. She's getting paid requests to appear at places, so there you go.
"Okay, fine," you say, "she gets paid to appear at cons. That's still not like 'cosplaying' is a real job!"…
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So, a while ago, I randomly ran across Wintergatan's Marble Machine on YouTube. Well, it's a fun vid, and epic nerdiness. Turns out, once you watch one "amazing marble" machine vid, YouTube suggests (no surprise) many more. It's really wild the creativity and engineering that goes into these things, which means the hundreds of hours of time. It's engineering and art, all bundled together.
As far as I'm concerned, any instrument using marbles is madness ...
Some people use of the shelf kits to create crazy "tumbling domino" like runs...
...and some people just do completely custom work...
You might have noticed I've been playing about with the Mighty Protectors RPG, written by Jeff Dee and Jack Herman, and published under their Monkey House Games imprint.
Well, there's this guy, BK Adams, who - rumor has it - may actually be a bigger guru about MP even than Jeff Dee. I don't know if this is true, but it's a fun rumor to spread (because, you know, gossip draws attention, and every indie publisher needs all the attention they can get) :-)
Meanwhile, BK Adams has been making YouTube tutorials on some of the finer points of Mighty Protectors. I think this is kind of cool in general, and I like his style. At first I thought "Why are you reading it to me, when I can read it myself?" But, you know, his style makes sense, and he brings a bunch of fiddly bits together, so the game makes more sense, and character creation - and resulting play - is more fun.
So, there you go. Buy the game, watch the vids, have fun saving the world.