Tactical Ninja -
Jan. 17th, 2014
So there's this meme thing going around, where you reply to someone's post saying CHEESE and they pick five of your icons and you write about them. I did it cos nick_101 did it. If you want to do it, CHEESE me.
Or ZUCCHINI. Because we're 12. Or plantgirl is, anyway.
This icon was given to me by pagurus back when he was known as killifish, when I first started shearing lifestyle sheep. I think it counts as one of the first sheep gifts - those didn't start to happen until I moved to a place where sheep were uncommon and my liking for and knowledge of them became unusual. It's from a cartoon, can't remember what that's called. I've always wanted it on a t-shirt.
This was taken at a dance party in Auckland called Bliss. A bunch of us flew up for it. Dr Wheel couldn't make it, so we took a cardboard cutout of his head on a stick and got lots of photos of him having a great time. The chill zone was underwater themed and I found this cute little cardboard seahorse that looked like it wanted a kiss.
Taken at the same party, one of my first ventures into costuming. This dress/gloves/ears set was made of fluoro pink tiger striped fun fur. I still have it, but don't wear it very often these days. It may or may not make an appearance at Kiwiburn, depending on mood.
Platto! Another sheep gift, this time from Dr Wheel. They are supposed to be cushions, but that face is too cute to sit on. The misspelled/mispronounced philosophers thing is a bit of a theme, which started with a pink snake given to me by the YoT, which needed a name. So happened that I'd just found out that Descartes was pronounced Day-carts rather than Des-car-tees as I had originally thought. So my snake ended up being called Des-car-tees. Hence, Platto. Also, Aristotal and So-craytes (my computers), Fuckolt (blue spotted leopard thing), Aristophaynes (sheep) and Weisshaupt (my Kindle). Yes, Weisshaupt being the outlier for those following along at home. He was actually the founder of the Illuminati, not a philosopher. And the Illuminati was founded on my birthday. Fun facts!
Me playing dressups, yet again. This is my Grey Warden outfit from Dragon Age 2, the most recent costume (apart from those still in progress and those that won't be posted till they've debuted). I've come a fair way from fun fur minidresses, eh? This one got me noticed by the Dragon Age PR people, and catapulted me into the cosplay community online. I like that people recognise the work that went into it, and wish I had more opportunities to wear it.
Given that my latest costumes (which you will see after Kiwiburn) are very eye-catching, I think it's finally time I created a website for them. I've been wondering what to do with tatjna.com, and this seems like a pretty worthy theme. I've quite a collection of costumes I've made now, so it'd be nice to showcase them somewhere.
What I'm looking to do is make a site that has a gallery, a blog, and a few static pages. Nothing fancy. I would like to be able to build and maintain it myself, because I fucking hate being reliant on other people for support of my projects. So, simple to use for someone who's computer and internet savvy and reasonably smart but not a programmer is kind of what I'm after.
Any recommendations? I've heard both good and bad things about Wordpress.