sarlume FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

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    • Decompression: Complete

      4 years ago

      sarlume

      Yes, I'm aware that it's been nearly two weeks since RTX. No, I'm not sure I've fully recovered from the trip, but heck with it. XP Photo dump incoming.

      There are so many highlights to cover, but I'll just start with this as an example of the awesome of this year: (yes, I know it's already in my photos, JUST GO WITH IT!) ^^;

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      No it wasn't my Titan costume (which still has months of construction ahead of it), but the opportunity to hold that glorious creation made by Impact Props was definitely a top highlight for me. Must make one of my own.

      Friends were also a major highlight: @Armor3dXombi, @sibertiger9, @Matt317, @grumpywinter, to name a few.

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      The other cosplayers we saw were innumerable, all so wonderful, and I didn't get enough pictures to document the fact, sadly. I did find a good chunk of Borderlands cosplayers though, so that made me pretty happy.

      Also finally got a photo with the warthog in my armor. Finally.

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      Don't ask how I got in and out of the thing in my armor; I'm still not sure myself. Also more halo stuff, but I'll just spam my photo section with those instead.

      The throne was pretty awesome...put a cow on it, so my day was well rounded out:

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      Also the Meta, but that's less relevant:

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      All in all a pretty satisfying installment of our family vacation, thanks to a little monetary assistance from Grandma and various loan companies. ^^;

      That said, I'll be working as a lunch lady again starting this week, this time at a high school. Joy. Still, can't beat the hours or the added exercise...or the paycheck.

      Last but not least, this:Spartan Doing Push-Ups for Operation Supply Drop ...was indescribably fun. I only got to 36, but I'm totally gonna make major effort to be some kind of competition for the ladies next year...in costume, of course. ^_^


      I'll be around! <3

    • 4 years ago

      sarlume
    • 4 years ago

      sarlume
    • Alms, alms for the poor...

      4 years ago

      sarlume

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      Ladies and gentlemen, I have succumbed to peer pressure. By 'peer', I of course mean 'my mom', but that's beside the point. I have started a gofundme page for that thing that is a bit too close, and closing in a bit too quickly. Link here: Sarlume's Family RTX Fund

      Even just a share would mean the world to me.

      Our attempts to gather enough funds to cover everything have tanked. Right now we'll only have enough to cover the hotel room, so we really only need fuel and food. Merch is just a bonus at this point, so the goal listed in the campaign is really just the hope talking. Just being there is good enough for us; we love talking with you guys! <3 ...Bring lunch meat.

    • Thankful!

      4 years ago

      sarlume

      I promise, there's a reason I've been missing! You know, aside from the generic "I've been busy" excuse...which is still totally true.

      My lovely, mediocre computer was fried in a series of freak power outages within a 30-second time frame like 3 weeks ago, and I'm fairly sure that it is the cause of the non-power when I push the button over and over like a cave person. Fortunately, my mother had a slightly older computer (running Xp sadly, but usable) that I was able to hook up just in time to enjoy the shiny new site! Figured I'd break it in with a long overdue journal. ^^;

      It's a sad thing, but Destiny costumes are not going to be complete enough for RTX this year, but it just means that I can be sure to have a full fireteam by next year. *cough*@sibertiger9*cough* Plus, we'll have time to nail the dances down. ;P

      I need an Xbox One. I cannot afford an Xbox One with sporadic pay. (sadface) Therefore, I will be taking a step back from self-employment to take a breather. I wanna make stuff for us for a while, so I think I may try and be a lunch lady again. We'll see where it goes.

      How have y'all been? :D

    • 4 years ago

      sarlume
    • It's on!

      4 years ago

      sarlume

      All three RTX tickets have finally been bought!

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      I can now officially say that we'll be there again this year. smiley0.gif Now that we've got the one thing (well...three things) out of the way that would absolutely keep us from going, we only have to worry about making the actual trip.

      ...Has anyone ever gone on a family vacation with zero budget before? It's fair to say I'm concerned about it, but I've got these boys for precious few years before they're all grown into stinky men, and I wanna give them childhood memories to remember, dangit! It's just one of those things where I have to have faith that I'll be able to save enough in time to make the whole thing enjoyable rather than an exercise in poverty. ...On a completely and totally unrelated note, anyone wanna buy a corset? ^^; Heh heh..

      Naturally, this means that the Spartan Race in Austin is probably off for us this year and we'll have to shoot for next year. More time for me to train for it though, amirite? ;P

      In other news, you guys are beautiful! Have a blessed RT birthday. smiley12.gifsmiley12.gif

    • 4 years ago

      sarlume
    • AROO!

      4 years ago

      sarlume

      I didn't get very "fit4RTX" last year, and magic isn't helping me much.

      Bummer.

      So, I've gotta make the right change. My special, shiny key of motivation:

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      Austin Spartan Sprint, May 10th. Anyone in the neighborhood wanna join us? smiley0.gif

    • Coping

      4 years ago

      sarlume

      I am physically in pain with this news, and it's been a battle all day to fight back tears in public. I may not have had the chance to meet him in person, but I'm fairly certain he would not have wanted this level of sobbing from any fan. It's tough not to, but I'm trying. Instead, I think loads of creativity are just what was ordered.

      Following these events and reading that which Matt had to tell us, I now realize that I have many projects that I need to be pouring more creative energy into. I only hope Monty can feel how much inspiration is still being generated by his memory. This is where he's immortal.

      To anyone reading this while fighting tears like I am (or not), my message box is always open if you need to talk.

      In the words of a fellow community member... No words can do this feeling justice.

      Rest in peace you crazy-talented, kindhearted, genius man. smiley12.gifsmiley12.gifsmiley12.gif

  • Comments (506)

    • Matt317 the guy

      4 years ago

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      Happy Valentines Day!

    • LadyOddDuck

      4 years ago

      Happy Valentine's Day, Sara! It has been awesome talking to you these past few months. I hope we can finally meet at RTX 2015! Your cosplays are amazing and I can't wait to see what else you come up with!

      This comment brought to you by the Warm Fuzzies Project. Now go spread the love. smiley12.gif

    • ELSArt FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Ty

      4 years ago

      Okay dude it's Officially saw the pic you just uploaded and you have top be one of the best cosplayers I've ever seen. I can't imagine how long it took you to make that armor.

    • AgentRiver

      4 years ago

      I saw your picture, had a heart attack, and then sent a friend request. as some one who really wants to get into cosplay i now love you... Sorry.

      • sarlume FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        4 years ago

        Absolutely! ^^

      • AgentRiver

        4 years ago

        Really? Thanks!

      • sarlume FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        4 years ago

        Haha...I'll survive. I'm here if you ever need to bounce off cosplay ideas! smiley0.gif

    • datalaughing FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Always Right

      5 years ago

      Omg, tomorrow is the last day, and I still haven't met you guys. You've got to stop by center stage at some point and say hi. I will probably be there all day except I'm hoping to make the Live Geek and Prosper panel at 2.

      • datalaughing FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Always Right

        5 years ago

        Yup, I was working the whole time at the Minecraft let's play, standing at the side of the stage or walking back and forth to make sure people weren't getting out of hand.

      • sarlume FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        5 years ago

        Yeah, I was getting photos most of the morning with the 405th. Went to the minecraft let's play at 4 at the center stage, but didn't know who I was looking for. I wouldn't have wanted you to miss it anyway. Did you end up guardianing again?

      • datalaughing FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Always Right

        5 years ago

        I just saw you all hanging out near the restrooms, but I was rushing to my one panel of the year. So I couldn't pause.

      • sarlume FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        5 years ago

        Absolutely! I was just thinking the same. We'll be getting into costume again for 405th pics sometime during the day, so we should be hard to miss. lol. We will definitely come by tomorrow.

    • drew

      5 years ago

      your work looks fantastic! .....and hey. smiley0.gif

    • Tomboy

      5 years ago

      Hey, is this the same Sarlume from the 405th? It's hard not to recognize such great foam work.

      • drew

        5 years ago

        just ask Barbara or Caleb with the name you want, (search it first to see if its available or used by an inactive member) .....how do you think I got "drew" XD

      • sarlume FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        5 years ago

        Hey! Yes, it sure is...I'd change my name here if I could, but meh...good to see you here! smiley0.gif

    • JediJesus87

      8 years ago

      Very very well,actually, I should put up a journal soon

    • JediJesus87

      8 years ago

      We going on a three month cycle here?

    • JediJesus87

      8 years ago

      One of these days, one of these days.

    • JediJesus87

      8 years ago

      I feel like your journal process is influenced heavily by me nudging you every once in a while

    • JediJesus87

      8 years ago

      I feel like your journal process is influenced heavily by me nudging you every once in a while

    • JediJesus87

      8 years ago

      Tsk tsk.

    • RBuffordTJ

      8 years ago

      No worries, just checking in with ya. i'm not online as much as I used to be here. I'm going to send you my facebook contact info in a message.

      Bufford

    • magickmaster

      8 years ago

      Yeah, it scares me too but it's really fun. Though just think of drawing with a seven pound vibrating leaky pen. It makes painting and drawing with graphite super easy and it's really sparked my muse to draw even more. I love it!

    • JediJesus87

      9 years ago

      I'll have access in AIT most likely, well, hopefully. Though definitely none for the next three months. I'm shipping out on the eighteenth

    • JediJesus87

      9 years ago

      Well, if you do, film it.

    • JediJesus87

      9 years ago

      Just make sure you have other references

    • JediJesus87

      9 years ago

      I used to wash dishes and bag groceries, I'm pretty sure I have a similar idea of how ya feel

    • JediJesus87

      9 years ago

      Normal people scare me.

    • JediJesus87

      9 years ago

      Normal?

    • JediJesus87

      9 years ago

      Well that's a good start

    • JediJesus87

      9 years ago

      How are the sales so far?

    • JediJesus87

      9 years ago

      So, you draw anything as of late?

    • JediJesus87

      9 years ago

      Fingers crossed

    • JediJesus87

      9 years ago

      Just remember to post at least every week since it'll get bumped off the page by others posts if the board has any activity.

    • JediJesus87

      9 years ago

      That and you don't have to pay to advertise like a handful of sites ask ya for.

    • JediJesus87

      9 years ago

      You could try your local craigslist too, just post a "Look what I can do" ad every couple of days to get people's attention.

    • JediJesus87

      9 years ago

      Well that shouldn't be too hard.

    • JediJesus87

      9 years ago

      I know people use Etsy as a main source of income. Also, ever think about doing custom orders? I know people who cosplay would gladly pay for stuff like that.

    • JediJesus87

      9 years ago

      So what have you been up to lately?

    • ShadowStylez FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      9 years ago

      Oh trust me, I totally understand.

    • JediJesus87

      10 years ago

      You know, I'm definitely glad you actually come back to this site to update us.

    • JediJesus87

      10 years ago

      So yeah, when you get back you have to give us a new update journal and check your mod history.

    • JediJesus87

      10 years ago

      Upload some more of your drawings.

    • pt606

      10 years ago

      I thought we were already e-friends??

    • C_D_M

      10 years ago

      So how did things work out?

      You sure like to keep me worried about you

      well come on update us

      please

      or at least hit me up

      miss you

      Doc

    • RBuffordTJ

      10 years ago

      Oooh, I think a genuine pencil jar or box from you would look AWESOME on that desk. And I would love to have a piece of your art; something I could use for years.


      Deal, don't let me forget though a lot is happening right now.

    • JediJesus87

      10 years ago

      Well, I hope it goes great for ya.

    • JediJesus87

      10 years ago

      Going back into modeling I take it?

    • JediJesus87

      10 years ago

      Damn, how are you paying for that?

    • C_D_M

      10 years ago

      Hmm time for an Update

      what's going on here ?

      miss u

      Doc

    • JediJesus87

      10 years ago

      2 months away? Tsk tsk tsk.

    • RBuffordTJ

      10 years ago

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    • RBuffordTJ

      10 years ago

      smiley0.gif So good to see out of you!

    • Huberstank

      10 years ago

      Doing well, working mornings for Fedex and coaching in the afternoons. Life couldn't be better.

    • Huberstank

      10 years ago

      Thanks, hope he had an awesome time.

      How are you doing?

    • JediJesus87

      10 years ago

      I had my eye on the fools gold loaf. It sounds like delicious food poison.

    • JediJesus87

      10 years ago

      What? No man is too young for bacon!

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    • C_D_M

      10 years ago

      Hey it's been a month I 'm wondering how your holding up if you need a friend to E-mail hit me up at

      Docdawolf@yahoo.com

      Doc

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