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When I commented on the Green Arrow wallpaper on a costar's laptop today, he responded with a delighted "You know Green Arrow?"

"Um. I spent Saturday walking around Wizard World in a Phoenix costume."

Dude. Not knowing details, sure. But I can barely imagine not knowing who Green Arrow is. Poor guy, what people do you know? *headshake*

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icepixie
Aug. 13th, 2009 03:19 am (UTC)
But I can barely imagine not knowing who Green Arrow is.

...Who?

(Any relation to the Jolly Green Giant?)
wiliqueen
Aug. 13th, 2009 03:25 am (UTC)
You can't see it, but I'm sticking my tongue out at you. ;-P

I know not everybody does. But Tim's surprise that anyone does makes me grateful for the geekiness of my social circles.
shadowmaat
Aug. 13th, 2009 06:07 am (UTC)
He's probably used to people going, "Oh, is that the Green Lantern?" *headdesk*
wiliqueen
Aug. 13th, 2009 03:10 pm (UTC)
I suspect it's more likely "Who is THAT?" If they care at all.

There was an excellent GA wandering around Chicago CC. I didn't get a shot of him, but I've seen a couple on Flickr.
studiesinlight
Aug. 13th, 2009 06:08 am (UTC)
I am so very, very glad to have you -- and our fellow fangeekacademiccreative people -- in my life!

I'm usually a little subtle with my work wallpaper; I'll do the Sunnyvale High library empty of people, or an exterior shot of a certain precinct, or skylines of Toronto and SeaVancouver...
wiliqueen
Aug. 13th, 2009 03:10 pm (UTC)
I started out being subtle, and quickly stopped. Every once in a while someone (not in IT) will need to look at my computer for something and go "What is THAT?" Like the BT collage that included a vamped and snarling Henry...
thanatos_kalos
Aug. 13th, 2009 12:10 pm (UTC)
*shakes head* I barely know anything about Comics, and *I* know Green Arrow...how deprived this poor guy is!
wiliqueen
Aug. 13th, 2009 03:08 pm (UTC)
That, or our standards of "barely know anything about comics" are skewed. I choose the former. :-)
syrenssong
Aug. 13th, 2009 11:42 pm (UTC)
I have to ask... because a friend of mine always has a Halloween party, and I've been thinking about going as Phoenix/Jean Grey (amongst other ideas) and I was wondering... how hard was it for you making yours?
wiliqueen
Aug. 14th, 2009 12:53 pm (UTC)
Spandex in general, MUCH easier than expected. Phoenix in particular, the challenges were the emblem appliqué, gloves, and boots. For the emblem, I just had to be really careful to keep the two layers smoothly together (and of course trim around the edges after.) For the gloves, I put a 6" zipper inside each wrist so I can take my hands out to eat & such. Explaining the boots would be slightly more involved, but drop me an email if you decide to try it.

Best one-stop for supers costuming is the League of Heroes board. The guy who gave me the key tips when I made brainiacfive's Brainy costume in '98 (my first spandex longjohns) is Captain Spandex on there. He knows his stuff and at least three other people's besides.
maiac
Aug. 14th, 2009 12:05 pm (UTC)
Green Arrow is one of the cooler superheroes, because his "super power" isn't from being an alien or bestowed by the gods or aliens... it's human skill and determination.

Expecting people not to know comics characters.... My late ex-husband was a major Green Lantern fan (his nickname was "Lan", even). One year I had a Green Lantern ring made for his birthday. I made a sketch of the ring, but the jeweler didn't quite get what I wanted. Finally, I confessed, "It's a Green Lantern ring, you know, the superhero." The jeweler's eyes went wide and he said, "Oh! Kewl!" The ring turned out really well, too: a chrysoprase disk in a silver setting. It even got a compliment from Julius Schwartz. But I digress.
wiliqueen
Aug. 14th, 2009 12:47 pm (UTC)
Oh, my. brainiacfive would have kittens. He's got some really cool ones, though, including a fan-designed one that's like a class ring, with relief on the sides and everything.
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