affectionately sings a My Girl version of My Guy
Over the past weekend I attended Melbourne Armageddon as Silk Spectre II and Ellen Ripley from Alien.
Top Ripley photo by Adam Duncan/Bottom photo by Tarquin Murnane
Silk Spectre via Meryl Franck
its always sunny in watchmen in honor of the gr8est song ever written
couple cuties from today
can I pretend that this is a headshot of Laurie Juspeczyk?
because DAMN that’d be a great Silk Spectre tat
I don’t think I really got the common fandom Laurie love before this past time rewatching the movie—like I never disliked the character, but I was always so much more into her mom and she’s so judgmental of her mom that I was kind of “eh” on Laurie herself
now that I am a more mature person I understand that Laurie is the only adult in Watchmen
the fact that two of her lines are “you’re such an asshole” and “Jon, just stop your bullshit” speaks volumes
all the other characters she interacts with (ie ummm many WILDLY NARCISSISTIC MEN) think it’s appropriate to do stuff like have a cosmic threesome with your lover while part of your consciousness does science, or KILL PEOPLE, or deliver monologues about their childhood and inability to relate to other people in response to completely unrelated questions from reporters while in a professional setting
and she just has common sense and fucking grew up at some point prior to the events of the story
Characters of Watchmen:
Laurie Juspeczyk/Silk Spectre II
“There don’t seem to be that many laughs around these days.”
My Laurie figure from mattycollector.com’s Watchmen series arrived today!
I love the little box details- the skull from her choker especially; it seems a lot of people outside Watchdom forget that yeah, Laurie goes around wearing a tiny skull necklace- though the card image is a little weird (she has everything but eyes,) and “ethereal beauty” isn’t the first description that comes to mind for her.
But the figure herself is very cool. Her little sheathy outer dress thing is some kind of rubbery stuff, so it actually does contact her bathing suit thing underneath differently (mostly T&A, but that’s… pretty much how the costume was designed, so). The sleeves are molded as part of her arms but are shaded to look like her flesh shows through the material. The did a pretty good job of it, too.
I like the face mold a lot- she looks more like Dave Gibbons’ later drawings, from commissions and the like after the graphic novel was published, but considering he got better at drawing anyway and his later Lauries have always been a bit prettier than she is in the GN (much like how his Nite Owl and Ozymandias drawings gradually became more traditionally handsome), I don’t mind at all.
She’s definitely an improvement on the Malin Akerman figure they released with the movie, so I’m pretty excited that I’m going to be getting Nite Owl, the Comedian, and Ozymandias to complement the movie line after this.
You know that noise you make when you constrict your throat and suck in air with your palette partly closed and it makes everything from your nose to your larynx vibrate?
That is the sound I made looking at this and it was only when the first two images loaded and I thought it was a Silk Spectre 3 ring binder OH GOD WHY DON’T THEY MAKE THIS BOX DESIGN INTO A 3 RING BINDER I WOULD REPLACE ALL OF MY PLAIN BINDERS WITH THEM AND TRUST ME I HAVE A LOT OF FUCKING BINDERS.