Vintage lady, for a day

The one thing I’ve barely done since getting back from Hollywood, is just having a day out, anywhere. In fact, in truth, after the first month or so of post redundancy life, I havent actually done a lot of things, just fun, for myself, apart from the 2 US breaks. Yes, they were quite something, believe me, but other than that, Harlean has been a pretty dull girl, in all honesty. To be fair, my own choice, I’ve been trying to (apart from those delights) to keep costs to a minimum, apart from the lottery of late, though that so far at least, has proved to be wishful thinking. At least Saturday, it has to be paid out, so I wont have to buy one again for a while at least. Mind, 1 of the £20,000 prizes would be enough to preserve my sanity, not part of £57 million, but I’m not likely to get either, I’m sure. Still, compared to the Powerball lottery in the US, which has now reached $600 million, its chicken feed, but anyway…

So yes, I’m beginning to feel a bit of jail fever, of sorts, especially as of course there were no interviews over the Christmas Period. I should have had a registration trip on Tuesday, but I havent got ID until that passport actually arrives, so its been put back until it does. Anyway, I’m planning a prison break tomorrow! No, not seriously an escape, I can still walk out of here in freedom, but a day away from here might just do me good. Yes, its an expense, a rail fare to Nottingham, and actually having to pay cash for bus fares around here, but apart from that…

A couple of years ago, or so, I actually went to a Vintage fair, in Leeds. While there, I had my hair, and make up done, by a couple of lovely ladies, using their mobile studio. Yes, you’ve guessed it, their main place is in Nottingham. An example of their work?

Digital Camera
Digital Camera

Earlier this week, they were looking for a volunteer to help out, with training a new person in the ways of vintage make up styles. And I offered, if they got no one more local, and I guess they didnt? So tomorrow, I’m off down there. Strictly, no fee, though I will leave with my make up done, and my hair styled, 30’s style, so not altogether a bad deal?

But yes, it gets me out of here for a day, and even if I wont be going anywhere, I’ll look nice for a day or two!

Right, the video. What my look will do for me tomorrow. Might not be a true Jean Harlow, but I’ll have the 30’s look!

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Super hero(ine)s in movies

Alright, this is sort of a step on from the equality in Hollywood rant a couple of blogs back. When you look at all the super heroes in the movies, have you noticed one thing, its nearly all men! And even when, for example, Batgirl gets into a movie, its really only as a secondary role to Batman, lets face it. And yes, as to the like of Power Girl, et al, getting a movie of their own, I wish!

Fine, its action stuff (though there is no reason women couldnt do it, especially given the amount of the action nowadays that is CGI anyway), but wouldnt men like to see a woman in a cute super suit, giving it out to the villains? But like far too much else in that city, its pretty much just jobs for the boys, sadly. And beyond Cat Woman, how many good female villains get a decent part either? I know, Halle Berry is enough to put anyone off Cat Woman in a movie, but Michelle Pfeiffer?

Anyway, what was asked was what Super Heroine we ladies fancied being? I cant remember the 4 options (pretty sure it was Bat Girl, Super Woman, Cat Woman and one other, Black Orchid, maybe?), and I chose Bat Girl. Yes, the outfit might have played a part in that decision, but anyway…

Then someone picked one that wasnt on the list, and I jokingly commented that I’d only picked from the list! So the obvious reply, well, who do you want to be then? I quickly checked Wikipedia, and to my disappointment, discovered there had never been a Robot Girl. Still, I mentioned it, and got asked what sort of uniform I fancied. I suggested something combining Maria from Metropolis, combined with Iron Man. No idea what it would look like, but it sounds fun! Got a bit of agreement on the matter, but of course now I’m wondering how it would look? So, if there are any designers out there, want to create it on paper, I’d love to see it. Fine, I’d love to wear it as well, but at least seeing how someone would design it might be fun.

So, expert or otherwise, feel free to create, and email to me at robotunit8@hotmail.com or put it in a comment on here.

Looking at it (there are a couple of possibles before then), this time next week I will either be booking, or have booked that 4 week stay in the US, almost certainly Hollywood. If air fares go crazy, or there is a mass of small apartment bookings, it might not happen, and who knows, a job might even happen too. But otherwise…

Mind, might be fun, having my photos taken on Hollywood Boulevard, as Robot Girl, I must say. 😉

OK, the most apt video I could think of.

Competency questions, piece of cake!

I wish!

No, dont worry, I still hate the things, its just that something amazing happened this morning, I passed one! I know, cant last, but as long as I impress on Tuesday (proper interview and assessment time) morning, maybe I can forget about them for a while?

Oh, put it this way, despite this morning, if someone offered me a neural download, that would solve all my issues with them, I’d snatch their hand off. I know, letting someone play with my mind, but hey, I’d secretly enjoy that anyway! And yes, that is regardless of it being just the designated download, or something more attached. Lets face it, at my age, I’m hardly pin up material. Unless…I’m also getting a new, younger, upgraded body, in which case he’s free to take control of my mind, especially if that new body looks just like Harlow’s!

Yes, I know, not going to happen, but a girl can dream!

But otherwise, frustrations with said issue continue, I’m just too old to learn new tricks by standard methods! Still, judging by what will happen on Tuesday, the hard part is over! Famous last words, and all that!

On other news, summer seems to have finally arrived, though how long it lasts might be another matter! Went out earlier in a top, and skirt, and nothing else, wow! Well, actually, the top is a very short (above the knees) dress, but at my age, its a top! Maybe I should, and maybe that download should include a ‘sexy thing’ mode as well, but anyway… If I had that Harlow body, I’d have no qualms, mind control or not, just saying… 😉

OK, fine, the video. Well, I want a cute, young body, with blonde hair, and a sexy attitude. So…not Aqua, but Postmodern Jukebox, and their take on said song.

There may, or may not be another blog before Sunday, we will have to wait and see. But there will definitely be one then, as its a very sad Harlow anniversary.

If I Could Turn Back Time

Yes, at least half of the planned story postings have happened this weekend, the 2 short pieces have appeared on the latest EMCSA update. The 2 for ebooks that require far more work to get them posted, doesnt look like it will happen at this point. 😦 I think I’ve got most things done apart from that though (3 more stories on the update, and I’ll be relatively happy), so not a total blowout.

Oh, and why am I trying to plough through so much reading, simple, am having my hair done Tuesday morning, and my nails done in the afternoon, so that will kill off my free time for the day pretty well. No, nothing dramatic, just a lot more blonde than at present after highlights done, and a bit shorter, but not Louise Brooks short, I’m too butch for that look! I get one or two comments/sniggers about looking like a guy with shoulder length hair as it is. If I got a short bob look…! facepalm!

Funnily enough, both sets of stories include one that involves a genre thats rarely used in mind control stories, time travel. No, I dont know why, and time stop doesnt seem to be used either, but lets face it, neither are more fictional than mind controlled sex slaves, and people being turned into robots! Oh, what?…Ah well, lol! 😛

And yes, alright, both pieces of time travel involve the 1920’s, though the ebook version is only travel in a dream, not reality. The EMCSA one, thats for real lol! One I used as a play on history, the serum run to Nome in 1925, the other was simply to give me an option to play with someone who might be Louise Brooks! Thats the one you can find here

http://192.155.80.152/SoftwareBlunders/SoftwareBlunders2.html

Yes, well alright, sue me, but its fun to imagine… 😉 Mind, I have no idea of the reality of life in the 20’s, just gaining my knowledge from words and images of that era, thats all. No, I dont think anyone from now could really fit that seamlessly into a 1920’s lifestyle, but who knows until you try it?

Me, I’d love to find a hypnotist who could put me in a trance like state where I am a 20’s flapper girl, but lets face it, not likely to happen. Maybe not to stay that way, but…might not be too bad if I could still have internet lol!

Right, the video, clue is in the title, though many may not know the song,