An expensive birthday gift?

On one of my trips to Hollywood (makes me sound like a star actress, I only wish!), I came across a situation where I wished I could have swapped places with someone. Along the stretch of Hollywood Boulevard, in front of the Chinese Theatre, various people do ‘cosplay’ efforts at famous movie people. This involves dressing up as real people (Monroe, unsurprisingly is popular), or cartoon characters (seen a few Snow Whites in my time), and very occasionally a full body costume one, and yes, it was one of those I wanted to switch with, someone dressed as Iron Man. And yes, to my inexpert eye, a pretty good outfit it was too. I remember it fondly, because it was the same trip that some tourist stopped me to have their photo taken with me, an absolute first. I have no idea who they thought I was, or was looking like, to this day.

But yes, something like Iron Man would appeal to me no end. Yes, its pretty much a robot look, and I suspect inside it, it feels like being in a robot suit too. I have ‘suggested’ for the Wizard of Oz showing in Blackpool next month, that dressing up as the ‘Tin Lady’ would appeal to me, but we will see if it happens?

So when a friend posted this earlier today, on one of the forums I go on

Lets just say that I wish they’d asked me to be the model wearing that suit! Fine, in truth, I’d rather wear a classy Metropolis robot suit (and more apt for a woman), but if offered the chance to wear that, I definitely wouldnt say no. So if anyone has a spare $3000 laying around, that they just want to throw away as a treat, for a disabled old lady…? No, I dont expect to get crushed in the rush!

OK, for those with expectations of an actual music video, here it is. Guess this is what I’d love to do with said ‘Iron Lady’ suit, lol?

How long would you like to dream?

One of the known issues with long distance space travel, is the length of time its going to take to get anywhere. Currently the ETA for a flight to Mars is about 6 months, and beyond the Moon, thats about as close as we can get in terms of space travel. So anything further than that is going to take considerably longer to get to, and people are going to need to be able to sleep comfortably en route. Lets face it, those poor Moon Astronauts couldnt have got that comfortable in sleep terms, given the size of their craft, but clearly those craft in the future, heading for Mars, and who knows where beyond (in decades to come) need to be able to get plenty of sleep en route.

The thing is, of course that a lot of those brave colonists probably wont have a lot to do on the actual flight there, aboard the craft, because their mission will be post arrival, not for the journey there. So, just suppose, instead of being bored of just seeing space passing by for 6 months, they could sleep throughout most of the journey, and be fine on arrival, and hopefully raring to go. Well…?

https://futurism.com/a-real-life-hibernation-chamber-is-being-made-deep-space-travel/

I gather the theory has been used medically for a few days, but for this purpose, for some, we’re talking months, let alone days, or even weeks. Would I get in one of those pods, and ‘hibernate’ for a while, you bet I would. Might actually do my back some good, as I assume the lack of daily stresses on it could only be beneficial to it? But no, I have no desire to go to Mars, or anywhere else, at my age! My time might not be quite that nigh, but I havent got that many years left, so I’ll leave the crazy stuff to the younger ones, thanks.

But equally, if they ever asked for volunteers, here on Earth, to test the system out, I would jump at the chance to do so. Hey, I say I’m suffering from a lack of sleep at the moment, that could certainly solve the problem, for a fortnight or so, or maybe more. Of course I’d hate the use of electrical stimulation to keep me physically fit, not! But yes, as long as they dont forget me, and I dont only wake up in 2070, or something, I’d love to do it, but doubt I’ll get the chance, ah well…

Oh, and one other amusing piece of more fictional science stuff, I saw this on MSN this morning

https://www.msn.com/en-gb/entertainment/movies/downeys-original-iron-man-costume-is-stolen/ar-AAx2Vm9?li=BBoPWjQ&ocid=U352DHP

No, it wasnt me, though I would so love to wear something like that, I must say! That or the Metropolis robot would be my dream looks for a Convention, or something. But no, sorry, Robert, not me!

Fine, video time. A corny play on the whole hibernation thing. All I can say watching Andy McCluskey doing this, is think he’s about my age, and doing stuff like this, yes, I’m jealous. Amazingly fit, clearly!

Down At The Club

Yes, anyone who has had the fortune to read my early stuff on the EMCSA, knows that I had a tendency back then to use myself as the, err, victim of events very often. Thankfully, at some point I eventually got out of the habit, though its fair to say that CJ (who strictly is me, as anyone who read, or purchased ‘Hollywood Happening’ would know) is pretty much me, in another identity. I try to base the older version of Clara on as much details of her as I could trace, but yes, fine, she might be submissive, because I am! Other actresses used do tend to be based more on details known about them, which is why Jean might be sassy, but she’s submissive too. Yes, evidence suggests she was, and her parents (using her step father as the father figure) certainly seemed to control her, for sure.

But yes, over the years, the thing that has tickled me the most, is when other people include ‘me’ in a story. Yes, I love it! And this week, we have a story including my Merry Brooks persona, which I absolutely adored. The link to the story, oh sure?

http://192.155.80.152/UnderTheHillFranchiseAliciasVisit/index.html

Oh, and if anyone is offering, I would love to wear that Iron Man suit, believe me! The nipple piercings? Fine, if I must, but given the choice, I’d probably pass. But lets face it, this isnt about my choice, is it? 😉 I’m definitely passing on the high wire sex frolics though! Mainly because my physical body isnt up to it, than anything else, but anyway…And yes, if you want to tamper with my mind, to make me even more suitable for the role, more than fine by me!

Yes, feel free to read Betsy’s other stories too, especially the other ‘Under The Hill’ one, which is referenced here, but besides that…

And yes, I really enjoy the honor, when it happens.

OK, the video, a real golden oldie. Yes, you’re right, the clue is in the blog title, no surprise!