Jedi Council

The Brett clan went out to Queens today to see clan Francopulos. My buddy Jay is my evil twin, or more appropriately, the Chewbacca to my Han. The Anakin to my Obi Wan. We have been trusted wingmen at many an SF convention deep in enemy lands.

I love going to Jay’s house. It is so full of nerdy goodness. Like me, Jay has a mild obsession with toy collecting, particularly superhero and SF action figures. Also like me, he has seeded his child’s toys with them, in hopes something will take root.

We’ve all seen the results with Cassie.

So amongst all the usual Fischer Price and Playschool nonsense in Jay’s living room, there are a bunch of Marvel Legends Action figures, a plushie Spider-man, a rounded, kid-friendly Iron Man, etc. There are also balls, balloons, an active Wii on a 46″ screen, etc.

And the food. Can I mention the food? In addition to full trays of fallen-off-the-bone pulled pork, there were not one but TWO completely separate appetizers wrapped in bacon. Seriously. Heaven.

But I digress. Out of all these distractions, including the ever coveted but seldom available (to Cassie) potato chips, what item was she immediately drawn to, and does sh then cling to for the rest of the party? The inflatable lightsaber.

Oh, she is of pure nerd blood. See my young padawan below. The Force is adorable with this one:

But the awesome didn’t end there. Then Jay takes me upstairs to his lair/workshop/attic/man cave, and shows me the Homemade Heroes entry he never finished. It was supposed to be Arlen fighting a huge crowd of dal’Sharum, but all he finished was Arlen. The dal’Sharum are still an assortment of Darth Mauls and Tusken Raiders (Sand People). Jay was hand making spears by cutting apart spare Gi Joe weapons for blades and gluing them to wooden kitchen skewers. Awesome stuff:

Posted on December 12, 2010 at 1:03 am by PeatB
Filed under Cassie, Contests, Craft, Desert Spear, Fan Art, Homemade Heroes, Life, Warded Art

5 responses to “Jedi Council”

  1. My workshop is a tribute to your awesome books, oh partner-in-crime. We were glad to have you over. Glad my misfit figures made the blog, even after the fact. Laughing at the Four Winds…

    Posted by Jayf, on December 12th, 2010 at 9:25 am
  2. You know, do we ever find out in the books, will we ever find out, if the Dal’Sharum have any dietary restrictions like kashrut, halal, etc? Hearing about all that meat wrapped in meat you were eating, starts to make me wonder. At least with the demons, they get to be slaughtered by any means necessary, we know that much.

    Posted by Joshua Bilmes, on December 12th, 2010 at 9:37 am
  3. i’m so happy the discovery was made at the francopulos’!!

    Posted by fo, on December 12th, 2010 at 10:08 am
  4. Workshop … serious stuff. I’d love to see the battle scene when all the work’s done!

    Posted by mia, on December 12th, 2010 at 4:11 pm
  5. Joshua, I do note that there are dietary restrictions on Evejans, but the only ones listed in the books are the flesh of pigs and alcohol. Others will come up when/if the story demands.

    But yeah, that food table yesterday would have kept away the dal’Sharum like wards do corelings.

    Posted by Peat, on December 12th, 2010 at 5:55 pm