Day 352 – Daring

14 – The Best of 2013 Cosplay in 100 Photos

Cosplay never really was on my radar as a thing people do. Until I went to Supernova in Sydney some 5 years back. Seeing people actually do it, and in significant numbers has made it visible to me everywhere… maybe it is a newly mainstream thing, or maybe I just never noticed until I noticed.

I have as one of my 100 Things goals to Cosplay myself at some point. I’m not sure whether PAX at the end of the year will be too soon. I don’t like half measures, and showing up Cosplaying at a convention needs a certain level of attention to detail and perfection in my opinion.

I have some ideas though.
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Day 226 – Fatigue

Still not getting to sleep at a reasonable time.
It’s not that I’m not tired, but my brain is too alert and swirling with ideas.

Maybe this is just like how it can be hard to fall asleep when a problem is still stuck in my head. When that happens I’ve had a lot of success with writing everything down that I might worry about forgetting and then it just allows itself to switch off.

Maybe something similar applies here.

Tomorrow evening I will start putting all my ideas somewhere that I will not forget them. Fingers crossed that’ll help.

And in between I make ice cream.
Sin will be over to make Port Pears with me.
There will be pictures.

There won’t be samples.

Sorry.

Day 42 – Ideas vs Execution

Today will be header-image-less, because I just didn’t have inspiration. First days back from leave are always over quicker than any other day, so I didn’t have as much time to work with as usual. And I feel oddly tired.

In one of my many meetings today I had an opportunity to talk up an initiative I’m running with, and I always feel a bit self-conscious about that. Taking credit doesn’t come very naturally to me, whether it is due or not. Maybe it has something to do with having an inclination to gravitate towards “what needs to be done” and then doing it. It just doesn’t feel like it requires congratulations.

Stepping a little while back, I got congratulated for my efforts on a major project. Frankly it didn’t feel its success had a lot to do with me. Granted, I’d nudged it into a development structure at the start that seems to have paid off very well, but ideas are cheap, and to my mind some members of the development team have done much more to run with that particular ball than I myself have.

Execution trumps ideas every time.

Which is why it’s so funny that even today’s case (a knowledge sharing initiative) where the idea wasn’t mine, but the bulk of the legwork was, still makes me uneasy when it sounds to my ears I might be taking the credit.

At some point I’m really going to have to give myself a break and unabashedly take credit for something.

I just can’t help looking around for someone to object.

Places to go Photographing

Note to self; take camera to the following locations when time and weather allow:

  • Penrith Lakes
  • Blackheath / the Blue Mountains
  • Sydney CBD
  • Parramatta ferry into the city
  • Cycling along the M7
  • Manly / Dee Why / Collaroy / Avalon
  • Cottage Point
  • The Botanic Gardens
  • Windsor / Maroota / Wisemans Ferry
  • Along Putty Road
  • Surrounds of Gosford
  • The Hunter Valley

Other suggestions?