DIY Denial (You Don’t Need SDCC)

25 Jul

Look at you.

You’re on the internet during the San Diego Comic-Con week.

Hey, me too. I feel you. We’re on the outside, peeking in through the proverbial window. Think of all the people right now, sweating out of their larger-than-life cosplays and screaming to each other about that teaser that they just saw that you will not see for nine more months. Think of them and let that tear slide down your cheek.

Pull yourself together. You know what you need? A diversion.

As a life-long expert on the topic of  hijacking conversations, changing subjects, and general denial, I’ve come today to try to distract you. To help you get your mind off those pesky voices whispering, “people have been able to touch Chris Evans today,” and “Hundreds of people are within earshot of Cecil Baldwin right now” while you’re trying to get work done.

(This is only treating a symptom, of course. You should probably seek professional advice about those voices.)

I recommend some form of working with your hands. An especially easy paper craft would be downloading and printing out some of the adorable free printable mascots over at Digitprop. I’ll walk you through it.


Supplies needed:

20140725_150323Step One: Start by cutting around the little man. Only cut on the bold lines, the dotted lines are to be folded.

Step Two: Stick indicated sides together to make the shape of the man. Tape, glue, or really, any mild adhesive will do. I actually used an envelope sealer because I have so undeniably hit rock bottom. But we’re not here to talk about that. We’re here specifically to not talk about that.

Optional Step: If needed, intensify folding by singing death metal to drown out the sound of cheering coming from the general direction of San Diego.20140725_151956Step Three: Admire your new mascot. Well done! You were almost productive today! Try not to notice that your little paper friend looks like an adipose. Try even harder not to notice that he has a bowtie, much like a whole different type of alien whom you’ll never get to see at a Comic-Con again.

Step Four: Give up. Print out the blank printable instead, to create a parchment pal who won’t loaf around on your desk looking like a cheap piece of Comic-Con merch.20140725_152321Step Five: Cut out new blank printable.

20140725_152828Step Six: Decide who you would like to be your new mascot and draw their likeness on your beautiful blank canvas. Be creative! Maybe create a new person altogether, someone with his or her own hopes and dreams. Someone unique, like you.


Step Seven: Did you just make the Vision?

You’re hopeless.

Step Eight: Weep.20140725_154224


Step Nine: Give him a cape.

(And don’t forget to check out the Vision in all his glory on the new Avengers: Age of Ultron poster.)


10 Responses to “DIY Denial (You Don’t Need SDCC)”

  1. Wasp July 25, 2014 at 9:42 pm #

    Oh, Emory, I saw this post and promptly cried out in anguish, “COMIIIIIICOOOOONNNNNN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!” The only reply I recieved (since our lovely Invisible Woman is busy gettin’ all acting-ish and stuff) was, “What’s Comic-Con??” (<—- to be read in a very "valley girl" type voice). I needed you there. I really needed you.

    • Emory July 27, 2014 at 7:22 am #

      Oh man, love, we would have been dishing out such education. Such education.

  2. Merrilee G Lewis July 26, 2014 at 9:59 am #

    Ha! I love your writing!!

  3. Kire July 27, 2014 at 6:19 pm #

    I would like you to know that through this post, you have made not being at Comic-Con a little bit easier for me. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

  4. Emily C. July 28, 2014 at 8:25 pm #

    *cries* Comic Cooooon! I was /hoping/ you’d do a related post! (and even before you said it, I was thinking adipose too!) 🙂
    Aww…. cute commentary about…. But I had the wonderful pro (and con) (omg, i just said con. *cries*) to have a distraction with a coincidentally timed weekend trip myself – revolved, of course, around a different geeky event – nearby city’s COSI exhibit about Forensic History/Holmes through the years, where you can see artifacts, and solve one of Holmes’ crimes. Yes, cool, but still thought of SD. 😉

  5. Emily C. July 28, 2014 at 8:46 pm #

    (cont.) Hey… don’t suppose us poor geeks help each other out and do a little run-down of all the best/sweetest highlights you’ve heard? Only caught a few here and there myself, a little swamped by various sites at the moment, aside from the typical stuff of usual major titles coming out, tons of cast appearances and people getting to be awesome (and “pilot” a Jaeger), some Hobbit teasers, and stuff about Benedict being adorable. 😉 Don’t suppose you’ve heard some good ones?

    • Emory July 29, 2014 at 1:46 pm #

      Regarding SH exhibit: Dude, I JUST went to one of those! Me and a couple friends tried to all solve the mystery together and compare notes. SO fun.
      And shame on you for saying “con.” Shame. (weeps)
      Hey, I was actually planning on a SDCC sum-up post! Thanks for showing interest! My favorite bit of information is actually relating to upcoming Agents of SHIELD episodes… 😀

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