Saturday, February 23, 2008

Pandora 2.0

I finally got a chance to wear my new hair extensions at my mate's goth-themed birthday bash.

We went out in Norwich yesterday and had a bloody good time.

I was wearing this:
You're doing it wrong

Quite a lot of black PVC; black and blue acrylic hair extensions and the obligatory cyber-goth goggles. I also had spider-web pattern fingerless gloves, but hadn't put them on yet when the picture was taken. Sadly the black PVC knee-high boots aren't fully visible in the pic, which given the pain my toes were in by the end of the night is an absolute crime. But at least the hair went down very well.

In the first pub of the night it was the icebreaker that led me to have a really cool chat with a couple of girls doing the chola look. And when we got to The Catherine Wheel everybody wanted to have a closer look or a feel.

What really made my night though, were the compliments.

The birthday girl joked that she wasn't going out as she couldn't compete, and later in the evening her best friend told me that she was really concerned when she heard what I was wearing, but having seen it she was impressed.

Being told you are "pretty" by young ladies is also an ego boost (even if they were drunk and more flattering than honest!)

I also got two commissions to make more hair extensions.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008


As a young sprog I enjoyed video games and spent many a happy hour feeding the machines with 10ps to shoot aliens, drive cars, and pick fights.

One of my favourite games was Final Fight, a side scrolling beat-em-up, and of the classics.

As part of my early development I was attracted to the characters of Poison and Roxy - two trollops who kicked arse in hotpants, crop tops and leather biker's caps. Sexy, tarty and badass, a winning combination to a young'un starting puberty.

It was only today that I found out that both are trannies!

A Capcom executive was unhappy seeing women getting beaten up, so the developers made them pre-op TS. When the game went to America they just replaced both characters with two male thugs, but the girls have appeared in other games since

"Let's set the record straight: In North America, Poison is officially a post-op transsexual. But in Japan, she simply tucks her business away to look female."
-Yoshinori Ono

Read more on the strange tale at Wikipedia