minion 37

I just realized that the Emperor is one of the smartest Big Bads ever because he’s not the kind of guy who sends Minion #37 to go and kill his threats. He jumps straight to Minion #1.

Death Star plans stolen? “Vader, go get them.”

Dead Inquisitor? “Vader, fix this.”

Rebels in hiding with young Jedi among them? “Don’t come home until you’ve killed them all, Vader.”

No “All right, fine, I’m sure Inquisitor 7 can handle it,” no “Let’s send a Star Destroyer and see what they’re like,” it’s just straight-up “PUT THE FLAGSHIP OF THE ENTIRE NAVY ON THE OUTER RIM OF NOWHERE SPACE FOR A FEW YEARS.” 

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In honor of being the “Patron Saint of Bloodbraid Elf” I thought I’d share my newest creation.

I just wanted a Bloodbraid Pop! toy. Knowing that would never happen, I cannibalized one of Nissa (sorry), broke off her cloak, dremeled some bits off, sanded some others, and added the signature obsidian crown, more rugged clothing, and spikes in Apoxie Sculpt. Primed it all and painted her up.

The newest (and most adorable) addition to Minion 37/Ascended Minion 17/Patron Saint of Bloodbraid Elf’s collection of… well, Bloodbraid Elf.

Yes.  It is true… it’s been true for a very long time.  Minion #37 has been slamming her ascensioningness down on the table for ages.  I’ve even had calls from among the minions for her to get an ascension, particularly after her rather mighty Bloodbraid Elf cosplay.

I missed her at GenCon 2013… but I saw her BBE sketch sitting on Steve’s table.  She is the patron saint of all Bloodbraid Elf things.

Now, in case you were wondering why it took so long for me to make this official… I’ve been trying to get Steve “not-back-yet-from-the-time-machine-superstore” Argyle to craft something special for her… and that is still in our future.  But, seeing as how I’m sending out those official membership cards on Monday (YAY!) and hers does, in fact, indicate her as Ascended Minion #17 I figure I can’t hold this secret back any longer… so, Minion #37… it is my pleasure and honor to announce that

YOU ARE ASCENDED MINION #17!!!

Though I don’t usually do Diamondillium alterations at events, because lines, Ascended Minion 17 (37) has certainly earned a little special treatement.  :)

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My collection is ever growing! I can’t believe how much Steve Argyle Stuff I have now. GenCon was awesome to me, as I got to meet Steve for the first time, get a bunch of cards signed, and throw all my money at him (gigantic prints of his work… yes please!).

So. You might not know this, but I’m obsessed with Bloodbraid Elf. (Just a little–it’s why it’s all of my computer/phone backgrounds, it’s why I have a huge print of it on my wall, it’s why she is my new playmat, it’s why I decided to make her come to life by cosplaying her). And cosplaying her has been an adventure. Never have I ever attempted something so complicated, but it’s been a lot of fun. Thanks for creating such an awesome version of her character, Steve!

I’m glad to be a minion. :)

(I’m also happily supporting the Holoprints Steve Argyle Playmat Kickstarter!)

Hope you like this update,

Love,

Minion #37

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Minion 37’s/Ascended Minion 17’s fabulously wonderful trip to GP Portland, where I cosplayed Bloodbraid Elf, met Steve Argyle again, got an awesome alter, 60+ signatures, 2 mini playmat sketches, a huge Liliana print to go along with BBE and Jace’s ingenuity (not pictured), gave away mini-me (my BBE pop toy) to Steve, ate not nearly enough food/drank not nearly enough water, all in one day (plus or minus a 3 hour drive each way).

Other than the manymanymany cards I got signed (which required 6 trips through the line), I got a Liliana-> Bloodbraid Elf alter, Signatures on my BBE binder candy, “RK post as Steve Argyle” tokens, assorted sleeves, Bloodthrone Vampire abacus, Deadly Allure deckbox and divider, BBE skull, and Imagine FX magazine with “Hot Redhead Riding a Mecha-Dragon” on it, whose signature unfortunately transferred to my binder on the way home.

AND I watched my cute little BBE guard Steve’s tip jar the rest of the day. (I miss her, but she has an awesome new home with her 6 (soon to be 12) brothers and sisters ;) )

I can never get over how awesome Steve and Kat are, who both stayed an hour and a half longer than they were supposed to (in a very empty artist alley) and put off dinner to sign cards as long as there were people and to finish my alter.

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All packed up...

Thirty-nine Steve Argyle signed cards… one week of bidding mayhem.

My thanks to Minions #5, #37, #55, #77, #95, #96, #116, #145, #154, #201, and #204 who have pledged to give these cards a new home.  Hooray, we did it… we managed to keep them all in the project!

They will ship out tomorrow!!!