“No, Fire, slow down! Stop! You’re gonna fly away at this rate!”
one show later…
Papa: “Well everyone, if you happen to hear a face-melting solo wafting in from the breeze, if you look outside your room, yes, take a break from masturbating, heh heh, you might catch a glimpse… of a certain smartass who didn’t listen to my warnings.”
Later, on an airplane flight…
“If you look out the window to the right, you can see a Nameless Ghoul called Fire currently shredding the solo to Majesty, fifty feet off the right wing.”
A shoop I needed to do, after watching a livestream of the first ritual of the European Popestar tour 2017.
New mask! Latex, sculpted from a lifecast of my head so it fits better. Made from an offshoot sculpt for the silicone Papa III mask I have being made. Also shown is my new casual suit! Way more accurate, and the patch is friggin’ legit.
Naum Gabo. Linear Construction No. 1, Red Kinetic Painting, Wire Abstract Sculpture, Head No. 2, MoMA Book by Pevsner, Head No. 2, Proof of Opus 3, Kinetic Construction (Standing Wave), Opus 3 Relief Print, Head No. 2 (top to bottom). 1915-1950.
Forgot to share this other video clip I took of Year Zero. Mist/Water ghuleh was killin it. I fucking love this band. Excited to see them again on Halloween! 🎃👻 I’ll try to get more clips and pictures then as well.
Also..peep Papa smackin dat ass lol.
9/23/16 - Memphis ritual
So here we go… This is my “unHOLY SHIT!” project. Well, Part I, anyways ;D
So - first off, this is my costume of Papa Emeritus III. Made from the EXACT SAME MATERIALS as the real deal! The only things that aren’t exact is the gold fabric on the mitre, the frilly stuff on the white part of the mitre, and the purple lining.
It’s a complete blast to wear - I had my first outing in it last night at the Kansas City, September 30th ritual. Did meet and greet again… and holy shit, Papa and the Ghouls were wide-eyed and speechless again! The crew and merch people loved it, the blond british gal who works the merch table went BONKERS over the costume! “Oh, I really dig your costume!… Wait… Where did you get that fabric?? How the- how the hell did you know those details!!! Holy shit!” she proceeded to take photos of me, took close-ups, and said “I’m showing this to Papa, nice work!”
So after spending an hour or so stuck in the same place as everyone wants a photo (not complaining mind you, it was an awesome experience) it was time for the meet and greet. The guy who sends you in looked at me, leaned back and yelled to Papa “Oh, you’re gonna LOVE this guy!”
I met Papa at the bus after the ritual, what a hottie holy sHIT, and he signed my Papa dollar and looked me over and said “Nice work! I dig it. Keep it up.” JDFKLAJDFKL;AN HELP
And then I wake up to the OFFICIAL BAND INSTAGRAM posting a picture of me while I was doing my meet and greet - holy shit! HOLY SHIT. HELP. THIS IS AMAZING.
So credits due: Scott Blake of Yordreem Creations, for doing this one-time-only custom commission of both the mask and the costume - total badass and master of his craft. To be clear, he does not sell these.
Sewcherry Onatopp Stitchwork, for drawing up the mitre design, and doing all the embroidery work.
Enjoy! If you wish to join the journey, I’ll be posting more to this tumblr (I suck at staying active), and I also post to my instagram, @notpapaemeritus.
1. im agenderflux. is this actually a thing? who knows tbh, i literally just smashed together two words bc thats whay describes me best. they/thEM
2. when i was like 12 i did this project for myself about the history of club penguin. the poster board was neon pink, and “then and now” was pasted across the top in giant, grey, poorly cut-out letters. it will forever be mu magnum opus.
3. i published some books a few times and tHeYrE aLL gAy
4. current wip ALSO gay
5. there are at least 2k words worth of angsty virgil fic hidden in my school notebook. gotta get around to editing that mess.
6. thomas sanders and the many blogs about him run by kind people are my reason for living
7. i started dabbing ironically but now its painfully unironic and i cant stop
8. half of my vocabulary is just the word “heck” said in various oddball intonations
9. i love people and hate people at the same time, you feel me????? its cOnFuSiNg
10. i overanalyze EVERYTHING. whats that? logan shifted slightly to the left? holy heck the aliens are coming. im a MESS
*bows* may this useless information somehow enlighten you. if anyone else wants to do this, go for it!! its super fun and i love getting to know people ^.^
H I C S U N T D R A C O N E S | (cover art by Val) ; over four hours of epic music to accompany you as you read or write that beloved fantasy novel… for each hero(ine) must embark on their own quest to new realms in order to discover who they truly are…
“Long ago I yearned to be a hero without knowing, in truth, what a hero was. Now, perhaps, I understand it a little better. A grower of turnips or a shaper of clay, a Commot farmer or a king - every person is a hero if they strive more for others than for themselves alone.
Once you told me that the seeking counts more than the finding. So, too, must the striving count more than the gain…”