Archive: October 25, 2010
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So – As we (the blogging team and I) began to discuss what Halloween would entail it was soon decided by Kelly and David Landry that they would have a party at their house this year and that the theme would be 80’s cartoon characters. EVERYONE got very excited about this idea. (Way better than last years failed attempt of my friend Joel and I both being FRENCH MEN for Halloween (I ended up looking like a very butch lesbian and had to alter my costume the moment we saw each other into nothing). I originally settled on the concept of She-Ra: Princes of Power (He-Man’s sister).
She-Ra As I thought about this costume the flaws in my planning began to appear right away.
1) I find it a little more than annoying that Halloween becomes “All of my friends are the slutty version of something day (slutty nurses, slutty cab drivers, slutty police-women, slutty french maids, slutty jewlery makers, slutty sluts, slutty needle point artists). She-Ra already looks like that very slutty version of something. (But then again: She-Ra, like Wonder Woman is infallible in the book of growing lass of the 80’s iconography. I am not kidding. I used to pray when I went to sleep that I would wake up and find myself to have morphed into She-Ra. I also had the Wonder Woman Underoos and would run around the house in those and wristcuffs and a tiara I had drawn out of paper. I think those very wristcuffs are the reason why I am obsessed with bracelets and accessories in general.)
2) My choices were to either buy or make a She-Ra costume and to be honest I didn’t really have any desire to do either. I mean, who wants to make a plaster mold of their torso at the last minute so that you can make a kick ass bodice and then sew a skirt, find some jewels AND make a head piece? And who wants to wear a cheep polyester costume? You see my dilemma.
So today, as I wandered the flee market with my good friend Tiffany Dupree (who had decided I should be the lead female character in Psycho) I realized that Bex had already claimed Jem. WHO I ALSO WANTED TO BE SO VERY BADLY WHEN I WAS LITTLE.
In case you don’t know Jem is a rockstar, who is actually called Jerrica by day. Jerrica was given a hologram machine by her dead father (who also have her The Starlight Foundation – a half-way-house/ group home for troubled teens) to help her grow into maturity and aid her in any epic battles she may encounter. The Starlight Foundation ran into some financial snags and wham! Synergy (the hologram machine) created Jem! to help raise some money and also provide the occasional holagram of a tiger or a lion should they ever need to defeat a dreaded foe.
I had the Jem and Jerrica paper dolls. I had the Jem Barbie with the light up earrings. I explored themes of what it might be like to have a boyfriend because of Jem’s boyfriend Rio. I obsessed over Jem like I did She-Ra in the 80’s and loved her dearly, until about 2 years ago.
2 years ago I spent 3 days of being sick and incapacitated in my awesome loft living room. I also spent those three days watching EVERY SINGLE EPISODE OF JEM ever made. I decided during this time that I didn’t actually like Jem and The Holograms music very much and did not like her music at all… but THE MISFITS… I fell in love with Jem’s nemisis, The Misfits. After three long days of research I had decided that Jem (and her mild mannered alternate personality Jerrica) were flakey, dumb, gutless wonders with none of the daring themes of rock n roll that should exist in a rock star’s music. Jem was pretty, she had a good marketing team, her heart was ok… but she had terrible taste in men. Rio was an astounding example of a man being a whiney little bitch, they had tons wrong in their relationship and she was cheeting on Rio with this total deuche bag, who was the lead singer of a band called The Stingers. Did I mention that Rio thinks he’s cheating through all 5 seasons as he dates both Jessica and Jem? I mean… sheesh. And he’s got HUGE trust issues. I mean, who can blame him.
Pizazz (the lead singer for the Misfits) on the other hand, was conniving and underhanded with a soft side. But she never pretended to be anything else. I also have to say that her vocal melodies were FAR more interesting than Jem’s and so was her music. I just really started to favor Pizazz as the punk-indie underdog. Not as pretty as Jem but certainly more talented.
So I have decided OFFICIALLY to be Jem’s nemisis for Halloween. Pizazz. And there will be an epic battle. And this time… THE MISFITS WILL WIN.
But I will let you decide for yourselves. We’re going to have a good ole fashioned Pole. Jem & the Holigrams vs. The Misfits. Let’s set the ground rules. This Pole is based on whose music you like better. And so that you can make an informed decision… I am linking a couple songs:
(Meh, I can't be bothered to recreate this post right now... I got SHIZ TA DO. 2/27/2017)