Monday, April 17, 2006

Spiderific LaMie Loven'

I wanted to show all of you the darling package of spiders Kristina Gray sent us. She made all these little guys for us. I put them on my dresser and just kept looking at them. A few days later I wore them to a script reading. Haven't taken them off since. All my friends keep saying, "Yes, you told us the whole story like, 10 times!"
Hee hee. What can I say, I'm proud of my LaMies and all their talents!!!

Lorraine and I are so touched when we get your letters and gifts. We are so blessed to have such talented, genuine fans/friends. I don't know which I am more excited sing at Balticon or to meet all of you. Thank goodness we get to do both.

It makes my little heart soar to get your comments on the blog and the forum. I find myself spending more time on LaMie stuff than anything else. It's been such a treat to buy the CON merch. Lorraine, Kitty and I went shopping to find lots of LaMie stuff. It was like shopping for stocking stuffers for my kids. I feel like I know all of you. Sometimes, I write things that I read later and say, "Wow! That was personal" but it's easy to do that with such wonderful fans. We are part of each other now. Like a little family of bats...

Speaking of nocturnal creatures...I've almost got Miles convinced to let me have a tarantula again. (I had a HUGE one a few years ago but it died) Of course, Lorraine asked WHERE "it" would live. I calmly reminded her, "In the front office of course"
Not everyone sees spiders as "teddy bears with 8 legs" like I do. I'll just get a baby one. My last spider grew to be as big as my hand. Poor Miles will faint.

Anyway, I just wanted to take a moment and THANK each and every one of you for all the love and sunshine you share with Fablo and me. And for all you newbies...WELCOME TO THE CLUB!
Love, Leather and Latex


At 4:15 AM , Blogger Dan Guy said...

LaMie "stocking stuffers"! I look forward to seeing all of this merch.

I think a tarantula as big as a fist is just about one of the most frightening mental images ever.

At 5:11 AM , Blogger vandaluna said...

That is so sweet, your post. I think we all feel close to eachother and like we know eachother.
It is difficult to see the detail in the spiders but they seem precious. We will get to see them at Balticon?
Ravyn and I are having a great time "shopping" and coming up with ideas. They are mostly surprises so I won't go into detail.
Alchemy wants a tarantula. A snake even more. I just hate keeping things captive. I tell her that we own a whole earth of pets and all we have to do is walk around our yard to see some of them.

You have such a beautiful spirit, Malena.

At 5:55 AM , Blogger Dan Guy said...

I feel very familial about you lot as well, btw. It is always a pleasure to note that I'm not the only one who seems to check this blog as often as I do. (Perhaps LaM needs its own forum?)

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At 10:01 AM , Blogger Fabulous Lorraine said...

I love you all too! She puts things so well, doesn't she?

I am , uh, kind of OK with this Spider Plan, as long a IT is not living in my room. 'nuff said.

At 1:09 PM , Blogger ariandalen said...

You're welcome. Ya'll make it easy to love you. :)

And, I'm still trying to figure out a way to get you invited to a Texas convention, despite not having been to one in.......15? 20? years. Where there's a Will, there's a way. :)

BTW, really nice work rubius!

At 2:16 PM , Blogger ivenotime said...

awww what a sweet sweet post! so nice and Dan, I think I check this blog as much as you do! This has become a little family of sorts and it is a wonderful feeling. Can't wait to see stocking stuffers and goodies!!!! so excited! Rubius, the spiders are great, what a neat idea, tho I echo Lorraine's sentiments on the tarantula, I think they're great as long as I am not near them...Vanda, what a great idea on pet ownership to tell Alchemy (I could've used that logic a while back!)

At 2:24 PM , Blogger mistress mousey said...

A very sweet post indeed.

And while I'm generally not a fan of 8-legged things, large spiders don't bother me. It's like once they get to a certain size, they have their own personalities and are entitled to exist in my world (and some are just *cool* looking - Huntsmen excepted). The little ones? They sneak up on you when you're not looking and often need to become cat toys. We have an agreement around here, the 8-legged things and I: If you slowly poke your head out and don't get in my way, I won't bother you; but if you pop out and surprise me when I'm not in the mood - cat toy.

At 9:24 PM , Blogger Malena said...

yes, Danth. A LaMie forum is great. Danth is putting up our shopping cart. Yeah! We love him. Ohhhhh guess what?
I am picking up my 5 inch long spider tomorrow. Yes yes!
She will be named after my first one,
Cruella De'vil (jr)

I'll post the photos ASAP.

And NO! "IT" won't live in Lorraine's room unless she is gone.

At 10:30 PM , Blogger Rubius said...

*blush*... *beam*... *mist over* what a lovely and generous post. thank you everyone for the kind words... The spiders were inspired by this blog (the spider pin gift that was shown at xmas)... they cried out to be made and fly south... and the fun was in the creating of them... I am so very pleased that you like them. Music and Magic indeed.... you conjured crystal spiders, ladies.

I too am really looking forward to meeting as many as possible at Balticon. This blog has been the most positive thing I have found on the net in a long time, a cozy little cave of wonderful batty people (heheh). Many thanks to all of you for that.

As far as checking the site often... all of your comments comfort me... cause I sure know that I have been checking it very often lately.

I must say... spiders used to give me the creeps.. and then I moved into this building: with the cobwebs that span the hallways... lengthwise, bits of which must date to the founding of this old cracked appartment... and the sparest of wee arachnids in every corner of the rooms and halls and closets and windows... always ready to return and rebuild should their gossamer cities fall... and their ginormous cousins the wolf (or wood) spiders building nests in my heaters and turning up in my bathtub (including the biggest one I have EVER seen), and on the roof and walls...and elsewhere. I swear... I have never in my life seen so many spiders in one place... and I used to live in the country!!!... so... I (vaguely) got over my fear of spiders... and now I have a seasonal job exporting them (along blocks and across major roads for the giant wolf-spiders). I am trying for the deal: don't bite me and keep killing mosquitos and I won't kill you (intentionally)... but the way I understand it is that I have to fulfill my end of the bargain first....

About l'il Cruella, I have yet to meet a Tarantula personally... so they still alarm me a fair bit, but given a chance... I would definitely try to get along with it (this is a big improvement for me... spiders used to be my biggest fear).

and yeah for Danth!!! Our LaMie wonderman!!

At 12:13 AM , Blogger Rubius said...

p.s. come to think of it... the spider-webs are probably providing structural support in my appartment...

and I agree... Malena has a Gorgeous spirit and she knows how to express it very well!!!... and to FabLo and everyone... thanks for always brightening my days... I always enjoy the read here.

(and I love your pet-idea Vanda... although...I doubt that I often admire tarantulas in the wild... fortunately for me)

At 9:01 AM , Blogger vandaluna said...

Funny, I was just singing "Cruella DeVille" this morning and thinking it would be a good suggestion for Malena for Balticon if there were no copyrite problems.

My outlook on wildlife doesn't go over so well with the child. She still begs for a snake. It is so difficult to refuse her anything since she does so well in school, but I just don't think it is fair to the snake. A tarantula might be different, but *I* do not need ANY more responsibility. (btw, this outlook also extends to possessions...I don't need to have a thing when I can look at one whenever I want...clothes are a little different).

We actually had this HUGE garden spider (black and yellow) that we brought with us when we moved about 6 years ago. I don't know if it took to our new yard, but I've seen at least others like it. Seriously, the web is probably five feet across.

At 7:21 PM , Blogger Kitty Cat said...

hello spidermen & ladies,
i am excited about the addition of CDV to the Fairyland Ranch. i will pet her & tell her to go find my brother.

had a great time yesterday with Mal & Mimi, spinning the webs of merch...4 weeks everybody!
let the countdown begin.
when do we start the Convergence planning, eh?

At 8:26 PM , Blogger Rubius said...

How is the lovely Cruella? (and is it really a female?)

(4 weeks!!! that's really soon!!! oy!!!)

At 9:58 AM , Blogger ravyn said...

36 days to Balticon.....

i have been immersed in planning details and work work, thus my "virtual silence" here, heh.

i have put up a few updates on the Balticon Blog, including an announcement of our Podcast interview with Artist Guest of Honor Lisa Snellings-Clark, so check it out.

Danth..... no *official* news on DDR at Balticon. i was under the impression we would have it, but i can't confirm it yet. But i'll let you know as soon as i can.

GREAT photos and stories, LaMies! i do check every day, i just haven't had the energy to write til now :-)

.....36 days.......


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