Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Overheard at the compound

"...Oh well. Gotta go back to work on my corpse."
-Our eldest, to no one in particular after we finished dinner, on a special effect she's getting ready for a movie shoot tomorrow.

You can visit the website of the production she's working on by clicking on this here link: Massive Ego Productions. The working title is The Landlord, and our daughter is working as a makeup artist, assistant special effects makeup artist, and production assistant. She also has a bit part as a junkie who gets killed by a vampire.

She comes by it natural.

Years ago, when she was about 5, I was sacked out on the couch watching football, when I heard that tone of voice that causes any parent to sit bolt upright and wonder oh-my-God-what's-wrong? "Daddy...daaaaaad..." Just as I sat up on the couch, she came into the living room, terrified look in her eyes, her right hand held upright in front of her at eye level. Her left hand clutched her right forearm. "Daaaaaaad..."

It was then I noticed the long crimson streak of blood running down her forearm, her left hand apparently applying compression to stanch the flow of blood. Right about the moment I cleared the couch and came leaping over to her, she dropped her hand, broke out in a broad grin and began laughing. I stood there, stunned, and then I laughed with her.

I had bought her her fist tube of fake "vampire blood" about a week earlier. No mere impulsive prank, she had planned this out.

We are very proud of her.

Of course, I'd like to think she's learned a thing or two from her old man, amateurish as my efforts are compared to hers:

It's never far from Halloween around here.

PS: For a nominal fee, she'd be happy to make you up a slit throat prosthetic kit or help make you up gruesome for Halloween.


Cap'n Ergo "Carthage" Jinglebollocks said...

Does she accept checks or just money orders??

Let's hear it for th' goth gal daughters!!

SkylersDad said...

What a gal, pranking you at the tender age of 5! I bet you knew you were in for it early with her.

Grant Miller said...

The Jewels by me is selling fake blood for the first time this year. I wanna buy it, but it says right one the bottle not to drink it. I'd be so tempted to taste it if I bought it.

Bubs said...

Grant Miller, that is a problem. SO...what you do is make your own. We have a variety of good corn-syrup based recipes (high fructose corn syrup--is there anything it can't do?) some of which are even flavored with mint and are specifically designed to be used in the mouth. Problem solved!

Skylersdad, yes. And the younger is even more of a pistol. I haven't raised any doormats, that's for sure.

Cap'n, checks, cash, animal skins, jerky, shiny rocks, whatever. If you know anyone who's interested, email me.

Randal Graves said...

This is extremely groovy. Always great to see the young ones stimulate the economy by filming bloody gore. :)

Johnny Yen said...

It's heartwarming to see a little family gore shared!

GETkristiLOVE said...

That is awesome. What a ghoulish compound it is!

Whiskeymarie said...

I've always had trouble making fake warts. How is she in the wart department?

It's really best to not ask why I'd be needing fake warts. Just assume that they would be for this "Halloween" that you speak of.

lulu said...

I love your family.

justacoolcat said...

What an awesome prank by a 5 year old!

Dr. Zaius said...

These pictures are great! You eldest might want to check out "Your Dress Would Look Better On Me" - she does a lot of this sort of thing to.