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13/52: Abby [20101220|17:04]
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13/52: Abby


I think this might be my favourite self-portrait as another person. I think this may also be the first time I’ve posted something for this project & not cared at all if no one else liked it because I love it so. Things I have in common with Abby Sciuto from NCIS:

  • PhD in chemistry
  • Love for my work
  • Fondness for chokers, wristbands & soft toys that make rude noises
  • Being the happiest goth in the world


Things Abby has that I don’t:

  • Fringe
  • Forensics expertise


Thing I have that Abby doesn’t:

  • Spacecraft operations expertise
  • Plush Chthulu that goes “AAAAHHHHH” when you squeeze him


The lab coat is mine. Stains (not visible) on lab coat from working at JPL. Choker is from Cyberdog in Camden. T-shirt is “Stand Back, I’m Going To Try Science” from XKCD via birthday gift from [personal profile] becala. Dog tag is from Kontrol Faktory (RIP), the best industrial club in LA. Goggles are from the Girl Genius webcomic shop. Yes, I am a walking compendium of geeky references, even when I’m not dressed like this.

(I’m sorry my 52 project photos are coming along so quickly at the moment - I’m playing catch-up. All these ideas have been bouncing around in my head for weeks but I haven’t had time nor been in the right head-space to execute them.

In totally unrelated news, the bloke has been trying to get home from San Francisco since last Friday morning. He has now been in three different countries in as many days, and he’s still not in the UK. All I want for Christmas is for that coach tonight to be able to get from Brussels to London.)
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[User Picture]From: chickenfeet2003
2010-12-20 17:24 (UTC)
I know the Christmas angst thing. One year, 93/94?, I was in Auckland and I had to stay over a couple of days extra meaning I had to reschedule my flight home the week before Christmas. Nothing available of course and two small kids and wife in TO. I was at Auckland airport on standby for two whole days before something opened up.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2010-12-20 19:18 (UTC)
Ugh, sleeping in the airport. My sympathies. The bloke has thus far managed to avoid that, although I'm not sure that trying to sleep on a transatlantic flight with United is much better.
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[User Picture]From: chickenfeet2003
2010-12-20 19:44 (UTC)
I booked into one of the airport hotels. It's not like planes leave Auckland for LA every five minutes.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2010-12-20 19:16 (UTC)
Thank you! I feel like this is the most me self-portrait I've ever taken, and it's odd because I'm dressed as somebody else.
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[User Picture]From: cheekytubemouse
2010-12-20 19:45 (UTC)
I love this photo!
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2010-12-20 20:50 (UTC)
Yay! Thank you. So do I, and I'm not ashamed to say it.
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[User Picture]From: cheekytubemouse
2010-12-20 20:53 (UTC)
GOOD! Feeling proud of a photo of yourself or one you took or BOTH is a wonderful feeling.
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[User Picture]From: hafnir
2010-12-20 20:17 (UTC)
Since I'm in SF and all ... can I help?
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2010-12-20 20:52 (UTC)
That's very kind of you, thank you, but unnecessary now. He's in Brussels, waiting to get on a coach to London, so I think he's almost home. Fingers crossed.
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[User Picture]From: helpful_mammal
2010-12-20 21:05 (UTC)
Brussels - an essential but dismaying part of Christmas. Mostly though, we just push them round the plate rather than actually going there. Blech.

That's 'blech' to the sprouts, not the place. Never been there. Was massively put off that idea years ago when I started planning aromantic weekend in Paris for my then fiancée, only to be met with the response 'uh, I've been to Paris, can't we go to Brussels? I haven't been there.' Missing the point there, I think.

Oh and I absolutely love this picture. ALthough I think we ought to be able to buy little mannequins or action-figures thereof. Because that would just top the geekness right off... :)
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2010-12-22 15:06 (UTC)
Hee. Thank you.

I think we should take a group trip to Brussels and drink lots of beer to banish that particular memory.
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[User Picture]From: cosmiccircus
2010-12-20 21:07 (UTC)
I'm loving all of these photos that you're finally posting!

And I love Abby, although she also has bangs and tattoos that you don't have. BUT that being said, I totally got this one as soon as I saw it!
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2010-12-22 15:05 (UTC)
Yes, I didn't have a fringe to hand. I may have to acquire a clip-on one to add to my assortment of wigs. :)
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[User Picture]From: impix
2010-12-20 21:36 (UTC)
Love it! So glad the bloke is *almost* home xx
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2010-12-22 15:05 (UTC)
Thanks! He's here. *dances* Still exhausted & his sleep schedule is all messed up, but he made it.
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[User Picture]From: danaid_luv
2010-12-20 21:44 (UTC)
Effing A. LOVE IT. Totally recognized your character, too. \o/
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2010-12-22 15:04 (UTC)
W00t! She's excellent. V distinctive. :)
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2010-12-22 15:04 (UTC)
He's made it home, thankfully! His sleep schedule is still messed up and he's exhausted, but he's here. :)
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[User Picture]From: alice_mccoy
2010-12-21 07:57 (UTC)
Very good, its missing the mega carton of PowerCaff though :). Do you have a close up of that chocker, I'm struggling to make it out, all I can see are two blue half yo-yos.

May I also wish you the bloke and the boys a wonderful Christmas and I look forward to the remaining 39/52 next year:)
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2010-12-22 15:03 (UTC)
I don't have a close-up of the choker - I'll have to take a photo of it on its own.

Thank you for the Christmas wishes, and the same you to you, HL & Chester! BTW, I did 10/52 in honour of the Hugh Whitemore play you sent me, but I neglect to post it to LJ. You can view it here.
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[User Picture]From: victorine
2010-12-21 09:00 (UTC)

Sasssy!

You're waaay cuter than Abby! Are those colored contacts? Or did you photoshop your eyes?
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2010-12-22 14:54 (UTC)

Re: Sasssy!

It's Photoshop. I think I want a pair of light green coloured contacts now, though! I want to wear this for Halloween.
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[User Picture]From: feylike
2010-12-21 15:13 (UTC)
very nice. the world needs more perkygoth scientists. (though i suppose doing an educational outreach event dressed like that might not be compatible with maintaining a professional demeanor)

hope the bloke reaches home swiftly and safely.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2010-12-22 14:53 (UTC)
It might be fun to do at least one dressed like Abby. I might do it at the next science fair I judge. :D

He's back! Still recuperating - his sleep schedule is all messed up.
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[User Picture]From: bowmaniac
2010-12-22 04:59 (UTC)
I'm wearing that same shirt as I type. It was also a birthday gift. That's where the parallels end though. It's from swerve not becala. It would have been weird getting a birthday present form someone I don't know.

In any event, the important thing is it's a kick ass shirt.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2010-12-22 14:52 (UTC)
It's a fun one to wear to work. Always gets a lot of comments. I don't think I've run across anyone who doesn't immediately recognise it!
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From: pbristow
2010-12-22 11:10 (UTC)
YAY ABBY!!!! =:o>
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2010-12-22 14:44 (UTC)
She's fantastic. ♥
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