Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Gearing Up for Summer!

There are some really cool things that go on during the summer. There are all those really cool (and sometimes not-so cool) summer movies. San Diego Comic Con happens in the summer. I try to exercise in the pool in the summer. And Diary of a Dorkette celebrates its birthday in the summer. I know I said awhile ago that the Diary would be turning four, but I got my years wrong. It was my failed marriage that was about to turn four, the Diary will actually be turning three. (Don't worry about the failed marriage part, I'm actually doing really great. I find myself smiling more and I've gotten to surround myself with the best people in the world.)

Anyways, let's get to the point. I've been teasing about something fun happening this summer that will involve all of you, and I am now ready to divulge what that is! I have been very fortunate to get to know some amazing people through this blog, and I want us all to celebrate the Diary turning three by everyone busting out their toys and joining in on a fun story.

For those just tuning in, I have been telling this silly goofy story involving a toy version of myself and all the toys I have in my collection. It originally started out as a single monthly "interview" called the Heroic Hottie. My original plans had been to lovingly poke fun at the idea of ogling male action figures. This was in a response to a person who had typed in a forum about how he only collected hot female figures. I thought the idea of basing a hotness to an action figure was so silly that I just had to write up a silly string of Playboy-like centerfold interviews where the beefcake was all plastic all the time.

This all turned into something much bigger as I expanded upon the Heroic Hottie interviews and added Bodacious Baddies and Women of Wonderosities. It was all meant to be a way of reviewing and looking at action figures in a fun way with nods to the defunct ToyFare (one of the greatest magazines of all time.) Anyways, last year there was a subplot in these interviews that revolved around a group of toy villains plotting my death, which is where we are at now. Toy Miss M died only to come back in the wrong body and now she is trying to find her place in the world as the evil Maleficent pulls the strings.

This is where you all come in. Starting in July, there will be a series of interviews that will create a massive event that will need a lot of one shots to go along with the main story. Since you all know I love a good comic story, I want to continue that 'feel' but with everyone posting their own toy story on their own respective blogs.

Some rules will apply. The story will have to take place within the events that are going on (this will all make more sense once the event is revealed.) But everything else will be up to you. Take pictures and write your own story. Or animate your own story. Or record your own story. It doesn't matter, just have fun with your toys! If you are interested in being a part of this crazy crossover of epic toy proportions, please email me at missmermista@gmail.com and let me know that you want to be a part of it. I know things might seem murky right now, but trust me, it will all make sense. Just email me if you are interested.

These one shots will begin after the Conference of Evil, which will occur the weekend of SDCC. That's right! The Conference of Evil will be happening again this summer. If you missed that story last summer, click here to catch up. (Since toy Miss M couldn't make it to SDCC, she ended up attending the other big convention that weekend, the Conference of Evil.) Ideally these one shot stories will be rolled out throughout July and into August. I haven't created official dates yet, but I want this to be a really fun event that will go through for a handful of weeks. More details will be coming out. I just wanted to share this with you all and get to see who will be interested in participating. So don't forget to email me at missmermista@gmail.com. I really hope that you guys will want to join in on the fun with me. Let's play with our toys gals and guys! I hope you are all doing well, and keep it here! I will be posting more stories soon. There's a lot of action going on at Snake Mountain and that Spring/Summer formal at Arkham Asylum can only get heated up with the Joker now foot loose and fancy free. Bye everybody!

12 comments:

  1. When you said Interviews, I thought it was going to be some sort of cross-promotional event were Toy Miss M interviewed some of the blog followers/commenters live via-satellite feed (photos superimposed on a TV screen that she would talk to)

    Hm. With the villain conference as a backdrop, you'd think I ought to be able to come up with some kind of wacky three stooges style antics for these three monster figures you sent me in the mail. I'll get back to you on that.

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    1. Hey Erik! Now I have been wanting to do that, and I still have dreams of finding action figures to represent other bloggers and commenters and creating fun stories like that too, but that might have to wait for next year. lol I feel like that is going to take more work.

      I hope you can participate! It doesn't have to be lengthy or anything. I know everything is vague right now, but once we get closer to July it will all make more sense. I mostly just wanted to get a feel for what people would think about something like this.

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  2. Sounds like a super fun ideal Miss M. : )

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    1. Thanks John! I hope it will be enjoyable.

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  3. This. Sounds. AWESOME!!! I've always rather enjoyed your stories. They always take me back when my brother and I would make up all sorts of toy stories. All the toys were completely self-aware and would stop moving when people were around. I think pretty much every kid did this, which is probably why Toy Story was such a hit. Anyways, I ramble. This sounds way fun and I can't wait to hear more details!

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    1. Hey Mason! I've gotten your email and I have just been behind on replying, but I will. I am so excited you want to be a part of this! I know what you mean about all the stories and stuff, I was the same way. And I agree, Toy Story was such a hit for those same reasons. I remember reading Indian in the Cupboard and just loving the idea that your toys can come to life. I will be posting more details soon! I hope you are doing well.

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  4. Cool I have to go threw what I have left :( I had to down size and let someone else enjoy my older toys figures but still have a weird collection ill try to keep up with all this and work..:/ ;-)p

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    1. Hey! It is nice to hear from you. I hope you will be able to participate. I am looking forward to what else you have from your weird collection! ; )

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    2. Lol ya I don't have the cool or as meny cool figures as you have but I need to see what I have that's worthy of posting I'm new to blogging so forgive. Me for my delayed responce I don't kno if I can direct gmail you with the pics of sum of the characters just for fun and see if I can participat if not I enjoy reading you storys lmbo I don't kno what it is either cute corny funy the figures the story line even if it don't stay on the same track but I like it but like I said if I csn help I will if you csn gmail me cool cuz I'm not to computer savy

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  5. I think it is very nice to send the blogging community packages. I have seen your name about recently. I wanted to say thank you for being nice.

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    1. Hey! Thanks for the comment. I check up on your blog from time to time. I love what you do. It's hard to follow blogs on a regular basis because this one takes up a lot of my time, but I do like what you do. I think I came across your blog from the League of Extraordinary Bloggers. I need to post on one of the topics soon. I miss doing that. Anyways, I hope you are doing well, and it is nice to talk to you.

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  6. You know I'm in!!! I'll zap you off an email to make it official.

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