2010-10-14 02:39 pm (UTC)
Why did you tinyurl that link?
Heh. We (the organizers of the party) did that so that we could put a more memorable URL up on our posters. There was no particular reason to use that URL here. It's just the one I remembered.
the Lethal Lambda's? (possibly lethal lady lambdas)
the Free Variables?
the goodwill store near krogers is full of good stuff, and the one out on the west side near the bmv isn't bad either. for making a shirt, there's always the 80's style fabric paint/gel stuff, you can still get it at craft stores last I looked. And it at least *used* to come with glitter in it.
2010-10-14 09:15 pm (UTC)
Re: do it (grins) (sounds awesome)
I hesitate to pick a name that non-PL people won't get. I'm thinking Stack Smashers would work, and it's appropriately violent.
There are so many ways to make your own t-shirt at home -- just Google around for "silkscreen at home" or "print on a t-shirt" or things like that. "How to print your own shirts." Some methods are more involved than others, but you're a smart cookie, so you can figure out how to do it yourself. :)
You just need to find a way to make it nonfictional. It's not like I don't already know other grad student derby dames! A team of computer scientists would be awesome, and in honor of Dan, you should call it "Lambda Lambda Lambda" :P
But, yes, as a costume idea, it's totally awesome :)
I want to go with a name that's more generally CS, rather than PL-specific. (The audience at this party tends to be science and math grad students but not necessarily CS people. I don't know if they'll get CS jokes, and they'll almost certainly not get PL jokes.)
But what part of it denotes that you're a computer science derby girl rather than any other kind of derby girl?
That's what I mean by choosing a suitable name.
I think you need to be The Stack Smashers, though I kind of like the Free Variables as suggested above.
The only problem with Free Variables is that it doesn't sound violent enough. Stack Smashers is pretty good!
Other important accessories are beer and ice packs for your knees! ;)
But yes, you should do this! <3!!
Also, those Ink Jet Printer iron-on t-shirt transfers work really well if the t-shirt only needs to last a day or so ;)
Just remember to print your image in reverse
Your number could be something like S(S(PAIN)). Hrrrm, maybe that looks too much like SPAIN?
Also, you need cheers! Just a verse or so that you can teach people. Maybe there are some actual sports team cheers you can adapt?
(I love stuff like this. My parents are prone to dressing up and handing out ridiculous manifestos on halloween and I seem to have inherited the bug).
I... uh... do your parents want to hang out?
(where do they live?)
Some initial ideas off the top of my head:
the Feeping Creatures (my favorite)
the Blue Screen of Death (white text/blue shirt)
the Bit Bashers
the Byzantine Generals
2010-10-16 03:12 pm (UTC)
Can send a helmet (styrofoam with stiff plastic on the outside, suitable for decals; youth size, but works on my head if I remove the inner foam padding). Chin straps, of course.
Whoops, sorry. That last message was from me.
I think I'm all set, but thanks!
IN THE DARK FUTURE OF CS DERBY THERE IS ONLY STRIPEY SOCKS.