Friday, August 19, 2011

Ma Cob - Creepiest Storyteller in Cyberspace

If you've been following my blog, you know I'm a cyberspace-cadet. I warned you in my profile. Back when I was a court reporter, I had to hide my kooky side and present myself as a professional.

Here, in my little corner of the web, I'm taking a huge risk by exposing my quirkiness. It could all blow up and I'll have to dig a black hole to crawl into.

I hope you'll bear with me as I share another vlog with you. It's out takes of the first attempt to read my short story, "Cyclops Clyde." I named the storyteller Ma Cob, but she wasn't spooky looking at all, just weird, and needed an overhaul.

I'll post that one next week, and that'll be the last vlog I do for a while because my new grandbaby (nicknamed Punkin since we don't know the sex yet) will be arriving in a week! I'm trying to contain my excitement. Do you think it's a boy or a girl?

Anyway, here's the first version of Ma Cob. The stupid hairdo wore me out. By the time I started recording, I was tired, tongue tied, and kept messing up. Over and over. The whole thing would have been a waste of time, except for a few silly out takes that might put a smile on your face.
Ma Cob attempting to read "Cyclops Clyde."

I don't know which vlog is riskier, this one or next week's, where Ma Cob's makeover is so creepy, I even scare myself.

Here's a peek:

Ma Cob's new look - Creepiest Storyteller in Cyberspace

Forget all those phooey ponytails that made my arms ache and my hand cramp. A wig takes a couple seconds to pull on. Shazam! 

Mo' makeup gave Ma a creepy-crawly effect. Oh, and check out that manicure. Fake nails at a penny apiece, what a bargain. (Can you tell I'm on an alliteration kick? It kinda goes with the story.) 

How do you feel about climbing out of your comfort zone in your blog posts, your writing, or elsewhere? Do you wonder if you should be more low key? I think that's good if it's being true to who you are, but what if it's not? I LOVE your comments, even if it's just a, "Hello, weirdo!"

16 comments:

Stephanie, PQW said...

LOL! Oh Lynn, you crack me up! I wish I had your gift of humor.

Jess said...

I'm watching you, kid...FOREVER! Too silly and funny! And you're not a weirdo~ you're a goofball :) I like goofballs.

Munir said...

To me you are a kid at heart. Hey you know something? You got my worries out of my head and even if they stay out for next few days I have youto thank . No one is weird in this world. I am not from the main stream and I am fine as long as my family and friends are healthy and happy! Thank you for being a friend - - -

LynNerd said...

Stephanie - Thank you. I'm glad it made you laugh.

Jess - Haha! You made me laugh out loud! Thanks for the uplifting comment.

Munir - Yep, I'm a kid at heart. I'm glad I able to help in a small way. You're a sweetheart. I wish you and your family good health and peace.

Rebecca Kiel said...

Love the hairdo! And Ma Cob is a great name.

Jess said...

Popping in again to tell you that I just read your comment on Anita's blog (with your pencil shavings/spinach confession)...*snorts* too funny! Sounds like something I would have done, given the opportunity :)

Kelley said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm a new follower now :)

Bish Denham said...

ROFL! "throat caught in my voice" hysterical. You are gonna make one heck of a grandmother, fun to be around!

As for stepping out of my comfort zone, in my family I was called The Rotten Kid (affectionately) because of all the strange, harmless stunts I'd pull. I still pull a few upon occasion....

cleemckenzie said...

Weirdo on steroids today, Lynn! But as always you've brightened my morning. Can't wait until Halloween. Go wild, girlfriend.

LynNerd said...

Rebecca - Thanks! I won't be wearing that hairdo very often, just for special occasions, like maybe my 35th wedding anniversary coming up in a couple weeks! Haha. Glad you like the name of the storyteller.

Jess - How cool that you stopped in again. I'm so glad you did. Anita asked a great question and it brought back that memory. The silly things kids believe, huh? Pencil shavings are spinach. I'm surprised I didn't get lead poisoning. That might be culprit of my quirkiness.

Kelley - Yay, thanks for stopping by and signing up to follow!

Bish - Thank you! I plan on being the best grandma ever! Oh, boy, I think that you and I would have made a good team when we were kids! Haha! If we ever meet at a conference or elsewhere, well, who knows what kind of stunts we might come up with! LOL. Maybe someday!

Lee - I love the "Weirdo on steroids." I'm glad my silliness brightened your morning. I'm brewing up some good stuff for Halloween!

Talei said...

I say let your inner wierdness out and have fun! ;-)

LynNerd said...

Talei - Thanks for the green light! LOL.

E.R. King said...

Congrats on the new grandbaby! Any day now, right? Let us know when the new bundle of joy arrives and what s/he is named!

Stephen Tremp said...

I thought of doing a Vlog drunk and in my underwear. standing on the street corner and yelling at cars passing by. Why not? Stay tuned.

Theresa Milstein said...

I love your pictures. You're fearless!

I've never tried to vlog (Does anyone really want to see me?), but I do try to take chances. I'm about to work on a YA manuscript in the omnipresent tense. How brave/insane is that?!

LynNerd said...

E.R. - Yes, the baby will be here any day and I'll let everyone know if it's a boy or a girl and what they named Punkin. Thanks.

Stephen - You made me laugh out loud. I needed a chuckle this morning. I know you're too sensible to go through with that plan, so maybe I'll steal your idea! JK. No one wants to see an old lady in undies!

Theresa - Glad you like the pics. Yes, I would want to see you in a vlog, so if you decide to do one and need some tips so you don't make the same mistakes I do (and am still making lots of them but learning from them), let me know. Yay for your new YA ms in omnipresent tense. Let us know how that's working out for you.