2018 April/May/June Update:
As you know, most of the year I publish 2 to 3 articles a day.
However, every year during convention season, I take a break from that to go full swing CosPlay.
From early April 2018 to late June 2018, article posting schedule will be sporadic, while CosPlay Season and Convention events are going full swing.
During this time period, you can expect most, possible all new articles to be focused on costume making, CosPlay, and the characters I'm CosPlaying.
It's now divided into 7 pages. The primary page "Meet Avallach" is now over 20,000 words long. At this rate, it'll cross 60,000 long before the costume is finished, and that's not including the other 5 pages. The primary page has now crossed 60,000 89,000 words and counting, the whole set of Avallac'h pages are now more than 200,000 words long, and more then 500 pictures of Avallac'h and his friends have now been uploaded on these pages, plus there are now 400+ hour-long videos f the costume making process as we record live, every second of this insanely elaborate, over the top CosPlay project.
As of May 19, just 29 days to PortCon we are embroidering his blue coat in a countdown against the clock to finish in time for the event, while we pray that The Dazzling Razzberry will be re-weilded back together and drivable in time for PortCon, after it's recent vandalism by Old Orchard Beach's ever growing Ku Klux Klan problem.
There will still be daily updates, but the BULK of the daily updates will be limited to the pages linked here:
- The Avallac'h CosPlay: Who is Avallac'h?
- Obsession: Meet Avallac'h
- [NSFW] Avallac'h & His Nude Women | Witcher 3 Game Screenshots
- Historical Accuracy vs Avallac'h (to go live later this summer)
- The Avallac'h CosPlay Costume Making Vlogs (will go live AFTER finishing the costume)
- How To Make The Avallac'h CosPlay (will go live AFTER PortCon)
- How Much Did It Cost? ($800+ will run to around $3,000) Budgeting The Avallac'h CosPlay (eing written as the costume is being made, will go live after completion of the costume)
- Why do children CosPlay rapists & rape victims? & WHY Avallac'h is a M18+ character.
- PortConMaine 2018
- On Being a Handicapped CosPlayer: A Look At Events of PortConMaine 2017 That Resulted In 3 Disabled CosPlayers Getting hurt at The Convention and How These Things Could Have Been Avoided
After PortCon Update:
PortCon 2018 is over... but the making of the Avallac'h CosPlay is not. It is not possible to make a costume as detailed as I'm making in fewer then 400 hours, and only 129 hours went into the simplified first run version you saw at PortCon'18. The complete version will not be seen until PortCon'19
If you want to see this costume in person and watch it's progression onward as I continue to expand it... I'll be wearing it at the monthly Maine Association of CosPlay Enthusiasts (M.A.C.E.) events, throughout 2018 and 2019, you are welcome to join us. The list of current events can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/293470827423558/events/ This list is updated monthly, so be sure to check back often to find all the dates, locations, and details of events.
The Pidgie Fund:
Saving the World One Pet at a Time
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The Pidgie Fund Animal Shelter
is NO LONGER accepting
new rescues and abandons!
Please do not bring your unwanted pets, found strays, or injured wildlife to our location any longer.
are continuing to care for the animals currently in our care, but once
they have all found other arrangements, The Pidgie Fund will be shutting
We hope this will be temporary, and at this point the goal
is to reopen at a future date, however that is entirely dependent upon
my health - when I recover, how fast I recover, and what tasks I will
still be able to do after recovery.
At this point I am fairly
certain that, if/when we do reopen, we will no longer be taking farm
animals (horses, goats, etc). We will likely no longer take dogs or
injured wildlife either.
As our primary function always was feral
cat rescue and bird rehabilitation, it is likely that if/when we do
reopen, we will only accept cats and birds in the future.
you know my health has been deteriorating over the past ten years.
Between cancer and chronic tendonitis, I have become increasingly
limited in mobility.
In June 2013 the chronic tendonitis resulted
in tendons seperating from my wrist and thumbs and forearms. I am as a
result, no longer able to lift anything over 20lbs. This is a problem,
as it takes 4 to 6 hours a day to feed the 500+ birds and animals we
house here, and that involves carrying 36lb bags of catfood, 40lb bags
of catlitter, and 50lb bags of grain. Not to mention shoveling 100s of
pounds of manure and poop every day.
In November 2013 an injury damaged my hip farther injuring a previous hip injury. This
was compounded in January 2014 a fall on the ice, this fall
resulting in a torn knee ligament, a pulled muscle (that big one from
knee to hip), and a strained lower back muscle.
The first few
months I was completely bed-ridden, than on crutches. I am now on a cane
and the current diagnosis is that I will likely need the cane for the
rest of my life. My ability to walk is incredibly limited.
The short of it is, I am no longer able to do the physical labor and heavy lifting this job requires.
WELCOME TO THE PIDGIE FUND!
The Pidgie Fund is a Zazzle Gallery that was started December 2005 by EelKat Wendy C. Allen. We are a non-profit group saving the world one pet at a time. All earnings from these products are used to buy food and supplies for pets in need and shelter animals in the Southern Maine area.
To date The Pidgie Fund has helped more than 500 animals ranging from house pets, to farm animals, to wildlife, including mammals, birds, reptiles, fish, mollusks, and amphibians.
The Pidgie fund was named in memory of my long time friend and companion: Pidgie, a Rock Dove or City Pigeon who was found as a day old chick laying in the middle of the road. He was quickly adopted by my 2-month-old kitten: Utopia, and the 2 of them grew up playing together and went on to become fast friends. The 2 of them were my own companions. I joined the Internet that same month of August 1997.
As my Internet fans all knew, whenever I went online, I was never alone, but always in the company of a little gray bird, who either was sitting on the computer, on my head, or running across the keyboard biting my fingers. In all my years online, I was never to use the computer without him at my side. It seemed like I’ve had Pidgie forever.
On December 10, 2005 my long time posting buddy died. He’d been my constant companion for many years and he shall not pass on unforgotten. Pidgie was not Utopia's only pet bird. My gentle Siamese cat also had 3 pet Budgies.
The Pidgie Fund was created December 11, 2005 in memory of my beloved Pidgie and is run by me and Pidgie's Siamese Cat companion Utopia. The original Website and CafePress shop opened later that week, and has over the last 2 years expanded greatly.
All products designed, photos taken, and art painted/drawn by Wendy C. Allen. More products well continue to be added as time goes by. ~~Wendy C. Allen a.k.a EelKat You can find out more about us here: The Pidgie Fund on Squidoo Copper Cockeral Cards and Gifts stocks cards, shirts, and prints featuring original art and photos by Maine native Wendy C. Allen a.k.a. EelKat.This is the sister gallery to Copper Cockeral Cards & Gifts, both of which are owned by The Twighlight Manor Press .
The shelter itself has no name but was founded in 1983 and has been located on Portland Ave, Old Orchard Beach, Maine since that time, where it is housed in a barns of a former poultry farm.
Once upon a time I was working on a goal towards becoming a ornithologist/bird vet, and that was when the place got started. Our primary function has always been birds and their care. We house up to 500 birds at any given time.
In the mid-1990s we expanded to devote our facilities to helping the huge feral cat population that is fast spreading across Southern Maine.
Since the beginning we have also always had horses, goats, rabbits, and dogs in our care.
The Pidgie Fund is the fundraiser used to buy food, medical care, and other needs of the animals.
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