Now, I'll admit this project was about 10% a personal task of seeing how many perfect strangers I could get to draw on their faces with marker for me, but it was also about 50% an idea for a really fun "Spattergroit" music video and the other 40% a chance to include my subscribers in what is usually a very one-way window. They can see me but I can't see them.
The point is that my band has a song about a wizarding disease and I wanted tons of people to be lipsyncing and dancing and looking miserable with the "purple pustules" on their faces. I can't even begin to describe how wonderful these clips are.
I always knew my subscribers were awesome people just by the comments you guys leave on my videos and blog posts, but I don't even know how to portray in writing how much I was cracking up as the videos started coming in. You'll see a lot of it in my final version of the video, but at the end of the day, it's a 3 minute video and I have hours of footage here. You people are hilarious and amazing. One girl even got her dog to model some purple pustules. Another girl had Spattergroit that GLOWED IN THE DARK. That was my favorite clip. xD
I filmed my own clips the night before I left for North Dakota (family vacation, going to see relatives, blah blah) and I decided at the time that it would be a good idea to not only draw the purple pustules on my face but also on my foot, and then proceeded to forget to wash them off my foot, and then somehow slept in a manner that the foot pustules transferred over to other parts of my opposite leg and I couldn't get them off this morning so now I've spent a good portion of my day walking around the airport in capris and having faded purple magic marker on my legs. Good.
Alex and I also spent a bit of time having photobooth fun before washing our faces, as is apparent by the photos dotting this entry. Excuse the minor bit of narcissism as I continue to post them here for posterity, and lulz.
I spent most of my flight to Minneapolis and then about half the car rides to and from Wisconsin editing the video and posted it here, tonight, at my aunt and uncle's house in Minnesota. In case you missed it on YouTube, here it is, in all its purple spotted, diseased and contagious glory. I am so happy this video exists. :D