This is Nadia. Oh sure, she looks sweet and innocent now, but if you haven't had the experience of watching a chocobo own your posterior playing an FPS with her feet, then you ain't seen nothin'. She likes adventures, too. RPGs. Hack and slash, on certain days. Platformers are a favorite. She'll help you through horror games and wait with you until that one game you've been desperately waiting for finally gets released. But she's not snobbish about digging into the classics, either. Look out for your snacks, though. They may just "disappear".
Nadia is part of my contribution to Desert Bus for Hope
; specifically, their always amazing charity auction. If you're interested in getting her for yourself or checking out the rest of the handmade geekery up for auction, please check in with Desert Bus for Hope
on November 17. If at all possible, there will be previews available the week before.
Giant chocobos tend to take about 10 full days of work from start to finish, though admittedly I never started counting with her. Can you blame me? She's incredibly soft and huggable, made of super snuggly acrylic yarn and polyfil, with big beautiful aqua glass eyes--so she's not for the young'uns. She sits at a full 16.5 inches to the very top of her crest, is 9 inches from chest to tail, and every so slightly over 8 inches at her widest point.
By the way, if you’re interested in contributing to the Desert Bus Craft-Along, there’s still time before the must-be-physically-at-headquarters deadline, October 12! You can get all the details in this video
. Then e-mail Tally, the magnificent Desert Bus for Hope Craft-Along Coordinator, with your proposal! (And please be patient, as she’s probably ridiculously busy.)
Speaking as someone who knows a thing or two about “video game therapy”, this cause is kind of important to me. And it’s fun to watch these poor people be paid to torture themselves with the most boring video game of all time, isn’t it? Major plus, in my opinion.
("Nadia" means "hope", by the way. It seemed appropriate. ...But I'd be lying if I said I wasn't slightly influenced by Nadia G. She's my hero.)