cmorganwrite said: Three things: First, is the girl in Turn Back the Clock based on a child any of you know in real-life, or a concept fully in-character? Second, who's idea was it to do the reprise on Mark III in Japanese? My family has been trying to decide which robot that would be most characteristic of :) Third, not a question, but just an observation: seeing pictures of you lately has been amazing, you seem more alive. I'm glad you're no longer having to live a life that isn't fully yours.
Yes. There was a little girl whose mother and father came to see us quite regularly in Balboa Park. I watched her grow for the three or so years we knew them. When Jon left that mother was…quite upset and hasn’t seen us since. It still hurts. I always hope to see their smiling faces in the audience…but they’re never there.
I know that sounds silly. But I was very moved that this family was sharing a chunk of their life with us.
-David is the mastermind behind the Japanese version of the intro song. It was something we joked about for many years. :)
-And I’m glad you’re in support of my transition apparently. I do appreciate that immensely. <3
rileylaroux said: Comic-Con was the first show I've seen in the new format and I've gotta say it was really, really enjoyable. Everything felt solid and it was awesome to see G.G., Beebop and Qwerty. Thanks for working so hard to put together such a rad experience, it was way worth the VIP ticket!
Thanks! We’ve been working hard this past year- and its been a fun ride!
cake-batter-nevermore said: I know you can't wear a corset on stage for obvious lung constriction reasons, but had you thought about corseting in every-day life? Over time it could help you get a more womanly figure. <3
But I do wear a corset on stage. :)
spacemuffinz said: not trying to stroke your ego or anything but you are just really good looking no matter what size and it's cool that you're getting fit and trim and it's cool to have a good self image and maybe i just dont care enough to judge people based only on how they look and maybe it's cuz i'm fat and have no room to judge and i think sexy is a frame of mind and not an aesthetic but i've seen probably every video of spg that's ever existed on youtube 9x and you've always been so nice to mine eyes idk
Thank-you very much!
Healthy is good. But everyone has different sizes. In my line of work- being fit has seemed to be the only way to keep doing this for the next couple decades. I’ve been overweight, I’ve been underweight…but I’ve never been fit until now.
My drive definitely comes with wanting to benefit the act. And I don’t have a problem saying my robot is better today than it has ever been. Because I’m doing the work and it’s no longer opinion to me- I’m busting my ass up there a lot more than I have in the past.
Of course…the physical training also is to help with the hormonal changes and the dramatic shift I’m going through in switching genders. Finally (and a lot of you probably don’t want to hear this…) me striving for a better body is also due to being in the limelight. As a woman.
All that makeup and costume makes me bigger. For male Rabbit it’s not a big deal. You don’t notice in the past years most likely… I have male proportions, it looks fine. Even if I was overweight instead it’d still probably be shrugged off. Dudes get a free fat card. Just sayin’.
But as a woman folks are going to care more. It’s the sad truth. And that’s one reason why I’ve been physically training. To get a more ideal image. Hate me for that or not, women have it tough. Especially in entertainment.
A lot of my concern is definitely because I don’t want to look like a man. Let me argue that if I was plump enough I could pass for a woman even moreso. I’m just saying…for me its less that “women are thin” and more…”I want to look as feminine as I can.” I just happen to be in a very active job right now. So hopefully I can be more toned.
I’m looking at it in a more positive light though. I want to be fit. That doesn’t mean I need to be paper thin. My bones and build and… time as a man in his 20s will always make me the Amazon warrior I is, but I have to re-write 20-something years of male habits in a body that no longer will treat me like I’m a man.
So it’s all beneficial in my metamorphosis. With some extra positives to go along with it…to hopefully overshadow the sexist reason I’m doing it.
I’d like to finalize this with a big ol’ - exercise is the best depression killer. Without it I dunno what I would do. :) Hope that paints a more flowery picture before the comment section turns into controversy.
habitmademedoit said: It was amazing seeing you again! You looked absolutely lovely, as always. The concert was fantastic, and I can't wait til I can attend another one! :)
Thanks for coming to the San Diego show! It was great to see you again most def! I love that theatre! Maybe we can do one again early next year!
The last of the Collector Editions are signed- so those should be getting shipped out soon. I say that with a big ol’ “these are hand packed this time around and will take some time to be put together and sent to you” disclaimer.
We do have more Album Ones and 2-Cent Shows coming in this week, so stay tuned for them to make an appearance.
Aaaand in the very near future, we’re going to be offering signed MK III CDs and see how those do.
Definitely have more merch in store to fill the store, so if you want to support the band stay tuned to our social streams and newsletter (sign up at www.steampoweredgiraffe.com) to see when these items drop!
steampoweredmichelle said: Welcome back, Lovely! I missed following you here as well. Haven't seen you all live in a while. Can't wait to again. I love what you're doing with Rabbit. You're beautiful and the talent you all have is just amazing always. Still the only thing I listen to... Little over a year later... I can't seem to get bored with your music.
It’s good to be back! I hope we see you at a show again sometime soon- Tucson, AZ? Is that close? My memory is fuzzy. I’m glad you still find enjoyment in our music and thanks for the support!