Friday, October 29, 2010

And Of Course Today's Headline Is, In Fact, Porno Robot

Just three things to cover today which is good because I'm still stuck in OMGHEREALLYWASNTKIDDING mode so let's just sip our coffee and feast our eyes on these for a minute while we imagine a little story:

Once upon a time last night in Jersey, "Johnny Weir" and "Porno Robot" posed on the red carpet at Eric Alt's Halloween Disco Ball, hosted last night at Eric's salon in Wood Ridge. The ball was a fundraiser to benefit Strengthen Our Sisters, a community-based nonprofit shelter program serving homeless / battered women and children. I LOVE that Eric came as Johnny (with the help of the amazing F'nD!), complete with pouf hair, glittery shoes, fabulous pink flower, and giant bag with "WEIR" in sparkly letters. And Porno Robot was all that we might have imagined and more. If we lived in Johnny's head. And had a slight encounter with mescaline. In the words of an awestruck NinjaGirl: "Oh God he looks like an S&M club kid mauled by a werewolf ... I love it ..." For more photos of his costume that we don't really want Patti to see, please visit Getty Images.

During the event, a delighted Agentress Tara "Fembot" Modlin enjoyed the, er, spiritual care of gentle "Sister Butch," left, and kindly "Father Grämz" ...

... but later, it was evident that Father Grämz was deeply concerned for the state of Porno Robot's soul--or possibly just his hair ...

... but he needn't have worried, for in the end Porno Robot found Fembot, whose boa fell head-over-heels (do boas have heads? or heels? Now that's gonna mess me up...) in love with his hair. And so they all lived happily ever after.

Item #2: If you now need something Ajax-strength to try to scrub these images from your brain (which won't work because those suckers are burned in there, baby, and you will never be able to look at Johnny again without seeing the ghost of Porno Robot superimposed over him no matter what he's doing--meeting President Obama! Hosting the Grammys! Winning the Nobel Peace Prize!--yep, you'll still picture him in this costume, especially if you roll around in those Getty Images for more than a second or two), here's a fab video clip that popped up yesterday that does not feature porn of any kind, although there is a disturbingly large orange M&M involved and you'll also notice that the Rhinestone Raccoon has been blurred out (the prevailing theory on Twitter was that he's in the witness protection program ...). The video can't be embedded, so here's a screen cap to entice you to go watch it even though Porno Robot is whispering the web address for Getty Images in your ear ... :


And that brings us to Item #3, which is: GAAAAAAAAAAAAH! Several articles, including this one, indicated that the People's Choice nominee voting continued until November 9, but @PeoplesChoice tweeted yesterday that VOTING ENDS TONIGHT!!!! Word spread quickly on Twitter, so fans NOT attending exotic Halloween parties last night switched it into high gear and churned out several thousand votes (@natomax alone, with her six accounts, has tweeted 13,560 votes this week!) until twitpics of Porno Robot started appearing--

--and then there was kind of an open-mouthed gaping pause ...  for a little while ... while we died ... and then ... we were going to tweet some more ... but OH SWEET WEIRSUS HERE IS THE BACK OF THE COSTUME ... so ... eventually we got back on board although our brains had completely melted but we could still manage to copy-and-paste Be Good Johnny Weir #tvobsession #peopleschoice another 6,000 times or so although that's about all we could manage ...

And please, we need to keep doing it as much as possible until midnight tonight! We are still ahead of those determined Beekman Boys voters (which I'm sure is a lovely little show but COME ON there is nothing more worth obsessing over than BGJW! The highs! Porno Robot The lows! Porno Robot The cheese! Porno Robot The foot massager! Porno Robot Viacheslav! Porno Robot "This mammoth thing shoved in me ..." Porno Robot ...

You also can vote over and over and over in this category on the People's Choice Awards website! Porno Robot Just check the box next to "Other," type in Be Good Johnny Weir, and click "Cast Your Votes." Porno Robot The page will refresh with the next category. Porno Robot To vote again, scroll down and click "Previous Category" to return to the "TV Obsession" voting page. Lather Porno Robot rinse Porno Robot repeat.

So let's do this thing! And give Porno Robot a really happy ending! Which sounds wrong ... but then again, once Porno Robot is hopelessly embedded in your brain like some kind of sexual shrapnel, everything kinda sounds deliciously wrong ... Imma just go with it and get  my groove on: Vote tweet vote repeat gotta love that Porno Robot ...



Designer T. Rains and Johnny have teamed up to raise money and awareness for The Trevor Project! This organization is "determined to end suicide among LGBTQ youth by providing life-saving and life-affirming resources." Proceeds from the "Army of One" t-shirt sales will go to The Trevor Project foundation. Order yours today! Your support is greatly appreciated!
For more information, please visit www.thetrevorproject.org.



Yes! You can own a fine art print of Johnny
perfect for any/every room in the house!
Prints of artist Peter Jurik's "Showtime!"
are available for purchase from his website.
More info here!

Please remember to register to receive
the JW Art Project's email newsletter!
They have great tidbits to offer,
and you get a special sneak peek at an exclusive photo
from the Artbook when you sign up!

Special holiday offer!
In exchange for a donation to Toys for Tots,
Trish Aaron-Misiura will send you one handmade,
Johnny-inspired Christmas ornament! More info here!

Please vote for Johnny as "Must-Follow Personality"
in the Fourth Annual Mashable Awards!
To vote, enter "@JohnnyGWeir" in the box after "I nominate,"
and then choose "Must-Follow Personality"
from the pull-down menu.
You can vote once a day until Monday, November 29!
The top five in each category will advance
to the finalists' round, which begins December 1.

Very special thanks
to Agentress Extraordinaire Tara
for the two exclusive pics!

Coming up: Part 3 of the final series
of translated interviews from the Mook Book
courtesy of the fabulous Akiko Nakata!

copyright 2010 / Binky and the Misfit Mimes / Lynn V. Ingogly / all rights reserved

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

I'm Trying to Write a Headline Here But All I Can Think About Is Porno Robot

Johnny at the gala after his performance
Monday night at ITNY.
He presented an award to MAC Cosmetics
and was, by all accounts, adorable.


Kayso this is just a mishmash of stuff because I'm all ADD today with too many things I'm supposed to be doing and too many things distracting me from all the things I'm supposed to be doing and so completely not enough caffeine to even begin to cover it but essentially the salient points are:

(1) ITNY was brilliant and amazing. See above. And also below:

Johnny chatting in the hallway before the show.
(Note fabulous black nail polish.)
Thanks to Pat Goewey for posting this photo
to Johnny's FB fan page!


Happy Johnny!
Thanks to Anastasia Pryanikova for posting this one!



Johnny's performance of Heartbroken at ITNY.
Beautiful and poignant, every time.


(2) ALERT! We've got to step up our People's Choice voting!!!!
@amleonard83 is KILLING us with her tweet-voting for The Fabulous Beekman Boys in the #tvobsession category. While nine out of the Top Ten Tweeters remain BGJW voters, she has now claimed the #1 spot from @NatoMax, our secret nuclear voting weapon!! Gaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!! Nearly 3,000 votes per day are being tweeted in this category, and @amleonard83 has cast more than half of them. We've really got to ramp up our game here to get BGJW on the ballot--but, as the fans who tweeted more than 100,000 times in the NNN voting, we got this! So please keep obsessively tweeting:

Be Good Johnny Weir #tvobsession #peopleschoice

Voting ends Tuesday, November 9!

(3) Eric Alt's Halloween party is tomorrow! And a number of fans are planning on going! Which brings us to: What should Johnny wear?

Of course earlier this week he tweeted:


... a costume choice which clearly demands that someone twitpic the hell out of it.

However, rumor has it that this is NOT the costume he'll be wearing Thursday. I'm sure he's already decided, but just in case he's still looking for inspiration, here are our poll results from last week's survey!

Our top vote-getter was [insert mariachi music here. Or maybe, considering her attitude, something more Wagnerian ... ]: Estrellita (sparkly version)! Ah, Estrellita. You shall live on forever in infamy and hilarity. #hombre

Estrellita was followed closely by our number-two choice. With only a few votes separating him from Estrellita, our second place goes to the one and only Viacheslav Romanov. Because we miss him terribly and haven't seen nearly enough of him lately. Dear Viacheslav, please tell us you are not finish. Spasiba.

(Oooooo ... or Johnny could do some kind of Victor/Victoria thing, with half of him dressed as sparkly Estrellita, barking commands at everyone, and the other half as Viacheslav, who keeps alternating between doing a dead-on impression of her in a thick Russian accent and repeating that he just wants to #peeinpeace.)

Rounding out the top five were: A geisha, a lifeguard in a white Speedo, and Michelangelo's David. All of which I'm sure Johnny could pull off inimitably. Possibly all at once.

We also had quite a few write-in votes, so I'm letting you guys write the rest of this entry with a selection of your ideas because I am now further distracted from the stuff that's distracting me from the stuff I'm supposed to be doing by the indescribably delicious image of Estrellita and Viacheslav going on a date ...

In honor of GaGa's meat dress, Johnny could rock the raw chicken breast epaulets suggested in BGJW "The Future Is Mine" as part of a Sgt. Pepper-style outfit with pants made of feathers!

Adam Ant or Ziggy Stardust (two write-in votes each).

A fairy godfather in a pink crystal suit and designer sunglasses, with wings and a really cool starburst wand.

Paint yourself day-glo orange, pour a quart of Wesson over your head and go as Evan.

A Russian soldier.

An oiran. (Not the same as a geisha. See, this is not only fun, it's educational! Because who isn't distracted enriched by learning about the distinctions among Japanese "pleasure district" courtesans? I know I am ...)

A can of Pledge.

Karl Lagerfeld.

Brian Slade from Velvet Goldmine.

A rock star wearing snug leather pants, a snug shirt and jacket... In other words, kind of like he looked at #FFANY!

Tara! (BTW his impression of her in "The Future Is Mine" is priceless.)

King of Weirlandia (with a kitten as an accessory, of course).

Cleopatra. He'd be hot in ancient Egyptian drag.

Hockey player with a bedazzled rendition of a hockey uniform.

Tim Burton's Corpse Bride!

Steve from Blue's clues.

I would also like to suggest Rachel's "stuffed animal dress" from Glee. :)

Augh! This is unfair! There's too many good choices and I wanna see him in everything! One more: Trophy housewife 'cause he'd be stunning!



Designer T. Rains and Johnny have teamed up to raise money and awareness for The Trevor Project! This organization is "determined to end suicide among LGBTQ youth by providing life-saving and life-affirming resources." Proceeds from the "Army of One" t-shirt sales will go to The Trevor Project foundation. Order yours today! Your support is greatly appreciated!
For more information, please visit www.thetrevorproject.org.



Yes! You can own a fine art print of Johnny
perfect for any/every room in the house!
Prints of artist Peter Jurik's "Showtime!"
are available for purchase from his website.
More info here!

Please remember to register to receive
the JW Art Project's email newsletter!
They have great tidbits to offer,
and you get a special sneak peek at an exclusive photo
from the Artbook when you sign up!

Special holiday offer!
In exchange for a donation to Toys for Tots,
Trish Aaron-Misiura will send you one handmade,
Johnny-inspired Christmas ornament! More info here!

Please vote for Johnny as "Must-Follow Personality"
in the Fourth Annual Mashable Awards!
To vote, enter "@JohnnyGWeir" in the box after "I nominate,"
and then choose "Must-Follow Personality"
from the pull-down menu.
You can vote once a day until Monday, November 29!
The top five in each category will advance
to the finalists' round, which begins December 1.

Coming up: Part 3 of the final series
of translated interviews from the Mook Book
courtesy of the fabulous Akiko Nakata!

copyright 2010 / Binky and the Misfit Mimes / Lynn V. Ingogly / all rights reserved

Monday, October 25, 2010

Monday Morning Roundup: Hairography! BOTB Flashback! ITNY! People's Choice!

OK people, grab your caffeine, buckle up, keep your arms and legs inside the vehicle at all times, and HANG ON! I haven't been this excited since the good ole days of petitions and NewNowNext voting! So much to talk about! So much tweeting to do! So much hair to roll around in!

Speaking of which, let's just get this out of the way right now.

All I know is that on Friday Johnny tweeted at 6:42 am: "Getting ready to go to my book cover shoot! Such fun to be had! @tmodlin @joeycamasta @EricAltSalons Get Ready!"

And then about 12 hours later, this: "Pulling up to Mari Vanna for a big fab dinner with a giant 'fro from the shoot and uber tan face. #letsscareeveryone."

And at some point on Friday, this also happened:

Johnny walks the red carpet at the First Annual
Cinema Tropical Awards last Friday, October 22.
According to the Cinema Tropical website,
the awards ceremony took place at the TimesCenter
in The New York Times Building, with awards given to
the Ten Best Latin American Films of the Decade.
Johnny was a presenter, and apparently
had we known about it, we would all have been glued,
but now we're just left with this video,
which inexplicably mostly has no audio.
Johnny silently appears from about 35:25 to 35:59.
'Fro and all. I love it.


His hair (which really at this point deserves a reality show of its own) seemed back to its old self by the next day, according to this twitpic from Eric Alt--a photo that serves as a testament not only to Eric's superb skill as Johnny's stylist, but also to the sheer audacious fearlessness of one Tara Modlin:

Eric's caption: "The newest Beauty cub @JohnnyGWeir
doing @tmodlin at Eric Alt Salons.
Call today for your appt--ask for Dorine."


OK then! Now let's flash back to Johnny's vidgasmic "Just Dance" performance last Monday on Battle of the Blades with these two exclusive backstage photos, courtesy of Agentress Extraordinaire Tara:

Johnny at Battle of the Blades
with ice dancer and BOTB competitor Shae-Lynn Bourne.


Johnny at Battle of the Blades
with MAC publicist Samantha (Sam) Diamond, left,
and MAC artist-relations pro Delphine Nicholls.
Says Agentress Tara: "They make EVERYTHING possible!
They make us beautiful. They make all this fabulousness
available to him. And they arrange everything!
We love them!"


Johnny's stunning
makeup for
his April ITNY
performance
was created
by MAC artists.
The amazing artists at MAC also were responsible for the fabulousness that was Johnny's Bad Romance makeup the last time he performed at Ice Theatre of New York back in April. Tonight is his second appearance of the year at ITNY, where reportedly he'll again be performing Heartbroken, according to the ITNY box office, as part of the 25th Anniversary Gala honoring the truly gracious and inspiring Dorothy Hamill.

I love Dorothy. I was thrilled to meet her at Ice Dreams in April, but long before that, I watched as a spellbound high school sophomore while she captured the Olympic gold medal in 1976. She also earned the gold at Worlds that year.

And here's an interesting tidbit: Dorothy won the US national championship in 1974, 1975, and 1976. Exactly thirty years later, another young skater would match that same remarkable achievement in 2004, 2005, and 2006: Johnny Weir.

Both tonight's performance--which also will feature the lovely Sarah Hughes--and the gala dinner are completely sold out, a fact that has ITNY positively thrilled. To all the lucky fans who will be there: Have a wonderfully fantabulous time! Please post lots of pics! Cuz the rest of us will be just be over here in the corner with our tepid water and our dry bread crusts, wishing and sighing and checking Facebook every five minutes, and avoiding Dancing With the Stars.

Oh, and tweeting.

Because guess what!

Alert fan Gail Turley posted some interesting links on Johnny's Facebook fan page Saturday night. Apparently last Monday while we were all busy swooning over "Just Dance," the People's Choice Awards announced  that voting for the 2011 award nominees is open from now until November 9! You can vote as many times as you like on both the People's Choice website and on Twitter, and the top five vote-getters in each category will make it onto the final ballot. (See all the 2010 nominees and winners here.)

And while they do already have lists of nominees in each category, write-ins also are welcome during this phase.

Isn't that nice? :)

Or, in other words:

OMGAGA!!! WE CAN WRITE IN OUR FAVORITE! HELLO YES OF COURSE I MEAN BE GOOD JOHNNY WEIR! LET'S GET HIM ON THE BALLOT TO WIN A PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD! IT'S ALMOST AN EMMY!!! KIND OF!

So as it began to dawn on us that heyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy, we could get on this like we did the NewNowNext voting, a bunch of fans decided on Twitter Saturday night that we should maybe aim our votes at one category to give Johnny a better chance to make the ballot. We were debating between "TV Obsession" and "TV Guilty Pleasure," but we all agreed that "guilty pleasure" implies watching something that isn't very good--like, you know, Guilty Pleasure nominee Jersey Shore--which certainly isn't true of BGJW. So we decided on "TV Obsession." Because we are nothing if not obsessed. In a good way, of course. Not in a crazy, I've-watched-"Just-Dance"-oh-about-8,000-times-plus-I-have-now-ordered-enough-t-shirts-to-clothe-all-of-Albania kind of way.

So: You can vote over and over and over in this category on the People's Choice Awards website! Just check the box next to "Other," type in Be Good Johnny Weir, and click "Cast Your Votes." The page will refresh with the next category. To vote again, scroll down and click "Previous Category" to return to the "TV Obsession" voting page.

And you also can do tweet-voting, as explained by People's Choice here, which essentially boils down to tweeting this:

Be Good Johnny Weir #tvobsession #peopleschoice

And repeating 100,000x.

And yes, just like with NNN, retweets also counts as votes!

Our Olympic tweeters have already answered the call, and you can watch our numbers grow here. It's going to be a little harder to track our votes, because of course other tweeters are voting for other shows under this same hashtag (those White Collar, True Blood, and Stargate Universe fans are kinda rabid ...).

But the good news is (pardon me while I adjust my reading glasses and wipe down my pocket protector): The Top Ten Tweeters using #tvobsession are all BGJW voters. And so far, in just 36 hours, they already account for nearly 40 percent of all the #tvobsession votes being cast on Twitter. So I think we might actually have a shot at MAKING THIS HAPPEN ...

Because who could forget this deeply pouty poignant "I-want-an-Emmy!" BGJW outtake:





Dear crabby Johnny: BB, I know it's not an Emmy, but since you are the "people's skater," a nomination for a People's Choice Award seems kinda perfect. For now. --with love from all your t-shirt-clad fans. ♥



Designer T. Rains and Johnny have teamed up to raise money and awareness for The Trevor Project! This organization is "determined to end suicide among LGBTQ youth by providing life-saving and life-affirming resources." Proceeds from the "Army of One" t-shirt sales will go to The Trevor Project foundation. Order yours today! Your support is greatly appreciated!
For more information, please visit www.thetrevorproject.org.






Yes! You can own a fine art print of Johnny
perfect for any/every room in the house!
Prints of artist Peter Jurik's "Showtime!"
are available for purchase from his website.
More info here!

Please remember to register to receive
the JW Art Project's email newsletter!
They have great tidbits to offer,
and you get a special sneak peek at an exclusive photo
from the Artbook when you sign up!

Special holiday offer!
In exchange for a donation to Toys for Tots,
Trish Aaron-Misiura will send you one handmade,
Johnny-inspired Christmas ornament! More info here!

Please vote for Johnny as "Must-Follow Personality"
in the Fourth Annual Mashable Awards!
To vote, enter "@JohnnyGWeir" in the box after "I nominate,"
and then choose "Must-Follow Personality"
from the pull-down menu.
You can vote once a day until Monday, November 29!
The top five in each category will advance
to the finalists' round, which begins December 1.

Coming up: Part 3 of the final series
of translated interviews from the Mook Book
courtesy of the fabulous Akiko Nakata!

copyright 2010 / Binky and the Misfit Mimes / Lynn V. Ingogly / all rights reserved

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Things to Do Today

Because it bears repeating:

"We are each an army of one.
March forward with your army,
never let go of your future
and never listen to idiots who tell you 'no.'"


Designer T. Rains and Johnny have teamed up
to raise money and awareness
for The Trevor Project!
This organization is "determined to end
suicide among LGBTQ youth by providing
life-saving and life-affirming resources
including our nationwide, 24/7 crisis intervention
lifeline, digital community and advocacy /
educational programs that create a safe, supportive
and positive environment for everyone."
Proceeds from the "Army of One" t-shirt sales
will go to The Trevor Project foundation.
Order yours today!
Your support is greatly appreciated!
For more information, please visit
www.thetrevorproject.org.



THINGS TO DO TODAY

Wake up.

Remember.

Wow. All that win in just one week!

Bask in the afterglow of Spirit Day.

Say a quiet prayer for all those who need help and reassurance and comfort and empowerment, and a prayer of thanks for all the beautiful #purple love everywhere yesterday.

Decide to follow Jeremy Abbott's lead and go with #purple again today. Because you love it and it might still be Wednesday somewhere. Like in your heart. Forever.

Watch Johnny's "Just Dance" performance from Monday's Battle of the Blades. Because the lighting is kind of #purple-y.


Brush teeth.

Watch "Just Dance."

Pee in peace.

Watch "Just Dance."

Stare at t-shirt pic.

Buy t-shirt.

Watch "Just Dance."

Nominate Johnny as "Must-Follow Personality" in the Fourth Annual Mashable Awards.

Stare at t-shirt pic.

Buy three more t-shirts.

Watch "Just Dance."

Message Trish Aaron-Misiura to request one of her Johnny-inspired Christmas ornaments in exchange for donating a toy to Toys for Tots.

Stare at t-shirt pic.

Buy one of each style of t-shirt.

Watch "Just Dance."

Eat a whoopie pie.

Stare at t-shirt pic.

Buy two t-shirts in every size. Because, you know, Christmas gifts.

Which reminds me.

Message Trish again and ask her to put you down for ten more ornaments.

Watch "Just Dance."

Feel inspired by Trish's craft ability.

Craft purple tent in front yard.

Watch "Just Dance."

Check Twitter.

Retweet every mention of Johnny and of the t-shirt project. End every tweet with #ArmyofOne. Add #hombre randomly.

Watch Festa '09 "Poker Face" for variety, with a "Just Dance" chaser.

Stare at t-shirt pic.

Buy another t-shirt.  Because you can't remember if you got one for your best friend from kindergarten of whom you lost track years ago but isn't that what Facebook is for?

Paint house purple.

Watch "Just Dance."

Eye cat ...

Paint cat purple.

Rename cat "Rainbow." Since it's a tabby and the purple came out kinda stripey.

Stare at t-shirt pic.

Buy tank top for cat.

Watch "Just Dance."

Paint child purple.

Rename child "Pride."

Frown at the thought that this harks back to those hideous Puritan names, like "Fear" and "Silence" and "Judgment."

Swear loudly to no one in particular that those damn Puritans have a lot to answer for.

Watch "Just Dance." Imagine the Puritans watching with you. Crack up with unbridled Merriment and unrestrained Joy while you picture the Uncomfortable Squirming.

Decide "Pride" works just fine.

Stare at t-shirt pic.

Buy a case of each style of t-shirt. To trim the tree, of course.

Which reminds me.

Message Trish again. Just twenty more ornaments ought to do it.

Watch "Just Dance."

Stare at t-shirt pic.

Buy another case of t-shirts so you can make them into bags for your bags for your bags of bags of t-shirts to go into.

Consider prepositions.

Wonder if the Puritans ever named anyone "Preposition."

Watch "Just Dance."

Hmmmm. How about "Proposition"?

Stare at t-shirt pic.

Buy a case of each style of t-shirt. Because you're going to need them. To create a t-shirt tree to go with your Balenciaga tree, silly.

Gasp! How could you have forgotten?

Buy two more shirts in "Fabulous Bear" size for Eric Alt and Joey Camasta.

Update Facebook with yet another fab new purple profile pic, watch "My Way" because it's also fab, buy 300 more t-shirts, retweet #ArmyofOne 1,000 more times, eat another pie.

Watch "Just Dance."

Thank Grilled Cheesus, sweet Weirsus, and Holy Mother of Gaga that the Puritans are long gone. Let's all work together to keep it that way.

So we can all live

and let love

and

just dance.



Yes! You can own a fine art print of Johnny
perfect for any/every room in the house!
Prints of artist Peter Jurik's "Showtime!"
are available for purchase from his website.
More info here!

Johnny is skating at the
ITNY 25th Anniversary Gala Benefit and Performance
honoring Olympic Champion Dorothy Hamill
next Monday, October 25!
Buy tickets here; more info here!

Please remember to register to receive
the JW Art Project's email newsletter!
They have great tidbits to offer,
and you get a special sneak peek at an exclusive photo
from the Artbook when you sign up!

Special holiday offer!
In exchange for a donation to Toys for Tots,
Trish Aaron-Misiura will send you one handmade,
Johnny-inspired Christmas ornament! More info here!

Please vote for Johnny as "Must-Follow Personality"
in the Fourth Annual Mashable Awards!
To vote, enter "@JohnnyGWeir" in the box after "I nominate,"
and then choose "Must-Follow Personality"
from the pull-down menu.
You can vote once a day until Monday, November 29!
The top five in each category will advance
to the finalists' round, which begins December 1.

Very special thanks to Ninja Girl
for her invaluable help with this post!

Coming up: Part 3 of the final series
of translated interviews from the Mook Book
courtesy of the fabulous Akiko Nakata!

copyright 2010 / Binky and the Misfit Mimes / Lynn V. Ingogly / all rights reserved