In my own defense, and before I get hammered here (which I have coming!), I’d like to ‘splain!
Apparently, there is a craze in this country regarding some goofy vampire-type stuff known as the Twilight Saga. Personally, I know nothing about it and what little I have found I find to be utterly ridiculous. I say “goofy” but it is apparently a zillion dollar movie series and quite popular. Just not really my cup of tea!
My granddaughter and I were sitting in the editing bay yutzing around with some photos of her (first mistake. Divas are soooooo demanding) and we started getting a little wild! She is hard into this vampire deal and wanted to know if I could make her look like one. At the time I didn’t know what the heck she was talking about and didn’t really want to fool with it anyway.
Since it doesn't matter what I want I Googled it (second mistake. I found out that its true, they do exist). It seems that they are pasty white, have very red lips, golden eyes if they are a vegetarian (who the heck ever heard of a vegetarian vampire?), and burgundy eyes if they are not. Whoop-ti-do.
So move over Christopher Lee! What good is it to have a Papa with Photoshop if you can’t have a little fun from time to time?
I may be Evil, but we had fun anyway! And besides, “that is soooo cooool, Papa”! I always wondered why she didn’t like garlic and was a little nervous around wooden stakes!
I’ll never get a serious photo out of her again!
1. Never let granddaughters in the editing bay.
2. Never ask stupid questions about granddaughter’s passing fads.
3. Always believe in Magic!
4. If I'm actually going to do this, next time light it a little more dramatically (I had no idea the shoot would de-escalate to this!).
5. Next time she wants fangs!
I’ll probably get an earful about what a bad grandpa I am from her Mom and Dad, so if you folks feel the need to chime in, feel free!