On to the important bits. David Hewlett and Jewel Staite both did Q&As on Sat. and Sun. and I went on both days. Jewel Staite is EVIL and I love her. She is also apparently on the same eating schedule as me because every single time we went into the hotel restaurant she would come in a few minutes after. She told some really great stories about both Firefly and SG:A and I'm looking forward to seeing her again at Dragon*Con. David Hewlett is my hero. He is fabulous in person and really accessible. BAZ IS THE CUTEST BABY ALIVE. I gathered all my bravery and asked a question at the Q&A though sadly, not the question that would have earned me $15. Perhaps next time. And watching the S5 premiere in a giant room full of fans was the BEST! In the HISTORY OF EVER.
Of course, the very best part of the weekend was getting to visit with wordplay, longtimegone, idnariscool and bookwench31. Well, maybe not Patty since I see her every day. But definitely the rest!
So. I've started watching SG:A. (As an aside, this is totally villainny's fault. Actually, no. r_becca, you're getting an apportion of the blame too.) Did I miss the part where they explain why everyone speaks English, or is this something that we're handwaving?
Furthermore. PLEASE TELL ME THERE IS MORE ZELENKA BECAUSE HE IS THE AWESOME-IST! More flailing likely to come, as Patty just laughs at me.
Damnit, I'm gonna have to redo my icons again! Hee!
Damn the Man! Save the Empire! er. Or something like that.
Firstly, I am fairly certain that this is the longest day in human memory. For the love of all that is good and holy, WHY is it still only 11 am.
It is, as you may have noticed, Harry Potter Day. I am beyond excited, but mostly I just really wish that I didn't have to be at work today because if I do actually burst into tears like I feel that I will at any moment, my coworkers will all think that I am insane, and I just can't deal with that today. It's The End. And I realize that that doesn't really, in the grand scheme matter. Fandom is Forever. But it will be different.
I am so grateful for fandom. Having the opportunity to get to meet and become friends with so many fantastic people is something I wouldn't exchange for the world. I mean come on. It's not every day you almost get thrown out of a Chilli's because a fight over Snape breaks out ( and this happened before HBP!). It's definitely not every day that you get to have breakfast in the cellar of a Salem B&B with Voldemort.
I am grateful for the fact that fans are so obsessive, an entire new genre of music has been created to encompass us. The world would be a much sadder, fun-hating place without the Awesomeness that is Wizard Rock. Forget about the Sorceror's Stone cos we got the Rock right here!!
In preparation for this evening, bookwench31 and I made t-shirts to wear to the book release tonight. They are, if I may say so, the best shirts ever. Everyone on Diagon Alley will wish that they are as cool as we are, with our fabulous shirts. Patty can design like a mofo.
So I guess the point is. I love you guys! Thanks for going with me on this obsessive fandom ride cause it's totally awesome!!
So I am still alive. I have a full time job and short hair.
I have been reading fic like it holds the secret to everlasting life or something. Did I mention TWO new fandoms? So many fics to read!
Coffee is nice.
Such is the current state of EG. You?