It was great to meet you on, I think?, day 3? By the time con security was waking me from my slumber on the concrete outside Hall H on Sunday I had lost most sense of when things had happened. I only knew it was Sunday because I had drilled into my head for a year that I would be on under those tents Sunday for my SuperWho morning.
By the time I was at my hotel sunday night I had lost all ability to recall thoughts regarding names, times, places, my own name, my family, where I actually live and how I was getting back there. My body was attempting to shut itself down after 5 days of soft pretzels, coffee, cookies and red meat. (Though "meat" is a generous word.) Despite my hotel being in fucking Mordor, they did have a great breakfast so there was a bit of nutrition happening. And the shuttle service from Mordor was wonderful. Frodo should've been so lucky.
But, despite all of these things, I'm already blocking off the dates for next year. I can't stay away. Exhaustion, euphoria and realizing your mere feets away from the beards of The Vikings is better than any drug.
SEE YOU NEXT YEAR! (Threat? Warning? Excitement? All of these things?)
Oh yay! I was wondering if you were going to be at SDCC but wasn't going to ask since I have heard you not love it. But, I missed you the last time I went and I'm going again this year! Booth noted!
Or, maybe look at the bright side of that sad tub. Some poor sad sack who was looking for Michael Baysplosions IV may just stumble upon an awesome really good movie instead and buy it cuz its so cheap and then bam! That person's life is changed forever!
I am currently trying to get to the end of Hemlock Grove. It is......bad. Like a supernatural german art house film written by a 15 year old from the suburbs of the States who really likes unicorns but hates his mom bad. I can't stop.
My bloodwolves come in the form of people who won't shut up or feel the need to get up and stand RIGHT AT THE FRONT OF THE LINE BECAUSE OMG I HAVE TO GET ON THIS PLANE FIRST ITS VERY IMPORTANT EVEN THOUGH I HAVE A PRE-SELECTED SEAT ASSIGNMENT THAT I GET THERE FIRST OR THEY MIGHT LEAVE WITHOUT ME.
I don't understand that need to be first. We're all going to the same place. Crazy people, I be you'd be a lot less stressed if you'd just wait until your damn row is called.
I tend to be very zen about travelling because.....because. It is what it is. Maybe that comes from travelling with my former flight attendant mom so much when I was a kid. But, I don't want to talk to people (much like the rest of my life) and so when people push and shove or get loud or decide to ignore the Headphones of Don't Bother Me, I do tend to get stressy.
Just booked my flight to SDCC this week. Can't wait! It's my first con since SDCC 2011.
I also have the Evil Dead/Army of Darkness gap. I accredit this to having a mom who was not into horror so therefore we did not watch horror. (Exception: Alien/Aliens which are family favorites and I saw at way too young an age most likely and all of the acid nightmare "childrens" movies of the 80's.) I didn't start catching up on horror until high school and that was just with whatever the UHF station was airing. YEAH I SAID UHF. I"M OLD.
I love horror now, I just still have huge gaps.
I've read all the GOT books and watch with 1 person who's also read and two who haven't. So basically person 1 and I are not allowed to speak during new episodes. We're also very good at resisting pleas from friends about what will happen next.
I'm also currently taking a friend through what we're calling her "Nerducation." She's totally into GOT and Doctor Who now. She did Firefly on her own last summer. I'm working her through movies right now. Last night was Alien though I was pushing Cabin in the Woods. She insisted she'd seen Alien but just a long time ago but that she'd rather watch that than Cabin in the Woods because she's not into horror/gore. She did not believe me when I insisted that Alien is a horror film that just takes place in space! "No it isn't! I've seen it!" Until we got half way in though and she realized she hadn't ever seen it and it IS a scary movie.
I've had to impose limits on video game playing. I may play for one hour or one big mission a day IF and only IF I get something productive done like dishes or clean underwear. And it can't be every single day. (I do indulge now and then with a planned marathon game day where I fuel myself on pringles - they're easy to eat with a controller in your hand - and Dr. Pepper for ridiculous amounts of hours.)
If I don't impose these restrictions I will lose all sense of time and place and my muscles will stop working like I've gone into rigor mortus. Video game achievements play right into all my OCD needs to check things off lists and be done 100%.
I may have watched Airplane and Airplane 2 almost every day during my summers as a child and thought it was hilarious and I was so awesome for being allowed to watch a grown up movie. (I was 4 when it came out and probably saw it at 7or 8. It seemed very adult.)
And then I watched it in my twenties and my reaction was mostly "OHHHHHHHH I GET IT."
After I cancelled cable tv with the aptly named Cox Communications, I went to At&t dsl for a bit. That was a horrible mistake as I was basically paying for dial up speed in 1985. So, I went back to Cox for just internet. There's literally no other choice in town. They sent me an offer of double the speed for the same price if I contracted for two years. Since there's literally no other choice in town I took it. And now my tv bittorrents dl at 3mb/second! Suckers.