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10 years ago @ HijiNKS ENSUE - A Geek... - You And I'll Just Use ... · 1 reply · +1 points

Is the Lego movie song the earworm or is it the Frozen movie song? I am drunk and easily befuddled.

10 years ago @ HijiNKS ENSUE - A Geek... - Agents Of Staying Hope... · 0 replies · +3 points

Nope - they've set her up as someone who's big in SHIELD but not in the wider universe, just laying the foundations for a big character arc.

10 years ago @ HijiNKS ENSUE - A Geek... - A Sanguine Response · 0 replies · +3 points

I'm riddled with anxieties about social situations. (All part of a larger mental-health clusterfuck I deal with.) These days I try to engage as much as possible, but I still have a range of tricks I use to escape those stressful situations.

In my youth I would imitate a profound speech impediment (a splisp - half stutter, half lisp) or fake a foreign accent to avoid talking to others.

These days, I have an app on my phone that lets me fake a call by having the phone ring and displays one of my contacts as the caller.

If that can't buy me an exit, then I go for an Oscar and fake an emotional response: I go glassy eyed & stare off into space for a bit, sigh deeply and mournfully, and then ask them if they wouldn't mind if I stepped out for a bit. Most people are too considerate to say no. (In the event that tears are needed, I like to remind myself that everyone I love will eventually die.)

10 years ago @ HijiNKS ENSUE - A Geek... - Who Is Your Daddy And ... · 0 replies · +5 points

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I'm a high school teacher, but when people ask I reply that I am a forensic anthropologist who specialises in embryos. "I poke your babies until they do what I want."

10 years ago @ HijiNKS ENSUE - A Geek... - Jaeger Bomb · 0 replies · +2 points

Just saw Pacific Rim. Delightful fun. Robots smash monsters.
Now I want Guillermo del Toro to direct a Rufallo Hulk movie.

10 years ago @ HijiNKS ENSUE - A Geek... - Jaeger Bomb · 0 replies · +1 points

Upvoted for Avatar; wanted to downvote for Aliens.

10 years ago @ HijiNKS ENSUE - A Geek... - Jaeger Bomb · 1 reply · +3 points

John Carter. I'm the only person I know who saw it in theatres and everyone I know who saw it later loved it.

10 years ago @ HijiNKS ENSUE - A Geek... - Mostly True Convention... · 0 replies · +2 points

Excellent advice. Make sure that you watch them in order to savour the funny. I just finished episode 15 and found it was impressively good how each episode connected with each other.

Season 5/The Movie can't come out fast enough though. </frustrated-impotent-fanboy-whinge>

11 years ago @ HijiNKS ENSUE - A Geek... - Avert Your Eyes · 1 reply · +2 points

I bought a super fancy pass for the last con I went to and it included tickets for the after party. Which, silly me, I thought was just for the pass holders.

I realised my mistake when a hand dropped on my shoulder while I was at the bar and it was David Hasselhoff trying to get passed me. I stepped aside to another con goer to freak out only to be face to face (or chin to eyes with) Eliza Dushku. Turns out the party was just for the 40 of with us with fancy bastard tickets and all the celebrity guests.

Highlights of that night included chatting over cocktails with Alex Kingston (who is the most amazing woman I have ever met), and bumming a smoke off Tonks which Atreyu (FALCOR!) then lit.

After 5 minutes speaking with Alex (ohmygod thisisriversong you'retotallytalkingtoMrstheDoctor) I got so nervous I had to run to the toilets and vomit. Not my finest hour, but certainly my favourite night involving celebrities.

11 years ago @ HijiNKS ENSUE - A Geek... - Into Dickness · 0 replies · +4 points

And I just realised that there's a chance Wil Wheaton may read what I wrote. I can't handle that level of meta.

I'm not sure if I should perform an act of penance now or wait until instructed.

Suggestions for acts of penance anybody?