Old Fandom’s never die:
My first ever Starfury, after getting annoyed at Star Wars fans and challenging someone to Den'Sha, only for them to actually know what it was. Floored me! I literally could not say a word.
Of course at the time I didn't know Starfury started with b5 cons, (yes I’m the idiot who didn't make the connection with the name ha bloody ha)
I started conventions at the wrong time for so many reasons, not least the B5 reasons...call it age, call it location, call it genrally living in the arse end of nowhere.
I literally felt like the only geek in the whole village, and got bullied like it too. High school was no different, small town small minds you know the song.
Only one person can vouch for how completely bowled over I was in my first week at college, finding out I wasn't the only sci-fi geek for miles, and finding that fact through Babylon 5. As well as making an amazing friend.
And now FCD... ask for me end of February and you will find me a grave man...because i will b dead from being surrounded by B5 fans. I am going if it takes every coin I have!
And the timing is perfect for other reasons but I don't want to bring myself down, those who know, know.
So. Anyway. B5 ... the show that made me realise that maybe, just maybe. England actually made some good actors.
Ok first - 😭 Waaa I don’t have any Nicola pictures, my camera started misbehaving in panel and didn’t save anything after Matts sunday panel.
I wanna write a review but my weekend was mostly racing around for photos.
so...some highlights -
after panicking i looked ridiculous and was embarrasing myself and Dom (who the costume was obv based on) the guests all seemed to love it.
Dom joked “it’s better than mine” which, since I know the detail and care taken with his I know is rot.
Matt looked up in autos and jumped "thats something to look up to."
Luke apparently saw me in his auto cue and jumped out of his skin.
It needs a few tweeks before I can do it again but it won’t be the last time you guys see Liliths Demon Senchel.
Matt thinks we’ve lost Dom to being ‘Americanised’
Chai doesn’t understand the boundaries of spoilering,
They all support Isaiah, but i can’t remember the hashtags we’re supposed to throw around to prove it lol,
Nicola seems to love telling AVS stories, and is apparently (note the loud MAYBE here) somewhere in The Boys season 2.
Jade is awesome..thats all that really needs to be said there. but he is ‘planning a tour’ which includes the uk somewhere down the line.
Kat says the crossover is intense but amazing,
Luke wishes he could have an Iratze especially for going out drinking with Dom.
"And forever, brother, hail and farewell."
The post is a memoriam for my best friend, by angel given solace..my doggie. who went to sleep at aprox 11:01am on the 2nd of March 2019. 8 years after coming into my life as a constant companion.
so. In memoriam( Collapse )
Went to a convention in Europe. The Italian Institute, it was an experience both in Europe and European conventions.
I observed my Parabatai facing her fears for charity
2. Did you keep your new years’ resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
I don't do resolutions tbh . my life very rarley changes so theres no much point
3. Did anyone close to you give birth?
not this year, far as I'm aware.
4. Did anyone close to you die?
5. What countries did you visit?
Brussels (though just the airport lol) Italy, and Wales
6. What would you like to have in 2019 that you lacked in 2018?.
news on the actual likely hood of saving Shadowhunters
7. What dates from 2018 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
TIIC2 in June
Steam Powered Giraffe's 'last uk gig for the forseeable' in August
Within Temptation in November.
Wales Comic Con and Pandemonium in December
8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
meeting David Castro, Jade Hassoune, Dom Sherwood, Matt Daddario, Alan Van Sprang and Nicola Correia-Damude,
9. What was your biggest failure?
still being jobless. screwing once in a lifetime photoshoots up , missing gigs, the usual
10. Did you suffer illness or injury?
nothing new no. flu kicked my arse in december like it always does.
11. What was the best thing you bought?
2 parabatai photoshoots. and 2 photoshoots with Jade Hassoune
12. Whose behaviour merited celebration?
the Shadowhunters cast.
13. Whose behaviour made you appalled and depresssed?
yeah well.. thats a list too long to write. but right at the top is Freeflop who don't know a good thing when they have it.
14. Where did most of your money go?
15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?
Italian Institute 2, Wales Comic Con 2, Destination Star Trek, Pandemonium
16. What song will always remind you of 2018?
Everything by Lifehouse. David Castro sung it at TIIC2 and said in his mind it was dedicated to Raphaels sister Rosa.
also Blackbird by Alberto Rosende and Jade Hassoune: the alpha of our little pack lives in George Harrisons old house and we were there when they boys did a live, and from the second Alberto played the first chord the temperature plummited. it was eerie as hells.
Heather and me told Alberto and Jade when we met them at MCM and they loved it, said it was really creepy and gave them goosebumps, then when we saw Jade recently at Pandemonium, Ally was with is (the alpha of our pack, as if you didn't already know that) and he remembered the story and told her that him and Alberto had been talking about it.
17. Compared to this time last year, are you:
a) happier or sadder? meh.
b) thinner or fatter? meh.
c) richer or poorer? poorer
18. What do you wish you’d done more of?
trips to London, hanging out with the ghouls, gigs. the usual
19. What do you wish you’d done less of?
20. How did you spend Christmas?
I always do this questionaire before christmas, but its never very different. just another day, nothing special.
our 'yule' is more special. its a few days somewhere in december where my little pack get together and celebrate the fact its been 9 years since we met each other (bit more since me and Ally met but sentiments the same) and we exchange gifts and things.
21. What was your favourite month of 2018?
June or December
22. Did you fall in love in 2018? & 23. How many one-night stands?
I don't know why I leave this question in from year to year, the answers never gonna change. I AM A SEX REPULSED ARMONATIC ASEXUAL I DON'T SLEEP AROUND AND I DON'T FALL IN LOVE.
24. What was your favourite TV programme?
25. Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year?
Oh yeah. best not to list though. leave it to the imagination
26. What was the best book you read?
Competance by Gail Carriger
27. What was your greatest musical discovery?
Lifehouse thanks to David Castro
28. What did you want and get?
To finally meet members of the Shadowcast
To finally see Within Temptation live.
for my little familliar to still be with me. for now.
29. What did you want and not get?
hmm.. to meet Alexander Siddig and Karl Urban when I had the chance due to funds
30. What was your favourite film of this year?
Fantastic Beasts and Where to find them 2 the crimes of Grindlwald.
and Aquaman, though i've not seen that yet 'officially'
31. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
birthdays next week, i'll be 34 and i think i'll be doing exactly what i'm doing now, sat at a computer rp'ing and dying of flu.
32. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
Shadowhunters being renewed.
Jesse Rath being announced for a con I can actually attend.
Jon Con coming back to the Uk for..something.
33. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2018?
34. What kept you sane?
Shadowhunters. Killjoys, Torchwood. my familliar and my pack. you know. the usual.
35. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
see 22. but if we're talking platonically it somewhere between Anthony Rapp, Alan Van Sprang, Dom Sherwood and Jade Hassoune
36. What political issue stirred you the most?
I stay out of that sh*t pile as much as I can. thats my parents thing
37. Who did you miss?
not to be odd..but Chester Bennington. this year has totaly been bare without him, the music scene is sorley lacking.
40. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year.
"Find me here, and speak to me
I want to feel you, I need to hear you
You are the light that's leading me to the place
Where I find peace again
And how can I stand here with you and not be moved by you
Would you tell me how could it be any better than this"
Everything by Lifehouse
41. sum your __2018 up in pictures (IN NO ORDER)
this will be in a future post as i'm still collecting pics and whittling them down
we didn’t make registration the next day. but we got checked in, and it tured out our room was right near the main hall so. despite Ally having to face the creaking old elevator of doom sounds. we made the party in good time. I as ‘alternative Harriet the spy’ and ally as an operative of the Federations Section 31.
we called it a night a lot earlier than we usually would, mainly to remove blue (i had a photoshoot the next day)
we went on duty during the final talks and i tested the reach of my new Camera’s zoom.