Escapade by the numbers

Number of panels attended on Friday: Zero (one, if you count the intro panel)
Number of panels attended on Saturday and Sunday: about 6
Number of hours I pretended I was a "genius": 2
Number of vids in the vid show I can't wait to dance to at Club Vivid: 1 (courtesy elipie )
Number of vids in the vid show that made me want to watch the movie: 1 (courtesy [personal profile] heresluck )
Number of times I can watch The Lightning Strike in vid shows and love it: apparently infinite
Number of times vid show setup made me contemplate jumping off the roof of the hotel:  zero \o/
Number of glasses of wine drunk on Thursday afternoon in the bar: UNKNOWN.  YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE.
Number of ounces of strange pomegranate concoction drunk by [personal profile] killabeez on Saturday night: also unknown
Number of blue drinks drunk at the party: Only one, sadly.  We really need to have these at Vividcon.
Number of fannish pets petted: 3
Number of excellent conversations: many
Numbers of [personal profile] basingstokes finally met in person:  one! Yay!
Number of consecutive years I have attended Escapade, including this one: 16 (yikes, really?!?)

Original post on Dreamwidth | Leave a comment on DW | read comment count unavailable comments on DW

Tags:

Vividcon

So great to see so many of you this weekend!  I hope everyone is home safe and getting a little bit of sleep :)  Thanks especially to everyone who volunteered in the con suite, or stepped up in some way to help us out -- like [personal profile] sisabet[personal profile] killabeez, and [personal profile] geekturnedvamp just to name a few, and everyone else who took a moment to support their busy concom.  *mwah*

(PS: the gay profic author I mentioned to some of you is Kendall McKenna, and she's at Amazon and Silver Publishing.)

Original post on Dreamwidth | Leave a comment on DW | read comment count unavailable comments on DW

Tags:

This & that

So hey, hi! Let's dispense with the "I suck at posting" part of this post, and just consider that a given :)

At Escapade, I committed to getting issue I of now-ancient zine Futures Without End into HTML format, in the hope of eventually importing the whole thing into AO3 as a collection, and I have done so! Go me!

I had a crazy cat week -- Crazy!Cat (N, for those who know) got his teeth cleaned on Monday, and decided to try to escape from the metal cage after by clawing his way out. So he came home with both sore teeth and sore paws. He is finally seeming more himself. Argh, cats.

Went to the local bash yesterday, and next Saturday I'm going to see American Idiot with [personal profile] kahtyasofia .

So, um, what have you guys been up to?


Original post on Dreamwidth | Leave a comment on DW | read comment count unavailable comments on DW

Tags:

::waves::

I know I have not posted much lately! I fail at journals, it is obvious, both in posting and keeping up. I don't know why, but I have just felt a bit disconnected from fandom, not really having A Show lately or doing much (okay, anything, really) in the way of vidding or writing.

Anyway, I was reminded of the awesomeness of fandom and fans today when I woke up to a birthday present from [personal profile] killabeez, who is just so sweet like that, so it prodded me to check in here and say hello to you all. It's been a good day! I went to a great lunch with work friends. I got the tiny new square Nano, which is going to live in my gym bag, and some blurays, and my gift to myself was a pair of Uggs, which should be at my door today when I get home. And I'm going to see The Muppets after work :)

I am not doing Yuletide this year because I am going on vacation with [personal profile] kahtyasofia right in the middle of everything. But I will be cheering all of you on and reading your stories when I get back! I haven't had a vacation of more than a couple of days in a few years now, so I'm looking forward to it.

For those who know of the ongoing saga, tabby kitty's test results were even better this time then the first time we re-checked them. Thanks for the support on that front.

Oh, and if I didn't mention, I've lost 30 pounds since April. So you'll be seeing less of me at Escapade (and even a little less than you saw at VVC), and I do hope to see many of you there!

I hope you all have a great Thanksgiving.

Original post on Dreamwidth | Leave a comment on DW | read comment count unavailable comments on DW

My Tarot Card


You are The Moon


Hope, expectation, Bright promises.


The Moon is a card of magic and mystery - when prominent you know that nothing is as it seems, particularly when it concerns relationships. All logic is thrown out the window.


The Moon is all about visions and illusions, madness, genius and poetry. This is a card that has to do with sleep, and so with both dreams and nightmares. It is a scary card in that it warns that there might be hidden enemies, tricks and falsehoods. But it should also be remembered that this is a card of great creativity, of powerful magic, primal feelings and intuition. You may be going through a time of emotional and mental trial; if you have any past mental problems, you must be vigilant in taking your medication but avoid drugs or alcohol, as abuse of either will cause them irreparable damage. This time however, can also result in great creativity, psychic powers, visions and insight. You can and should trust your intuition.


What Tarot Card are You?
Take the Test to Find Out.



Original post on Dreamwidth | Leave a comment on DW | read comment count unavailable comments on DW

Sandy

I wish I had something profound or comforting or even funny to say (Sandy would appreciate funny, I think) but I am just so sad.

Virtually hugging you all very tightly today.


Original post on Dreamwidth | Leave a comment on DW | read comments on DW

About Sandy

So much of the last week or so for me has been spent thinking about [personal profile] sherrold. (She has been battling cancer for awhile now). And I think of a lot of things, a lot of conversations I've had with her at cons over the years. Many of them about vidding, about shared fandoms, some of them about fandom in general. No matter what the topic -- whether it's serious or strictly lulz -- she is always funny, always insightful. (And she is very patient and forgiving with a fan - that would be me - whose superpower often seems to be, well, putting her foot in her mouth.)

I keep coming back to my first Escapade, in Goleta in 1998, in a "vidding 101" type workshop Sandy conducted in that little hotel room across from the main convention space. And I can still see her there showing a few rabid wannabes a vid, and saying "When the song says 'I' that's when you need to show your POV character." (Someone's hand -- it wasn't mine -- went up and asked what POV is, just in case you thought she was being Captain Obvious...it was 1998, folks.)

Mentoring wannabe vidders is something Sandy has done so much of over the years. But it occurs to me that vidders in fandom who have never met her are just as influenced by her as those of us for whom she's actively mentored or beta'ed, or those she's stood before in front of countless panels, workshops and vid reviews. Because if you are a vidder and haven't met Sandy, even in the (unlikely) event you've never seen one of her vids, you've almost surely seen and been influenced by the vids of those she has directly influenced. If you love Killa's work or Carol's or Lum's, or anyone who has been influenced by them, then Sandy is cruicial to your experience of What Vidding Is.

Sandy means so much to so many people -- it's impossible to envision fandom without her, and we are all so much richer for her friendship, knowledge and kindness. Original post on Dreamwidth | Leave a comment on DW | read comments on DW

Fuck you, New York Times

Boy fiction? Seriously? A little Googling would have quickly demonstrated otherwise. Take your dumbass stereotypes and your down the nose attitude toward fantasy in general and go back to 1974. They want their village idiot back.

And in case you missed it? Fuck you.

Original post on Dreamwidth | Leave a comment on DW | read comment count unavailable comments on DW

Tags:

OMG I love AO3 so much.

I just spent maybe 10 minutes downloading approximately 15 stories by altariel and [personal profile] killabeez from Archive of Our Own to my Kindle. This used to be a process that (if I was lucky and the story wasn't spread over 25 separate LJ entries or archive chapters) took 10 minutes per story.

The process used to involve a lot of cutting and pasting, running macros, fixing formatting, editing metadata, running through converters, and checking the output. Now I go to the story and click "download" and "mobi" and I have a perfectly formatted story that is ready to drag and drop to my Kindle.

Plus, on my Xoom (Android tablet), from the mobile version of Firefox, I can also download stories directly from the archive then sideload them into the Kindle app. And then I can even bluetooth them to my phone, if I want.

THIS IS ALL SO UNBELIEVABLY AMAZING.

Original post on Dreamwidth | Leave a comment on DW | read comment count unavailable comments on DW

AO3 subscriptions yay!

I'm at faviconmelina and fandoms in the immediate queue include... well, it's possible there could be more Torchwood come this summer :)

Original post on Dreamwidth | Leave a comment on DW | read comment count unavailable comments on DW

Latest Month

February 2013
S M T W T F S
     12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
2425262728  

Syndicate

RSS Atom
Powered by LiveJournal.com
Designed by Lilia Ahner