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Jane Foster (bratkartoffel25) and Eddie Izzard - Thor and… Britain?
Hey, it’s me!
We seriously flipped our shit when we saw you. And the bubbles were too perfect.
Aw, thanks so much! That’s really nice of you to say :)Source: richandstrangephotography
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So I sit here at work with Dragon Con in my rear view mirror, and I’ve had a couple days to reflect on my experience. My friends and coworkers and parents have asked me how it was and if I had a good time, and I have been struggling to come up with an answer.
The best I’ve come up with so far has been, “It was fine.”
It was by no means awful. I didn’t have the issues a lot of my friends had with asshats and whatever. Although I did see them, I didn’t have much interaction with them beyond in the elevator. I always figure if anyone’s going to be shitty around me, it’s going to be when I’m wearing Eddie, and that didn’t happen. I had a blast doing the Amish thing Thursday nite, and I enjoyed the princes showing up during stunt double time Saturday. Of course, I always love how happy and excited folks get when Mr Izzard makes his appearance.
On the other hand, it was by no means the best one ever. Honestly, if I had to rank it, it’d easily be in the bottom 3, but that’s the bottom 3 of Dragon Cons, so perspective is important. It says a lot when my two favorite days were Wednesday and Thursday, however. I was disappointed that I didn’t have anything really new beyond the Amish costume, especially when our group was so well received and started the weekend off with a bang. I felt like it was almost a routine that I did Bat Commander on Friday, Star Trek on Saturday, BDUs on Sunday, princesses Saturday nite, Eddie Friday and Saturday nite. It’s honestly the exact same costumes as last year, which, I think, is what made it more ho hum and routine. And I know Atlanta is hot, but I honestly think it was unbearably hot and uncomfortable even in the Atrium, and that kept me from ever being in a place where I felt okay with wearing a costume.
The more I’ve thought about it, the more I’ve realized I haven’t had a really awesome time since maybe 2011. 2012 was probably my least favorite for lots of reasons, and we made changes for last year, which worked really well, but I went right back into that routine this year and got meh with the whole thing again.
All weekend when Heather said that were weren’t going next year, I would always respond with, “allegedly.” I’ve been saying that a lot less since I’ve returned home. I know that my friends who didn’t go this year missed it and were upset that they didn’t go. I need to feel that. I need to know that I’m not taking the experience for granted.
I need to always have at least two new costumes. I need to always go to at least two panels a day. I need to always have roommates who don’t snore at a volume that won’t make me only get a couple hours of sleep, and I need to be out of bed by 9 every day. No long-ass meals during the day. On Sunday I woke up at 11:30, had lunch for two hours, and went to America’s Mart, and that was it. I was actually mad at myself for wasting my entire day. Never again.
But then it’s like is it worth it to go when I have to have all these pre-reqs in order to do it? Why can’t I just go and be happy? There are plenty of other cons that are half the price and closer and have the same guests and nowhere near the crowds.
Of course it’s worth it. It’s Dragon Con.
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Some of my favorite pics from Dragon Con! I put them all in a flickr album here if you’re interested in seeing more.
This year I went as Amy Dyer(In The Flesh), the Ravenstag(Hannibal) and Lumpy Space Princess(Adventure Time)!
I met Cary Elwes a few times and got a pic with the voices of Finn, BMO and Flame Princess from Adventure Time! Jeremy Shada looks so much like Dylan O’Brien. When I was talking to him my brain exploded a little bit.
I didn’t have time to talk to Manu Bennett but he was right next to the Adventure Time table and OMG y’all he is so beautiful I almost cried. I wanted to get a pic with Michael Hogan but I didn’t have time.
I had a spectacular time this year, even if the rave on sunday SUCKED. Total letdown, man. But we eventually left and had our own fun.
Now back to the real world. :((
Until next year!
Yay it’s me!Source: jooleah