July 13th, 2009
|09:49 am - The Most Awesome Story Ever Told|
Yesterday, I drove out to Antioch with Rick and Lisa and Cat for Rey's birthday party, where pretty much the only other people I knew were Rey and a couple others. Nevertheless, I joined a game of Apples to Apples, which is generally more fun when you Know Your Judge but is entertaining regardless (and a good way to get to Know Your Judges, anyway). There were close to a dozen people in the circle.
When I play, I like to go through each person's choice one by one and evaluate it in turn, throwing down each card without looking. Yesterday, however, I got the idea to transition from one to the next, keeping with the theme of the adjective. I had Frightening, so I took us through the Apples to Apples House of Horrors, where we discovered such horrifying things as TV Evangelists. Then I had Philosophical, where we discussed things that were philosophical, like the Indy 500 (they had a lot of time to contemplate things during the race) and Homer Simpson ("Mmm...[something that didn't work]." Wait, let's try that again. "Mmm...Meatloaf!").
After a particularly raucous one, Jessica asked if I could make stories for all of them. Ethan thought I was a hard act to follow, so he gave me his cards to make a story about things that are Radiant. Like...cabbage, the most radiant of all vegetables, which you can find in the grocery store next to...gold chains, which are worn by Mr. T, who hangs out with his best friend...Katharine Hepburn and gets together and...fights forest fires. I had just invented Improv Mad Libs Apples to Apples. It was terribly ridiculous, and I was making all these strangers laugh.
They found me so funny, in fact, that when someone got the card for Awesome, it was demanded that I make up an Awesome story...and people would record it.
So I present to you, The Most Awesome Story Ever Told.
I was under quite a lot of pressure, but somehow, the cards fell pretty awesomely. Not so with my birthday tale for Rey on how to be more Refined, which had a pretty good start and a decent middle but fizzled out toward the end.
Jessica thought I might actually be a Mad Libs writer. Once I become a YouTube sensation, however, maybe I can be! I HAVE FOUND MY CALLING!
Current Mood: naked
Current Music: White Zombie - Thunder Kiss '65
|06:41 pm - Comic-Con Coordination Confabulation Consternation!|
Attention, all Comic-Con attendees! If you are going to be at Comic-Con, consider this a PLANNING PARTY POST! When will you be there? Where will you be? What panels are you seeing? And how in the hell are we going to meet up?
Below is my tentative schedule, subject to change. I will be hanging with gymble and miniglik most of the time, but they have given me permission to ditch if our interests differ. Panels in red are highest priority, and panels in green are ones I really want to go to, and non-colored panels are ones it'd be cool to make but I won't be too sad if I don't. I have quite a few conflicts that need to be resolved already. And I don't know when all the press rooms and signings are, so there could be even more conflicts in store. Hell, there are various panels here and there that I can't even consider because I'm going to have enough trouble juggling the ones I'm actively interested in. If you're interested in a panel I'm also interested in, let me know, and I will stick your name there so I know where to find you. And then we need to exchange numbers for the calling and the texting and the aaaahhh.
If you have not already, check out Seanan's Guide to Surviving Comic-Con. Let's all try to make it out alive and sufficiently awesomed.
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I haven't really figured out how I'm going to have time to eat. I welcome any suggestions of what to do or not do, and I am very interested in meeting people, so let's make it happen. Coordinate! (And oh yeah! We are staying at the Best Western Seven Seas. If you are too, that would be weird. And cool.)
Also! Uh. If you happen to be in the Pasadena area and would be free on Monday, July 27, to have lunch and take miniglik and me to the Burbank airport...that would be pretty awesome.
All right, mice and men, let's best lay some plans.
Current Mood: crazy
Current Music: Oasis - Part of the Queue