It's to the point where I can't remember exactly when or what I did during Vividcon weekend, but I know that I loved it. After writing that sentence I remembered that I tweeted most of the time and checked my feed, duh. I love tweeting people that are sitting in the same room as me. It's like passing notes except with style and it's only a few steps away from telepathy.
I tried to be more free flowing and not plan what I was doing everyday like I did my first year. I don't like not having plans because then it leads to situations like the break for lunch on Sunday where I'm standing there awkwardly for a moment. I considered tagging onto a group of people I knew, but I couldn't invite myself along and went to my room to charge my phone... Thankfully bradcpu
came in and we went to get some food and we hung out with bananainpajamas
. I always remember who I hung out with late at night and who I ate with more so than the actual vids. I certainly get information and gain knowledge at the panels, but I remember more conversations than premiering vids. I end up with more homework from the con, lol. This year I didn't get to talk and hang out with all the people I'd wanted to, like frayadjacent
, my actual roommates, and others. I got home and saw con reports from people I hadn't even seen at the con.
I came in late during Club Vivid due to work and travel, but I quickly caught up by drinking 7 or 8 vodka cranberries in 45 minutes, then drinking three bottles of water. I remember everything because I am a classy drunk. Pretty sure I made horrid first impressions on the people I met for the time, like gigglemonster
. She's only ever talked to me when I've been drinking. FOR SHAME. Selfishly, seeing I'm on a Boat play in Club Vivid was a crazyawesome experience that I wasn't expecting. I'm so glad it played later in the show and I got to see people get excited and enjoy dancing to the song. Sadly, I wasn't drunk enough to believe revolutionaryjo
was Leslie Knope for a second like last year. I was so happy for the 2 seconds when I thought she was actually Leslie Knope that I don't care I'm a gullible drunkie. She had on a beautiful Leslie Knope wedding dress this year
. Also, elipie
's hair is full of secrets and I miss her now. And kuwdora
. I've decided to move in with them.
I'm still bummed that I missed all the panels on Friday because I was really looking forward to the audio editing and song choice ones. I loved having lunch Saturday with morgandawn
, and elipie
was fantastic. To fit in with the group I've decided to marry elipie
Had hilariously tragic dinner with hollywoodgrrl
and someone who I only know their legal name and their twitter and don't want to link because a) I don't know if they link VVC to that account b) I don't know how to make the twitter link like other people and c) I'm lazy. ETA, found her, findthesea
. There was much fun to had in the line for Premieres. I feel a little bad because someone might think I was laughing at them when we were walking into Premieres when I was laughing at a related situation and not at them. I have no idea who they were, but hope they don't think I was a bitch. They can think that for other reasons, but I wasn't being rude in that situation, I swear to Cher.
I was amazed that I sat still through Premieres, even though I was sure my leg jiggling and accidental laughter made ohvienna
want to stab me. I love Karaoke every year and should have signed up, but I'd rather make a fool of myself with friends and I didn't harass anyone to sign up with me this year.
The room party was lovely. You know it's VVC when someone asks if you're going to a party that's in your room by someone (ua_the_terrible
) that doesn't know it's your room. I had the best room and roommates at VVC. Especially the sleeping shenanigans like when bradcpu
went into the bathroom, milly
left our bed for his, then bradcpu
crawled in my bed to snuggle milly
without realizing it was me. Then I apologized because I thought I was at home and he was Dan. I have a habit of grabbing his arm and making him into a human blanket. I'm secretly clingy and needy when I'm sleepy, who knew? I think Dan is a lying liar. Another night I accidentally watched bananainpyjamas
sleep because I was trying to figure out which bed I had to get in and she woke up with a yelp. I told her it was a dream and she went back into her cocoon and I suffocated my laughter in the pillow. Stories to tell my grandchildren.
I had a great time being a leech on jetpack_monkey
's conversation about film. I had no idea there was a MASH movie. I thought it only a tv show. I found out later that Methos was only in 8 Highlander episodes. I feel like my whole life has been a lie. After the room party I couldn't fall asleep, so I dicked around on Twitter under the covers because I am a polite roommate when it comes to annoying technology. bananainpyjamas
probably thinks I was doing something else under the covers, but never said anything, lol.
Vid Review seemed quick compared to last year, but was full of various LOLZ. I'm sitting in the back for Challenges from now on. That's where the cool people sit because you can watch everyone else's reactions that they think no one else sees. I think the people watching opportunities at VVC are vastly overlooked. Hung out with hollywoodgrrl
, and aforementioned cool person whose LJ I don't know ETA, found her, findthesea
before they went to the airport because I'm codependent.
I am a ridiculous person and there's a moment in Fiasco, about midway through, when shit gets real and things go from crazy to crazyawesome. This year I literally cried. Not figuratively. I literally cried real tears because I was an FBI agent (administrative assistant promoted to field agent) that was on a case way above my pay grade and I was in over my head trying to protect the planet while my guts hung out. Sure jetpack_monkey
, and milly
were there and were amazing too, but I want my Oscar. Went to jspencer1986
's lovely concert. Hung out with NC until we found a room that still had people, namely par_avion
, which was lovely because I hadn't interacted with them much last year. I totally googled "female alpha penis" afterward.
Monday morning I hung out in the lobby and had great conversations with thuviaptarth
, and others. I didn't realize until much later that serrico
and not Sarah Co. My reaction to meeting serrico
would have been much more excited than my reaction to meeting Sarah Co, which was being polite and searching her name on LJ on the sly. I am a failure. Grabbed some Thai and ended up driving around Chicago, shopping, and seeing random things. Had the best hot chocolate I've ever had. And I enjoy the fuck out of a hot chocolate. Indiana turnpike rest stop McDonald's have the worst Sweet Teas. I'm writing off the entire state.
This year I forgot to pack pajama pants and slept in boyshorts I must have packed in my procrastination haste. I kept waiting for someone in the room to comment, but I now realize they probably expected me to walk around half naked in a Grinch t-shirt or one that said "World's Coolest Mom."