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Connotations was so much fun. Spending time with like minded people is one of the best pick me ups. I got there late Friday, sat in the bar till even later, then got up at 8 for a run on the beach! [livejournal.com profile] new_kate and [livejournal.com profile] daegaer got up with me and came down to the beach and watched from a safe distance. Running on beaches is my new favourite thing, it was just awesome and, yes, BRACING.

I caught a couple of panels, one on rps, then we braved the rain and went to spend money in the fleshpots of Tynemouth, and eat cake. Saturday night was the moderately tidy dinner, then the vid show that included the truly frightening Shatner 'interpretation' of Rocket Man. We all got up for another run on Sunday, then mostly hung around chatting until it was time to for me and [livejournal.com profile] new_kate to haul ourselves away in the afternoon.

I've been a bit poorly since I got back, with something the doctor suspects is a urinary tract infection. Joy. So I've been drinking lots of water and have also taken a couple of days off work.

Anyway, I have photos:


The Haunted Lido )

The 'ironing board' )

Cake remains )

Satan's dressing table )

Daegaer's feet )

On the beach )

Surf's up )

Squinting at the camera )

Back

Oct. 8th, 2006 10:52 pm
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Just back from [livejournal.com profile] connotations - still in my warm glowy fannish space and really not ready to leave it all behind. The con was fab! Such good conversations, hanging out with all sorts of wonderful people, cake, gallons of tea and cocktails (sophistimacated!) and reading Bus Gamer.

All that and the seaside too. I'll do a longer con post tomorrow at some point, but this one is just to say I had a wonderful time and it was over too soon.
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So, where did the week go? I'm off to [livejournal.com profile] connotations in a couple of hours. Slash, sea and... um... more slash! I haven't even really had time to get properly excited yet and my packing last night was pathetic. I am pretty sure I have forgotten something crucial, but I did manage to pack an outfit (complete with slingbacks!) for the Moderately Tidy Dinner on Saturday.

Also, I have not had time to get any lychees or limes for the planned champagne cocktails. And I forgot to put polish on my toenails. Oh noes.

Anyay, here is a question for you to mull over while I am away: why is there not more Kenren/Tenpou porn?

The con

Oct. 3rd, 2005 09:14 am
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Ugh, Monday morning. Sore throat, tired, WORK.

How many people have fangirl throat this morning? I could say it was caused by squeeing non stop for 48 hours, but I think it's really a symptom of sharing a small, very warm hotel with 50-odd others for two days and meeting new germs.

The con was excellent, although I only attended one or two panels this year. Most of it was spent sitting around talking, drinking, watching vids and playing Slashopoly (Mayfair and Park Lane are the Wedding Chapel and the Maternity Ward respectively-- the only property I got to own was The Boss's Desk).

On Saturday morning we went for a very nice walk along the wind-tunnel that was the sea front into Tynemouth and had lunch and poked around in bookshops. Tynemouth has an absolutely enormous monument (the huge thing on the hill) to Admiral Collingwood, who apparently was in the battle of Trafalgar but failed to die demanding to be snogged by any sailors, so isn't very famous. But someone loved him, clearly.

I was so, so happy to meet [livejournal.com profile] new_kate, whose picture is in the dictionary next to 'adorable', and generally had a great time hanging out with [livejournal.com profile] daegaer, [livejournal.com profile] toscas_kiss, [livejournal.com profile] penelope_z, [livejournal.com profile] mandragora1, [livejournal.com profile] graculus and [livejournal.com profile] lasultrix, and other people who's names I wasn't sure of and didn't spend enough time talking to.

I left a bit early due to the hangover from hell and an upset tummy, but the train journey home took 6.5 hours! Track work, apparently.

Phew

Aug. 9th, 2005 05:36 pm
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Am back. It's good to be home, although I think I'm in love with Glasgow. What a fine city. Worldcon was immense fun, even if I completely ran out of energy by Sunday afternoon and couldn't face one more panel. Sunday night curry with [livejournal.com profile] hfnuala, [livejournal.com profile] yonmei and the soon-hopefully-to-be-livejournalled Heretickal One was great fun and they helpfully planned out my Famous Five thirty years on story for me. I alo spent a couple of very pleasant hours that day with [livejournal.com profile] weyrlady talking about all sorts of things including anime, gadgets and Japan.

I'll do a longer con report later, when the painkillers have kicked in. I have arm pain (from a bad shoulder-- too much beer drinking... ?) so am typing this one handed. I'm off to the doctor tomorrow to get it checked out. Hopefully it's only a muscle sprain, not galloping tendonitis or something.

Oh and, please let me know if any of you wrote fic, otherwise I will probably miss it and I would hate that.

Worldcon

Aug. 6th, 2005 03:22 pm
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I like this worldcon business. It's lots of fun and I've met various delighful beings: [livejournal.com profile] hfnuala, [livejournal.com profile] derryderrydown, [livejournal.com profile] yonmei, the non-livejournaling person who I only knew before as The Heretikal One and [livejournal.com profile] weyrlady.

The History of Anime panels have been very good and very funny. The last clip we were shown today showed how a girl can sing at the evil galactic baddies and make them go away with the power of her bad pop song. Also slash, romance, Robin Hobb, writing-- lots to think about all these things if I get the chance and if I don't forget. And the Nippon 2007 party had stuffed toy Godzillas on the tables, and the wind-up geishas were cute. I have about 2 minutes left now, as computer fun time is strictly regulated. All I have left to say is that someone needs to write the Famous Five story set thirty years on.
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I thought I'd better do my 'I'm going to Worldcon, does anyone want to meet up' post now so I can be organised rather than not. 

So, ahem: I'm going to Worldcon in Glasgow and does anyone want to meet up with me?

I've never been to a big con before, so am expecting to wander round in an info overload half the time and am also expecting to feel completely lost. I'm going with friends so won't be alone, but it'd be great to meet up with any of you, at any point. I would dearly love it, so drop me a comment here if you want to.
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The con was fab. It was great to put names to faces at last (or, rereading that, I think I mean faces to names). I met some very lovely people, and had some hugely entertaining chats with, to name a few, [livejournal.com profile] lexin, [livejournal.com profile] kaynyne, [livejournal.com profile] fruufoo and mummy of fruufoo, Lerida (spelling?), [livejournal.com profile] alsoa, [livejournal.com profile] mandragora1 and many others who I have yet to track down on lj. Read Mandragora's report for a pretty good summation of the highlights, to which I'd add Kate Bolin's breakdown of femmeslash cliches, which was very funny indeed.

My room at the Rufford had hot and cold running coffee and a bathroom that fitted neatly into a cupboard. Compact and bijou doesn't begin to describe it, but they were very sweet and gave me enough scrambled eggs one morning to feed at least four.

I'm too tired now to go into much more detail, except that the idea for the Skinner/Boromir pairing of doom fic will require much bleaching of the brain to fully remove.

And the Porridge/Oz crossover. You know who you are.

And, hey, the Lower Tadfield kerfuffle seems to have breathed new life into the place, or at least impelled a few more people to join. See, evil whinging sows the seeds of it's own ultimate downfall!!

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