Yooo, guys. I’ll be at WorldCon with Gollancz this weekend, at the ExCel Centre in London <3
We have a table in the dealers room, where I’ll definitely be between 10am and 12pm on Saturday and Sunday. I’ll probably be around the table more than that, but those are my official slots.
Anyone going to be around? I know this site isn’t the greatest for getting to know people, but it’d be cool if someone wanted to stop by and be like “hey, I know you from the internet” :D
Okay so, some of you may not know that I work for Gollancz, a UK sci-fi/fantasy publisher of notable repute. Which I do. It’s my job - I work on the SF Gateway. Not kidding.
Well, I’m horribly drunk right now and on my way home from the Gollancz Fest, which was amazing and all that stuff. I’d just like to brag about the fact that I had a fab evening because my job is amazing and I love my department and the authors we support.
And I would just like to say, despite the fact that they have no idea this tumblr exists, that I love Pat Rothfuss (with whom I bonded over the film Hook his evening), Chris Wooding and Gav Smith (who helped get me hammered that one time at EasterCon and left me and my cleavage unattended with George R R Martin), Ed Cox (who gives he best hugs), Den Patrick (who clearly owns the secret to eternal youth)…
You get the idea. Bring on LonCon this weekend!
…it wants its feels back :|
So I’ve just finished watching season one of Beyblade. I’ve once again managed to fall madly in love with Kai Fucking Hiwatari (I’m not kidding when I say I feel 13 all over again and I am so embarrassed for myself you have no idea, guys). He’s just…Kai Hiwatari. There’s no other way to describe him. Grumpy, snarky, anti-social bastard. Fuck him and his stupid hair and sarcasm and his dedication to being a decent team leader even if it means upsetting the rest of them by spilling hard truths all over the place, and especially fuck his mysterious and tragic past because it just makes me think he needs a proper
seeing to from Rei cuddle.
For a while I was genuinely worried that my OTP wouldn’t…well, be my OTP anymore. I was always the hardcore KaRe shipper - side pairings didn’t really matter, as long as those two were the main focus. But, I suppose there’s always a risk when re-watching old animes that you could see things differently. Luckily I was right all along: Kai and Rei are meant to be together forever and no one will convince me otherwise. They just…get each other. It’s a beautiful thing *happy sigh*
Beyblade/KaRe was my true first fandom. I wouldn’t be here without it, in all seriousness. They gave me all the encouragement I needed to keep going with my art and although I’ve spread my fandom wings far and wide, I will never forget it. Or the people (you know who you are, whether we’re still talking or not). Of course, with my revived love of all things KaRe, I’ve been hunting down fanfiction like a fiend. Thank god for places like ff.net (never thought I’d say that!), which still have the old stuff floating around. So many gems for me to (re-)discover.
I swear to god, at the moment my love of this pairing is strong enough to pull off a one-person revival of the whole fandom…
I’m fairly sure I just walked past George Takei in Seven Dials…
The Great British Bake-Off starts up tomorrow. It clashes with the timeslot I normally reserve for the week’s episode of Free! and I’m honestly so conflicted. Do I spend my Wednesday evenings watching a goofy, heartwarming baking programme where I get super invested in the contestants’ ability to make custard and cake, or do I shed tears of joy over precious gay swimming angels and revel in the glory that is my dashboard immediately after?
There’s a massive fucking spider on the wall in the kitchen and I’m home alone right now fuck fuck fuck. I don’t want to set a cat on it just in case it ends up running all over the house oh god. Fucking fuck.