sylleptic: Ada Lovelace from the 2dgoggles webcomic, posed with her pipe and a giant cog behind her (comics; 2dgoggles; Ada fights crime!)
I had a lot of fun! Despite being in a tired and antisocial state most of the weekend. I missed a bunch of panels that sounded cool, but I bought some new books and the Guest of Honor stuff (Seanan McGuire!) was awesome. And being surrounded by geeky people for the weekend is never bad.

Hotels/Friday )

Saturday )

Filk )

Sunday )

And then I went home and collapsed in a happy heap.
sylleptic: Sidney Crosby laughing at something Geno said. (fandom; hockey; Penguins)
Obsession continues apace! I have been following hockey, going to hockey games, reading hockey fic, and even (just a little) writing hockey fic. Whew! I've also been trying to be less of a total lurker lately, partly because hockey fandom is so wonderfully friendly. So hi to anyone new! Or anyone who's come over here to figure out who that random person popping up is.

First, a question for hockey fandom people. Does anyone know what happened to [ profile] faithbeckett? Her journal is gone and her fic has disappeared from [ profile] 2mins4slashing. I don't actually know her, but I loved her fic and "Any Way You Want It" (the Crosby/Ovechkin one with the concussion) in particular was one of my comfort fics, so I'm really sad if it's gone forever.

Now, game reports!

1/10/12: Ottawa Senators 5, Pittsburgh Penguins 1. /o\ )

3/7/12: Pittsburgh Penguins 3, Toronto Maple Leafs 2. Super Mario! )

I have a whole bunch of other hockey thoughts to share -- being Stockholmed by announcers, flinching at jerseys, going to games by myself, my dad's thoughts on the relative attractiveness of hockey players -- but I think I'll close here, since this is already long, and attempt to post again before the next blue moon.
sylleptic: Calvin and Hobbes walking in snow (comics; Calvin and Hobbes; winter)
So, sometime last spring, I managed to pimp myself into hockey RPF fandom (I am...easy like that), which revived my dormant sports fan tendencies, so I started actually watching hockey again. Unfortunately, I have terrible timing, and all of this happened right at the end of the playoffs. I did manage to catch the Stanley Cup Finals! And I was home for the summer by then, so I even got to watch them on my parents' nice big screen TV. Now I'm off in grad school and have no television, so I can't watch very much. But! I also now live in a city with an actual NHL team! A pretty good one, at that.

Late Wednesday night, I decided on a whim to check out the student rush tickets my housemate E had mentioned. And it turned out they were selling them online for the preseason (no waiting in line and risking not getting in, very nice), but there was only one home game left. Which was, of course, the next night. Did that stop me? Ha.

Which means that on Thursday, Housemate L and I went to see the Chicago Blackhawks play the Pittsburgh Penguins. It was so much fun! Almost none of the real Hawks or Pens were playing (and by "real" I of course mean the small subset of players whose names or numbers I've learned from fic), but the game was still really cool. And the Pens won, 4-1, which was nice for the home crowd, though I'd have been fine either way. I have some pictures, but I can't figure out how to include them here -- if anyone wants to advise, that would be awesome!

Fans, players, ogling, miscellaneous thoughts )

I managed to suppress most of my fannish geeking out, so Housemate L didn't think I was too weird. Except when I commented sadly on them still having Talbot jerseys in the souvenir store....

Housemate E, who couldn't make it, texted me before the game "Ogle at Sidney Crosby for me please". I promised I would ogle for both of us, but had to text her after and tell her I was forced to settle for ogling Jordan Staal, since Sid was nowhere to be seen. She responded, "Staal is an acceptable substitute." Housemates: not fannish, but still awesome.

(Also, apparently I do not understand the Dreamwidth posting interface. I hope this works right this time.)
sylleptic: Ada Lovelace from the 2dgoggles webcomic, posed with her pipe and a giant cog behind her (Default)
Good grief, has it really been almost two years since I posted anything? Yes, yes it has. Also almost two years since I finally listened to [personal profile] maat_seshat and got this account, which is pretty neat.

So, things have happened since then! Lots of big life changes, which is simultaneously exciting and utterly terrifying. I am now a college graduate! (Pause while I flail some more.) I will be continuing with this whole "student" thing for a while, though, and starting grad school in the Fall. Which means I'm currently planning a move to a new city (exciting), and trying to find somewhere to live that for the first time in my life isn't with-my-parents or in-a-dorm (terrifying). But overall things are awesome! (Like hot dogs, thank you Eddie Izzard.)

Fannishly, I've done my usual butterfly impression and wandered into (and occasionally back out of) a bunch of new fandoms, which has been great fun. I also bid in the [ profile] help_japan charity auctions and won wonderful things! They make me jump for joy an awful lot, so here, let me share:

Icons of various comics by the fabulous [ profile] cunning_croft. The Calvin and Hobbes ones in particular capture a big part of my childhood. [ profile] cunning_croft also made my new default icon, which I am using here, but that one is mine, mine, all mine! Er, that is, I am being selfish, and possibly also over-identify with Ada Lovelace. It's from the webcomic 2DGoggles, which you should all read -- Ada Lovelace and Charles Babbage fight crime, how can you resist?

More icons by the lovely [ profile] aravisautarkeia, this time of period dramas and fantasy movies. Excuse me while I go roll around in their beauty some more.

And last, but very definitely not least, a Tortall fic by the incomparable Esther Channah ([ profile] dragonbat2006). I asked her for anything about Raoul of Goldenlake, and she delivered the Raoul of my heart.

I hope the rest of you also enjoy these, and please let their creators know if you do! Okay, I'm going to stop obsessively tweaking and post this, or it will be another two years before I post anything.


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