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Hullo, everyone! Hope you are doing well.

Phoenix Comicon was a blast, despite a scare with an armed nutjob on Thursday, horrific organization Friday, and a prop weapons ban for the rest of the con. Will post pictures when I have the energy. And also blog about the books I've been slowly thumbing through and the manga I blazed through with abandon.

A personal post may also be in the works, my moods have swung particularly extreme lately, and life seems to equal fatigue and lack of patience.

What's been happening in your neck of the woods?

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Date: 2017-05-30 03:36 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] rhoda_rants
Whoa, armed nutjob? That's....yikes. Glad you had a good time though, and I look forward to your pictures!!

I've been trying to apply to more things (grad school, jobs, supervisory certification classes, etc.), which is going okay but so far still no bites. I did learn how to make angel food cake from scratch, which was awesome! And something my mom has never done, so next time I'll be showing HER how to do it. I'm absurdly proud of that.

My print review of Neil Gaiman's "Norse Mythology" comes out in the newspaper this month, so that's awesome! There should be a digital link somewhere, so I'll probably post that when it's time. Also--WONDER WOMAN THIS WEEKEND! I dunno if I'll actually be able to go this weekend, bc it's also Rent Week and that sucked up most of my paycheck. I get paid again on Friday but I know presales are going fast, so it's a timing thing more than anything. I'll get to it eventually though!

Been blogging too much about Supernatural, as you know, and bought that "Family Don't End With Blood" book w cast and fan written chapters. I've only read the intro so far and the fact that the author/editor did not get into fandom until adulthood fascinates me. Fandom has been part of my identity for as long as I can remember. Even when it was just me and my Dad discussing the symbolism of the Jedi and the Force; or me and Mom talking about the cultural implications of "Planet of the Apes;" or my cousins passing around a single battered copy of "Ender's Game" and waiting for everyone to get caught up so we could talk about it TOGETHER.

This woman was a stranger to fandom until Supernatural. Like...how does that happen? What is life like for people who only fangirl over one thing, and don't discover that thing until adulthood? Fandom is such a formative part of my identity. I would not be who I am without Star Wars, The Neverending Story, Harry Potter, Buffy, etc, etc, etc. It's just weird to me. Not in a bad way, but it's...weird.

ETA: Sorry your moods have been erratic lately. I've seen a lot of that going around lately. For myself, too. Hang in there. Please take care of yourself.
Edited Date: 2017-05-30 03:37 pm (UTC)

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Date: 2017-06-02 03:50 am (UTC)
rhoda_rants: (sam)
From: [personal profile] rhoda_rants
Egads!! I'm so glad everyone was okay. We're an open carry state here; I dunno what the deal is in Arizona, but also since we're a very military area, it would be very difficult to sort out the properly dangerous non-cosplayers from actual army dudes. I saw a guy in fatigues and a (maybe?) real gun at the Blood at the Beach fest a few years ago. Nothing happened, but it did freak me out a little.

And yes, the angel food cake is the one I posted the picture of! There were also strawberries, blueberries, and whipped cream, so yeah, that's been very satisfying.

Gahhh, I want to read your thoughts on Supernatural so bad.
You can read this one! That's for "Ladies Drink Free," which was right before "The Future," which I think was the last one you said you saw? Anyways, yeah, that one should be safe. :)

Like, what do people do with their time if they don't have that?
HAHAHAHA, I almost said this exact thing! "What do you people DO when you aren't fangirling?" Probably says something about us. Something AWESOME.

Anyways. Keep hanging in there. I'm going to my first counseling session in, oh, maybe ten years tomorrow morning. Gulp. Found out the VA employee assistance program covers mental health stuff AND applies to all employees even if you're part time, so I'm taking advantage of that and trying to get a referral to someone that won't cost too much. (This service is only good for eight appointments, so.)

And then WONDER WOMAN. Hopefully. If it doesn't sell out. (Weirdly, I kinda hope it sells out--not so I can't see it, but because I want this movie to make ALL OF THE MONEY.)

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Date: 2017-06-03 03:25 am (UTC)
rhoda_rants: (Default)
From: [personal profile] rhoda_rants
"Brash and uncouth" seems to be how we do things down here. Although I do like that description of it; very fitting.

Heh, well I sat on the number for the office for months before actually making the appointment, however brave that is. It went well, by the way! I absolutely recommend talk therapy if you can swing it. It's not easy, but these guys are trained to be easy to talk to.

I wrote a thing about Wonder Woman, by the way! Just got back and it was SO GOOOOOD! https://rhoda-rants.dreamwidth.org/242772.html

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