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Okay, yeah, I fail . . .

So I wrote that big long rambly entry about things that happened since I last posted and I completely forgot to mention that Brenda (azewewish) was in town last week!

Just . . . smack me, okay?

Anyway. She was in Atlanta for the Braves home opener, 'cos she' s like that. Of course, when she makes her way to Atlanta, I have to take what I can get in terms of hanging out with her, because her family pretty much takes priority and schedules the hell out of her time in the ATL.

So about the only time I could hook up with her was meeting her with her peeps at Mexico Lindo for trivia night. Fortunately, her family soundly approves of me, which is a good thing. I hung out, had a margarita and a quesadilla and watched them play trivia (I offered no help, since my trivia knowledge is pretty much confined to Duran Duran and a few Supreme Court decisions.) After trivia, Brenda's family went home and Brenda and I sat around and dished about fandom while I finished my drink. (Should I be relieved to know that Duranies are not, in fact, the only fanbase who are backbiting, hypocritical and full of shit?) I drove her to my digs so she could see them, gave her a quick tour of Second Life and then spent another long stretch driving her back and talking about everything under the sun. (A stretch made longer by the fact that I was so absorbed in our conversation that I completely missed our turn at one point, though that was probably when I was driving her to my place.)

So that was fun. Probably fun in that "you really had to be there" kind of way, but fun nonetheless.

Last night, I made satin. Well, sorta. I went through a little online tutorial and found out how to make a texture resembling satin fabric using various tools in Photoshop. For use in Second Life, natch. I also learned how to make a prim skirt using a groovy script that somebody wrote. I even got complimented on it when I went out dancing.

In other news, the internets are eating my brain. I knew there was a reason I gave them up for Lent.

Today I took pleasure in laughing my ass off at Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie. I'm so glad I got this for Christmas.

Today I learned a few things about my predecessors at the law firm I'm working at.

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crevette
Apr. 11th, 2007 02:34 am (UTC)
Let's just say that Duran Duran trained me swimmingly well for Orlando Bloom's fandom. SRSLY, every fandom should have a bootcamp in Duranland so that you can learn the ins and outs of every stereotypical fandom situation that you will then encounter at least 60% of in your first two months in any fandom.
wonderbink
Apr. 11th, 2007 03:23 am (UTC)
I think some fandom situations are just universal, no matter what you're worshipping.

Duran fandom doesn't actually faze me as much as it has others because I cut my teeth on science fiction fandom. Before I was converted to the Church of the New Religion, I was a member in good standing of the Atlanta chapter of The Companions of Doctor Who. No, really, there was a fan club called that. National, even. Run by a nice gal from New Orleans. Then she stepped down, the Atlanta chapter took over running it nationally and the whole fucking thing imploded. So I know from fandom drama.

See, the thing about Duranies for me is, no matter how embarassingly they dress, they're not wearing costumes. And even the most delusional John Taylor fan at least has her fetish focused on someone who actually exists. (Though, granted, there's probably quite a distance between the JT in her head and the JT in real life.) And Duranies, with some exceptions, don't have quite the same "freak the mundanes" attitude that your average sci-fi geek has.

So they really seem quite tame to me.
azewewish
Apr. 11th, 2007 04:39 am (UTC)
Fandom will always be crazy-funny.

And you will always be awesome.

The End.
britpoptarts
Apr. 11th, 2007 05:30 am (UTC)
ALL fandoms are backbiting, hypocritical and full of shit.

It is a rule!

The amount of signal v. noise is the only difference.
blusilva
Apr. 17th, 2007 08:47 am (UTC)
...and before I was a die-hard Durannie, I was a Monkee-fan (there's no cute way to define that, but it taught me the basics of fandom), a Trekker and a Beatlemaniac.

You're totally right. It's all freaky, backstabbing, DA-RAH-MAH!

It's all totally fun...

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