Yesterday was my mother's birthday. And all in all? Red fucking banner. I didnt get to talk to her much (though I called her before work and sang to her) but its okay. Thought that counts.
I slept until like...5:30pm cause I have night staff starting today and I'm trying to adjust for it cause I dont know how alert I'm going to need to be and I wanna be prepared and such. *knocks wood* I hope it goes well. I really do.
But yesterday? Was fucking awesome. I told you about Dan Savage right? And how he was coming? Well he was here and he was awesome
. I got there first - like, before anyone else and basically camped out while I waited for my sister and 5 of my friends (plus a couple Teresa and Robyn brought with) came to me meet me. It was kind of amazing to me when people I know all come together to do something I suggested. It's always amazing when I spend time with my sister and we get along and even more so when its her and me and my friends. So even if you take away Dan, that would've made tonight fucking awesome.
But there WAS Dan Savage and he was there, in all his Savage glory exactly like he writes and sounds only with added facial expressions which, lemme tell ya, makes it about a million times more funny. Me and my group took over most of the front row so my bad eyes wouldn't strain and, I gotta admit, so much better looking in person. It's kinda amazing. I would kill to look that good when I'm in my 40s. Also, *snaps* on fucking top of it in execution of the evening, which I expecting but damn, he went fast through questions. It was awesome.
I cant give you a recap because a lot of people asked questions that you could flip through old issues of the column to get the answer too. But he was funny and he compared an aroused labia opening up to the floating islands in Avatar. That pretty fucking funny. And the other thing that stood out was a comment he made a comment about Jeffery Dahmer. Dan said that he ate one of his friends. People, myself included, laughed because we thought he was joking (I'm still seriously not sure if he was kidding or not) but him mentioned that "they found Tony's heart in his fridge" which is a little specific and I honestly wouldnt be surprised if it WERE true. The timing is right. So, there's a new and disturbing fact you probably didnt get even if you read/listen to Savage Love regularly. He answered my question, which was the only kink question
that got asked. SERIOUSLY
. Everyone else asked general sex/love/relationship questions. My question was the only one dealing with an actual kink. I asked for advice on navigating the Scene as a switch. I was sitting next to my sister and she looked over at me when he read the question (off a card, that didnt have my name on it) and then she cracked up and shoved me cause she totally knew it was mine. Awkward. But the general advice was grounding and reasonable and obvious but needed because he's Dan Savage and he's awesome that way.
When the Q&A was over he did a book signing and took time to talk to people. So...I go to speak to him for a little bit. I blurted as fast as I could (cause omg there was one hell of a line to talk to him) that I'd been reading his column/listening to his podcast since before I became sexually active and that the advice he dolled out helped me get perspective and the reality check I needed so I could actually lose my virginity and inspired me/gave me the balls to explore the fetish scene in London. He was a little stunned by that and seemed touched. Then we talked for all of 30 seconds about the London scene which he called "insane" which yes, yes it is, and when he signed my books one just a sign and the other one which was more personalized. And then I got a picture with him, and one with my sister too. Those will go up as soon as my sister uploads them.
Afterward, because the day wasnt awesome enough, the group of us went to dinner together. Hendrix(My new friend who goes by her last name which is awesome because come on! Hendrix! As in Jimi! That's so damn cool) had to bail but Teresa, Robyn, Luke, the couple whose name is totally escaping me right now, and my sister Hillary all hung out and had dinner together smooshed around one little table for four for about half the time which was fun and crazy. It was pouring when we got done and my sister drove everyone home.
When I came home there was Dollhouse to. Did you guys see Epitaph 2 yet? Wasnt it amazing? It's possibly the most satisfying Whedon series finale, for me, ever. I loved it. I still have questions but the ones I want the most got answered. So good.And then, yes there is more
! Freaking b_dsaint
you guys. I have no idea what the fuck I did to deserve it but she made me cover art for all the stories in my Mikey/Pete Slideverse
so far (if you click on the image, it'll get big so you can see the details) in chronological order within the verse, not the order that I wrote them in.
Thats a fucking embarrassment of riches right there. I'm so grateful it almost hurts. Seriously, I am flabbergasted but the detail involved. Mostly though? I'm flailing ove rthe little things. She drew me the radioactive ice cube! It's even cuter than I was expecting. And also, damn, girl can draw. And then there's the actual particles over Warped's crazy crowd and it makes me die of joy little. Slide actually has them. The water slides! Oh my freaking god she got the waterslides!
And even bigger oh my god? The intersecting life-lines on Screw Angels, Pete's life diverging so intensely over Mikey in the form of photos and converging on the wings. And just look at it! The tattoo, you guys! she made the tattoo they got in the fic!
But honestly, Committing to Heart and Hospital is my favorite. Why? Two words. THE NECKLACES
. The bartskull and the brass knuckles look PERFECT
together and its like...god, its almost exactly what I saw in my head. I have no idea how she did that. It's like she took a psychic photo of the inside of my brain and then made it happen IRL. Crazy. Needless to say, there's going to be new fic in the Slideverse
probably up tomorrow because how can I not
after that? Praise her amazing photoshop skillz, you guys. Please. She's amazing and she needs serious love and I dont know that I can possibly give her enough.
So, to sum up? Fucking red-banner day. :D