I hope everyone's had a good week! I got back last night from Comic Con, where I shared a hotel room with the lovely aelora
and family. Comic Con really should have been held in late May, when I was going through an insomniac phase, as I'm currently in a "sleep all the time" phase and spent most of the weekend wanting to curl up under a table and nap. It was still fun, though. I think I prefer the warmer, closer feeling of regional cons, though, and I'm actually fired up to go to Diversicon
this weekend, especially since it's being held on the West Bank, a 10-minute drive from my house. (If I can afford the $40 entrance fee...)
At Comic Con, I got to talk to Rod Roddenberry, got things signed by the guy who draws XKCD and the guys who draw Penny Arcade, bought a bunch of birthday and Christmas presents for fellow geeks, bought Gris Grimly
Christmas cards for myself, got free stuff for Kingdom of Loathing, saw Wil Wheaton (who is actually rather hot in person. SHUT UP), watched an advance screening of Tropic Thunder which is miraculously funny, and...did a lot of other things that aren't coming immediately to mind because I'm still a zombie despite getting 7 hours of sleep last night.
And, since my flist is Heroes-centric: I did get to see the premiere episode at the Heroes panel - I actually wound up being in line right next to piping_hot
, and also met icalynn
, which was cool. I'm...cautiously optimistic. I'm not happy with Mohinder's story line, but Sylar staggered me with creepy insane awesomeness, and the other plots at least have potential. I think my biggest issue at the moment is that the events of the first ep seem to take place right after the events of the S2 finale, and unless there's been a hell of a lot of time-traveling or teleporting going on, the timelines just don't seem to work right. I'm not talking alternate futures, I'm talking "how did Character X manage to get from one side of the country to the other, in the time it took the paramedics to get the wounded Nathan to the hospital?" So I'm definitely willing to give the show another chance, but I'm still nervous about the huge cans of WTF?!? that they opened up in the season premiere. I actually wrote up almost 4 pages of snarky spoileriffic opinion on the action that I'll try to post later on today, if anyone's interested or would just like to find out what the plot is.
And now, I need to go do some work, since I've been out of the office since the 22nd... (edited because I can't remember user names to save my life...)