So, because I have a webcam now, you get bad, grainy pictures of everything. Yay!
Me. Very tired. In my new, undecorated VP single room in Artz. SOOOOO TIRED. I am going to bed right after I post these. I'm supposed to be up for 7 BUT SCREW THAT. I have to teach the dance? I can't. Too dead.
( Moar pics... )
So...yesterday, I saw Neil Gaiman. He was in Toronto for Luminato and he was going to read stuff. And also sign. So I got Neverwhere all ready and then Sharmy texted me, saying that he was only going to sign one thing each and she needed me to get a book signed for her friend that got us the tickets. So I went over all heartbroken and a little sulky and went, "Well, I guess I'll take the book out of my bag."
But my dad said, "No! Get both of them signed! Speak your case and surely he'll do it!"
And I said, "Well....but if he did that for everybody....I mean there's no reason for him to....oh....no....er..."
"No!" said dad again. "Would Neil Gaiman's characters give up?! Wel...the guy from American Gods would probably rip his head off...so don't do that...but that little girl in that book..."
"Yes! Her! Would SHE give up on getting a signature?"
"Right! I expect you to come back with two signatures!"
So I kept the book in my bag and the next day I met Sharmy at Union after being a bit late because I'd actually spent time going, "Hmm, I should wear Doctor Who pins because I know he watches Doctor Who and maybe if I could find a decent Master one because I know he likes John Simm but oh dear I have no good Master ones, really, I'll just wear the vintage 4th Doctor one and the one with Donna, Ten and the Master that I drew."
Sharmy'd brought not only a book her mum had bound as a present for him but had also illustrated the poem that we wrote him in April.
In April, someone played an April Fools Joke that was about, "Oh nose, some girl didn't find Neil Gaiman hot, she was clearly lying!" The article had a Neil Gaiman 'expert' who was coming out with a book that included, among other things, 'poems about Neil Gaiman's hair'. Sharmie and I thought this was hilarious and proceeded to write a poem about his hair. And then we sent it to him.
AND THEN HE RESPONDED:
that was hilarious! thank you for making me smile
( Lots more talking, cut to spare f-list )
(Link to Sharmy's probably more accurate version of events)
Edit: I've just realised how funny it is that my mood theme shows Nine enthusiastically hugging Captain Jack.
Also, I' doing a zine for my 2D SART class and it's going to be a DW story told from the point of view of the Master and the Doctor. The art on the cover has to be a print carved out of a lino block and I'm worried of how it'll turn out. It's going to be the Master on the back and the Doctor (Ten) on the front. I'll put it up on DA once I finish it. The cover and the innards, I mean. The innards will have art too, of course. It's a zine. That's what they're FOR. Anyway, I'm going to write the story next week which is also Reading Week for Guelph. Does anyone want to get together next week?
I'll also use this post to beg whoever sees this journal to read the Our Wacky Roommate story series that Paisley, Sharmy and I write because it's sort of actually funny. I dunno. I'm an attention whore. It's owr_fiction in my groups...
Marion...are you going to post the cookies?