Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Never make fun of the geeks, one day they will be your boss!

Finally, it’s time for a new blog!

It’s been a long time, both mentally and physically. The new academic year has obviously started and whoever told you that third year is the hardest seems to have forgotten how many times they spent crying and wailing about the second year. I don’t do either of those things because I just tend to talk often and always about how horrible my life is and if my friends had any sense they would kidnap me and hide me until the second year was over. Unfortunately, they are not that nice, but they did offer to take me out for the weekend instead to which I wholeheartedly agreed.

‘Take me out for the weekend’ actually translated to ‘Going to the London Expo Comic Con’. There’s a personal admission for you; I am the geekiest person on the planet. Anything geeky you can think of, I’ve probably done it! Computer programming? I can do it. Anime and Manga? I both know of it, and revel in it. Comic books? I read them. Star Trek or Star Wars? I can give you a PowerPoint presentation on the merits of both. Serious geek here, guys. So it was no surprise that this was to be my break from University woes and worries. I love going to the London Expo because there’s always such an array of amazing people who dress up in all manner of costumes; anime, TV and movie characters galore. It’s an amazing place to spend your weekend and I always come away with a full memory card of photos.

This year, my friends appealed to my love for the new MTV Series Teen Wolf, which of course has the most ridiculous plot in the world with holes the size of the Grand Canyon, but the characters are pretty and their relationships with each other are intriguing. Of these ‘pretty’ actors, I know one of them through a friend in America who went to school with him so I got to practise my patented, “insult the actor until he remembers who you are and, with delight, calls you out.” This happens to be a tried and tested method which my friends both mock and lament at every convention we attend. Whatever, guys. It worked on Dylan and Tyler at this particular convention, and it continues to be a constant thorn in my side where other actors are concerned.

Me with Dylan and Tyler
The weekend was a great success although now my stories tend to deviate towards the supernatural side of life. Not into the realms of Twilight, thankfully, because not even my subconscious would dare lead me down that route. My short story tutor seems to be revelling in my current obsession so thank you, friends, for making a convention yet another source of inspiration for my University work!

I love how my life ties in together quite nicely J

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