But on Saturday nights, when my dad wasn't watching golf, we'd be watching Star Trek: The Next Generation. And on Star Trek: TNG, they had a food replicator, and we were fascinated by it. So fascinated, that one time when we were left to our own devices, and I was making us lunch, I made us a drink that we decided would be perfect for Star Trek. The Boctanian Fizz.
Recipe for Boctanian Fizz:
- 1 cup of Sprite or Diet Sprite
- 1 Orange-Flavored Flintstone's Push-Up Pop
- Pour Sprite into a cup, or a mug, or a glass.
- Take Orange-Flavored Flinstone's Push-Up Pop out of freezer
- Peel off wrapper and lick it, because they are tasty (really, don't waste it.)
- Push the entire Orange-Flavored Flintstone's Push-Up Pop out of the container. Note: you may have to warm it a little with your hand.
- Watch it fizz.
|"Artists" rendering of Boctanian Fizz.|
For those of you who are unaware of who Wil Wheaton is, he played the plucky Wesley Crusher, son to the medical officer, Beverly, on Star Trek:TNG. Not only did Wesley get to wear a whole host of different Star Trek onesies, but! he also DROVE THE ENTERPRISE. TAKE THAT.
|Do you kiss Beverly Crusher with that mouth?|
Anyhow, apparently Wesley was quite the dreamboat even though I'm not sure I ever noticed because I was too busy also watching Seaquest: DSV and trying to figure out how I could marry Jonathan Brandis. To this day, I am heartbroken over his death. I'm not even kidding.
|Smouldering glare. Yowza!|
(If you can gather, I had a pretty busy childhood...making up games, cooking all my own meals - aka ice cream and soda - and watching nerd tv.)
So first off the Video Game Symphony was pretty good. Well, Wil Wheaton and two other guys who I have no idea who they were, were hosting and they were pretty good. And if you've ever played Final Fantasy 7 and
Even though I am fairly into what society might consider geekery (look, if you want an explaination why, my mom got us a nintendo and my dad had the whole xanth series), this would be my first "pop culture expo" ever. Shawn tried to prep me and told me I was not allowed to judge people. I think, in my own defense here, I was not "judging" people, but there are two things I do not like about geekery and they are as follows:
Devon Presents: Things that bother me about cons:
1) I hate it when people are really loud about being a nerd. You are in an anime costume, do you have to SCREAM about it? no. Actually, please stop LITERALLY screaming. Much like a rabbit, I am easily jostled by loud, startling noises.
2) It would be really sweet to live in Hogwarts (or on the Enterprise) but we don't. Because THOSE PLACES ARE NOT REAL. So also, stop doing 'muggle quiddich" and pointing wands and being like "ACCIO!" the only thing that will "accio" to you, is my foot to your kneecap.
But DEVON, you say, need we mention all of your completely epic and awesome Halloween costumes? (ha, they totally are, right?) Halloween doesn't bug you?
To answer your question dear friend, no, Halloween is a time for living out your costumed fantasies and mine all happen to be becoming video game and cartoon characters. Also, on Halloween, I didn't get mad at Shawn for being the cold miser and ruining halloween with a snow storm, because shawn was not really the snow miser. (isn't he though?)
Side Bar: I do give cred to EVERYONE who makes their own costumes and wears them to cons (or halloween!). The level of detail some people go into is amazing, and I appreciate it, I just don't appreciate it when you are throwing "Hadoukens" around like they're real. And when you ARE doing that, you usually are not watching where you are going and you walk into me. And anyone who's been around me ever, knows I hate hate haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaate being walked into. It's a constant reminder of me being short.
It actually wasn't too bad. I didn't run into too many people who were screaming, and not too many people who were actually believing they were chewbacca.
But there was one little Obi Wan, (themostadorablechildever.) and his run in with R2D2.
|Completely filled with awe and wonder.|
|How does this work?|
We decided to get my ticket to get my Wil Wheaton ticket first. You had to pay separately for picture and signature, so I chose picture, because being next to Wil Wheaton is much cooler than just having him sign things and also anyone who's ever been around me knows my penchant to say STUPID SH*T TO MINOR CELEBRITIES the more time I have to talk to them. I met Bruce Campbell once, and I YELLED at him. Not in an excited way, in a i'm-tired-and-cranky-and-my-feet-hurt-could-you-just-sign-this-already? Admittedly, HE was cranky first, but I don't think that makes it better. And actually, me saying stupid things is not wholly related to celebrities. When I am nervous, I say weird things. For instance, when at a second interview for a job, I met with the boss of the office and she asked how I liked meeting with the other two people, and I said "Well, if they had a baby, it would be me."
Please just mull over that for a minute.
And also keep in consideration, i GOT the job.
Hey, I'm number 156!
For the record Shawn made me go in alone, another thing I don't like doing (<----safety in numbers person). But I think I did okay on my own.
|A picture of my picture. Which is on my fridge, next to an advert about the LOTR symphony and a video game expo. oh there really IS no escaping this now that I've opened the flood gates, is there?|
After that was over, Shawn and I thought we might drop in on the Weasley Twins lecture. Maybe they'd talk about their experience on set or what it was like to be in a multi-series movie. Y'know things that might actually be fascinating. But instead we got questions like this:
"Sooooooo, what's it like to be dead?"
"Um, what's your favorite animal?"
"If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go?"
I felt like I was reading an issue of Tiger Beat.
|NO ONE cares about you TIFFANI!! Jonathan and I are about to go SHOPPING.|
While sitting in the audience, Shawn and I thought of our own questions:
Me: "If you had to fight to the death, RIGHT NOW, who would win? Also, fight to the death. right now."
Shawn: "So you guys are like, twins right? Do you sleep in twin beds?"
We also skadoodled out of there as fast as we could. not that the questions weren't interesting. (It was weird to be dead, penguins and Australia, respectively) it's just the questions. weren't. interesting.
We did other things while we were there, we shopped a bit and no big deal, we SAT IN THE DELORIAN!
|Gonna go back in tiiiiiiiieeeeemmmmeeee|
|please note the cardboard hubcaps.|
All in all my first con was not that scary and I got to meet Wil Wheaton. Shawn tells me cons are more impressive in the states, and there's more things to do. So maybe when I get back, I'll check one out. Stranger things have happened, I never thought I'd move to Australia either.