I’ve had something go viral! I think ~160K reblogs qualifies as viral by anybody’s standards. #beams
Look, I’m dorktastic, I knew that already, but it’s kinda cool to see something get so many hits. My previous-ever best was several hundred retweets when I bitched about being able to read faster than any news video so please always just GIVE ME A TRANSCRIPT. So this is neat.
Also it makes me wish I posted more original content on Tumblr but I don’t so oh well. :)
One of the people I ran into at the Star Trek party the other night was there with her sister. They were both in costume, and one of them, Susan, mentioned that RTE had interviewed them because RTE was all OOH YEAH SISTERS SO YOU’RE A FAMILY OF TREKKIES RIGHT and stuff.
Next morning, another friend of mine, Carol, said, “Hey, my sisters are the first story on RTE’s coverage of the Star Trek party!”
I had no idea they were related. The moment it was revealed, however, it suddenly became clear why Susan (whom I’d met second) looked so *very* familiar to me. They’re very similar, particularly about the eyes.
So I said to her on Twitter this morning, “You’re Carol’s sister!”
“You’ve made a common error,” said she. “Carol is *my* sister.”
Then Carol got in on the action and I decided possessiveness was to be determined by age, satisfying Carol, who is the elder, and offering Susan the opportunity to be beset upon on all sides, as suits a middle sister. :)
Last summer I bought a Spider-Man hoodie. I actually went in for a Captain America one, because I’d seen somebody wearing one and thought it was awesome beyond words, but they were sold out. (Oh look. Think Geek has one. *stares at it covetously*) Ahem. Anyway. But they had the Spidey one, and I’ve had a crush on Spider-Man since I was like three, so I got it.
Yesterday I went to a performance of the musical my sister has written, directed and produced (! how freaking awesome is that? how freaking awesome is SHE? Let me tell you: AMAZINGLY AWESOME! and it was SO GOOD!–but more on that later) and many people commented on the hoodie.
This is not unusual. People comment on it all the time. In fact, I got a FB message from a stranger who saw my profile picture, in which I was wearing the hoodie, and emailed because hey! he’d seen me in the city centre wearing that hoodie! So it kind of stands out. Children *love* it, and I will fairly regularly hear a gasp and a reverent (or shouted), “Mommy, it’s SPIDER-MAN!!!!” I have developed the habit of stopping and ‘throwing webs’ for them. :)
However, after the first three or four days of extreme self-consciousness while wearing it, I became accustomed to it myself, so I’m always slightly surprised when people comment. Yesterday, someone said to me, “I think you’re the only adult I know who could carry off wearing that.”
I suspect it’s more that I’m the only adult she knows who *would* carry off wearing it. :)
Picoreview: Go see it go see it go see it RIGHT NOW WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR GO ALREADY
Less of a picoreview: Look, I went in as Extremely Skeptical You Must Convince Me That Joss Is Not About To Make “Widow The Avengers Slayer” Lass.
I do not believe I remembered past the opening sequence that I was supposed to be being skeptical or convinced. It’s a 2.5 hour movie that feels like a 90 minute movie. The pacing is awesome. The dialogue is great and not, thank god, Buffyesque. The action is terrific, and there are a *lot* of laugh-out-loud moments. Ted, who saw it before me, said he thought it was better than any of the lead-up films, all of which we liked a lot. And he’s right. It is.
I don’t like Mark Ruffalo (he gives me the creeps. i don’t know why, he just does). I badly wished they’d cast anybody else as Bruce Banner, if they had to recast him, and what I *really* wanted to see whas Ed Norton in everybody’s faces. But fair play to Ruffalo: I can’t imagine Norton successfully playing the character the way he was written in Avengers Assemble, and Ruffalo was more appealing in the role than in anything I’ve ever seen him in. So my hat is off to him, and I hope he’ll be back in the next movie.
Also, I had to see it in 3D because the 2D showing was sold out. The only reason on earth to see it in 3D is for one truly amazing shot of Chris Evans’s unbelieveably well-formed derriere. (Sadly, Scarlett Johansson’s equally nice bottom was not nearly so well served in 3D by her black leather catsuit, because it just didn’t catch the light right. And yes, ladies and gentlemen, I *carefully looked* to make as unbiased an opinion on this as I could, all for your benefit.) Other than Chris Evans’s hiney, I genuinely don’t think there’s any reason to see it in 3D.
(Seriously, jeebus god, that man. There’s another shot of him from a back angle where he’s in a white t-shirt, and just…my *god*. His *body*. Just the *shape* of him is aesthetically stunning. I don’t even *like* blondes, and my *God*.)
Kit’s Very Busy Day
I got up at 7:something, and by 8:20 I’d showered, cleaned the kitchen, fed the cats, and made a grocery list. By half eleven I’d made pancakes, gone shopping, and gotten started on the hellish site redesign that’s going to take days if not weeks of time.
In between beating my head on the redesign wall, I entertained myself by making icons from
‘s Star Trek parody. There are SO MANY MORE I want to do, but this will do for a start. All text (excepting “adorkable”) thanks to Sarah Rees Brennan, icon bases nabbed from users , , and .