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04 February 2006 @ 08:16 pm
Without You and Tekkoshocon, Oh My  
Yes, I got my copy of Without You, Anthony Rapp's book. Let me just say that no one can call themselves an Anthony Rapp fan unless they've gone through what I did to get it.

I was dropped off at the mall. I went to B. Dalton, which is in the mall and I have a discount card there, but they didn't have it. So I said "I'll walk to Borders". Which was a mile and a half away. In the dark and the freezing cold. So I get there, and there's one copy of the book left and someone is looking at it. I glared at them and stared at the book for a long time (and was fully prepared to fight them for it) when they put it down carefully and I snatched it and checked out.

So then I walked back to the mall, again a mile and a half in the freezing cold, and was holding the door open for a guy who apparently decided that a psuedo-bohemian tranny isn't something he wants his kids exposed to, because he glared at me, practically punched me in the stomach, and opened the door next to me and hurried his kids out.

And then my cellphone broke, and the cellphone people told me I was SOL until Monday, and then I'd have to take it across town to their regional headquarters. So I had to find a working payphone (act of congress) to call for a ride home, and sit out in the cold for an hour because my ride was on the other side of the mall instead of where I told him to pick me up (exactly where he dropped me off).

And you know, it's not like I'm going to be reading it any time soon. I have three books ahead of it on my reading list (although I'm almost finished with one). I mostly got it on principle.

And yes, I am going to Tekkoshocon. Thank the fates that smiled on me, a delay in my Broadway trip, and deuceloosely. And sorry (only not really) to the people who were really hoping I wouldn't be there. I am going to be spending most of my time in Artist Alley doing aura readings. Feel free to exploit the "I know Goo and once gave him money and now I'm going to park here until he pays me back" discount.
Allyjesusfreak413 on February 4th, 2006 06:23 pm (UTC)
sounds like a fun trip, of course everything bad happens at once... at least that person didn't take the book though! you need to read it it's like amazing...
dracschick: vampirephantomdracschick on February 4th, 2006 07:09 pm (UTC)
Sounds like you had a good day.......
I've actually fought over (and won) a book:)
Tam Chronin: Ayumu totally losttamchronin on February 6th, 2006 11:31 am (UTC)

What's with the deleting?

I don't remember taking any *sides* here, or even saying you shouldn't go. I just thought the whole thing sounded "meh". But that might be because I'm in that "over 30" crowd that doesn't like kids wearing their pants so their underwear hangs out or playing surround sound shit at 3 am in an apartment complex.

But, hey, if you don't want me or my opinion around, that's one less LJ I will have to worry about reading every day...
A Guy Named Gooaguynamedgoo on February 6th, 2006 11:34 am (UTC)
I didn't delete your post, I just responded to it. I don't know what the hell happened to it, but I never delete posts on my LJ. It goes against my unspoken LJ rules. I never make locked posts, either, because I am not ashamed of what is being said here being seen by other people.

For people who are wondering what the mythical missing posts were, it was Tam telling me that selling aura readings at an anime con might not be a good idea, and me getting unneccessarily, aggressively defensive for no reason.
Tam Chronin: Subaru - angsttamchronin on February 6th, 2006 11:39 am (UTC)
Wow. Strange. (It goes against my personal rules too, which is why there was a world of "WTF" there...and I couldn't understand why you'd delete it.)

Well, good luck with it. May the con be drama free. ~toasts~