As you know if you have been reading here for a while, I am not a news blog. It’s simply not how I work. I never wanted to be a blogger. I thought my contribution to fandom (if any) would be visual. My constant griping about my inability to produce anything visual that’s appealing in the least and not (as Nicholas would say in North & South) something that is ‘not fit for a dog’ led me to complaining about it a lot which in turn led to more writing which resulted in this here. So anything I write is motivated by emotions and not by practical concerns. I will never be the person with the latest scoop or the complete history of the Armitageverse. I will give you my thoughts and impressions, if and when my moody brain decides to release them.
Therefore, I urge you to read the following posts on Guylty’s ever lovely blog, to give you a visual and verbal recap of the happenings at Red Dragon Con 5.
I had the immense pleasure to not only visit this fabulous event and see the man, the myth, the Armitage in the flesh. Even more profound was the pleasure of meeting Guylty in person. You know when you meet someone online and you have the feeling that you just click? It’s not something that happens terribly often to me. When it does, it’s a little magical. The impression did not fade on personal acquaintance, quite the opposite.
She was very quick to tweet out her thanks to all the people involved, but I went straight back to work on Tuesday and I guess I wasn’t finished processing. Apparently, I am now. Once again, this is not the post I had planned for tonight, but here we are.
So, my dearest G, it was a pleasure and a privilege to go home with you every night before the parties started because we were too tired to stay and then sit up with you in bed until the wee hours of the morning, discussing everything from Hannibal to Armitage to life in general. I couldn’t have asked for a better partner in crime throughout my first Armitage Live Adventure and I’d do it all again in a heartbeat. This will forever leave me with fond memories of flower crowns, fannibals and fangirl friendship.
Cheers to all,
P. S. Credit for the header photo goes of course to Guylty as well!!