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28 July 2009 @ 11:05 am
Comic Con, Russia, alcohol, and much more...  

Back from Comic Con...

First off, I got on the plane. Why? I downed a half a bottle of vodka before hand and was so messed up that I was in another world on the plane. Probably an hour before we left for the airport when I was still at work, I got so scared that I was literally sick. So the alcohol helped.

The convention is SO crazy. Wow. I won't be going again, simply because I feel that I have seen all I need to. I'd rather take my vacation time and go somewhere new each year. We went and did some fun stuff. We got to go to the Dexter panel, just barely. We were the last two people allowed in the room! It was cool because John Lithgow was there, as he is the new killer in the fourth season. They showed clips from it and he is going to be GREAT. He plays such a creepy psycho.

I tried to get into the True Blood panel, but I got there six hours in advance and the line was already wrapped outside through these little lines and then down the outside stairs. I just looked at my husband and said, "Well, this isn't happening." It was cool though. We had fun getting merchandise for his business. He bought almost all the remaining exclusive New Moon and Supernatural merchandise. Then we bought a ton of stuff at the Hasbro booth (My Little Ponies for my sister, especially). He opened a wholesale account with Cinequest and I talked to the president of the company while he worked with the buyers. He recognized my last name from the thousands of dollars I have spent with them since the Buffy days and was all happy to meet me. Then he asked if I was a big Supernatural fan. I said yes and he and his family asked if I was big on Sam or Dean. I said Sam and pretty much EVERYONE there gasped at the same time. It was SO funny. Then he showed me these Supernatural action figures that he had just got that morning that will not be available until Christmas. They were pretty well done. The Sam one really looked like Jared.

I don't think I would have been able to get into the Supernatural panel if I had wanted to. There were far too many people there this year. Last year, we did so many panels and this year, we barely got into the one. I wanted to go to the Legion one because Adrianne Palicki was there (LOVE HER), but it was before the District 9 one, so the line was backed up for six hours. We decided to go play in the city that day and went to see the movie Orphan. For anyone thinking of see it, see it. It's a really good horror movie and I didn't guess the ending until about a minute before it was explained. I was worried that it was going to be all hype and not that great, but if you want to see a good horror movie, go see it.

On the last day, my husband wanted to go buy stuff, but I wanted to sleep in, so he went and I slept in and finished my homework until he came back. When he came back, we wanted to go get some food. Well, we ended up at a pub less than a block from our hotel. We remained in that pub from 2:30 until 12:30. We then did not go to sleep until 4:00. Then we got up at 5:00 to go to the airport. Severely hung over with an hour of sleep, we got to fly home with me crying every time the thing would bank, climb, or deal with turbulence. By the time I got back to my house, my body literally throbbed. Everything hurt and I felt like I was on fire. Now I feel better though after a nice night of sleep.

We are talking about going to Moscow next year for 10 days. I recently got an extra week of vacation, so I have three weeks now. I have wanted to go to Moscow for a long time just to get to see the Red Square, but a friend of my husband has gone over there and says that city and a few others in Russia are very America friendly. It was nice over the weekend to meet people from all over the world. I swear, it's all the people in politics and power that have caused people to think poorly of other countries. When you get just regular people talking to others from different places around the world, we tend to get along. At the pub we were at, we had about an hour conversation with a man from New Zealand on this topic. He had been told that all Americans were assholes and told us that since he came to America for work, he had gotten along with everyone he had run into. I swear, I just want to leave this country to no longer be associated with these stereotypes. But then again, everyone has stereotypes.

So, it's off to getting my Russian Rosetta Stone out. I can't go to a country without a least knowing how to say hello and a few other basics.

I feel: rejuvenatedrejuvenated
I'm listening to: Susie Q by CCR
I am not there. I do not sleep.secretlytodream on July 28th, 2009 04:47 pm (UTC)
Tracy, we so need to met next year! :D If it'll be on summer I can come up to Moscow too :) And I totally can teach you a few basic words ;)
Lady Mansonladymanson on July 28th, 2009 04:52 pm (UTC)
That would be SO fun! Plus, we'd have someone who could tell us where to go in the city. It's always nice to have a person who is familiar with a place we don't know. :-)
I am not there. I do not sleep.secretlytodream on July 28th, 2009 05:22 pm (UTC)
haha i don't the city either, but I have good friends in moscow who speak english as well, so it won't be a roblem ;)
(no subject) - eglvm on July 28th, 2009 04:53 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Lady Manson: XF - scully and her puppyladymanson on July 28th, 2009 07:24 pm (UTC)
Okay, first? I LOVE your icon. So awesome.

I would have to say that anyone should go to Comic Con at least once just to experience it. It's worth it. It seemed to me that the lines and everything were way worse this year than last.

John Lithgow was awesome. Everyone was applauding and cheering when he showed up.
(no subject) - eglvm on July 28th, 2009 08:08 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Lady Manson: misc - SMG fearladymanson on July 28th, 2009 08:15 pm (UTC)
Comic Con is in San Diego, CA, but that's the big one. They also have a smaller one in the winter in New York.

I thought the same thing about John Lithgow, but my husband, who is 12 years my senior, said that he used to play really violent roles and when Third Rock came around, everyone wondered how someone who played someone so crazy could pull off the humor. I'm really excited to see it cuz my husband told me he is great as a psycho.
(no subject) - eglvm on July 28th, 2009 08:21 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Princess Robot Bubblegum!astrothsknot on July 28th, 2009 09:52 pm (UTC)
Yay! You got there! That's something considering how much you fear flying. Go you!
Lady Mansonladymanson on July 28th, 2009 11:42 pm (UTC)
Thanks! :-)
winchesterwomanwinchesterwoman on July 28th, 2009 11:21 pm (UTC)
I am glad to read you and know that you didn´t dead on that plane! hehehehehe. So you drunk alcohol? and with that smell let you aboard the plane?! bad tactics dude, don´t do that. don´t drink alcohol just for getaway some fears!

Lady Mansonladymanson on July 28th, 2009 11:44 pm (UTC)
Re: Hi!
It's better than the drugs. They serve alcohol on the plane too, so even the people in the airport said it was better to drink in the airport rather than the plane. :-)
winchesterwomanwinchesterwoman on July 31st, 2009 12:28 am (UTC)
Yeah, but, how much alcohol did you have to drunk? anyway, don´t take it as a costum and face that problem!
Lady Mansonladymanson on July 31st, 2009 03:09 am (UTC)
Re: Mmm
Oh, no, I don't use alcohol like a crutch or anything. It wasn't like I got fall down drunk - just nice and buzzed so I was calm. I feel I did less to myself than the drugs the doctors gave me would have done, which is good cuz I really hate what prescription drugs do to me. So no, I wasn't drunk, just buzzed. The great thing is that I got a drink in the airport for $4. The same drink on the plane? $7, and it was no where near as potent. But I did get one of those cute little plane size vodka bottles to keep. They're so tiny - I get a kick out of those. :-)
winchesterwomanwinchesterwoman on August 1st, 2009 11:40 pm (UTC)
Well, at least you wasn´t drunk or something like that! :P and what was your drink? and what med could the doctor give you to that?
Lady Mansonladymanson on August 3rd, 2009 05:15 pm (UTC)
Re: hahahahha
Oh, yeah, I wasn't fall down drunk. I wouldn't get too far on a plane that way, lol. I drank a bunch of different cocktails, but all with vodka in them. I love when vodka is mixed with all the non-alcholic stuff. Oh, and the drug is Xanax. Any people who take pills to help them fly because of anxiety take Xanax. It's just a downer to calm your nerves. Not a major one like Valium or anything. It just relaxes your nerves.
Pageavenue57pageavenue57 on July 29th, 2009 01:10 am (UTC)
Details from the dexter panel!!!!!!
Lady Manson: misc - jared hello kittyladymanson on July 29th, 2009 02:18 pm (UTC)
Ooh, another Dexter fan! I just watched all three seasons in the last two weeks before Comic Con. Love it.

The panel included Michael C Hall, Julie Benz, Jennifer Carpenter, John Lithgow, and a bunch of writers from the show. They showed about a five minute trailer of clips from the new season and John Lithgow plays the new killer, the Trinity killer. He seems really creepy in that role. They showed the baby several times and Dexter trying to deal with being a dad and keeping up with killing. The baby is named Harrison after Harry.

The Q&A was kind of crazy. There were at least five people who asked the same question to Michael. "How are you able to play someone who is crazy and acts sane at the same time?" I wished they would have screened the questions better because you could tell that he was having a hard time answering the same question differently each time. Someone mentioned an online campaign from years ago and they confirmed that it was entirely unofficial and had nothing to do with Showtime. Apparently when Julie had seen the campaign, she thought someone was stalking her. That did not go over well.

There were tons of questions about the baby. Someone asked about him and Julie goes, "He's just a baby!" A lot of people seemed to be expecting the baby to have killer instincts like Dexter, but he's only a few months old.

Jennifer Carpenter was a total sweetheart. Whenever anyone asked a question of her, she was really happy and nice, thanking everyone for their comments. John Lithgow was really interesting to listen to because he seemed very intelligent. It was a good panel to see.