Saturday, January 31, 2015

Heading to Frost Con!

Today I’m heading to Frost Con!

Normally, pre-con, you can find me in a jewellery-making frenzy, trying to get everything ready in time for the big event.

However, this time, I am not going as a vendor! It will be my first convention ever as a guest instead of a vendor! This is only because I didn’t know that the con existed until very recently, so I wasn’t able to apply.

It’s strange waking up on the morning of a con and leisurely getting ready to go. Not packing up all of my inventory and lugging it to the event before the doors open is kind of liberating!

I love vending, and am a little sad that I’m not selling Hodder Designs jewellery today, but since that can’t be changed, I’m just going to embrace the idea of attending a convention as a guest!

I'm going with one of my more laid back cosplays, since those are the only ones I packed to bring to Toronto. So I'll be a femme 11th Doctor today. 

Sunday, January 25, 2015

You know you’re a Whovian when (Part 1)

Image taken by me at Hal-Con

You know you’re a Whovian when:

  • Any kind of creaky, wheezy sound makes you think of the T.A.R.D.I.S. 
  • You do a bit of a double take every time you see a statue (and then perhaps wonder what kind of pose you could do when taking a photo with that statue in order to make it look like it is killing you).
  • Bowties make you think “bowties are cool,” in Matt Smith’s voice.
  • The sentence “I don’t want to go,” breaks your heart a little every time you hear it.
  • A Van Gogh painting always brings tears to your eyes as you remember his immense pain, and how overwhelmed he was when he learned about his success.
  • You hear yourself explaining the T.A.R.D.I.S. beginning with “it’s bigger on the inside.”
  • You are constantly trying to explain your Doctor Who obsession to the people around you, to convince them you are not crazy.
  • You cringe when people refer to the character as “Doctor Who” instead of “the Doctor.”
  • Every now and then, when you see a statue, you remember Rory and Amy, and tear up a little.
  • Souffl├ęs make you sad for Clara.
  • Wild curly hair always reminds you of River.
  • Sometimes, when you think of the name “River Song,” you remember that it was really Pond, Melody, and tear up again.
  • Libraries both bring you great joy and great sadness, remembering River.
  • Astronaut suits bring up a whole bunch of confusing memories and feelings for you.
  • You accidentally quote Doctor Who daily, and then try to explain the significance of the quote to non-Whovians.