YES! I'm still alive! I've just been really, really, REALLY crazy busy at work. So sorry for the lengthy radio silence. I want to post tons of stuff about fandom but have to settle with the stuff that really left a lasting impression for now, starting with Gillian's HuffPost foot in mouth AttractionGate
( wasn't it GLORIOUS?), Game of Thrones (NEW SEASON!!! Oberyn Martel, hmmmm....*blinks* What?) and all the great and often very funny stuff that is being made around it.
I got totally hooked on Podcasts while driving to work - which almost makes up for having to let my very old and very loved BlackBerry rest in peace *sniffs*. So, yeah, new phone, which means access to apps, including Pocket Casts
which is so worth the couple of quids I had to fork for it.
If you haven't been listening to Welcome to Night Vale
, YOU DON'T KNOW YOU'RE BORN AS IT IS THE BEST THING TO HAPPEN TO RADIO SINCE ORSON WELLS' WAR OF THE WORLDS. Pure unadulterated sci-fi geek heaven, a bit like if HP Lovecraft and Stephen King built a town after Twin Peaks blueprints. Night Vale is where Mulder and Scully should retire.
THE DOG PARK WILL NOT HARM YOU.
What are you guys up to? What did I miss? Who's the new Ship in town?
And just because I really dig Not Literally since I found out about them (which is probably months after all of you Tumblr and Twitter kids did), I shall embed this vid as well (not the original, but I find this version better):
Dude, our dialect is becoming So Mainstream *insert insufferable world weary old fan eyeroll*