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A Dream of Ashes
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Why I keep my fan activities and my real life firmly seperated 
27th-Dec-2010 01:38 pm
This is why I shouldn't catch up with old friends when I'm too drunk to lie about my sordid interests. 

At a holiday party with some folks I've know for over a decade, over spiked egg nog and champagne:

Friend: "So, you still writing at all?"

Me: "Yeah, quite a bit lately. I've actually finished stuff. It's a lot of fun."

Friend: "Let me guess, a bunch of erotica? Heh heh, just kidding."

Me: "Uh...yes. That's ...pretty much all I've been writing."

Friend: "HAHAHA, like what, a bunch of cartoon characters having explicit sex?"

Me: "They're from video games."

Cue painfully protracted silence, refilling of drinks, etc.

In a related story, I had a minor surgery recently that involved local anesthetic and some combination of IV drugs and gas that the anesthesiologist called "joy juice."  It induces temporary anterograde amnesia, so all I remember is rambling to one of the surgeon's assistants about my problems with the Nolan movies' characterization of Batman just before the surgery, and afterward asking if they wanted to see if I could "Hulk out" and tear free of the straps holding my legs down.

They said they did not. 

I' m afraid to even consider what I might have been saying during the surgery. Going on the above, it was probably related to DC characters in some way. 
27th-Dec-2010 10:26 pm (UTC)
I tell yah, those real life folks just don't understand fandom. :\

I got had a rather invasive *cough cough* probe earlier this year and apparently I thought I was kung fu panda when I got the joy juice.
29th-Dec-2010 12:12 pm (UTC)
I have this problem with my fiance'. Except it's less awkward these days.

After he's done getting a good laugh at my expense, he sobers, pauses, and says, "--but I can read it, right? ...right? ....please?"

Also I'm kinda glad that the only times I've been under anesthetic, I've been knocked out cold. My one experience getting shot up with dilaudid was enough to make me gunshy of being awake enough to talk whilst under some Serious Influence.
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15th-Feb-2011 09:51 pm (UTC)
Oh my gooosh!!! It's amazing to hear from you! It has been a seriously long time indeed. All kinds of stuff has happened: I got married, bought a house, got my degree, and got a job in a counseling center. There's the usual measure of not so great, too, of course!

So tell me the big changes in Lauraville! I'm dying to know how you've been for the past...10 years?!?
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