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I said I would post on Monday, but I lost my internet connection for the day. Frustration? I nearly gouged my eyes out.

When you hear the Voter Registration people on the sidewalks yelling out, "Please register to vote! You have to register even if you're not from this planet, you're a superhero, or you're the Captain of a starship!", you know you've arrived at Comic-Con.

Four days, 250,000 people, a million memories. Even without being a superhero, I too performed feats of wonder such as being at three different panels at the same time. I'm not joking. For instance, at 3pm on Saturday I was at the DC Comics, Ray Bradbury, and Sky Captain panels at the same time. o_O

We begin with the ROTK Extended Edition panel. Then we move on to David Wenham and Billy Boyd's autograph session. After which I bring you Dominic Monaghan, Cillian Murphy, Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez, Keanu Reeves, and Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean. Then, of course, fans in costumes.

So without further ado...


ROTK panel. In which Billy Boyd steals David Wenham's heart:

I mean, look at that poor enchanted man.

It really was something to behold. Billy was in top form and David just turned to him on the couch, propped his chin in his hand, and stared at him with such adoration in his eyes that my own eyes were bleeding. I couldn't get a shot of it because when he was in that position *cough* I couldn't see him from that angle except on the big screens they'd put up around the hall. The close-up on the screens was such that you could practically look up their nostrils, and to see those baby blue eyes staring at Billy like that... I was wiping my chin every two seconds, my friends.

Before David and Billy joined the panel, we got to see the five minutes or so of extended footage. (The EE is coming out in December, fyi.) First, I must protest because they didn't give me enough of a warning. I knew it was going to be shown, it was right there in the events guide. But I still wasn't ready, dammit. I mean suddenly the lights went out and there was fucking BOROMIR on the screen. Smiling!! *WAILS* It was a scene between Faramir and Denethor, and Boromir was standing behind Faramir. He was a memory. *cries* (You can get a blow by blow of the clips from Ain't It Cool.)

When the Faramir scenes came on, The Guy sitting on my left gave such a loud gasp that I thought he had keeled over and fainted. I looked at him and he said sheepishly that the Faramir scenes were his favorite in the book. I said so you must be happy they're all back in and he grinned like a lunatic and just kept nodding. I wanted to stroke his hair. I thought to keep on the alert in case he did faint, but during the Faramir/Eowyn scene it was each person for his/herself.

I could not breathe during that scene. Jesus my eyes are stinging even now thinking about it. It cuts to Faramir's face for the last part, and the look in his eyes... Remember how in the theatrical cut we all died when he teared up after Denethor ripped into him? Well try and imagine the equivalent of that as a look of pure, pure love. It was... it was like I had suffered a concussion watching that scene. It was stunning.

In one of the extended scenes Faramir talks to Pippin about his childhood with Boromir. *screams* I've only ever read about that in slash. To hear the words come out of Faramir's mouth was like... *is fucking dead*

But the hilarious thing is that after the clips ended and David came out and everyone started screaming, The Guy asked me who it was! I said, Faramir, and he fucking squeed. A guy-type squee, but I know a squee when I hear one. His girlfriend, who was sitting on the other side of him, just burst out laughing.








David was just too adorable to put into words. I just wanted to sit on the floor and cry. He was talking about a new movie he's doing, and was trying to describe how his character goes to a money machine. Then he stops and says, in Australia we have these machines that you can take money out of, called Automatic Teller Machines, ATMs. What do you call them over here? ♥♥♥

"ATMs!" the audience yells out. David was actually startled by that revelation. He said, you see, our two countries are not so different after all, we have such common ground to build on. And I promptly died from the degree of wanting I had for that man.


The madness that was David and Billy's autograph session:
It was bloody epic. Lives were affected, tears were shed, riding crops were brandished, a massive fangirl explosion was narrowly avoided.

First of all, the day before at the ROKT panel they'd said the guys would be signing the following day and tickets would be given out at 10am. Well, it was Saturday at 10am, the most psychotic day of Comic-Con, with about 75,000 in the convention center.

Fans had been lined up since 3am. I got there at 9.30am and went to the New Line booth. There was no rhyme or reason to who could get tickets, they would just raise their hands in the air and if you could snatch a ticket, you got one. I got one.

Then it was wait till god knows when for them to start. They got interviewed briefly, and then stood around the pavilion signing posters for New Line. David looked a bit shell shocked. lol. He took people's cameras and snapped shots of the crowd for them. Very nice of him.



As I'd gotten a ticket, I stood back from the crowd and watched Billy and David just take it easy before the madness began. Billy was quite relaxed, but David was a tad jittery, standing up and sitting down, and chatting almost nonstop with Billy. *smushes*












There were these two girls, who had gotten tickets. They couldn't have been more than 13, but they were busy touching up their make-up! Face powder, lip gloss, "Do you have anymore breath mints?", eyeliner, "Hot for Hobbits" t-shirts. I thought, good lord! When I was their age, I-- and then I remembered, and thought, ahem carry on.

Saw this woman in line and took a pic. She said she spent months on this. I so believe her.



So they got started with signing, but then I realized I was at the end of the line and it would take the rest of the day to get up there. So I moved forward to near the front of it. I had no intention of cutting in line. In fact, I had no intention of standing in line. I just wanted to try and get into the signing area, take pictures, and leave. I stood for a bit, eyeing the security guard, trying to gauge whether I could talk my way into the sacred signing area.

But suddenly this woman standing next to me starts snarling at me that I was insane if I thought I could cut in, and the back of the line was over there. I looked at her, smiled harmlessly, and turned back to the security guard with absolute determination. She had made up my mind for me.

I strode up to the security guard as if I owned the place and flashed my badge, which had COMP (complimentary) stamped in big red caps on it... and he immediately let me through. LOL! I had no idea it would work!

But so there I was, on the other side with the boys and a gaggle of all kinds of people. I tapped one New Line woman on the arm and explained that I didn't want autographs, just needed to go take a couple of photos and leave. One minute, tops. She went to the New Line woman who'd brought David and Billy to the Con and spoke with her. I smiled as harmlessly as I knew how. Which I do, mind you.

I was allowed in. I ducked under a GIANT security guard and found myself standing in front of Wenham. I pulled up my camera and clicked until the GIANT security guard curtly told me my time was up. I said, "You're a doll," he grinned and I was home free.

Here's what I got:

David Wenham at the New Line signing pavilion.













Billy Boyd at the New Line pavilion.







When I was done I went to my hotel room (it was across the street, omg like in [livejournal.com profile] stewardess_lotr's Men of Myth conventions!), showered, changed my clothes, snacked and took care of a couple of things, then returned to the New Line booth to take distance photos... and the line had not moved! It had been about forty minutes! Good lord.

But before I could take more photos they both got up and were being led away for a pee break. I was at the wrong position to take pictures, so I just watched as they walked around the booth, walking right next to all the fans sitting on the floor waiting in line.

It took a little while for the fans to register what was happening, but as soon as they realized who was walking past them, the fucking auditory level of the squeeing was surreal. I think some people must have damaged their cameras trying to pull them out. It was hilarious just to watch the ripple effect of them walking by on their faces.

One girl yelled out to David how he was finding the whole thing. He just shook his head slowly with a dazed look on his face.

At this point security had to really control the crowd and the one next to us was being overworked. Finally, a Klingon woman lent the security guy her riding crop. She said Klingon women used it to keep their males in line. I just kept a straight face.

He was kind enough to pose for me. *grins* He as having a blast, and I think he learned a lot about Klingon women too.


As we were laughing a young girl came up to my side and sighed heavily. I turned to her and she said something about the people in line being lucky. I asked her if she didn't get a ticket and she said no, and then her face crumpled and she began to BAWL, while telling me how they ran out of tickets (360 were given out) right before her turn and how this other girl managed to luck out and be let in to take pictures and how she had come from across the country just for this and-- and how--

I stood there hugging her, patting her back and trying to figure out what the heck to do. I talked to the security guy and it turned out he was the one who had let the other girl in, but was afraid of getting fired if he did it again. So I promised to email her some pics, and stood there chatting with her until she stopped crying. So sad.


Dominic's Lost panel:
It was distressing.

Screeching, out-of-control teeny fangirls embarrassed EVERYONE. The panel was for his new show, and he was there with his co-stars, and the show's writers and producers.

They showed us about 50 mins of the first episode, but these girls (who were all really young, too) would not stop screeching at the top of their lungs every time he came on screen. When he walked out it was a fucking madhouse. And the worst part was that during Questions and Answers they took over the whole thing, asking only Dom questions about LotR behind the scenes stuff, if you can believe that. A lot of people walked out. And the rest of the panel looked quite pissed. Was not pretty.

He answered their questions, I guess not to seem like an ass if he told them it was not appropriate. And he looked a bit worn by the whole thing. He really should have just stuck to yes or no answers and hoped they got the message.












(BTW, I've got a trillion Dom photos if anyone wants more.)

Cillian Murphy was *guh*
He was *guh*, I tell you. For his panel (Batman Begins) he and the writer (David Goyer) were late by about 10mins. The next day, however, Goyer in another panel, explained why. He said backstage before the Batman panel he asked Cillian how it felt to have all those people so excited about his movie. Cillian kinda went, huh? and Goyer said you know, the nearly 7,000 people sitting out there waiting. He said Cillian's face simply drained of blood, and Cillian said, "I have to take a piss" and ran off. And so they were late.

He remained calmed throughout the panel, though. lol. Cutie pie.



I didn't have a ticket for their signing session, so to get these photos I had to charm another giant security guy with a shaved head. God bless those guys.

Cillian still looked quite overwhelemed, but he was thoroughly gracious. *cackles* *tackles*









After I was done taking photos and walking away there was a kid, about 13 or so, yelling into his cell phone that he had just gotten Cillian's autograph. This kid was losin' it. His voice was quivering, and he was red as a beet. But whomever was on the line didn't seem to get it. I wanted to pet the boy on the head and say, there, there, read some Cillian slash and you'll finally understand what you're feeling.


Okay,

I want Robert Rodriguez. Period.

Why the FUCK didn't anyone warn me he was sex on a stick.





He was there with Frank Miller for their new movie, Sin City, based on Miller's comic book of the same name. The film looked unlike anything I've ever seen. Black and white comic pages recreated perfectly with the effect intact. Miller has been screwed around in Hollywood a lot before this, and Rodriguez took him out to Texas and let him make the movie he wanted. Therefore: Miller was more than ready to have Rodriguez’s babies.

Here you can see him resisting the desperate urge to take a bite out of him. lol. No, you can't tell from Miller's expression, but during the panel he fangirled Rodriguez in a really repressed manner.



But when alone, Miller is notorious for being a huge grouch, and said on his tombstone it'll read: Does not play well with other children. It was quite odd and titillating to watch him try and control his obvious need to jump Rodriguez in front of 6,000 people. And ruin his reputation, I suppose.



Warner Bros. brought Keanu Reeves for Constantine, his new movie from the comic book Hellblazer. We saw 18 mins of it. The movie had a great visual look, but was crap writing and directing. Keanu was very friendly though. (The woman with him is Karen Berger, the Executive Editor of Vertigo Comics which publishes Constantine and is owned by Warner Bros.)





Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean were there to talk about their new movie coming out in January or so, called Mirrormask. All of Dave's images come to glorious life. Pure genius.



But Dave isn't really a genius with everyday things. And he freely admits it. Turning that mike on gave him problems. *hearts*


Neil, as usual, looked so godDAMNED sexy. Fuck. When is that man going to put me out of my misery. His groupies were also there, naturally. But I can't even say I blame them, as all we geek girls want our moment with Neil.

During his talk, he accidentally nearly gave away a surprise, and he immediately clamped his hand over his luscious mouth like a four year old kid and his dark eyes went saucer sized. I blinked rapidly and ovulated. Hard.


And finally, what is Comic-Con without sights such as these:

Anakin and Amidala. Though, I think these two had just finished fighting when I came upon them. Maybe they were fighting over Anakin's fate in Episode III?



Boba Fett.



Nightcrawler.


One of the clones from George Lucas's student film, THX 1138


The Batman villains



A Klingon with a cell phone. *blink*


I think these are Pokeman thingies.





This R2 unit is also a CD player. rof!


The Easterlings stayed in our hotel. *grins* They wowed the crowed at Masquerade (huge costume competition on Saturday night) with excellent costumes and a war dance. They won one of the categories, and then gave the audience a pleasant surprise when they took off their head gear to reveal a troop of all women.



Oh, also featured in our hotel lobby as guests: Jude Law, Giovanni Ribisi, Val Kilmer and Lance Henriksen. I went to the Sky Captain panel but I wasn't able to get decent Jude Law photos.


And last but certainly not least: There is nothing more disconcerting than walking into a room to find that the artist you safely worship (Tim Sale) because you assume he's a round geek with glasses turns out to be a complete hotass in the best scruffy sense and stares you down until your camera starts to shake.


After the panel my [guy] friend asked me why Tim Sale started when I came into the room. Did we know each other from before? I didn't say anything beyond a mumble. I saw Sale on the Exhibition floor later that afternoon and he had his hat off and had lots of wavy Hector-hair. I was too horny to go talk to him. Too fucking horny. Will someone PLEASE warn me about these things!


And I shall end on the note that though all these things are a blast (not to mention things like the Starship Smackdown-- this year Kirk's Enterprise was victorious, defeating Han Solo and the Millennium Falcon), what really makes Comic-Con special is seeing and hearing great sci-fi writers and thinkers like Harry Harrison, Greg Bear, Terry Brooks and Ray Bradbury.

Every year Bradbury does a panel where he just talks about his hopes for the human race, the importance of space exploration, challenging your imagination, writing your dreams.

Every year I go, and every year he says something that makes me cry. This year, in reference to the U.S. government spending a billion dollars or whatever a day on war, and still not allocating nearly enough money for space exploration, he said our society is "Too soon from the caves, too far from the stars."

And that's all she wrote.
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Date: 2004-07-27 04:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] morpheus5050.livejournal.com
Oh man, I don't even know where to begin. except THANK YOU!!!

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Date: 2004-07-27 05:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] perseph2hades.livejournal.com
*grins* You're most welcome!

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Date: 2004-07-27 04:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nessa-t.livejournal.com
Fantastic account darling. I felt as if I was there in person. I loved the pictures you took of Wenham... I think he's absolutely gorgeous! All this talk about the extended version and I can't WAIT to get my hands on it really. *jumps for joy*

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Date: 2004-07-27 05:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] perseph2hades.livejournal.com
*jumps with you*

I'm so happy about the EE scenes. I think they're going to keep the fandom going for a long time to come.

I have a bizillion more David pics, also. I couldn't get a lot of Billy. I seemed to always be in the wrong position.

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Date: 2004-07-27 05:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] autumnaugur.livejournal.com
Guh! GUH! GUH!

I am dead from envy.

*thinks*

I do not envy you your friends list but in general I am very envious at this moment. It all sounds like it was fantastic. I think I have extra envy for all of those Dave and Billy moments. Gorgeous. I'm thrilled that you obviously had such a wonderful time. Thanks for filling the rest of us in.

And one more thing...

*tackles you and smooshes you*

Good to have you back!

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Date: 2004-07-27 05:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] perseph2hades.livejournal.com
*thinks*

I do not envy you your friends list but in general


ROF! Yea.

*tackles you and smooshes you*

Good to have you back!


*dies in your arms* It's terrible how much I missed you guys. I'm so very screwed. Also, I sent you an email. (I might have to nibble on you later on for that incredible offer, so fyi.)

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Date: 2004-07-27 05:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lilithilien.livejournal.com
I'm blown away! Your pictures are absolutely gorgeous and your stories are amazing. And GUH! Cillian Murphy and Dave Wenham in the same day, I'm surprised you were able to keep breathing to take the pics. Thanks so much for this wonderful account, it's the best I've read (and believe me, I've read a bunch now!).

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Date: 2004-07-27 05:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] perseph2hades.livejournal.com
Thank you! Yes, I don't know how on god's green earth I didn't faint standing so close to Wenham. I think it was knowing that I would strangle myself later if I didn't get good shots. But yes, I was puddling the entire time. The urge to scream was embarrassingly intense.

*growls lustfully at your icon*

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Date: 2004-07-27 05:13 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] zauberer-sirin.livejournal.com
You don´t wanna know how much I hate you right now, believe me. You don´t even want to come near me.

I´d be bothered for all the people you´ve met but my mind can only focuse in one thing....

NEIL.... NEIL... NEIL...

How can I hate you so much when I love you so?

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Date: 2004-07-27 05:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] perseph2hades.livejournal.com
You don´t even want to come near me.

*slides into your lap* I know how you can be when you want to punish people... so yes, I deserve your punishment. Right now. Because I've been terribly bad.

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Date: 2004-07-27 05:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] eruthiadwen.livejournal.com
Oh my god I fucking love you!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!

And there's a scene with Faramir talking to Pippin about his childhood with Boromir? *shrieks* ARE YOU SERIOUS??!?! *whimpers*

As for the Eowyn and Faramir scenes... my god... I needwantneedthisnow..

*desperately waits for December*

One girl yelled out to David how he was finding the whole thing. He just shook his head slowly with a dazed look on his face.

He said, you see, our two countries are not so different after all, we have such common ground to build on. And I promptly died from the degree of wanting I had for that man.

*snuggles him* My god... he is too damn sweet...

WHY COULDN'T I HAVE BEEN THERE??!?!?! *angsts*

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Date: 2004-07-27 05:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] perseph2hades.livejournal.com
WHY COULDN'T I HAVE BEEN THERE??!?!?! *angsts*

lol. *cough* Sorry, I'm not laughing at you... Your angsting just caught me off guard.

I was there and still I envy myself. Moments and memories fade, and I wish I could capture the feelings in a bottle and keep them forever.

Yes, the talking about childhood with Boromir scene is deadly. Just seeing Faramir on the screen with Pippin BEAMING up at him like a lovestruck baby... I want NOW!!

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Date: 2004-07-27 05:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] castalie.livejournal.com
OMG OMG OMG! You saw David Wenham! You heard him talk and you listen to him laugh and you were breathing the same air!

*dies*

Okay, this was the fangirl talking, now the me talking :

OMG you saw DW! I can't believe it, wow! Thank you so much for sharing the pics and the report.

Comic Con is too big for me. My brain can't process the information, so many stars in one place. The Stargate SG-1 and Atlantis cast were there as well apparently. I mean, how is it even possible? To have so many celebrities in one place? How!!

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Date: 2004-07-27 05:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] perseph2hades.livejournal.com
LMFAO!

I know, though. It feels that way even when you're there. That's why one must learn to be in several places at once. I didn't attend the Stargate panel because those ones are just too bloody huge. I could only manage two 6,000 people event in one day, and then I'd stick to the smaller panels. But the Stargate stuff is always a lot of fun. My sister attends religiously.

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Date: 2004-07-27 05:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] elaur.livejournal.com
Wow. Just...wow.

Even being unbelievably lucky to have heard these stories from your own mouth, I am still squeeing all over the goddam place and reading about them again with accompanying pics...

Wenham and Gaiman are just to fucken DIE for... *uterine cramps*

David looks like he's fucken GLOWING. Like he's got some sort of inner light... *whimpers*

Thank you!!!

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Date: 2004-07-27 05:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] elaur.livejournal.com
Did I forget to mention Cillian??? and his sea-foam green eyes??? and his dark hair and luscious lips???? That man tweaks every one of my perfect male turn-ons. *pants like a dog*

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Date: 2004-07-27 05:27 pm (UTC)
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...suddenly the lights went out and there was fucking BOROMIR on the screen. Smiling!! *WAILS*

I have died a thousand deaths reading your post Persephone, and this part, over and over.

I've decided that if there is a way, I want to bear your children.

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Date: 2004-07-27 05:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] montmorency.livejournal.com
"Too soon from the caves, too far from the stars."

Wow. Bradbury just nails it, doesn't he? In my misspent youth I think I read everything he ever wrote.

David Wenham is mighty cute. I may have to take another look at Fara/Boro fic!

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Date: 2004-07-27 06:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] perseph2hades.livejournal.com
I may have to take another look at Fara/Boro fic!

I feel a writing spree coming on for that pairing. I neeeed.

The wonderful thing about Bradbury is how at Comic-Con he always says "If you see me on the convention floor please stop me, take my hand, and tell me your story."

I love him sooo much.

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Date: 2004-07-27 05:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] circestale.livejournal.com
OMG.. you've given me so much to respond to that my comment may be as long as the post.

First off, an admission. I have this anti-blond policy, possibly because I am blond. They do nothing for me. All my friends drool, I just say, "meh." However... David. Dear god. David. There's an exception to every rule.

The Guy sitting on my left gave such a loud gasp

This whole recollection is simply too precious for words. I think this is someone you should have suggested some suggestive Faramir sites to.

Faramir talks to Pippen about his childhood with Boromir.

O.O!!!! I am no longer going looking for EE spoilers. That one alone has fried my brain.

I said, Faramir, and he fucking squeed. A guy-type squee

Once again... I really, really hope you suggested some web sites to this guy. He would enjoy them immensely, I think, even if he felt guilty about it later. *grins*

What do you call them over here?

OH.GOD. *Spits up coffee through nose*

But suddenly this woman standing next to me starts snarling at me that I was insane if I thought I could cut in, and the back of the line was over there. I looked at her, smiled harmlessly, and turned back to the security guard with absolute determination. She had made up my mind for me.

LOL. *wipes away tears* I love you. Please marry me.

Screeching, out-of-control teeny fangirls embarrassed EVERYONE.

That's exactly what I was afraid would happen. *shakes head sadly*

I wanted to pet the boy on the head and say, there, there, read some Cillian slash and you'll finally understand what you're feeling.

*sporfle* I reiterate: I love you. Please marry me.

Why the FUCK didn't anyone warn me he was sex on a stick.

Hmm. Well, living in Texas, we get Rodriguez updates all the time, so I suppose the gloss is off. However, he does look really good, and it looks like maybe he's been working out a little or something.

No, you can't tell from Miller's expression, but during the panel he fangirled Rodriguez in a really repressed manner.

Oh.god... the images. *bangs hands against desk, puts head down, and laughs until it hurts*

The movie had a great visual look, but was crap writing and directing.

I hope the real John Constantine gets them back for this. *angry now*

I hate to say it, as I am a fangirl, and I feel like this will get my shiny badge revoked, but... Neil - time for the haircut finally, I think.

Those Easterlings rock! Some LotR fans out there have created the most magnificent costumes. There was a Haldir in Toronto who had spent six months meticulously recreating the Helm's Deep armor, and it showed. Gorgeous.

Dude, Tim Sale... hottie. I agree.

Thanks for an excellent con report!




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Date: 2004-07-27 05:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sambora.livejournal.com
you are a absolute goddess
what can i say ...
thankyou just doesnt seem enough these are brilliant
it sounds like you had a ball good on youx

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Date: 2004-07-27 05:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] culuyetille.livejournal.com
good Lord, Perseph dear, this post is mindblowing. Can I go disguised as your hair pin next time or something?
Thank you for this =)

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Date: 2004-07-27 06:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] perseph2hades.livejournal.com
*giggles* Maybe I can fit you in my camera case.

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Date: 2004-07-27 06:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] faramir-boromir.livejournal.com
I have pimped your earlier post on Comic con to friends, and I am definitely going to pimp this one...you *are* planning to post all those Dave pictures (even in small batches, spread out over months), right? The true fangirl can *never* get too much DW picspam....

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Date: 2004-07-27 06:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] perseph2hades.livejournal.com
Thanks for the pimpage! As for the Dave pics, I'll post them now that I know someone wants them all. *grins*

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Date: 2004-07-27 06:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] thalassatx.livejournal.com
GREAT report and GREAT pics!!!

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Date: 2004-07-27 06:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] perseph2hades.livejournal.com
Thank you! I'm glad you enjoyed them.

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Date: 2004-07-27 06:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hopeless-childe.livejournal.com
SQUEEEEEEEEE!!!! David and Dom look so gooooooooooooood!!!!!!!!!!! *dies on the spot*

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Date: 2004-07-27 06:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] perseph2hades.livejournal.com
*fans you* Edible candy-coated men. *nibbles*

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*massages your ovaries*

Date: 2004-07-27 06:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jillapet.livejournal.com
Oh my...i'm sweating.

David was gorgeous, Billy adorable. Hot men all around, and your pics were lovely!

The Klingon with a riding crop was HYSTERICAL!

Re: *massages your ovaries*

Date: 2004-07-27 06:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] perseph2hades.livejournal.com
*wipes your sweat* I was squeeing quietly, dying, geeking out, trying to take pictures... Yes, I definitely appreciate the ovary massage. Thank you. O_O

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Date: 2004-07-27 06:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lunabloom.livejournal.com
I have no idea where to start.

The RotK EE!
I mean suddenly the lights went out and there was fucking BOROMIR on the screen. Smiling!! *WAILS* It was a scene between Faramir and Denethor, and Boromir was standing behind Faramir. He was a memory.
Smiling!Boromir, knnffssnnntt! You *know* how Teh Bean's smile gets to me, why'd you have to go and put that in my head?
**sniff** I miss Boromir.

It cuts to Faramir's face for the last part, and the look in his eyes... Remember how in the theatrical cut we all died when he teared up after Denethor ripped into him? Well try and imagine the equivalent of that as a look of pure, pure love.
Try and imagine? It'll kill me! God, lovey-eyed!Faramir... **melts**

In one of the extended scenes Faramir talks to Pippen about his childhood with Boromir.
Are you KIDDING me?! Good Lord, I just don't know how I'm gonna survive this damn DVD.

David Wenham...ohmyGodIwanthim. I blame you entirely for putting me on the road to Obsession. Now I'm no longer on the road to it, I've reached the heart of the city and bought a house there. Between "LotR" and "Van Helsing" (say what you will about the movie, but *he* was beyond adorable), I am just so gone. And those pictures you took of him are *gorgeous*. I thought only Orlando could glow like that. **stares**

That poor kid, though, the one who couldn't get tickets. It was sweet of you to try and comfort her a little. I sympathize with her - she seems to have my kinda luck. :p

And poor Dom! Having to put up with the bad side of fangirlism (it's a word if I say it's a word, dagnabbit). I mean, we joke and call ourselves fangirls and talk about how we would explode if we met these guys, but I think most of us would be able to control our hormones enough to, I don't know, act like we have brains. Poor Dom. **pets**

Oh, and-
RAY BRADBURY was there? RAY BRADBURY?! O_O Wow. Just - wow. I read a book of his collected works when I was young and went around in an awed kind of daze for hours afterward. I was just starting to venture outside stuff like "Nancy Drew" (sure, go ahead and laugh), and I was just absolutely blown away by his stories. I was too young to totally understand a lot of what he wrote, but it still got to me, somehow.

I am just so insanely jealous. Next year, I'm stuffing myself into a box (it would have to be a fairly large box) and mailing myself to you, mmmkay? I'm an Amazon, remember, so I'm handy for getting through crowds and taking pictures over people's heads. Also for changing light blubs and getting things off top shelves, but I don't think that counts for much in this case.
Sounds like you had a blast. But I'm glad you're back. :) **hugs**

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Date: 2004-07-27 07:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] perseph2hades.livejournal.com
You *know* how Teh Bean's smile gets to me, why'd you have to go and put that in my head?

Because I shouldn't have to suffer alone. *cries quietly*

Good Lord, I just don't know how I'm gonna survive this damn DVD.

*gnaws on arm* I'm telling you, I could barely make it through the 5 minutes. But 50 minutes?? How????

Now I'm no longer on the road to it, I've reached the heart of the city and bought a house there.

LMFAO. *moves in with you*

"Van Helsing" (say what you will about the movie, but *he* was beyond adorable)

Oh heavens I loved him as Carl. During the Questions and Answers someone told him Carl rocked, and the audience went crazy applauding. David seemed surprised by that. I think he must live in a cocooned world down there in Australia.

That poor kid, though, the one who couldn't get tickets. It was sweet of you to try and comfort her a little. I sympathize with her - she seems to have my kinda luck. :p

Oh no! *hugs you* I usually don't have any kind of luck at all. I seem to just be at the mercy of the universe. But there was no way I was missing this pic oppurtunity. I had to make it happen.

Bradbury has been going to Comic-Con since the first one 35 years ago. In my opinion, he's what Comic-Con is. Every year he has his Spotlight on Ray Bradbury panel, and if you go up and chat with him when it's over, every year he'll remember you. *cries* So wonderful of him. The things he says.. I sit there and feel like I've come home.

I'm an Amazon, remember, so I'm handy for getting through crowds and taking pictures over people's heads. Also for changing light blubs and getting things off top shelves,

I think I'll keep you, if you don't mind. *pounces*

*jaw hanging*

Date: 2004-07-27 06:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cohkka.livejournal.com
wow....

just... fucking WOW.

*is so dead*

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Date: 2004-07-27 07:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] perseph2hades.livejournal.com
*understands completely* I think I'm suffering from withdrawal symptons.

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Date: 2004-07-27 06:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ezzvaldez.livejournal.com
So jealous. So happy for you. And...omg, thank you for sharing!

...so to get these photos I had to charm another giant security guy with a shaved head.

"Charm"? C'mon, tell us what you really did. ;D

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Date: 2004-07-27 07:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] perseph2hades.livejournal.com
I heaved my mediocre bosom at him.

Actually, I just stood there and chatted with him and showed very strong interest in what he had to say. Works every time.

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Date: 2004-07-27 06:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bionic.livejournal.com
ohmygod. So much to take in!!! THANK YOU so much for the wonderful, detailed report!! And the pictures!! OMG!! Thank you thank you, sounds like a blast!

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Date: 2004-07-27 07:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] perseph2hades.livejournal.com
ohmygod. So much to take in!!!

*cackles* That was me for 4 days straight.

You're welcomes!

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Date: 2004-07-27 06:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bunnysquee.livejournal.com
thank you for the lovely pictures and running commentary.

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Date: 2004-07-27 07:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] perseph2hades.livejournal.com
It was my pleasure.

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Date: 2004-07-27 07:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] howielove2101.livejournal.com
Billy! David!

Hi, I'm dead.

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Date: 2004-07-27 07:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] perseph2hades.livejournal.com
LMAO.

We fangirls have more than nine lives. It's the only explanation.

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Date: 2004-07-27 08:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] stewardess.livejournal.com
Oh fuck. I think my squee broke.

...during the Faramir/Eowyn scene it was each person for his/herself.

Crap crap crap. I'm just going to have to shut this out of my mind for the next five months. And for the first time I'm wondering if they removed this scene not only for time reasons, but because it overshadowed the Aragorn/Arwen moment. Nah, it must have been for time reasons, as they would have to leave in all their interaction up until that moment, the Houses of Healing, etc. Yeah.

*wails*

Bless those shaved-head security guards. I hope they got some. The pics you took of David Wenham are mind boggling. He is beautiful beyond words. Post one every couple of days at wenham_weekly, please. We shall lick you to death.

My favorite is David%20and%20Billy%203.jpg. I want to chew on him.

Ah, Billy. He's an old hand at this stuff now, and I tear up thinking of him taking care of David, and saving Wenham from the blazing fire of fangirls, and . . .

*weeps*

When I was done I went to my hotel room ... showered, changed my clothes, snacked and took care of a couple of things, then returned to the New Line booth to take distance photos.

Did you, now.

*smirks*

Ack, poor Dom. His expression says so much. Most of all, he looks embarrassed.

Cillian Murphy looks like Paul Bettany's and Jennifer Connelly's kids once they grow up.

I am a mess reading about the het fan men going googly. That's why they put the slash in the movies, because even straight guys go all mushy at David Wenham and Sean Bean together.

I think my boyfriend is a secret Dom/Billy shipper. When will someone put them in a movie together again? Their chemistry together is fucking explosive....I want to see them in a modern romantic comedy as two roommates who stroll around the house in plaid boxers and have mishaps with contraception devices....

Yep. My squee is fucking broken.




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Date: 2004-07-27 08:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] perseph2hades.livejournal.com
First of all,

Did you, now.

*smirks*


I am so BUSTED! LOL! But, in my defense, David was not to be trifled with. All I kept thinking about was him watching Sean during the shoot. The things that might have gone through his head.

Crap crap crap. I'm just going to have to shut this out of my mind for the next five months.

*nods* That's really the only way to handle this. Because we're in serious trouble for the EE. There will be much premature ovulation and periods after its release.

Post one every couple of days at wenham_weekly, please. We shall lick you to death.

I like being licked to death. Therefore I shall do this. And I guess while I'm at it I'll also post the Dom and Billy ones in which ever comm there is for them.

Ah, Billy. He's an old hand at this stuff now, and I tear up thinking of him taking care of David, and saving Wenham from the blazing fire of fangirls, and . . .

It was indeed beautiful to see Billy like that. To a large extent I'm very glad David isn't as interviewed and chronicled as say Orlando. I couldn't take it. Just that tiny taste of his adorable nervous overwhelmed seld was almost too much to bare.

During the panel David said how he has no long term memory, and that he can read a script page twice and memorize his line but that you had to shoot the scene now because it would be gone in an hour. He sounded completely sincere and so earnest, and I wanted to scream at him to please just come over here! I sense a Sean/David in my writing future.

I am a mess reading about the het fan men going googly. That's why they put the slash in the movies, because even straight guys go all mushy at David Wenham and Sean Bean together.

I don't doubt this for a second. You'd have to be not human to sit there unaffected. Why do you say your boyfriend is a secret Dom/Billy shipper? That's hilarious.

Dom had said somewhere that he and Billy were trying to write a comedy together to star in. I hope they do, and get it produced in the UK. It's a waste of talent otherwise.

My squee is fucking broken.

I would offer you the squee off my back, but alas, it melted under David's gaze.

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Date: 2004-07-27 08:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] afra-schatz.livejournal.com
I reallyreally need to marry you, Persephone. So I can go to all the cool places with you. And have lots of dirty sex with you afterwards... Seriously now, thanks so much for the lovely article and the amazing pics!

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Date: 2004-07-27 08:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] perseph2hades.livejournal.com
But- but I thought we were married and having dirty sex already. Who have I been groping this whole time? Oh dear. *is horny*

Seriously now, thanks so much for the lovely article and the amazing pics!

You're very, very welcome.

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Date: 2004-07-27 08:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] deathskiss.livejournal.com
Oh jesus...I think i'm more out of breath reading your comic-con report than I was to read your Paris/Hector fics! (only not quite as sweaty).

Billy, David, Dom, Cillian Murphy, Neil Gaiman...you lucky thing, to be able to spend a weekend with these hot men! Thanks so much for the report and the photos.

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Date: 2004-07-27 09:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] perseph2hades.livejournal.com
You're welcome! I think I did enough sweating and moaning for the both of us over the weekend.
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