|so, to elaborate on the other day
||[Jan. 28th, 2006|08:09 pm]
So, to start off, me and brian went to the star wars exhibit at the museum of science. it was great, we took the train in, walked to the museum and BAM! were emersed in star wars props, models and costumes. a large part of the exhibit was comparing real world technologies to star wars stuff. for example, next to the display case that housed Darth Vader's suit were several dislpays of artificial limbs and organs (fake hearts, stuff to restore hearing and sight, etc.) Shit, they're even developing this device that is surgically installed into a diabetic and it will automatically secrete insuline into the body when it's needed! i dont even have diabetes and i want one! also, did you know that anti-matter engines are a real thing and not just from TV? and that a starship with an anti matter engine could go 2/3 teh speed of light but would be more than half the length of texas!? anyways, the exhibit was awesome, and we managed to escape the gift shop with our wallets still full (though our hands were each short one lightsabre).|
after we left the museum we called steve...but he was out of town and wouldn't be back till later.
so we called alex...but he was at work and wouldnt be out till later.
so we decided that at a little after 3, we'd head home. We got to north station and saw that teh train we wanted was leaving in 10 minutes. lucky us! what timing! only here's the thing...it WASN'T the train we wanted.
assuming that the commuter rail worked like the subway, we saw a train bound for beverly. beverly is on the way to rowley, so it probably runs right through. it didn't. we got off at beverly.
so we called dan. he didn't answer.
we called jamie. she didnt answer.
we went to dan's apartment, he wasn't home, and we left a message with his room mate.
and so we continued to wander. after a little bit, we called lynn and asked her to come get us. then we bumped into jamie briefly on her way out of class. then dan called us back, which was nice cause we hadn't heard from dan in a while and were starting to wonder "should be hang posters up all over down town beverly? HAVE YOU SEEN THIS BOY!?!?!" so we met up with dan, went to a coffee shop and waited for lynn. then lynn took us all home and lnn and i headed to to networking night in allston.
en route to allston, my cold switches from cold to flu-like and i get VERY pukey. i was okay for a while, it came and went, but when it hit, it hit hard. i also got us lost. it seems i can't drive anywhere to further our comic careers because i always get lost. funny story actually, we were heading to the new england comics in allston. when we got lost, we some how managed to find a DIFFERENT new englad comics (there are several branches) and waste four bucks on parking because in my infinite wisdom i saw the store, looked at an unsure lynn and yelled "It's GOTTA be it!" it wasn't. my ego is still tending to its bruise.
FINALLY, after asking the clerk at the wrong NEC how to get to teh one in allston, we got to teh one in allston. it was neat, a lot of people, the ACRONYM guys...a good time by all. We introduced ourselves and people remembered teh name of our book! some people, total fucking strangers even recognized the artwork because they had seen our site! itw as a good feeling. Eric, for ACRONYM, was really psyched tos ee some new artwork and when he said "Man, i can't WAIT to see this book!" i was on top of the world...then the flu hit. HARD. for a while i was dizzy, thought i was gonna pass out, wanted to barf, you name it. none of this helped me pitch any ideas, or build up "Erin Go Braugh." One dude asked me what it was about and i TOTALLY tanked on selling it to him because i though i was gonna drop dead. needless to say, i didn't get any artist interested in either of my other two scripts...mostly because i didn't talk to many people. I did talk to one artist though, and she was interested in a writer to do dialogue for an idea she already has begun working on. i told her i'd be interested in something like that and we exchanged e-mails. that was as productive as i got, but oh well...maybe next time i'll be in better health and can make better use of the situation. until then, i have a zombie survival guide to go read.