Mar. 1st, 2017

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So far today I got up, felt cheerful and sunshiney, ran the laundry
realised the laundry didn't smell usual and I couldn't remember actually putting clean capsule in it
ran the laundry again...

I also had two goes at breakfast after pausing before eating the first one for a quick 'can you reheat' google. Answers mixed, so, lets say nope.

I'm up to Saturday on tumblr. It makes much more sense to just say sod it and start from now on tumblr, but I've spent two days on this already, so I'm stubborn now. It remains possible I will be a long weekend behind forever.

... and then the Bravissimo catalog arrived and I got distracted by boobs.

What has womens clothing got against sleeves? I understand the gendering around cleavage, but what is up with stupid three quarter length sleeves? There is precisely one garment in this catalog that appears to have full length sleeves instead of those ridiculous things that stop just under your elbow. I mean if gloves were still de rigeur it would vaguely make sense, but they're anything but, and yet, still, no sleeves. Why? Why must womens clothing leave bits of you hanging out somewhere? If it's not cleavage it's back. What if I actually want to cover my body with cloth? Is that not a thing humans do anymore? Or is this some cunning plan of capitalism whereby you have to wear layers upon layers just to clothe all the bits?

... aaaand that's not helping.

ANY way. Woke up cheerful. Have plenty to read.

Onwards!
beccaelizabeth: my Watcher tattoo in blue, plus Be in red Buffy style font (Default)
On the Sunday I asked people what was the best bit of Redemption. I asked mostly in the bar before the party started, by holding out a bit of paper with the question and other people's writing on. And I didn't interrupt people if they were busy, or at least I tried not to, so the answers are from a subset of people who happened to be around.

Answers included:

Nice meal on Thursday night
Great hotel staff

Opening Ceremony Introduction

The Ceilidh

Couple of votes for Hall Costume Day, specifically getting lots of tokens and winning at it.

People like winning at things, people that won tended to mention it.

Being on stage in the cabaret and
a couple of votes for Captain Tartan

Multiple votes for the saturday night disco (one of my favourites too)

lots of variations on the theme of
bar and chatting with friends, friendly fan discussion

and many saying about the general environment as a safe space where one can be oneself and relax and feel welcome.
From a gender and disability perspective I think it is a nice atmosphere.


Specifics:

I liked the three part make a sci fi pilot, though organised in pieces like that it gained and dropped people more than one double length workshop might have.

Other people liked having so much to do, both presenting panels and seeing them.

Multiple programme streams meant there was always something interesting to do.

One vote for all programs in York, which I think was the one full of games tech?

One said the Fandom Issues panels.

And one small table had people still practising picking locks, which was their favourite new skill of the weekend.



One last vote was for Everything, and they didn't want to leave
... which, overheard by one of the con committee, gave them a frighten, for it was entirely enough work for one weekend as it was...




I greatly appreciate all the work that goes in and how easy it is for a few unexpecteds to knock much to chaos, and have been thinking hard on what I might be able to help with in future. That's a tricky one though because I already run up to my limits at conventions. I couldn't stay to hang around and chat by late Sunday, and I'd had an early night other times too, only lasting as long as I wanted at the disco. But I like the structured interaction of panels so Redemption is a lot of fun.

I'm already paid up for Red 19 and hope to see lots of people there.
beccaelizabeth: my Watcher tattoo in blue, plus Be in red Buffy style font (Default)
We kind of need more group in our group, it was just me and the organiser again.
But it was good talkings that bounced along for hours
so win.

... anyone who happens to be in the Norwich area
Ribs of Beef pub
first and third wednesdays of every month until xmas party season.

but that was nice social
on top of my already extremely social week.
cool.

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