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JAN 18: to boldly go...

OMG I miss her already!!! *LOL*

badmomma64 has been working over in the UK for a week, and luckily based only half an hour from me! We've been able to get together over both weekends. We've chatted ourselves out about friends and fandom and family and fiction. We took her on one of our (in)famous whistle-stop tours of London, plied her with food and made her suffer the mess that is Chez Mitchell. But it's been SO MUCH FUN to have a fellow soulmate around, especially one as lovely as she is.

And this Saturday we followed other prestigious precedents - as held in the US - by holding our own OTP Con, the UK version!!

Watch and marvel at what three previously sensible adult people can do with too much coffee, Powerpoint, a net host and a bundle of Gundam Wing treasures! ^____^


(All credit to Hubby and badmomma64 who created it. I was on support duties only).

Safe journey to her - she's on her way across Europe before she goes back home - and thanks for such great company!

Hope you all had a great weekend too!



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Follow this month with Clare (yes, it's all about the MEEEE...):

Week 3 :
Jan 16 : jenre discusses what she loves best about m/m fiction...
Jan 17 : clare posts YouTube frippery and her brief skirmish with a recording career...



Jan 09 : ravensilver describes the creativity of independent manga publishing - and the challenges...
Jan 10 : kitzheng talks about Kink...
Jan 11 : chrissy munder shares the struggles of writing, NC17 penguins and mantyhose...
Jan 12 : 1more_sickpuppy bares her soul about confessing her love for m/m fiction...
Jan 13 : erastes talks about taking that leap from fanfiction to the 'original' world...
Jan 14 : meet my Muse, the 'man' who has way too much power in my writing house...
Jan 15 : Sloane Taylor heats up those chill new year nights...





Jan 01 : the Cheeky Cherubs welcome us to 2009 with a pithy verse or two and the threat of piercings...
Jan 02 : sweet, sexy fiction from lilzazu, all about the perennially tricky problem of a sticky shift...
Jan 03 : excellent editing tips for all authors who ever wondered whether to be cruel to be kind to their prose, hosted by jolilightner...
Jan 04 : Clare pimps the fabulous I DO anthology, now available in ebook and all proceeds to Lambda...
Jan 05 : abstractrx ponders the changing role of Romance and its reflection of - or on?! - the society around it...
Jan 06 : FREE FICTION from me and my friends!
Jan 07 : Jordan Castillo Price discusses what tempts us to try out a new author...
Jan 08 : Clare rambles on about perceived plagiarism and posts excerpts of her Torquere titles...




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sharona1x2
Jan. 18th, 2009 03:08 pm (UTC)
Your video was awesome!!! It looks like you both had a great time. I wish I could have been there with you. Your shirts are adorable. ♥
clarelondon
Jan. 20th, 2009 07:03 pm (UTC)
*lol*
We had *such* a good time, she's such a lovely lady. I'm pleased with the t shirts and they gave me lots of entertainment, too - I spent half an hour with the printer trying to explain that the figure with the braid was a guy! *lmao*
badmomma64
Jan. 25th, 2009 08:37 pm (UTC)
hehehe! the video was fun to make, but thank the heavens for clare's tenacity or it never would have made it 'off' the desktop! we did indeed have a grand ole time - the mitchell family was a joy to be with and being able to spend countless, leisurely hours with my twin-sister-from-another-continent has truly turned out to be the highlight of my trans-atlantic trip.

oh my gosh and the shirts - you know, clare's a saint. she really made an effort to get them as close to perfect as possible, especially with the "girl's" sweater appearing red on first run. fortunately at least "her" pants are a nice shade of purple... (poor duo...) ^___~
merith
Jan. 18th, 2009 03:25 pm (UTC)
AIIYYEEEE!!! that's so cute! and you two are just too cool! oh man! we need to plan a trans-con OTP con one of these days and all of us be together. :)

what fun! if i ever travel to england on business, i shall have to visit chez mitchell.

*snugs*
sharona1x2
Jan. 18th, 2009 03:26 pm (UTC)
we need to plan a trans-con OTP con one of these days

I'd be up for that!
clarelondon
Jan. 20th, 2009 07:04 pm (UTC)
I'll push through your membership as VIP, you two are definitely friends of the management *lol*

xx
badmomma64
Jan. 25th, 2009 08:31 pm (UTC)
as US co-chair, i'll second that VIP nomination... ^___~
badmomma64
Jan. 25th, 2009 08:29 pm (UTC)
hey there. i don'know about cool, but we had a damn good - dorky - time. it's a miracle UK-hubby didn't toss us out in the street with all the squee!

ya' know, we couldn't let that whole US OTP con thing go by without answering it. and it was grand fun.

(FYI: chez mitchell is a very inviting place. very welcoming, those mitchells, they take good care of you.)
lilzazu
Jan. 18th, 2009 08:32 pm (UTC)
Looked like SOOO much fun! I loved the t-shirts and the scenery looked great (what was that food you ate though??) and wow, where the keychains hanging off the figurines (as in heero figurine had a duo keychain hanging from him??) how cute!!

Sounded and looked like an absolutely awesome time!! So luckyyy!! =) Thanks for the vid!

fish and chips! My friend did his exchange in Bath and he said he tried a fish and chips place somewhere in the UK that was supposedly 'the best'...and now fish and chips in Canada 'are nowhere near as good as there'....and he no longer eats them here. XD
clarelondon
Jan. 20th, 2009 07:33 pm (UTC)
*lol*
You are so great, you actually *noticed* the key chains! I thought they came out too small, and no one would see how carefully we placed them!

I must admit, I don't think fish and chips tastes the same in other countries. Must be the oil!
*hugs*
lilzazu
Jan. 20th, 2009 07:54 pm (UTC)
hahaha of COURSE i noticed them!!! ^_~ I would notice everything like that hahaha ^_^; one track mind and all~~
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clarelondon
Jan. 20th, 2009 07:48 pm (UTC)
Aren't badmomma and hubby great? They did the video - I was in charge of t shirts, that's all they could trust me with *lol*

*big hugs*
badmomma64
Jan. 25th, 2009 08:24 pm (UTC)
we did indeed have fun, it was great spending time with clare outside of the usual haunt (a.k.a. y-con) i'm glad you liked the video, it was loads of fun to put together. and clare did plenty despite her claims.

i hope you're doing weel, we spoke of you (and missed you) while we OTP - can't talk OTP and not talk Leslie... ^___^ love ya'
chrissymunder
Jan. 19th, 2009 05:03 pm (UTC)
ha! You two looked like you had a blast. So creative and yum...food!! LOL.
clarelondon
Jan. 20th, 2009 07:49 pm (UTC)
*hehe*
I looked a dork, is what. But we had a great time. And oh yes, food always features heavily in our celebrations!
^____^
badmomma64
Jan. 25th, 2009 08:21 pm (UTC)
btw, not ALL credit goes to hubby and me, you did much more than mere 'support duties'. well, it's end of day here in even balmier Paris - holy cow, i froze my patutties today! - and before i log on to the work network to get ready for tomorrow's set of students, wanted to drop by and say hello. halloooo!
still missing you terribly.

also, have read all of golden warrior and man was it awesome! and because they can travel (better than the pc) have already started in on twisted. really good clare!!!!
also started that other thing, but soince that's on the pc, well, not as far ahead as I'd hoped. i figure i'll make some headway in the next few days. will keep you apprised.

love and kisses, from gay - huh? no het? - pareeeeee!
^___~
link_worshiper
Jan. 25th, 2009 09:09 pm (UTC)
Hahaha, OMG, I'm toats jeal!! You two dorks need to make yourselves available for OTP Con III: NYC EDITION!!! Guuuh, I miss Europe D= I'M SO EXCITED FOR YOU TO COME IN MARCH THOUGH!! FLAILFLAIL!!!
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