After my previous attempt at trying to get back to blogging siriusly (well of course you didn’t know it was that!), I almost lost hope.
I was like, ‘Nope! Not gonna happen!
I guess the blogging phase of my life has come to an end and I should accept it now.’
But I guess it wasn’t, because then I saw that people were still reading my blog…
I was getting views in spite of not having updated for a month!
Then I told myself, it’s not over yet!
Look you cannot just abandon this!
Try again, just try again!
So here I am.
I’m going to start with some good news- it’s old news now but it’s good news, and more importantly, news that’s unknown to quite a few of you.
*drumroll because most things lack drama right now and I could do with some*
I was the first runner up in the blogging competition I had participated!
You know the one I’m talking about right?
It was called BloCo (short for Blogging Contest).
Surely you remember it?
I have been pestering you about going there and reading my posts and whatnot!
I won that!
Yayy for me!
My posts are still there, if you wanna check out the award winning stuff, you can follow the links from my blog (right here) to that one.
But that’s not what I’m here for now, am I?
New Year will be here soon.
Hope you have a great one!
So what’s everyone doing?
I don’t know about you guys but, to me, it doesn’t feel like a new year is approaching at all!
There’s an overall lack of enthusiasm, motivation or resolutions whatsoever.
Christmas didn’t feel like Christmas either until 3 days later when I received a card from my absolutely awesome penpal Leanna (I’m linking to her blog here but the blog doesn’t even begin to cover the response to “How awesome is she then?”)
Oh but come on! I don’t know why I’m being such a buzzkill when the very month we are in right now was pretty awesome for me!
You know what’s in December where I live?
And of course I went!
(Now that I’ve remembered about this, let me just babble excitedly for a while)
At last year’s Comic Con (which was my first ever), I met Mark Gatiss and he signed a thing for me, and I met loads of friends and saw amazing cosplays and I was a bit wary this year because I didn’t know how I could top all that (yes, I am feeling the overall increased levels of pessimism in my approach towards life too, let’s not talk about that- at least not now when I’m in Comic Con mode).
But guess what?
It was pretty cool too.
Some really amazing things happened!
I met Gavin Aung Than of Zen Pencils fame, I interacted with him thrice!
I was extremely excited to meet him and I am so glad I did!!!
I had painted him a picture (from his own comics really, but yeah) and he took it!
That was pretty cool!
I also bought one of his books (it was literally the last copy on the table, can you frikkin’ believe that? ALL his books were sold out! I was lucky to grab the last copy!) and he was nice enough to then sign it! 😀
There’s a poster inside it but it’s huge and I don’t wanna spoil or damage it until I decide where I’m gonna put it up, and so I haven’t removed it from the book yet.
I’m also really excited about that!
Also, if you guys don’t know Zen Pencils, I highly recommend it- it is one of the most inspirational websites I’ve come across on the internet, and for the past 2 years it has, directly or indirectly, motivated me countless times!
I bought a Game of Thrones T-shirt, which I then wore at the first opportunity I got so excuse the wrinkles (although I’m not sure they really show in the picture…?)
I bought other merch as well, fandom badges and stuff, might put pictures of that here later… I don’t know!
I made new friends at Comic Con, met at least 3 people who had cosplayed as Arthur Dent from Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and it made me really, really happy because, like, I didn’t know Hitchhiker’s fans existed in my city!
How crazy amazing is that?!?
My only regret is that I didn’t think to befriend them- Comic Con is just a whirl of events actually.
Rest of the year is completely uneventful for me and then it’s like they suddenly need to complete the quota of exciting-events-per-year in December, and Comic Con is convenient so that’s when they bombard me with eventful stuff!
I should stop talking about Comic Con now, since there’s 11 months to go for the next one and we don’t wanna get excited so early!
Which brings me back to the
impending doom upcoming New Year!
I don’t have any resolutions, there’s usually no point to those- there used to be a point to my Goodreads’ Reading Challenge (the only thing that there used to be a point to) but after this year, I’m not really sure about that either.
I strongly discourage you from looking me up on Goodreads, it is utterly shameful and I’ll never be able to show you my face again if you’ve been on my Goodreads: for one thing, what few books I have read in the past 12 months, I haven’t updated- because that’s the kind of person I am now!
But there is one thing I’m looking forward to in 2016 (if things go according to plan, and I’ll try my best to see that they do.)
This will be in January itself- again, if things go according to plan.
I had sort of decided to write about it in this post itself, but the after-Comic Con madness happened so wait for it…