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Old December 27 2008, 10:49 PM   #16
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^^^^Yes, the hot girls are definately there. I'm just wondering how many of the guys going would actually have a chance to make out with any of them.


I'm just saying.
Heh. I dunno. Being a geeky girl myself, and knowing quite a few, I'd say there's a half decent opportunity. You boys need to give yourself some credit!
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Old December 28 2008, 01:41 PM   #17
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Only ever had it once, but it was special - a lot of folk I know at that convention were sick over the weekend, and some after, and we suspected it was the hotel food, and since I was at the overflow hotel, I hadn't eaten it, but...

There was a girl taken ill in the autograph queue, and I helped her out, and in the process, she threw up on me. I got her out, got her sat down, got a dopey member of the hotel staff to run and get her a glass of water, then went upstairs to the gents to clean myself off as best I could, and go through each page of the girl's Serenity comic that Jewel Staite had just autographed, trying to rinse them off. I was fine - until I got home the next night, and the projectile vomiting started. Seriously, it was like something out of the Exorcist. Fortunately, I was dating a nurse at the time, and he totally looked after me.

Hmm, yeah - do remember another time, way back, was a bad boy, ended up making out with two guys in one night and my nose piercing getting horribly infected afterwards. Even as an atheist, I do remember thinking that was kind of a punishment...

Sleep deprivation, though - that's fun. It was the Prometheus con in Glasgow, about four years ago, I was in the hotel bar until 5am every morning, with my buds, but they could sleep in, whereas I had 9am duty so had to be up at 8am every day. Three hours sleep, twenty one hours up, for three days. I have huge gaps in my memory of that weekend, simply because I wasn't getting enough sleep to process all that happened in the day, and when I got back home Monday night, having cried constantly for the train journey (I was an emotional and physical wreck by that point), I started hallucinating, but I was too hyped up to sleep until my normal time that night.

Good times...
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Old December 28 2008, 02:54 PM   #18
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I've never gotten sick at a convention...well, some of those fat starpigs and granny-vulcans make me sick but I digress...

In fact, I'll never forget the disgusting visage of a huge starpig buttcrack staring me in the face before the lights went down for Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country back in 1991. This thing lumbered into the theatre and could barely squeeze itself down the aisle before bending over and giving me and my young wife a ghastly view upon selecting a seat in the aisle in front of us...bending over and showing the Grand Canyon of buttcracks...

It was a disgusting chasm of starpiggedness!

I'll be forever scarred from that experience -- let me tell you!

Anyway...yeah...starpigs make me sick.

Never been sick at a con though...aside from close encounters of the starpig kind...
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Old December 28 2008, 04:07 PM   #19
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Only ever had it once, but it was special - a lot of folk I know at that convention were sick over the weekend, and some after, and we suspected it was the hotel food, and since I was at the overflow hotel, I hadn't eaten it, but...

There was a girl taken ill in the autograph queue, and I helped her out, and in the process, she threw up on me. I got her out, got her sat down, got a dopey member of the hotel staff to run and get her a glass of water, then went upstairs to the gents to clean myself off as best I could, and go through each page of the girl's Serenity comic that Jewel Staite had just autographed, trying to rinse them off. I was fine - until I got home the next night, and the projectile vomiting started. Seriously, it was like something out of the Exorcist. Fortunately, I was dating a nurse at the time, and he totally looked after me.

Hmm, yeah - do remember another time, way back, was a bad boy, ended up making out with two guys in one night and my nose piercing getting horribly infected afterwards. Even as an atheist, I do remember thinking that was kind of a punishment...

Sleep deprivation, though - that's fun. It was the Prometheus con in Glasgow, about four years ago, I was in the hotel bar until 5am every morning, with my buds, but they could sleep in, whereas I had 9am duty so had to be up at 8am every day. Three hours sleep, twenty one hours up, for three days. I have huge gaps in my memory of that weekend, simply because I wasn't getting enough sleep to process all that happened in the day, and when I got back home Monday night, having cried constantly for the train journey (I was an emotional and physical wreck by that point), I started hallucinating, but I was too hyped up to sleep until my normal time that night.

Good times...
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Old December 28 2008, 05:55 PM   #20
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^^^^Yes, the hot girls are definately there. I'm just wondering how many of the guys going would actually have a chance to make out with any of them.


I'm just saying.
Heh. I dunno. Being a geeky girl myself, and knowing quite a few, I'd say there's a half decent opportunity. You boys need to give yourself some credit!
And WHERE were you when I was single?
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Old December 28 2008, 06:07 PM   #21
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All I ever saw was starpigs (disgusting fatties) and granny vulcans (YES! Old ladies wearing pointed ears trying to be T'Pau or something...)!

Rarely did I ever see any attractive girls at conventions...and the one or two there were were swarmed by other dudes...or were there with their boyfriend.

Ugh. Made me wanna barf.
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Old December 28 2008, 11:02 PM   #22
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^^^That was exactly the way it was when I was single. Now that I'm married, I've been to a few conventions. Now I'm seeing single hot girls all over the place.
And yes, they do seem to be swarmed. One attractive young lady mentioned that at conventions she feels like a rock star for that reason.
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Old December 28 2008, 11:03 PM   #23
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^^^That was exactly the way it was when I was single. Now that I'm married, I've been to a few conventions. Now I'm seeing single hot girls all over the place.
And yes, they do seem to be swarmed. One attractive young lady mentioned that at conventions she feels like a rock star for that reason.
I gotta say, it's pretty great being a female geek. I definitely had my pick.
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Old December 29 2008, 12:27 AM   #24
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All I ever saw was starpigs (disgusting fatties) and granny vulcans (YES! Old ladies wearing pointed ears trying to be T'Pau or something...)!

Rarely did I ever see any attractive girls at conventions...and the one or two there were were swarmed by other dudes...or were there with their boyfriend.

Ugh. Made me wanna barf.
I hear you-I've been going to conventions since I was at least 18, and the above-mentioned people were a part of the convention going experience. Only when I started going to Anime North-at the advanced age of 35-I saw nothing but pretty young girls-making me wish I was sixteen again, so that I could get to know them well. In fact, I wish that my first con was an anime one, so that I could find somebody to be with. As for the people in costume...the less said, the better.

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Old December 29 2008, 12:29 AM   #25
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All I ever saw was starpigs (disgusting fatties) and granny vulcans (YES! Old ladies wearing pointed ears trying to be T'Pau or something...)!

Rarely did I ever see any attractive girls at conventions...and the one or two there were were swarmed by other dudes...or were there with their boyfriend.

Ugh. Made me wanna barf.
Not gonna try and start an argument here, but fans come in all shapes, sizes, and ages. Star Trek has always been about inclusion and tolerance, after all.
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Old December 29 2008, 12:35 AM   #26
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All I ever saw was starpigs (disgusting fatties) and granny vulcans (YES! Old ladies wearing pointed ears trying to be T'Pau or something...)!

Rarely did I ever see any attractive girls at conventions...and the one or two there were were swarmed by other dudes...or were there with their boyfriend.

Ugh. Made me wanna barf.
So much for IDIC eh.

Why not switch to another genre if you are so offended by elderly Vulcans.. I suggest James Bond, the females there never age.
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Old December 29 2008, 12:43 AM   #27
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^^^That was exactly the way it was when I was single. Now that I'm married, I've been to a few conventions. Now I'm seeing single hot girls all over the place.
And yes, they do seem to be swarmed. One attractive young lady mentioned that at conventions she feels like a rock star for that reason.

Man, that's exactly the treatment..."rock star"...
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Old December 29 2008, 12:46 AM   #28
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All I ever saw was starpigs (disgusting fatties) and granny vulcans (YES! Old ladies wearing pointed ears trying to be T'Pau or something...)!

Rarely did I ever see any attractive girls at conventions...and the one or two there were were swarmed by other dudes...or were there with their boyfriend.

Ugh. Made me wanna barf.
So much for IDIC eh.

Why not switch to another genre if you are so offended by elderly Vulcans.. I suggest James Bond, the females there never age.
I didn't say I was "offended"..."amused" is more the appropriate word...

But as to the starpigs...I kind of feel sorry for them. And they pretty much only caught my eye because there seemed to be disproportionate population of them compared to the rest of us. It's this imbalance that usually draws my scrutiny. I have nothing against fat people per se...

IDIC is still in force...that's why we can be inclusive of people like me who are amused by granny Vulcans and nauseated by starpigs.

Surely you aren't being intolerant of my lack of appreciation for starpigs and granny Vulcans?

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Old December 29 2008, 12:47 AM   #29
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All I ever saw was starpigs (disgusting fatties) and granny vulcans (YES! Old ladies wearing pointed ears trying to be T'Pau or something...)!

Rarely did I ever see any attractive girls at conventions...and the one or two there were were swarmed by other dudes...or were there with their boyfriend.

Ugh. Made me wanna barf.
So much for IDIC eh.

Why not switch to another genre if you are so offended by elderly Vulcans.. I suggest James Bond, the females there never age.
That's cause they're mostly plastic
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Old December 29 2008, 12:47 AM   #30
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^^^That was exactly the way it was when I was single. Now that I'm married, I've been to a few conventions. Now I'm seeing single hot girls all over the place.
And yes, they do seem to be swarmed. One attractive young lady mentioned that at conventions she feels like a rock star for that reason.
I gotta say, it's pretty great being a female geek. I definitely had my pick.
I'll bet you did! You probably aren't/weren't a starpig or a granny Vulcan!
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