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Shoutout to both Adam Kovic and James Willems. They are wonderful human beings and are two of the most genuinely kind people I’ve ever met.
- When I met them at RTX Austin 2017, not only did they both immediately recognize my costume, but upon finding out that Miles Luna hadn’t seen me yet, Kovic took a picture of me and sent it to him. (He did the same thing when he found out that Barbara hadn’t seen @zeldachann as Yang!)
- I made a point to tell James that intended to cosplay his character Wilhelm, from Eleven Little Roosters. He was so excited to hear it! But… just look at Kovic’s face while I’m hugging James.
- Kovic then proceeded to full-on *pout* at me, whining, and saying that it’d be much easier for me to cosplay HIS character, Koko– “You know… Koko’s costume is easier… I’m just saying! Like, you have the beard for it, I’m just saying…”
Honestly, bless these men. And who knows! Kovic may or may not have given me a new cosplay goal I need to work towards. (And for the record, I did actually hug them both. I didn’t want anyone feeling left out.)
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Photography by @crowbar-the-fucker

Quotes for the BatB Characters

Someone challenged me.  Challenge accepted.

  • Belle
    • “I’ve learned that whenever I decide something with an open heart, I usually make the right decision.  I’ve learned that every day you should reach out and touch someone.  People love a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back.  I’ve learned that I still have a lot to learn.  I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”  (Maya Angelou)
  • Adam
    • “Sometimes people are beautiful not in looks, not in what they say, just in what they are.” (Markus Zusak)
  • Gaston
    • “You can tell the greatness of a man by what makes him angry.”  (Abraham Lincoln)
  • LeFou
    • “The best love is one that makes you a better person, without changing you into someone other than yourself.”  (Anonymous)
  • Maurice
    • “Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.”  (Thomas Merton)
  • Pére Robert
    • “A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies.  The man who never reads lives only one.”  (George R.R. Martin)
  • Mrs. Potts
    • “A mother’s love is unconditional.  Her temper is another subject.”   (Anonymous)
  • Chip
    • “A child can teach an adult three things: to be happy for no reason, to always be busy with something, and to know how to demand with all his might that which he desires.” (Paulo Coelho)
  • Lumiére
    • “Life is short. Break the rules, forgive quickly, kiss slowly, love truly, laugh uncontrollably, and never regret anything that made you smile.”  (Mark Twain)
  • Plumette
    • “Be like the bird that, passing on her flight awhile on boughs too slight, feels them give way beneath her, and yet sings, knowing that she hath wings.” (Victor Hugo)
  • Cogsworth
    • “The best preparation for good work tomorrow is to do good work today.”  (Elbert Hubbard)
  • Chapeau
    • “Where words fail, music speaks.”  (Hans Christian Andersen)
  • Madame de Garderobe
    • “Some days there won’t be a song in your heart.  Sing anyway.”  (Emory Austin)
  • Maestro Cadenza
    • “The only love affair I ever had was with music.”  (Maurice Ravel)
  • Agathe
    • “Anything that hurts you can teach you, and if it keeps hurting you, it’s because you haven’t learned.”  (Anonymous)
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Not pictured: Marcus LaPorte

Everyone I was lucky to see at RTX. I see a lot of people who are worried about never meeting anyone from RT or afraid of missing the signings they want. Really, all you have to do is keep a look out, be friendly and courteous, and don’t be afraid to approach someone you want to meet. If they’re out on the floor, chances are they’ll have no problem with you asking for a photo or an autograph. You don’t always have to go searching for a certain person too. I think Jeremy was the only one I really tried to track down. Everyone else was just running because they were there, including Risinger and Andy, who I picked up a signing for when they got added.

You shouldn’t go to RTX for the specific reason of meeting specific RT people, but I know its important to a lot of attendees, so if you really want to, you will. Don’t limit yourself, just be open, and talk to the attendees around you. Making friends and making groups is a lot more fun and keeps your mind off “but what if I don’t see anything or do anything?” and makes it easier to just do. 💜

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Arrival (2016)

Directed by Denis Villeneuve

Cinematography by Bradford Young

Imagine Sebastian Kydd looking at you like you are the one for him, like he knows that there is no one else he wants to be with, just you.   

ps: not my gif