bex at sdcc2013

friday, day 2
  • THE WORLD’S END PANEL LIKE ACTUAL BEST. SIMON PEGG & NICK FROST & EDGAR WRIGHT ARE ALL SUCH BABES. also incredibly intelligent and hilarious and they had such cool “videos” to show us (like mashups of their films and it was just P E R F E C T). omg i also went up and ASKED THEM AN INTELLIGENT QUESTION and i literally was shaking like i kid you not i was so nervous they were looking at me and then simon went off and answered my question… i asked about the themes of each film (evolution = shaun of the dead, devolution = hot fuzz, revolution = the worlds end) and then simon said really eloquent and called himself “particularly lofty that day”… to which edgar wright was like “hashtag lofty” which i have now put in my sidebar oops. but i basically shook and cried and videod the experience on my camera ahaha I WILL NEVER FORGET THEY ARE MY IDOLS AND WHAT I STRIVE TO ACHIEVE IN CINEMA K.
  • veronica mars was pretty cute but i don’t have much to say since i haven’t seen the show (except the first episode a while ago) but everyone seemed super enthusiastic and happy and wow kbell is aDORBZ. (tallie where are you i thought of youuu i took extra photos of her to show you!)
  • kick-ass 2 looks pretty good and D A M N aaron taylor-johnson still has his cute looks. (although i totally forgot about his british accent and i was like ‘wait whut’ but unffffff.) also christopher mintz-plasse was there with his little goatee and i DIEEEED. this footage though looks so cool and i can’t wait to see more. (overall though the panel was a bit flat? i wish there had been more idek.)
  • i have no idea about riddick but KATEE SACKHOFF WAS THERE SOOOOO i died because bsg/starbuck. but it looked neat also VIN DISEL BASICALLY TOLD US MARVEL HAS A BIG ANNOUNCEMENT AT THE END OF THIS MONTH SO?????
  • the walking dead looks SO COOL WHY HAVEN’T I STARTED THIS SHOW YET. the guy who plays the governor = unf my type of man. but also andrew lincoln (???) is SUPER CUTE and wow i want to see him and the governor have a showdown pls. reminder to start this show and get emotionally invested in it and read the comics (because i love the writer kirkman).
  • HUEVO DE TRONOS aka game of thrones. THAT IN MEMORIAM VIDEO I AM CHOKING IT WAS PERFECT. so much laughter and tears and basically i took pictures of all of their gorgeousness. also jason moma (khal drogo) came out on stage randomly and kissed emilia and left and screamed at george r.r. martin that he wasn’t dead (to which everyone cracked up because PERFECT). but they talked a lot about next season and the different characters idek it was neat. (and i’m tired and i can’t remember everything haha.)
  • then cloud with a chance of meatballs 2 was cute. i screamed because bill hader. because he’s SO GOD DAMN CUTE I WANT TO KISS HIS FACE PLS. but the film is punny so i will have to watch the original one and then this one just for kicks.
  • mortal instruments looks cool but again i don’t know much about it so i was just chilling. although godrey gao is FI NE OIAEROER LIKE DAMN SON.
  • robocop actually looks pRETTY GOOD LIKE FUCKING JAY BARUCHEL IS IN IT AND SO IS GARY OLDMAN I AM SOLD. shut up and take my money.
  • and then comes the amazing spider-man 2 like i am just. i’m dead because ANDREW GARFIELD AND SPIDER-MAN ARE ACTUALLY PERFECT. like there was a video of spider-man coming to the con and then SPIDER-MAN SHOWED UP (aka andrew garfield in this suit) but he played it ALL IN CHARACTER and then when like marc mentioned andrew played him spider-man got offended and was like “doesn’t eduardo saverin play him?” and i SCREAMED BECAUSE TSN JOKES/REFERENCES AND SPIDER-MAN’S DRY WIT and he literally was the sassiest and there is a really good article that details this panel and i’ll find it but seriously. SERIOUSLY ANDREW IS PERFECT HE CAME BACK ON STAGE “NORMAL” AND WAS JUST SUCH A SWEETHEART AND I LITERALLY FELL BACK IN LOVE WITH HIM. he’s so dreamy. he also got a question from a fan who said that peter is so nerdy and dorky (like tobey maguire) and andrew is so dreamy… to which andrew said that tobey is a sex machine and we all DIED. i don’t even know also JAMIE FOXX IS PERFECT he explained what a “crib” was for two minutes and the audience died ugh. THE FOOTAGE LOOKS INCREDIBLE and i can feel it in my bones that this film will be better than the last one ~
  • and then i RAN TO THE CONVENTION HALL because i wanted free swag and guess what?? i walked RIGHT BY THE FOX BOOTH WHERE KARL URBAN WAS SIGNING SHIT AND I TOOK PICTURES OF HIM and because i was like, squeeing idek i think he saw me and smiled and i BASICALLY DIED OKAY.
  • and this is the story of how i died.
  • i also got like two free shirts yeahhhhhhh.
  • although i didn’t go to the screening of the world’s end tonight, i think it’s okay because i’ll see it when i get back and i already asked the trio my question so <3 i can accept this closure haha.
  • NOW TO SLEEP AND WAKING UP IN FIVE HOURS SSSS FOR TOMORROW
saturday, day 3
  •  know this is a day late but i LITERALLY PASSED OUT SATURDAY NIGHT SORRY. i was so jacked up on energy and then i crashed so hard hahaha. but it was so worth it.
  • the day started out with warner brothers and legendary sharing the bill, and to start out they brought out seventh son. to be honest, the film looks highly derivative of films like snow white and the huntsman, but jeff bridges was superbduring the panel, and he read this beautiful quote about the light and darkness in everyone and the conflict of good vs. evil. also daaaamn ben barnes and kit harrington (who now i’ve seen like 2394023 - but actually three times).
  • and then they brought GODZILLA WHICH LOOKS SO FUCKING GOOD SORRY BUT NOT SORRY. AARON TAYLOR-JOHNSON AND BRYAN CRANTON = A+ IN MY BOOK AND GIANT MONSTERS FIGHTING EACH OTHER I MEAN COME ON. i really wonder how they will make it “different” because pacific rim did such a good job with reinventing that “monster-disaster genre”. but nevertheless i am STOKED and i love that the teaser they showed us again from last year has oppenheimer’s “i am death, destroyer of worlds” speech over it.
  • oh and then they announced a world of warcraft film directed by DUNCAN JONES AND IT LOOKS EPIC TBQH. I DON’T EVEN PLAY THE GAME but medieval (ish) fantasy is my thing and i know he will do a good job with it.
  • and then they brought out eva green and rodrigo santoro for the new 300 film which i’m actually kinda interested in seeing. i haven’t seen the first 300 but i want to see what they keep of the greek mythos? plus eva green UNF. and it looks highly stylized so i want to see that ~~~ but eva green guys. eva green.
  • gravity was next AND GOD DAMN ALFONSO CUARON I JUST LOVE YOUR CINEMATOGRAPHY AND THEY FACT YOU HAVE LONG STEADY TAKES  I MEAN. that’s like porn to me. also i can’t wait to see what direction he takes this film in because i LOVE SPACE and THRILLER FILMS so yeahhhh i have a lot of faith. i’m definitely sold and i have to say even though i don’t like her sandra bullock was actually pretty adorable.
  • oh my god and the lego movie was there. i don’t know whether to roll my eyes or just gleefully gush about it. it looks so stupid but also REALLY GOOD?? like i can see them being very “adult” with this film while still keeping it at a child level. i think it has a great voice cast and has an idiosyncratic humor which i’ll love. so we’ll see. also omg the kid who asked the last question was THE BEST like basically he is the film’s target audience and as he left he said in response to the film being good, “it better be” and BOOK HE BASICALLY MIC-DROPPED THAT SHIT AND HE WAS LIKE TEN. IT WAS EPIC.
  • and then TOM FUCKING CRUISE CAME OUT to support his film the edge of tomorrow which looks SO INTERESTING WOW because the whole idea of one man repeating the same day over and over and he has the power to change the outcome idek science-fiction like that is my shiiiit okay. and tom was literally the nicest person and so cute and i really just wanted to die. (special props to chris hardwick because a) he is amazing and b) he was SUCH A FANBOY DURING THE PANEL IT WAS GREAT c) he should host/emcee everything. ever.)
  • NEXT UP LIONSGATE
  • i, frankenstein basically looks like underworld meets van helsing so it will be fun as HELL but maybe not that good. i’ll watch it for shits and giggles haha. but god damn yvonne and aaron eckhart i just want to kiss their faces.
  • catching FIREEEEE. i mean the trailer was epic (RIGHT??) and i just want more quarter quell. i know we all know jennifer is the sassiest woman alive but SERIOUSLY he deadpan humor is perfect and she tells the best stories (her snot exchange with josh omfg) and yeah i wanted more exclusive footage, but it was nice just to see the entire cast. <3
  • then there was this women who kick ass panel (michelle rodriguez, katee sackhoff, maggie q, tatiana maslany, and danai gurira) which was interesting because all of them had neat to stay about themselves and the hollywood business and the role women play. like a+ for them and KATEE THOUGH I WAS JUST. SHE’S SO GORGEOUS I’M IN LOVE.
  • then fox happened.
  • and they previewed DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES AND GUYS I REALLY WANT TO SEE THIS LIKEI THINK IT’S GOING TO BE AWESOME BECAUSE WE NOW GET TO SEE THE HUMAN RESISTANCE VS. THE RISING APES AND I THINK THIS POWER STRUGGLE WILL BE REALLY COOL TO CHRONICLE K. i just love that franchise.
  • and then wolverineeeee i literally just stared at hugh jackman the entire time sorry NOT SORRY he is so pretty i literally just. not. over. it. also he told us the story of how he walked the floor and no one recognized him and that’s PRICELESS.
  • hahaha omfg and then the days of future past panel i can’t even talk. i can’t. even. deal. ALL MY FUCKING FAVORITES - FASSBENDER, MCAVOY, ELLEN, HUGH, PETER, IAN, PATRICK, FUCK, EVERYONE - I LITERALLY WAS SCREAMING AND THE FOOTAGE LOOKED SO GOOD LIKE JFC GUYS THIS FILM IS GOING TO BE SO EPIC. and wow everyone was adorable and ellen sigh i died she was too pretty. OMG AND IAN HITTING ON MICHAEL WAS PRICELESS AND THE WAY MICHAEL AND JAMES TALKED AND GIGGLED TO THEMSELVES DURING THE PANEL JUST. i’m done.
  • and literally at this point i was just - how the fuck is marvel going to even top this??? and then they fucking did those assholes.
  • ahahahahah FUCK LOKI FUCK TOM HIDDLESTON I LITERALLY DIDN’T STOP SCREAMING LIKE GUYS I LOST MY VOICE I LOST MY SHIT I JUST. FUCKING. HIS FUCKINGS PEECH FUCKING IN CHARACTER FUCKING FUCK TOM FUCKING HIDDLESTON ACTUAL LIFE RULER AND YOU COULD SEE TOM SMILES COMING THROUGH AND LITERALLY SO TALENTED THAT LITTLE ASSHOLE FUCKING FUCK I LITERALLY DIDN’T KNOW WHAT TO SAY EXCEPT CRY AND TAKE PHOTOS GOD DAMNIT.
  • thor 2 footage = EPIC. also they are going to pull a jamie lannister on thor and i’m SO EXCITED because him without his command hand is BRILLIANT also it’ll polarize loki even more and give thor a flaw to work with and YES MARVEL EXCELLENT PLAN although i still can’t believe they will cut off his hand like that. a bold but wise move. i can’t WAIT FOR A DARK WORLD LIKE JFC I WILL SCREAM.
  • and caaaaptain america: winter soldier looks so BADASS like i adore the ~political thriller~ vibes it has going and GOD DAMN CHRIS EVANS WALKED OUT ON STAGE AND HE WAS SO BEAUTIFUL LIKE HIS PERFECT LITTLE FACE. and scarjo was precioussssss wow i want to kiss her face. but cap is just such a badass that elevator scene god d a m n son. you represent those stars and stripes.
  • and then guardians of the galaxy aka fUCK ME LEE FUCKING PACE AND HIS NEW HAIR CUT AND FUCKING KAREN WITH HER BEAUTIFUL BALD HEAD AND ZOE WHO IS FLAWLESS AND CHRIS PRATT WHO IS A BEAUTIFUL ASSHOLE. I’M JUST GONNA SAY I’M SO EXCITED FOR GOTG BECAUSE IT LOOKS FUN AND I THINK EVEN THOUGH IT’S RIDICULOUS IT’S GOING TO BE GREAT AND FUCKING LEE PACE THOUGH.
  • and by that point when they announced avengers 2: the age of ultron i was dead and my friends had to carry me out of the hall xoxoox (but not really i just sort of was shaking for a good hour after and cried about it tbqh).
  • omg and as i was walking to the fulfillment room i run into that FAMOUS JOKER COSPLAYER AND GOT THE MOST BADASS PHOTO OF HIM AND I WAS LIKE ‘oh my god i can’t believe i’m finally meeting you’ and he was so flattered but SERIOUSLY IT’S UNCANNY HOW ACCURATE HIS COSTUME IS AND JFC I WORSHIP HIM.
  • it took hayley and i an hour and a half to get our free swag but it wa WORTH IT. and then i came back to my hotel and while i was having dinner i began conversation with another pair of guys and basically we talked until 1:30 about films and life and shit and this is why sdcc is amazing because it is so easy to talk to strangers about things you have in common and jfc they were awesome and we talked about marvel/dc/classic films/doctor who and it was really just wonderful wow I LOVE PEOPLE.
  • and then i passed out.
sdcc 2013 hiatus

so i’ll probably not be on much starting thursday, simply because i’ll be at san diego comic con until sunday!

i’m not much of a twitter goer, but my handle is notmydiagnosis in case you want to follow it (and i’ll probably update it why not). but nevertheless i’ll try and post a day-by-day recap at night and tag it with bex at sdcc2013 and i’ll even try to post some of my photos!

however i’ll be checking my tumblr occasionally so if you have any questions or want to talk or anything please feel free to spam me! (it warms my heart to see the red numbers above the envelope lol.) i’ll even try to post perhaps during the con (as i will have my computer) so yeah — i won’t be that out of reach, haha.

aaand i think that’s pretty much it? I LOVE YOU ALL. i hope this message doesn’t bore you haha.

omg i can’t believe i forgot to mention this but CHUCK PALAHNIUK COMMENTED ON MY PHONE CASE he was just ‘whoa! that’s so cool! where did you get it?’ and i told him redbubble and he thought it was so neat and I’M PLOTZING AGAIN JUST THINKING ABOUT IT UGH.

i have so many residual stories i’m sorry they’re coming in random spurts.

but aoiuraepwor chuck is perfect that’s it’ that’s the end.

thursday, day 1
  • so i saw some of my favorite composers - john debney, marco beltrami, bear mcreary - and it was so great wow like they previewed some of their new music and showed us scene break downs/sound mixing etc. and how important music is to a scene. also JOHN DEBNEY IS THE SASSIEST I CAN’T EVEN DEAL WITH IT. THAT MAN. u g  h i just love superhero music and all the guys had something interesting to say and also that dave jordan or jordan dave MUSIC SUPERVISOR OF MARVEL FILMS LET SPILL THE GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY PANEL ON SATURDAY YESSSS.
  • dreamworks animation filmmaker focus oh my god like WOW DREAMWORKS IS PICKING IT UP all the how to train your dragon 2 footage looks AMAZING (and i saved a url from it ehehe) and KIT HARRINGTON AND CATE BLANCHETT DOING VOICES IN IT I CAN’T WAIT. also mr. peabody and sherman looks SO FUNNY WOW the way back machine i can’t WAIT. all of the directors were so great and i just want to roll over because dreamworkssss. don’t dissapoint me.
  • hann-barbera panel was cute, mostly just focusing on that ghost/space hero haha. the warner archives men were SASSY i can’t. the “batman is like cilantro, he goes with anything" i am cracking uppp.
  • ode to nerds aka CHUCK PALAHNIUK I S2G. i went up to him after the panel and thanked him for the package of the tiger and he REMEMBERED WOW. i was internally screaming. (more later)
  • then the blacklist pilot screened and SHIT JAMES SPADER YES I WANT TO SEE THIS SHOW idek total rip-off from silence of the lambs (in terms of the character relationships) but i really don’t care i love itttt and i can’t wait to see it air haha.
  • so then the walking dead panel came (and the writer/creator/etc. talked the entire time but he was HILARIOUS) but i took a “bathroom" break and took the inspiration of going to find chuck one last time as he signed copies of ‘doomed’ literally like a room away… so the line was closed but i snuck in the back and when i saw him again he was so sweet and i talked to his publicist again and he asked for my address so i could get a free advanced copy of doomed. and then chuck and i took another photo together and i CRIED OKAY.
  • the the onering.net had their panel and it was pretty good just lots of hobbit nerdgasming and it was adorable like everyone was so cute and these two girls were dressed as fili and kili and DAMN THEY LOOKED SO GOOD. (they were the two that caused the elf reaction video~)
  • and then FUCKING HANNIBAL DON’T EVEN TLAK TO ME. IT WAS PERFECT LOL DESPITE SOME OF THE MORE CRAZY FANNIBALS IN ATTENDANCE. (like they were wearing flower crowns and shit srsly. and isaw like 495405 WILL GRAHAM COSPLAYERS.) but bryan was incredible and eloquent and talked all about the show and he took photos with fans and wore a flower crown and was so enthusiastic and i wanted to cry because he’s so WONDERFUL. literally that man is perfect i want to work for him.
  • and after the panel got out he was just standing out there as fans swarmed him (and hugh dancy omfg poor man) and eventually he made his way down and HE SIGNED MY ROLLING PIN AND I GAVE HIM MY DAISY AND HE PUT IT  IN HIS LAPEL AND WE TOOK A PHOTO TOGETHER BASICALLY I AM DYING BRYANNNNNN.
  • bryaaaaan. chuuuuuuck.
  • [sobbing]