Some time ago I was tagged by some wonderful people to post six selfies of 2016. I decided instead to show you six things of 2016 that made me happy.
One, of course, is Les Misérables, that classic disguised as brick that I decided to read and that gave me a bunch of wonderful characters to love and cry over and also brought me to this fandom and some of the greatest people I know.
The second is my driver’s license because I’m proud of it and it made me feel like I’m really becoming an adult for the very first time.
The third is the great trip to Vienna that my best friend and I took in November where we tried to visit literally every single art museum the city has to offer.
The fourth is the fact that I could watch a school production of the musical Mozart! in spring and it was incredible and I loved it so much.
The fifth is that I participated in the Greatest International Scavenger Hunt the Word Has Ever Seen with two of my friends and we had the weirdest, funniest, kindest, most awesome week of our life.
The sixth is the people that, aside from my family, made this otherwise awful year bearable. My damn cool real life friends and my damn cool long-distance friends.
So here is a list of the people who I desperately want to hug because you made this year a better one with your kindness and your messages and your jokes and your conversations and your stories and your artwork and your edits and your wonderfulness. Thank you <3
I wish you all an amazing year, I hope that you’ll achieve what you want, that you’ll treat yourself carefully and that you’ll have people stick around that make you feel alive. Much love, kindness and the occasional rainbow and glitter and kitten and smile for you <3
Operation ‘Remind Her Why’ continues, though in a more subtle way.
The Clothes: Sophisticated, elegant, but understated and classic.
The Hair: Up, disguise firmly in place.
The Plan: Morning latte, full M&M jar, a visit to the dudebro assistant to ensure a full free hour at lunch, a quick trip to Sicily for her favorite arancini and that tiramisu she insists she’d never eat.
Donnie, and Mikey are incognito at San Diego Comic Con. They’re wearing the
classic trench-coat disguise as they try to blend in with the crowds.)
Look at all the people! Look at all the crazy cosplay, yo!
cosplay? I actually thought most of ‘em were mutants!
Yeah, yeah, real funny, Raph. Guys, this is INCREDIBLE! This is the one time we
can actually go out in public and mingle with real people!
dressed like flashers. That’s great Donnie.
*gasp* Dude, look over there, man! I think that dude’s cosplaying Mazes and
Mutants! Yo dude, stand up! Stand up! Yeah, yeah, you! Fantasy guy! Come on,
come on! I knew we shoulda come in our LARPing costumes, dudes!
Turtles dressed as elves, dwarves and hobbits makes ZERO sense! Seriously!
are you talking about Raph? I just saw a girl dressed as Optimus Prime, Cobra
Commander, and Papa Smurf at the same time!
called “crossplay,” dude! It’s the new shiznick!
Donnie: Whoa whoa whoa whoa, hold up! Look. At. That. Is she supposed to be April? Stand up,
April! Now that… is a cutie.
Raph: I just
wanna drive the Turtle Mech over all these crowds! There’s a line for
the bathrooms! Aw man! Our sewer’s cleaner! I have seen things living inside
those toilets that would turn your shell green, dude.
be serious. We have to look out for Shredder. Wait… why are there so many
people dressed as Shredder? With costumes consisting mostly of tinfoil? A-Anyone
in the audience dressed as Shredder, stand up!
Mikey: Do we
have any GIRL Shredders out there? Can
I get a “What What?”
(mocking) What What?
Mikey: CAN I
GET A “WHAT WHAT?”
audience: What What!
What what. …Master Shredder, I regret to report that the exclusive Legend of
Korra – Chief Beifong statue is… sold out.
What? How could they not make enough? I must have that statue! Do you know how
much it’s already going for on eBay? Find out who is in charge of production
and have them destroyed!
Of course, Master Shredder.
Steranko! What are you doing here? I thought I told you to hold our place in
line for H – Hall H!
Is not my fault! Standing in line all the day is boring! And I already missed
the panel for Star Wars: The Force was
Still Sleeping and Then it Woke Up because this title makes none of the sense!
You fool! Mark Hamill was at that panel! I told you I wanted his autograph!
Ah! I am sorry. I have been busy looking for the Megan Fox! Oh-ho boy… she make
my horn tingle.
Whoa! Shredder and his goons!
Look! Is fans dressed up like turtle ninjas! Very lifelike!
Those are the real turtles, you imbecile!
raise some shell!
wait guys we can’t fight in here! All the people! …plus, we will get kicked
He brings up the good point. I still need to get the Chief Beifong statue,
bending the earth, yes?
we tried that one already, bruh. Sold out.
Very well. I will let you live this time, turtles. But as soon as I get out of
the Robot Chicken panel I assure you… muahahahaha… you will meet your doom!
You know, I heard that Seth Green is much taller than he looks in the movies.
Is he robot, or chicken?
exits with his henchmen.)
that was disappointing. No butt-kicking, huh? Imma go check out those hobbit
I gotta tell ya Raph, you’re a hard hobbit to break, but… you guys do your
thing. I’m gonna go talk to that April cosplayer…
Leo: Yeah I
think I see a Karai cosplayer out there! I’m all over that like Mikey on pizza!
give that a Comic Con level… BOOYAKASHA!!!