Malec Week 2015– Day 4
Can I cross-over into the YouTube fandom? Is that a cross-over? I think so…
I was Drunk; It was VidCon
Alec’s eyes avoided the camera for a moment, despite the fact that he was filming.
But he had no idea how to start.
“So basically I’m an socially-inept human who can’t do much of anything,” Alec finally said.
The green light flashed steadily in response.
“I am literally incapable of doing anything,” he said. He rubbed his temples. He still wasn’t quite over his embarrassing blunder. “So I was on my phone, trying to get to the subway station on 72nd. And I was checking my email and walking down the stairs. Now, the logical, clutzy person wouldn’t be on their phone and walking, right?”
He fell silent again, looking for the words.
“I saw that I had this email from YouTube, and it looked all officially and stuff, which is a big deal because why would YouTube be emailing little ole’ me? So I’m on the first landing and this email finally opens because Sprint is the worst cell phone provider in the world and their 4G sucks– I’m rambling.” He finally looked up into the camera.
“Okay, deleting that– So I’m on the first landing and this email finally opens and it’s an invitation to host a panel at VidCon.”
A smile lit up his face.
“But before I celebrate– back to the story, I freeze on this landing and I’m internally screaming and this person runs into the back of me. Both of our phones go flying and I’m flailing, trying catch my precious iPhone. But the guy behind me is doing the same thing, except his hands are slapping the back of my head, until I fall down the steps– I’m literally falling on my stomach down the stairs, until I hit the feet of the person in front of me– they fall– and our phones are still flying through the air. And if I slid forward maybe another foot, I figure, I can actually catch them before they shatter on the ground.”
“So I’m crawling over the top of this person, they’re screaming, I’m screaming, the guy behind me is screaming and– yeah, no, it wasn’t another foot. They fell to the bottom of the steps.”
Alec raised his shattered iPhone.
“I am physically incapable of telling you what happened after. So much yelling.”