i can’t believe i go back to school next week :///

i need snk season two. i’ve been reblogging variations of the same 10 anime scenes for almost two years now and it is driving me insane. i get it. the world is cruel and also very beautiful. eren and armin want to see the ocean and the outside world. i get it. levi’s squad died and it was sad. i get it. we are so thoroughly out of material it it driving me up a wall. possibly up many walls. maybe even wall maria.


I thought the deleted Olicity kiss was going to be the best Arrow-related thing to happen to me tonight. I was wrong.

So this week Stephen Amell put out a call on his Facebook page to define the word “sincerious.” I caught the status right as he posted it and thought, why not comment? I think the way he uses social media to interact with and grow his fanbase is really impressive (and I’m a marketing professional who works with social media every day), and I love how he uses it for the greater good to support charities and causes.

Well, my comment got a lot of likes, the second most amount of any of the suggestions. I thought, “Hey, that’s pretty cool! I love Arrow fans!”

Then today, Stephen posted his chosen fan-created definitions of sincerious…and the first one sounded a lot like what I had said.

So I was pretty excited–that meant he saw my comment, and took what I wrote to heart. Tomorrow is my birthday and that seemed like a pretty cool little fandom present. So I posted a screencap of his post (and my original post in the comments) to my Facebook, since I have quite a few Arrow fans among my friends, and tagged Stephen, basically saying how cool it was and how much I like what he does.

Then I’m just sitting on the couch a few hours later when THIS pops up on my phone.

I nearly embedded my phone in the ceiling and woke my husband up with my scream. So I go to Facebook as fast as possible, hyperventilating, and nearly have a heart attack.

I only saw the comment at first because he hadn’t posted the WEBCAM PHOTO HE TOOK FOR ME YET. I posted a response with shaking hands. Then I saw the photo and screamed again.


Then katebcrouse and I had the best text message conversation we’ve had since that time she texted me to tell me there were actual penguins in the lobby of our office. (I love penguins, and I got to pet one that day. I cried I was so happy.)

Honestly? I’ve been kind of down today for various birthday-related reasons, but this completely banished that bad mood and now I have been grinning from ear to ear all night and I cannot stop. I cannot EVEN. Just…holy shit. 

Thanks to allthesass for this pic. He was looking at Phoenix here.

Okay, so when I went up to Chris, he started to reach for the books and then noticed Phoenix was in my purse. I wish I could have captured his face when he saw Phoenix…so fucking adorable! But he reached out and shook Phoenix’s paw. So adorable.

I told him I came from New Orleans to see him and he thanked me. And then I mentioned that I had driven to Houston and saw him last year and that I had given him a little voodoo doll to help protect him on his travels. And he said “I remember that! I still have it!” and Alla said “It was white, right? I remember that too.” Or something very similar to that. So I gave him his new voodoo doll and told him it was a wizard to help him achieve the impossible, to which I said “Because you haven’t acheived enough as it is.” And him and Alla laughed. IT WAS PERFECT!

And then I shook his hand and got shooed away by staff.