One of my favorite failed speech checks in New Vegas is where you’re trying to convince one of the Great Khans, who’s an illegal chem dealer, to sell healing items alongside the usual stuff, and the courier just yells at him “THINK OF THE CHILDREN, MAN!”
My life has been completely crazy in the last 2-3 months (both personally and professionally) and I was sure I can not make it to Scandal PaleyFest even though I kind of wanted to. I stopped watching Scandal after 508, and I am not planning to watch it ever again (unless they fire Shonda and all the cast extras), but I am still a strong Terry fan even though they both annoy me greatly at times
Last minute, everything kind of fell into place and I decided to jump on the plane and go (I bought the ticket a whiiiiiile back, just in case).
I had a great seat, 2nd row in the middle, and Tony/Kerry were sitting conveniently right in front of me :-)
I did not want to watch any recent episodes and was very happy when the presenter announced we are watching Sweet Baby aka the pilot. It was great to watch the “real” Scandal on big screen, not have Mellie or Joke or Papa Pope pollute the screen, and whoop and cheer at all things Olitz and Olivia Pope with fellow Gladiators.
The panel itself was shorter than the ones I attended before, but it still had its gems and things I will never forget. I am not great at taking pictures throughout the panel, so I don’t have any of Terry hand-holding, knee and back-rubbing or touches and kisses and stuff, but I am sure it is all well documented elsewhere.
I was once again floored by how much love and connection you can sense from Tony and Kerry (I honestly barely paid any attention to anyone else).
My favorite moment was Tony’s speech (of course!) and I also liked Kerry describing Harrison’s funeral scene. I felt it was genuine and touching, and Kerry became a pro at giving us some BS so it was great to hear her speak candidly.
After the panel ended, the mass stampede to the stage began (it is truly crazy how it happens). Since I was right in the middle, I was in front of Kerry and she thankfully didn’t veer left or right to sign and take photos, so I was able to catch her attention. We probably had a 3 second interaction where she said hi while looking at me (which felt incredible!), then she took my phone and asked twice at least if I am in a frame :-) She is SO nice and friendly and warm and GORGEOUS, I was not prepared for that, and I saw her before, just not that up close and personal.
Afterwards I tried to shuffle out of the crowd which was quite a workout and moved to the side of the stage where Tony was. He somehow noticed me too, so I have a selfie with him as well :-)
I also met some of the fellow Gladiators I know from before, so it was great to catch up with them! Even though Scandal is no more for me, I still appreciate the joy I get from interacting with the cast and meeting fans/friends I made though the show.
I know. It's all wrong. By rights, we shouldn't even be here. But we are. It's like in the great stories, Mr. Frodo. The ones that really mattered. Full of darkness and danger they were. And sometimes you didn't want to know the end, because how could the end be happy? How could the world go back to the way it was when so much bad had happened? But in the end, it's only a passing thing this shadow. Even darkness must pass. A new day will come. And when the sun shines, it will shine out the clearer. Those were the stories that stayed with you, that meant something. Even if you were too small to understand why. But I think, Mr. Frodo, I do understand. I know now. Folk in those stories had lots of chances of turning back, only they didn't. They kept going because they were holding on to something.
What are we holding on to Sam?
That there's some good in this world, Mr. Frodo, and it's worth fighting for.
@theintrovertowl , keep drawing, keep practicing…Never allow the number of notes determine your self-worth or your talent ( I have seen masterpieces with 100 notes and the silliest sketch with 100000 xD). Cherish those who support you, you have amazing friends! Easier said than done, but we all need a starting point :)
And believe me, dear, you are doing a great job! Connor is NOT an easy character to draw. It’s ok to have the occasional mental breakdown xD
Question: Anything you can tease about Scorpion? —Stephanie
Ausiello: Now that Happy and Toby have tied the knot, executive producer Nick Santora is confident that another major development is in sight for the couple — like, say, a pint-sized addition to Team Scorpion. “Like all things, the answers can be found in elementary school: First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes something in a baby carriage,” Santora hints. Though he says he’s in no rush to bring a baby genius onto the show, Santora believes a pregnancy is “the natural progression” for Happy and her new husband. “One of my favorite speeches of the season was when Happy said she always wanted to wait outside the school for her kid,” he tells us. “She still wants that, and Toby wants that.”
In light of the March for Science happening today, I wanted to share my favorite speech about Science and Reason. Adam Savage put words to my jumbled thoughts back in 2012 that are, to this day, helping to inform and guide many of my own beliefs and philosophies.
“This is Reason: The human capacity to make sense of the world.”