So metrocon was, essentially, a dream come true. I probably (definitely) acted like a huge incoherent fanboy when i finally got to meet Jack, Kelly, Becky, Sasha, and Lauren. I was definitely not sly or smooth about bringing Jack coffee on Saturday. I am definitely a huge dork.
But either way, these people are so ridiculously kind, and talented, and very very gracious when people are speechless upon meeting them. Kelly chatting with me casually and Becky complimenting my cosplay and Jack fanning me when I was near-hyperventilating are some of the most surreal things that have ever happened to me. I have loved and been inspired by parle since I was thirteen and I am so glad that, six years later, I can finally say that I got to cross this off the bucket list.
If you don’t know already, the two lovely ladies embracing me in this picture are Kelly and Jenn from Parle Productions on Youtube. They come to Metrocon every year, though I’ve never actually had the chance to meet them; and this year, I wanted to change that.
I couldn’t spot Kelly at first, though I did see Jenn, and my friends had to literally shove me at her because I was too scared to even speak. Intimidated, I managed to utter out a small hi–and then, wordlessly and understandingly, she hugged me. I swear, I nearly fainted. Anyway, I told her how much of an inspiration she is to me, and how she and Kelly and the rest of Parle really keep me going, and she enveloped me in this almost crushing hug (which I didn’t mind at all). After that, I got a picture with her and went back to my friends.
And then I started to sob.
My friends didn’t understand why I’d become so emotional all of a sudden, and somehow, I was ale to convey that I’d never met them in person before; and then I turned to one friend and proceeded to cry into her shirt.
Then, my second friend, without me knowing, goes over to Kelly. He tells her that I’m pretty much emotionally compromised because of all of this, and she comes running over and stands so close to me that when I realized it was her, I very nearly screamed. She hugged me tightly and told me that it was alright, and for a few moments, she just stood there with me. Once I could speak clearly again, I told her exactly what I’d told Jenn, and she promptly ushered me over to her–and what you see in the pictures happened.
I swear, Jenn and Kelly are absolutely wonderful, both to their fans and as people in general. They showed me such kindness, such understanding, and such love that I’m tearing up as I think about this. Jenn and Kelly, if you ever read this, I want you to know that you made me so unbelievably happy, and that your kind words were not lost on me. I’ll remember this for a long, long time.
Oh, and thank you.
Also, the entirety of Parle Productions touched my face, but that’s a story for another day.
These were the drawing I gave to the lovely folks from Parle Productions (you really should check them out if you haven’t heard of them). They were so sweet, and I’m glad I had got chance to meet them! :’D
I met Jenn and Kelly from Parlé Productions on the last day of Metrocon! I was shaking and nervous. This was a dream come true. When Jenn hugged me I wanted to cry. She said “I just don’t want to let you go! You are such a good hugger!“ Then we stood hugging for a good 2 minutes. This was honestly the best part at Metrocon for me. Jenn and Kelly are adorable as usual! They are so cute! I hope to meet then next year at Metrocon 2014! You guys are the best!
So I go out into the living room to get some cereal and my dad is watching AHC and Forbidden History is on. I hear this guy talking on the TV and I’m like. Wait why does this guy sound like Jack from Parle Productions? Then they show whose talking and I’m like NO WAY. HOLY CRAP it is him. That’s so freaking awesome.
Question Concerning Parle Productions Video Deletion on Youtube
The cosplay group, “Parle Productions,” has recently broken up, and it is terribly sad loss of such talent. However, not only will there be no more videos made by the whole group, but the vast majority of their hilarious and heart-warming videos have been deleted on the youtube page and it’s very unlikely they will be reposted any time soon.
I understand that the breakup was a very painful one and my heart does go out to Jack and Kelly. I do not mean to undermine any decision they’ve made. My intention is, rather, to try and show how much the Parle Production team is loved by their viewers and fans from around the world.
I live in the USA, and I have been a passionate fan of theirs since 2010. Over the years I have been so inspired by their talent and cosplay that I decided to start cosplaying myself.
Personally, I think that so much effort was put into the making of those movies and so many smiles and endless amounts of laughter and joy have been made as a result of their work. Since Parle Productions had nearly 79,000 subscribers on youtube, not being able to watch these videos ever again would be tragic.
Could someone upload the pre-downloaded episodes of “Some Assembly Required,” “Stuck in Savannah,” or any other video of theirs onto Tumblr?
Or does anyone know where I can find their videos outside of youtube?