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The average life is full of near misses and absolute hits, of great love and small disasters. It’s made up of banana milkshakes, loft insulation and random shoes. It’s dead ordinary, and truly, truly amazing. What you’ve got to realise is, it’s all here, now.
S o    b r e a t h e    d e e p    a n d    s w a l l o w    i t    w h o l e .

There are people in the Dash Con tag now saying that Hotel Management has no Idea what’s going on. Others are saying that the check that The Con Organizers gave the Hotel bounced and are now trying to get everyone else to cover it. 

I knew something like this was going to happen.

I said it the moment I saw on the “About us” page that they expected attendance to be 3-7 thousand people.

I laughed out loud. ( The only sorts of Cons that get that sort of attendance are ESTABLISHED and WELL: KNOWN CONVENTIONS OR WELL KNOW CONVENTION PLANNERS. First time cons by first time runners are lucky to get 3 HUNDRED people. )

I have worked for cons and been attending since I was 16 (I am 32 now). Hotels do not and cannot just up and demand money like that from you. Unless a prior agreement in your contract was not met or there had been some sort of damage done. 

My other thought was that they had not paid some of the attending talent and needed others to bail them out. (Fact it costs 20k to have Doug Jones attend an event. The Dash Con tickets are $60 a pop. Do the math. Also you still need money left over for the other guests, the space, etc etc etc.) This is why I thought this convention was a bad idea from the start. They set their sights too high and are being burnt and instead of taking the blame themselves they are passing it on to the Hotel and begging for money.

I do not blame the attendee’s, the guests, or the Hotel. The blame goes to the shortsightedness of the planners. 

DO NOT DONATE MORE MONEY TO THEM. DEMAND THE TRUTH AND THAN DO WHAT YOU PLEASE.

The average life is full of near misses and absolute hits. Of great love and small disasters. It’s made up of banana milkshakes, loft insulation and random shoes. It’s dead ordinary and truly, truly amazing. What you’ve got to realize is, it’s all here, now. So breathe deep and swallow it whole. Because take it from me: life just whizzes by, and then, all of a sudden, it's—
—  Eugene, Torchwood, ‘Random Shoes.’

reasons random shoes is actually a really wonderful episode of torchwood and we should talk about it more

  • actually likable protagonist
  • no villains just life’s normal assholes and tragedies and people who make mistakes
  • alien thing ends up being something sort of small and humble rather than a universe destroying dr summoner or some other weird asspull at the last minute thing
  • starman waiting in the sky he’d like to come and meet us but he thinks he’d blow our minds
  • the same concept as love and monsters but no weird sex jokes or shitty monsters
  • u will cry
  • banana milkshakes
  • oh danny boy
The average life is full of near misses and absolute hits, of great love and small disasters. It’s made up of banana milkshakes, loft insulation, and random shoes. It’s dead ordinary and truly truly amazing. What you’ve got to realize is it’s all here now. So breathe deep and swallow it whole because take it from me, life just whizzes by.
—  Torchwood, Random Shoes
The average life is full of near misses and absolute hits, of great love and small disasters. It’s made up of banana milkshakes, loft insulation, and random shoes. It’s dead ordinary and truly truly amazing. What you’ve got to realise is it’s all here now. So breathe deep and swallow it whole because take it from me, life just whizzes by.
—  Eugene Jones - Torchwood