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And now that I'm done with aliases, I can introduce someone new... [May. 19th, 2002|06:10 pm]
Kurt Onstad
I met someone else new recently, who I'm getting closer and closer to each time we talk, so I thought I should mention her here. What's odd about that is the fact that I met her through LiveJournal, so it's a near-guarantee that she'll read this. But, oh well. Unless I want to create a second LJ account, and I don't, I now wear my thoughts on my sleeve for all to see.

So, her name's electricia (Well, okay. It's not, but that's how I'll refer to her here for now...) I met her through the macosx community, so already, you know she has good taste. :) I checked her actual journal after she posted a few questions in the community, and found that near the top of her journal was a review of Spider-Man. Well, obviously, I was hooked. I read through the rest of her journal and added her to my friends list, and added a few comments here and there. She quickly added me to her friends as well, and then we started talking through AIM not long after that. We get along great, and agree or are almost nearly agree on a lot of topics, including religion and politics (two danger spots for some people...). We very obviously flirt with each other, and it is a two way thing. Of course, being me, there is one problem (Nothing can go exactly right, as I'm sure my readers know by now...). She currently lives in Washington D.C. Damn.

But, on the other side of that, she is actually considering moving to L.A. sometime, possibly even the end of this summer. So, you never know. In the meantime, I've made another friend and maybe one day more. But, I won't hold my breath waiting on that...


[User Picture]From: self
2002-05-19 08:49 pm (UTC)
Lauren works in DC now. Perhaps you and I have a roadtrip in our future?

(okay, perhaps not)
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[User Picture]From: speedball
2002-05-19 08:59 pm (UTC)

Only if you drive...

Yeah, probably not. I'm planning on using my vacation time in another way this year...

Any plans for San Diego?

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[User Picture]From: self
2002-05-20 01:01 am (UTC)

my foot in the door let in a cold draft

Dammit. Typed up a lengthy reply, but failed to hit "post comment" before Quicktime Installer rebooted.

To summarize: I don't know.

I spent over a year networking. I attended all the cons, and I made a ton of contacts. But I didn't have anything to sell them. I still don't.

Between then and now, I cut myself off from that to devote full time to a career opportunity which depended too much on unreliable people. The project never got funded, so there's some more months of my life that I'll never get back, and look, all my momentum's gone. Lovely.

I'm closer to actually working on my comics now than I was last year. But I've still got some software and equipment to acquire, not to mention another source of income. I suspect the state of the industry will be very important to me next year, but not this. For the moment, I have nothing to show, and little to learn.

Proximity to a goal I can't reach.. Is it inspiring? Is it disheartening? I'm not sure. But I can tell you I've been a little more disillusioned each year at the con. It could be coincidence, more closely symptomatic of my life not being worth the paper it's written on. Or it could be that I need to be in the spotlight, and all this behind-the-scenes nonsense is slowly killing me. Attending ComicCon is either a useful distraction, or extremely harmful. Either way, skipping it this year sounds reasonable.

On top of that, of course, I can't afford admission or housing. If this changes, it's because I have a job that won't give me Thursday or Friday off so early in. I don't think big brother's coming through with the press passes this time...

Phil's asked me twice if I'm going. I've ignored the question. He may be able to cover admission and housing through his various sponsors, but it would mean committing to some significant booth time. And my time is scarce if I'm properly employed. And I'm not convinced any time in the booth is going to be healthy right now. So, I'm not going to ask for that.

I'm not saying no. My outlook could change; I could end up in attendance. Stranger things have happened. But, I'm not making plans just yet either.
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