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It's a Burton and Depp Kind of Day at Comic Con...


...At least that's what I'll remember as the highlights of the first full day at SDCC. :-)))

Huge thanks to my daughter and her bf for literally sleeping on the grass outside the convention center from 6 pm Weds. evening so I could join them at 6am Thursday for the last few hours wait to snag some coveted seats in Hall H. Unfortunately, the TWILIGHT crazies began lining up two days ago, so it forced everyone else...(Burton enthusiasts)... to gather their sleeping bags and head over there much earlier than anticipated.

First up...Robert Zemeckis and his new version of Scrooge. Gorgeous 3D, but seemed a bit slow. Then the man of the hour, tremendous crowd love for Mr. Burton, surpassed only by the applause for his clips of ALICE IN WONDERLAND...Truly Fucking AWESOME!!!!! (and we got to watch them three times! *yay*)...but the biggest excitement of the day came when Tim's "imaginary friend," Johnny came out as the surprise guest.  It was a short appearance, but most definitely the high point of the trip so far.

Then I had to sit through the TWILIGHT snooze panel (sorry, offend, but no. Just no. I really don't get the fascination.) Next up we were treated to 25 minutes of random scenes from James Cameron's AVATAR. Gorgeous, unique, a bit weird and will be interesting to see how it all comes together...it was fun to see Sigourney Weaver and Zoe Saldana though.

Hoping to post my Burton/Depp video this evening, but the connection at this hotel is so sloooow, we'll see. I'm sure someone else with better seats will have it up already. :-)

The kids are sleeping out there again tonight, so hopefully more fun from Hall H tomorrow, plus John and Naoko are signing at the Hollzheimers booth all day tomorrow and Saturday. Good times!...and sore feet. :-)))



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Hi there, Nina! :)

Moookiecrisp aka Sharma here. :) YOU recently friended me back over at YT, just last night, and then I found that you had an LJ too? Well, I just HAD to friend you here as well! :) Hope you don't mind! :)

You seem like such a generous and nice person tho...AND you are a fellow fan of the Barrowman and the Tennant. :) Therin lies part of my reasoning. I really would like to have more Barrowman fans on my friendslist. :) I have some Tennant fans, but no big Barrowman ones yet...

I'm also with you on the Twilight-unlike. It's a sickness, and it's NOT even a GOOD sickness either. *annoyed sigh* *lol* I'm also sooooooooooooo much more a Burton fan than anyone realizes. After all, I grew up on movies like his Edward Scissorhands, Frankenweenie, Beetlejuice, Batman, and Batman Returns rather than Care Bears and the like. ;) I was born near Halloween (the 11th of Oct) in 1983, so maybe that explains some things. ;)

I was an English major in college and now I'm writing books for a living. That's my bliss, you see. Writing stories that entertain and maybe also make you think too is wat I want most more than akmost anything else right now.

I'm a pretty FAR LEFTY liberal too, who believes in equal rights for ALL people, no matter wat, and is intensely upset over Prop 8, which in my opinion is NOT constitutional at all, and treats people it affects like they were subhuman, which smacks of a new kind of slavery or new set of entrapping bonds to me. I thought we were done with that kind of exclusion, with the advent of the women's movement and civil rights movement and lgbt movement of the 60s and 70s, and it really irks me that we've come this far, only to be backtracking on a whole bunch of things we shouldn't be...My mum was a part of two of those uprisings (she was born in the late 40s and came of age in the mid 60s)...and i guess i'm part of the newer wave ones, you might say. ;)

Oops tho! Sorry for the long rant! :(

But - Anyhoo - wanna know more? Just ask! :D I'm really quite friendly and I love conversing like nobody's business...

Oh! Funnily enough, I always dreamed I was a Cali girl at heart, even tho I'm an East Coast girl by actual geography...via central VA. to be exact. :)

And I saw the Alice preview alone while in a theatre for another film and I was giddy for THAT film, more than the film i was actually there to see! lol ;) I only wish it were coming out THIS year, NOT next year. *sigh*

But, I just bet that seeing Johnny Depp in the flesh made your day. It woulda made my whole weekend tho, if not for the fact that John and David were still to come later on in the weekend. ;) To be honest tho, seeing those three together in the flesh woulda made MY DECADE! ;)

Just sayin'... ;)

~hopefully,
a new pal
of yours,
Sharma :)

PS Edward Scissorhands (he of Johnny Depp speech patterns and body and a twisted Burton-esque soul) IS my all-time fave early-ish Burton film, and one of my fave films, period, too. ;)
Thanks so much for posting all those vids you've made! The effort you went to is really appreciated. And they're excellent!
Still have a few more to go. Innuendo Squad 3 will be going up in a few minutes, and then when I get my video camera repaired I'll be able to post the rest of the Tim Burton Q&A plus Robert Downey Jr. in Sherlock Holmes, and Denzel Washington/Gary Oldman were pretty funny for the Book of Eli panel.

Although, John and David were definitely my favorites of the weekend. :-)

Glad you enjoyed!
hey there lv2bliberal!

i hope your week has been going great! :)

um. i've got a question tho. i hope you don't mind me asking it, as i too am overjoyed you're sharing all your con-going vids with us, as they are/were all awesomely well-done! :D

but um i recently faved part 5, the last missing part of the david/doctor who panel, over on my YT account, for easy YouTube viewing, but it didn't save to my faves list. all the rest appeared under my faves, but not that one? do you know wat happened? or am i just hullucinating its vanishing act?

~your pal,
Sharma
No it was my mistake. It appeared to me as though it hadn't uploaded and was taking a Very long time, so I deleted it and tried again. It's up for good now. For some reason 4 of 6 and 5 of 6 were just giving me grief today, but they're up now.

Going to load Innuendo Squad now. :-)

Sorry about the confusion.
thanks! :) no confusion was had by me tho. not a lot, anyway. ;) thanks again for being so thorough tho! :D Innuendo Squad 2? There's a NEW 2009 version? there's gonna be a sequel to your fantabulous 2008 Gareth/John edition? i am thusly & highly intrigued! :D was gareth there this year too tho (even tho he wasn't on-panel)?