Palpatine appearing as a Force ghost in the next movies? Interesting idea, but I wasn’t aware that could happen when one explodes upon death. Still could possibly work if done right… however, I’m most disconcerted by the part about the movies not following any of the books at all….. this could be great, they could just do a side story that happens in between books/series, but I will personally be livid if they start changing the characters and timeline around…. I’ve grown very attached to the characters and events of the EU and I know there’s many other people who share my feelings, right?
So I went to Florida Supercon yesterday, had a great time! So many amazing costumes and awesome people to go with them! I made an Elektra costume several years ago and was a bit hesitant to wear it, but it seemed to be a hit, everyone wanted a picture with me! J Sadly no real weapons were allowed, so I couldn’t bring my Sais. L But the costume was a success overall, looked great on and fairly accurate to the comics. Glad the event was indoors though given how short it was and how high the slits went- had several people ask if I was wearing panties lol. Overall great people, outstanding outfits, enthralling booths.
Then there was the downsides, as there always are… firstly, it was packed, which is a good thing on the one hand, but on the other hand, I don’t do well in large crowds; actually I kind of freak out in them. To make matters worse, it felt as though the AC was barely running (and I was wearing a fairly skimpy outfit, so I can’t imagine how many people in full suits felt). So when you were in a crowded isle you were basically trapped between the sweaty flesh of oh so many other superheroes.
Secondly, there was the restaurant- after all day of walking in my high heeled boots I eventually became really hungry and thirsty, so we went to the hotel bar to get some water and a decent meal… unfortunately, this did not go so well. The waitress directed me to sit wherever I wanted and that a server would be over soon. Forty minutes later, no one had arrived, though I asked every single server that walked by and they all told me they would be there in a second. I was becoming extremely thirsty from hours of trekking through the convention amidst the other sweaty superheroes, and finally I just asked a waiter for some water. He asked if I wanted bottled water, and I said no, just the kind in a cup with ice…. He didn’t want to give it to me!! I told him I’d been sitting there for at least forty minutes with no service whatsoever and that if he didn’t give me a cup of water immediately I was going to cause a scene. He scurried away and returned almost instantaneously with some water. And this is why I’m a Sith… threatening seems to get better results lol.
Lastly, I saw a poster that I really wanted, but the artist at the booth didn’t have change. So I went on a quest to get change to buy it. I tried the restaurant- no surprise, no luck there. They told me the front desk would certainly have it. But alas, they too denied my request, directing me instead to the gift shop, telling me that they would for sure fulfill my request. By this time I was becoming irritated; the convention was getting ready to close and I really needed change. So I arrived at the gift shop and asked the cashier; she smiled and said of course. She opened her drawer, where I saw a plethora of $5’s, $10’s and $1’s. She stared into the drawer for a long moment, then looked up at my eager face and in three words, crushed my hopes; “I just can’t!”. My expression turned from polite anticipation to extreme irritation. We went back and forth, a line of people forming behind us, yet still she refused… finally I told her I was going to purchase a fun sized candy bar for fifty cents, and then she would be forced to give me change. She still wouldn’t, so I put the candy on the counter and demanded my fucking change! Now she had no choice. Miserably, after all that, the convention was closed and I didn’t get my poster!! So depressing L
In spite of it all, I still had a wonderful experience and cannot wait to go next year! Hope to meet many more fun people and maybe get the poster I wanted lol!
Have been reading so many rumors about Star Wars Episode 7, and some of them concern me a lot. More rants on this will no doubt follow, but all I will say for now is this: I personally will be irate if they counter what has happened in the EU books thus far… all that is canon “fact” and should not be changed.