Delusional Quote Of The Month And The Comicon Lowdown
Posted on May 21, 2007
And starting our blog off this lovely Monday morning is the winner of the Delusional Quote of the Month:
“The chairman of the Michigan Republican Party said Wednesday that he will try to bar Ron Paul from future GOP presidential debates because of remarks the Texas congressman made that suggested the Sept. 11 attacks were the fault of U.S. foreign policy.”
Yes, that’s right. They’re afraid of our freedoms, not our foreign policy. If you can swallow that, then I know a dead porn actor who’d like to visit you. He went by the name of Holmes.
My mother’s brother popped into town last week for a visit. He’s a difficult one to take, mostly because he’s got an esoteric opinion about everything, rarely makes sense about anything and has pretty much been full of shit most of his life. It had to be the drugs he admits to taking all those years. That aside, he was actually pleasant company for an hour. The scary thing came about when he and my folks started discussing all of the grandchildren in the family (from my grandmother’s point of view), of which I am one.
Here’s the 411: One grandchild got pregnant quite young and lives like trailer trash, another essentially is trailer trash and living in a trailer with her convicted felon boyfriend, another is an alcoholic suspected of doing drugs who hasn’t filed his taxes with the IRS in two years because “I didn’t think I had to”, another is a raging alcoholic working in a brewery…go figure, yet another is backpacking all over the world and severing her ties with the entire family while the final one is working in a bar while trying to further his acting career and take care of his drug-riddled mother.
Do you know what this means? It means the gay guy is the only well-adjusted one of the bunch; me. That frightens me. My extended family comes from fairly good stock, yet the majority of my cousins…all of my cousins if we’re going to be honest here…have chosen to embrace the school of The World Owes Me For My Bad Decisions instead of my preference, “The Villain’s Guide To Better Living”. I mean, geez people, they even screwed up and bought The Unethical Slut instead of The Ethical one. It’s a simple difference of one word. Too bad they never learned how to spell.
In other news, I attended the MotorCity Comicon last Friday. There are three photos from it posted in the Picture section if you’d like to check them out. I finally met Corin Nemic, who I’ve had a crush on since I first saw him in “I Know My First Name Is Steven”. He looked quite buff in Stargate, so I was quite surprised to discover how thin and, well, really thin he is in person. I felt like I should have gone and bought him something from Subway. Sweet guy, though. Just probably hungry. I also had the opportunity to meet Connor Trinneer again and was, unfortunately, equally unimpressed with his standoffishness with everybody. That’s twice now and…I don’t get it. Dominic Keeting, also from “Enterprise”, was a total riot riding a caffeine high! He was bouncing off the walls and just a bundle of British energy. Absolutely lovely!
And while I was greatly anticipating meeting Louis Gossett Jr. (I grew up watching this guy!), it was–and I’m sorry to say–a letdown. Allow me to explain. The only expectation I had was that I might introduce myself, ask him to sign a DVD cover I brought, have a picture taken with him and maybe ask a question. That’s standard con protocol, so nothing out of the ordinary. Besides, I’ve met a number of actors over the years and understand what to do and what not to do so as not to be disrespectful. And without being disrespectful to Mr. Gossett Jr. now, I will say that he was more interested in seeing/talking to people of his own ethnicity standing in line and standing out of line than he was with people who weren’t of his ethnicity. That’s as tactful as I can be and mine was not a singular experience.
The highlight was seeing Robin Curtis again. I’d interviewed her on Modamag.com before and met her at DragonCon two years ago, so it was like seeing an old friend. We even had lunch together so we could catch up. She is easily one of the dearest, most genuine people you will ever have the pleasure to meet.
So, that and 4 games of Laser Tag this weekend pretty much summed things up. A friend from college and fellow writer read 2 chapters of the new book and gave me some much-needed and welcomed feedback, we ate Red Lobster, had sushi and picked up a few CDs. Weekends don’t get better than that! Well, when you’re not with your partner they don’t. And, of course, it all depends on whether your partner catches the fact you’ve bought a couple of CDs. heh heh
Because I’m not admitting to anything…
Kristoffer Gair (who formerly wrote under the pseudonym Kage Alan) is the Detroit-based author of Honor Unbound, A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To My Sexual Orientation, Andy Stevenson Vs. The Lord Of The Loins, Gaylias: Operation Thunderspell, several short stories featured in anthologies (to be combined in a forthcoming book), the recently re-published novella Falling Awake, its sequel, Falling Awake II: Revenant and Falling Awake III: Requiem.