||[27 Sep 2011|08:43pm]
So basically, this post is basically for me to tell you all how awesome you are and how much I miss you guys. Plus a little extra at the end not having to do with that.
So obviously, I've got my main group of friends, and without them, my life would suck. Tony (and Tara), Jesse (and Cameo), and Mike (and Shauna) are my closest IRL friends, and I've been friends with them for about 6-ish years, and after that, Chad and Bryan and my roommates Jeff and Angel joined our little group, and its been awesome and I love my friends so much.
However, on that same level are you guys (D*C friends? Internet friends? Eh, you don't need a label). You guys get me in ways that my other friends never will (maybe sometimes refuse to). In no particular order... Linh, Bria, Nic, Kyle, my awesome roomies from this year, you are amazing. Really, I don't know what else to say about the 4 of you. I feel closer to you than I do my group at home. The others in our D*C Rooms of Awesome: Emily, Maggie, Jenny, Ying Yi, Jesse, Sarah H, Sarah P (btw, Sarah, THANK YOU for getting me involved in the Strike Team group for CIII, because if I hadn't been in that group, I wouldn't have started coming to D*C), April, Elizabeth, I'm sad I don't get to hang out with you all every year, but you guys are awesome and D*C wouldn't be complete without you. Yes, same absolutely goes for you Cati, D*C wasn't the same without you this year to read to us :( and here's to you coming next year. Heather and Nate, man you guys are awesome. Soooo much derpage and I wouldn't have it any other way. Mandy, Kevin, Jen, Aaron (even though Kevin and Jen and Aaron won't see this) I am not gonna be able to enjoy a D*C without having nights like Saturday and Sunday nights (I'm going to try to recreate those nights as much as possible below). Seriously, that has to happen every year. And last but certainly not least, Lane and the awesome SW people I got meet (Nanci and Shannon and maybe some other people but I don't quite remember...) Well, you're awesome. I hope I didn't leave anyone out... That would suck.
Let's just go back to the Saturday night from this most recent D*C. I never thought I would be involved in a night that epic. There will be legends told of Bucky's wake. So we (and by we I mean Myself, Bria, Linh, Nic, Ying Yi, maybe Kyle because I don't remember if you came with us or with Bryent and Patrick) get to the wake held by Mandy. And there was lots and lots of drinking because Mandy brought a liquor store with her (and she saved me some tequila, and you all know how Brandyn feels about his tequila) and the first of many eulogies. And then Captain America and... shit what was Jen dressed as that night? And Reed Richards and Johnny Storm showed up and gave some eulogies. I know Reed and Cap each did one (and they were significantly better than mine because I suck at coming up with awesome shit off the top of my head and had to resort to reading notes that I jotted down in my phone while they both killed it) and then Johnny did one that turned into him whining that he never got a eulogy. He has a point. But I didn't care because he called me out for using Wikipedia for my eulogy. Fuck you Johnny Storm, you're coming back in two months anyway.
So, Mandy, Jen, and Aaron went downstairs to drink and dance (and lick Bacon; more on that later) apparently (big emphasis in the drinking) and Kevin, Bria, Linh, and I stayed upstairs with the kids. Well, I should just call them Kyle's and Bryent's friends, but they are young so I'll stick with kids. And there was more drinking done by us as we listened to Kevin's stories I believe. Eventually, one of the kids got really, really, drunk and I guess the only way to sober up was to take a shower for a half hour (and use all of Mandy's towels). So he's in there and Mandy, Jen, and Aaron get back and someone *cough*jen*cough* has had a little too much to drink, and needs to get into the bathroom. Leave it to Captain America to force a kid out of the shower and out the door. Damn Cap, I'm never messing with you. Anyway, Kevin and Aaron go into a long string of jokes at He Who Shall Not Be Named, which were the funniest jokes ever. They had to do with Kevin asking questions and Aaron answering as this guy, and it's not going to be possible for me to explain how funny this was, so I won't try. So the night ended, and Linh and Bria and I went back to our room.
Completely off topic, but right now, I am super hungry because I didn't eat lunch and I need to find something to eat but I'm going to finish this post first, because I know what's really important.
I honestly thought Saturday night was going to be the highlight of D*C 2011. I was clearly wrong. I'll start at the point where Linh and Bria and Mandy and I had to leave the Adult Themes panel to go on the Hydra Party Raid with SHIELD. We get to the Loft and meet up with Cap and the SHIELD guys, only to find out that The Marriott beat SHIELD to the Hydra party and shut it down. That actually ended up well for us because the Hydra guys were at the Loft too, and had a bag of free alcohol with them. Between that and the whiskey and the "gravy" that Eric and Dave and Griff (the aforementioned SHIELD guys) had with them, we were quite drunk. Some of use more than other. By some if us, I mean those with Asian genes. And, well, only one of hose with Asian genes. I'm sure you know who I'm talking about at this point. We had a great time with everyone there. Big thanks to Linh, BTW. She knows what I'm talking about. So, as the Loft is closing, Mandy, in her infinite wisdom, invites everyone back to her room. Everyone at this point was Kevin, Jen, Aaron, SHIELD Dave, Bria, Linh, and myself. And yet again, our conversation ends up on the same type of jokes as the previous night. Now, I was drunk, so I don't remember all of them. I did, however, do a lot of meeting that night. So let's go by that, and anyone else can add their bits and pieces in.
"That's some full service homosexuality right there." - Mandy (I don't know what this was in reference to. Maybe Kevin and Aaron were kinda wrestling around? I don't know)
There was Captain America lecturing SHIELD agents in bed. By that I mean, Kevin doing a lot of finger wagging at Linh and Bria as Linh seemed like she was intently listening to what he was saying and Bria looking like she wanted nothing more than for everybody to stop talking so she could go to sleep.
"That's where you've been keeping your phone? Your butt?" - Mandy
"OH HELL NO!! I DID NOT LICK BACON LAST NIGHT!!!" - Aaron (when Aaron and Jen and Mandy went dancing Saturday night, there apparently was a guy dressed as Bacon. And Aaron was dancing with him. A lot. They can probably tell the story better than me. But I guess at one point Aaron licked the costume. And when the story was told to us the next night, we had a lot of laughs. But Aaron flat out denied it happened.
"It bugs me. It puts a bug inside my brain, that's what bug means" - Aaron (another joke at the expense of the person I will not name, not that anybody on here probably knows him anyway)
"Hey (redacted), what are your thoughts on the DC reboot?" - Kevin
"It makes me sneeze a lot" - Aaron (this exchange is exactly the reason D*C is better than everything else)
There was some question that had to do with (redacted)'s feelings about other people costuming as a particular character, and I think the response was "I hope the ghost of a stegosaurus will appear and kill them so I'll be the only one. Another epic quote.
So those are all the tweets I had from that night. There were so many more jokes, and so much more laughter. Obviously, at some point, which I think was after 4am, Bria and Linh and I headed back to our room. I wish that night had never ended.
Everyone that was there Saturday and Sunday nights, help jog my memory of the foggier parts of the nights.
Like I said before, this post was to just say how awesome you guys are, and how much I miss you. I definitely had more to say than I thought I did.
P.S. The fall TV season started! HIMYM is going to piss me off, I already know. Quit dropping these bombshells, damnit! And Hawaii Five-0 is back. I love that show so much. Now I just gotta wait til Monday for House and about a month for Chuck's final season to start :(