google-site-verification: google935433b691795853.html KRISTY BERRIDGE: 2011-10-30

Saturday, 5 November 2011

Supanova 2011

Welcome to Supanova ... Kristy!
What is Supanova you say? Only Australia's answer to ComicCon - a pop culture convention inspiring comic book creators, fantasy and horror authors, gamers and die hard fans of science fiction who dress up in storm trooper outfits and have a thing for swords.
With thousands upon thousands of people coming to meet and greet, it's sure to be an event to remember, and boy it certainly was!
I have to say, I wanted to point fingers at first, mumble under my breath about the crazy outfits and general dedication to looking ridiculous, but I found myself smiling, thinking I was somewhat under-dressed. The more people that poured through the gates, the crazier the outfits became. I saw Pikachu, Batman, Dr Who, Indianna Jones, the security team from the Umbrella corporation, along with many other Japanese Anime characters I've never bloody heard of.


So I've decided that next year I'm definitely going to join in on the fun. No, I'm not going to strap on a corsett and don purple hair. I'm not going to strike you with a light saber or kick your iron man costume. I'm going to be an exhibitor, especially now that I have a decidely awesome t-shirt design and lots of inspiration to 'Geek it up'. (Apologies to all Geeks for the generalisation. Apologies again for calling you 'Geeks' repeatedly).

I'm also going to need a security team to keep crazy fans at bay ... *rolls eyes* As if.
No, I don't need minders,  but I'll probably need help keeping my dad in line. I left him alone for five minutes today and a Cyberman got hold of him and nearly choked the living crap out of him!
Anyway, I had an ace time. Thanks so much to all the crazies of Brisbane, you guys rock and I'll see you all next year!

Kristy :)

Friday, 4 November 2011

Follow Friday #6

Hi everyone, it's Follow Friday again! As per usual we need to thank our illustrious hosts Rachel of http://parajunkee.com/ and Alison of http://www.alisoncanread.com/
The idea behind Follow Friday is to encourage interaction between bloggers, extending invitation to join and also returning the favour. Please make sure that you follow our two hosts, follow me of course and if you want a follow in return, please leave a comment so I can find you!

This week we don't have a typical question to answer, but rather a request to post a picture of ourselves and our current read. Since I'm waiting on a rather large shipment of books from Booktopia, I've decided to continue on with Kelley Armstrong's series 'Women of the Otherworld'. Next time I'll find a book big enough to hide my head ...

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Things that go bump!

So, this is a rather quick mid-week entry from me, but as per usual, I've found something to say. Today it's about the things that go bump, not necessarily in the night, but when you least bloody expect it!
In Australia we are unfortunately plagued with all sorts of disgusting creatures you wish you could fumigate or slap under the heavy handed thud of your other half's shoe (Never your own shoes, too gross to scrape off later).
We have poisonous snakes, spiders, creepy looking locust things and lizards that tend to keep out of your way unless you go wandering into the bush. But the rest of the Ickies think it's their God given right to take up residence within the home!
So my story starts with a fear of cockroaches. Now, they freak me out so badly that I'm not even going to post a picture of one in fear that I may hack and spit. Roughly the size of a dining room table (or so it seems when your running flat out in the other direction), they come after you without remorse. Those little bastards will literally scurry as fast as their filthy little legs will take them, honing in on me like sonar as I run screaming and helpless. This is all well and good if hubby is there to hunt them down, but when I'm alone???
Yeah, you've got me pegged. I find the highest point in the room, balance on my toes and keep my eyes on that little sucker until I muster up the courage to throw something at it.
Then of course you've got the things that fly. The reason this story came to me was because I was accosted by such a creature on my way to the car this morning. There I am, innocently checking my mailbox when I hear a buzz in my ear, thunderously loud and close enough that I ducked, expecting a swarm of killer bees.
The noise stopped, I uncovered my head with my hands and went back to fishing out my mail. But then, the stir of air, the flutter of an exoskeletal wing set and the buzzing was back!
Rhino Beetle
Screaming I ran for the house, flailing my arms around me wildly and praying it didn't fly as fast as I ran. I could see it now, it's disgusting black body keeping pace and tormenting me with it's weird little horn. Thankfully I made it, the Rhino beetle but mere inches from me as it slammed into the closing door.
It was in that moment that I realised that there are some things that God seriously f#%@!ed up on creation day. One of them was cucumbers, and the other thing was useless creepy bugs trying to take the piss out of me. So, yes, I may be a total girl when it comes to the weird little creepy crawlies, but seriously, do they have a genuine purpose? Do we really need a hissing rhino beetle, crickets that chew through your veggie patch and caterpillars that give you hives?
My answer is no. Everyone, please feel free to weigh in, everyone that is except for biologists and entomologists - we don't need positive affirmations from the bug lovers.

Kristy :)