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July 23rd, 2008
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Penguicon pictures from the past

Anne looming over Neil
Originally uploaded by netmouse.

Yesterday I went looking for a document from before I got this computer and went into a whirl of looking through old files and deleting and moving them around, merging files from this computer, my old work laptop, and the computer I had before that, as well as CDs of backups from years past.

One of the things I came upon was this picture Jeff took of me and Neil Gaiman at Penguicon 2.0. It was in with my files on that year's Penguicon instead of being with my pictures from it (which were in my netmouse.com folder and not in with the rest of my pictures, anyway), so I hadn't seen it in a while. The rest of my pictures from that year I have previously only shared with a few friends, partly because there are pictures of me in a bikini and I used to feel more negatively about my weight and form at the time than I do now. Now you all get to see them.

Other people featured in the set from Penguicon 2.0 include Pete Abrams and his then-assistant Trillian, Neil's son Mike, Chuck, Rennie, and the rest of the gang who joined us for a pool party that Saturday night, followed by a "massage Trillian" party that was even more fun.

The set includes two of my favorite pictures that I've ever taken, this picture of Chuck and Rennie curled up together at the party and this one of Neil at breakfast on Monday, finally looking rested and ready for his drive back home (he drove here in the Mini Cooper that spring, partly I think to show it to Mike). During the time that Chuck and Rennie were together it gave me a warm fuzzy feeling to have given them an image of their closeness that they both liked. Even though they're no longer together, I hope they still like the picture; I certainly do. I also found it a powerful example of the way the noflash version of a picture can be so much better than the same picture with the flash on.

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From:netmouse
Date:July 23rd, 2008 02:37 pm (UTC)
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He's just this guy, you know?

Come to Anticipation next year and meet him! Or maybe we can convince him to come to Michigan again one of these days (just gotta get Tori to tour here again...).

I missed you as well. Looking forward to seeing you Saturday.
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From:stardustgirl
Date:July 23rd, 2008 06:56 pm (UTC)
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I remember that Penguicon! :-) That was a fun time. He does need to visit Michigan again... makes it easier for those of us in Indiana to say "hi". I'll also probably forever have a warm spot in my little gearhead heart for that Mini.
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From:dionysus1999
Date:July 23rd, 2008 08:01 pm (UTC)
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It's funny, I didn't know much about Neil when I was at P2. I've certainly become a fan since that time.

And you look great in your bikini. ;)
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From:foms
Date:July 24th, 2008 01:43 am (UTC)
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My father, he say to me, "Nando, don't be a schnurk. It's not how you feel, it's how you lurk and, dahling, you lurk mahvellous."
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From:netmouse
Date:July 24th, 2008 03:27 pm (UTC)
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*giggle*

*smile*

thanks.
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From:foms
Date:July 24th, 2008 04:09 pm (UTC)
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Sometimes, you loom mahvellous.
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