I brushed my hair back with a sleeve and walked up to her. She seemed surprised to see me, and then angry.
She was about to say something, but I cut her off, smiling. "Something wrong?"
"What could possibly be wrong?" she said. "And what's more, what's up with that cheerful attitude? I thought you of all people would care about this. Has your 'case' gotten boring?"
"What?" I pushed forward, my face close to hers. "It's you who doesn't take this seriously. You've been an obstacle this whole time. When I've tried to talk to you, you've done nothing but blow me off. And I'm sure you've been telling the other people I've been dating—"
"Shut up, Trace! Why shouldn't I tell them that you're not even interested? That you're messing with people for the sake of your investigation? And I can tell you, it's not just me who thinks you're a joke! Even your parents..."
"What are you talking about?!" This was really getting into a heated argument.
"And Zander thought you should leave things alone even before yesterday! And you haven't got anywhere! Anywhere!"
"No, that's not true!" I shouted.
"I don't think it even bothers you that everything is so messed up! He's a friend of your family, Trace! What about Zander's engagement?"
I tried to say something sensible. "Well, they broke it off, of course—"
"She's nearly suicidal! And you're spending your time down here doing some shopping!"
"That's not fair," I said.
"Don't even start!" she screamed. "Get lost!"
"Fine, fine." I put my hands up. "I'm backing away, Rachel. Maybe you're right."
She didn't respond. Maybe she didn't hear me. She just stalked away. I watched her go out of the corner of my eye.
...I'm out of time, aren't I?
The cosplay cafe was pretty cool. It was fun to sit around with people. I won a raffle, and I got a cute shopping bag. Uun, it was pretty awesome!
A guy also smacked me a lot while I hid my face and went "Kyaa~~ Stop hitting me~"... Something to do with my t-shirt. Oh, I guess it was first sold at the con, so there's no picture in the store. It's a really cute drawing of a boy in a dress, but it says "uke" on it, which is a little embarrassing. It's in the picture here... or, more direct. (Wait, I guess it actually says "heart-shaped L uke".)
From the post (I changed the text a little):
One voice mail I received said “I’ve got kids; this really scares the hell out of me. Is there something I should be doing? Is this real?” He left an email address. Slightly shaken at his tone, I wrote back saying that, no, this is one of those crazy internet hoaxes and that I’ve got a four year old myself and my biggest worry for 2012 is what she is going to be like as a seven year old.
He wrote back relieved. Weird, I thought. This didn’t seem like typical pseudo-science wackiness. This guy was inherently skeptical about the 2012 claims, and was happy when someone with a ring of authority told him there was nothing to it, but, still something had made him worried enough that he had tracked down some astronomer he had never met and called him to reassure him about the safety of his family.
At some point they will break the silence and say “Surprise! The world is not ending! This is just a movie! Aren’t we clever?” And we’ll all be so happy that we’ll decide the best way to celebrate is to go see a movie. Any movie except one from Sony Pictures.
Maybe at that point I’ll quit getting phone calls from people who are scared for the continued existence of their families. Or maybe not. Maybe this fear-mongering ad campaign is not the reason I’ve gotten so many more scared phone calls and email messages lately.
As far as the research goes, ummm... I'm reading. I'm not really concentrating on it, though. Gender transformation fiction is still eating my head to a scary extent. With the Prozac and stuff, lately I've been feeling kind of strange. And I don't really have anyone to talk to about it, except my mom a little bit.
Even though I procrastinate so much on things that don't have deadlines, I finally got all my documents to Montreal. It looks like there are no dates in the summer, which I guess I should have expected, so I'm going to take off the first part of winter session. ...That's my plan. I don't know if I can do that and stay in Honours, though.
Hey Andy (or anyone else who lives here), I put it on some DVDs if you want it. And, I made one with the copy of wifl's hard drive.
Hmm, it was really neat to run into Griffin. He's getting pretty good at some parkouring moves. I didn't see him hurl himself off any ledges onto metal staircases or anything, but he did climb up on a one-story parking kiosk and then front-flip off the roof. Plus, Vancouver is beautiful, so it's nice to walk around downtown even if Griffin wasn't doing awesome stuff in the foreground.
"Eversion" is scary. :3
I'm spending kind of a lot of money on random stuff like a bookend and a safety flashlight and stuff for my room... Maa, ne. Oh, that reminds me, I was gonna do laundry.
Fin and Dr. Gupta (separately) said really nice things to me yesterday.
One of the ways that I'm procrastinating is by working on this mix... This is probably enough time spent thinking about this story, so I'm just gonna finish this and... like, start drawing, or something?
( the last song... :3 )
I did okay this term.
|Green's Functions and Variational Integrals||A+|
|Real Analysis II||A+|
|Topics in Algebra||A+ (100!)|
|Computer science 111~||?|
I guess... I won't go to Ritsumeikan, since they close it on July 1, so I'd have to move then, and I'd probably rather be with the same group of people the whole summer, mou. On the other hand, I bet it would be really really cool... :3^_^