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...that I can't even find the energy to watch this week's Stargate, which my TiVo has been protecting for me until my return. But it's a good tired! We're home safe from the con, I survived my brawl with the taxi driver (he tried to cheat me out of another $5, and I told him he could have his tip, or he could apply the amount to making up the 'fare.' His choice.), and my cat has stopped screaming at me and seems to be calming down a little bit about the trauma of it all.

I had an amazing time, and this year, I am committed to writing up con reports. Last year, it was this huge thing looming over me that I had to get just right, and the more I worked at it, the later it got, and the more pointless and hopeless it seemed. This year, I'm going to try and mix the experience with thoughts on the vids that struck me the most -- for good or for bad. This doesn't mean that I don't have thoughts on other vids that I'll want to post about, but some of them are definitely going to take multiple viewings to wrap my head around.

I'm thinking I'll do another post when the dvd arrives, where I go back and cover more vids, and maybe revise some impressions of vids I've already commented on. There was so much to watch, and one viewing often just can't do a vid justice, or be enough to comment coherently. In at least one instance -- the challenge show -- I found my interpretation of a vid to be about 180% degrees off from what the vidder had intended me to take away from it, and I think it was because I was focusing on the wrong things at the beginning. Definitely needed a second viewing.

Since this is my big con of the year, I will take my time a little bit though, and spread this out over several reports over the next few days.

I do regret, as always, the people I didn't get to see. I meant so much to meet more of the people from LJ this year, that I know only somewhat, or not at all, despite reading their ljs. But once again, things move so quickly, and get busy and crowded so fast, that you often end up with the people you already know, and by the end of the con feel like you were unintentionally insular. (Er. Not to say I didn't desperately want to see everyone I already know, just that I feel like somehow, you should be meeting *everyone*. And it's impossible, and just ends up with the Outback folks glaring at you when you try and get them to give you a table for 17.)

I'm hoping that next year's plan to include more info/lj stickers will help out in this respect. Squinting at people's con badges doesn't always help if you don't know their real name... And then of course, there are the times when you thing, "AH HA! SO AND SO! From LJ! Who I really wanted to meet!" and then you just stand there stupidly going "Er. Hello." without a clue what to say next...

Hope everyone is home safe and resting!

Work tomorrow. Have no idea how I'm going to drag my sorry self in and make myself focus...
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