Probably a few of you are staggering your way back into RL from a long Comic-Con weekend bender. I'm kind of bummed I didn't make it this year. Ok, I'm really bummed. Mr. TK and I planned to go, but it just didn't pan out. I took a day off work to purchase tickets the second they went on sale. I had the iMac, MacBook, and iPhone all in a line trying to navigate the Comic-Con ticket site. I have no idea how a website created by a bunch of computer geeks did not work. After a number of hours and several attempts on later dates, I finally threw in the towel. I texted Mr. TK and said "It's too fucking hard. We're not going." To which he replied, "Uh...OK. Where were we going?"
I never planned to attend the Breaking Dawn panel because I hate crowds. And screaming people. And crowds of screaming people. My people skills leave a lot to be desired. Nonetheless, I heard the BD panel-goers got to see an exclusive honeymoon clip. Bitches. (Yeah, yeah, yeah. I know they waited in line for days, rationed bathroom trips, etc, but don't begrudge me my bitterness.)
Here are some snippets from the Breaking Dawn panel. I dare you not to focus on how RPattz keeps making his hairtastrophe worse.
My favorite quote from the panel was RPattz talking about the honeymoon sex scenes. "The thing I was most nervous about was taking my shirt off...I don't want to get anyone's hopes up, I look like an inflatable frankfurter in some of those [scenes]." Oh Rob, that is like shooting fish in a barrel to make a joke out of that. You insult me. I expect to see your inflatable frankfurter as an apology.
Moving along, there were so many other panels I would have punched a Care Bear to attend. I would have loved to see the Psych group and the combined Steven Spielberg / Peter Jackson panel. I recently discovered 30 Rock (because I live under thirty rocks and have no clue what happens on the talking box) and would have cutabitch to see that crew. The list goes on and on and it will just make me more bitter to talk about it.
One panel I wasn't really interested in was Snow White and the Huntsman. Latchkey Wife and I sometimes share a brain and she had the same thought last night. I saw the Snow White cartoon when I was a kid and it fucked my shit up. From the freaky Queen to the singing unionized midgets, that cartoon was creeptastic. I have a grab bag full of issues from that movie, Sleeping Beauty, and Bambi. The fuck, Disney?
But I digress. I saw a rundown of the movie on TwiDazzledGal and now I'm intrigued. It's got some great names attached to it, including Kristen Stewart in the lead role. It looks like Joan of Arc meets Lord of the Rings. The Huntsman is hired to kill Snow White, but ends up training her all ninja-like to battle the Queen. I've had "Whistle While You Work" stuck in my head for thirty years. This might just be the thing to erase it from my memory. (Don't pretend it's not in your head now.) The movie won't be released until June 1, 2012, but I plan on seeing it if the heat from this summer doesn't kill me.
Did any of you go to Comic-Con? Please share the details so I can marinate in my jealousy. What was your favorite part of the experience? Do you still have "Whistle While You Work" stuck in your head?