There's an amazing photo making the rounds on social media without credit, but thanks to Google I tracked down the source over on Reddit:
This is Coen in his new BB-8 chair, meeting BB-8! Coen's dad did the chair modifications himself, and describes the encounter over on Reddit:
"They both got really excited. BB8 responded with rapid 'excitement' beeps. Coen had the biggest smile on his face pretty much throughout the interaction.
"Coen was emotional enough from the whole experience from that day (and the meet and greets with Kylo and Chewy) that he started leaking from the eyes due to lack of any other way to express himself. Coen ended up tickling BB8 and BB8 'laughed' so that became the game, and was frankly very cute."
Well now *I'M* leaking. This is wonderful.
Hey, you've got at least one friend you send weird links to, right? Good.
Send this one and say nothing:
Not the photo gallery we need, but the one we deserve.
I know there are a lot of Terry Pratchett fans here, so hold onto your socks while I show you Poppy Twiggler's JAW-DROPPING Discworld build:
Hang on, we need Poppy in there for scale:
I KNOW RIGHT?!
Here's the top:
I love the resin waterfalls over the edge!
Talk about your trunk space, check THIS action out:
Then there's more, because the turtle A'tuin glows in the dark:
Go check out Poppy's IG account for build photos and more fun SFX builds, like Hagrid's hut! Projects like this make me so happy.
Speaking of happy feelz, hang on, 'cuz I'm about to hit you with some more:
For George and Ginger's 60th wedding anniversary their granddaughter - a professional photographer - surprised them with a special photo shoot, and I'm not crying, OK YES I'M CRYING:
Just look at their faces, you guys. Forget celebrity couples and Hollywood style romance: this is what true love looks like. Love that lasts and laughs and grows old together.
I can't wait to boop noses with a gray-haired John someday.
Now pass the tissues, I'm crying again. Dangit.
Go see the rest of Ginger & George's photos - and read the sweet story of how they met - over on Abigail Gingerale Photography. You can also follow Abigail on FB!
With Disney churning out live action re-makes of every animated film they've ever made (and I'm not complaining because the new Mulan trailer IS LIFE), I think it's time to pay our respects to this absolutely hysterical "low budget" live action song from Emperor's New Groove, aka one of Disney's most criminally underrated classics:
(Oh right, it's not in English - but we all know the song by heart anyway, right?)
The water spray! The theme song guy! I want to hang out with these people. Love it.
Here comes some food for thought:
Have you heard the term "Highly Sensitive Person," or HSP? Before last week I hadn't, although it turns out I knew the concept, just not the name. (In college I read a book that categorized it - rather unfortunately - as "high arousal" vs "low arousal," though it's not a sexual thing.) Anyway, someone on FOE linked to this article, and I found it fascinating:
I'm all 27 points, right down to the lifetime of nightmares and being walloped by OTC drugs, and I think John's most of these as well. That said, it's worth noting that many of these are also traits of everything from anxiety (#4 is a definite sign of impaired adrenals), to autism, so it's not a medical diagnosis by any means. Anyway, I'm curious how many of you will identify with these, and how much it overlaps with being an introvert - or maybe is mistaken for being an introvert? Hmm. Like I said, interesting stuff.
And finally, I'll end with the greatest video I've seen all month. Heck, possibly all year:
A baby bat eating watermelon. I repeat, A BABY BAT EATING WATERMELON.
Trust me, you're gonna want to watch this to the end. Ermergersh.
Today John and I are off to MetroCon in Tampa, so if you're there this weekend, look for us wandering with our camera gear! Metro was my favorite con last year, as it's a bit smaller (so less stress) and has a younger crowd that really radiates acceptance and joy. There's a big dance floor and silliness and sing-alongs, and after this week, MY BODY IS READY. Anyway, I'm hoping to have both video and flash photos for you next week, so stay tuned for those - and watch my Story on Instagram or FB, as I'll be posting fun stuff from the floor all weekend!