Monthly Archives: September 2015

Heroes Reborn – Dark Matters Chapter 3

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Paul Blackthorne is AWESOME

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Went to Baltimore Comic Con yesterday. They had a few media type guests along with many comic book artists and writers and inkers and editors and, well everyone involved in the making of comic books.

Anyway, one of the media type people was Paul Blackthorne, the actor who currently plays Quentin Lance on Arrow. For me, he will always be my Harry Dresden. The Dresden Files might not have been the best way to bring the books to TV but I loved Paul’s portrayal of Harry, and he is how I picture him when I read the books now. (*write faster Jim Butcher*)

So, I’m standing in line and when I’m bored, I knit. It’s a totally unconcious thing for me, all muscle memory. It’s my turn, I hand over my ticket, pick a Dresden Files image and commence talking to Paul who is lovely in person and very chatty and a bit snarky and willing to listen to people gush about anything. Plus, his natural accent is awesome. Then he stops speaking and just stares at my hands. “She’s knitting and she doesn’t even need to look to do it and my Nan used to do that” were the sorts of things he said once he began speaking again.

OH. MY. GOD. I have momentarily mesmerized Paul Blackthorne with my mad knitting skills. Life achievement unlocked.

He signed my picture, we finished chatting and I walked away from the booth, holding the pic away from me so the silver sharpie could dry. I put the pic in a sleeve and then tweeted my above statement because honestly, how many times do you get to mesmerize Paul Blackthorne in your life?

Once we got home, I pulled pictures out of the sleeve where I’d kept them and then began to laugh like a madwoman. Here is how he signed my picture –

“Nice scarf”

Xenia – Window Pain

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Window Pain

Are you afraid
That you will never be the one
Why are you trying too hard to belong
Are you searching
Are you searching for something
For me

Heard you were lost
And I left the compass in your drawer
Followed the sounds
Footsteps on the floor
I’ll be waiting
I’ll be waiting forever
For you

The river flows so cold
Like the blood in your veins
Oh oh no I’m just a window pain
You see right through me
You see right through me oh

There’s nothing I can say that’ll make you stay
As loud as I call you still walk away
You see right through me
You see right through me oh
I’m just a window pain

You feel the days
They’re moving faster than before
Thought you’d make it
To where you want to go
Are you aching
I feel you aching all over
Why don’t you need me

The river flows so cold
Like the blood in your veins
Oh oh no I’m just a window pain
You see right through me
You see right through me oh

There’s nothing I can say that’ll make you stay
As loud as I call you still walk away
You see right through me
You see right through me oh
I’m just a window pain

Is this is where you come sing
I’m the one that you feel like I am nothing
You’re the one who’s kicking me out
Throwing arrows at my skin
As I ready to let you in
But you walk out

The river flows so cold
Like the blood in your veins
Oh oh no I’m just a window pain
You see right through me
You see right through me oh

There’s nothing I can say that’ll make you stay
As loud as I call you still walk away
You see right through me
You see right through me oh
I’m just a window pain

Glen Hansard – Her Mercy

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This video for Her Mercy was shot 2 years ago when Glen & band were recording in Chicago. They stayed at a hotel that’s attached to the cafe where my Big Kid worked. She had no idea they’d checked in but had been a Glen fan for years. She had her back to the counter while working on another order and heard a customer come up. As soon as he started talking, she knew it was Glen. She collected herself before turning around and even managed to not pass out. (*proud Mom moment*) They were there for several days and everyone was exceedingly nice.