Hello. I'm so tired and busy lately. Also we've moved onto the treatment part of the CBT group, which as of last Wednesday is half over, so that's a little bit stressful. But helpful, so far. I had a bit of a wobble last week, which I may talk about later, but I took some time and got through it alright, I think. I am putting some of it down to the fact I went to Leeds last Tuesday, then Wakefield on Wednesday for the CBT group, then slept in and had my nephew on Thursday, then slept in and had my other nephew on Friday. Doing things day after day after day isn't really a good idea for me, I think. But I'm not sure what to do about it, because for the next few weeks I will have the group in Wakefield on Wednesday, my youngest nephew on Thursday, and my oldest nephew on Friday pretty much every week. Oh well.
This week I also did that, then went to the Thought Bubble comic convention in Leeds yesterday. I thought I might just be exhausted today, but I seem to be alright. Basically, the writer and artist of Scary Go Round
and Bad Machinery
was going to be there, and there's a few things I've been eyeing in his shop and it was a chance to go buy them without paying for postage or messing about with online shops. And was doing a convention exclusive book with all the Bad Machinery strips so far in it (it was my last/only chance!). And I like comics. So off I went. It was quite good actually, I had to get up a bit ridiculously early, but it was easy to find, I think I accidentally waited in line when I didn't have to since I'd pre-booked my tickets, but there were lots of cosplayers there, and lots of stalls. I bought a few little picture things, almost pounced on some Girl Genius books before realising it was 6 and 7, and I don't have 1 yet. Eventually I found John Allison and probably freaked him out a bit with my non-talking style of communication, but I got my books. And I spent a slightly ridiculous amount, but I did get some quite lovely things. And Paul Cornell was there, because apparently there is no escape from him. But it was lovely, and I found out about a few new comics/artists I quite liked. I was all ready to go at about quarter to 2, having been all around the stands and spent as much as I was prepared to. But then I thought as I was there and had a ticket, I may as well go to as much of it as I could, and stuck around for quite a nice little panel about a publishing/comic group called Metaphrog, and then a panel about women in comics. Then I came home, with all my stuff, just in time for Strictly Come Dancing. Yay.
Also I have been thinking about Emmerdale, obviously. There are many things I could say about Emmerdale, but a lot of them don't make any sense and involve Lady Gaga. This week is Nathan Wylde's last week on the screen, he is leaving on Friday, and it's going to be kind of awful before he goes. I LOVE HIM. I DON'T WANT HIM TO LEAVE. I WANT TO VID HIM TO ALL THE LADY GAGA SONGS IN THE WORLD. However, I've fallen kind of in love with some of the soap mags out at the moment. A few weeks ago when Nathan was kidnapped by Cain and being kept tied up and gagged in a barn, someone wrote in to Inside Soap and said it served him right after everything he'd done, and they replied that "We did miss Nathan's usual scathing comments while he was gagged, though...". And then in the latest issue of Soaplife, someone wrote in to say "I think it's a real shame actor Lyndon Ogbourne is leaving Emmerdale. His character Nathan Wylde has been a brilliant baddie and caused so much trouble, plus he's very good looking. Let's hope he'll come back one day to scam Declan and the entire village.", and they made it their star letter and awarded it £25. I KNOW HOW YOU FEEL, SOAPLIFE. Also, according to Lyndon Ogbourne Nathan is 24
. What? That's not what it says on the Wikipedia page
. But if so, OH MY GOD. NATHAN.
In other news, from last week's Emmerdale episodes:
Nathan Wylde: still baffled and alarmed by heterosexuality.
I love him so much. OH.