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allhailgrimlock

Grimlock ♥ Ultra Magnus

I'm a well read grad student who's bluntly honest about all things, although I try to be most honest about myself.   

Currently reading

Describing Archives: A Content Standard by Saa (2013-12-01)
Saa
Progress: 20/198pages
Murder of Crows
Anne Bishop
Progress: 121/354pages
Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy Prelude (2017) #2
David Pilgrim, Chris Allen
West Coast Avengers (2018-) #1
Kelly Thompson, Stefano Caselli
Mr. and Mrs. X (2018-) #2
Oscar Bazaldua, Kelly Thompson, Terry Dodson
Daredevil (2015-) #606
Charles Soule, Phil Noto
Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur (2015-) #34
Natacha Bustos, Brandon Montclare
Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur (2015-) #33
Natacha Bustos, Brandon Montclare
Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy Prelude (2017) #1
David Pilgrim, Chris Allen
Raptor Red
Robert T. Bakker
Progress: 100/246pages

So, so amazing!

I met one man who is from France and in publishing just talking in the dealers room.   Bought a bunch of books, most on sale and picked up a bunch of free books.   

 

But mostly, I was worried that people wouldn't sign to Grimlock or would make it weird that I wanted it on my badge.   I've been hiding behind 'it's my pseudonym' because explaining that I hate my body and why is really hard face to face.   I have many books that I already cherish because the authors didn't blink when they signed to me.   I made an uneasy joke the first time.

 

Special shoutout to Barry Longyear for brushing that off and simply accepting it because it gave me the confidence boost to give the name I want without apology.   I'm sitting in the back room of a panel and trying not to cry in relief.   Sometimes people are so kind - not even realizing that it will mean anything to someone or how much is a kindness it is - that it makes me too happy to contain myself.   I'm writing this instead of crying.