That’s the general consensus amongst the multitude that came to see my silly candy creation this past weekend.
It’s pretty true, I guess. Once you subtract the 60 hours per week I spend at work, I guess that does leave a billion odd hours to be all nerdtastic. The title of the thread was “What I Did Over Christmas Vacation.” Vacation, I believe is synonymous with free time. But whatever.
Quite the interesting experience, being link-bounced like that all over the Web. Someone summed it up amazingly on their site when they said that it was “the ultimate microcosm of fandom.” (Sorry can’t remember exactly who you were, but that was perfect!)
On one hand we had the nerdy fan-boys like myself who would actually do something like that, and people who appreciated its silliness. Then there were the detractors, of which there were two camps: 1) The literalistic fundamentalist Tolkienists who made sure to point out the many flaws in the design and construction. To you I only have to say, “It’s just candy”, and 2) The general, “what is this nerdy shit?” surly Internet Serious Bidness types. To you I only have to say, “It’s just candy.”
Over all, as I said before, the comments and general feelings towards the whole silly fun, sugary sweet experiment were overwhelmingly positive. Unfortunately, this blog really isn’t about candy, or sculpture, or candy sculpture. So, after today I’ll be getting back to the regular pissing and moaning, which if you guys feel like sticking around and reading that as well, I’d be more than happy to have you. If not, I totally understand, though we’ve been kicking around the idea of doing some nerdy themed Easter Eggs in a few weeks to sate our collective sci-fi/fantasy nerdlust. There will be a sequel next year, and it will be bigger, better and sweeter.
So, if you’ll excuse me, I have to get back to my staggering amount of free time, which – without projects like this – I spend staring at walls.
Additionally, today is my girlfriend, Eileen’s, birthday. She’s the sweetest, most beautiful woman I’ve ever had the pleasure, opportunity and honor of being with. I just wanted to use this spot to say Happy Birthday Baby, these past three years have been the best of my life.
PS: She does too exist, I’ve attached some photo evidence of her non-hair-lipped, braces lacking, gorgeous self (can’t say the same for me though). :-p