dizzojay: (Dean)
Where on earth is this year going?

There was a post on my Facebook page this morning that announced that it's 28 days - only 4 weeks until Jus in Bello begins.  Things have been so busy in real life generally, that this hadn't even registered to me, but yes, this time in four weeks, I'll be in Roma with [livejournal.com profile] amberdreams, [livejournal.com profile] xlittleangx, [livejournal.com profile] herminekurotowa, [livejournal.com profile] heavenli24, [livejournal.com profile] sinfulslasher, [livejournal.com profile] sillie82, (and probably several others)  looking forward to meeting the boys again!!!  Excited?  me?  Nah  ... YES!!!

Once again, I've managed to snag a meet and greet with Jensen.  Nervous - moi?  what di you think  ...



Okay, so that'll be my ovaries then ...

Brain is steadfastly refusing to function; I've yet to think of a decent or insightful question to ask him.  I don't think 'can I lick you?' is going to really show me in the best light ... although at this rate, it might be all I can manage.

Before JIB, however, there's another equally significant matter to deal with.  The lovely [livejournal.com profile] sasha_dragon and I are venturing up to Blackpool on the weekend before JIB.  We're sharpening our elbows and sallying forth into the melee that is Asylum 18, and that is going to be one long hoot from beginning to end.  For anyone who doesn't know Blackpool, it's the biggest shithole going, so it's wonderful to think that for once, instead of being seen as a congregation of weirdos, Asylum might actually raise the tone of the place!

May is going to be crazy, busy, full of amazing friends and fun, fun, FUN!



Are you sure I can't lick you?
dizzojay: (Dean)
Wow, 2017 already!  Because 2016 is so last year ...

It was a funny old year.  From a personal point of view, the main change this year was that, in the spring, I got myself a shiny new job where I'm feeling valued and appreciated, and enjoying a social life unlike anything I ever experienced in 13 years in the charity sector! From a fandom point of view, it's been another fantastic year.  I've attended three conventions, had Jensen take a photo of my artwork, took part in GISHWHES, and just generally celebrated the fact that I am lucky enough to be a part of this amazing and fantastic group of people!

I met even more of you in person, and that was special, so very special to be able to finally enjoy real hugs as opposed to virtual hugs!

So here it is, because I did it last year and it was fun to do, my fandom review of 2016!

Okay, so this is the one thing I'm not proud of! In 2016, I only wrote 21,613 words.  I've only counted story words, and that's the lowest number of words I've written in one full year since I've been in fandom.  My writing muse has disowned me completely, and the awkward little tart is showing no signs of returning.  I think longer work hours and a busy life generally has gone some way to killing my inspiration, but I live in hope that she'll come back one day!.


Anyhow, that said, here's the fun stuff ... )
dizzojay: (Dean)
I'm well aware that I'm very lucky to be in a position to be able to go to conventions here in the UK and once each year in Rome.  I've had some of the happiest times of my life at these events, and can't begin to describe how much all the friendships I've made mean to me.

For that reason, the day will never dawn when these memories invovling these amazing, special people and this amazing, special fandom don't make me very, very happy!



Great big huge happy Dizzo picspam )
dizzojay: (Dean)
I'M BACK!!!!

A combination of GISHWHES, work and weekend art commitments has kept me busy, busy busy, and I've seriously missed my Livejournal time over the last week.  I've been dipping in and out via my phone whenever I can, and  there are definitely a few posts I will catch up on, so bear with me!!

Anyhoo, this last week has given me so many reasons to be happy (and one reason not to be happy ... *points to streaming cold and hacking cough which is now in it's ninth day and still going strong*)

So I thought I'd do one of those 'five reasons to be happy' things for today's entry to this meme because, well, yeah ... I've got five good reasons to be happy!




Five happy reasons )

So, all in all, it's a good time to be Dizzo!
dizzojay: (Dean)
Forgive the capslock, but ...


I GOT MY PASS FOR JUS IN BELLO NEXT YEAR!!!



Jensen approves!
dizzojay: (Dean)
This little snippet just sums up how adorable Jensen was at JIB. He's not scared of Daniela, (the organiser), not at all!

I get the giggles every time I watch this!

Credit: CharlotteWithGreenEyes


dizzojay: (Dean)
Busted!

I was caught loitering with intent in the foyer at JIB on a random video ...
(Credit Вульфхарт Торовна Youtube)


dizzojay: (Dean)
I think it's no secret that Jus in Bello is a very special con.
We all know the guys really love it there because, well hello?  Rome ...

It's pretty much a given that all the guys let their hair down at JiB;l there's a real 'holiday' atmosphere, and this year was no different.  Once again, Jus in Bello was a very, very special experience, and I feel so very priileged to have been a part of it.



JiB - pictures and words! )
dizzojay: (Dean)
I'm finally home after a fabulous, amazing, wonderful few days in Rome.

I don't even know where to begin; I'll need to gather a few thoughts and scan my pictures, but just before I head on up to my bed, here are a few brief thoughts ...



JIB Thoughts )
dizzojay: (Dean)
You know, this one ...



This happened right at the end of the closing ceremony and it was a completely spontaneous moment.  It wasn't showboating, it wasn't for the fans, it wasn't premeditated or choreographed.  It wasn't for anyone else but them.

It was a private moment played out in front of 800 people and cameras, and clearly neither of them cared.  It was an act of complete shameless love and concern between brothers, and it shows just how far they have both come in learning to feel at ease with us and trust us.

After Jared's issues last year, it was plain to see that Jensen was so overwhelmed with relief, he practically threw himself at Jared. No hesitation, no playing to the audience, just ... WHAM!  With the support of all his friends, and not least Gen, who made the journey with him, Jared had come through the weekend; but he hadn't just survived it, he'd positively thrived.  And oh boy, wasn't Jensen proud of him.

Look at the body language - they couldn't get closer to each other if they tried, it's like they're trying to occupy the same space - physics can go screw itself!

It was support, gratitude, relief, love and thanks all rolled into one special instant between them, and it reduced the room to a sighing, gasping mess!

And that, right there, illustrates exactly why these two amazing and fabulous guys are so very, very special to us.
dizzojay: (Dean)
Well, JIBcon is all over for another year.  I fly home tomorrow and post-con blues are setting in with a vengeance!

I have the consolation of seeing Jason Manns, Rob Benedict, Tim Omundson, Jensen and a couple of others at the Jailbreak concert tonight and then that's it.  All over.  Job done for another year.

*sigh*

Anyhow, it's been an absolute blast; possibly one of the best ever - and that takes some doing!

Warning: I will be torturing you with my pictures soon, but in the meantime, here's a taster (because uploading pictures on the Hilton WiFi here is PAINFUL!!!)

In my Jared and Misha photo, I said just once I wanted to be the tallest one in the picture:



Poor Jared was practically on his knees, and we still only just managed it!
dizzojay: (Dean)
Too much wine ... check
Unhealthy craving for coconut gelato ... check
Aching feet ... check
Catching up with great friends ... check
Lots of laughing ... check
Jensen just being completely ... *waves from floor* ... check
Jared bouncing more than tigger ... check
Misha being a nutter ... check
Guests being totally adorable ... check
Trying to be in two places at once.  Failing ... check
More fabulous JIBcon memories ... check

Yep, Jus in Bello all going according to plan so far!
dizzojay: (Dean)
Okay, work is finished for a week.
Packing all done.
Nails done.
Passport and paperwork packed.
Euros bought and packed.
Online check in done.
Bus to Heathrow booked.

This time tomorrow I'll be in beautiful Roma, all ready for Jus in Bello.

Now, I can relax!!!




Oh look, Jensen's waiting for me ...

dizzojay: (Dean)
It's 2016 already?  Where the heck did 2015 go?

It was a funny old year.  From a personal point of view, everything was ticking along happily; from a work point of view, everything went to shit; but from a fandom point of view, I have never before felt so inolved and so blessed as I feel to be a part of this amazing group of people.

I met so many of you in person, and that was special, so very special to be able to finally enjoy real hugs as opposed to virtual hugs!  I also went to three conventions and took part in Reverse Big Bang for the first time (thanks [livejournal.com profile] amberdreams, you are totally my enabler!)

So here it is, because everyone else is doing it and if I ever did have an original thought in my head, it would be very lonely, my fandom review of 2015!



So that was 2015 )
dizzojay: (Dean)
I just discovered that I managed to secure a J2M trio photo op at Jus In Bello next year !!!




Below, Jensen accurately demonstrates a fairly accurate representation of my current mood ...

dizzojay: (Dean)
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I GOT MY ANGEL PASS FOR JUS IN BELLO 2016!!!!!!!


More dancing Jensen ... )
dizzojay: (Dean)
Some of you may all remember that before Asylum 14 and Jus in Bello I was scribbling away feverishly to draw a number of character portraits to get signed at A14 and Jus in Bello.

Somehow, I manage to complete nine, and I was delighted that I managed to get them all signed.  here is the outcome:


Pictures )
dizzojay: (Dean)
You wanted to see my photos - so here they are in all their gruesome glory!

I'll post the Jus in Bello ones here, Asylum ones to follow!



JIB - pics and rambles! )
dizzojay: (Dean)
Okay, so everyone else on my F-list seems to be doing this and I'm not ashamed to admit that I'm a complete and utter lemming, so here's my fandom review of 2014 as best I can compile it ...

Once again I've played exclusively in the Supernatural sandbox this year, and although my fan fiction has tailed off a little, it's been probably my busiest year in fandom since I discovered that wonderful madhouse five years ago!

Dizzo's 2014 )

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