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26 January 2013 @ 09:09 am
fanboy moment!  
So last night I was catching up on Guy Gavriel Kay's journal instead of going to sleep as I should have been, and I'm skimming along and something italicized caught my eye as I flashed past it:

Meeting Guy Gavriel Kay pretty much turned me into a gibbering idiot. The worst part was that he’s kind of shy, so after I babbled at him I literally couldn’t figure out a way to keep–or more accurately, *start*–an actual coversation. “I love your books!” I said to him. “They make me cry!”

“Everybody says that,” he responded, a little wryly. “I’m afraid that’s what they’ll put on  my gravestone: “He made me cry.””

Me: *inane attempts to assure him I meant it in a good way, followed by slinking off feeling silly*


Huh, I thought as I skimmed by, that sounds like something I'd write. Or wrote. Wait. WAIT. I DID WRITE THAT!WHAT?!? *scrolls back, discovers that yes, in fact, I have been name-checked in GGK's journal, turns purple from blushing*!

Anyway, the post was about author encounters, and somebody had pointed him at a guest blog I'd done recently where I was asked if there were any writers that made me weak in the knees at the idea of meeting, to which I responded the above. :) He said he wasn't actually shy, and I admitted that possibly my SHEER NERVOUSNESS had caused me to attribute shyness to him when it was really more panic and flailing on my part. :)

And then this morning he'd emailed me to say "Next time we're in the same area, find me, and if you eschew nervousness I shall endeavor not to be shy!"

Excuse me while I do a totally dorkalicious fanboy dance. :)
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Deborah Blakedeborahblakehps on January 26th, 2013 11:17 am (UTC)
WOOT!!!!!
Geek of Weird Shit: statlerwaldorfgows on January 26th, 2013 12:40 pm (UTC)
Awesomesauce. :)
Michael M Jonesoneminutemonkey on January 26th, 2013 03:25 pm (UTC)
I had much the same experience at World Fantasy in Toronto, when I ended up in a three way conversation with Ted Chiang. I didn't entirely know at the time who he was, only that I was supposed to know who he was, and apparently he, like so many authors, is a trifle on the nervous side when dealing with strangers, so he was a little awkward, and I was a little awkward, and the whole time, I had the feeling that he was looking at me and thinking "My god, what a blithering idiot, how can I escape before he snaps and starts chewing on my ankles."

When all he was probably doing was thinking, "This con is full of people, how can I escape and go back to my hidey-place and relax before dinner, and they must think I'm an idiot."

Even among our own kind, we still have some pretty weird moments. :)
Laura Anne Gilmansuricattus on January 26th, 2013 06:04 pm (UTC)
GGK is a doll and not in the slightest bit shy, just Canadian. *g* You need to join in on one of the Twitter punfests. Nothing you say or do can possibly be worse than my "Homer away" of this week....



Edited at 2013-01-26 10:05 pm (UTC)
angharaanghara on January 26th, 2013 09:46 pm (UTC)
Ye gods and little fishes you should have seen ME when someone we both knew (independently) was off to have lunch with GGK at a con and asked casually if I wanted to come along.

If. I. Wanted. To. COme. ALong.

I kind of went fangirl 101 in a way that I didn't know I could still DO.

He was kind enough to be kind about this...