Archives for the Date August 19th, 2018

lisalein-sails: ladyjane-lj: lisalein-sails: Interesting. Sushi and whisky, huh? I guess some…

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ladyjane-lj:

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Interesting. Sushi and whisky, huh? I guess some things never change.

Even more interesting: her favorite whisky is Laphroaig – which is also Sam’s favorite and the distillery where Sam was a special guest!

Oh really…

Do you have anything to add re the Con cancelations from a PR point of view?

I think it is an unfortunate situation, and it could have been handled differently. Mistakes were coming from different places, which again resulted in a lack of coherency and efficiency. 

I am really, deeply sorry for everyone that was hoping to meet them in person 💗

dontbesodroopy: Judi Dench and Maggie Smith talk “Downton…

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Judi Dench and Maggie Smith talk “Downton Abbey” – Nothing Like a Dame (2018)

But if she was, in fact, still trying to get there as of 3am this morning (which would already be 6 am on the east coast), she wouldn’t really be “days” late, would she? We don’t know when she found out her schedule changed, do we? And if if her apology is hours late – it’s really only owed to the NJ con attendees, not the public in general via SM. In this fandom, I fear, nothing is ever enough when it concerns CB. (And as for signing up for a con-never! I don’t like crowds or long lines.)

She wouldn’t have been days late but I still think her explanation was. Something should have been said as soon as they realized she’d have to cancel. Then, if you think there’s a small chance you might catch a flight and make it for a portion of the weekend, say that. Keep us in the loop. Don’t make time time to retweet random unrelated messages while you wait to find out what’s happening and when you realize it’s a no go…don’t go home to bed without taking the extra ten minutes and sending off your apology. I love Cait. Don’t get me wrong. But I think she’s only human and she sucks at SM, and, for the hundredth time today…Where’s her team?

itsfullofstars: VIDEO FROM THE SURFACE OF A COMET This is truly…

itsfullofstars:
VIDEO FROM THE SURFACE OF A COMET
This is truly incredible.
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Remember Rosetta? That comet-chasing European Space Agency (ESA) probe that deployed (and accidentally bounced) its lander Philae on the surface of Comet 67P? This GIF…

She did make a Twitter apology she was working till 2am on set last night and has to be on set for Monday. It’s a little too late for some with the apology but she made one.

She made it after my post, anon. So, not sure what your trying to say.

She made a thoughtful apology. I do think she erred on not notifying fans earlier that it looked like she probably wouldn’t make it, apologize and indicate she was still trying to work something out but couldn’t promise. Still will have disappointed convention goers but it would have soothed things over quicker and better for many. The silence while she still was on Twitter and IG was a mistake. Being tone deaf on social media has always been a bit of a problem. Still, her tweets felt quite sincere.

I’m personally excited they have film projects. Film fans will check out Outlander and help keep it on air. More interested fans from movies will raise their social media numbers and offer opportunity for more projects.

But, even though cons are a risk for the buyer, they should be a 20% risk of a no-show not an 80% last minute risk of a no-show, when anybody who can read a calendar can compare their film schedules vs con schedules and see that it is likely going to be physically impossible. If Sam’s Visa wasn’t taking so long, he’d probably be headed to SA anyway. Of course the con organizers are going to try to avoid losing revenue even of the expense of fans.

Onward. My boring, working every day summer is about to get interesting starting tomorrow on a boat off the north shore where the chowdah is thick and the accents are thicka . So, I’m focused on a bit of fun before the Red Sox win the World Series, S4 promo starts and the most important mid-terms of our lives takes place.

I also hope they answer more questions at the NYCC. They really wasted time last year with the dancing, especially if they knew they were showing 301. The questions are a way to make ALL fans feel involved.

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