There's a point where I outgrew Kevin Smith. Well, maybe that's not worded correctly... perhaps it would be better to say that there was a point where I practically worshipped Kevin Smith - and that point has passed. I still like his movies, don't get me wrong, it's just that his films speak very clearly to a part of my personality which is no longer as important to me.
Why was I thinking about this?
Well, simple - I just watched the Clerks II Trailer. While I'll dismiss the idea that this is just a ploy to make money (well, it probably is a little - but I don't really care), I just don't find myself giddy like I did when Dogma or Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back came out. Will I go see Clerks 2? Oh, abso-friggin'-lutely. I'm actually rather excited to see what's happened to Dante and Randall. But, you know, my geek-hero worship just isn't what it used to be.
Well, probably because Joss Whedon now owns my soul due to Firefly/Serenity, but still...
I spent today working on projects for NoBrandCon's events. Opening Ceremonies will be, in my opinion, incredibly awesome this year. Our opening ceremonies are traditionally ambitious events (with such classics as the "Death and Resurrection of Duct Tape Boy"), but last year's BrandCorp thingie fell a little short. So, to make up for this, I'm paying uber-extra attention to detail for this year's event. This is the first year I've been directly involved in the events end beyond my traditional Hanzo Role (even though I had hosted the variety show, I didn't organize it last year). It's very strange to move from being a Staff Management-type position to a Events Management position. Definitely a different experience... and I like it. It's about the same amount of work, but less stressful as you aren't relying on the timing of other people - I just get the work done when it needs to get done, instead of waiting for other people to get me information before I can move.