subject_117, on Oct 12 2003, 12:07 PM, said:
I remember at C3 I was talking with one of the guests who had a particular problem with people photographing while they ate.
I said "it can't be tht big a problem, not many people have their cameras out right now"
The guest said "Thats because I've put the sandwich down. Watch this"
They then lifted the sandwich to their mouth and from nowhere I saw about 20 cameras whip up to their owners eyes to take a picture!! This guest said that fans seemed to want proof that they were human beings too and this was the simplest way to get it
Sean might not have minded but I hope this thread doesn't start a craze of people posting pictures of every guest eating because some of them will be offended
you know.... i find it really stange how we have to do that... make them seem more ... normal. even i do it htough... for me its a case of wanting to be in their shoes i guess...i just need to know that they arent that far removed from the likes of me!! which of course they arent!!... well... kinda!!
i happened to hear two guys talking to each other as i was waking around the stalls at C4. i dont know what it was about what they said but it really... touched me! if thats the right word. they said
"its strange how all this (meaning collectormania in general) becomes more real to these people than reality."
and it is sooo true... collectormania is about meeting people who live and work in a world of make-believe. they tell stories. and yet to us, to me, it means the world!! it becomes my reality!!
stange that!... and to think this all came from apost about sean eating a sandwich!!
"The power of the printed word unites the author's and the reader's imaginations to create a unique vision. Entire worlds can be carried around inside these small, cheap, paper objects that don't need plugs, modems or speakers. Books have survived for centuries; cinema is an upstart by comparison!"
"i couldnt leave him. not there!"
All was well.