Oh, Bodie, flattery will get you everywhere.
So if you’re Otachans right now, I hope you’re having a great time. Super Art Fight actually got a slot for the first time this year and will be performing on Saturday from midnight to two in the AM for an 18+ show.
Sadly, I won’t be there. For the third year in a row, I was unable to get an artist alley table through their random lottery. I guess it’s really random. Or they just fucking hate me.
This year, I wouldn’t have been able to make it even if I did manage to get a table. I’m heading out to San Francisco to celebrate/memorialize my grandfather’s 100th birthday. In a weird kind of coincidence, he passed away right around the time the Miss Jessy arc concluded, a few weeks shy of his 100th birthday. So instead of a funeral, we’re going to have a celebration. When I heard the news, I found myself marveling at all the things he must have seen in his 100 years. So many things have changed in such a short period. There was a time when it would have been illegal for Audrey and I to get married. There was a time when I would have been sent to Tully Lake for being part Japanese. The moon landing. The Civil Rights movement. Beatlemania.
I’m looking forward to hearing stories about him from his friends and some of my distant relatives. There are quite a few that I haven’t met, ever. Also looking forward to eating some real Chinese food. San Francisco Chinatown is one of my most favorite places to eat.