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Sunday morning we actually slept in - even [livejournal.com profile] alby_mangroves :D and after coffee and breakfast we went to catch the train - which had been cancelled. THANKS, CITYRAIL. So we all sat in the freezing cold and drizzle and waited 25 minutes for the train. I was cold and a bit grumpy, but luckily my mood passed as soon as Alby reminded me that there would be Bradley and knights and happy things YAY.

We got there around 10.45ish and Bradley wasn't going to be signing again until 11.30. F and I waited in the VIP queue (I also ran down to see our friends who were in the non-VIP queue) while Alby went and bought her token for another photo with Rupert. We had this whole conversation about how the auto would be easier than the photo because of the proximity - the table, as I dubbed it of "sanity".

However, when Bradley was marched in to his seat, I started shrieking to Alby and F that the TABLE OF SANITY WAS NOT WORKING WHY IS THE TABLE OF SANITY NOT WORKING and completely lost it all over again. I managed to control myself long enough to speak to Bradley, who recognised F and I from the day before. He looked really tired, but so so beautiful askdjfhaslkfhs. He mentioned to F and I that the requests for hugs were doing his back in, after I told him that we (unlike the few people before us) would not be asking for a hug. The thing that I really noticed about Bradley is that he is a lot more introverted than I would have expected, a lot more serious and guarded when he isn't joking around with his friends - I've seen people talking about him being grumpy and standoffish, but I just didn't see that, what I saw is a man who is not the loud, extroverted fanon version we seem to have in our heads, but is very genuine and considering and generous - which, if it makes any sense at all, made me love him even more. He is not at all comfortable with people objectifying him, and there were some really awkward moments in the Q and A sessions with people getting overenthusiastic and telling him how hot he was and demanding he take his shirt off etc. etc. but in general, he was really accommodating and I honestly fell harder in love with him than I even was before.

Rupert was next, and he was lovely. Asked us if we were having a nice time etc. etc. It was a pretty short but friendly conversation. As with Bradley, he recognised the two of us (they all did, which was kinda nice!)

Then there was Eoin, and okay. This is what I learned about Eoin. When he is talking to you, it is like there is no-one else in the room. He gives all his focus and energy to you and it is amazing. He is so passionate and committed to what he does, too, it just shines through every time he talks about his own projects. But yes, totally focused on the person he is talking to at the time. When he said goodbye to F and I, he clasped our hands in his and was just so gracious and lovely.

Tom we had the longest conversation with. His line was the shortest and as a result we were able to chat for much longer with him. I mentioned that F and I were from New Zealand and he started talking about rugby and how he wanted to be an All Black and would love to be in line with the boys doing the haka. He also asked us if we'd enjoyed the Saturday and that he hoped we weren't too exhausted as it was a very long day (awwwwww, so lovely!). He mentioned that all the boys were very jetlagged and that he had crashed pretty hard after the day had ended. He asked us lots of questions and seemed to genuinely want to have a decent conversation with us, which was unexpected and really wonderful.

After Tom, we went and hung out outside and met up with Rhiannon and Belle again, which was lovely! We chatted about bad fic and Teen Wolf and 1D and Merlin and then Alby came back from her Rupert photo op and we basically just relaxed and ate and gossiped about everything under the sun. We checked out the stalls for a bit and then headed in for the final Q and A *sniff sniff*

I actually thought this was a MUCH better Q and A than the exclusive one on the Saturday. The questions as a general rule were much more interesting (although really guys? what's your favourite food? favourite superpower? WHYYYYYYYYYY) I managed to get some decent video of a few parts of the panel, all are here. There were some lovely moments and F managed to get lots of awesome pictures, which are all on her Tumblr (not doing hyperlinks as there's 1321346646 of them:

http://vileseagulls.tumblr.com/post/53667531772/merlin-knights-supanova-sydney-23-june-2013
http://vileseagulls.tumblr.com/post/53667430917/merlin-knights-supanova-sydney-23-june-2013-in
http://vileseagulls.tumblr.com/post/53667377293/merlin-knights-supanova-sydney-23-june-2013 http://vileseagulls.tumblr.com/post/53667327079/merlin-knights-supanova-sydney-23-june-2013 http://vileseagulls.tumblr.com/post/53666912516/merlin-knights-supanova-sydney-23-june-2013 http://vileseagulls.tumblr.com/post/53666753524/merlin-knights-supanova-sydney-23-june-2013 http://vileseagulls.tumblr.com/post/53666702171/merlin-knights-supanova-sydney-23-june-2013 http://vileseagulls.tumblr.com/post/53666520530/merlin-knights-supanova-sydney-23-june-2013 http://vileseagulls.tumblr.com/post/53666364743/merlin-knights-supanova-sydney-23-june-2013 http://vileseagulls.tumblr.com/post/53666232900/merlin-knights-supanova-sydney-23-june-2013
http://vileseagulls.tumblr.com/post/53666062565/merlin-knights-supanova-sydney-23-june-2013
http://vileseagulls.tumblr.com/post/53665941793/merlin-knights-supanova-sydney-23-june-2013
http://vileseagulls.tumblr.com/post/53665800462/merlin-knights-supanova-sydney-23-june-2013

After the Q and A we headed home (after spending a lovely while chatting to our friend who was volunteering) and hung out watching a few more Merlin fanvids before Alby had to leave to go to the airport. MY FACE HAD A SAD OKAY.

Um... I have probably missed so much, but it was just hard getting the words out.

If anyone has any questions, fire away!

PS: Having [livejournal.com profile] alby_mangroves to share such a wonderful, special experience was the best part of the whole weekend. Fangirls are fucking aces, man.

Date: 2013-06-24 07:52 am (UTC)
clawdine: (Default)
From: [personal profile] clawdine
SOUNDS AWESOME. Also Bradley just sounds like a total sweetheart :))))) (I'm loving the introvert thing tbh, eeeee) glad you had such a great experience!!!

Date: 2013-06-24 08:01 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nu-breed.livejournal.com
That's certainly my take on it, anyway, having met him a couple of times over the weekend :)

Date: 2013-06-24 08:21 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] junkshop-disco.livejournal.com
Between this and the pic of Bradley and Colin in the pub I'm all ASHFKLY about them again. He sounds so lovely. Not sure I could handle Eoin looking at me intently, though.

Date: 2013-06-24 08:33 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nu-breed.livejournal.com
It was VERY challenging. *swoon*

Date: 2013-06-24 08:35 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] junkshop-disco.livejournal.com
I can't even handle normal people looking at me. I'd have to take my contact lenses out so I couldn't tell.

Date: 2013-06-24 08:43 am (UTC)
kathyh: (Kathyh Merlin BJ smile)
From: [personal profile] kathyh
Thanks again for the lovely report ♥

I saw is a man who is not the loud, extroverted fanon version we seem to have in our heads, but is very genuine and considering and generous

Yes, this!!! I've thought that for a long time. It makes me love him more too. I think I've fallen a little bit more in love with all of them if that's possible, particularly Tom :)

Date: 2013-06-24 09:49 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nu-breed.livejournal.com
Oh good! I'm glad it wasn't just me :D

Tom was SO WONDERFUL.

Date: 2013-06-24 12:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ememmyem.livejournal.com
Jesus. I cannot cope. Seriously.
I'm near tears reading this about the lovely boys and your lovely experiences with them.
Thank you so much for your reflections on Bradley.
I've often had discussions where we've talked about there being two sides to B. His persona - lots of jokes, sporty etc and then the artistic sensitive soul who loves culture, theatre and acting, who has genuine warmth and respect for others and at times very insecure about his own craft versus Colin's and others in the cast.
It's a wonderful juxtaposition. And I appreciate you looking beneath the veneer for us.

Much love.
Em. Xx
Edited Date: 2013-06-24 12:43 pm (UTC)

Date: 2013-06-24 12:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] asya-ana.livejournal.com
Thank you for this report! Your description of Bradley has been my undoing. I did not know I had any more feelings to feel. ::tears out heart::

Date: 2013-06-24 01:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sapphirescribe.livejournal.com
Oh man. Thank you SO much for this amazing recap. I love hearing your impressions of the boys! What you say about Bradley doesn't surprise me at all. I've heard reports that he's aloof and standoffish but it just never rang true to me, for some reason. I'm so jealous that you got this experience with the Knights (and alby!) but thank you for doing a wonderful fannish service by telling us all about it. <3 <3 <3

Date: 2013-06-24 01:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] katie-andrew.livejournal.com
Um, just one question: how are you not dead right now?

I'm soo happy to hear that everyone was lovely and even remembered you!

Date: 2013-06-24 04:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] corilannam.livejournal.com
OMG, what a completely amazing experience!!! I'm so thrilled that the whole weekend was unbelievably awesome as we all hoped for you guys! I'm going to be living vicariously off all your reports and pics for weeks, seriously.

Love what you said about Bradley, as it definitely matches my own impressions of his personality. It's hard to read characterizations of hyper puppy Bradley these days because it's clear that he's much more complex and sensitive than that.

Date: 2013-06-24 06:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] merlocked18.livejournal.com
Again, thank you for this lovely report. Lovely vids and pics, too! I love how Bradley always takes time and answers questions carefully and very thought-through. He cares about his answers, and isn't flippant about them. He isn't just a beautiful face, there is so much more to him. He is a good actor, and his comic timing is absolutely out-of-this-world.

Date: 2013-06-24 06:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] teprometo.livejournal.com
I LOVE THESE POSTS! I love how you talk about them as people, how they are and how they interact. That's such lovely insight that is so often lost under the squee. OH MY GOD EMBARRASSING FANGIRLS, THOUGH! UGHHHHH THEY'RE MAKING US ALL LOOK BAD, THESE ARE HUMAN BEINGS!

Date: 2013-06-24 08:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] merryrose11.livejournal.com
I totally agree with the introvert idea. I've long thought that Bradley is easier and enthusiastic with people he knows well but more introverted (and overwhelmed) with strangers.

Thank you sooooo much for these reports...I am so happy to read them. Green with jealousy, yes :), but happy for you too.

Date: 2013-06-25 08:02 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bradleyjfan.livejournal.com
The thing that I really noticed about Bradley is that he is a lot more introverted than I would have expected, a lot more serious and guarded when he isn't joking around with his friends - I've seen people talking about him being grumpy and standoffish, but I just didn't see that, what I saw is a man who is not the loud, extroverted fanon version we seem to have in our heads, but is very genuine and considering and generous - which, if it makes any sense at all, made me love him even more. He is not at all comfortable with people objectifying him, and there were some really awkward moments in the Q and A sessions with people getting overenthusiastic and telling him how hot he was and demanding he take his shirt off etc. etc. but in general, he was really accommodating and I honestly fell harder in love with him than I even was before."

This is exactly the impression I got after the weekend as well. I'd been thinking something along these lines for a while now, so it was interesting to see that it was correct (or at least seems to be).

Date: 2013-06-25 01:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wanderlust48.livejournal.com
I heart your Supernova reports, they've got all the flailing, but I LOVE your observations about the boys!!

Btw, my take on Bradley's aching back is that he's probably prone to it, looking at all the stretches he's so careful to do before football. Obviously I've been looking too closely at all his footie pics! :p
Edited Date: 2013-06-25 01:13 pm (UTC)

Date: 2013-06-25 07:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] roadtriptime.livejournal.com
Thanks for sharing in such detail about your experience at Supanova! I am so glad you had a good time. Thanks for including the details that fangirls would want to know. :-)

Date: 2013-06-30 10:01 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] minavox.livejournal.com
A bit belated, but: thanks for your wonderful reports! Squeeing vicariously here - enjoyed them very much!!

Date: 2013-07-07 01:21 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] archaeologist-d.livejournal.com
I always thought he was more introverted, too, with strangers than standoffish - although generous and funny when he gets going.

Glad you had such a great time.

Date: 2013-10-04 12:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alby-mangroves.livejournal.com
Don't mind me, I'm just here re-living it all. I miss you guys. Oh my god, it really was the best weekend ever and I can't believe it was NEARLY FOUR MONTHS AGO, WHAAAT D:
I LOVE YOU <3

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