Tina a.k.a.SusanSto.Helit wrote:Nicely put Pooh. Fantastic Analogy. <3
If the "man" referred to in Pooh's post is supposed to be me, then it's not a "fantastic analogy at all!"
The assumption seems to be that I want to go to the convention and the only reason I'm not going is that my depression is stopping me. I've never said that or even hinted that and frankly I'm rather annoyed if people are making that assumption.
I've already explained this to Pooh via PM and was hoping that would be the end of it, but as it isn't, I'll explain further.
First off - I've probably been to more meet-ups/camping weekends and events than most of the people on this board. I've even organised weekend meet-ups in London myself. I've been camping at Discworld events on several occassions and I organised renting a cottage outside Wincanton and sharing it with several Discworld fans one Hogswatch. This involved me hiring a car and picking up the other people who arrived from the Netherlands and Finland.
So, I hope you can see that getting out and meeting other DW fans is not a problem for me or my depression.
I've been following the goings-on at previous DW conventions for around eight years on various DW forums and I've never even been remotely interested in attending one. I won't go into my reasons why they don't interest me - it's based on my knowledge of past events and I don't want to put anyone who is attending off.
As to whether I'll regret not going - well that's up to me isn't it?
I'm not angry, just a bit annoyed that people are making assumption about me. I hope that everyone who attends the convention will have a great time and I look forward to your reports about it.