Oh what fresh hell is this?
So I just now (finally) finished series 2 of Doctor Who…and spent at least 20 minutes after it was over trying to pull myself back together. I had been eating a popsicle while watching, which just ended up melting all over me because I was just bawling: and I mean real, snot-nose, can’t-catch-your-breath, blood vessels popping under your eyes, bawling. I haven’t cried that hard in months. I’m probably gonna look like hell in the morning. My eyes are so swollen I can hardly see. I’m heartbroken. Not exagerating.
This may be difficult for some people to understand – I know not everyone gets so emotionally involved with fictional charcters, but I damn sure do. It’s part of the nerd gene, among other things (like being an extremely emotional person in general who gets teary-eyed over dog food commercials). This is not the first time nor will it be the last. That I’m sure of.
I’m in desperate need of series 3 now, stat. I’m foolishly holding out hope, even though I’m pretty sure it’s futile.
In a masochistic turn of events, I will probably end up watching it again before the night is over. That’s how I roll. So if I show up to work tomorrow with my eyes swollen shut & I randomly start crying throughout the day…well, you know why.
“…because nerds like us are allowed to be unironically enthusiastic about stuff… Nerds are allowed to love stuff, like jump-up-and-down-in-the-chair-can’t-control-yourself love it…when people call people nerds, mostly what they’re saying is ‘you like stuff.’ Which is just not a good insult at all. Like, ‘you are too enthusiastic about the miracle of human consciousness’.” – John Green