|Luke Evans, Jude Fisher and Richard Armitage|
from @bakrim2000 at Waterstones Piccadilly
I am bemused.
My online self had quite a day Friday. My real self, well, was mighty glad there was an online self.
I was just sitting there Friday morning, watching the tweets roll by from @HobbitMoviesUK, where two of the actors from "The Hobbit" were answering folks' questions. I had submitted a few, mostly to Richard Armitage who plays Thorin, but I also had asked one of Luke Evans, who plays Bard.
|Richard Armitage answering tweets from @HobbitMoviesUK|
|Luke Evans answering tweets from @HobbitMoviesUK|
Wouldn't you know the moment I stepped away that something would happen to online me? That would be this little tweet.
I answered that I cannot wait to see it, which is true. The couple of scenes I have glimpsed of Lake-town made me feel a bit claustrophobic. But I like a good marketplace, so I will be thinking of Mr. Evans when I see it.
A couple of hours later, Mr. A and Mr. E were scheduled for a Hobbit event at a bookstore in London. Richard wrote the introduction to the latest book, The Visual Companion to The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug from Jude Fisher, who was also there, while Luke's face is emblazoned on the cover.
Three tweeps I know had tickets to attend at Waterstones Piccadilly (this bookstore is five stories deep - gasp!). I started to see pictures from the event as I went to walk the dog and nearly slipped into oblivion when one of the people there, a dear instigator if ever there was one, sent me this picture with the message: "Got a little something for @j_pineo."
such as this one here.
Thanks to another tweep, I've had the chance to see much of the event on YouTube (see one clip here), which involved a lot of laughing. And I saw this picture of the three folks whose signatures now grace the title page above.
|Jude Fisher, Luke Evans and Richard Armitage|
Needless to say, I am excited. Again. To see the event from afar and end up with a wee book signed by the participants is a treat. It is almost as good as being there myself.
And if that wasn't enough fun for a single day, I sent off a tweet to Wellington, New Zealand, in a manner of speaking. Yet another Hobbit actor, Jed Brophy who plays Nori, answered the Embassy Theatre about the premiere event for charity that will be held there. I tweeted a request - hopefully polite and not needy - and moments later, this appeared.
And the proverbial icing on the cake, so to speak.
This, folks, is why I love Twitter. At least, it is why I love the Twitter I have. I am connected to people around the world, famous or not. I chat with people - yes, real people - from Japan to France to New Zealand to everywhere - about all manner of things.
It is instantaneous, which is mind-boggling at times. Those moments when I am tweeting to someone in London and then someone in California and getting answers immediately tends to stop me in wonderment.
Because what I just wrote about would never have happened without it. I am not talking about access to events; that is a given.
I am talking about the friends I have made.
The lovely Velvet blogged about this in a very kindly piece. Thank you, dear lady.