August 2017 Wrap-Up

According to Goodreads, I am 2 books behind schedule on my reading challenge and I can definitely see that. I’ve been in such a reading slump these past months and it feels so strange, because books have always been such a big part of my life, but now I can barely focus on anything long enough to get through a chapter. Anyway, I read a little bit and even reviewed the stuff, so yay me! It’s progress from last month!

Almost Adulting: All You Need to Know to Get It Together (Sort Of)Β Β Still Star-Crossed

Click on the titles to get to my reviews and on the covers to get redirected to Goodreads!

I can’t believe August is over! The time has just been flying by. I am already getting ready to move to the new place for September and October on the other side of town! There legitimately hasn’t been a single day that I felt bored ever since I came to Canada. Sometimes boring would be nice, because once again a lot of things have happened in the past month. Some events were scary, some disappointing *cough*whensomanypeopleforgotmybirthday*cough* but for the most part it was fabulous.

Once again, I’ve been to quite a lot of sets and I’d really like to think that I am a good set visitor. I am quiet, stay out of the way and people have said I am chill. Me! Chill!? I can promise you all that I had absolutely no chill whenever I was on any set ever, but I have apparently learned to keep that in.

This past month I’ve been to set of iZombie, Once Upon a Time, Supernatural, The Man in the High Castle and Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency. I don’t have picture proof for all of them, but I had a great time at all the sets and even made some new friends. Okay, saying that I had a great time at the Man in the High Castle might be the wrong choice of words. I never realised how much it would affect me to see actual real life people in Nazi uniforms in front of me. In all honesty, I nearly started crying. But they had some really patient and kind PAs there and I want to give them props for how respectful they went about their business. They made sure that all the symbols and uniforms were covered up whenever they weren’t filming and they had several signs explaining the situation. I really appreciated that.
As for my picture with Colin/Captain Hook … I can’t get over how awkwardly stiff his hands are … I just can’t.

 

I also had the best birthday weekend ever, because I went to Vancouver Pride and got to fangirl so hard about the cast of Sense8 as well as one of the co-creators of the show, Lana Wachowski. They don’t film here, but they were invited specifically for the Pride parade and I can’t think of a time I was ever this happy. The Pride weekend in itself was already filled with so much positivity and joy but Sense8 is one of my most cherished shows and I never thought I would meet them. The atmosphere was beyond amazing when we all sang “What’s Up” together, I still can’t believe this all happened. And I technically even met Max and Brian twice! Anyway, they are kind and sweet people, giving out free hugs and taking the time to talk and take pictures with everyone. Now I just love them even more.

 

I also went to a short film premiere and I haven’t done that in such a long time. It totally brought me back to my days at uni. Anyway, they actually screened three movies instead of just one, all of them starring Rob Raco (who you might recognise from Riverdale and who will be in the upcoming season of Supernatural). The cast and crew were all so nice, had an incredibly insightful Q&A and they hung out in the courtyard of the cinema afterwards to talk. By some weird chain of events, two girls and I went to a bar with them afterwards when they celebrated. The weirdest stuff happens these days!

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So, that was my busy month? How was yours? Btw, feel free to ask me anything you want about the sets if you are curious.

52 thoughts on “August 2017 Wrap-Up

  1. AHHHH YOU MET THE CAST OF SENSE8 OMG THATS AMAZING AND ONCE UPON A TIME?!?!?! CAN I PLEASE HAVE YOUR LIFE?!?!?!?! Okay that is seriously so amazing. HOW?! just how?!

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    • Okay, so, Sense8 was pure luck! All the other sets involved some twitter updates and a lot of waiting around and doing nothing. You really have to be patient with those things, especially since there is no guarantee that you’ll get to meet anyone from the cast.

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  2. I’m sorry that you’ve been in such a reading slump lately, but it is very understandable, given how your life has changed in the past few months πŸ™‚ I hope you’ll find yourself lost in books like you used too again soon, though πŸ™‚
    and YAY for all of your adventures on set, Kat, this is SO AWESOME, you’re basically living the dream πŸ˜› ❀ I hope September will be great for you! xx

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    • Well, I saw Hook and Rumpel on set. The shoot was kind of Halloween themed, but I can’t really go into too much detail because 1. I don’t want to spoil you and 2. I don’t actually know what they were talking about hahaha
      Anyway, the set was in a public park, so there were a couple fans but not too many. We watched from quite a bit away, but a PA came up to us, asking us to move even further because we were in the direct eyeline of the actors and they thought that was awkward hahaha that’s honestly the first time that has happened.

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      • Hook!!! He’s so hot 😭😍. I saw your picture with him. Haha so agree with the awkward hand but who cares it was his right?? πŸ˜‚
        Oh yes. It’s alright. Thanks for not spoiling it. πŸ˜‰πŸ‘
        And oh haha umm weird that. The actors can’t be feeling shy or something!? πŸ˜€

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      • I am pretty sure the request came from Colin, he is a bit of an awkward dude. Really nice, I can’t say anything bad about him, but I think he still gets flustered with people around. Especially when he wants to focus on work, I guess.

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      • I am so sorry for the response … a month later? I somehow thought I had already responded to this. Uhm, so Colin is really nice. He sometimes has grumpy days, which you can notice easily because he detaches himself from the others a bit, but don’t we all have days like this? He seems fun, but my interaction with him was really only very brief. I’ve heard some really nice things about him from others though.

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      • Oh no problem at all hun! Omg I’m so glad to hear that haha. I’d die if I saw him in real!!! 😍😍😍
        Thanks alot for giving this info about him. Lol

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      • I am sure you’d be fine if you ever met him. He seems down to earth, but I’ll admit that it’s difficult to get a word out when he’s actually in front of you hahaha
        How far along are you in your OUAT binge by now? I think last time you had finished season 4?

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      • Hands down, I loved the new energy of the season 7 premiere. Low-key possible because I know so many of the sets and have met the actors a couple times now, but BE EXCITED!

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  3. Glad to hear you’re having such a good time. Getting to travel should be fun, and I’m glad your host country is proving to be so welcoming and fun.
    Also, the Nazi uniform thing is totally understandable. We’re having that sort of issue right now (and unfortunately not for a movie). Also, did not know this Riverdale actor was going to be in Supernatural. I’m going to have to look him up.

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  4. ALL OF THIS IS SO EXCITING KAT. Going to Vancouver Pride and meeting the Sense8 cast, going to so many different sets and meeting so many other cool people!! I can’t imagine having to see real life people wearing Nazi uniforms though – I get why you got emotional but I’m glad they’re handling it so respectfully. Hope September will be good to you ❀

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