Thursday, February 12, 2009

Check the Shirt!

I basically think Joss Whedon is a genius. He's a brilliant writer, a brilliant storyteller, he creates complex characters in complex situations and then tells complex stories with them, while still managing a general sheen of hilarity and a very dark undercurrent. He's just amazing.

And one of my goals in life has been, for the past several years, to meet him.

Which I got to do on Tuesday!

It was an event at the SoHo Apple Store that, by sheer luck, occurred during a week where half of my classes were cancelled, so my roommate and I drove up on Tuesday afternoon and back to school on Tuesday night (only about 7 hours roundtrip). Advertised as a "Meet the Creator" event, a discussion with Joss Whedon about his new show Dollhouse (set to premiere this Friday and you'd be crazy if you didn't think I was psyched), it turned out to be a discussion with both Joss Whedon and the star of Dollhouse, Eliza Dushku (who is unjustly gorgeous), followed by a very long autograph line.

And while I failed miserably at coming up with anything remotely original or spectacular to say, and while I thanked him maybe 15 times during the 45 seconds I had with him, it was an awesome experience (and something to check off on my "things to do before I die" list).