Monday, December 11th at 21:30 Greenwich time (That’s 4:30 p.m. EST/1:30 p.m PST for those of you on this side of the pond) I’ll be hitting twitter for #DarkGate, round 2. Over the course of the hour, I’ll be hitting twitter to field Dark Matter and Stargate-related questions from international fans. Circle the date!
“Wearing black underwear makes you old.”
Akemi’s Science Fact(?) of the day.
Every so often, Akemi will impart a nugget of wisdom gleamed from the internet or a Japanese variety show. She’s rarely able to supply actual links to the studies, but corroborating evidence is beside the point. I mean, who has time to read research-based abstracts while the article clothing you are wearing could actually be adding years to your life? According to Akemi (who heard it discussed on Honmadekka TV), your skin cells are affected by the color of your underwear and, apparently, black is a terrible, terrible influence. Whether these effects extend to the whole body or are simply limited to the, uh, below the belt region, Akemi couldn’t say. But in the interest of keeping you all abreast of the very latest in alt. science facts, I thought it best to relay the aforementioned. Do with the information what you will. I, for one, am going underwear shopping tomorrow.
One of the first sights that greeted me as I entered Hall D at the Toronto Fan Days Con was this fellow doing an amazing cosplay of Paul Sun-Hyung Lee’s Kim’s Convenience character as ghostbuster. But then, when he took a second from chatting with some con attendees to glance over at me and smile, “Hey, Joe!”, I realized it WAS Paul Sun-Hyung Lee cosplaying his Kim’s Convenience character as ghostbuster. Love this guy. A great actor and an utter delight to work with. Also, an incredibly accessible, down to earth fellow as evidenced by his interactions with the various fans. He signed programmed, posed for photos, and happily chatted away. Class act.
Akemi and I worked the room and, while we encountered a few Dark Matter fans, we were unsuccessful in tracking down any super villain t-shirts. Looks like I’ll have to wait until Toronto Comic Con in March.