FrancesClair FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

Not Specified
from Chicago

  • Activity

    • rtx2017

      2 years ago

      FrancesClair

      i honestly don't know if i can afford going to rtx this year and it's stressing me out. ugh.

    • rtx2016

      3 years ago

      FrancesClair

      This was the 4th RTX I went to and it was awesome! I don't know how many more years I'm going to be able to go though. Staying at the hotel was very difficult because while it's accessible it doesn't completely fit my needs. Dealing with that is very upsetting because I love traveling and RTX and having my disability get in the way of another thing I love is depressing. I had so much fun at RTX though even though I was in constant pain from spending long hours in my wheelchair.

      1426645-1468025442477-rtx1.jpg


      The first day we went to the exhibit floor and bought merch and explored. I was on a very limited budget and wasn't about to get the double gold box and it was sad because all I wanted was a RTX snapback. So I wore my friends the whole weekend. I went to Griffon's booth and was glad to see that it was in it's own little area so that it didn't feel crowded when waiting in line. I love love love all of Griffon's art so much and was glad I got the chance to see her and Chelsea.


      1426645-1468025442483-rtx2.jpg


      Then we headed to the Game Grumps panel because my best friend loves the Game Grumps. I thought it was a really good panel especially considering how much I hate Q & A panels because a lot of what people say/ask makes me cringe because I get second hand embarrassment so bad. But it was a good panel.


      Then I was waiting around for my friend to show up and I saw Zach and @Chris. I'd seen Zach at his book signing in Chicago and was so happy I saw him again. And so early on in the weekend. I loved Zach's book and love him as a person. I only know a few disabled people, most are just acquaintances on facebook. But it's just nice to know other disabled people. And I like Zach because he's out there doing things and going places. While our disabilities are different, seeing someone out there doing things I want to do gives me courage. I have goals to accomplish. So it was nice to see him. And it was nice to see Chris. He's one of my favorite RT people. I love his writing and Live Action is my favorite part of RT.

      1426645-1468025442485-rtx7.jpg


      I also got a few other opportunities to talk to Zach, Chris, and Aaron over the weekend and I'm very thankful for that. So thanks guys! It was fun!


      On Saturday I woke my best friend up to do the Buff Buddies workout. I've slowly started to work out because I don't really like how I look, but anyways I was excited to go to the workout and figured since they'd worked with Zach, there'd be something for me to do in a wheelchair. The workout was a lot of fun! Mostly because I wasn't dying at the end like my friends were. haha. But afterwards I got a chance to talk to @RevDrMarquis and meet @JoshtheFlanagan. Both were real nice and hilarious during the work out. I greatly enjoy their work too.

      1426645-1468025512086-rtx4.jpg

      1426645-1468025512089-rtx5.jpg


      Then it was time for the DAY 5 PANEL AHHHH. Me and my friends had seen a trailer for the original short back at RTX2014 and have been chomping at the bit to see the show as most fans were. I am so in love with Day 5. I love post apocolypse stuff as that's what I write a lot of and I was SO GLAD that it wasn't zombies. Everything is zombies and just enough. I really like the conflict in Day 5 and each episode has been better than the last one. Can't wait to see how it ends!!!


      After we were going to go to the RWBY panel, but didn't know if there'd be seats left by the time we got out of Day 5 and besides I was exhausted and in a lot of pain so it was better to go back to the room. I did cosplay Yang on Saturday though! And had a lot of fun doing it.


      To finish off Saturday we went to On the Spot. We went last year and it was the best thing ever, so we knew we had to go again. It did not disappoint. OTS is one of my favorite shows and never fails to make me laugh. Bruce, James, Dan, and Arin were amazing. It was a blast!


      Sunday I spent most of the going to panels alone while my friends went to other panels. I went to Live Action because I need to see that panel every year because it is life. I had so much fun but OH MAN THAT SHORT. IT'S MY NEW FAVORITE. Also liked the other things they showed. I'm excited for more Immersion.


      Then I went to the Writer's Block Party panel because writing is my passion and has been my passion since I was like 8. It made me want to write so badly though and after the panel I spent a lot of time thinking about my newly revised Teddy because before I left for Austin I decided I wanted to redo the entire basic plot of my main story.


      Then I went to my signing with Adam and Bruce. I've been watching a lot of Funhaus content lately and I've loved Adam since he was on the Gauntlet. They were both so nice and so tall. Even though everyone is super tall compared to me. haha.

      1426645-1468010854190-image.jpeg


      And to finish off Sunday I went to Zach's panel which I'd been looking forward to all weekend. Unfortunately my friends couldn't make it because they'd all gotten sick from dehydration. But I looooooved the panel. The stuff they showed was hilarious. Zach was hilarious. I had such a good time. And I even worked up the courage to ask my dumb question which was something I'd been dealing with for awhile. I have so many questions though for Zach. On my trip I was dealing with a lot of issues with my friend making me upset about my wheelchair and other things I was having issues with. She'd complain about having to put my wheelchair in the car excessively and then there were other things and I was like why me? So many people in my life have treated me negatively because of my wheelchair. Even people I call or have called friends. Most of the time I feel like my best friend is my only friend. She's the only person I'm close to and knows how to act because her mom is in a wheelchair. But where are the other people??? I want more friends! I love seeing Zach with all his friends and all they do together because that's what I long for. I'm rambling now.


      But yeah, I had a great RTX. I was bummed that all my friends kept feeling sick and wanted to sleep a lot of the time. But I can't wait to go back next year and hopefully a lot more years after! Thank you to everyone I saw and the few new people I met. The Guardian's were super nice and helpful too!! Bring on 2017!!


    • cosplay

      3 years ago

      FrancesClair

      RTX was the second con I cosplayed at and I was Yang! I felt sooo pretty and got soooo many compliments on my costume. I hope to get proper pictures later this summer, but for now I took a few good ones. I had a lot of fun cosplaying and can't wait to cosplay her again!


      1426645-1468025442484-rtx6.jpg

      tumblr_o9z3tcygsW1qclhjxo7_1280.jpg

      tumblr_o9rp94Q26S1qclhjxo1_540.jpg

    • Friendship & Wheelchairs

      3 years ago

      FrancesClair

      These last four years have been weird. I have been cycling through friends at a pretty rapid rate. I get close to people and then they fade out of my life for various reasons. And now I'm at a point where I can't seem to make new friends? Both in real life and on the internet.


      In the past year I've been trying really hard to make new friends. I am friendly and cheerful. I try to be funny. I listen and ask questions. And then I'm met with people telling me "they are bad at keeping in contact" "they don't answer texts because they feel awkward" "they don't know what to say to new people". This has been constant. I don't mind being the one to initiate conversation, but I'm given nothing to work with.


      Last summer I had some new friends and we had all these plans that all fell through. I used to text and see these people a lot, and now it's been months. I went to an anime con this spring and made a new friend. After sending a few texts and not having her respond I stopped trying. I've tried to reach out to numerous people and just when I think I've got something going, I get no response.


      As it is, I have one absolute best friend in the entire world. She is my sun and moon. We are on the same wavelength with everything. We are friend soulmates. And then I have a handful of friends that I'm not that close to. I want more close friends. But I'm in a rut or something.


      After RTX, me and my best friend and another friend stayed in Austin a few extra days to have fun and explore. I wish I hadn't stayed. I had a great time with my BFF and I'm glad I was able to meet up with some other friends, but the third friend I was staying with annoyed me to no end. I'm not going to go super into it, but there was one thing that annoyed me. She complained about having to load and unload my wheelchair.


      For six years I've been dealing with people not inviting me places because they don't want to deal with my wheelchair. Do you know how insulting that is? I know it breaks into a lot of pieces. I know it's awkward to lift. I know. I KNOW. And to hear friend's complain about it makes me not want to do anything. There were times I just wanted to scream just fucking leave me here. And as time went on she complained about pushing me and didn't want to take me places.


      Just thinking about it is upsetting. And when people act like that it deters me from seeking out new friends. It just reminds me that people would rather not deal with a wheelchair. It's hard to find good friends when you're in a wheelchair. I deal with a ton of people who might think they are doing good but instead treat me as incompetent. Fake nice people. People who think I can't do anything. People who think my brain doesn't work. Etc.


      I just want more good friends and more close friends. Friends I can travel with and explore with. Just better friends. I was glad I met up with some people in Austin that I've been trying to cultivate a better friendship with for years, but sometimes I'm like is this worth it or are we going to be acquaintances forever?


      I want answers as to why I can't make close friends or keep them around. I want to know why I can't have a bunch of great people in my life. I want to know why it's so hard.

    • one month

      3 years ago

      FrancesClair

      one month until rtx which means in one month i'll get to see my best friend!! not to mention we are staying in austin for an entire week to have adventures and all that jazz. i'm so excited and can't wait!!

    • books

      3 years ago

      FrancesClair

      I've been reading If At Birth You Don't Succeed by Zach Anner. I haven't gotten very far into it, but it's weird reading about someone having the same struggles as you. While I have a different physical disability and it didn't become a major problem until I was 14, so many things line up with what Zach talks about in his book. It's interesting, it's sad, it's weird. It makes my struggles feel validated? Like I'm actually not the only one with these struggles. I don't have any friends who are also physically disabled, so my friends don't understand things like I can't use that toilet or I can't get up those steps. So it's nice to read something and be like ah yes, I'm not the only one.


      Plus I'm loving the book so far because, like Zach, it's hilarious.


      Also, I had a chance to see him tonight at his book signing in Chicago and it was great to chat again. :D

    • rwby finale predictions

      3 years ago

      FrancesClair

      the tower falls. "misery and pain for all when it falls."

      so the tower falls and everyone has to run. "there's no hero in the end who will rise above."

      ozpin is exposed as something idk i have theories. he's not a completely good guy. he might have good intentions, but he's done dark shit and i'm 99% sure he knew phyrra was going to die because he wasn't giving her the maiden powers, but rather giving her aura to amber. phyrra was in pain. he said i'm so sorry. amber started to wake up. cinder only had to kill amber to release the power. the maiden power only came from amber when it was released.


      "now they know the cost of trusting you's obliteration."


      also there are too many fma parallels that i'll rant about in another post at another time.


    • crazy theories II

      3 years ago

      FrancesClair
      • okay so i said raven was part grimm BUT WHAT IF IT WORKED and it was to give her the power to take the maiden power BUT becoming part grimm strips away her aura and gives her the power to steal people's auras by touching them. she is essentially the human form of cinder's glove because raven comes out of the same portal as the bug AND IF SHE COULDN'T TOUCH PEOPLE SHE CAN'T BE NEAR TAIYANG OR YANG OR ANYONE AND SHE'S SUPER DANGEROUS BECAUSE SHE HAS TAKEN AURAS.
      • neo is possibly the black queen? and cinder a pawn who thinks she's queen?
      • why don't we see neo fight? she's always dodging and blocking
      • cinder's clothes have dust sewn into them. same with neo's umbrella.
      • there are clans/people out in the depths of remnant who have found ways to fuse with the grimm and practice dark shit like that
      • was the old wizard a grimm?
      • HUMAN LIKE LOOKING GRIMM IN THE FUCKING DEPTHS OF REMNANT

      i seriously feel like that crazy old man running naked down the street screaming the aliens have come for us all BUT MY IDEAS WORK. TO ME THEY ARE CONFIRMED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

    • crazy theories

      3 years ago

      FrancesClair
      • raven is part grim: currently i'm playing around with the idea that ozpin's group experimented on her because she was a candidate for trying to find a way to transfer maiden powers to insure safety of the powers and the group knew grim were somehow involved so they tried to fuse raven with grim. it didn't work.
      • cinder was originally part of ozpin's group: she did research and was a candidate for the fall maiden but ultimately wasn't chosen. ran away with research, changed her name and appearance.
      • something with the all seeing eye. i get kind of a full metal alchemist gate vibe from the eye. it was on the bottom of cinder's glove and it's what raven's portal is. it's also shown in two of the openings and their is a different eye on top of cinder's glove.
      • the maiden can control grim or at least lure them places because--------->
      • the maiden power is a negative energy. the powers are a burden on the maiden. for the powers to attach to someone that person needs to be full of bad/negative energy such as anger, sadness, hate.
      • ruby can flash forward through time
      • ozpin is controlling people's ability to move through time with his semblance (this theory i haven't worked on much)
      • I KNOW MY IDEAS ARE ALL CRAZY BUT SO FAR THEY ALL STILL HOLD UP. AS ME TO EXPLAIN MORE IF YOU WANT. I'VE LITERALLY RANTED FOR DAYS.
    • but really i just love the bad guys

      3 years ago

      FrancesClair

      my top 10 favorite rwby characters in no order: emerald, cinder, neo, sun, yang, qrow, winter, raven, mercury, and penny.


      and bonus neon cat.

  • Comments (16)

    • Fly Keeper of Blades

      3 years ago

      Hey! It's me again! The random guy who shares your affinity for Slow mo! I was actually doing this cool collage for a desktop background. Do you have any other favorite Sow Mo scenes... Not just Slow Mo Guys. But from movies and stuff?

      • FrancesClair FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        3 years ago

        hey! that sounds like a really good project, but i can't think of anything off the top of my head. Slow happens so fast (haha) I'm always like wow I loved that scene! But not many stick in my mind. Although I do feel like there's something on the tip of my tongue that i can't think of haha

    • ShNall FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Purple Greatness

      5 years ago

      I think this speaks for itself!



      tumblr_mr37rruagS1sbrbjjo1_500.jpg

      I hope you had a wonderful birthday!!! smiley0.gif

      • FrancesClair FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        5 years ago

        thank you!!

    • ShNall FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Purple Greatness

      5 years ago

      You know who's

      Awesome_zpsb255e01b.jpg

      That's right!

      YoureAwesome_zpsd4e7ce0a.jpg

      Happy Valentine's Day to my supremely awesome friend! :)

      • ShNall FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Purple Greatness

        5 years ago

        Awesome people just seem to have a way of finding each other (:

      • FrancesClair FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        5 years ago

        Right back at you my awesome buddy. Thanks. <3

    • LoZelda FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Supposedly An Adult

      5 years ago

      HEY I KNOW YOU! You were on the plane with me to RTX!

      • FrancesClair FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        5 years ago

        Hell yeah!! Best plane ride ever.

    • JJ FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      6 years ago

      Hello Frances....did you know that my fav band ever is THE PIXIES...did you also know i took my name JOSE JONES from one of their songs...DID YOU ALSO KNOW that the lead singer Frank Black used to go by the name BLACK FRANCIS ? (this is what my brain did when i saw your name) Sorry for the random rant! and thank you for the add lady!

      • JJ FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        6 years ago

        edit...my personal projects that i shoot/direct....playing more video games these days...i like to spend time at this pinball place that you can bring your own beer to down the street....and movies

      • FrancesClair FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        6 years ago

        except that now i have TOO MANY IDEAS. well i always do but yeah .... what do you do in your free time?

      • JJ FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        6 years ago

        you are welcome!

      • FrancesClair FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        6 years ago

        noted. i don't know if you saw, but i decided to listen to a bunch of pixies music and while i'd love to blame you for now having like five of their songs stuck in my head, it's done wonders to get the creative juices regarding my writing going :]

      • JJ FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        6 years ago

        jose jones will suffice :)

      • FrancesClair FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        6 years ago

        and i figured it out. crackity jones ... is that what i should call you now? haha

  • Questions

    No questions have been answered yet