Hitting the Fan

Ah, shit…

There’s been an update on BotCon and it’s fairly upsetting; we’re not having a multi day convention this year. It looks like 2022 is our best bet. I’m a little upset, but it’s understandable; we’re not going to be anywhere near normal until the end of this year. Even with the vaccines, we’ll have to wear masks for a bit longer. So no, having a convention this year is a horrible idea. It would end up being a super-spreader event, no doubts in my mind.

I’m also not all that torn up about it because of Pete. He’s extremely problematic and yes, he’s straightened up quite a bit, he still leaves a foul taste in my mouth.

I can’t help it. His blind support of Trump really bothered me. Once I learned he was part of The Cult, I just couldn’t see him in the same light ever again. I want to see BotCon come back, but I really don’t want Pete to be a part of it. Or at the very least, be a minimal part of it.

The weather has warmed considerably. The snow we got on Sunday and Monday is slowly melting. The roads look fairly decent. Sidewalks are getting better. We don’t have long until spring; in a few weeks, I might be able to start doing my walks again. I wouldn’t mind it, if the temperature warms a little.

Prime has been thinking of continuing to wear a mask while out in public; he doesn’t trust people to keep their diseases to themselves. I want to do the same. I honestly don’t think I’ll ever be able to trust people again. The whole thing with Trump, finding out that a third of this country would be fine with killing the other two thirds, and this entire, nauseating experience with the pandemic has killed my trust in most people. The very idea of protecting others by wearing a mask becoming so politicized makes me physically ill.

I sometimes wonder if America is inherently broken.

About Silverwynde

I'm a Transformers fan, Pokémon player, Brewers fan and all-out general nerd. I rescue abandoned Golett, collect as many Bumblebee decoys and figures as I can find and I've attended every BotCon--official and non--since 1999. I'm also happily married to a fellow Transfan named Prime and we were both owned by a very intelligent half-Siamese cat, who crossed the Rainbow Bridge on June 16, 2018. We still miss him. But we're now the acting staff of a Maine Coon kitty named Lulu, who pretty much rules the house. Not that we're complaining about that.
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