Let’s take a bit of a break from the self-reflection and brooding for a tribute to one of my favorite actors of all time. Nathan Fillion. Warning: Massive Fangirling Ahead. Content may not be suitable for the sane of mind.
Let me tell a short little story. Today was my family’s last day of vacation. The end of this brief little reprieve from reality. We spent our last day mostly just walking, eating, and enjoying the view. At one point we went down a walking trail right off the shore. A popular walking area with a gorgeous view. On the way back, I was focused on the ground in front of me and lost in my own thoughts. Going through my daily existential crisis. As I do. Suddenly my mother yanked at my arm in an attempt to pull it free from my socket. My sister started whacking my other arm. I figured either there was a bee on top of me or someone on the walkway behind me had a gun. I like to consider myself an optimist. Evidently, while on my own planet, I had missed Nathan Fillion walking right past us. I did get a good creep shot of his back while he was taking photos of the beautiful view though. I didn’t want to bother him or make a scene. I don’t know what I would have said anyway.
Let me back up for a second. I love Nathan Fillion. My brother forced me to watch “Doctor Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog” in 8th grade and my life has not been my own since that fateful day. I watched all of How I Met Your Mother, memorized the Assassins soundtrack, and watched all the Neil Patrick Harris interviews I could find. I watched the entirety of The Guild and have recently started Supernatural and I love Charlie. I tore through Firefly, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Dollhouse, and Angel. I even watched The Big Bang Theory. My point is, I love every actor, writer, and director of that Webseries. I’ve watched it more times than I am willing to admit.
I am a browncoat. Captain Malcolm Reynolds is my captain and always will be. He’s one of my all-time favorites. It’s hard not to find Captain Hammer amusing too. I’ve wavered back and forth on whether or not to watch Castle for years. Let’s take this as a sign.
Moments like these are pretty exciting. I still can’t comprehend that this actually happened. Once it does sink in, I’m going to be really furious with myself for looking down at my feet instead of watching my surroundings. Still, it’s an exciting thing to be so close to one of your heroes. Fun fact; they’re regular average human beings too. Sometimes they visit the same places you do and take the same photos you take. Sometimes life delivers the craziest random moments. Today I passed Captain Malcolm Reynolds on an afternoon walk. How insane is that?