I took my train at 5am, blablabla, got into Paris at 9, and got at the Album shop where the Heroes
signing was held at 9:30. They were handing out tickets starting at 10, on a first come, first served basis, and I got #23 (dun dun duuunnn). The signing itself didn't start until 1, and Zarina (canadian_turtle
) didn't get into town until 2:15, so I pretty much dicked around the St-Michel area for the rest of the morning. Went to the Notre-Dame cathedral, got hit on and given a 6€ Eiffel Tower keychain, McLunched, and went back to the store to get a Tim Sale limited collector's artwork thing for the guys to sign later. It can be seen in the pilot, actually, so I'll make a screencap and show you guys.
Then I went out again to queue for the signing, got my camera within hand's reach, and at maybe 12:50 I looked back to the main entrance and ZOMG!ISTHATONEZACHARYQUINTOTHERE? omgyesitwas. And no one else seemed to freaking notice!!!
So I went up to, like, 4 feet from him, stole a paparalike picture and just pretty much froze rooted to the ground. Right there. In the middle of the sidewalk. Then HE turns to me, smiles and says "Bonjour!" and by then I'm about DEAD from teh guh
ness of it all.
I mumble a response that might have sounded like the verbal equivalent of keysmash and go all quiet again, petrified. Then a guy who was there with him and Jeph Loeb (let's call him Red Shirt) starts telling them a story, and BY THE WAY PEOPLE STILL AREN'T NOTICING O_O !!1! And I see Zach's not really listening much, so I tell myself it's now or never and ask, all aflush, "Excuse me, would you mind taking a picture with me?"
And Zach - OMG he is the nicest ever *squee* - goes like, "Oh, sure! What's your name?"
Me: (jhgdjhgjjhg) Adeline.
Him: Nice to meet you, Adeline, I'm Zach. *shakes hand*
Me: I know!
Ugh, sdjklfhkj!!! So I'm still holding up my camera, and Zach says about the picture, "We need someone to take it."
Jeph Loeb turns round and offers lkjkhjgjhhsa and because he is so cool (or because my camera is ancient crap lolz) he accidentally takes TWO. Haha! WIN. I ♥ him now. The pictures are in my previous, locked post. As you can see, he put his arm around my shoulders JKDHJKDASGHJKGFAFKJG, so naturally, I put mine in his back, heh. :p
After Jeph hands me the camera back, Zach goes, "So, Adrienne? Is that - was that your name? I'm sorry."
Me: (lawls!) Adeline
Him: Oh, Adeline! How do you spell it?
Oh, it was so cute.
Then he asked if I was going inside [for the signing] so I said yes and proceeded to tell him about Zar who came all this way just because he was at the festival tomorrow... He seemed touched and said "I'll sign a picture for her! :D" Then he asked if we were going to the festival tomorrow, and said it's going to be lots of fun, to which I replied, "I hope so!" And he PROMISED me. Promised! He said, "I promise
we're gonna have a lot of fun!"
Words cannot at all describe the complete and utter inner squee.
Then people FINALLY took notice and swarm of them came flocking for pictures, and then Tim Kring got there, and everyone got inside and the queue was organized by the back door. I finally got in at around 2:00, got my stuff signed by Tim Kring, who made me spell my name, then Zachary, who remembered it (pointed at me and exclaimed "Adeline! How are you?" kjhdkjsgjhsdghj\ffd), Jeph Loeb, and got them to sign for Zar as well. Mission accomplished. Because my brain (heh) was on the fritz so much, I couldn't really think of anything thoughtful to say (besides spelling out our names for Tim Kring, lolz) but I took notice of how nice and patient they were to everyone! Zach spoke French to people, which did nothing to help with the brain-fritzing, as you can imagine. He said "Bonjour! Comment allez-vous?" in the most adorable voice and I died about a million and one times.
For the curious, Kring's autographs read "To: [Name] / Tim Kring;" Zachary's "[Name] - / Mes meilleurs voeux! / Zachary Quinto / "Sylar" " (kjdsghj\d with the French again. It means Best wishes
), and Jeph Loeb's "[Name]! / Save the world / Jeph Loeb." I'll post a picture later, if you guys are interested.
Then I left, because I'd been talking to fellow fans further in the queue and didn't want to take up too much time, so I said "See you tomorrow, guys!" and Loeb replied with a hearty, "Great! Lookin' forward to it!" Hee.
Just when I stepped out and went back to tell the people I'd talked with in the line how it went down, Zarina called me from the train station to tell me she was coming to me on her own so I needn't go and fetch her there. Twenty minutes later, we met up and went back to the shop, where we talked some more with people I met while waiting, Jules and Hélène from the Heroes-France.com forum. We waited for Zach to come out and when he did, we were all like, "Zach! This is Zarina from The Netherlands!" And he was like, "Oh, you're the one!" So he happily posed for a picture with her (which, in the absence of Mr. Loeb, I had to take *pfft!* :p) and then of course he got mobbed by tons of other fans. Oops.
Jules managed to get his picture taken as well, I managed to get Zarina's and Zachary's All-Star Converse clad 4 feet in the same picture (ZACHRINA OTP Y/N?) but by that point there were camera crews and photographers on top of crazed fans, so it was a little bit insane. He went to his car and then ROLLED DOWN THE WINDOW to talk to fans some more OMG I LUFF HIM JHJSDHFKJA! Zar took a couple more awesome pictures. Then he left and we waved and he waved back, heeeeeee. We were SO HYPER. Then Tim Kring and Jeph Loeb left in the same car, and we never saw more of them.
Until tomorrow. HEEEE!! Also, we went to check out Le Grand Rex with Jules afterwards, so we'll know our way around the place when we get there. Yay! merry_holdwine
, call me tomorrow morning if you'd like to meet up and sit together (with me and Zar and Jules
) in the theater. OMG IT'S GONNA BE GREAT.
I LOVE THE WORLD. SYLAR BLESS YOU ALL. *HUGS TREES ALL AROUND* HEEEEEE.