I think all this love came from seeing the livestream last night. It really made me re-realise my immense love for this fandom. Unfortunately I couldn't watch a lot of the fan charity livestream due to our guests but I was able to watch the last 2 hours on my iPod last night. The main things they did while I was watching was the auction and they slushie'd each other. The amount they managed to raise was amazing! On the auction alone they managed to make $474, plus other money they were donating from tweets etc. I think the total is over $500. That is so amazing. It just shows how we can make a difference. These amazing girls stayed up for 24 hours to help raise money for a cause that people they love and admire have chosen to support. The fact that fans are willing to do that is just so amazing to me. I swear, I love the people in this fandom almost as much as I love the people it's centered around. Maybe it's the same in other fandoms, I've never been a part of a fandom until Starkid, but there is such an overwhelming sense of community that surrounds Team StarKid. It never fails to blow me away. I love it so much.
For some reason today I had a big surge of Julia-love. If you've ever properly talked about StarKid with me then you'll know that I absolutely love and adore Julia Albain. Ever since I read her book I have been a little bit obsessed with her, her writing and her views on life. I feel like she is what I want to be, I almost feel like she is how I would be if I had been born and raised in America. Her writing is wonderful and inspiring. Ordering Julia Albain's book was one of the best things I've ever done, it changed my life. Since reading it I have been more inspired to write. It's also made me more accepting of learning. For some reason, it just made me want to know more, not more about anything in particular, just more information. The book just kind of opened my eyes to new things and made me want to experience more. It lives by my bed and I dip into it whenever I'm feeling down or confused. It's almost become my handbook and I know I will take it with me everywhere. I would love to meet Julia Albain. I don't know how much I'd be able to say to her if I actually met her, I want to talk to her but I've built her up so much in my head I don't know how I would react. I want to be able to talk to her so much. She offers acting/writing/life coaching and, if I ever need it I might have to contact her about it, I almost want to try to write a book so I can get her advice on it but I know that's unfair so I won't do it.
So yeah, today I was just feeling the StarKid love and decided to blog about it!