For Chris’ birthday, Haley and I teamed up to make this shitty Rebel Alliance insignia thing out of cupcakes. On the cut-out under the cupcakes, I wrote “DIX OR DIE”, because we can never let him live that tattoo down.
I still can’t believe Ariel’s dead. Working on this memorial show and everything is so surreal. The amount of attention it’s getting is surreal, too. The original Facebook event page already has almost 500 people attending, it’s been in the Hanford Sentinel, and apparently, ABC 30 is doing a story on it soon. It’s fucking mind-blowing. It’s awesome to see so much love for Ariel, but it’s intimidating to have so many eyes on The Bel-Tower, especially given our current troubles. We’re choosing to look at it as a “blessing”, though; with all the attention, especially for an event like this, which show-cases the community aspect of what we do (and the fact that we’re not a bunch of drunken heathens), we might be able to get a lot of support and maybe even financial backing from all kinds of people who might never have known about us before. It’s a slippery slope, but we’re hoping for the best. Either way, we want this show to be great for Ariel, even if it does end up hurting us. She totally deserves it.
Rest in peace, Ariel Gieseman. I promise I’m gonna write that zine we were going to collaborate on. I hope I can do it justice for you.