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don’t shoot your heroes

I'm not an autograph hound. It's just not in my nature. I enjoy the thrill of a celebrity encounter as much as the next guy, but I never feel compelled to get an autograph or ask to have my picture taken with them. I just don't really see the point, to be honest. I don't need a photo to remind myself of the experience, and I don't feel the need to prove it to others, so I don't really bother. (This is more or less the same reason why I don't have photos of myself in front of landmarks or exotic places). Which isn't to say I haven't collected some autographs. But it was never just for the sake of the signing. What was signed was just as important. Ben Lee signed my iPod, for example. Neil Gaiman signed my old work badge.  Stuff like that. Read more [...]