In case you live in a cave on Tatooine... Carrie Fisher, my princess and the world's princess -is dead. 2016 is the worst year in recent history if you ask me. Even though I achieved an important goal in my life I would trade it for one more year of life for my love, Princess Leia.
I remember when I met Carrie Fisher by accident (as opposed to meeting her at a convention or something). I had just arrived in L.A. and had gotten a job at a movie theater in the UCLA (college) area. I was tearing tickets fast because a popular movie was playing and people were streaming in fast; occasionally looking up at the customers who were handing them to me. By pure coincidence I looked up and was literally 2 feet from the face of Carrie Fisher. All this was in 1990 so she was still young and quite beautiful. Well I was aghast!!! I started stumbling with my words and stuttered as I told her what theater to go to. She looked at me with that, "You jerk" look and frowned as she walked away.
After she left I was kicking myself, telling myself that I shouldn't have lost my cool like that! Fuck me!!! Anyway that day's luck wasn't finished with me. Thank goodness she came back to the lobby to wait for the luckier schmuck that was to be her date that night. I had a chance to apologize to her and she accepted it gracefully. I said to her that I never believed that after coming to Los Angeles I would meet her. And she said incredulously, "You came to LOS ANGELES (the movie capital of the world) and never thought YOU WOULD MEET ME???" We both just laughed and then her chump-date came in and they took off to the movie theater.
Later on that day she came back to the lobby to search for the restroom. It was crowded and you could see how small she was. Barely over 5 feet! She looked annoyed at all of the bigger people around her but of course she was the biggest one in the theater that night! Hahahaha.
Anyway it was one of the highlights of my life. And to think that it was UNPLANNED made it even better. It made me realize that even though I hate life very, very much I can't hate it totally. There's some good still in it's apparently random behavior. It was random enough to send me the Princess and allowed me to have a small conversation with her.
Goodbye, Princess Leia -see you soon! 'Cause we all gotta go one day, you know!
I'm George Alan Booker and I created the character known as Zombie Racer and then everyone and his mother started turning it into shitty video games and smelly gym shoes on the Internet so now it's just all over the damn place. Anyway I used to work in comic books, animation, and TV advertising storyboarding. Now I'm returning to comics again with the start of this website. Check the site ledger on the Home Page (Graphic Storytelling.com and Gallery subheadings listings) for samples of my artwork. Follow me on Facebook at www.facebook.com/zombieracer for satirical jokes and political commentary (it's where I chill at).