Awkward, Part Deux

July 13, 2012 § Leave a comment

Last night was kind of amazing. I went to The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl event in Santa Clara. They were screening episode 2 and Issa Rae was there. Afterwards she took pictures with anyone who wanted one. Life is good.

I didn’t bond with her on a deep, soul shaking level. I didn’t attempt to communicate my profound appreciation for the work that she does. I didn’t even mention the fact that we kind of look alike. I just kind of nervously said hello, apologized for the coldness of my hands, and then we took a picture and I was on my way.

Anyway, the episode was thoroughly amazing, and I learned a few unexpected things about the show. Like, White Jay was never supposed to make it past Season 1, Episode 5, when he first appeared. He was supposed to be a little competition for Fred for that episode and that was all, but the response to him was so overwhelming and so positive that they kept him around and, (spoiler alert) eventually, they ended up together. I also found out that his name wasn’t originally “White Jay” it was just “Jay,” but the fans kept referring to him at “White Jay” and it just stuck. God bless social media.

I can’t wait until episode 3!


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